Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Night at the Salon










This morning as I blow-dried my hair, I realized that it was the last possible day I could live with it without a trim. The ends were stringy, dry, split, and no matter what I did to them (flat-iron, serum, conditioner, drenching them in a torrential rainstorm), they didn't look ANY better. So thank goodness I had my Urbaca Salon appointment for a hair cut this evening. I first headed to Urbaca two weekends ago for a facial from Sherry Okamura (shared my experience here), and couldn't wait to return for more of the spa-level treatment I experienced during my first visit.

Tonight I had my hair cut and beautifully styled by Caitlyn on the team. She was absolutely awesome to talk to - we seriously talked weddings, boyfriends, and travel the entire time - and the two hours I spent at Urbaca flew by like they were minutes. I usually make smalltalk with my hair stylist but on this trip I really felt like the conversation that flowed was pretty organic and engaging. Ben actually texted me many times asking if I was dead and I was so preoccupied and didn't respond that he was driven to examine traffic reports for accidents. (Sorry Ben, just great conversation!)

After giving me a much needed trim (here's a before), Caitlyn smoothed my fly-aways with an awesome product and then set in on my make-up. She's the awesome make-up artist that assists on wedding make-up and it's no wonder. She not only applied flattering make-up that didn't overwhelm my face, but she taught me how to do it myself. I don't know how many times I've attempted a smoky eye and ended up looking like the victim of a fight. She showed me each step with a mirror, made me look fabulous (if I do say so myself) and then personally wrote down a list of products I should buy and use. I am absolutely going to follow her tips for the future and for my wedding as the make-up she gave me didn't look or feel too heavy on my face.

Obviously, once I left my dreamy hair and make-up experience, I went home and forced pajama-ed Ben to take photos of me (again, sorry Ben!) and then forced my unhappy and napping cat to join in on the fun. Excuse the yellow-ish lighting in our apartment. But the moral of this story is that Urbaca Salon is honest-to-goodness the best salon experience I've had in Portland (and I am racking up the experiences from NW salons and SW salons). I am even switching my current hair salon for Urbaca and keeping them in mind for any make-up and facial services that I ever need done. Their services run about $40+ for a hair cut and $55+ for makeup and you can find more info on their website. 

*My Urbaca appointments were complimentary but I wasn't obligated to review or recommend their services. I'm seriously just crazy about this salon!

17 comments

  1. Your hair looks so healthy and gorgeous! Nothing compares to that "post-salon" hair look. Love it!

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  2. Caitlyn did an awesome job with your hair. I love the soft bounce at the ends of your hair! :)

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  3. Your hair and make up are absolutely flawless!

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  4. Alberto Hugo RojasOctober 23, 2014 at 1:45 AM

    LOVELY

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  5. I am going next week and I can't wait!! Also, this totally makes me think of the time that we met at Little Bird and Ben thought you were dead due to our lack of Instas. LOL.

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  6. Hahah! I had totally forgotten about this! :) What're you getting done?

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  7. I'm getting hair and makeup as well - yours turned out so great! It looks gorgeous!!

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  8. Love this! Hope you'll stop by my blog & follow along!

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  9. I have loved my treatments at Urbaca!! Such amazing people!

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  10. Nice! Looking good!! So is Winston's bf

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  11. Jana | Merlot MommyOctober 23, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    I'm always looking for a good hair stylist!

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  12. Haha yup, I'm always forcing Martin to take photos of me. Poor guy!! And your make-up is so flawless, I used to get mine done professionally all the time... it's been too long! xo

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  13. What a lovely kitty! And your hair looks great!

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  14. Your hair is absolutely gorgeous and looks so silky!

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  15. You look flawless!

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