Finding the right hairdresser is like finding any perfect relationship in life: it’s based on trust, spark, and overall happiness.
When I first requested my à-la-Nicole-Richie bob cut in 2013, it was a pleasant surprise to run into my old friend, Andres Chavez, only to realize that he would be the one helping in my long-hair to short-hair transition. At the time, it had been awhile since we had seen each other (our history goes as far as being sales associates at the Gap back in my college years), and as a newly graduate from Aveda Institute, I knew I was in good hands!
Fast forward to now, Andres has become my one and only hair-confidante. (Remember when I did an Expert Q&A with him?) He and his brother, Bü, were responsible for making me look my best on my wedding day and our relationship has soared to new heights: we often exchange heartwarming, yet, funny texts and tag each other on (in)appropriate Filipino jokes on social media.
One thing I was looking forward to after my wedding was a new look for my ‘do. I channeled my inner Jamie Chung and requested for a dark to light transition… of course, Andres knew exactly what to do and out I came sporting the tortoise shell look. According to Andres, tortoise shell is “a blend between ombré and sombré. It combines the bold color placement of ombré (lighter ends while keeping a darker root) but remaining subtle in terms of color like sombré.”
I couldn’t be happier with my new look. It’s certainly refreshing to come out of the salon exactly how you imagined (and Andres gets it on point each and every time).