my new hair

lily melrose fringebritish fashion blogs

Okay so maybe this is a beauty post but I thought I'd pop it on here considering it's a pretty big difference - plus not everyone reads my beauty blog but if you don't you're missing out. Just sayin'. Yesterday I booked in with Four London - the guys who were responsible for my initial big chop for a bit of a refresh.

While I do like my last colour I've been itching to change it for a while. I've been toying with a fringe for quite a while after seeing a photo on my old myspace from when I had a full fringe. I also really wanted to soften my hair up and give it a more feminine feel. While I did love my old "rock n roll" blonde look as a result of my successful dabble with John Frieda Go Blonder, I just wanted something a little more 60's, flirtier  - A little cleaner in tone and just a little more feminine.

To be honest I cant remember what we actually did to get this. I got a bunch of highlights and reverse highlights to create a more unique texture of tones compared to the block blonde I had before. I made it clear I wanted my hair to be mink blonde with no golden tones it it but still retain a lot of brightness. You cant really see the colour in these insta-snaps but it's a very mink blonde in real life. As for the cut, I got it chopped back to my original long bob length and then I asked for an Alexa Chung come Suki Waterhouse come Jane Birkin style fringe. I wanted something I could style on the side, in the middle or wear full depending on my mood. I was super happy with the result as it's just the right amount of grunge to softness.

I paid quite a lot to get my hair done - I wont say how much considering it's a bit crass but its not your average on the cheap job. It's a central London salon but I HIGHLY recommend Four London, one of the best salon experiences I've ever had. Both times I've left without feeling upset or having dreaded hairdresser related tears. Trust me I've had a lot of them!

Im sure you'll see more pics over the next few weeks with it while I get to grips with styling it. Im off to Wireless and Sonisphere this weekend so I've alerted my friends to be on "fringe watch" while I get used to having it flap about in my eyes!

94 comments

  1. It looks super cool! I love it! Would love to see how you wear the Alexa Chung-middle-parting. :)

    Kati
    http://itsallhappeningkati.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh my goodness! It looks gorgeous! I was thinking "totally sixties vibes" before I read the post! sUpEr JeL xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your fringe looks good hun :)

    http://champagnelifestyleteabudget.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a beaut, love love love the colour!

    ReplyDelete
  5. It looks gorgeous! Very soft and feminine, really pretty and natural X

    xxalldolledupxx.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  6. Seriously suits you Lily, love it

    Melx
    http://www.mediamarmalade.com/

    ReplyDelete
  7. Looks amazing!! You can just pull off so many different hair cuts + styles!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

    ReplyDelete
  8. love your new hair!

    xxx
    www.dominiquecandido.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh wow!! I love your new hair!! It suits you so well. So flirty and definitely resembles a bit of the 60's!

    The Sunday Chapter
    Angela xo

    ReplyDelete
  10. It looks lovely on you, i love the final colour too it flatters you extremely well. Excited to seeing how you style it with your outfits
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love your new hair ! I loved your previous hairstyle too ! This one is so 60's baby doll, I love it !

    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr
    Sally Hansen & Cocoa Brown self tanning products GIVEAWAY

    ReplyDelete
  12. It looks amazing! I am going to get my hair chopped to this length soon, and seeing this just reinforces how much I want to do it. You look gorgeoussss girl!

    Shot From The Street | Fashion Blog

    ReplyDelete
  13. You are stunning! Love it!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oh wow, your hair looks incredible Lily! Love it x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  15. Your hair looks gorgeous! I love the whole sixties / feminine vibe x

    Ciara | Ciara Pocket

    ReplyDelete
  16. The fringe really suits you!

    http://wiltedxfaded.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  17. Looks lovely! I got a fringe about 6 months ago and as soon as my hairdresser left i clipped it back, I hated it! I wish I suited it!
    sophielfarrell.blogspot.co.uk
    x

    ReplyDelete
  18. Lily it looks GORGEOUS!
    It really suits your face shape and the colour is stunning!
    I absolutely love it :)

    Have a brilliant time at sonisphere, I'm so jealous!

    Kelly from | DayDreams & DaisyChains

    ReplyDelete
  19. Absolutely gorgeous! It fits you really well :)

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

    ReplyDelete
  20. So amazing , you look like Suki Waterhouse!! :D
    Almsee x

    ReplyDelete
  21. love it! x
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com.es/

    ReplyDelete
  22. It looks really lovely Lily, very sophisticated! x

    www.somethinglikenicola.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  23. It looks so beautiful!

    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251
    xxxx

    ReplyDelete
  24. Fabulous change - really suits you! :)

    http://stylesunrise.blogspot.co.uk

    X

    ReplyDelete
  25. You seem to suit ANY hairstyle, well jel! Looks gorgeous, loving the new colour and fringe!
    Nicola x (@itsneecola)

    ReplyDelete
  26. I bet every penny was worth it. Your hair looks adorable and I quite like you with fringe. I think you look younger.


    www.suchaflour.co

    ReplyDelete
  27. very unexpected, but you look great ! love the new colour x
    CLUB AVENUE | BY ELZA BEATRISE http://club-avenue.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. awesome!! so beautiful.

    xx

    daniella

    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. looks amazing Lily- really sophisticated and grown up!

