From Blonde to Brown

For someone who has experimented a lot with their hair colour since being a teenager, I have been various shades of blonde for a long time, rarely venturing away from the bleach for a good couple of years. Before then I have been every colour under the sun – pink, Rihanna red, jet black, chocolate brown, caramel, auburn…the list goes on. I have faithfully hung onto my highlighted locks for a few years now and knew when I got engaged last year that I wanted to be a blonde bride for our wedding earlier this Summer. I was blonde when I first met Rob and with it being an outside, Summer time wedding with light florals and vintage lace, I knew my blonde barnet would suit the theme perfectly and go with my peachy-gold toned makeup that I had already meticulously planned.

Now happily married, it was time to make the change and kiss goodbye to my blonde locks, for now! I love love blonde hair and there is no doubt I will be blonde again but over time it does really take its toll on your tresses. My hair was feeling parched and lacked shine and body. The ends were ratty and the upkeep of freshly bleached roots was getting a bit tiresome. As I sat in the hairdressers chair yesterday I took the plunge and asked for a new look. When I was darker one of my favourite looks was this golden-brown styles I sported with caramel and honey-toned highlights, so I asked for a warm, slightly coppery auburn base with warm honey and caramel highlights running through it. Because my hair is extremely porous and was so white blonde before it sucked up the colour so initially it is a little darker than I wanted but after a few washes it will fade to a more golden tone and the next time I go I think I will have a few more caramel and honey shades put in to make it multi-tonal and interesting. I don’t want to venture too dark so this happy medium is perfect for me as I still have the option of going light again next year if I so desire, but for now I am enjoying being a brunette and embracing the darker look this Autumn Winter. 🙂

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  1. 5th October 2014 / 6:00 pm

    Looks lovely! I've been thinking about going darker the past few days, I've been blonde my entire life but I've been chemically making blonde for a few years and I'm getting tired of the constant upkeep it takes and the dull colour it goes when it needs re-doing. I love the colour you have gone and very tempted, I'm just worried I'll hate it on me! lol x

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  3. 5th October 2014 / 6:13 pm

    Love the new hair colour! x

  4. 5th October 2014 / 6:21 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous colour! *jealous*

  5. 5th October 2014 / 7:06 pm

    Beautiful colour, it looks really amazing on you! I'm going dark brown tomorrow after having blonde highlights and ombre for ages.. I'm so excited!

    // Oh Dollymix

  6. 5th October 2014 / 7:24 pm

    Ah Millie, you're a lucky one aren't you, you pull off any colour so effortlessly. Your new hair looks lovely, very autumnal!
    Lucy xxx
    She's So Lucy

  7. 5th October 2014 / 9:02 pm

    This colour looks so lovely on you and makes your hair look so healthy! I love it! x

  8. 5th October 2014 / 9:34 pm

    I prefere blonde on you, but this also looks nice.

  9. 6th October 2014 / 6:44 am

    This colour really suits you. Your hairdresser has done an amazing job too, every time I've gone from bleach blonde to dark brown I've never been able to get such a natural, light brown finish x

  10. 6th October 2014 / 10:38 am

    Color looks amazing on you!

  11. 6th October 2014 / 7:47 pm

    Even before knowing this post was about you hair I was thinking "wow, that hair color." Love. It.

  12. 6th October 2014 / 9:11 pm

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  13. 7th October 2014 / 10:36 pm

    I keep toying with the idea of dying my hair slightly darker & think that has just encouraged me further. You look so beautiful with this colour, it really flatters you!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  14. 10th October 2014 / 12:00 pm

    I LOVE the brown! Such a lovely shade for Autumn/Winter 🙂

    Always, Alice x

  15. 12th October 2014 / 3:33 pm

    Wow love your new hair colour.