going rouge

House of Gen - Vancouver Hair Salon

I’ve had the idea to go red ever since my rendition of Poison Ivy and Ariel last Halloween, when I bought a red wig off of Craigslist. This prompted a desire to dye my hair red, and since I already wanted a change for the fall season, I called up my hair stylist Gen from House of Gen to take me to the dark side.

I’m always a little bit apprehensive getting my hair dyed. The coarseness and thickness can mess around with the color I want it to get to, but I went to Gen before to do my blonde ombre before the music festival season, so I had absolute confidence she knew how to get me to redhead status.

House of Gen - Vancouver Hair Salon

I visited her at Zhape Studio to transition from my summery blonde ombre to a vibrant red. I wanted to get a little bit of the ends off too so they didn’t look too tapered off.

House of Gen - Vancouver Hair Salon

House of Gen - Vancouver Hair Salon

Now, I don’t get my hair done often – maybe 2 or 3 times a year for color, and 3-4 trims. I’m usually in the chair for 3 hours, and since this was a big change, this was no different. Luckily, Gen is a character and keeps me laughing, so it’s always fun to be at her disposal!

About 3 hours later, this was the result:

House of Gen - Vancouver

And more redness, in natural light:

The Style Saver - Vancouver

The Style Saver - Vancouver

Thanks to Gen for helping me transition to a redhead! Gen is at Zhape Studio (1383 Richards St, Vancouver, BC) and is by appointment only, through houseofgen.com.

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