Lakme Showstopping Collection - My Experience and Giveaway

March 17, 2015 Setu 6 Comments

Hello girls, few months back I was contacted for reviewing Lakme ShowStopping Collection.I was like why not? Not because the offer was from a premier salon but since my relation from Lakme goes way back. I had chosen Lakme for my makeup and Saree Draping for my Engagement in 201o. And I truly impressed by their impeccable service. They gave me just what had in my mind.

Lakme Showstopping Collection - My Experience

Anyways, I got call from Divya from Bandra Khar to fix up an appointment where she told the look included cut and color. Now I have never ever colored my hair and I am extremely skeptical about it. But because it was Lakme it got me thinking. I thought if I have to ever get my hair colored I would never turn to anyone except Lakme. So why not now?

[caption id="attachment_4935" align="alignnone" width="491"]Lakme Showstopping Collection - My Experience This is where the Magic Gets Done!![/caption]

I called my younger sister to assist me choosing the style, but she was late. Meena at the salon made me browse the royal book of Show Stopping Collection Book, explained me looks, tried to understand what I had in mind and we finalized.

About Show Stopping Collection : You can browse the Show Stopping Collection here.

‘Illusion’, :Loud, unconventional, trendy. This trend oozes of youth and rebellion.

[caption id="attachment_4937" align="alignnone" width="400"]Lakme Showstopping Collection - My Experience Look from Illusion[/caption]

‘Metamorphosis’: For those who like change, this is a blend of sophistication and          whacky! Go bold with new shapes.

[caption id="attachment_4938" align="alignnone" width="400"]Lakme Showstopping Collection - My Experience Look from Metamorphosis Collection[/caption]

‘Moulin Rouge’ : From vintage to the post-modern fashion Renaissance, the ‘once upon a time’ celebrated fashion culture makes a come-back.

So we picked up fusion of two, Cut from the 'Metamorphosis' and color from 'Illusion' (Attached Above).I was so happy when we hit it And then walked in my sister and she was equally excited when I explained her.

[caption id="attachment_4940" align="alignnone" width="675"]Lakme Showstopping Collection - My Experience Their Nail Display, How could I miss it?[/caption]

My hair was first colored , then washed followed by cut and blow dry. I did not choose to bleach my hair so the color was done on my natural black hair. The style of coloring was ‘Ombre’ which is a French word for ‘Shade/Shadow’. Usually a multicolored stripe, with colors graduating from light to dark. This effect is also gradient and used as a nail art technique. In context of hair this kind of look also called Dip-dyed hair is a trend amongst celebrities and fashionistas. I chose red color for Ombre and just got the tips of my hair and certain strands on front colored red. And it actually looked like the ends of my hair were just dipped in color.

[caption id="attachment_4942" align="alignnone" width="411"]Lakme Showstopping Collection - My Experience My Look immediately After Cut and Color.[/caption]

Since they were colored on natural black here, it gave a lovely reddish brown color which exactly what I wanted, you know like rust color. I was so happy with my hair after they were blow dried. But the photographs captured of my hair in Lakme were not impressive because my red top camouflaged the red ombre. So I decided to get it clicked again on other dress later.

[caption id="attachment_4943" align="alignnone" width="520"]Lakme Showstopping Collection - My Experience My Hair in absolutely raw form after Hair wash a week Later.Don't they Look dipped in Red?[/caption]

The next day was even more exciting than the day of makeover. Usually, when we get a cut we look diva just when it is blow dried and the next day back to ‘Bad Hair Day’. But here it was just the opposite. After hair wash when I went to work, I liked my hair even more. Not only did the color take it to other level but the cut was great too. I get endless compliments for my hair till date. I have never loved my hair more, trust me. It is just perfect cut and color. Something doesn’t go away with hair wash or a bad hair cannot take away. I simply feel confident and beautiful about them.

[caption id="attachment_4945" align="alignnone" width="423"]Lakme Showstopping Collection - My Experience Again, No Setting, no blow dry- Just Naturally Raw Dried Hair! Don't I Look Happy?[/caption]

I am simply, truely , madly and deeply in love with my hair, more than I have ever been :). So I am not being selfish here and I intend to share some of my happiness with you too :). I am hosting a small giveaway and Lakme will be giving a Rs 1500 gift Voucher to the winner.

Lakme India  Giveaway

Rules :

1. You can participate on my Blog or any of my Social Media - Instagram , Twitter or Facebook. You should follow my blog via email if you decide to participate via blog.

2. Whichever media you chose out of the four above options, you MUST follow it and leave comment -"Why Do you think Hair is Fashion?", "Your Name" and "Email Id"with #setulakmegiveaway.The best answer will be chosen as winner and contacted by me.Voucher will be sent by Lakme.

3. You can get more chances to win by giving different answers and trying out your luck on all four forums.I will be validating all entries so no cheating absolutely or you will be disqualified.

All the Best!!!


  1. Hair is an integral part of woman's personality and speaks volumes about her. A woman can transform her persona and look completely bold and edgy if she wants to or change her style and look elegant or soft or sexyy.. Hair is fashion.. not just fashion but your personal fashion that defines YOU!!

  2. offfcourse ...i always feel without a hairstyle a persons attire is totally incomplete....if m wearing something indian...i go with s weirdo will be a disaster...a persons hair compliments the style ...clothes...accessories...
    which u are is definately a fashion for love ur hair the most...

  3. Hair is the richest ornament of women..fashioned hair brings one's self image into focus.
    A fashioned hair is enough to say how stylish a women matter how simple she is dressed .

  4. Why Hair is Fashion?
    Thinking of getting a makeover! A new hair-do is what you need. Spare 20 min on your hair, and you are ready to turn everyone's eyes on the street. A little twist, a little curl to go retro, funky, formal and what not.
    I am a fashion maniac. I have tried more than 10 hair styles till date and each added a new shade to my personality.
    I thank you and lakme for sharing such a rich experience with your followers. Please keep writing more on hair styling.

  5. Firstly I would like to say, love your hair make over. The Metamorphosis cut suits your personality while Your hair looks stunning with The Red Helix Flair from Illusion look. Lakme Salon professionals did great job.

    Secondly to answer, Why hair is fashion?
    Hair is one important part of one's personality. How you carry your hair style can speak about your personality traits. For e.g. As mentioned in Lakme Show stopping hair look book, Illusion - a style with Red color flairs. This style reflects Loud and Rebellion kind of personality of the person. Like clothes and shoe speak about a person's personality, hair says a lot too. Therefore, hair is one very important fashion trend which can not be ignored.
    My Name - Alpana Ladwani
    City: Jalandhar
    Email: alpana_l (@) hotmail (dot) com

  6. Nice post Setu. Loved your new look. That nail display looks cool. Just like you; I share a connection with Lakme Salon. I got my bridal make up done from them and so did my Bhabhi on my recommendation.
    Hair is one of the most important part of body and everyone wants to accessorize and personalize it according to their comfort and preference. Be it funky hair jewelry, neon hair clips, bands, beads, haircut, hair color; both men and women want to stay trendy. Just like how we dress for the occasion; we style our hair for the occasion. It’s all about making an impact not just with apt dressing but with apt hair styling too and that is why hair is fashion.

    Name: Manisha Katira