Tuesday, 17 December 2013


my new hair

llymlrs
llymlrs 2013 hair

hair @ Four London 62 Conduit Street (TEL: 020 7297 9600)

So today I went to go get my hair done. Remember when I had that unfortunate incident with my hair a few months ago? Barbie Blonde. Yeah, I was a bit scared to be honest. I was sick of my old hair for a variety of reasons. Mainly because my base was so warm, whatever I did to it it'd fade back to yellow or to even worse... orange super quickly. No amount of toner or purple shampoo would keep it looking ashy at home. I also noticed I had a huge chunk of hair missing from the back of my head from where the bleach had burnt it off. Everything was just looking a litle ropey and trying to keep up with my hair at home wasnt cutting it anyomore. So I swiftly booked myself in to Four London to get it sorted properly.

How we achieved it:

- My hair was colour bathed with a tint to a light ash brown, similar to my natural hair colour (dark mousey brown) but a little bit lighter. I wanted it to blend nicely, so I didn't have to deal with my epic root growth as my hair grows quickly. My colourist Jenny used a technique similar to ombre to make the whole head really ashy and soft and still kept some of my root original colour.

- Then we have the cut, This is probably the biggest change. I decided last week that I wanted a lot of it cut off. Contrary to popular belief my hair isn't actually in bad condition. I just never bother styling (or running a brush through it), and I like the bed head look so I use products to make it look like that. It's takes a lot of effort to make it look that ratty. While I have had my hair trimmed recently I decided I just wanted to get all the dead ends chopped off, they were doing nothing for my hair look and start again. I haven't had short hair since I was about 16 so taking the plunge and going short again was a huge step. I went an inch shorter than I planned (collarbone length), but I'm happy with the result. I decided to get a blunt cut because I think its a little edgier than choppy ends, I just think it suits me a little more. I also had some shorter layers popped in around the front to frame the face as I like to flip my hair back at the front.

- Next was The tricky part. I had mixtures of highlights, lowlights, balayage, tips and tint to get my hair looking multi tonal and soft. I made super clear wanted my ends to be very blonde but still soft and blended. I kept reiterating that I didn't want to go back to Ombré but did want it to look two distinct tones. We settled on a creamy blonde for the ends because it worked best with the ash base we'd tinted to. I then had some highlights round the front to frame my face. I don't think I've ever had as many foils put in my hair as I have today!

Overall I'm super happy with my hair. I feel like a new woman as awfully cliche as that sounds. I paid for my hair myself, I'd wholeheartedly recommend Four London as a salon. I had my hair done by Jenny and Amy who were both amazing, they listened to what I said and were happy to change things along the way if I wasn't happy with it. It's was one of my best salon experiences ever, and I'll definitely be back in the future for my hair. It was by no means cheap, I scoffed a little bit at the price, but at the same time I'm so happy with the final result, it looks better than I even imagined.

This do is going to take a bit of getting used to, and it's going to be totally different to style. Im thinking upping the texture spray and the root boost powder is the way forward! While I feel like I've given into the blogger hairstyle of the year. So many bloggers seem to have ditched long locks in 2013 in favour of a full thick cropped 'do. Remember when everyone had Ombre hair? Okay I'm partly responsible for that one.


What do you think?


103 comments:

  1. It looks frikkin' awesome.. And it really suits you! Nothing beats a good salon experience either.. Especially when you've had a rubbish one.

    pierrelecat | UK jewellery blog

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  2. Your hair looks amazing (: xx

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  3. Wow I get why you feel like a woman now your hair looks so mature and classy now, definite thumbs up from me Lily :)

    EmmiHearts

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  4. I was really scared when I saw the picture on twitter, because I loved your hair a lot, but this cut suits you so well! :) xx

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  5. You look absolutely stunning!! I love the blunt ends as well! I wish that kind of style suits me! haha. xx

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  6. It suits you so much :) v. sophisticated xx

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  7. This looks amazing! It's such a "grown up" hairstyle! I'm itching to get mine cut now!
    x
    laurastanley-bratley.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Oh Lily it looks lovely - your hair looks so fresh and healthy :) Love it xx

    Eleri Roberts

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  9. I love it so much. You make me want to ditch my extensions as my hair naturally that length! You look amazing! xo

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  10. i thought about cutting my hair again (after letting it grow and grow and grow)...but ill regret it.

    i love your hair cut!! it suits you so well...
    very classy!!!

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  11. So short! Looks lovely though 💕

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  12. Looks lovely , have total hair envy xx

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  13. I love it!
    I recommend to you Vitalfan of René Furterer for strenghen your hair :) I'm sorry for my english I'm french :)

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  14. Your new hair is amazing!! So looking forward to short hair styling tips from you!!

