Eclectically feminine style by Mary Gui

Balayage Hair Refresh from Arrojo & Lulu’s Maxi Dress

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Do I look different to you?!! If I do, that’s because I finally refreshed my hair this past weekend with new balayage highlights and a haircut. I got my hair done at Arrojo Salon, known for their balayage hair techniques. I went to their Williamsburg location, which is the newest one and has a cool industrial vibe to it. I had not touched my hair in a year, so I was definitely in desperate need of a refresh in both my cut and color. I love a blond-based balayage because it’s low maintenance and looks great against my warmer skin tone. Of course with Asian hair it doesn’t get quite as blonde in the first session, but my colorist Lauren used the strongest color formula and did manage to get a few blonder highlights in there. I’m also obsessed with the easy breezy mid-length haircut my stylist Nicole gave me. It adds so much more volume to my hair and is just perfect for Summer! I’m planning on going back for a second session to get my highlights even lighter.

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After my 3 hour session at the salon, the plan was to shoot my fabulous new hair and outfit. But of course it decided to start raining right when I finished, so believe it or not these photos were actually shot in the rain. Thank goodness it was just a drizzle rather than a thunderstorm, but it was still not pleasant at all! I decided to shoot on my rooftop which has nice benches and lounge chairs that I thought would go well with the Lulu’s maxi dress I’m wearing. This dress was definitely made for warm and sunny days, but doesn’t it look warm and sunny in these photos? I even sat on the wet lounge chair for a relaxed vacation vibe. It was totally a make it work moment.

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For my accessories, I went with a fruit theme and paired the dress with my Vera Bradley watermelon bag and the cutest pineapple espadrilles. These shoes are so comfy and cute, I’ve been wearing them non-stop since I got them. And the best part is they are only $84!

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What I’m Wearing:
Dress: LuLu’s (similar here)
Shoes: Vera Bradley
Bag: Vera Bradley
Hair: Arrojo NYC Salon

Thanks for reading,

*This post is in collaboration with Arrojo and Vera Bradley. As always, all views and opinions expressed are my own.

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31 responses to “Balayage Hair Refresh from Arrojo & Lulu’s Maxi Dress”

  1. Jackie says:

    What a pretty outfit and your hair is look so good. I love he fruits and think it is so cool. I need a watermelon bag and pineapple shoes in my life.

  2. Your hair turned out so pretty! I have these espadrilles and purse too and am obsessed with them!

  3. Jenn Wang says:

    Your hair is adorable! I have never colored my hair in my life, but I really want to try some subtle balayage…I like what you did with yours! Also, those pineapple espadrilles are to DIE for. Too cute!


  4. Lliz says:

    Your hair looks so good! And I love the print on that dress!


  5. This is such a fun look, I am obsessed with your bag

  6. Katherine says:

    I love the subtle color in your hair… and those pineapple shoes!!!

  7. Love your dress! It’s so pretty with the watermelon purse! 🙂

  8. Amanda says:

    Love this printed dress! Those pineapple shoes are so fun!

    Amanda ||

  9. jen says:

    I absolutely love so many things about this post! Your hair looks so amazing! The maxi dress is so pretty and summery and I love those shoes so much! I have been looking for some cute pineapple shoes!

  10. Love your hair, the balayage is very subtle and pretty! And I’m obsessed with that dress! xo, B |

  11. Lynna says:

    Love your dress<3
    It looks elegant and fashionable! xx

  12. Love your new hair! The dress is also super cute and I love how you paired it with these fun fruit accessories! xo, Emily

  13. ivana says:

    In love with this look, dress is so gorgeous xo

  14. Anna says:

    Love your highlights! The color looks great on you! And love those espadrilles! XO ~Anna

  15. Logan says:

    That is the perfect maxi dress for summertime! I also love your pineapple shoes! So fun!

  16. Shruthi says:

    Oh my that watermelon bag is so so so cute! Also love the balyage on the dark hair <3


  17. Alina says:

    Love this look! Looks so good on you!
    Hope you had a great day <3
    A l i n a //

  18. Lisa Autumn says:

    Totally love your hair girl!

    xx Lisa |

  19. Brittany says:

    Your hair looks great! I love to freshen up my color for summer. Love your maxi dress & watermelon purse!

  20. I love the baylage look on you! SO gorgeous! And your outfit is adorable as always!

  21. Love this bayalage – so good!


  22. Cass says:

    Loving the blues and the fruit accessories!! You look amazing! ♥♥

  23. Ilse says:

    Your hair looks stunning! They did such a great job!!


  24. Jana says:

    That dress is so cute on you! and…LOVE that little watermelon bag! xo Jana |

  25. Nikki says:

    Your hair is gorgeous! Balayage is my favorite kind of color to get cause it looks so natural! Perfect for summer!

  26. Love your hair … so pretty!

  27. Ifeoluwa says:

    Your hair looks so pretty! Love the pineapple shoes ✨

  28. you look like a ray of sunshine despite the drizzle! epic story! glad you embraced the experience in a positive way! super nice dress and kicks too!

    ♡Courtney Bentley ||

  29. Alexis says:

    I’m loving your entire outfit! Balayage is my absolute favorite! I’ve been doing it for like a year now!

  30. Love your hair girl and I LOVE how much thought you put into detail with each and every one of your looks!

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