Brace yourselves for about fifty-thousand photos of my new hair. You know when you get back home with a new haircut and you have to kind of “try it out” by swishing it about in loads of different directions and making a side-fringe and all of that business? Well I did that yesterday and took photographic evidence.
I went to John Frieda in Aldford Street, London, to get my hair blonded and cut. I’ve been having a bit of post-partum hair loss, in the past few weeks, and though it’s not actually looking thin yet, I was starting to notice a difference when I felt it. I thought that the best first step in the hair-dropping-out battle would be to have a good old trim and have a bit of a colour re-boot and I must say that it feels lots thicker and fuller. I’ll be trying some thickening products over the next month or so and I’ll report back on those too.
I saw the wonderful Nicola Clarke at John Frieda for my colour; she was careful to keep the ends looking really beautiful and natural, but lightened up the areas that had a lot of regrowth and were starting to make me feel a bit drab. The overall effect is a brighter, fresher blonde – I usually go a bit darker for winter, but this year I just wanted to feel glam!
My stylist Oliver cut a good few inches from my hair but didn’t layer it, just left it quite blunt and chunky. I honestly couldn’t be bothered with having layers to style – I don’t have the time or inclination at present – and with this length, sitting just below the shoulders, it’s quite nice to have it looking and feeling full, rather than feathery. It’s actually a really lovely length – easy to style, no “dead weight” to have to shampoo and condition and slather with leave-in unguents – and I can still tie it back. Which is possibly my number one hair-cut requirement!
What do you think? I’m feeling very perky about my new hair. I’m at that stage when I feel as though everything I wear looks better and all of my makeup suits me better, all because I’ve had a bit of a change. I may even crack out the heated rollers this week…
You can book in at John Frieda here – ask about their glossing treatments if you fancy a pre-Christmas colour boost but don’t want to go the whole hog!
*I took these photos using my camera’s remote control. I feel like a bit of a berk admitting that, because it’s kind of like the ultimate “selfie indulgence”, isn’t it? But it’s just some anecdotal material, some behind-the-scenes-demystification for you… I also was naked from the waist down.
**update: star jumper is called the “Stella” and is from Hush here.