Sunday, 15 January 2012

Hair today, gone tomorrow!

It has been a year pretty much to the day that I decided to take the plunge and chop all of my hair off into a short do'. My hair had been annoying me for months and I was sick of it. I never thought I'd ever have short hair in my life but last January I booked an appointment and went for it. (Much to the dread of my boyf!) I went from this boob length number... this short crop, the shortest I've ever had my hair. I absolutely loved it at the time and enjoyed playing around with the new style. However after a month or two I just began to get annoyed with the fact that I couldn't put it up into a bobble and couldn't go two days without washing it as I had no choice but to wear it down every day.

So I decided to grow it back. Short lived but I change my mind a lot! So, now a year on and about 3 trims later I'm at this stage. Still super short compared to what I long for now, but I'm pretty impressed with the rate of growth for a year, especially as I've had cuts in between.

So, as I've mentioned previously, I've been toying with the idea of ombré hair. Ombré is a transition from one colour to another, most commonly seen now with darker roots and bleached tips. I really don't want to damage my hair too much and also don't want to look like I've dipped my ends into a bowl of bleach and I've been scouring the net for the perfect style that I want. Unfortunately almost all ombré hair is on long styles which look lovely, but I want to incorporate it into my style of hair. I picked up this magazine yesterday for a bit of a browse through and was immediately drawn to Alexa Chung on the front cover. Alexa was one of the main people I'd been looking at for ombré hair inspiration and this cover photo is pretty much exactly what I want.

Her ombré is toned down and works its ay quite high up through her layers. I also like the colour pay off as it isn't too blonde and stark against her natural hair colour.

I'm going to go to my hair dressers in a few weeks to see what he can do for me. It's been a while since I've played with bleaching my hair and I think it's time for me to get creative with my hair again as this 'growing out' stage is so boring! This image below is the image I found a few months ago showing one of the nicest (in my opinion) pictures of Alexa's toned down ombré hairstyle.

What do you guys think? I'm a bit scared to attempt DIY ombré in case it ends up in disaster. Has anyone else tried out this style? Did you like it? On a quick side note, just LOOK at this amazing breakfast in bed I woke up to this morning thanks to the boyf! A glass of fresh orange juice and blueberry and banana pancakes topped with grated apple, blueberries, banana, strawberries and a sprinkle of sugar. Yum yum!


  1. I've dip dyed my ends quite a few times... okay about 4 times in the past 3 months and i'm not going to lie ALOT of hair has fallen out. But I'm rubbish I know its sensible to do a strand test bleach a little at a time etc etc but i just whack it on a hope for the best.
    I did buy those Topshop slippers in the end.The heart ones x

    1. Oh yay, I really want to wear my slippers out just as normal shoes. Might have to haha. Glad you got them!! I've had a littllllle bit of experience with bleach when I dyed big chunks of my hair when I was in sixthform (see and it went ok, however, I'm a lot less brave now and think it may be best to go to a professional rather than try and do it myself!! Haha x

    2. Forgive the stupid picture by the way...:)

  2. I love the ombre hair examples that you have shown, I think it would look really good on you.

    I want that breakfast! x

  3. I would recommend never to ombre your hair yourself it's dangerous as you're using bleach which kills your hair ( if you're a brunette) I had my ombre hair done at salon , it's slightly more expensive but it would be worth a professional to do your hair for you. Your hair is lovely the way it is! It reminds me of silver from 90210 with the new hair do . x