IMG_0258This past year, my hair has been in a state of confusion. It was 75% natural with 25% permed ends. Unlike most, I did not make a big decision to go natural. For me, it was a really slow walk. I was wearing extensions for sometime and by the time I removed it, I was half natural so I decided to go along with it.

Needless to say, I was really bored with my hair. It was not really long or short, it had zero body and really, I just needed a spring look. Enter Indya from Nival Salon and Spa. I went into this hair changing process totally committing myself to her creative genius (ok, I may have told her was that I was scared of MAJOR hair changes and while I was open to color and a cut I was not ready to go Rihanna bold)!

With that in mind, I went into the salon and had a consultation with this young maestro! After my consultation, we settled on an allover color with minor highlights framing my face. Indya selected a rich chocolate brown for my black hair and subtle golden highlights for the front.

Indya used a demi-permanent hair color from the L’Oreal Professionnel line. Demi-permanent hair color contains no peroxide, which means it’s much gentler on your strands, but also means that it won’t dramatically alter the color. It will warm up your color and give your hair more life.

Demi-permanent is much gentler on the hair than permanent color because it doesn’t open up the cuticle as much or penetrate inside the cortex of the hair shaft.  The integrity of the hair is better when the cuticle stays intact.” So with all of that, I give you my new hairdo! See the before and after!!!





Nival Salon & Spa


5481 Wisconsin Ave.

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

P: (301) 951-4445

E: info@nivaldc.com

F: (240) 235-7048



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  1. Charles Thomas says:

    Looks great natural! Great post

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