Last Friday was a great day altogether, not only was it a sunny Friday leading up to a Bank Holiday weekend, more importantly, it was the day that I treated myself to a hair cut from my favourite hair salon, Brown Sugar on South William Street! I've been going there for the last 5/6 years, sometimes going to cheaper places when funds are low, but I always come back :)
My stylist is Christian and he is a-maz-ing, end of. When I made my first appointment all those years ago, he'd had a cancellation so I was able to go in that day and I would like to thank whoever had cancelled that day. I have had so many bad experiences with different stylists throughout the years and this is the only stylist I trust. I have never come out of the salon thinking "Oh good God what has he done", more like "why did I wait so long to get my hair cut by him!"
Anyways, for regular readers of my blog, you'll know that I've been messing around with my hair and have recently gone blonde. I used a pre lightener, then an ash blonde dye, then a week later, another pre lightener, followed by another ash blonde. Needless to say my poor hair was in flitters and no amount of conditioner or Orofluido was going to help it. The ends were like an absolute bale of hay so enough was enough and off I trotted to Brown Sugar.
I had my chat with Christian who asked me what I wanted. I told him I wanted a good 5/6 inches off the ends with some layers at my face. He told me "no way, that's an aul wan haircut" and proceeded to tell me what he thought would look good. He asked me how I felt about a long bob, that would come to my collarbone, with a lettin-on fringe. I was sold.
I went in to get my hair washed and that's when The Fear set in. A bob?! What was I thinking? I love my hair. But as I got my lovely back massage from the comfy chair and had *the* most amazing head massage, I thought to myself, it's only hair, you've had it the same way for yonks, and it's Christian, he knows what he's on about. So I let him have at it and I couldn't be happier with the result.
Here is a little montage of my hair throughout the past couple of years. I love changing it and will probably continue to do so, sure it's only hair!
Now, the before and after photo and I must warn you that if you are of a delicate disposition, please look away now. The before photo was taken at 5.30am last Friday morning, sans makeup. I had forgotten to do a before picture the previous night and knew I would be doing this post, so duty called and I took one for the team and I'm sorry I have to do this to you in the name of blogging :)
I was delighted to read today that Brown Sugar on South William Street is a Grand Finalist in this year's L'Oreal Professionnel Colour Trophy on Monday 13th of June so I know who I'll be rooting for!