Since going red nine months ago, I’m still navigating the exact shade that looks best on me, and I last refreshed the gingery hue myself via a box of at-home color. It did the trick for the time being, and as much as I know about beauty, there’s nothing like having a talented colorist work on your tresses!
I loved listening to Sherry wax poetic about mixing color which takes a keen eye, understanding of the product used, and from what I could gather, a deep knowledge of the numbering system for the colors and even some chemistry. Most of this, of course, goes on behind the scenes, so I don’t think most people have the opportunity to fully appreciate the thought process that goes into procuring the perfect color. Talking to Sherry after my salon visit, she gave me the breakdown of my hair before, during, and after the process;
“To describe your haircolor on the day that we met…it wasn’t bad, but it just needed some TLC. You are naturally a warm ginger shade, so I went in and erased some of the existing haircolor with deeper amber shades while also creating light golden ribbons throughout your hair style. Warmth looks GREAT on you, with your light eye color, porcelain skin, and of course your natural haircolor. What I did was create a glow from within your hairstyle with the CORRECT shades.“
The end result, of course, ended up being stunning, and while at the salon I felt assured that I would end up with a hue to match my personality, lifestyle, and looks, in Sherry’s able hands. While there, I also received a cut a trim and blow out from Alicia Delbrey, the Creative Artistic Director at Salon Ratay, who travels with Sherry when shes comes to NYC. Love my look? Been craving a color change? Or a little bit of a color update? Book an appointment with Sherry Ratay at Salon Ratay in Orlando, Florida (407-330-5151) or contact the Julien Farel Salon Madison Avenue location for an appointment (212) 888-8988) when Sherry’s in New York City!