Avlon Keracare Pamper Weekend & Photoshoot

I was super excited to be invited to the Avlon Keracare Pamper Weekend with photshoot for the next issue of Black Beauty Magazine with European bloggers Lesley from Freshlengths, Megissa from MyBlackHair & Fatou from BlackInTheAir!

Friday 7th August 2015 – PREP DAY

We arrived at Francesco Group Salon for our hair to be prepped and styled by celebrity stylist Michelle Thompson, Finalist in the Hairdresser of The Year category in the British Hairdressing Awards 2015.

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The theme was a 70’s style inspirational photoshoot and I was even more excited when Michelle told me that my look was going to be simple and sleek! After asking about by hair regimen Michelle explained I would have a classic style with a middle/side parting. My hair was washed, then Keracare Leave In Conditioner was applied then a little Keracare Butter Creme before being blown out blown out using a paddle brush.

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After being blown out, a little more Keracare Butter Creme was applied with Keracare Silken Seal being applied to the mid lengths and ends before being pressed with the flat irons. A little Keracare Liquid Sheen Mist was sprayed onto my sleek strands to add some sheen and then it was pinned back so I could wrap it in preperation for the shoot tomorrow.

At the end of the day of hair prepping, we were driven down to check in at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Birmingham. Upon arrival, we were whisked down to the Spa for 2 hours of pampering heaven which consisted of a full body exfoliation, full body massage and facial! What more could a girl ask for?!!!

After our pampering, we dined together at the fantastic Aria Restaurant Bistro in the hotel before heading to bed in preparation for the next days shoot.

Saturday 8th August 2015 –  SHOOT DAY

We were picked up outside the hotel at 7am and taken to the salon for our hair to be finalised by Michelle & make up which was done by Jessica from Kessica’s Make Up Chair. It was my birthday (which I attempted to keep quiet) so was completely surprised when the music was switched over to ‘Happy Birthday’ and everyone sang along and presented me with a fabulous chocolate cake!!!

Photoshoot – SNEAK PREVIEW…

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The images from the shoot will be in the Oct/Nov issue of Black Beauty magazine so be sure to pick up a copy!





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After the full day’s photoshoot, we headed to the opening of the George Kosit Salon in Birmingham before heading out for a bite to eat in the city:

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I would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Avlon Keracare for organising the perfect pamper weekend – Can’t wait to see the spread in the next issue of Black Beauty Magazine!!!

Diane x

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