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March 2021 / Style & Wellbeing / by Penny Clements

On Trial: eSalons Bespoke Hair-Colouring

This past year we’ve learnt a lot from being at home; we’ve mastered the banana bread, tackled those DIY jobs and upped our game on the home fitness front, so what next?

There’s no denying that the lockdown has left us all longing for our next hair colour appointment. So many have been booked, cancelled and rescheduled, just to be cancelled again… we’ve all been there. Frustrated to be left in the lurch once again, and with roots that desperately needed attention, I decided to take matters into my own hands, sans salon.

Unlike anything you can grab off the shelves, eSalon, which launched 10 years ago, is an online made-to-order custom home hair colour service. What makes it most unique is that eSalon boasts a team of licensed experts, ready to work with you to create a completely personalised colour, mixed to cater to your every need (not to mention those of your locks). Meaning you can achieve salon quality hair in the comfort of your home, at a fraction of the salon price, very easily.

After creating an online colour profile detailing my hair’s history and revealing my ultimate hair colour goal (this is no quick task, but completely necessary), I had an extremely helpful email conversation with an eSalon colour expert to make sure I was happy and to double check my colour choices before continuing with my order. A few days later, a beautiful bespoke package arrived with everything I needed to complete my new look, along with some specific but easy to follow personalised instructions. Feeling a little sceptical at first, I began to work the unique-to-me colour smoothly through my hair. I needn’t have worried, there was plenty to go around and the formula wasn’t at all drippy or messy, nor the smell overpowering.

The whole process took about 40 minutes and was seamless from start to finish. The resultant colour is gorgeous – it is exactly what I had pictured, and I am truly happy with it. I feel pampered and I don’t think my hair has ever been left looking so shiny after a colour.

Home colour kits work best if you’re looking for basic upkeep – if you’re hankering for a drastic change, they advise leaving it to the professionals – but this method, eSalon assures me, is perfect for minimal maintenance and helps to keep that salon quality feel for longer. Back on Zoom, the compliments flow; the eSalon team has delivered on its promise. 

Prices for made-to-order custom hair colour start from £20 (esalon.co.uk)