This week I visited the hairdressers after well over a year without anyone doing anything other than a blowdry on my hair. Things have gotten rather long and swishy recently (as you can see this hasn’t changed a bit) which I’m super happy with, but given the absence of any form of holiday over the past two years things turned a little bit dark and dull (SERIOUSLY THOUGH WHERE IS HOT RIGHT NOW? I NEED SOME SUN).
With this in mind we spent a few hours working to achieve something a little more sun kissed (for those of you who might be wondering I booked my appointment with the lovely Max at Simon Webster Hair in Brighton). A balayage technique with a little dip dye thrown in, the colour lifted in just over forty minutes, before being toned to more caramel and honey hues.
Aside from a few areas that need to settle in or be toned down I’m over the moon with the result. When I curl my hair it looks super shiny and glossy, but this weekend I realised things get even better when left to fall loose with a middle part. I look a little like a Haim reject and I’m totally okay with that. It has a relaxed LA vibe to it (perfect given one of our potential travel locations this year!) that also fits in well with the whole 70’s revival we currently have going on.
The best bit? My roots are still rather dark, creating a nice contrast between my natural hair and highlights – it also means I don’t have to worry about roots and that’s what it all comes down to really!
Your hair looks stunning! I recently had a good chop on my hair and also got it coloured a dark chocolate brown 🙂 feels so nice and healthy! Em xx
Your hair looks amazing!
This looks gorgeous! Can't wait to see it in a video 🙂 I love the look of darker roots and lighter ends but my hair is too dark to achieve that.
Your hair looks so pretty and I just love the curls. Going to the hair dressers after a while is the best.
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Adore the lighter locks on you!! It's always nice to lighten things up in the summer!
Cass | CassandraMyee
Your hair looks lovely!
Kathryn | Nimble Note
It looks lovely! I'm currently growing my blonde hair out (and apparently getting away with the natural-dip-dyed/ombre-look according to my hairdresser!) so, glad to see people are still actually asking for ombre and i'm not behind the times! Rosie xx
Your hair looks lovely and grate for spring and summer.
Loooving the new hair! Balyage was the best thing I ever had done to my hair! Cannot wait for Summer for mine to go even lighter 🙂
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Your hair has grown so much! It looks gorgeous 🙂
This looks so gorgeous, I'm so jealous of your gorgeously long hair 🙂
I'm loving the look of your new hair, it looks gorgeous. I wish I could do that to my own hair, or attempt dip-dying the opposite way, lighter to dark, as my roots are lighter. Not having to worry about roots sounds awesome, I'm rubbish at keeping up with my own haha.
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Your hair looks gorgeous, perfect for summer!
Your hair looks so gorgeous! xx
Your hair looks so glam!
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This looks beautiful! Really suits you! xx
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Such a gorgeous shade, really suits you. I'm tempted to do the same thing this summer! x
Ahh your hair is SO gorgeous Suzie!! Love it!! <3 http://emilybashforth.blogspot.co.uk
Really pretty. I've been thinking about taking the plunge with balayage, but somehow I think that my hair wouldn't survive it.
Really good looking on you! <3
Your hair is gorgeous!
This looks stunning on you! Perfect for summer x
Looks lovely! I’m getting my hair done next weekend and can’t wait!
LOVE this! seriously perfect hair!
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Just before reading your post I saw the picture and thought wow your hair looks great! It looks so healthy and it's shining! xx
Your hair looks so lovely!! Makes me want to go slightly darker again!
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You hair looks gorgoeus! x
Wish i was brave enough to dye my hair like that, it looks so beautiful 🙂
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Your hair looks gorgeous- Perfect for spring and summer!
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It looks so nice!
I love this look! I recently had the same done to my hair and got a brand new cut. Having a new look can make you feel so much better.
I love it Suzie! Your hair looks stunning 😀
Such a nice change for you, happy Sunday! xx
Your hair looks gorgeous! x
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Your hair looks gorge and is styles so well!
This air color is stunning! I love it and it makes me feel like going lighter too!
It looks amazing!!
It looks beautiful ! It really suits you.
Gorgeous! Love what a little bit of blonde can do! Always lifts my mood 🙂
Love Lily x
You hair is looking so healthy and beautiful !
Hair looks awesome! I am a hairstylist my self and love seeing other stylist amazing work! Looks beautiful! xo
Lovely colour, it suits you so much!
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looks so gorgeous! I'm so jealous! xx
It looks so amazing you really suit it x
Gorgeous! Completely my hair goals.
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Looks absolutely gorgeous!
Love it! That is close to my natural color which I want to go back to.
Looks incredible! On a side note, that necklace is adorable 🙂
Hair envy! You look stunning. This truly suits you, so much! x
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Gorgeous effect and finish, definitely a look to take you right through to the autumn!
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This is so beautiful on you! I love the brightness and lightness of it!
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Your hair looks stunning! Can't wait to get a better view in a video. Also would really like to see a hair care routine from you 🙂
This looks so natural, gorgeous for the summer!
Your hair looks lovely! I want something similar to this! Perfect for the spring and summer x
This is such a stunning look, especially for the summer time!
Your hair looks so amazing, its stunning for spring and summer.
This is gorgeous, really brightens up your face without being tacky!
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Your hair is always gorgeous Suzie!
Love this look! I want to go lighter as well but i'm waiting until my hair grows!
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Absolutely stunning! Lighter locks suit you so well!!
Your hair looks SO gorgeous! Major hair envy
You look beautiful! x
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Looks gorgeous! I've grown my blonde ends out but this post makes me want to get it redone! x
Looks beautiful! I just recently had my done reverse ombre with a similar technique and I love it. Not having to touch up roots is so relieving.
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Love it Suzie! The highlights look so gorgeous and natural. (:
Loren | Cloudy Coconut
It looks beautiful!
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cute!!! your hair looks amazing 🙂
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Oh wow I love this look. Never heard of the balayage technique but got a hair appointment booked in for next week so will ask them to do this for me. Looks amazing and lush.
Diana xx | London Girl Diana
Your hair looks AMAZING. Now I'm dying for a trip to the salon to lighten mine up even more.
It looks so beautiful!
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Stunning style and amazing hairdresser. Would love it if you could check out my latest hairdressing post!
Kisses xo | From Aliona With Love
Love your hair!!! It looks amazing!!! I also got mine lighter and I love it!
Really sorry but I actually prefer darker hair on you (please don't shoot me! just being honest!). I love how they've styled it (very What Olivia Did!) but I feel like your darker hair brought out your eyes and facial features more. Please don't get me wrong, I'm not saying this to be mean – I just appreciate honesty whenever I personally have a new look so thought I'd offer an opinion. Everyone else seems to love the colour and as long as you love it, that's all that matters! X
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Your hair looks lovely!
What are you wearing on your lips? It's absolutely beautiful and it goes so well with the lighter hair colour 🙂
Your hair looks great!
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