    I chopped my long hair off during the summer and haven't looked back since!

    Amanda x

    This Charming Girl

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  15. Oh my gosh! I love it! You look so good! I 'experimented' with my hair a couple months ago and I love it!<3

    Klaudia
    www.styleitwithme.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Your hair looks amazing! Such a great look for you, love it! x

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  17. The colouring sounds very complicated!! Change is always good. x

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  18. This looks amazing!
    This is exactly how I'm trying to grow my hair too! taking awhile but will get there shortly I hope!

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  19. You look so gorgeous! I was just beginning to grow out my hair but now I've seen yours look so amazing short I think I'm changing my mind. The colour is stunning too! :) xx
    kooky capricious 

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  20. Oh wow...I got my long locks chopped a couple of weekends ago, mine was slightly longer than yours and now we have the same length. Loving it but have days where I miss the length....hopefully have healthy long locks again by the summer though :)) xx

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  21. This is bloody gorgeous! I swear everyone is getting the chop recently.. as if I needed any more tempting?" xxx

    StudentBeauty

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  22. I love love love it! I went for the chop in March and had my super long hair (past my boobs) cut to just below my collar bone and I got it cut shorter to your length a few months ago. I love shorter hair, it so much easier and more versatile to style than you'd think! I can't wait to see what you do with it in future. The colour suits you so much! I think we have a tendency to hide behind our hair and get so upset about cutting it shorter, but at the end of the day hair grows back again! You look so gorgeous and I think this suits you really well!
    xxx
    Nina from little nomad

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  23. ahh you look so pretty! such a nice colour & style. i wish i could pull off a similar colour because root regrowth is the worst. I'm glad lots of bloggers are getting their hair cut shorter. then I can actually follow some hair tutorials! xx

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  24. Your hair looks fantastic! You rock short hair so wonderfully.

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  25. Wow, your hair looks amazing! It's made me want to have a big change too :)xo

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  26. You look amazing! It really suits you x

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  27. Oh my god I love the way it looks! I really love this hair style (very Elizabeth Olsen) but I feel like I would never be able to pull it off!
    xx
    Stephanie | Love, August

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  28. I absolutely love it! I'm going for collarbone grazing locks myself as my longer hair is getting annoying to style. Can you do a hair tutorial for the textured look you have in this post? Please? :)

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  29. your hair looks incredible! it looks so classy but "grungy" at the same time, i love it!! heyitskinza.blogspot.com
    Kinza xxx

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  30. Wow!! I love your new hair! Looks so fricking good! You must be chuffed!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  31. WOW! You look amazing! I'm definitely cutting my hair soon! xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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  32. OMG!!!!!!! You're BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! You look so chic like Alexa Chung. :D

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  33. it looook sooo nice! I really want my hair your short of ombre style, i love it!

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. Ohhhh my god it looks AMAZING lily :O love
    Joannaloves

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  35. i absolutely LOVE it lily! It looks so fresh and healthy aswell x

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  36. You look soo different, but somehow older in good way. I love it and it suits you soo good! This is exactly the haircaut i was planning to get.

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  37. LILY STOP IT! YOU LOOK DROP DEAD GORGEOUS. I LITERALLY SCREAMED "OH MY GOD, SHE LOOKS FREAKING GORGEOUS!" ONCE I SAW THESE PICTURES. Oh my, sorry for writing everything in caps lock didn't mean to scare you haha :) But seriously, you look so so so pretty with that haircut! I've been thinking about doing the exact same thing with mine! But I'm so afraid it will turn out looking really bad on me! I think I'll just have to print one of your pictures - if you don't mind. or is it creppy? - to show to the hairdresser exactly what I want. :) But again, you look amazing!

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  38. Looks Beautiful! You've inspired me to get mine cut short again! x

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  39. How did you curl it? With straighteners? What technique? I love it!

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  40. How did you curl it? With straighteners? What technique? I love it!

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  41. I love it Lily! I think it's a "mature haircut" ! x

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  42. It looks amazing Lily! Shorter hair suits you so much :) x

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  43. This looks so gorgeous, I love it on you! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  44. Your hair looks SO nice! I love it! It kind of makes me want to go for a chop! :) xx

    RobynCaitlin.com

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  45. Oh no, now I have the urge to get my hair cut short!! It looks amazing. xx

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  46. I'm getting my hair cut tomorrow and have been wanting to get quite a bit cut off, but then today started having doubts. Seeing your lovely cut has convinced me to do it!! I don't know what it is but I always seem to fancy a big change at this time of year...

