I’m not a big fan of change.
Obviously I’m all for trying a new restaurant or new holiday destination (who isn’t right?!) but ask me to change my style to fit in with what’s trending and I’m all like hold on, I’m still getting the hang of this whole skinny jeans thing. They’re supposed to cut off all circulation to my legs right?
This problem is amplified when doing something that’s kind of permanent. Like moving house, changing jobs or you know, dying my hair.
But there I was, wanting a change with what I saw in the mirror.
Often I’d find myself trawling Pinterest (as one does) looking at all the ways the cool kids are wearing their hair nowadays. How effortlessly they pull off grey hair or even rainbow hair. Me on the other hand? I doubt I’d pull it off with any conviction, plus I’m pretty sure I’d scare a few clients away.
But still, there I was, hankering for a change that will feel like a change without making me regret it the next morning – like someone getting a tattoo while superbly drunk.
I visited Stylebar in Palmyra and chatted with my stylist. We discussed the option of grey, but decided that in the environment that I’m in, it might not be that well received (although I’m not ruling it out altogether). And instead I chose to do a little ombre effect. From my natural hair colour now (surprisingly dark), to the light tips that I was already sporting.
The key to a good before picture is to create the impression of a subtle double chin – it helps to allude to a huge improvement in the after picture. You’re welcome.
Now, I’ve seen some bad ombre jobs around and about recently.
You know what I’m talking about – where you almost see a definitive line going around their head, it’s not so much ombre is it is two tone. I may not know exactly what I want all the time, but I definitely know what I don’t want. Obviously I nervously voiced my concern to my stylist and he assured me that I was in the best hands and that he would never let his clients walk out the door looking like that. I believed him and we got down to business.
I’ve spoken about how much I value this little time to myself, sitting down with a hot cup of coffee, glossy mags and then followed up with a head massage? Heaven I tell you. Heaven. I’d seriously pay just for that.
Because I was heading to Zomato’s 7th birthday party (my favourite restaurant review app) that evening, I thought I would glam it up a little and get my stylist to help me with getting my hair into some beautiful curls. I cannot for the life of me get this right on my own. He did a great job and I kind of felt like the blonde version of Princess Kate when I arrived at the event that evening.
Seriously, all round fantastic service and I’m super happy with the result.
Because I did a nervous salon selfie, I couldn’t leave it hanging as to what the result was, so I tried to take another pre party selfie. So in order to get the perfect “selfie” to share on Instagram, you kind of end up taking about 20 pictures. Well I do anyway.
Another note to self, don’t try and use black eye liner as an eye brow pencil unless you want to look slightly strange. Also it doesn’t come off very easily. You have been warned.
But the result? Amazing! I really love it.