Going through your Facebook pictures makes you realise how much you've changed over the years!
I was never allowed to colour my hair growing up, I remember asking to go red when I was 10 as a girl at my school had and I loved the colour. But I was always encouraged to keep my hair long and to not mess with it. I on off had a fringe from the age of 7 - 11, with the rest of my hair all being one length until I was 15. For some reason I then decided to get a million layers and proceeded to hate how thin I'd made the ends of my hair!
It wasn't until I was 18 that I did anything interesting in terms with changing the colour of my hair. See picture 1. I had light brown streaks put through areas which I loved! This was when I'd moved away to Uni, this is where it all began. I think it was the freedom of not living at home, finally being of an aged considered as an adult, and I was finally allowed to do what I wanted with my own hair.
A year later I decided to have my waist length hair cut to a pixie crop, this also removed the lighter brown streaks and I was more about experimenting with style over colour. For 3 or so years I had lots of amazing styled short cuts, blunt fringes, bobs. In that time I also started colouring it red, I couldn't really achieve any other colours with my hair being so dark.
Fast forward to being 22 and I've graduated Uni, moved back home and had the urge to go pastel pink. I blame Tumblr.. I had no idea if it would suit me, I'd broken up with my boyfriend and I wanted to reinvent myself. It was a long process due to the red I'd been adding to my hair previously, with the first bleach it went bright orange! I had this for a week, then proceeded several bleaches over the course of a month or so and I was ready to go pastel pink!
Realising the actual up keep of pastel hair, I often ended up going back to platinum, for the fact it washes out so quick! I had a blue rinse, it then was the perfect white shade, I've over toned my hair and it's been grey.
I discovered extensions and played around with those too. I had 5 inches of my hair cut off last summer and wore it short for many months. Playing around with purple dyes to give my hair an ashy tone and purple ends. I've let my roots grow out, I've gone back to extensions and played around with different colour gradients.
I just love how easy it is to change up your hair with pastel colours!
I so excited to announce I've teamed up with Schwarzkopf Live Color for their 2015 lookbook! Live and I have been planning a custom colour for a brand new look for my hair, sticking with some well loved colours, but applying them in a totally different way to have I've done in the past. I'll be keeping you updated with behind the scenes pics etc over the coming weeks and months. To see more check out livecolor.co.uk