Hair makeover!

Happy Friday dearests!

I’ve been dying my hair red since I was 16 (and wrote about my tips for starting a love affair with red here), and before that I was a natural redhead that turned into a sort of strawberry blonde. So even though I’ve experimented with all the shades of red I could find, I’ve always been scared to venture out of my fiery comfort zone! But when you have a hairdresser as awesome as mine, at some point it’s going to be time to switch it up.

Back when a hairdresser messed up my hair colour, I was referred to Louise at Carlton to fix it up. Her eye for detail and love of colour got me hooked, and I’ve been going to her ever since. A few weeks ago she asked me to be her hair model for her Davines Colour masters course, and obviously I said hells yes. The aim was ‘creative colour’ so I knew it would be something awesome.

So on Monday I made my way to the Carlton Academy and settled in for a long day of colouring.

Louise started off by bleaching parts of my red hair to lift it to a coppery shade. She also touched up my roots with a slightly darker red than the rest of my hair. Some of this technique involved dabbing bleach onto backcombed sections of my hair, and then wrapping it in flamboyage papers (basically contact plastic like you’d use to cover schoolbooks).


“What am I doing??”


Once that was washed off and I looked like a Lisa Frank version of a sunset, it was time to add colour!




Louise used purples, pinks and copper shades and added them to the bleached sections of my hair.




And finally, 7 hours later, I was treated to the sight of my new hair! I basically feel like I’m wearing a watercolour sunset on my head. And that, my friends, is a good feeling. Here’s how it turned out…




I absolutely love it, thank you so much Louise!!! I feel like a new, brighter version of myself. I’m sure you can’t wait ’til I come back for touch-ups ;)





  1. Awww you look absolutely adorable <3

    1. Thank you :)

  2. Wow! I love it! I’m going to have to try that on one of my clients. It really does look like a sunset!

    1. Thanks! She did such an amazing job!

  3. Perfection!

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