My Holiday Makeover with Design Essentials

Happy Holidays Blog Lovers!!! I just wanted to share with you guys my experience at the McBride Research Laboratories on this past Monday. I was invited to receive a special Holiday Makeover from the Design Essentials Styling Team as a part of their Holiday Blogger Event. I must say that my hair did need some special attention and I loved the outcome. I would like to personally thank Design Essentials for giving me the opportunity to come and receive my makeover. I learned a lot of new things and some great tips and tricks for maintenance of my own hair. I also was able to learn more information about their great products.  Check out the pictures below of the step by step process of my hair makeover.

My Side Before


In the Shampoo bowl getting ready to be shampooed

After the shampoo.
The Demi-Permanent color that was used on my hair (Enigma)


The color application

Under the dryer after I received my hair treatment cocktail

The blow drying experience

Length check (side view) after the blow dry

Back view (I desperately need a trim)

Boop!! Another side view

All evened up

Beautiful Bouncy curls created with the pHusion Platinum Flat Iron

Side View

Front View

Holiday Style #2
Side View


Side View
Me Posing with Hair Stylist Francesca
My hair was shampooed with the Design Essentials Organic Cleanse Deep Cleansing Shampoo. It deeply cleanses the hair without stripping the hair of it's natural oils. After my shampoo, I received a refresher for my hair color using their Colaura demi-permanent hair color in the shade Enigma (it is supposed to last for up to 16-20 washes). After my color was rinsed out I received a hair treatment which was a combination of the following:  6-N-1 reconstructive conditioner, Restore Vitamin Treatment, and Silk Essentials. This treatment was called a hair cocktail and is supposed to help reduce the shedding I was experiencing. My hair was later blow dried after being sprayed with HCO (my favorite) and I received a much needed trim and my hair was layered throughout to add body, bounce, and remove split ends. Before styling more Silk Essentials (my other favorite) was added to my hair as a heat protectant.

Francesca, the wonderful stylist, curled my hair using the pHusion flat iron. I was given beautiful, bouncy curls  with a lot of shine and body (pictured above). My curls were later transformed into an up-do, to give me an idea for Holiday Parties. After my style was finished my hair was sprayed with Form Holding Spray and Reflections Liquid Shine

I loved my experience and the stylist was ready and willing to answer all questions and provide much needed information during the makeover process. 

You can find more information about the products listed above here

If you would like to make an appointment with Francesca she has her own salon Pure Essence Francesca's Faces. She is located in Smyrna Georgia.  She specializes in natural hair. She did an excellent job with my hair (I have a relaxer). She is talented and can take care of you!! You can find her contact info here

To view more photos check them out here.

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