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I Am My Hair

On Tuesday I left work early so I could head over to Cotham. I popped into the Deco Lounge for a quick lunch (I was so hungry and after trying to think of somewhere near to the salon that I hadn’t been to before, I ended up in Deco because I knew I could get online!) then headed to the salon just up the road to meet with Laura from DaisyChainDream and Emma from Aussie. Laura and I were being treated as part of the Lusciously Light celebrations – thats what all the wiggy fun has been about recently, trying to help us decide what to do with our hair.

I knew that I wanted to get rid of the mess that red “semi-permanent” hairdye left – I last dyed my hair in January and have been desperately washing with horrid shampoos to strip the colour out – but wasn’t too sure what sort of colour I wanted or what style. I think its a sign of my TV watching habits while unemployed that when I thought about hairstyles I wanted, I thought of Sarah from Chuck, Kari from Mythbusters, Veronica Mars and…er…Hannah Montana (I kid. Not about the watching Hannah Montana bit. I’m more of a Wizards of Waverly Place or Sonny With A Chance fan.)

So here are the before shots of Laura and I:

Getting our hair done (I’m totally emailing Sarah here)

Laura went for a gorgeous reddy colour, it looks even better in person!

And me after! I had a lot of foils done to lighten my hair, then an ashy blonde put on the inbetweeny bits. I didn’t realise how heavy it would be!

I’m so pleased with how it turned out! Ruth (my stylist) did an awesome job with my hair. If you’re in Bristol, I would absolutely recommend Jon Hurst Hairdressing on Cotham Hill.

Heres Laura, Emma and I afterwards! We went to one of my favourite bar/restaurants, Goldbrick House (I ended up going there on Wednesday as well, thats bad isn’t it?) for delicious cocktails.

What do you think of our hair then?

As Free As My Hair

The final wig from Aussie arrived and I have to be honest, this was my favourite of all the wigs. Its pretty much the style I always want, but never can be bothered doing myself. This is partly because way way back when I were a lass, the Wife decided to curl my hair for our first year May Ball. She spent three hours curling it with a set of tongs, and I promptly destroyed it as soon as we got to the ball by going on one of those fairground rides that throws you about.

Here I am about an hour or so into it. Seeing these photos from 2003 are so strange now!

The wig came with a card:

Your Lusciously Light-hearted challenge - this is glamour personified. Find a glitzy dress and smoke up your eyes to make the look work, and style hair using the Aussie Frizz Miracle milk to keep it sleek

So, armed with my surprisingly overflowing box of makeup (seriously, I barely wear make up and yet I have a TON), I tried to follow my brief (yeah, I’ve been watching too much Chuck. If you’ve seen the latest episode: OMG WTF BBQ WHAT.)

What do you think? (Alex saw me with all this make up on and was like “I think I prefer you without make up”. I’m taking that as a compliment. I think.)

I’m off to a salon tomorrow with Laura to get my hair styled – this is why we’ve been sent the wigs to let us see how we look with a totally different style. What shall I get though? The black bob? The brown flicks? Stay red? Go back to blonde? Something else? Help!

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(Not So) Yummy Hair

As part of the Lusciously Light challenges, Aussie asked us to choose whether we wanted to lighten up ourselves or our hair – I obviously chose hair, because my hair is a bit strange at the moment. The red is sloooooowly fading out and I tried to blonde it out (naughty) but all that seems to have done is lighten up my roots slightly, so its a blondey reddy mush at the moment.

Anyway, last week, a large box appeared at my house with a lump of black hair. Black, short hair. Both styles I’ve tried in the past…but both of which I disliked a LOT. I had to try and dig out some old photos just to demonstrate how dodgy both styles were

On the left is my friend Kev and I dressed as the White Stripes for Halloween in 2005 (we had an awesome party in my house that year before disappearing off to the Union for the traditional Rocky Horror night) – thankfully this was a very very cheap wig from Stars (the party shop in town – eeeeeeveryone knows Stars!).
After I finished uni in 2006, I thought “Why not chop all off my lovely long hair?” It used to be past my elbows. Look at it. This was the only photo I could bare to share, because what I didn’t realise at the time is that I do not have the right shape face for a bob. A hair cut this short makes my face look CHUB.

So it was a bit of a surprise to open the box and pull out a wig with less hair than the boyfriend has. I immediately had to try it on! Alex’s reaction was not the most positive – at least he wont be trying to dare me into this style!

What do you think though?

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