before and after
hair: lisa shepherd salon*
Although this a beauty-ish post I thought I'd post it on here because I think it's a bit more relevant to this blog. One of the defining features of my blog for the last two years has been my ombre hair. As I mentioned yesterday, I decided I needed a hair refresh. There was nothing really wrong with my hair I wanted a style update. My stylist cancelled on me so I contacted Lisa Shepherd London Salon about possible getting my hair done there. I've been thinking about changing my hair for ages now, I always say I'll go blonde or I'll get rid of the ombre but never have done. I've had the idea in my head that I wanted to be blonde, but also be a brunette at the same time. So keeping the ombre to a degree but taking away the harshness, the orange tinge and blending it much higher for a more sun kissed look. Personally I think ombre/dip dye is getting a bit passé now so I just wanted to update it !
I was lucky enough to have the Salon Director Jason Cocking doing my hair. He's done loads of celebs hair including my fashion/hair idols Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen! I explained I wanted to get rid of the harsh dip dye look, and have a more sun kissed blended look instead. I said I wanted a more caramel blonde at first but Jason suggested I go for an icier cooler beige blonde instead as it would suit more. He also mentioned I get a fringe cut it, not as in a block one but shorter bits at the front to frame my face a bit more. I was so worried about this because it has taken me so long to grow my fringe out. Fun Fact, I had a straight fringe when I started this blog, so its taken 3 years to grow it out. Other than that I just wanted a trim and a neaten up around the ends of my hair. Not taking too much of the length just getting rid of some of the dead ends.
He bleached my hair using the Lisa Shepard Tonal Fusion method. This basically involves a bit of balayage and backcombing to achieve a much even blend. I love the way this works as it really does give a lovely smooth faded effect rather than the harshness of my old DIY jobs! He took the dye right up around my face to lighten it up rather than take it all the way to the roots. As my brows are dark he said he didn't want to take away the darkness around my face as it suited me, just run some colour around the front to frame it a bit more.
I can't recommend the Lisa Shepherd Salon enough, I've had my hair done there before in the past and loved it as well as attended a few events. I left the salon feeling very happy with my hair and a big smile on my face! Which for a hair dresser phobe like me is always a good sign! I actually looked into getting my hair done at Lisa Shepherd after someone mentioned on twitter (sorry I can't remember who! Please speak up if it was you!) Mentioned that Groupon currently have an offer on for Lisa Shepherd London for £59 which equates to 74% off a Half Head Highlights or Full Head Colour Plus Cut, Conditioning Treatment, and Blow Dry. Which personally I think is an absolute bargain for a salon in Central London, It's about 5 minutes walk from Oxford Street tube station and Goodge Street.