I’ve been blonde for a long as I can recall, I was naturally white blonde as a child and it darkened to a medium blonde by my teens, when I started dying it back to a lighter colour. I started with highlights (ugh – how I loathe highlights) and slowly built up to the flat platinum I’ve sported over the past 5 years or so.
I’ve flirted with different colour rinses, from a subtle ashy tone to blue to Mrs Slocombe pink. How I loved Mrs Slocombe pink – but sadly it isn’t really conducive to a work environment, even one as relaxed as mine...
Anyway, lately I’ve been hankering for a change, the problem with the blonde is that it looks very ratty when unwashed / when the roots start showing and, not being as well heeled as Ms Monroe, I can’t really afford weekly touch ups! As a result I’ve been considering a darker shade or *gasp* going back to my natural brown. Not that I know what my natural brown looks like anymore, but I’m assuming something like this.
Rockalily Cuts in Shoreditch and spoke to the delicious Lucie Luella about my options. Lucie, being a sensible girl, explained to me that going dark from my current white blonde would be very difficult to do and impossible to reverse if I didn’t like it, so we decided to look at what else we could do. I’ve always had a predilection for the "old lady" rinse look and so, on googling I found this:
|pic shamelessly stolen from http://notyournormaldoll.blogspot.co.uk without permission, apologies|
Lucy explained that this would most likely be possible as the effect of a red dye on my blonde would be similar to this red dye on the lady in the pictures naturally white hair. Now the only problem is that this dye doesn't really exist in the colours usually stocked by the modern hairdresser. Not to be discouraged however, my intrepid coifeusse set about concocting her own blend of colours.
Fuelled by two bottles of Stella Artois and adrenaline I let her apply the stuff to my hair and lo and behold – it worked. My hair is a glowing, unrealistic, apricot. I feel like fashion icon space alien - superhero. Rawr!
Both completely unreal in tone but within the realms of realism by just enough to prevent my employer commenting.
I love it. So much I took pics of myself on the way home and sent them to my friends.
So much so I posted pics on here.
So much so I wrote this post and added this pic of me in the toilet cubicle at work.
Frankly, I’m in love. And a little scared to wash my hair as I know the colour will fade as reds are wont to do.
I can wholeheartedly recommend Rockalily cuts. So far they have given me my best ever cut and my best ever colour.
Thanks Lucie, Ree and Elly!