I’m not sure when I began following 1213 Hair Studio on Instagram, but I do know that the second I did, I completely fell in love with the magic they worked on different lengths and colors of hair. I couldn’t believe the icy blondes, dramatic reds, and magnificent ombrés that filled their feed. I knew immediately that they were who I wanted to perform this same magic on my tired, lifeless locks. I first dyed my hair red in my senior year of high school, and aside from one random summer a couple years back when I decided to bleach it blonde (definitely not my smartest beauty move), it’s been red ever since. I just feel the most “me” when my hair is a vibrant black cherry color. However, it has been several years since I’ve actually visited a salon, and after countless box dye sessions, I knew it was time for an upgrade.
I got in touch with Kelly, the owner of 1213 Hair Studio, and told her what I was looking to do. I wanted to keep my red, but I was hoping for a more vibrant ombré style. However, upon chatting about my hair and its overall lack of health and luster, we decided not to bleach the ends to create that vibrancy, but rather melt my color from purple to red. I’m honestly so glad this was our decision, because I’ve never loved my hair more in my whole life than I do right now. I got it colored over two weeks ago now, and I’m still shocked at the color payoff. I especially love when the sunshine catches it and practically makes it sparkle. It feels so much more healthy with the ends trimmed up a bit, and I love the rainbow of reds and purples that appears whenever I run my fingers through it.
The salon itself was to die for, with a slight boho feel mixed with a bit of Richmond-city chic 😉 They provide you with a robe so nothing gets on your clothing, and the giant mirrors in front of each styling station make for excellent mirror-selfie opportunities. However, my favorite part wasn’t even the decor (as stunning as it was) but rather, the incredible team of stylists and staff working at the studio. I was beyond impressed with the family dynamic and the incredibly welcoming, kind, and courteous gestures offered not only when I first arrived, but also throughout my entire styling experience. I can easily say that this was the best salon experience I’ve ever had, and I cannot wait to go back and continue experimenting with Kelly and the rest of the 1213 Hair Studio team! Local babes – stay tuned for an exciting giveaway coming soon!
before – totally lackluster and damaged 😢
after – vibrant, healthy, and beautiful!
thank you so much to Kelly and the 1213 Hair Studio team for giving my locks some serious color and life!