Camille Albane

camillealbane.jpgLast Wednesday, I went to Camille Albane salon on Newbury Street for #BloggerBeauty, a makeup + hair party provided for Blog and Tweet Boston. Fellow attendees included Amanda, Amy, Emily, Jane, Janelle, Jen, Jessica, Jilian, Katherine, Kelsey, Morgan, Trianna, Victoria, and Whitney.

Friendly staff members welcomed us and told us about the history of Camille Albane’s Newbury Street location, which opened last April, and the overall brand history (including its relationship to Dessange). In spite of the impressive salon pedigree, the staff and the atmosphere were both down-to-earth. We chatted more over sparkling water, espresso, macarons, cheese, crackers, bread, and olives while groups of bloggers were taken to the hairstyling stations. I enjoyed the bonus mingling time (with bloggers and staff). At other blogger events, it’s hard to get to know fellow attendees with the fast pace of activities (especially if it’s CrossFit or Barry’s Bootcamp)! The mingling time also enabled me to find out cool Paris trip advice from Amy and that those very Laduree-looking macarons came from Whole Foods.

When it was my turn for hairstyling, my lovely stylist Liliya assessed my hair and talked to me about what I wanted (which, as it always is, more volume). She shampooed my hair while I sat in a ridiculously comfortable massage chair and watched the latest Paris runway fashions parade by on a flat-screen tv above the styling stations. She then put a moisturizing masque in my hair for about five minutes before taking me back to the hairstyling station. I was a bit intrigued by the Pigma color masques, but I think they would not have shown up on my hair. She used mousse on my hair, then worked her magic with a rolly brush to create a sleek, voluminous look, finishing it with some hairspray. I then proceeded to the makeup chair to let Jen work her magic with the new spring line of eyeshadows. Normally I would only pick such a bold blue for my running shoes or tank tops, but upon seeing Jen’s extremely well-done and bright makeup, I told her “I trust you, do what you want!” She put on a champagne base, blended in some blue shadow, and then lined my eyes with dark blue shadow. Jen’s work verified the theory that blue eyeshadow accentuates brown eyes 🙂

The salon sent us home not only with pretty hair and bold eyes but with blue + white makeup bags, shampoo, and conditioner. My only quibble? That we couldn’t do the event a few hours earlier and then go out and show off the results! I would definitely recommend checking out Camille Albane for its posh location, friendly customer service, and wide variety of hair cut and color options. The Yelp reviews on the bayalage look particularly favorable.

Camille Albane
252 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02116
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