My Best Hair Coloring Experience Ever!

Subtle Blonde Highlights for my Deep Brown Hair

Subtle Blonde Highlights for my Deep Brown Hair

I have always been fascinated by the transformation that highlights can bring about in the overall look. When done well, highlights can lift the look without looking unrealistic. Although I have been coloring my hair for over a decade now, I haven’t been too adventurous with highlights after a not-so-good experience I had about 12 years back. However, I was recently reading about colors as a part of my Image Management syllabus and that’s when I got inspired to try out highlights to brighten my hair and change my look. I didn’t want a drastic change though. I wanted the change to be very subtle. This time, I was looking for someone who would spend some time understanding my personal style, someone I could trust completely. So I began my research. After reading about numerous stylists, I decided to book an appointment with Ali, Style Design Director at the Bounce Style Lounge, Indiranagar Bangalore. Ali is an Award Winning stylist. He has represented India at the OMC Asia Cup 2015 – OMC is the world’s biggest hairdressing and beauty organisation that aims at uniting hairdressers from all over the world.

Needless to say, I was eager to meet Ali! I had read about his accomplishments so I knew I was in safe hands. When I met Ali in person, I realised that not only is he a very accomplished individual, he is a wonderful person too. Very polite, modest and respectful! He spent time listening to me, understanding my personal style and answering the numerous questions I had. While we were doing the highlights, I got to know that Ali is a makeup artist too! I got to learn a few makeup tips from him too! The entire experience of getting my hair highlights done was wonderful because my mind was completely at peace, I had no apprehensions about how my hair would look at the end of the drill! I was completely relaxed and enjoyed the experience. Here are a few pictures I took while getting my hair done.

A selifie I took before we started coloring

A selifie I took before we started coloring

Me on a selfie clicking spree while Ali mixes the colors

Me on a selfie clicking spree while Ali mixes the colors

Thinking - Will my baby daughter like my new highlights?

Thinking – Will my baby daughter like my new highlights?

Another Selifie - I don't look too bad with silver foils in my hair!

Another Selifie – I don’t look too bad with silver foils in my hair!

I was fascinated with how Bounce has got their ceiling done! Isn't it incredible? I loved it :)

I was fascinated with how Bounce has got their ceiling designed! Isn’t it incredible? I loved it :)

Here’s how my hair looked after the colouring and cutting!

Subtle Blonde Highlights for my Deep Brown Hair

Subtle Blonde Highlights for my Deep Brown Hair

Subtle Blonde Highlights for my Deep Brown Hair

Subtle Blonde Highlights for my Deep Brown Hair

Subtle Blonde Highlights for my Deep Brown Hair

Subtle Blonde Highlights for my Deep Brown Hair

I loved how my hair looked after coloring and with the new haircut Ali gave me. What I really like is that my hair falls well even when I don’t blow dry it. Knowing my hair that’s usually unruly without good blow drying, having it look good without much work is truly the work of a genius! Here’s a picture of Ali and me after we were done with cutting and coloring :)

All smiles :)

All smiles :)

Hope this post helps all those Bangaloreans who want to try something new with their hair and are looking for a stylist who they can completely rely on!

Here’s Ali’s Facebook page for those who wan’t to take a look at some incredible work he’s done. A special mention about Bounce Indiranagar – I absolutely loved the ambience and all their staff members were very courteous and helpful, especially Jay who followed up and helped me get an appointment with Ali! Thank You Bounce :)

6 Comments on My Best Hair Coloring Experience Ever!

  1. Arthi
    February 4, 2017 at 4:50 pm (10 months ago)

    Hi Manisha after seeing urs I did try Ali for the cut and color he did a great job.

    Reply
    • Manisha
      Manisha
      February 6, 2017 at 5:03 am (10 months ago)

      Hi Arthi,

      Thanks for writing back! Great to hear about your experience. sharing experience really helps.

      Love,
      Manisha

      Reply
  2. priya
    April 20, 2017 at 10:00 am (7 months ago)

    Hi Manisha,

    Even M planning for a new hair cut and doing highlights from Ali, Indranagar. Would you please let me know how much did it cost you for both hair cut as well as highlights.. It would be a great help if you mention the price…

    Reply
    • Manisha
      Manisha
      April 21, 2017 at 3:22 pm (7 months ago)

      Hi Priya!

      Thanks for stopping by ColorNglitter! Just sent you an email with all the details :)

      Reply
      • Shilpa Nanjundaiah
        September 18, 2017 at 7:38 am (2 months ago)

        Dear Manisha,

        Thank you for writing such a wonderful review about Ali. I can so relate to your story before getting your hair done. I just managed to take an appointment with him in the next week, loved your hairdo! Does the color fade and difficult to manage your hairstyle after a wash? The last i colored my hair was exactly 4 years back and had a haircut 15 months back. I really want to make sure to be in safe hands this time. Now that it has been about a year for you, does your feedback vary?

        Thanks
        Shilpa

        Reply
        • Manisha
          Manisha
          September 27, 2017 at 11:06 am (2 months ago)

          Hi Shilpa!

          All the best! You are in safe hands. Please give Ali my reference when you meet him. I had got my hair colored in Jan 2016 and it still looks good – I haven’t touched up my highlights eversince. The cut was good too but to get the same look I have to blow dry because my natural hair is frizzy and wavy. Ali is excellent – spend time discussing about what is it that you are looking for – style, low maintenance , long lasting color. Whatever it may be – he will help :)

          In fact just yesterday Ali has won an award in an international hair styling competition where he represented India. So you are definitely in safe hands

          Do share your experience with me :)

          Reply

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