Me to Hairdresser: It’s time for a change. I did a survey on my blog, and these are the results:
- Option A- 12 votes
- Option B- 8 votes
- Option C- 12 votes
- Keep it like it is (not really an option people, but thanks for playing anyway)- 4 votes
Hairdresser to me:
Who are these people?? Right. I’m glad you’ve done your research. Let me see the pics… OK… and here’s some more on my phone… dazzled by too many choices now? All part of my master plan. So just trust me, and I’ll sort it out.
Me *taking a deep breath: Let’s go!
I hadn’t had it cut for at least 8 weeks, so there was lots of length to play with. She cut it a bit, then applied bleach…
Hairdresser: Have you had a full scalp bleach before?
Me *gulping: No.
Her: Well, it tingles… And first we have to strip the silver, then do another round of toner, so it’s a process…
Me: OMG what have I done?????
Her: Trust me! Toner goes on next.
By now, there were heavily-invested observers popping by: other clients, the massage therapist next door, the boutique owner across the courtyard, the beautician… Luckily I’m not a shrinking violet. Although that toner does look very violet hey?
Her: Nearly done. Looking good. Now to cut it a bit shorter…
What do you think Readers?
And for me, the true test of a new hairdo is how it looks 3 days later at home, when you’ve done it yourself in the bathroom mirror:
It still needs to settle in (my hair is in serious, straw-like shock), but I so love it; I needed it. It was also delightful to get ’17’s reaction:
‘Oh wow, you did it Mum, you did it! That’s awesome’.
I’m still freaking myself out when I look in the mirror initially, or catch a glimpse in a shop window, but what fun hey? Thanks so much for all the enthusiastic support, and now I’m about to find out if blondes really do have more fun…
In gratitude for the freedom to change image, and playing with chemicals in the hands of an expert, G xO
PS: If you live in Australia, and want to go to the best hairdresser in the world, contact me for her details- thanks Chris of Cherry Chocolate Blonde, you’re so good xxx
PPS: Damn, just realised I may have to change the name of this blog to bone&blonde 😉