Saturday, 10 March 2012

Being blonde again

Today is the day I've been counting down to (and in fact slightly cheated by moving my appointment forward by a week) - the day I get my hair done! My hair has been in disastrous need of cutting and dying for the past month (to the point where people thought I had dip dyed my hair - no, that was just roots) and my appointment finally rolled around with Electric London just off Bond Street - it's just up the road from Selfridges, (somehow I managed to resist temptation).

Electric London is owned by celebrity hairdresser Mark Woolley - but I had my hair done by the lovely Adam who used to work in the Brighton branch which used to be my hairdressers many moons ago.

I really wanted balayage highlights all over my hair to give it a real sunkissed look, but instead opted for half a head of highlights on top and brighter blonde balayage underneath to give my hair a bit more depth. I absolutely love the results, even though I had 3 inches off which is a lot for me!

Balayage highlights are done without foils to give your hair a less defined/highlighted look. I didn't opt for all-over balayage as this technique can't get as close to the root - and as my hair is a mid brown naturally I really needed it dyed from the very root to make sure it looked at it's best after being dyed.

If you want something similar done the darker blonde is called beige blonde and the lighter blonde is creamy blonde. I also had a toner put on to reduce brassiness and make my hair very creamy (I prefer a slightly more ashy look to golden as my hair tends to turn more yellowy over time). I also had my hair blow dried wavy to achieve the look above.

To keep my hair this colour I'll be using the Fudge Clean Blonde Violet Toning Shampoo about once a month. This is my favourite purple shampoo, but it's very strong so be careful not to leave it on too long or you'll end up with a purple rinse. Not a good look!



  1. your hair looks stunning, absolutely love it!

    Marie x

  2. What brand of color did your stylist use? Also, did you get a root color or just the highlights with foils? I absolutely love the color!!! Just beautiful!