Redken Ready: Toronto Women’s Fashion Week SS2018

Read about my Redken Ready Experience at Toronto Women's Fashion Week with 1 Milk 2 Sugars!

Another Toronto Women’s Fashion Week (TWFW) has come and gone, and this one was stellar!

I was invited to TWFW SS2018 by Redken and 1 Milk 2 Sugars and was treated like a princess. My sis Erika and I arrived, full of nerves and excitement for the night’s shows, and were immediately whisked backstage to have our hair done.

Read about my Redken Ready Experience at Toronto Women's Fashion Week with 1 Milk 2 Sugars!
Read about my Redken Ready Experience at Toronto Women's Fashion Week with 1 Milk 2 Sugars!

Erika needed to pinch me – I was hyperventilating. TWFW is always a complete thrill for me, but to have this sort of A-list treatment was quite literally a dream come true!

Once backstage, I was seated at Cindy’s station – a fabulous hairstylist with a rocker edge. The wonderful Ruth of 1 Milk 2 Sugars handed me a flute of Verve Cliquot while Cindy’s assistant Cassandra prepped me for my “hair reawakening”. Cindy asked me what I would like to have done, and I started stammering.

Me: “I d-d-d-unno. Umm – something cool, I guess? Maybe something center parted? Umm…”

Cindy: “I’m gonna slick your hair back, honey.” OK then!

Read about my Redken Ready Experience at Toronto Women's Fashion Week with 1 Milk 2 Sugars!

Cindy working her magic on me

Read about my Redken Ready Experience at Toronto Women's Fashion Week with 1 Milk 2 Sugars!

For the next 30 minutes, Cindy and Cassandra worked their magic on me and I am SO HAPPY I stepped outside of my comfort zone and let Cindy do her thing. The results were incredible. Not only did I feel edgy and “fashion”, I felt completely beautiful and pampered.

I’m no stranger to Redken. Redken has one of the best conditioners on the market – their award-winning All Soft Conditioner that works miracles on dry and damaged hair. I’ve been using it off and on for a while now even though my hair isn’t damaged. You cannot beat its detangling and softening qualities.

Read about my Redken Ready Experience at Toronto Women's Fashion Week with 1 Milk 2 Sugars!

A Stephan Caras model getting her finishing touches

Read about my Redken Ready Experience at Toronto Women's Fashion Week with 1 Milk 2 Sugars!

The fabulous Myles rocking his braids!

Read about my Redken Ready Experience at Toronto Women's Fashion Week with 1 Milk 2 Sugars!

Redken also makes a favourite hairspray – Quick Dry 18 Instant Finishing Spray. It’s a strong-hold hairspray that leaves my hair soft and shiny, and doesn’t make it feel stiff and hard.

After the shows and being treated like a queen by Redken, I left TWFW feeling inspired and vowing to try new things fashion and makeup-wise. I also loaded up on the entire All Soft haircare line once I got home. Heading into winter, I need all of the extra moisture and softness I can get!

Read about my Redken Ready Experience at Toronto Women's Fashion Week with 1 Milk 2 Sugars!

I’m in love with my hair!! OMG. Thank you, Redken and 1 Milk 2 Sugars!!!

OUTFIT DETAILS

Nude Duster Jacket – Shein | Dress – Aritzia | Spirited Skullย Necklaceย worn backwards – ALEX AND ANI | Icy Moon Earrings – ALEX AND ANI | Lips, Foundation, Blush, Highlighter – Fenty Beauty

Read about my Redken Ready Experience at Toronto Women's Fashion Week with 1 Milk 2 Sugars!

Erika – all hair, all the time

Read about my Redken Ready Experience at Toronto Women's Fashion Week with 1 Milk 2 Sugars!

The Stephan Caras show is about to start!

Read about my Redken Ready Experience at Toronto Women's Fashion Week with 1 Milk 2 Sugars!

A work of art by Stephan Caras

Read about my Redken Ready Experience at Toronto Women's Fashion Week with 1 Milk 2 Sugars!

Paparazzi shot!

Redken and 1 Milk 2 Sugars, I want to thank you for making that night one of the most memorable of the year. My sister and I were in awe of the stylists – their professionalism and skill was extraordinary.

Cindy and Cassandra – you’re cool AF. I really hope our paths cross again! I also hope that you can make me look like a rockstar again too!!! THANK YOU!!!

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24 Comments

  1. October 12, 2017 / 8:11 am

    This looks like an amazing experience! And you’re on FIRE!

    • Dominique
      October 12, 2017 / 10:28 am

      Ha! Thanks, Molly! xoxoxoxo

  2. Maggie
    October 12, 2017 / 8:16 am

    What an amazing event! I love how fashion week is going everywhere!

    • Dominique
      October 12, 2017 / 10:27 am

      Me too! Fashion Week is pretty huge in Toronto and has been around for a long time, just under different banners… ;o)

    • Dominique
      October 12, 2017 / 10:27 am

      Thank you! It truly was a mind-blowing experience!

    • Dominique
      October 12, 2017 / 8:08 pm

      Thanks, girl!

  3. Ashley
    October 12, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    I loved this post!! Such an amazing experience!

    • Dominique
      October 12, 2017 / 9:44 pm

      Thank you!!

  4. October 12, 2017 / 11:53 pm

    This looks like so much fun!! You look GORG with your hair slicked back!

    xo megan

  5. October 13, 2017 / 8:50 am

    OMG that is so cool that they did your hair backstage. Did you feel like a fancy model? LOL

    – Gita (www.mimiandchichi.com)

    • Dominique
      October 13, 2017 / 6:25 pm

      I sooo did! My sister was all like: “Oh boy….” Hahahahaha!

  6. Margret
    October 13, 2017 / 8:56 am

    Girl this is so cute, loved your look!

    • Dominique
      October 13, 2017 / 6:25 pm

      Margret – you’re the best. Thanks, hunny!

    • Dominique
      October 13, 2017 / 6:24 pm

      Thank you! I was freaking out!!!

  7. Sarah
    October 15, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    So fun you got to attend! Looks so amazing!

    • Dominique
      October 16, 2017 / 11:40 am

      Sarah! It was awesome! I’m still buzzing about it!! Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Melissa Watterson
    October 16, 2017 / 7:32 am

    Fantastic ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ
    And your hair was beautiful…๐Ÿ˜

    • Dominique
      October 16, 2017 / 11:40 am

      Awww Melissa! Thank you! That was an experience of a lifetime! Wanna go for a fat-free, sugar-free, post-workout skinny latte soon?

  9. October 16, 2017 / 11:15 pm

    Okay this is absolutely so cool! What an amazing opportunity.

    xo,
    Steph
    @trendyinindy || trendyinindy.com

    • Dominique
      October 17, 2017 / 4:42 pm

      Thanks, Cindy!

    • Dominique
      October 18, 2017 / 12:14 pm

      It really was. I’m blessed! Thank you!

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