Getting Ombred at Piero Hair Salon

This past Saturday, I spent a relaxing afternoon getting a hair color transformation at the beautiful Piero Salon in Santa Monica. I had been admiring the ombre look for quite some time, but knew that it involves a complex coloring process best left to the hands of a talented and experienced colorist who can seamlessly weave the striking highlights into my already medium brown tresses. Piero is listed as one of LA's top salons on allure.com and are known for perfecting the ombre look. So, I gave them a call and Diane, the salon's friendly owner offered me a complementary ombre coloring session. I was beyond giddy.


I knew I was in good hands the moment I stepped inside the salon. Piero is located in the hustle and bustle of Santa Monica's Main Street, inhibiting an open and airy space paired with a clean and modern decor. Diane introduced me to Lecie, the salon's ombre specialist. She's a super sweet girl with tons of coloring experience as she had worked at some of the most elite salons in the city. There was no need for me to describe what I wanted to achieve, as she knew exactly what would work on me. Lecie used the balayage highlighting technique, which is performed by literately hand painting highlights in a specific pattern formation to achieve the desired free-flowing effect. The word balayage is actually French-meaning "sweeping", which basically describes the sweeping motion used in applying (painting on) the highlights. It's a modern technique of hair highlighting that can give you a more softer natural sun-kissed look, as opposed to the stripy contrasting highlights of traditional foiling methods. My hair became a canvas displaying Lecie's talented artistry! 


The entire process took a little less than four hours as she also touched up my roots. When I saw the final reveal, I was happily surprised by how natural the highlights looked! They truly blend seamlessly with my hair color, projecting a chic but laid-back LA summer look.


Thank you Diane and Lecie for satisfying my ombre desires!


The salon is located in the middle of an open courtyard






46 comments

  1. Love the new hair! Looks beautiful. The salon environment also looks inviting and cozy. If I am to spend half my night sleep time somewhere, at least it has to be cozy. :)

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  2. Ombre hair is my current obsession! It looks great!

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  3. You look great! I love your hair, so stylish. I love your blog, I am now following.

    Lynn

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  4. You and your hair are gorgeous! I love it!

    xx

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  5. Love what they did with your hair! You look great!


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  6. Thank you for your comment! I love your yellow belt :) xxx

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  7. Hi! You look georgeous! Thanks for comment and follow my blog! I'll follow you too! Kisses and have a nice day

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  8. I really love the final result!!
    I wish I could find a hair saloon like that one here where I live!
    Love ombré hair!!! Cool!!
    XOXO

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  9. Wow, your hair is just gorgeous, that hair colorist is such a pro. And I love your dress, that yellow belt is a great way to complement your new ombre highlights ;)

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  10. Your hair looks so natural and beautiful! Congratulations! x Tati

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  11. Thanks for checking out my blog! Your hair looks fabulous :)

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  12. Your hair came out great! Love the color and the soft curls! Also loving the yellow belt with the black ensemble! Thanks so much for commenting and subscibing to my blog! Am following you now!

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  13. your hair looks lovely! thanks for the comment!

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  14. WOW,your hair are amazing!!!Love them, so stylish!

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  15. Neat! Not sure I could sit through four hours of hair stuff, though. :P

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  16. It turned out beautiful. Love the ombre effect!

    xx
    Heel in Mint
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  17. you are a gorgeous lady!!! your hair is TO DIE FOR!!!

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  18. great hair!!! looks awesome

    xx
    Rosa

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  19. You look gorgeous! They did an amazing job! I've been considering this myself - it seems like less maintenance for roots!

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  20. Your hair looks stunning!! Love the color.

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  21. I like this ombre, it's really subtle and looks very pretty!

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  22. I'm so jealous!!! I've been wanting to do this to my hair forever, but my hair dresser won't since I am so blonde she says it'd be very hard to do :( It looks so, so, so good!!

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  23. Wow, it looks so natural and pretty! Gorgeous! I had this done to my hair last winter, but went back to blond highlights because of premature grays! They blend better with blond hair in my opinion. At one point, I had chestnut brown at the roots, fading to light golden brown in the middle, to golden blond at the tips.

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  24. Wow, it looks really great on you - effortless and chic for sure!

    Thanks for stopping by and have a good weekend!

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  25. gorgeous, the ombre looks great on you!

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  26. Beautiful hair! Loving how she blew it out and the colors.

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  27. Your hair looks gorgeous. They did a great job!

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  28. Hey, thanks for the lovely comment! :)))
    I really like your post, this new hairstyle is so fashionable and stylish! :) You look amazing!
    Kisses,
    Polly

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  29. I love your hair, darling!
    Thanks for your lovely comment!
    Wanna follow each other? :)
    I'm following you now!

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  30. Lovely hair! I'm after getting mine done too, just hope it comes out right!
    Nice blog too.
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    xx

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  32. thanks for your lovely comment!! Im glad you liked my blog :D
    Your hair looks amazing here!! Im jealous!! hahaha :P
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  33. So beautiful...
    I love your hair!
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  35. Lecie must be one of Piero's most in demand stylist in the salon. She did your hair so well that I want to have also for my hair. It is not just beautiful but so beautiful.

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