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Here's something I've not actually done before - a salon review! I get so many of you asking about my hair that I'm surprised I haven't done a post like this sooner!
As you can see from the 'before' photos, my hair was a tragic mess; 3 inch roots, awful faded colour, butchered homecut fringe and frazzled ends - and desperate to not look like a total trainwreck at LFW, something had to be done! I have a long Marc Antoni history - they're the people actually responsible for first dyeing my hair pink back in 2012 and I truly believe it's down to them that it's still so long and lush to this day - I dread to think how fried my hair would be if my mum was in charge!
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I've grown very attached to the salon, especially as my hair appointment takes 4 hours at a time - I always love seeing the familiar faces and everyone is so awesome! I had my hair done in the Fleet salon by Alex - I'd love to take you through the process step-by-step, but I'd definitely get it wrong as surprisingly, I'm kind of a rookie when it comes to hair! They started by lightening my roots - luckily I'm naturally a dark blonde, so no heavy bleach is required, then they wash it off and apply the colour. I'm always very clear with what colour I want - quite a bright pink so that it fades slower, but without being too 'electric' - I like it duskier. Through my directions they created a pink shade tailored to me, and advised me on what they think would work best for longevity, which is always extremely helpful as I hate re-dying my hair myself, it never looks the same! This involved mixing up a couple of different combinations to fix the home dye damage I did myself (oops!) but I'm so happy with the result; the perfect pink!
Next came the haircut, which is where Dan took over - he's an award winning hairdresser and I used to model for him at shows, so can definitely trust him with my hair! I hadn't had my hair cut in over 10 months (I know, shocking right?!) and although I didn't want to lose any of the length, it was totally dead at the ends and I had a lot of breakage. I asked them to take off the damaged bits but to not make it too blunt, and to fix my tragic attempt at a fringe (realistically I should just grow it out, let's be honest). I probably lost about 2 or 3 inches, but it's amazing to be able to run a brush through my hair properly, and for it to look thicker and healthier!
I always forget how important it is to upkeep your hair, and I should really put more effort into mine seeing how much I put it through! Huge thank you to Marc Antoni for rescuing my 'do before LFW - I'm so ridiculously happy with the results! What do you guys think of the makeover?