Balayage hair from dark brown to now

The grass is always greener on the other side. With this quote, I like to start this article. For example, the tall girls like to be smaller, and the little girls would love to be taller.
Everybody adores something that he/she hasn’t. Given that I have dark brown hair, I am dreaming of being a blonde.
Last year I decided to give it a try. Enjoy my balayage experience. 


before any balayage


From dark brown to dark bond my balayage journey

Hence my hair is grey at the routs I started dying my hair ten years ago. Every four to five weeks I visit my hairdresser. My natural hair color is dark brown. I liked this color but wanted to try something new. As already mentioned there is this dream of having blond hair. 
My first source for a proper research is youtube of course. After several videos, I made up my mind. Balayage is the keyword. With no further ado, I went to my hairdresser for a consultancy. She has been reluctant because she was not sure if the color transformation would suit my type.

My first balayage treatment   

With excitement and a bit nervous I  went to my first balayage appointment.  
Balayage is a particular applying technic. The hair bleach will be applied in sweeping motions on the hair strand. No aluminum foil is necessary.  The goal is to create a soft transition and natural look.


balayage after the first session


Of course, this was only the beginning. I loved the lighter look and got so many compliments on my hair color. 
Over the last year, I got a worked on highlights every 8 to 12 weeks. Altogether once the balayage and four times highlights. 


Balayage imporvements after another session with highlights.


My hair in March after two sessions with highlights. 


Blamage and highlights in June


After another session in June, the highlights are visible. 
The hair needs so much more attention and care. I use an overnight hair care once a week. 


Balayage and 4 sessions of highlights.


In August my hair is already very light. Summer sun and seawater beached the hair but made it even drier.
This is the point where I decided that my hair needs more care in the process of the bleaching.

On an event, I got introduced to a hairstylist, and my friend keeps gushing how good they are and how beautiful their salon is. 
A few days later I went there for a consultation, and we fixed an appointment. 


Second olaplaex treatment


Gül, my hairstylist, decided to do another balayage to create a lighter look. To soften the treatment and take care of the dry hair she worked with Olaplex. A three-phase treatment consisting of a bond multiplier, a bond perfector, and a hair perfector. The phases one and two are used in the salon during the treatment. Step three is a product you use at home. 

After the second phase, Gül applied a glossing treatment for the perfect care and glossy finish. This time my hair needed a little cut due to some split ends and to create a new look. 

I am thrilled with my new hair color and style. Thank you to the team of The Arts Room Frankfurt.









  1. 1. Oktober 2017 / 20:11

    My dad told me a story about how the grass always seems greener on the other side but when you get there, your grass was greener all this time… I love your new hair color! You’re rocking the look 150% 🙂

    • Esther
      2. Oktober 2017 / 09:46

      Hi Nancy,
      thank you sweetheart. Have a fantastic week. Love, Esther

  2. 2. Oktober 2017 / 11:09

    Love the change! How does it feel? I have a dark hair and always wanted to change my hair color but never did it.

    • Esther
      2. Oktober 2017 / 15:15

      Hi Joan,
      I love it and you definitely get more attention 🙂 Have a great day. Love, Esther

    • Esther
      2. Oktober 2017 / 16:41

      Hi Sophie,
      thank you sweetheart. Love, Esther

    • Esther
      2. Oktober 2017 / 16:42

      Hi Angele Baby,
      thank you darling. X Esther

  3. 2. Oktober 2017 / 15:34

    I’ve been meaning to lighten my hair, but for someone with super dark asian hair, it is quite a lot of work. I really should consider getting a gradual balayage! Your current colour is beautiful btw!


    • Esther
      2. Oktober 2017 / 16:40

      Hi Didier,
      thank you so much. Have an awesome week. X Esther

    • Esther
      2. Oktober 2017 / 16:41

      Hi Lena,
      thank you so much. I love it. X Esther

    • Esther
      3. Oktober 2017 / 08:50

      Hi Jessi,
      thank you, darling. Have a fantastic week. Love, Esther

  4. Ankita Bardhan
    2. Oktober 2017 / 21:16

    Love your balayage hair, looks so gorgeous on you! Sadly my first time with balayage this year didn’t turn out good.

    • Esther
      3. Oktober 2017 / 08:51

      Hi Ankita,
      I have learned that it is a process, don’t give up. Love, Esther

  5. 2. Oktober 2017 / 23:02

    Lovely post! Maybe we could follow each other on GFC and instagram @djonovicmilica?
    If yes, follow me and I follow back as soon as I see it.
    Let me know with a comment on my Blog


    • Esther
      3. Oktober 2017 / 08:52

      Hi Milica,
      thank you, darling. Have a great week. Love, Esther

    • Esther
      3. Oktober 2017 / 08:52

      Hi Caitlin,
      thank you so much. Have a great week. X Esther

    • Esther
      7. Oktober 2017 / 16:54

      Hi Agnes & Elisa,
      thank you so much. Have a great day. Love, Esther

    • Esther
      7. Oktober 2017 / 16:56

      Hi Julia,
      if you ae dreaming about it, try it. I am very happy with my balayage. X Esther

    • Esther
      7. Oktober 2017 / 16:58

      Hi Rachel,
      thank you, darling. Have a nice day. X Esther

    • Esther
      7. Oktober 2017 / 17:13

      Hi Gail,
      thank you my dear. X Esther

  6. 6. Oktober 2017 / 20:13

    I’ve seen this on others and think it looks marvellous as well as yours.
    Oh I would love get this done, but I have little and very brittle hair, so i keep away from doing anything to my hair with the exception of henna once a month.

    • Esther
      7. Oktober 2017 / 22:50

      Hi Lorena,
      thank you, darling. Have a great weekend. Love, Esther

    • Esther
      7. Oktober 2017 / 22:51

      Hi Andreea,
      thank you so much. Have a nice weekend. Love, Esther

    • Esther
      9. Oktober 2017 / 21:42

      Hi Katya,
      thank you so much. Have a nice day. Love, Esther

    • Esther
      26. Oktober 2017 / 14:22

      Hi Cris,
      thank you. Yes this technique is fantastic. Have a nice week. X Esther

  7. 31. Oktober 2017 / 08:54

    Your hair looks amazing! Love your hairstyle:)

    • Esther
      31. Oktober 2017 / 21:15

      Hi Adam,
      thank you. X Esther

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