Is this what they call Hair Romance
Mon 15th, Oct, 2012
G’day! Well you know that I have been in Melbourne this weekend, what you don’t know is that I went to a blog conference and talked hair. As you do.
Yep, most people were getting themselves all professional, all blogged up, all excited about all things problogger, I, girl from an old cottage on Sydney’s beaches fantasised about hair…
Now, let me get you up to speed on this a bit…about 4 months ago I went along to my normal hairdresser for my normal regular appointment…I have been having the same thing done to my hair for the last ahem 20 or so years…it’s not hard, I have pretty standard ok hair…I get 3 different colours put through it depending on my mood and the time of day and I rotate between ‘I am growing my hair’ to ‘chop it off’…
…but no matter what the decisions above involve, I come home every single time, with basically the same foofed blow-dried hair, it lasts approximately 24 hours upon which I stick it up in a messy bun, use my sunnies as a hair band, until two months later when the whole cycle starts again…
It has certainly come to my attention over the years that this whole performance is perhaps rather ridiculous and certainly not good for my bank balance, I could totally be spending that on cushions.
So 4 months ago I went in, sat down and this trip’s instruction was I wanted it a bit blonder.
And after a few hours, came out lighter on the pocket, definitely foofed but one extremely unhappy Mrs Beach Cottage with bright yellow hair.
For some odd reason I did not feel I could march back in there and complain, but I knew I wasn’t going back…and I didn’t, my next appointment I booked in at a new place that had opened up locally and was offering specials, so I booked in.
Now sporting bright yellow, teetering very dangerously on the edge of Marbella tacky and even worse dry, horrible and candy-flossy.
It wasn’t just me who noticed this strange event on my head, people kindly and not-so-kindly, asked me quite what had happened.
And so I scrunched this hot yellow mess, with by now, horrible roots on top of my head and thought of England.
This story gets more interesting in my exciting life because I decided that I would give the original and my regular hairdresser a second chance – so I booked in with my yellow hair and dark roots with added candy floss benefits, sat down to a new stylist that had just started and told her how I felt that yellow hair and dark roots was not the most becoming of looks on my forty-is-the-new-thirty head.
So she started to foof and fluff and being young and enthusiastic and bouncy said we could balayage….putting my natural colour in and toning down the yellow plus putting in some other ‘lights’.
Go for it said I.
And 3 and a half hours later (yes) walked out with darker, balayaged less yellow hair.
However a few weeks in I am now sporting little patches of orange…I know not how one’s hair turns orange in patches, but it is happening in this old cottage.
Soooooooooooo, getting there people, and now very disillusioned with hair, I knew that this weekend at the Problogger conference I would be catching up with the lovely Christina from Hair Romance, who is the Queen of Hair and I spent my last blog conference with in New York no less. Christina knows hair and her blog is a wealth of information on hair including tutorials for styling it, products to use in it and ways to help it. Her e-books are extremely good and very popular with those who wish to do more with their hair.
I messaged Christina on Instagram and said girlfriend I need hair help.
Well this girl rocks hair I am telling you…I mean hello who can put pink in their hair and rock it? Errm I can’t even get yellow to work
A bit before the conference I downloaded Christina’s hair e-book and decided that depending on how it went with her this was to be a new phase for my yellowy/orangey/candyflossy hair.
I will always be a messy bun, flip flop and beach bag kinda girl but it’s time for a play.
I would see my balayage out, be kind to my hair and not look like a yellow based, orange spattered, messy bun person for this month, I would take her 30 days of Hairstyles challenge with my hair and see what occurred.
This is the start of the challenge…the first one (yes that is the Etihad stadium in the background)
super super easy, just three little buns twisted and secured with bobby pins, Christina whipped this up in seconds, simple but oh so ingenious
I loved this, it felt easy and casual and more importantly quick, you could throw this in just as quickly as a messy bun & be good to go
and this is the second one
a thick braid with the bottom tucked up and underneath to the side
I love this, it actually made the colours in my hair show up in a good way, it was comfy and easy but I felt ‘done’
I can’t wait to try out the next 29 days, I am not patient with anything in my life, I need things quick easy and real girl but with this I am really going to have a go with…
Christina, I think I am in love with you.
the girl with the multi-coloured hair.
p.s. I’ll be spending the next 31 days foofing with my hair…if you too have orange, yellow or indeed multi-coloured hair or shove it up every day in a rush why don’t you join in (I’ll be posting my progress) for the styles, hair how-to’s and more things hair hop over to Christina’s place and get yourself some inspiration
p.p.s if you have any views on my hairdressing situation or indeed would like to offer me your services or advise me on my next steps forward in colouring my hair please see the comment section below, I will be waiting