#shiftashade fall hair refresh with Clairol

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So two weekends ago I was given the fabulous opportunity to go to Toronto to #shiftashade with Clairol Nice ‘n Easy.  I have been obsessed with my hair colour for a while now (a natural-looking ombre), but it’s always nice to get a refresh now that the weather is getting colder (as they say, lighter in the summer, darker in the winter).  Plus, I’ve had the mentality that its only hair, it grows back, its changeable, no big deal.

So this takes me to two Sundays ago when I arrived at Hair on the Avenue, the cutest salon located at 112 Avenue Road in Toronto’s Yorkville area.  I was greeted by the Clairol team and then whisked upstairs for my “before” photo before meeting with Clairol consulting colourist Luis Pacheco.  He took a look at my hair and basically said the same thing everyone else in Toronto was saying (I got in the Saturday before and went shopping), that I had really pretty hair.  Since we both loved my colour, we just decided to make it darker on top, subtly changing the colour, but still keeping it ombre.


The colour they used was 6N from the Clairol Nice ‘n Easy line, which was applied to my roots and the taken down halfway, leaving the blond as is. After about 30 minutes of chilling, Instagramming, Snapchatting, and catching up with other bloggers, they washed the colour out then I was whisked upstairs for a makeup refresh and a blowout before doing the “after” photos.

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While my hair was still in its towel drying, makeup pro Robert Weir freshened up my makeup, doing a cat eye look.  After was blowout time and we went with loose, sleek waves.

The result on the colour was very subtle.  The top part of my hair is slightly darker with red undertones.  I absolutely love the result and happy that we kept the look of my hair the same, but with a slight change to it. It wasn’t as dramatic as some of the other looks (make sure to check out Elaine’s from Toronto Beauty Reviews), but dramatic wasn’t what I was going for.  I loved my hair going in, and I absolutely love it now even more after we did the #shiftashade.


Huge thanks go out to the MSL Group, Hair on the Avenue, and especially Clairol and Proctor & Gamble.  I had such a blast with this one and it was such a crazy experience (everyone at home in Winnipeg was like “wait, so you’re going to Toronto to get your hair coloured?), especially getting the before and after shots done.  I also want to mention that I haven’t used home hair colour in many years (since high school when “blonde” turned out as orange), but I was very impressed with the colour and the whole process. My hair looked so shiny and fresh after the colour that I couldn’t stop staring at it.  It’s been almost two weeks and I’m still obsessed with it.  We were also given the Clairol CC cream to use on a weekly basis as a deep conditioning treatment.

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If you would like to try Clairol Nice n’ Easy yourself, click here for a $2 off coupon.

*Some photos in this post courtesy of the MSL Group.

Disclosure: I am a #BeautyUnited blogger. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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