23 March 2016

The Return of the Blondie

This post is the sequel to 'Blondie' which I wrote back in 2013.

I've dyed my hair several different colours in the past but the one that my family always said that suited me the most is (dot, dot, dot)... BLONDE.

I had blonde highlights for a large part of my teenage years (probably from around 13 to when I went red for Uni at 18) and I have found in the past, when experiencing a bad hair day, that I missed my blonde locks a HELLUVA lot.


After being a red head for a year during my first year of Uni, I decided to go over to the dark side and embrace my inner goth with almost black hair (cue all of those Katy Perry comparisons), followed by a random purpley tint, before settling for a dark brown with light brown ends dip-dye look circa 2013.




It wasn't long before I lightened the dip-dye hair up with blonde ends instead of light brown and then, in a moment of temporary insanity, dyed these ends pink because I thought I was a unicorn OBVS (read all about it here). Following this crazy experiment, I asked my then-hairdresser to whack in some honey highlights and - HEY PRESTO - I was an all-over blondie again.



Soon later, I did what a lot of young girls my age do... I got lazy. I stopped having my hair coloured because 1) I couldn't afford it and 2) I started to work full time - and who wants to sit in a chair for hours on end making mindless small talk at the weekend when you've got a boyfriend to please, a flat to clean and errands to run?! NO SIR, not me.

Fortunately, I was lucky and my highlights grew out to create this natural ombre effect with my real hair colour (which is brown).


I kept this look for the year I was travelling and then some, before deciding I would like to go lighter all over in late 2015 and be a good and proper blondie again.

At first I thought I'd like to keep the ombre effect to consist of dark brown roots with the colour gradient gradually increasing to blonde on the ends (a la Lauren Conrad):



However, this time around, I decided to have highlights further up so the whole look feels a lot lighter. I took inspiration from a certain Miss Khloe Kardashian. After reading her book and watching her family's TV show, I've become a big fan of Khloe and her entire look. Her hair, in particular, always seems to be ON FLEEK:

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(Image Source: Glamour Magazine Online)

This is still technically ombre with the natural hair colour showing at the roots. I liked this idea because it means that the roots are less noticeable when they grow out.

This was the final result:


Hair Cut and Colour - Westrow, Wetherby

I'm really pleased with the colour - I may even ask to go a little lighter next time! Either way, the Blondie is here to stay and I couldn't be happier.


(Do you like my new hair colour? How many times have you dyed your hair in the past? Thanks for reading! Katie-xo)

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