Sunday, April 25

Yesterday I was blonde but today I am brunette!

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This is my new hairstyle! It was time for a change so I did a complete 180. I've been a redhead, a blonde, a blonde with pink and purple streaks (yeeeshhhkk) but now I am a brunette. I've worn my hair natural too which is a kind of mousy brown but I think this is the first time, I've dyed it a full on chocolate.

It was certainly an experience being platinum blonde! I felt the most 'me' for sure. It perked me up in the morning and just felt fun and freeing! The problem was, it was just so far from my natural colour that it only looked decent for the first 2 - 3 weeks and by week 6, I was starting to resemble Courtney Love circa '93. Now when this new colour fades and my roots grow out, it won't look too bad. Also, it'll be a lot gentler on the piggy bank!

When my hairdresser handed me the colour swatch book I immediately lept at the purples, oranges and pinks but I managed to refrain myself and opted for the most natural of them all. A pure brown without any gold, ash or red undertones. It feels nice to go back to simplicity although it's still a bit of a shock when I catch a glimpse in the mirror! I think I'll write another post about hair colours and what being that blonde was like. If you've ever toyed with the idea of going super light but haven't yet, I fully encourage you to go for it! The wonderful thing about hair is that you can always dye it back or grow it out! I hope you like:)

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29 comments:

Cupcake Couture said...

My darling friend - I love it! wow, wow, wow! Must see you soon so that I can see it for real! x

Carmen said...

Love the new colour on you, it looks pretty!

Carmen.xx.

Elle said...

Wow! It looks great and really suits you. Although I'm biased as I have lovely dark brown hair too!!

Enjoy your new look!

Elle x

Harriet said...

It looks great, the colour really suits you! I had the same issue being a blonde, and I love being a brunette these days!

Emma-Jane said...

so pretty lauren! :)

sandra said...

cute!

pam.hughes2 said...

I love the colour, suits you x

Harlow Darling said...

Absoloutely gorgeous, I loved you as a blonde but you are just as lovely as a brunette!
:)

xxx
Harlow

FashionJazz said...

U look gorgeous!!! Luv this colour on u hun!! xxx

Agnes said...

Love it... so cute.

Windsoul said...

Yeey I was right. And it sure looks lovely.

Lauren said...

Thank you everyone! I wasn't sure if it suited me or not but I feel alot more confident with it now. Thanks all for popping in. x

dinkum design said...

I LOVE it! lovely warm colour just in time for winter. It really does suit you.

Diana said...

very very cool - it suits you! you look like a different person, in a good way ;)

Lauren said...

Ah, thank you. You guys are the best. x

Liset said...

Ah you look so good!

V said...

i was just the same! was a bright bright "blondie for over a year then chopped the lot off and dyed it dark brown. I can't quite decide which one i prefer but i agree being brown is much cheaper :)

Jeanette Verster said...

I really like it!

sophiemakesthings said...

Beautiful colour! Suits you very well :) Love your new layout too, did you make it yourself? x

La.K said...

ooooo, i love it La! P told me that you had gone dark :)
i have done the blonde thing and the brunette thing and i must say...BRUNETTES have way more fun ;)

Lauren said...

Thank so much all! So blown away by all this lovely feedback. Wowzers. Thanks Sophie! Yup, I did it myself. I'm going to post some links to the blogging resources I use soon.

JoJo said...

looking haaaawt :)
xx

Retro Chick said...

I like it! It really suits you!

coelho said...

looks great!

Freshly Found said...

Wonderful! It looked good before, and it looks lovely now too!

Emma Jackson said...

Like a whole new person! I wish I was that brave when it comes to my hair.

Loving your blog! You should start a print mag. It would knock some stuff off the shelves, for sure.

Lauren said...

Emma, you made my day, what a lovely compliment! And thank you all so much *blush*

Brittany said...

I just found your blog and I have to say that I LOVE this hair cut and color! I have been platinum to dirty blonde my whole life. A few years back I decided to go chocolate brown. I know what you mean about the shock in the mirror! Unfortunately, the color looked terrible on me and I reverted back to blonde. When I look at old pictures I think "WHY in the WORLD did I do that?!" I am super jealous of how gorgeous it looks on you!

Lauren said...

Heehee. Hello sweet Brittany. Your colour blonde is lovely. At least you've found 'your shade' now:) Thanks for popping in x