Check out these reader Before and Afters from the Clairol Makeover Challenge!

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Wowza—August 16th was a big day over here at BeautyEditor.ca HQ. And an even bigger day for the winners of our Clairol Makeover Challenge!

From a whopping 350+ entries, 13 lucky winners got the full VIP treatment at Toronto’s Hair on the Avenue salon. You know how on certain TV shows the contestants all have to go to the salon to get makeovers? Well it was kind of like that, except without any tears or Jay Manuel forcing people to cut off all their hair.

Nope—not only were scissors NOT involved, the makeovers were all about SUBTLE, NATURAL, “you only better” changes. And by better, I mean every single one of the girls left with beautiful, soft, shiny, rich-looking hair.

Luis Pacheco, owner of Hair on the Avenue and consulting colourist for Clairol

Luis Pacheco Check out these reader Before and Afters from the Clairol Makeover Challenge!

…kicked things off with colour consultations: each winner was matched up with her best shade of Clairol Natural Instincts. This is truly goof-proof colour: it works in just 10 minutes, is ammonia-free, covers grays and is designed for a subtle effect within two or three shades of your current colour. It’s also a demi-permanent, so it’ll fade gradually without leaving a harsh line at the roots.

After the consults, Before photos were taken, hair was dyed, washed, blow-dried and styled… and then four extremely talented makeup artists from Toronto’s Judy Inc. went to town with CoverGirl makeup.

And WE—

Clairol Makeover Day bloggers Check out these reader Before and Afters from the Clairol Makeover Challenge!

—as in (from left to right, above) blogger hostesses Janine from BeautyGeeks, yours truly from BeautyEditor.ca, Ali from ChickAdvisor and Shan from Coco&Lowe—were 100% blown away.

Take a look for yourself…

Nadia:

Nadia Check out these reader Before and Afters from the Clairol Makeover Challenge!

UPDATE: The shade used was #35 – Ebony Mocha.

Janice:

Janice Check out these reader Before and Afters from the Clairol Makeover Challenge!

UPDATE: The shade used was #28 – Nutmeg.

Judy:

Judy Check out these reader Before and Afters from the Clairol Makeover Challenge!

UPDATE: The shade used was #28G – Golden Cappuccino.

Rebecca:

Rebecca Check out these reader Before and Afters from the Clairol Makeover Challenge!

UPDATE: The shade used was #28 – Nutmeg.

Jennifer:

Jennifer Check out these reader Before and Afters from the Clairol Makeover Challenge!

UPDATE: The shade used was #31 – Coffee Crème.

Priscilla:

UPDATE: Photo removed by request.

Kitty:

Kitty Check out these reader Before and Afters from the Clairol Makeover Challenge!

UPDATE: The shade used was #31 – Coffee Crème.

Gauri:

TK Check out these reader Before and Afters from the Clairol Makeover Challenge!

UPDATE: The shade used was #28G – Golden Cappuccino.

Doris:

Doris Check out these reader Before and Afters from the Clairol Makeover Challenge!

UPDATE: The shade used was #12 – Toasted Almond.

Delrene:

Delrene Check out these reader Before and Afters from the Clairol Makeover Challenge!

UPDATE: The shade used was #36 – Midnight.

Paula:

Paula Check out these reader Before and Afters from the Clairol Makeover Challenge!

UPDATE: The shade used was #35 – Ebony Mocha.

Tammy:

Tammy Check out these reader Before and Afters from the Clairol Makeover Challenge!

UPDATE: The shade used was #30 – Rosewood.

Kate:

Kate Check out these reader Before and Afters from the Clairol Makeover Challenge!

UPDATE: The shades used were #12 – Toasted Almond and #9G – Golden Honey.

Photos: Vincent Lions, Judy Inc.

Do these girls have great hair or what?

There are a few lessons here:

1. You can absolutely look amazing using products available at the drugstore: the Clairol Natural Instincts products used in the makeovers generally retail for under $12 each!

and

2. You don’t need to make radical changes to look and feel like a million bucks. Don’t these ladies look like themselves… only better? A demi-permanent colour like Natural Instincts is all about celebrating your natural beauty with subtle enhancements.

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And let me know…

What do you think of these makeovers?
Have you ever tried Clairol Natural Instincts?
Could you—would you—after seeing these results?

PS. Want to try Clairol Natural Instincts yourself? Clairol challenges you to put them to the test: With Natural Instincts® you’ll see great colour that’s healthier-looking*—SATISFACTION GUARANTEED† —or they’ll refund your purchase and pay for two boxes of your old colour. Plus you can get a coupon to use on your next purchase of Natural Instincts and save up to $4. Click here for details.

*vs. untreated hair

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9 Comments

Gimped
Tuesday, September 14/2010 at 12:13 pm

Out of the pics above, I think my faves are Tammy and Kate. They ALL look fab, but these two stand out for me. I LOVE Tammy’s new hairstyle, and her makeup makes her look so fresh and natural — that highlighter on her cheeks is doing wonders for her :) And Kate’s wavy locks … to die for! I wish I could have hair like that …

Any can I just mention the eyebrows. It’s amazing what a little brow pencil can do to change your face.

Great job!

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Tuesday, September 14/2010 at 3:31 pm

Yes didn’t they look amazing? And they didn’t even cut Tammy’s hair… it looks so different with the new colour and style, but no scissors were involved!

And yes, we were all gushing over Kate’s ombre hair… Luis did a “reverse” balayage, painting in darker colour at the top and keeping her existing highlights. Looks incredible! I’ve actually got a how-to on that and will be posting very soon…

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amy brooker
Tuesday, February 1/2011 at 12:16 am

Wow please please please tell me what color the first girl Nadia has used. It looks amazing and I’d love to use it!

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Friday, February 11/2011 at 6:11 pm

Let me see if I can find out!

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Monday, February 14/2011 at 1:18 pm

Hi Amy – the shade used on Nadia was Natural Instincts in Ebony Mocha #35. Hope that helps!

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Nikki
Friday, March 11/2011 at 10:27 am

What color or colors did they use on Tammy?
Thanks

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Friday, July 29/2011 at 4:35 pm

Have updated the post with shades – Tammy is #30 – Rosewood

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cc
Sunday, June 19/2011 at 1:14 am

how did they use 2 color on kate’s hair? did they mix them in the same bottle or what to make it that dirty blonde color?

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Friday, July 29/2011 at 4:34 pm

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