(Note to readers: I was compensated for this review, but as always, my opinion remains my own. #eSalon #bLinkBiz #ad)
The stress of recent life is starting to show up through the hairs on my head, where grey hairs—actually white ones—are popping up where brown hair always sprouted, so more visits to my hair salon are in demand, but with all the hair I have, that’s an expensive venture, so I rely on at-home color treatments in between my visits to my fabulous stylist.
She’s not crazy about me taking matters into my own hands, but she gets it. I can go many months between cuts, but not nearly as long without at least a root touch-up, and I’m always nervous about what I’m going to do to my hair with the products I pick out for myself.
Heck, I’ve been so desperate between visits that I’ve plucked a few of those white hairs (yes, I worry I’ll make a bald spot right there at the top near my part) and even resorted to the mascara trick (if your hair is dark, you can wipe your mascara wand over a hair or two to hide the grey…just don’t hug anyone until you know it’s dry).
You can see, I have plenty of reason to be pretty excited about a new service I found out about recently: eSalon.
It’s an online offering where you create a profile, answer a series of questions, and they customize a color for exactly what you need. They suggest you upload a recent color so they can have as much information as possible in analyzing your request.
Then, a few days later, your customized color arrives at your door, ready to go.
I figured ‘custom color’ meant they’d just get you as close as possible to the shades you see online, but nope.
In a recent call about the product, I was told eSalon has actually created more than 100-thousand customized mixes for more than a million customers since the company was created four years ago.
Seriously—custom blended color for each and every customer!
A team of colorists reviews every order that comes in, creates the formula and blends it.
Then, on top of that, you’re sent a personalized list of instructions on how to apply it.
I already know what you think—all the boxes give you instructions. But, it turns out I’ve been doing it wrong all this time. There’s one mixture that eSalon sent me for my roots. Then, there was another mixture for me to use on my ends. That makes perfect sense, since my roots and ends were no longer the same shade to begin with.
The eSalon application instructions are tailored to your needs.
I was told applying the mixture all over your head is not the only mistake people make. Most people also tend to think their hair is darker than it normally is. Because of that, when colorists are looking through the profile and question and answers you submit, they’ll email you back with other suggestions if they believe they have a better recommendation for you.
That happened with me. I wanted my hair to be much, much lighter. I promptly received an email letting me know that wasn’t a good idea in my situation, and it would require a visit to my salon for more steps if that’s truly what I wanted. I replied that I honestly just wanted the color to be the same from top to bottom, so they revised my order and sent out the color.
I had it in my hands days later, and the next day, the grey was gone.
The steps were different from what I was used to, and I have to admit, my arms were tired before I was done (look, I have a lot of hair, so it is more time-consuming for me than most others).
Friends who have ordered in the past say their favorite part of this service is the ability to have color sent on a set schedule.
The price is very reasonable, especially compared to what you’d pay in a salon.
And, they’re offering StressFreeBaby readers a discount. Half off! That’s right. You can get 50% off your order if you simply click through this link and set up your profile… the discount will show up when you place the order.
I will be using the product again, no doubt. Definitely let me know how it goes if you give it a try!
I participated in the eSalon hair color campaign as a member of The bLink Marketing Network. I was provided a free hair color to review but all opinions are my own.