Warehouse army jacket // Primark black top // H&M leopard print leggings // Doc Martens
So here's the big reveal. I've been literally gagging to go ging-er for ages and today it finally happened! I was more nervous than I expected to be as I sat on the bus on the way to the hairdressers this morning. What if it all snapped off? Fell out? Went BROWN??
Vivienne at GVR was an absolute star. She had already done a good strand test for me back in February and resassured me she'd be able to bring it up to a really good shade.
A good dollop of bleach and a lot of TLC. Vivienne bleached each section separately so that it was nice and even. This took about 90 mins in total.
Rinse, dry and check what colour it turned out - practically there already! A few of you have asked me to document the colour change, so I thought this was the most important part. There was NO WAY it was gonna lift any lighter, so if you have visions of going blonde, forget it. I think a ginger stage is pretty much unavoidable - sorry ladies!
Vivienne used a bright orange stain to darken my roots (about an inch). They had obviously bleached up to a very light blonde. Next, she used another bright orange (this time a proper dye with some peroxide in it) to add some highlighted sections (hence the foils). Finally, she used a slightly darker tint all over to try and match up the lighter root sections and the longer bits which hadn't lightened up so well.
It took 4 hours in total, but that included the cut as well. It feels in great condition and I'm chuffed to bits!
All that's left to do now is sort through my wardrobe and make-up to see what still suits me! I'm looking for some good tips from all you beauty bloggers out there.
What shade of blusher/rouge should I be using?
Any good lipstick shade recommendations??
Hope you all have a great weekend,
Madame Ginger x