I think it was back in September 2012 I went to my regular hairdressers and asked her to ombre my hair. However she insisted it could not be done, as I have has bright red hair in the past.
She suggested that she put some highlights in instead as this would be the closest I would be able to get to the ombre affect thanks to past hair dying decisions.
I did like my red hair though.
Anyway, me being awkward when it comes to any type of face to face communication with anyone, I agreed even though highlights was not what I wanted at all.
So that happened and as you always do you say "yeah, I really like it" to the hairdresser when inside you're thinking "what have you done to my head?!" we then went our separate ways and I haven't gone back to her since. Safe to say I think we have fallen out.
Time went on and I still desperately wanted ombre hair. My highlights went a lovely sandy blonde colour (but by this time had faded as I didn't take care of them with a toning shampoo, opps) and I was left thinking "if highlights went blonde, why wouldn't the ends of my hair?" I have yet to figure out my ex-hairdressers logic.
So I spoke to my mum after seeing the L'Oreal Preference Wild Ombre Hair Kit advert and asked if she would help me out with the whole process. However she went ahead and crushed my dreams by saying "you have to remember that on those adverts they have a team of professional hair stylists that make it look that good. It won't turn out right. If you want it done you'll have to go to the hairdressers."
So that I did. Mistake.
Last weekend we strolled into a local hairdressers and told them what I wanted and made it clear that I DID NOT want a straight line from brown to blonde. "Oh yes, yes, we can do that" assured the hairdresser and an appointment for Friday was made.
I took in plenty of pictures into the salon on the day of my appointment.
"These", I told myself "should get the point across." Obviously, I was wrong.
I again explained that a straight line was a no no and I wanted it gradual fading. Not just two block colours.
"Yes, yes, shouldn't be a problem." said the hairdresser.
So the process began.
As I had quite light brown hair and highlights, they put a dark brown dye onto the top of my head before applying bleach to the ends of my hair.
This is how it turned out.
Please excuse my sister in the mirror and my mothers lovely cat calender haha
I'm ok with the back. The bleach lifted my hair to quite a nice colour and lines aren't incredibly noticeable.
But, it is NOT WHAT I WANTED.
The front bits that frame my face have clear lines where the bleach has been applied and the colour is not faded at all. In person, it just looks like two different colours all together and lines between brown and the bleached section are clearly visible.
Today I decided I wasn't happy with it at all and I rushed off to the shops before early Sunday closing and grabbed a box of dark brown hair dye. My mum has managed to make some of the lines less noticeable, however it is still not what I wanted.
What a huge let down for months of wanting and waiting, huh?
The question now is, should I stick with it for a while and see how it turns out, or should I cover it and go completely dark brown?
One things for sure, I won't be rushing back to a hairdressers, any time soon. This was £55 wasted.