I went in for a balayage with Emmy. The salon is quite nice and smells good. We had a consultation about what I was after and I showed a few photos. Emmy spent a lot of time on my hair, however I'm not entirely happy with the results. The balayage is much more streaky than what I was hoping for and definitely doesn't blend as I'd hoped. On closer inspection too, it seems that the hair strands that have been highlighted are brightest at the top/middle and it doesn't seem like the bleach has been applied all the way to the ends - when I wanted the ends to be the lightest part.
As I said, to be fair, she put a lot of work into it and I'm sure for normal highlights she does a great job, it's just not entirely the look I was hoping for. I'm planning to go buy some semi permanent colour to apply to the top - mids of my hair to try and blend it out a bit more.