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VANITY FAIR – RED OR DEAD

Missed me? I’ve been working my beehind off on some huge back-to-back client projects, 7 weeks in London, and boy am I glad to be back home on the farm. This morning I found out that one of the big projects I worked on (and one that I’m the most proud of) was a success and the company won the account we were pitching for. Big news in my ‘real life’ work world, so tonight merits a drink or two to celebrate!

But, enough about work, let’s get back to the pretty pleasures in life. There are big changes on the horizon, next week I’m trading in my brunette/ombre locks for something altogether more wild…

Red Head

Yup, I’m going red, and I’m going ALL the way!

The first thing I did once I’d decided to make the change was to poll my twitter and facebook friends to find a really good colourist. While I dye my hair at home 99% of the time, when making a big change like this it’s always best left in the hands of the professionals. When the lovely Natasha, Deputy Editor at Elle, name checked the colourist that had taken her from brunette to red head and told me how wonderful she was, I was sold. So, I booked myself in for a consultation (I’ll tell you who and where once the deed is done!) and off I went.

These are the pictures that I showed my colourist during my consultation, I wanted her to know that I don’t want wishy-washy red-ish hair, I want FIRE! Go big or go home is my motto when it comes to these things. While I often skip the 24hr patch test with home hair dyes, this is something I’m not cutting corners on. I’ve had a few hair scares in my time, and it’s taught me to scope out the stylist you’re considering to make sure they’re listening to you, and in turn being honest with you about what your hair can or can’t take.

So, I’m all booked in. Next Tuesday is The Day. I’ve already edited and restocked my make up bag in preparation for my new look, and ordered some John Frieda Radiant Red shampoo and conditioner to keep the colour looking hot for as long as possible (I know there’s going to be a lot of upkeep involved, but I’m up for it!)

So, watch this space – I’ll be sharing the before and after with you, as well as the highs and lows of being a red head. And if you have any advice for maintaining red hair, I’m all ears.

 

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