Finding the perfect salon in the city is already work within itself. Trying to find an affordable, amazing salon is even harder.Well finding the perfect hair stylist is still a work in progress for me. I've been able to try one salon a couple months ago but the price is like 2.5 times what I'd pay at other places outside of NYC. Try having no time to even go to a salon to get your roots fixed. The last couple weeks my roots have been looking absolutely terrible. It's at the awkward stage of not too long to pay an expensive price to get it fixed but the roots themselves are noticeable. Not to mention I've started to get a couple of little lovely strands I hate. After a week of complaining and thinking I'd have to wait it out, my husband sent me a link. That link happened to be to eSalon. So what is it? They curate custom formulas for you to diy your roots or all of coloring. How does it work? You fill out a questionnaire, upload a picture of yourself, and wait for your box to be delivered. I was quick to fill out all the necessary info when I had the option of trying it for only $10. What did I have to lose? Here is my experience.
Above is my personalized box. The color is made just for me. All of the items were nicely placed in the box. Inside was a personalized instruction sheet with a sticker to use to pin the instructions up for you to see. So thoughtful.
After reading through the instructions I grabbed an old towel, rubberbands, and all the items in my kit to set up in the bathroom. Above is everything I needed. You have the option of using the brush with a bowl or the bottle of coloring. I mixed in the bottle but then poured in a bowel to use the brush.
Here is my before picture (yes, there are a couple light pieces in there.)
After pinning my instructions, again reading them, and then putting my towel on; it was time to separate my hair in four sections.
After separating it and rubbing some of the coloring remover around my face it was time to put the coloring on my roots. I started in the front and moved to the back. Obviously, no pictures because my hands were occupied. It took about 15 minutes. You have to be super careful to only get your roots. It can be a little hard doing the back of your head alone. Once coloring is on you must keep on for 30 minutes. After the timer goes off its time to wash it out. They supply you with the shampoo and conditioner. Tip: Wash out the color as much as you can before placing shampoo in. If you don't it will feel super oily when drying your hair and will result in having to wash it again.
You might not be able to tell how awesome my roots look in this picture but they do!! I was so worried it was going to be uneven but the root touch up matched my balayage hair perfectly! I'm obsessed. I can't wait to see how long the color lasts. I highly recommend eSalon!! I know I'm not talented to do my complete coloring alone but I do know I can save time and money by fixing my roots myself until I make it to the salon.
Cheers to covering up roots and trying eSalon!