The way that the eSalon technology works is quite complex and detailed, but from what I’ve gathered from their site, the eSalon colourists look at the information you’ve inputted and any photos you’ve uploaded to determine your base colour, and then formulate a home hair colour shade that is less than 1/4 shade difference in tone, warmth or vibrancy.
The cost of the ‘one-off’ personalised kit was £18 (excluding postage, which I also paid fast-track for) and includes my colour, a developer, a complimentary tinting brush, non-latex gloves, sachets of shampoo and conditioner, stain guard and stain remover. I have to say, I love how compact the kit is and it arrived within 5 days!
As you can see, my hair was very multi-tonal, the picture on the right was taken in harsh daylight and the picture on the left in normal light in my office. I was really just looking to even the colour out and try and get it looking a little more uniform in tone. I do have some old balayage that has been growing out for the last year or so – hence the lighter ends.
I must say, due to my colour shade this is a MESSY process and my white bathroom is now looking much more pink than white. Though, that said, the formula is completely drip-free, which I appreciated.
I finished up the dye process by rinsing and conditioning and letting my hair air dry to spare it anymore hell. I’m pleased with the colour, it’s not 100% what I was expecting, but it’s not bad. My hair feels soft and conditioned and I’m really interested to see how this red shade fades/ washes out.
eSalon allow you to ‘tweak’ your hair colour with each new order, so I’m really intrigued to see what I can do next time…perhaps more copper? Who knows! Overall I love the concept and hope it’s one that sticks around.