You might have heard me mention Goldplaited a lot lately on the blog or on Instagram. And if you haven’t, well, listen up! Goldplaited is a finishing salon that marries a blowout bar and makeup lounge. The first time I went there I was a little nervous because I haven’t always had the best stylist experiences. My natural hair, which you don’t see often, is curly and coarse, and new-to-me stylists can sometimes be confused by it. Thankfully, my first experience at Goldplaited left me with an amazing blowout and wanting to go back for more! Especially when I heard they do braids.
Lucky for me, Goldplaited offers a “Prep Pass,” the option of one payment that unlocked unlimited blowouts and braids per month. Now, a Prep Pass isn’t always something I can see fitting into my budget, but you know I’m a sucker for trying a new subscription service. I also learned about the Goldplaited Prep Pass at a time when I was sick of trying to manage my own hair and not have it come out looking its best. So, I signed up to try the service once. Who knew I’d still be a part of it several months later?
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I have to start by saying that one of my favorite things about Goldplaited is the decor. If I could decorate a room in a home for myself, it would look like this salon. (Now if I could also hire a stylist for my personal room later in life, too…) My second favorite part is walking out and knowing I won’t have to worry about my hair for several days. I book appointments online or over the phone and can do it as many times as I want Sunday-Friday. (That does differ depending on the pass purchased.)
I started with just blowouts with my Prep Pass, but when I saw some of the braid styles coming out of Goldplaited I had to find an excuse to try one myself. Goldplaited does something called “free braid Fridays” (free with a $20 retail purchase), and while the style is included in my Prep Pass, it’s been kind of a fun thing to treat myself to specifically on Fridays. I love rocking a new style when I’m out or one that can last me through my Saturday. I’m not exaggerating when I say that several times I’ve walked out of the salon and immediately received a compliment on my hair from a stranger on the street.
I have stayed a member of the Prep Pass much longer than I expected to. At first getting blowouts and braids seemed silly and too extravagant to me. And OK, while it kind of is, it’s also been a time saver and ensured I had a fresh ‘do for big events, like being a guest at a wedding, or special nights out, like the Kanye concert. I hope to continue it through the holidays, a season that will also include my bridal shower.
Feel free to comment below with any questions you may have about Goldplaited or the Prep Pass. Or, just schedule an appointment to try it out for yourself!