I was due for a cut and colour last week and decided for logistics reasons to try the Stylebar at De Ville centre in Durbanville. Besides the no-traffic cruise over the hill to get there – what a pleasure – I am so glad I tried De Ville. We see and hear a lot from their Tygervalley store down the road but don’t hear much about this branch. Besides being beautifully decorated the stylists were so warm and welcoming, efficient and passionate about hair! I felt they paid a lot of attention to the details.
As a dedicated blonde I’ve never in my life ‘gone darker for winter’ so I thought I would give it a try. The dark blonde I wanted was inspired by Taylor Swift’s hair colour, so I brought a couple of pictures along and I think they recreated the colour perfectly after checking the condition of my hair. It is also actually a close match to my natural hair colour so I think the regrowth won’t even be noticeable and it matches my eyebrows too. When I was brought my cappuccino my stylist Kerryn told me she had looked for the biggest mug she could find…that’s the way to my heart right there, even without the fact they got my colour spot on.
It is so nice to have a real change for a few months. They say a change is as good as a holiday – not sure about that, but it does come close! It’s quite invigorating to have a fresh start. This is the result under the salon lighting – it tends to look more blonde in certain lighting and a bit darker in other lighting, which I really like.
I also thought it would be fun to look back at my Style Bar journey so far and compare the evolution of my hair over the past few months. These are the incarnations it has been through. After years of very long, Barbie-blonde hair it has been quite an out-the-box experience. If you live in the Northern Suburbs I would really recommend Style Bar in De Ville Centre. The parking was a breeze, the salon quick and easy to access, and the stylists are really friendly and dedicated. To book you can call 021-975 8440.