Whether it's your hair color or your makeup routine, it’s easy for beauty habits to become stale and, most of all, uninspiring. Allure ad specialist Stephanie Tillison was no stranger to the feeling. After moving to New York City for a new job at the ultimate beauty mecca, she knew it was time for a change—starting with her hair. Our hairstyle not only highlights our personal taste and individuality but oftentimes reflects a new chapter in our lives.
“My natural color had finally grown back. And while I didn't hate it, I also didn't love it,” says Tillison. "My hair felt a little boring and not very representative of my personality. But I didn't want to go to a salon and get the typical trim and blonde highlights. I wanted something a little different from my norm." So what's a girl to do? Tillison went to Hairstory Studio for an epic makeover. For those who don’t know, Hairstory is a New York City–based salon that’s shaking up the hair industry. The brainchild of Bumble and Bumble founder Michael Gordon, the salon is taking a fresh approach to beauty norms with a team of some of the most talented stylists. “I found Hairstory's Instagram and loved the makeovers because a lot of the choices seemed unexpected and unique. I really wanted to do the consultation with the team because I was curious what they would want to do with my hair,” says Tillison. With the help of cut-color dream pair Wes Sharpton and Roxie Darling, Tillison revitalized her look and her mood in a matter of hours.
As you’ll see in the accompanying video, the experience was a major game changer. Although nervous at first, Tillison put her complete faith in the duo. “I went into the consultation with a very open mind and told Wes and Roxie that I was totally open to their suggestions," she says. "I was really surprised to hear them throw around the color pink. It wasn't a color I had ever imagined on myself, but they explained that it would really complement my complexion and features. The more they spoke about it, the more I started to like the idea.” Darling transformed Tillison's tresses from dirty blonde to a warm rose-gold quartz, the must-have hue of the year. For the cut, Sharpton kept most of the length but created volume by adding layers and reshaping her bangs. The end result? A playful style that's vibrant and sophisticated enough to match Tillison's personality.
“At the end of the day, I felt really excited and also surprised—I'm definitely not used to seeing my hair that curly," says Tillison. "The whole process felt like hitting the refresh button on my hair. New color, new cut, new style. It felt like a very subtle change that made a huge impact. It wasn't over-the-top or in your face, but it still catches your attention."
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