Friday, September 16, 2011

Arrojo



Two weeks ago, I was invited to Arrojo Studio to get my hair cut and colored, in celebration of their tenth anniversary. I have done "hair modeling" before (read: broke college student in need of a free cut) and it was almost always a disaster. They usually had a specific cut and color in mind and I had no say in it. This time, however, I left completely satisfied and there were no tears (there were tears before - tears and mullets).



Inva corrected the color in my hair, which was several shades of brown. I now have a darker, more even, richer brown - exactly what I asked for.





Tim followed exactly what I asked for. I didn't want anything too different. I just wanted a little more movement, some weight taken out, pieces to cover my ears because I'm crazy and my ears make me self conscious. Most importantly, I wanted my scar (which you can kind of see in the picture above) to be covered. When my hair is limp and heavy, it separates and the scar is always visible. He did all of these things and I was thrilled with the final result. We also bonded over our evolution of musical taste!




Liz did my makeup with all of their own products, and then we headed outside for a quick photo shoot with the very talented David Ducane. The bottom picture is what they decided to hang in the gallery, along with the photos of the other participants! You can see more photos on his Tumblr.



Of course, you can really tell if you love a cut until you get home and style it yourself. I did just that, and I'm happy to report that I'm already planning my next trip to Tim and Inva.

Thank you to all of the kind folks at Arrojo for including me in their tenth anniversary celebration!


63 comments:

  1. Your new raven hair color looks remarkable and so autumn perfect! What a fantastic hair job done by Arrojo.

    ♥, Jamie
    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  2. You look stunning! What a treat to get your hair done at the Arrojo salon :)

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  3. i think there's no way that you could look bad! Your hair always looks perfect. :)
    They did a great work on your hair. :)

    Also, the outfit is great.

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  4. They did an amazing job, I want your hair!!

    Miranda
    www.indcfahsion.com

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  5. Beautiful! I have hair modeled before--what an EXPERIENCE, haha.
    I love the new color & cut!
    Love, Leigh

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  6. Your hair looks great!!! Tim really did great work. Too bad I live in Cal, ha. Definitely checking out their tumblr tho!

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  7. ooo you look stunning! You obviously looked great before too, but they've done a lovely job and those photos are totally gorgeous! :)
    Rachel

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  8. Your hair and makeup look beautiful! They did a great job!

    ♥ Gina Michele
    CrochetClouds.com

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  9. It looks gorgeous! I also love the waves in your hair.

    -Kat
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  10. You look beautiful !

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  11. lovely hair! perfect for autumn!

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    Meena ♥

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  12. Keiko, sounds like an amazing experience and your hair looks absolutely beautiful! Also, those photos that you did with David are amazing, WOW! Have a fabulous weekend lovely!! xo veronika

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  13. hai. you're gorgeous!

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  14. sweet experience! love that black lace top!

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  15. my god woman, you're so beautiful!

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  16. i love your hair! and that leopard shirt is so freakin' cute. seriously..

    - rach.
    www.so--hi.blogspot.com

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  17. What scar? I see no scar. You're hair is amazing :D

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  18. so freakin gorgeous, that first photo is stunning! the cut/color is amazing and is perfectly suited to you. the scar is pretty wicked awesome and makes you look kinda badass..pretty sure i have an indentation at the top of my head that freaks me out! how did you manage to make wet hair and that god awful cutting cape look hot, i hate looking at myself when they put that on me haha!

    Krystle
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  19. Man, your cut turned out GREAT! They did a wonderful job. Those pictures from the little photoshoot are so pretty! And I love the way you styled the cut yourself with the slight waves. SO pretty :)

    <3LJ
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  20. Your hair looks so good!!! I love the color and cut. :D Very successful haircut. (:

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  21. you look beautiful in glasses :)

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  22. You look gorgeous Keiko!!! I love the subtle curls. They did great!

    Delaney
    xx

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  23. great colour it really suits you brings out your eyes!
    XX Ilana

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  24. I just got those same glasses!! Fell in love with them the moment I put them on.

    Love your blog. One of my new favorites!!
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  25. It's so cool to be pampered at the beauty salons ... not to mention for free! ;)

    Great pics! Have a fun weekend!

    Miki.

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  26. Your hair looks gorgeous, they did a great job! x
    Sirens and Bells

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  27. tears and mullets...the name for my next imaginary band.

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  28. Beautiful, I love the cut. It's subtle but improved. ;-)

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  29. a good haircut always feels so good :) you look beautiful.

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  30. uber jelly! I want to go to the Arrojo Salon next time I'm in NYC. Your hair looks fab!

    Bluebox89

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  31. the cut is amazing on you!!! I love your hair down :)

    -Jakigh
    jakigh.com

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  32. Oh my goodness lady! You look incredible. :D
    XOXO

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  33. I always <3 your bangs & I'd really like to know if there are any specific instructions that you give the stylist or if you cut them yourself.

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  34. those photos are wonderful! great hair & make-up!

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  35. o0h your hair looks pretty nice darker as well :) You looks great Kieko =]

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  36. Looks like you had a real fun!
    Love the last photo of the session, you're so beautiful! :)

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  37. beautiful!
    x
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  38. That's the color that I think looks best on me, too... you look fab!! I'm very touchy about who does my hair, too. I've let someone "practice" on my hair before, when I worked at a salon, and I left in tears and an asymmetrical "do." After that, I went to one person for the next 20 years, and she lives in California... so I'm finally getting another haircut after a year and a half! Hopefully she can fix my color (I did myself) and make all things right again. ;-)

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  39. wow!!!!you are so beautiful!!!i like your style so much!!!

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  40. omg the new hairstyle looks INCREDIBLE. i love it!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  41. I love your hair...Looks so beautiful on you!!!

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  42. Nice pictures, I love your haircut/color, looks great! :)

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  43. Love the new hair color :)

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  44. you are so precious!
    flawless hair & skin, so jealous of you, keiks!

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  45. So today I did my hair up in a messy bun and tied my headscarf all pretty thanks to your tutorials. Pretty much I'm trying to be you, but being me at the same time. I just wanted to say thank you for helping me look decent today! Couldn't do it without you. ;)

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  46. I love your hair!
    The outfit is amazing!

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  47. Excellent! They did a great job, and I know what you mean about needing to style your hair yourself. You need to do that to feel comfortable.

    Courtney
    I Can Be Many Things

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  48. Love your hair! The new color suit you very well. I hope you had a great experience at Arrojo Studio. By the way, what kind of haircut do you always ask when you go to the beauty salon?

    xo
    Nicole

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  49. you are just crazy stunning. those last few photos are INCREDIBLE!

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  50. wow it came out beautiful!!!!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  51. Your hair looks AMAZING!! All the photos are gorgeous, I thought I was suffering from extreme hair envy before, but now even more haha!

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  52. Your hair looks so great! I cant wait until my hair is longer!

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  53. i LOVE your eye makeup in the gallery shots. can you do a tutorial pleasE?

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