How I Got Lighter Hair Without Damaging It (ft. Rob Pizzuti)

Ever since I got my hair dyed back in October, I’ve loved experimenting with different hair styles. My hair is naturally very dark (not jet black though) so whenever I style it, it’s not that noticeable. The natural tones of brown that Rob Pizzuti added to my hair were absolutely perfect so when I got my haircut and a lot of the colour was gone, I was quite upset. Thankfully, Rob was there to the rescue and a couple of weeks later, I went back to Blyss to get my hair dyed for the spring/summer.

We went for the same concept like last time which were the colours on my glasses but added more golden-y brown pieces. Like I said a while back, I don’t have a lot of experience when it comes to dying my hair but people always told me how whenever you go from dark to light, your hair will feel dead and unhealthy because of the bleach. That was my biggest concern so when Rob offered to do my hair the first time, I was really anxious about that.

The great thing about everyone at Blyss Salon is that they’re very welcoming and are more than happy to answer any of your questions which is why I thought for this post, I’d add in a few hair tricks and tips I’ve learned recently alongside showing the process of my hair transformation.
Before anything happened, Rob and I discussed the concept of what would happen to my hair. Basically, we were going for a high impact but low maintenance look at the end. If you’re like me, then you probably don’t get your hair done every few months (which can get expensive very quickly) so a low maintenance look is fab because you can grow out your hair and not need to worry about touching my the roots so often.

Since my hair is very dark and I was going for a lighter look (even more dramatic than last time), we used Pai Shau’s Biphasic Infusion to add moisture to prevent all those negative things you hear about going from dark to light. After letting it sit for a few minutes, we began the colouring process.
Instead of purely using aluminium foil, Rob uses a combination of saran wrap and aluminium foil. He uses the saran wrap on the back to keep an eye on it before using foil on the sides and front of my face. We ended up toning it to achieve more of a beige gold look instead as well.

During the styling portion of the appointment, I learned how to add a bit of volume to my hair (without any products) which is a huge look for me to achieve. I’ve been using Pai Shau’s Volume Opulent Spray which has worked wonders but I also learned that if you blow dry you hair the complete opposite way of the way you’ll wear it, it’ll add a bit of volume. For my hair, it only adds a bit because it’s so heavy but if you don’t struggle with that then you’ll probably achieve a more voluminous look!

Considering I wear my hair both parts, Rob coloured my hair in a way that if I wear it on one part, I have very subtle highlights on top but I flip it to the other side, it’s more dramatic and a lot of the colour will show.

If you want to achieve a similar hair colouring like me, I have to say that you can’t really just ask for balayage or highlights because Rob used a combination of both and to be honest, he makes each of his client’s colouring unique to them so if you are in the Toronto area and would love to get your hair coloured, I strongly strongly recommend checking Rob out at Blyss Salon. I guarantee you that you will not regret it! 

Lastly, like last time, my hair feels healthier after getting it done and that 100% has to do with the Biphasic Infusion for adding moisture to my hair. I also love that you can use it before and after styling your hair depending on what look you want to achieve. If you want to add moisture then use it before but if you want to add shine, then use it after you’re done styling! I tend to use it both ways but mainly use it after only if I’m shooting blog photos that day!

Thank you so much to everyone at Pai Shau, Blyss Salon and especially Rob Pizzuti! Be sure to follow him on Instagram because he has some exciting news that’s coming out soon 🙂
What do you think of the new hair transformation? Let me know in the comments below!


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  1. Shawner11
    April 21, 2017 / 4:00 pm

    Very pretty!! 🙂

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