I had toyed with letting my hair go grey after years of dyeing, but I enjoyed the fun I could have changing the colour. Of course, I also thought thought keeping my hair coloured was more youthful.....until I saw a recent image of myself.
Both my sisters have gone that beautiful silver grey and it suited them which I envied. Unfortunately, my hair was going grey very unevenly, so I figured I would just continue with the dyeing process. Recently I realised the grey roots were coming through more obviously and needed attention every 4-6 weeks instead of every 8 weeks.
Finally, a picture taken for my work website recently revealed I had been failing to consider the fact my skin tone had changed and that colouring was aging. So, it was time to do something.
Over the years I had been to Buoy Salon & Spa in Wellington so I set up a consultation and resolved to trust their recommendation.
I met with Colour Director, Chinney Yeap and Master Stylist, Bev Dodd who listened to my concerns, and fears about not wanting to be boring. Both Chinney and Bev came up with a colour transformation and style that would work for me. They gave me the confidence to begin the process to transition to grey.
So, a week later the process began. Now before you switch off thinking, ‘she didn’t have to pay for any of this, it was done in exchange for advertising or plugging Buoy Salon’, wrong, I paid for the service and products myself. I am so pleased with the results and with the confidence Chinney and Bev gave me I wanted to share it with you and encourage those of you considering transitioning to grey to have a consultation with the best you can find.
I asked Chinney and Bev to share their thoughts from our initial consultation.
Chinney Yeap – Colour Director
“To grey or not to grey? How do I work with my grey? These are questions I face with my clients everyday. My mission is to transform the way woman feel about grey. It's not the enemy but do we have to look old? No. My passion is creating bespoke colour for each and every woman and teaching them how to see their grey in a different light whether is softening their root colour or going blonde or something else all together! I was so excited to go on this journey with Pauline.
I wanted to give her a colour that would make her feel fresh and youthful and show off the texture of her beautiful curls complementing Bev’s gorgeous haircut. We spoke about taking Pauline lighter to blend the Grey rather than trying to force them away behind a heavy blanket of high maintenance colour. I think she looks absolutely stunning and was so pleased she put her trust in us to give her a makeover”.
Bev Dodd – Master Stylist
“I'm so glad I was given the opportunity to cut Pauline's hair. On our first consultation I could see that she that she was ready for a seriously quality haircut. A Haircut that would not only suit her face shape and compliment her features but one that would bring her beautiful natural curl back to life and be easy to style herself at home. I believe Chinney and I nailed it with this fresh new look. It was a pleasure for me to do the transformation along with Chinney”.
I am thrilled with the results, the colour now compliments my skin tone and it takes me 10 minutes in the morning to repair any pillow hair, it just bounces back into shape. Even the Wellington wind can’t beat it.
From the moment I walked in the door, through the colouring process and the cut I was treated to the most professional and friendly service. This, along with the final results, is why I want to share my experience of transitioning to grey and encourage you if you are thinking of making the change, to find a salon like Buoy Salon & Spa if you are not based in Wellington. It is worth seeking out only the best.
To finish, I did purchase a range of recommended products
At Home Care for Pauline’s Hair
At home care is key to ensuring each client can care for and style their hair beautifully between their appointments. Smartbond at home Conditioner will care for the colour and Kerastase Discipline range to pump as much goodness into the hair and combat the frizz.