Makeover Masterpiece

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August’s makeover is Lauren Patuto. She has been a guest of LaRitz Salon & Spa for nearly a year. She has completed a dental assisting program at a technical university in Tulsa. Lauren is currently working as an assistant in a pediatric dental office. She spends a lot of time with her church family and at home with her family. Lauren also enjoys playing video games with her family. She lives at home with her mother, father, and two brothers. Her mom, Julia, works from home and her father is a furniture salesman. Lauren has two brothers, one sister, and one niece. Her niece is two years old and they spend a lot of time with one another.

When it comes to Lauren’s hair, she shampoos every other day. She alternates the Redken Blondage shampoo and the Pureology Hydrate system. Post condition, Lauren sprays Colour Fanatic by Pureology before blow-drying and/or styling. Lauren has taken the advice of her stylist, Kassi, and always uses a heat protectant when using any hot tools. Over this past year, Kassi has slowly and safely transformed Lauren’s hair from a natural medium brown to a very light ashy blonde. Kassi has used a “foilayage” technique to achieve the desired look. Foilayage is the combination of balayage (freehand painting) and traditional foiling. With each lightening session, Kassi made sure to maintain the integrity of Lauren’s hair by lifting slowly and using the necessary treatments. Throughout Lauren’s hair journey, Kassi kept the ends of Lauren’s hair trimmed until it was long enough to add layers and face-framing pieces from her grown-out bangs. Once Kassi achieved the desired look, Lauren knew it was important to use all of the necessary products to help maintain the integrity of her hair. Redken’s Blondage system has been the perfect tool for keeping Lauren’s hair bright, shiny, and healthy. 

When asked about how her friends and family reacted to her new look, Lauren said, “my boyfriend loves my natural hair color, but is obsessed with my new ashy blonde look! Every time Kassi does my hair, I get tons of compliments on the tone and blend.” 

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