The Raw Experience

Have you ever been to a hair salon and had a full on out of body experience? I hadn’t… until I visited Raw Hair Studio! As soon as you step in the studio, which is a re-purposed historic home, you are received by friendly staff that knows you by name, with soothing scents of chamomile and eucalyptus, comfortable grandiose chairs and delicious hot tea. I was attended by owner and Master Stylist, Anna, who’s expertise and skill from 18 years experience just oozes out of her every fiber. As soon as she saw my hair, she began to explain to me about the art of the curl. Things that I didn’t even know about my own hair! Before we even got started she gave me a soothing scalp massage, using Aveda Mint essential oil. It feels incredible! She brushed out my hair and explained that I should do this once a week, with a special pain free brush; even though I had a Diana Ross situation, my hair was really soft! After a soothing and deep cleansing shampoo, she (and a small army) tackled my hair for the smoothest blowout I’ve ever had! Using all Aveda products, during my blowout I received complimentary hand massages and makeup touch-up. I was absolutely pampered, and that was a full Raw experience, unlike anything I’ve ever experienced at a salon. It was pure bliss, and left with amazing hair! Definitely worth taking that 2 hour lunch!
Has estado en un salón de belleza y tenido un experiencia extra sensorial? Yo no… hasta que fui a Raw Hair Studio! Tan pronto entras por la puerta del estudio, el cual se encuentra dentro de una casa histórica con el interior remodelado, te reciben por tu nombe, con aromas de manzanilla y eucalipto, cómodas sillas de grandeza y delicioso té caliente. Fui atendida por la dueña y Estilista Maestra, Anna, cuyo expertise, debido a 18 años de experiencia, le sale por los poros. Tan pronto puso los ojos sobre mi cabello, comenzó a explicarme sobre el arte del rizo. Cosas que ni yo sabía sobre mi propio cabello! Antes de comenzar, me ha dado un masaje al cuero cabelludo con aceites esenciales de menta de la marca Aveda. Se sintió increíble! Peinó mi cabello y me explicó que debiera hacer esto una vez en semana, con un cepillo especial, libre de dolor; y aunque al final parecía Diana Ross, mi cabello estaba bien suave! Luego de un lavado profundo, ella (y un pequeño ejército) atacó mi cabello para darme el mejor lizado de mi vida! Utilizando sólo productos de Aveda, aparte del secado a blower, también recibí masaje de manos gratuito y retoque de maquillaje. Fue un cuidado de excelencia y esa fue la experiencia Raw, como nada que había experimentado antes. Fue divino y salí con mi cabello hermoso! Definitvamente una buena excusa para tomar un almuerzo de 2 horas!
Photo via Raw Hair Studio. Located on  3126 N St Mary’s, San Antonio

**Note: I was not compensated for this post, but all services were complimentary for the Raw Experience. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.**
**Nota: No recibí compensación por este artículo, pero mi Experiencia Raw fue gratuita. Todas las expresiones vertidas son 100% mías.**

22 thoughts on “The Raw Experience

  1. Your hair looks soo great before and after going to the hairdresser!! Seems like you had the full-on princess treatment! :)Dorky-and-weird.blogspot.comXoxo Jessy


  2. The raw experience sounds amazing and is exactly what I need right now. I love scalp massages and the smell of eucalyptus so I can just imagine how incredible the experience was. I love your beautiful curls a lot but the new hair style turned out great and looks amazing on you. Thanks for sharing and next time a visit San Antonio I will definitively give the raw experience a try. Thanks for sharing! XOXO,


  3. Thank you so much, Tatiana! I rarely blow out my hair, so when I do, people do a double take because they don't recognize at first. Haha!XoJeanie


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