I’m one of those people who is such a scaredy cat when it comes to their hair. I think a terrible experience with a hair dresser when I was 12, has left me mentally scarred and ever since, I’ve found hairdresser trips terrifying.
Why you may ask? Okay well basically, some hairdresser decided to take my words into her own actions, and gave me an almost type mullet which basically just looked horrendous. Gappy teeth, Charlie from Busted brows and a dodgy hair cut? Yeah 12 wasn’t my best year. Although my mum’s kind attempts of telling me it was very ‘Rachel from Friends’ didn’t even work and ever since, I’ve had a complex of the same happening.
Tbh this is why my hair always been so long, because I avoid trips to salons. But as I’ve got older, thankfully I have found hairdressers that I trust. You know people who actually want you to have nice hair, and luckily I’ve recently found one who doesn’t only just get what I want when it comes to cut but also colour too.
I’ve always wanted to experiment with my hair colour, but a lot of salons back home, would tell me that my hair is too long, or thick to try new things with. Which meant for many of my teenage years, I would lust after highlights, and I guess that when I found a hairdresser who would do what I wanted to my hair, naturally I took things lighter.
Taken just a few days before I headed to Hare & Bone. You can see how light and dry my hair had got!
Hare & Bone, really helped me achieve the perfect summer hair. The balyage was like the exact same colour as the ones, I’d been pinning on Pinterest and I was so made up. However, a few months later and the warm tone in my hair completely took over and no matter how many washes of purple shampoo I ran through it, my hair was as brassy as a trumpet. Or something.
So I headed back to Hare & Bone, to get my hair changed up for Autumn. I was thinking, darker, and shorter, and glossier. Perfect Autumnal hair right? Although I loved having lighter hair for the summer, I never truly felt like me. Which I guess is a really weird thing to say, but I guess, I’ve been so used to dark hair and I always felt like I looked older? I don’t know, it was weird, so by August, I was ready to go back to dark.
I’ll link my last review post about Hare & Bone here, but the London salon which a stones throw from Oxford Street, is my now favourite spot to get my hair done. And not just because it has the coolest tiles ever.
Told you they were nice tiles.
Rebecca, who coloured my hair was really great at understanding what I wanted. She said it was probably better to go for a few different shades of brown, rather than one dimensional colour. I guess this is maybe where I’ve gone wrong with box dyes before that can be too harsh and striking. We decided a dark cool brown for my roots, a dark/mid brown for the lengths and finally keeping a bit of the blonde at the ends with a cool toner, so that if I did want to go light again, I had those bits there. She obviously could tell that I’m one of those people who get bored very easy.
Esther cut my hair for me, and last time she did a really great job so I was really happy to have her again. My hair had got super long and with my upcoming break to NYC which from looking at the weather is going to be super hot, the last thing I wanted was really long hair that was too heavy to tie up. She took about three inches off, which seemed like a lot at first, but I’m already liking the length, I know it’ll be much easier to look after and then she added some long layers. Finishing with some shape around my face, in case I want to tie my hair up and not look like Phil Mitchell, I was done.
I was so happy with my hair, and although it took me a day to get used to it, I am now loving it. I was editing some videos, that I’d filmed and I realised that I just seem to suit darker hair so much more. I feel it suits my eyes and my skin tone, so maybe this is a realisation that I should just stick with dark brown hair. Okay well until the next time I get bored perhaps. But for now, I am super happy and always grateful for Hare & Bone, well specially Esther and Rebecca, for making my hair look good twice now, it’s so nice to finally not be scared of the hairdressers. I mean it’s now only a little less scarier than going to the dentist now 😉
Are you changing your hair up for Autumn/Winter?
* Hare & Bone did give me this hair treatment as complementary but hand on heart, I am so happy with my hair and their service, that I would pay to go there. I’m not being bias, because I think you’d know if I wasn’t happy with my hair.