I had planned on writing this post once the whole thing has been completed, but then thought actually it might be nice for you guys to see it in the stages as it happens. Last week, in prep for the then upcoming Fashion Week, I popped into House of Rush* for an emergency restyling – the emergency part being I just couldn’t handle walking around with washed out green ends (which I admit I did really like, but it didn’t look deliberate anymore and that was the problem) and dip dye roots waaaay too long. Armed with a picture of Rihanna, and a ton of games on my phone to kill the inevitable amount of time that would be needed to achieve it, I was ready to go.
As you can see from these pics of Rihanna, whilst she’s rocking an ombre it’s a much more current adaptation of it, commonly coined as the ‘new ombre’. It’s essentially an ombre but starting much higher up, just leaving an inch or two of roots and more tonal, as opposed to contrast.
As expected, it took hours. I’m pretty sure the stylist said she was using 30 developer which is quite high but necessary because my natural hair, the virgin part, was so black. The technique they used was balayage to get a really natural effect as opposed to a blunt line of colour.
After washing out the bleach, and toner, my crazy colour green hair dye had still clung on and couldn’t be shifted! I find that hilarious. I was warned before they began working that this ‘do would be a two day job, meaning I’d have to come back in again for them to finish it as there was just too much work to be done in one go – and so as much of the final tweaking and fixing would be done on the second session, I didn’t mind too much that my hair was still tinged green.
And these are the results after the first session!
It looked great at the salon, I could not have been happier and I barely noticed the green. However once I got home and saw it evening light I could start to see a bit of a green tinge all over. However, knowing that it was never intended to be the finished results, I am really pleased with it! Also they trimmed my hair too, and gave exactly what I wanted with my regular, long layers.
Taken the next day..
I will keep you updated on the final results, but I’m pretty certain I’m going to love it!
What do you think so far?
P.S. Shot this whole post on my Sony Xperia Z Ultra Phablet – cool, huh?
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