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Hair Color Transformation

www.ilonashine.comMy client and a good friend Elena came to me with dark brown hair and a desire to go blond. I couldn’t agree more, she was born to be a blonde!  I knew that in order to go lighter I had to lighten her hair gradually (3 appointments to be exact) thus minimizing damage to her hair and her mental state. Yes, I know to some people changing hair color can be a bit of a shocker but not in this case. My anti-aging philosophy has always been simple: “Clean-tan-free skin, lighter hair and clean make-up will take years off anyone wanting to look a little younger”. With this in mind I went to work to create a refreshed version of Elena. As you can see, the end result was well worth the wait. Very Pretty!!!

Before You Chop, Consider This…

Last week I came back from celebrating New Years in the Big Apple. I had a lot of fun but couldn’t wait to come back and share my latest news with you. I had a write up in “Russian America” newspaper and it was nice to be recognized in the Russian community.
Even though it is printed in Russian language, you can paste and copy it into Google translator to read it.

Click on the link here  http://www.therussianamerica.com/web_NEWS/articles/12616/1/

Now back to hair!

With the new year comes the temptation to reinvent yourself! One of our favorite ways to shake things up is with a drastic cut or color. But we’re all fallen victim to the post-makeover. Here are a few things to consider before making the leap into a new YOU.

Chop, Chop

With the darling short cuts debuted in 2012, it can be tempting to follow suit. A drastic haircut can be cathartic; a tangible symbol of getting rid of excess baggage. But make sure to look before you leap short hair is a big decision, and it can take years to grow it back to its former glory and some of the in-between stages are not so pretty. So before you chop, consider this: Read More

Before & After From Dark to Caramel

Last week I have been asked to participate in an image makeover show where I was given 45 minutes to update contestant’s hair color. The contestant was a young Asian woman who had naturally very dark hair color. “I have been faced with this dilemma before”, I thought. A lot of people with dark hair want their hair color updated but end up with brassy, fried hair or worst yet, completely wrong hair color for their complexion. So how to get out of the rut of the same old dark color and get a transformation of a lifetime? Read More

Before & After From Blond to Red

She came in looking kind of drab and wanting a new look to kick start her acting career. And I don’t blame her! In this town full of blonds you certainly can get overlooked even when you are extremely talented. So a few hours later she finally revealed her true self. Golden-red and unstoppable. Now I can spot her a mile away and so will the industry. Welcome to Hollywood!