Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Hair for the New Year!

With a New Year around the corner comes a refreshing wave of new things to look forward to. Many of us are setting new resolutions for the New Year. Other of us are going for a new look. For the New Year, I'm embracing new hair! I'm trading my traditional long, long locks for a sportier, shorter, textured look. And I'm sharing my experience with you and celebrating the New Year with a Giveaway you don't want to miss! (Details at the end of the post).
To create my new look, I went to Hunter at Seven Salon at Bellevue Square Mall. I actually went to middle and high school with Hunter. I've watched her become an incredible hair stylist over these past few years. So when the opportunity arose to collaborate with her, I was thrilled and couldn't wait to work with her the next time I was home in Seattle.

From start to finish, Hunter was incredible to work with and I had a wonderful time at Seven Salon!
The moment I walked into Seven Salon, I experienced the warm, but exciting atmosphere. As I checked in I was offered complimentary water and coffee. I was led through coat check and into Hunter's styling station.
Hunter and I first went through a brief consultation. We discussed what current products I used for my hair and went through an evaluation of the health of my hair. I also learned at this time how to determine which way best suited parting your hair. And I shared with her a few pictures I snagged from Pinterest of some haircuts I might be interested in pursuing. Together, we decided I would go for a much shorter look with a blunt length but plenty of layers to add natural some natural volume.

(Before Cut)
Hunter took me through a shampoo and deep conditioner process. I felt revitalized and relaxed after Hunter worked the conditioner deep into the roots of my hair. Here's the three products she used:
We then moved into the haircut. One thing I loved about Hunter right after the first snip, she took a step back and made sure I was comfortable with the length. She reassured me and encouraged me to truly go for the shorter length I had showed her at the beginning. And I'm so happy I listened to her and went for the shorter look because I love it! After the cut, Hunter styled my hair with beachy waves. She showed me how to take a flat iron, twist it once, run down the section of the hair, and twist the hair with your finger to let it cool. She finished my look by spritzing my hair with Beach Spray.
At every step of the way, I learned something new about hair health or styling with Hunter. She truly cares about delivering a look, cut, and product that work best for your hair. I can't wait to rock my new hair into the New Year!

INSTAGRAM CONTEST ALERT:

So in honor of celebrating the New Year with New Hair, I'm giving away 3 Free Complimentary Haircut Coupons and 4 $20 off First Haircut Coupons for first time Seven Salon customers. Here's how you can win!:
1. Follow @emmasedition and @hunteratseven on Instagram!
2. Like the Giveaway picture on @emmasedition. It will be posted tomorrow so look out for it!
3. Comment on the picture what new look, hair or style that you want to rock in the New Year!
Washington/Oregon entries only. First time Seven Salon customers only. Winners will have their prizes mailed to them and will be directly messaged on Instagram. Winners can redeem a free haircut or $20 off their first appointment at Seven Salon in Seattle or Bellevue. 
Contest ends: Wednesday January 7th.