testing out Vidal Sassoon Salonist!

January 8th, 2015


Back in December, I wrote about my love-hate relationship with dyeing my hair, so I was extra excited when I had the opportunity to try out Vidal Sassoon Salonist before it hit the market this month! I love my blonde locks, but trips to the salon are time-consuming and expensive (especially with a baby to account for while I’m there)!

Since I was midway between color appointments, my friend Laura volunteered to try out a brunette shade on her hair — she’s a fellow new mom of three-month-old Wyatt, so we were in the same boat. She’d been rocking an ombre style for a while but was pretty much done with it (I totally understand, having gone ombre for the better part of 2013 and eventually ditched it), so we picked the Light Natural Brown shade for her. The color was close to what she already had, but richer and more vibrant — exactly what she wanted.

And it looks SO GREAT. When she washed it out and dryed her hair, I couldn’t stop telling her how amazing it looked — the color was dimensional and full of depth, showing all the natural tones of her hair and totally avoiding that wig-like appearance you sometimes get with boxed color.

But we get to the before-and-after photos, let me first show you the best part:

Vidal Sassoon 10.Final

Yes. This entire hair-dye adventure was so easy that it fit into the space of one single naptime. It literally took less time to do her whole head than it usually takes me to drive to the salon. (Sigh.) No babysitters to coordinate, no appointments to run late for. (I would like to say “no crying babies,” but Bear is getting his top two teeth, so naptime inevitably involves some tears these days. Wyatt was a little dreamboat though!)

I have a blonde shade sitting in my bathroom cabinet that’s totally gorgeous and after this experience, I’m looking forward to taking the plunge! The trick to getting professional results was to treat the roots and lengths differently (particularly important here because Laura was coming from a lighter shade for the lengths), because your roots are undyed hair and your lengths have been colored dozens of times before. This has been a salon trick for ages, and I’m happy it’s finally coming to the home hair dye market too!

What do you guys think? I love the color on her, and there’s no more exciting makeover than a new mom’s!


Vidal Sassoon 3.Final

{applying color to Laura’s roots — then we used the Vidal Sasson Serum to transform the color for the lengths of her hair!}

Vidal Sassoon 4.Final

{Professional tools make application a breeze and prevent the dye from staining your hands and sink}

Vidal Sassoon 20.Final

{We had to snap an after picture together with Laura’s gorgeous new color!}

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Stacy Dill // Jan 8, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Yes! Love it! How much will it cost approximately and where can you purchase? Also…when? Thanks!

  • 2 katy // Jan 8, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    It’s $14 and available at drugstores starting this week!

  • 3 Stacy Dill // Jan 9, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Wow! So happy to hear about this product! Thanks!

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