Some of you might wonder, what is Ombré hair? Ombre hair refers to hair color fading from dark to light, or vice versa. Instead of the color starting from the roots, it gradually becomes lighter, or darker, towards the ends. The word "ombre" in French means shadow or shade.
Back in September of last year my daughter asked me could she get Ombré. She was just about thirteen at the time. Me being a Mother of tough love that does not just give everything to their child on a plate, agreed on one condition. All I asked was to do her best at school for the year and work hard. If I was pleased with her grades then yes she had my blessing. So school is just about to break up for the summer her grades and effort has been amazing so I booked an appointment with Shaddy at Johnny & Co in The Elite Grand Hotel directly opposite BCC.
On arrival Shaddy sat Aoife down and had a little chat to find out her vision. A picture speaks a thousand words and Aoife was prepared. She showed Shaddy exactly what look she was after. She had done some research herself, which is a good little tip with any hairstyle. Sometimes one person’s interpretation of a word may not be yours. With a picture there is no mis communication.
The price was confirmed at BD35 for Ombre and BD25 for a cut and blow-dries BD60 in total.
Aoife was so excited. She wanted to start at her chin in a soft caramel colour.
So the process began by applying the colour to lighten her natural hair. As you can see Aoife is coping well under all that tinfoil. We waited for the product to work its magic.
The next stage was to wash off the colour and a toner was added in and later rinsed out. Caramel colour was then applied for a few minutes to give the desired look. The next step was a haircut to clean up the ends of the hair. I have to take my hat off to Shaddy. He told Aoife not to be taking or moving her head during this process. It is very hard to get a fantastic cut unless you are still. Throughout the whole process Shaddy and his colleagues were utterly professional. Shaddy even took myself and Aoife off to the Men’s salon, which we did not mind as a hair straighten treatment was being carried out on another client. They did not want Aoife to breath in any chemicals. Ten out of ten for that.
Aoife in the picture below after her cut and blow-dry and just about starting the process of putting in some curls.
One very happy teenager upon leaving Johnny & Co. I can highly recommend Shaddy for both male and female clients. My own husband and sister have been using him for many years now and will not go to anyone else on the island. Although originally trained on females I think he is one of the best barbers on the island without a shadow of a doubt. After the care and attention given to Aoife I decided to try Shaddy myself yesterday. Hand on my heart I think I just got the best haircut of my life. Now they have the whole family as clients.
So the moral of the story "work hard and you will be rewarded". I suppose if I had a son it could have been a pair of football boots I could have been blogging about.
School is nearly out and I wish you all a very happy summer and safe travels. I do not get paid to write any blog. However if any company would like me to try out some products I am happy to do so. In return you will receive my honest opinion.
Aisling in Bahrain x