My hair history & announcement!

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

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16 comments:

  1. with short hair you look like Margo from revenge :) ^^

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  2. Wow, what a change ! Honestly, I don't like short hair on you (but mostly because I don't like short hair at all), my favourites are is the last one with blue & purple ends but also the purple with dark roots. Can't wait to see your new hair !

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  3. So many lovely hairstyles, Im forever changing my hair but Im determined to keep growing it. Love the purple with dark roots also, such a nice purply colour!! x

    Unfashionable Sundays

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  4. I love the variation of hair styles and colours I can't wait to experiment as you have and figure what style best represents me :)

    www.bubbasdoll.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I'd love to play with bright colours like you have! I'm not as brave!

    http://sophielfarrell.blogspot.co.uk/

    sophielfarrell

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  6. Your hair really suits you in a pixie cut - I love looking through people's hair history aha!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty Blog

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  7. so amazing to see how your style/look has evolved! love your hair now!

    rosalindis.blogspot.com.es

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  8. i love your blonde hair! my hair is super dark too but any time I've tried to go blonde its went the worst colour! hair envy

    Aine Oh

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  9. Ahh look stunning with whatever style, no fair! I am completely jealous. I just had my own cut into a long bob so am always looking for inspiration on what to do with it! Can't wait to see what comes with this collaboration :)

    little miss fii || Fii x

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  10. Really loved looking through all these pictures. I absolutely love your pastel hair, I can't lie it is definitely my favourite look of yours. If I had to pick my absolute favourite, it would definitely be where you let your roots grow out with the pastel ends!

    Beka. xo
    littleworldofbeka

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  11. Great post! Love your blonde hair. You look perfect in all styles.
    Megan
    (http://www.shoplinkz.com)

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  12. You look so cute with short hair! Would you ever go back to that?

    Holly Sparkle | Petite Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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  13. i have to admit I have a little crush on your hair! I wish I had the courage to change my hair!!

    francesca2000.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. I love your transformation. Any advice on how to dye just the ends of your hair, where you had it in purple?

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  15. I love your transformation. Any advice on how to dye just the ends of your hair, where you had it in purple?

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  16. Wow! Your hair looks amazing! It looks super healthy too, considering the fact that you play with with it a lot, in dye and in style. Hahaha! Anyway, aren't extensions a life saver when you need a quick change of hairstyle? Thanks for sharing that with us, Leanne! Stay gorgeous! :)

    Tommy Clark @ Her Hair Company Inc.

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