Floral Pants + New Hair: Camille Albane Paris in Maple Grove

- Beauty, Fashion, Hair, Outfits

cardiang + tshirt + floral pants

Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit a brand new salon in Maple Grove, MN, Camille Albane Paris. I was pretty tired from a night + day at the fair, so I grabbed my favorite “pj pants” for the appointment. I was scheduled for a balayage and a pedicure.

I have heard of balayage before but never considered asking for or getting this type of color in my hair. According to Vogue, balayage is defined as “a French coloring technique that was developed in the 1970s. It’s a freehand technique where the color is applied by hand rather than using the traditional foiling or cap highlighting techniques.”

Since this is a French salon in the US, I decided I absolutely had to give this French coloring technique a try! When I arrived, I was kindly welcomed by three employees and immediately offered something to drink…. water, coffee, etc. Since it was the morning, I asked for coffee and headed to sit down with my styist, Edie. She did such a wonderful job, I’m just so happy my hair is bright and blonde and it is all thanks to Edie!

The salon has modern look and feel, with all-white walls and stations, and relaxing music in the background. I was very impressed with the look, feel, relaxation and expertise at the salon. I have been going to the same salon since I moved up here, but I had such a great experience at Camille Albane Paris, I am definitely going to go back. The great thing about balayage is that the technique allows for less frequent visits to the salon, as the highlights look more natural, vs. giving a streaky look that can sometimes happen with foils.

One of the best part about their services is that at the end, they touch up your makeup! In case any water got on you and smeared your makeup, a little bit of powder, blush, mascara and lipgloss really helped touch up anything that got a little out of place during the appointment. Amazing, right?! That meant an immediate date when I got home because I was ready for some food and fun with my boyfriend! I of course had to take a selfie to document the new color and amazing curls Edie gave me:


If you are a local Minnesotan and interested in the services, make sure to check out the grand opening this Wednesday! {located by Five Guys off Main Street, Arbor Lakes}

Camille Albane Paris in Maple Grove


P.S. Make sure to check out Zhenya’s review of the salon here!

balayage hair and weekend style

floral pants + new hair

full lace wigs

weekend style in floral pants

Coral Cardigan {10Dollarmall.com, similar} ::T-Shirt {Banana Republic, ON SALE} :: Necklace {Banana Republic} :: Floral Pants {10DollarMall.com, similar, similar and skinny jean style ON SALE} ::Bow Flats {ShoeDazzle, similar} :: Lips {Bite in Honey Berry}

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    August 11, 2014 at 6:35 AM

    you hair looks great

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    August 11, 2014 at 7:28 AM

    your hair look amazing and love these pants. you look so pretty.


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    August 11, 2014 at 7:49 AM

    Love you as a blonde–so fresh and pretty!

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    Gina @ On the Daily Express
    August 11, 2014 at 7:51 AM

    1) Coral is a fabulous color on you! 2) The haircolor and makeup turned out great. That really is a great idea to touch up your makeup! Mine always gets messed up from the water dripping down my face and stuff.
    Gina – On the Daily Express

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      August 11, 2014 at 7:52 AM

      Right? I was like, we are doing what?! GENIUS! So I really felt fresh and pampered!

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    August 11, 2014 at 8:03 AM

    So so pretty…love these colours on you 🙂 xx

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    August 11, 2014 at 8:09 AM

    Your hair looks FAB girl!!!

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    August 11, 2014 at 8:20 AM

    You look gorgeous in this outfit, love the pants <3

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    Jess Zimlich
    August 11, 2014 at 8:23 AM

    So pretty! And those pants look insanely comfortable, perfect for the salon 😉

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    August 11, 2014 at 8:29 AM

    your hair looks great! i got my most recent cut/balayage done at the camille albane in boston!!

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      August 11, 2014 at 8:34 AM

      Oh that’s awesome! I was asking them tons of questions about other locations and they said they were just the second location in the US and talked about the Boston location! Did you love it there?!

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    August 11, 2014 at 8:32 AM

    Your hair always looks good no matter WHAT color it is- not fair! haha 🙂

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    August 11, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    Your tresses are looking fabulous, and I love your floral pants! Can’t believe they were only $10!

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    August 11, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    You look amazing – they did a fantastic job!!

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    August 11, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    Your hair looks gorgeous! Love your printed pants!

    prosecco in the park

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    August 11, 2014 at 11:46 AM

    Getting your hair done is the best feeling! I have never tried that technique, but it looks beautiful on you! And I am loving those pants – the perfect comfy and chic pair!


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    two birds
    August 11, 2014 at 11:57 AM

    I’m so mad we weren’t able to make it here! You look gorgeous…I love how your hair turned out!

