Once a blonde, always a blonde…

My last post leaned a little towards the serious side & so I wanted to make the next one a fun one. It won’t be to everyone’s tastes but it might be interesting all the same. Especially to anyone considering returning from the dark side…so to speak!

Last year I wrote a post called ‘Blonde vs Brunette’. You can read it by clicking that link, and in short it saves me explaining the background of this new post. Yeah yeah, lazy I know.

To cut a very long story short, I used to be platinum blonde, then I went to the complete extreme and went the darkest of brunettes. It was great while it lasted but then I realised that I was stuck in a huge rut. I coloured my roots on a regular basis and that was all I could do. I couldn’t have highlights or even lighten my hair all over with ease. I was stuck. It began to get me down. Having always had much lighter hair and having been such a bright blonde for so long, I felt so restricted and actually almost felt that my light wasn’t shining quite as bright as it should be.

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So it was time to do something about it. Deciding was the easy part. Finding someone who was willing to take on the challenge was a very big mission indeed.
I knew it wasn’t going to be a small task. My previously bleached hair had been covered up with I don’t know how many layers of dark brown hair dye and it was going to take a lot to lighten it up again. I went around several hairdressers in my home town, none of which really wanted to help me. Well, they said they would, but I got the vibe from all of them that it was really too much of a big job. But, I didn’t give up and then I stumbled upon Hevan’s Bespoke Hair. Stratford Upon Avon is a very small market town that is huge on tourism, but it also has it’s fair share of hairdressing salons. This was the only salon I could find that were excited to take on my brown to blonde challenge. And take on it they did.

Over 4 months I went through the process of gradually getting lighter. In the first visit I had a colour remover applied and a full head highlights and a toner added. In the second visit, another full head and toner. The third visit, a half head of highlights and toner and in the forth another full head of highlights. No word of a lie, in four visits I went from what looked like black hair to gorgeous sunkissed blonde.

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I never intended to have a block colour of blonde again. I love the look of highlights and my new hair colour is so beautifully natural, I can’t help but smile every time I catch a glimpse of it in the mirror, or a shop window. Yes my hair has taken a little bit of a battering but remains in a brilliant condition considering.

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I can’t thank Hevans enough for changing my hair colour for me. Not only have they given me my hair colour back, they’ve given me a little bit of the old me back. A part I felt I’d lost. And for that I’m eternally grateful.

Hevans Bespoke Hair, Stratford upon Avon, 01789 269666

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6 Comments

  1. 19th July 2014 / 7:46 am

    It’s such a process isn’t it!? But it look great! 🙂

    • 19th July 2014 / 7:47 am

      Oh it really was! Quite nice to go through a few colours though but nice to eventually get there, and in time for summer too. Thanks so much. 🙂

    • 19th July 2014 / 8:06 am

      Thanks so much. I’ll be sure to stop by yours. X

  2. 21st July 2014 / 10:52 pm

    I love the new blonde, but I have to say I also love the brunette. You rock both very well! 😉

    • 21st July 2014 / 10:57 pm

      Wow thanks. I do seem to be quite lucky in that respect! 🙂

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