    Grace xx

    pluckroses.blogspot.com

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  47. Love it!
    Looks gorgeous and really suits you :)

    AmeliaRose | Beauty Blogger

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  48. It looks amazing! This is the length of my hair, but I swear I could never get it to look like that... could you maybe do a tutorial on curling your hair like that? x

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  49. this style is great, you could perhaps create a video to show us how you have got this style, and what colour you dyed your hair looks great :)

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  50. This cut suits you so much, you look so bloody classy.
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  51. This looks so good on you. To be honest, I think it defines your face more and just adds a little 'something' (good)! :) I think it is still you, and goes with your style though.

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  52. I've been considering this move for months - As my hair grows longer it seems flat, lank and boring. it doesnt hold curl or volume and i'm just so bored of it! It really suits you - you look gorgeous!

    lillies and lipbalm

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  53. I love this cut! It's seriously my dream haircut but I can't do it because my hair is curly and won't lay properly. :-/ It looks beautiful on you though!

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  54. Absolutely in love with the new color, and cut!! You look beautiful!
    xx

    http://the-astyle.blogspot.ca

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  55. so stunning <3 absolutely love the colour! xx

    a-little-treat.blogspot.com

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  56. Your new hair style and color suits you! Pretty :)

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  57. Absolutely love the new hair, it really suits you! xx

    www.adventuresofananglophile.com

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  58. Lily you're swaying me from growing my hair ! Such a great cut and lovely posts as always :)
    Britton Loves - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk <3

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  59. The colour looks great!, and you look super cute with shorter hair.

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  60. Lily your hair are lovely ! looking forward to seeing a video on how you style them now ! I have a similar haircut since few weeks but i don t know how to rock it like yours !

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  61. Love it Lily.
    Very mature colour, cut and style. Suits you well.
    Looking forward to seeing how you style it yourself.. :)

    Caroline.x
    notesfromcaroline.com

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  62. This is really similar to how I've wanted mine for a while! Bit scared to take the plunge though! Looks lovely!

    Tiny Alis.

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  63. Really nice Hair color and the cute is lovely!
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  64. It looks so much more natural and beautiful Lily. I think this may just be the most grown up hairstyle I've seen you choose, it suits you and makes you look mature. A lovely choice!

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  65. This reminds me of why I started following you. Both hair colour and make up wise this is the best look for you. Well done :-)

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  66. You look beautiful! I think I might have to brave the chop soon.

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  67. Wow they are stunning!! Love them :) xx

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  68. Wow! It looks gorgeous!

    lavaly.blogspot.com

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  69. Your hair looks amazing! The colour of your hair makes your eyes pop!
    I hope you're having a wonderful week!

    Sofie x
    Little green Sofie

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  70. Love the new hair. I have just chopped my long locks off to sport a short, wavey, messy look and I am loving it, and it feels so much more healthier and manageable. x

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  71. I was mildly concerned when I saw you were getting it lopped off but it looks absolutely amazing on you!

    You've pretty much done exactly what I asked for when I last had mine coloured, except it was a whole nightmare (thanks for your advice on complaining by the way, I wouldn't have had the courage otherwise) and in the end I'm only semi happy with the result. I literally asked for exactly what you did, but yours is perfect! If I lived in London I would be down to that salon like a shot! Suits you so well! x

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  72. It looks gorgeous, really suits you and is making me reconsider my long hair... x

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  73. Undoubtedly the best you have ever look! Gorgeous! I also lobbed off my hair a few month ago...and love it!
    Happy Christmas
    Lisa

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  74. You look very gorgeous with this haircut !
    In fact, I'm in the same situation ! I cut my hair almost 10 days ago, it was super long and now it's like you. But unfortunately I'm not as happy as you... I literally regret what "I've" done. Have you any suggestions or advices ?

    xx Letizia

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  75. suits you super duperly!

    can you pretty please make a video on how you style your hair to look messy and have volume like you were saying..and which products you use and how you go about it :-)

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  76. Love the new 'do! I agree with you on the blunt ends makes your hair look thicker :)

    Jess x
    http://aroseandapeony.blogspot.com.au

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  77. Just looked at the price list for Four London. Oh my god.

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  78. Just looked at the price list for Four London. Oh my god.

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  79. Looks so amazing, really classy and totally you! Love it! x

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  80. This is so nice! I have been thinking about getting my hair chopped too...I'm still unsure as it's a pain to grow, and I don't want to get my moon face back with a shorter do buttttt.....I might risk it!

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  82. BEAUTIFUL!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  83. Wow, you look so pretty.
    It is an awesome haistyle for you.

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  84. Oh Lily I've been shit at keeping up with anyone's blog of late so have just come across this and you look bloody brilliant. I've been reading llymlrs for about three years now and feel like this look is just so you, happy days :)

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  85. My hair is so precious to me but you make me want to grab the closest pair of scissors and chop off all my hair!! So gorgeous xx

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