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    Kimberly Bonham
    August 11, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Such a cute look! Love the pants!


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    Megan, The Frugalista Diaries
    August 11, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    YOUR HAIR LOOKS GORGEOUS! I had to tone mine down, but yours looks amazing light.

    Xo, Megan, http://www.TfDiaries.comght.

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    August 11, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    Love your hair and the pants too!

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    August 11, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    Love those pants! xo!

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    August 11, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    Your hair looks great! I’ve seen the technique done but never tried it before. I also really like your pants!

    Nicole to the Nines

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    August 11, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    your hair looks stunning and love your outfit too! xoxo

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    August 11, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    It looks amazing, and I love those pants!

    xx Cara

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    Kelsey Bang
    August 11, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    these pants are beyond fab! love the awesome print on them! so cute!

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    Kacie's Kloset
    August 11, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Your hair looks so gorgeous! I’ve never heard of that technique before. Of course, I don’t get my hair colored so that might be why. lol. If I ever do, I’ve have to do it that way because your hair looks so pretty! And I want those pants! Stylish pj type pants are just my style 🙂


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    August 11, 2014 at 7:54 PM

    I love your hair so so much! Great job 🙂

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    August 11, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    Your hair looks so fabulous. So funny, we just heard that hair term for the first time the other day. Your outfit is too cute by the way. Cute and comfy are always the perfect match! xx

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    August 11, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    Your hair looks fabulous! And I love those pants!


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    August 11, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    LURV the bayalage and blonde on you! You look amazing!

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    August 11, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    I said it once, and I’ll say it again – I absolutely adore the hair! Thanks for the shout out too!


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    Happiness at Mid-Life
    August 12, 2014 at 5:49 AM

    You hair is always so flawless looking. What a great concept that they touch up your make up too. Looking so pretty as always!


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    August 12, 2014 at 2:49 AM

    Your hair looks beautiful the shade really suits! Gorgeous girl!


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    August 12, 2014 at 6:37 AM

    Those pants are so beautiful!!! Really love the cute delicate print 🙂


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    August 12, 2014 at 6:51 AM

    Your hair looks amazing! Such a lovely outfit and it suits you really well.


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    Amy Ann
    August 12, 2014 at 7:01 AM

    I love those types of pants! They are totally what I reach for when I need comfort and style. I LOVE your hair! I have had ombre for some time now, but tried this the last time I got my hair done too. It is softer. 🙂

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    August 12, 2014 at 7:53 AM

    What a super babe you are! Love the coral (duh, it’s like my fave color this year!) and those trousers!

    Your hair looks amazing, too! So gorgeous!


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    August 12, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    You know I loved those pants the first time I saw them on the blog and I adore them now with the coral cardigan, also. Your hair is looking beautiful, also. =)

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    August 12, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    First off your hair looks amazing secondly obsessed with those pants pants with the coral! So gorg!

    <3 Shannon

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    August 12, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    Ohmygosh these pants are amazing! I just love the style of them along with the pattern. And the color you matched on top was perfect too:)
    xo Olivia

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    August 12, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    You hair looks so good! I’ve been considering Balayage highlights myself..you’ve given me more food for thought now! 🙂
    xx Sushmitha

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    Lindsay Truax
    August 13, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    Love the hair! Cute pants too!

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    August 13, 2014 at 12:04 PM

    looks great!! And I can’t believe those are pj pants!!

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    Meg Henning
    August 13, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    those pants are gorgeous and i love the pink sweater with them, they pair together so nicely

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    Simply x Classic
    August 13, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    So fun! love the printed pants!
    Your hair looks so lovely!


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    August 13, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    Coral is a great color on you and those pants suit you perfectly! I love your hair as well.

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    Amy Black
    August 13, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    You look amazing in these pics, like model flawless. Love your hair and the color of your blazer!!!

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    Sandra - More Style Than Fashion
    August 14, 2014 at 6:05 AM

    Lovely look, so fresh and happy!
    x Sandra


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    August 14, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    You look gorgeous! x

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    August 14, 2014 at 1:21 PM

    Super Cute! Loving your hair! Sounds like a great salon! The make-up touch up was a nice touch!


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    August 14, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    Love the look Rachel. So fresh and summery!
    x Kirsty

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    August 15, 2014 at 7:29 AM

    in love with your hair and brows!! gorgeous, gorgeous, girl!

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    August 17, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    Wow, looking good, Rachel!!!

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    August 22, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    So beautiful & chic!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire

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    August 23, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    Your hair looks so fab and I love how you’re rocking those floral pants! Definitely owning this cute outfit :).

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