Vidal Sassoon Salonist

Review: Vidal Sassoon Salonist


I was lucky enough to be selected to trial the latest hair dye Vidal Sassoon Salonist, which I received the product for free. Here is my review of the product.

Colour: Medium Intense Red

Cost: £9.99 RRP

What’s in the box?

Black Gloves

Mixing bowl

Application brush



Product 1 – Rich colour cream

Product 1 – Colour activating lotion

Product 2 – VS Serum

The application

This product is completely different to any I have used before. For this dye you get three products and you treat the roots separately to the rest of your hair. The first stage involves you mixing both products labelled 1 together in the pot provided, with the brush provided until it is smooth. You then use the brush to apply three quarters of the product to your roots.

This part of the process was a little tricky for me, I felt that my long hair made it more difficult; trying to fight it while parting it took the longest time. I have since had my hair cut so I will revisit this aspect when I re-dye it.

After making sure my roots had a good application (including my hair line – I often miss patches of this) I had to give it a good massage to ensure the roots had a good covering and then move on to the next stage.

For the length I had to mix product 2 into the remaining quarter of the first mix, making sure it mixed thoroughly. Then just apply it to the rest of my hair, smoothing it over. The developing time is 30 minutes so I went off to clean up the mess I had already made of the bathroom and wipe the dye off my face.


As with most hair dyes the rising is the same with the added step of shampooing before adding the conditioner; I don’t tend to get this with the other brands I buy. The conditioner supplied is a 6 week treatment and it smells divine, kind of coco-nutty and you can feel the quality straight away.


Once I had dried my hair the colour and coverage was fantastic, it is a beautiful bright red which you will see in the picture below. My hair was full of life again and I couldn’t keep my hands off of it. I spent the night telling my husband to touch it as it felt fantastic.


Hair the day after, my hairdresser had been to do a cut and style.

After care

As mentioned, the conditioner supplied is a 6 week application (once a week). It certainly does continue to leave your hair feeling fabulous.


Unfortunately I had to re-dye my hair much sooner than I normally would, though I am sure this is because of the fact I had stripped black hair dye from my hair a few weeks before. I bought another Vidal Sassoon Salonist in the same shade of red and again it was a fantastic shade and coverage. Also much easier with the shorter hair.

Overall review and score

I have to admit that this is now one of my favourite shades of hair dye. It is a little pricer than my normal dyes coming in at almost double what I usually pay but I have been that impressed with every aspect of the process that it is a case of quality over cost. I couldn’t recommend Vidal Sassoon Salonist more.

5 puddings