    ReplyDelete
  30. It looks gorgeous, really soft and pretty, enjoy your weekend!!!

    http://www.laurelloves.com

    ReplyDelete
  31. It looks amazing! Love the colour and the cut.

    ReplyDelete
  32. The fringe suits you so much, you look really pretty :)
    Tiana x
    Www.tianaesparon.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  33. Lily your hair looks gorgeous!
    Sarah x
    http://www.saraheliza.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  34. You really suit a fringe Lily! :)

    http://confessionsofamakeupnerd.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  35. Suits you so well, looking chic & fresh! Love the new do x

    Hannah xo | hannatalks

    ReplyDelete
  36. Ow!Now you look much better than with burned down hair ends before :)
    Congrats! Beautiful! ♥

    ReplyDelete
  37. Obsessed! Perfect summer cut, and it seriously suits you :) Hannah xxx

    ReplyDelete
  38. So beautiful! I wish I had the balls to chop some of my hair off.
    emiliashea.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  39. This is soo gorgeous! It really suits you!

    www.laughwithmelele.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  40. it looks super pretty on you! love the fringe :) xx

    www.lifeinthefashionlanee.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  41. Love the fringe. Really suits you. You always make me want to change my hair!!

    www.fashionobsession.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  42. U look like a doll, wonderful!


    Outfits, street style+GIVEAWAY on lb-lc fashion blog

    ReplyDelete
  43. the whole 60's flirty feminine vibe looks SO perfect on you...really i have no words! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  44. Love your new hair Lily! The colour is amazing and the fringe really suits you :)

    Millie x
    smudgesofthoughts

    ReplyDelete
  45. i love it so much!! it really suits you x x

    http://jenkinsleah.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  46. Your hair is so pretty!

    gegsyy.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  47. Your hair looks lovely, it's got such a 60's vibe to it :) The colour looks great too

    Tilly Enn // A Beauty and Fashion Blog

    ReplyDelete
  48. im so obsessed with your new hair, can't stop looking at it!!!
    love it!!
    http://pretty--little--blog.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  49. You look so gorgeous Lily! Suits you so much!

    http://shewhoisshort.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  50. Wow, Lily! Absolutely gorgeous! Really suits you (:

    Also hope you enjoy Sonisphere this weekend, I live really closeby so I'll be listening from my garden haha!

    www.astyleshake.blogspot.co.uk

    x x x

    ReplyDelete
  51. Beautiful, really suits you!!


    el--mode.blogspot.com
    x

    ReplyDelete
  52. Omg I love this! You know how everyone has one style that is just perfect for their face? This is definitely yours!
    xxx

    www.maisymeow.com

    ReplyDelete
  53. Super pretty
    L x
    Http://workingmumy.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  54. wow, it suits you so well! you look amazing :) I love it !!

    kinzashahid.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  55. Love your new hair Lily! Suits you so well!

    www.babyrebelblog.com

    ReplyDelete
  56. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  57. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  58. Lovely new hairstyle!
    XO
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.blogspot.fr

    ReplyDelete
  59. Amazing

    http://myroutinesjade.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  60. It looks lovely - you really suit a fringe! xx

    http://healthjen.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  61. Wow, you look so gorgeous with your hair like that!!!
    All Things Danielle..
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  62. this looks lovely, it suits you so much! xo

    fashiontreehouse.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  63. You look so cute with your new haircut ! Without even reading at the first place, I thought "this is so Suki !", I love it, I loved your old hairstyle too but this is fresh and a great change for summer :)

    ReplyDelete
  64. Fabulous look!

    XO Chloe - A Latte Lipstick

    ReplyDelete
  65. Such a massive fan of the hair babe. Totally rockin it!

    Lucy X
    www.skeeterandscout.com

    ReplyDelete
  66. Your hair looks lovely it really suits you!
    Though tbh the one thing i noticed most about this post? sonisphere! Well jel haha I couldnt afford download and sonisphere this year so i only went to download but sonisphere had the better line up, hope you enjoyed yourself :) xx

    ReplyDelete
  67. Oh this looks so gorgeous Lily - you suit a fringe so much and that colour is beaut!

    Eve & Faye x
    The Sugar Spun Sisters | A blog about clothes, cosmetics and coeliac disease.

    Take a look at our latest post - how to make your own DIY floral crown!

    ReplyDelete
  68. Like your new hair style, you look so cute and beautiful. http://www.kleidmo.com/

    ReplyDelete

if you have any questions feel free to tweet me @llymlrs!

© Lily Melrose - UK Style and Fashion Blog • Theme by Maira G.