Does anyone else remember watching this show? It was cancelled in 1995… wow.What’s that, 18 years ago?!
I was infatuated with Claire Danes’ hair. I decided back then that one day I would have copper hair like her.
This weekend after much deliberation I took the plunge and got rid of my ombre hair after four years! I also tried out a new hairdressers called GroLondon. I’ve recently moved house to SW London so Gro is really close to me (compared to my previous hairdressers). I decided to go for a copper/auburn colour like Isla Fisher.
I booked a consultation with Carla first to talk through the process and get an expert opinion about my colour change. Straight away I decided that I was completely happy to put my hair in Carla’s hands. She placed different colour samples next to my face to see what colours would work best… which made me feel much better! I have so often got my hair done only to discover that a colour washes me out and I have to layer make-up on to compensate. It was reassuring that Carla took my skin tone into account and didn’t just pick a colour that looked nice in the book (but not necessarily on my head!)
On Saturday I went in for my colour overhaul. It wasn’t an easy process as my hair had been darkened and lightened in so many areas that it was completely uneven. Carla first had to pre lighten my dark hair, and then darken my ombre ends so that the copper shade would appear even.
I really liked the atmosphere in Gro, all the staff were really friendly… to top it all off they serve their drinks in take-away cups which I absolutely loved!!! No more hair ending up in my cup! Plus it was way easier to hold while reading mags. (I am one of those people who gets a take away cup even when I am sitting in the cafe…!)
Four hours later and my hair was finally finished. I’m still getting used to it but I have to say I am really happy with it. I was a bit scared at first that I would hate a change – I am a boring creature of habit (honestly, I get the same thing for lunch everyday – to the point the staff just say ‘the usual?’ when I enter the cafe!). I have to go back again in five weeks to get my colour redone as Carla said it will probably fade quite quickly this time due to how light my hair was. I got a good two inches off too as the ends were so damaged!
Forgot I had dyed my hair when I went into the bathroom this morning – was a confusing moment!
What do you think?