The carefree, stay-at-home-mom of two, Vilma Busquets, moved to Beijing five years ago with her family after he husband, John Lydon, got a job at China Daily. Her two sons, Armando (age 19) and Salomon (17) Lydon-Busquets attended and attend respectively the Beijing No.55 High School International Students Section.
Busquets doesn’t have a skin care routine as she says, “I don’t have the patience for that.” She wears her hair the same way for months on end, as she’s more of a “wash-and-go” kind of person. She hasn’t had a haircut in the last two years and was ready to step out of her comfort zone with a drastic new look. She was unperturbed about the makeover as she knew she was in good hands with London Loft’s creative duo, Scarlett Salmons and Phoebe Gao.
Salmons and Gao recommended Busquets for the makeover and were ready to do something special. On a nice summer morning, Salmons gave Busquets a consultation at their new location on Xinzhong Lu on the fifth floor of the same building as Juice by Melissa. Salmons wanted to give Busquets an assymetrical pixie cut and says, “Summer needs shorter hair to look and feel lighter.” Busquets knew that she was in very capable hands and wasn’t worried one bit.
As for her color, Gao was going to darken her hair then give little splashes of colors red, orange, and blonde. These little splashes of color gave Busquets a youthful look. On her phone, Busquets showed us a photo of her sons holding her up on a skateboard and says, “Looks like fun but I can’t risk the fall.” She got a manicure at the salon and was very pleased by the results.
Her husband and sons were happy with her new look and thought she looked really hip. She definitely plans to go back.
Get the Look
Hair is washed then cut to make it easier to color properly.
Gao first takes sections of the hair at the front and back to use for different colors as highlights, then colors the rest of the hair with a darker brown.
Salmons applies concealer, blue mascara, lip stick, and a little blush to get a minimalist look with pop. Salmons says that active people who are going to be out all summer need to wear little makeup to avoid it getting ruined easily. Finally, hair is styled.
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This article originally appeared on page 12-13 of the August 2016 Issue of beijingkids magazine. Click here for your free online copy. To find out how you can obtain a hard copy, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.