Tuesday 22 December 2015

Not Another Salon Makeover!


If you follow my Instagram you may have seen my magnificent new hair by Not Another Salon - a big change for me as I've been just pink for like 3 years, but a change was so much fun - see my transformation journey after the jump!


As you can see, my hair before was atrocious - 2 inch roots and a gross faded pink with a yellowy tinge (it doesn't look as bad in the photos).  Damaged, lacklustre and straight up boring - thank the lord I got this ratchet mess sorted out.  I would definitely not advise growing it out this far as it means a whole lot more work for the stylist; they have to apply the bleach further out, then bring it in (which is what I had done) or you'll get banding (AKA stripes), which nobody wants!

How many salons offer you a drinks menu?!  I had the chocolate flake tea and vintage pink lemonade; a very welcome change from bog standard filter coffee!

The decor was bright and rainbowy, so much more original and fun than your average salon (plus, how many salons have secret 70's rooms??).  It's certainly not short of Instagram opportunities, and the wig line-up really showcases how talented the stylists are - all in all, a lovely environment to spend a couple hours in!


My hair was created by Ben and the lovely owner, Sophia - they knew exactly what they were doing from square one, and it felt so comforting being in their hands as they definitely knew their stuff - I've been to salons before when they've umm-ed and ahh-ed for ages, then gone to do something wrong (which leads to HOURS in salons, it's pretty crap).
I initially went in for just a root touch-up, but they had ideas for a more fun style to showcase their crazy colour bleeding skills so I got excited and let them have free reign - life's too short for boring hair!

I'm so incredibly happy with the final result - it came out so vibrant and I've had several people stop me on the street since I got it done!  I especially love how it fades slightly lilac at the tips and I can't wait to see how it'll fade, lilac to baby pink sounds so cute!

A huge thank you to the team at Not Another Salon for making me feel so welcome and giving me such awesome hair!  Make sure you follow @notanothersalon on Instagram to see more of their work, and you can actually get 20% off your appointment if you quote 'Amy Valentine' at the salon!

What would you guys want done at Not Another Salon?


  1. This is seriously stunning and literal hair goals (tbh just looking at the drinks selection already sold me)! Hope I can pay this salon a visit one day <3

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile 

  2. Wow, it looks amazing! I love the purple roots.
    - Emily from http://www.emilyunderworld.co.uk ♡

  3. Woh this is amazing, I loved your previous pink hair but this might be even better. Have fun with your new look, I'm looking forward to seeing many, many pictures. X!

  4. Of course I loved your hair before, it gave a little romantic touch to your outfits, even te darker ones ;)
    But I think changement is nice sometimes and your hair now look gorgeous! <3

    Lunie Chan - Le Blog

  5. Your hair looks beautiful
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  6. love the look of this salon! wanna make the leap to vibrant colourful hair but all other hairdressers ive been to in my hometown feel its far to exotic!! haha!! think I'll have to make a trip up to these guys soon! :) love ur hair this colour n the purple looks incredible! http://sarahinwonderlust.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/handbags-gladrags.html

  7. I've seen them on instagram, their makeover are always so on point, you look gorgeous!
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  8. Your hair looks incredible! So vibrant and unique. That drinks menu looks amazing too! :')
    Maeve // Thrift O'Clock

  9. your hair is amazing and the salon looks so cool, I would love to see what they would do with my hair :)


  10. wowwww your hair came out absolutely beautiful! and that place looks like such a cool experience!

    Happy Holidays!
    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra

  11. I love it! So vibrant, suits you so much! x

    Amy x

  12. Your hair is incredible! Look's like mermaid hair! x


  13. This looks incredible. Once I sort myself out with a job (so I'm not worried about first impressions!) I'll need to pay them a visit! Is your hair naturally quite dark or a mousey brown?
    Megan x
    London Callings

  14. Loving the hair! It always looks gorgeous. :)


  15. This hair is so you (lol, obviously), it looks amazing on you and it's very original with purple roots. I've always wanted pink hair since I was a teen but I know I'm not ballsy enough to actually dye it, so I enjoy seeing others do it :)


  16. Cool place and really beautiful colour

  17. Love it! And that salon is awesome I've never seen a hair place so colorful!
    Kirsten Ann

  18. I love your new colour! How long did it last for? And do you know if the discount still works?

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