Saturday, June 16, 2012


new hair @ lisa shepherd

llymlrs hair ombre dip dye lisa shepherd
llymlrs hair ombre dip dye lisa shepherd
before and after
llymlrs hair ombre dip dye lisa shepherd
top: topshop

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.

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Personal Disclaimer: While I did get my cut and colour for free. I really do highly recommend the Lisa Shepherd salon and their Tonal Fusion technique. All opinions are my own. 100% Truthful as always.

89 comments:

  1. This is beaut Lily! Looks much healthier and brighter!

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  2. i am in love with the colour of the tips, such a gorgeous colour! it looks lushhh and perfect for summer!

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  3. Your hair is lovely! Hope you enjoy the change :)

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  4. Love it! The colour is so so nice and the shorter bits at the front really do suit you and frame your face!

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  5. Love the colour. The lighter tints around your face are lovely :)

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  6. It's gorgeous, the icier/cooler blonde really suits you...love :)

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  7. i really like it, the ends are such a lovely colour, love the cut too! xo

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  8. Your new hair looks great, I love it! x

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  9. Gorgeous! Just in time for Summer :) You going away on holiday anywhere? :) xx

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  10. your hair looks gorgeous, i love it! the cooler tone is so much nicer & the highlights near your face are really flattering. they did a great job xx

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  11. It looks really beautiful!
    xx
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  12. this is amazing! so glad you didn't get rid of the ombre completely, i still love it!

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  13. It looks beautiful, the cooler blonde looks really good x
    Sirens and Bells

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  14. I chuckled reading this because you said I think ombre/dip dye is getting a bit passé. I live in America and its barely coming to the scene here in the streets!

    Anyways it looks fresh just like you wanted. :)

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  15. Looks soo much healthier, really happy for you!

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  16. Wow, I wish I had hair like you. Mine is thin and flat and blah.
    You look so pretty!

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  17. This looks awesome, I love the lighter/softer colour. Do you know how much it would cost to get done (colour and cut)?

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  18. I love your hair! So beautiful!
    Cara x

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  19. Such a gorgeous colour, looks like a very "beachy" look which is just lovely. :) xo

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  20. It's gorgeous! I like how it's not too ombre anymore and more blended, it looks very natural & lovely! XO.

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  21. I love it, the colours are just gorgeous really natural and sunkissed. This is exactly the look I am going for. Think I'll have to show you as my hair picture when I go hairdressers next week and say I want it to look as gorgerous as this. :)

    X

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  22. wow i think this is a great modern update. it is a subtle ombre like you said. looks mature and really suits you.

    xx rae

    http://www.loveforschoolgirl.net/ <3

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  23. You look beautiful! This colour really suits you, it looks so effortless and perfectly ~beachey. What a great hair update, it almost makes me want to go back to blonde!
    xxx

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  24. You look beautiful, you're so pretty! You definitely suit the new colours, the stylists done a wonderful job :-) xxx

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  25. Looks gorgeous, much softer which really suits you. Looks summery too, if hair can do that xo

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  26. You look beautiful! I was thinking about this salon for a long time, and I think I will finally book and appointment before my holiday. x

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  27. I've always loved your hair but this suits you much better! x

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  28. your hair was lovely before but looks so much healthier now! xo
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  29. Your hair is gorgeous!

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  30. This looks so polished, sounds like a fab salon!

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  31. Your hair looks a lot like Lauren Conrad's in the end of The Hills and that's a compliment :)

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  32. Your hair looks absolutely stunning!
    Mel x

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  33. Your hair looks fab, loving the icier blonde, and the slightly shorter layers, think I could do with taking a trip to that salon!!

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    Xx

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  34. Wow that is such a great price and sounds like a really good salon.
    Love the new colours.

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  35. Yeah they did an amazing job. Had my hair cut as well there. I did not like it. But i think they did an amazing job on you!

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  36. Looks lovely, really suits you!x

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  37. Your hair looks gorgeous, they did a great job on it :) xx

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  38. Looks gorgeous, hope your happier with your new cut than I am :( got mine cut Friday and it's weird

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  39. Your hairs looks gorgeous I love how well it all blends and he colour. How do you style your hair? I love the subtle curls. I've been growing my hair for over a year now and have just got it to a long enough length to start learning new styles.

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  40. Your hair looks lovely and I like the sound of the method they used to bleach your hair.

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  42. ur hair is gorgeous darling! <3x www.ablondestatement.blogspot.co.uk

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  43. your hair is amazing !! i love them so much

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  44. ah, it looks beautiful. the colouring looks seamless.

    quick question: did you use your totem styler to get the waves or is this fresh from the salon? if you used the first option, could you tell me what setting you had them on, as your waves look perfect!

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  45. Love the new style / colour! I definitely think your hairdresser was right about cutting the shorter bits, it frames your beautiful face perfectly! xo

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  46. Wow, Lily. The new colour looks great. The slightly blonder take suits you well. :)

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  47. Your ombre is one of the prettiest I've ever seen on blogs^^

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  48. Looks lovely! It's nice that you've still got the ombre too, it's just a lot more subtle. I really like mine, god knows what I'll do when I get bored of it. I'd love to go blonde all over but it'd look horrific!
    xx

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  49. I can't believe how beautiful you are! Your hair looks amazing :)xx

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  50. Oh looks so nice and really suits you! x

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  51. It looks beautiful! x

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  52. Your hair is drop dead gorgeous! Love it. I am wanting to go ombre but I am a little worried about it looking a tad brassy but this looks so so natural and stunning!

    Becky

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    1. if you go to a hairdressers just make sure you ask them to tone it to the colour you want!

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  53. Love the hat. Such a great look! And your hair looks wicked, really natural looking.

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  54. Your hair looks lovely. It looked great before but I think the lighter colour looks even better on you! x

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  55. wow lil, your hair looks aaamazing in the second photo!!! very Lauren Conrad! xx

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  56. your hair looks soo lovely, that was how I wanted it and asked my hair dresser to do it. But like always, I ended up crying over my hair afterwards. Never in my life has a hairdresser got it right... my hair was still completely burnette, i.e. how i walked in with it. It cost me £60 too, that was with student discount and the salon is nowhere near central london. Oh well, I keep telling myself I'll just do it again in a few months when I actually have money again and definitly never go to that salon again ;) now i've got that out of my chest haha xx

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  57. Goshh your hair <3
    So perfect!
    (:
    x Roos

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  58. Thanks so much for the Groupon link Lily! I have this hairdressers dilemma in that there's two different salons I trust - one is good at colour but cocks up the hair cut, and the other is good with the cut. So I end up going to two different places and it gets ridiculously expensive :( £59 is not bad going at all - particularly with the colour - and it's soooo near to where I work. Thanks so much! :) x x

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  59. You have beautiful hair so jealous!

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    xo

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  60. i love your hair!!! i'm jealous as well haha!

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  61. Gorgeous Lily, very Lauren Conrad esk

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  63. your hair look is amazing. Thanks again another new post.

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  64. Love this! I've just had mine done in the Salon and it is soo much better!

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  65. It was good to see your new hair dye you have done from Lisa Shepherd Landon Salon; I like to admit that they have done a good job.
    new hair color ideas

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