Aveda Colour at Kamigata

Morning All

I’ve been experimenting lots with my hair lately so I thought I’d share with you. Especially for our South Wales followers as the salon I’m loving is a Cardiff one.

For ages I got my hair done in Guy Christian. I’m a believer in you get what you pay for and love a luxury salon as it feels like a feel treat. After telling myself I couldn’t afford it I became a groupon gal and jumped from salon to salon. I convinced myself I was happy but after a few disasters when I saw Kamigata advertising on Facebook for colour models I jumped at the chance.

Kamigata is a salon in St David’s 2 and whenever I’ve walked past I’ve wanted to try it. Anyone who knows me will know over the past 6 months I’ve experimented with my hair a lot but after a few disasters at the hairdressers (they died it pink but it didn’t take to half my hair so looked fruit salad esque, when they ‘fixed’ it two weeks later with lilac again it didn’t fully take!) after this I decided to do it myself. After the condition started to get bad in Jan I had a good 5 inches cut of my hair and it died brown to make it healthy.

As soon as the hair dye went on I wasn’t happy. I didn’t feel like my hair was me, I felt bland an unhappy with it and quickly ended up putting a blonde box dye on it.


The first transformation by Matthew!

Kamigata were asking for hair models to test out the new Aveda colours. Aveda were a brand that traditionally followed natural hair (you should check out Matthew’s balayage skills. A natural ombre!) but due to the trends of bright colours have released some amazing pinks and blues which can be mixed to make other colours.


In daylight. I love the shade it came out.

After a chat with Matthew I felt in much more capable hands. He lifted my hair all over so it was an even base an applied the pink from the collection. We applied it wet at first so it had a toner effect and left my hair with a gorgeous rose pink effect (this is what I want for summer!) as we were playing around with colour we decided to go brighter! Here is the amazing effect.


As it started to fade it turned a lush rose colour!

The thing that has impressed me the most with the Aveda colours is the gorgeous way they fade. No patchy fades and washed out to a soft rose pink then back to basically blonde.


The faded effect!

After this we decided to play more. Let’s go three colours. We used the pink mix from before, the blue and mixed the blue with bleach to give a purple colour. I love how mixable the colours are to get results you like. You can get totally different shades of pinks, purples and blues.


eeek it looks scary!


The finished result.



I love how the green and blue poke through.

Unfortunately my hair has to be normal for the next 8 weeks. I’m totally converted to Matthew. I totally trust him to do whatever to my hair as I feel like he already knows me. It’s been ages since I trusted someone so much with my hair! I can’t wait to let him play again once my brother’s wedding is over!


Again it faded to lush icey tones!


and back to rose pink! I couldn’t be happier with how it fades!


And here we are now. I can’t wait till next Thursday for Matthew to work his magic! We are thinking blonde/ash toned next!

Are you someone that experiments with hair? If you’re South Wales based I can’t recommend Matthew enough. He’s done some beautiful work.

Love M


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feel like I should say this isn’t a sponsered post nor did kamigata know I was a blogger. I just struggle to find a hairdresser I trust and wanted to share when I have find a good one!

1 Comment

  1. Leanne Cornelius
    May 28, 2014 / 9:03 pm

    So many pretty colours, I'm always in awe of your hair! xLeanne – A Slice of My Life

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