Crowning Glory

Saturday, 4 February 2012

I am rubbish with hair. I've never dyed mine, I don't know how to style it other than straight down or up in a topknot and the only type of hair-related gadget I own is a hairdryer.

Hairdressers will probably keel over with shock at this revelation but...I only get it cut about once a year.

Today was the big day. As you can see from my last outfit post, the mop had officially got too long and tatty. I have a wedding to go to on Friday as well, so it seemed like a good time to get it chopped. Off I trotted to Andrew Collinge Graduates, skidding on the pavements as I went (seriously, can we not just have snow? This icy rain is an absolute bugger).

An hour later, I looked like this:


I love it! I don't stand a chance of recreating the bouffantyness myself - at one point there were 4 brushes in my hair - but what the hell. She asked if I wanted it blowdryed straight or with some bounce. The answer to that question should only ever be bounce. This is Liverpool after all...

ps - not a sponsored post or owt, I'm just impressed! Ask for Sophie if you go - she's lovely.


27 comments:

  1. Wow, your hair looks gorgeous! Good choice going for the bounce :p

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  2. Looks lovely :)
    Wish I could blow dry my hair like that too.
    I only get mine cut about once a year, last time way May :/

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  3. Love it, I'm about due for my annual cut now too (I do intend to do it more often but never get around to it).

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  4. What a great cut! Your natural hair colour is gorgeous too.

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  5. wowee I love it! I never used to get my hair cut, i'm now in a 8 weekly cut interval and mine is much healthier.

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  6. Wow it looks gorgeous! I can never get mine to look like how it does after the hairdressers, i'm hopeless! x

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  7. I fail at hair too and I'm avoiding that much overdue haircut, but this has inspired me to maybe consider the unthinkable and get one booked! I bet your hair is in really good condition Alex, there's nothing worse than product/dye over kill xxx

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  8. This looks super gorgeous! I want my hair like that all the time! x

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  9. Your hair looks gorgeous! I also only go about once a year to the hairdresser, they always want so much money! xx

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  10. I go to Andrew Collinge in Manchester and I love them!

    Love your hair cut, I got mine done on Thursday. Went with a more curvy bob with loadsa bounce ;)

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  11. I am the same as you - only get a haircut once a year! Last cut was in May, oops. I just haven't found 'the one'. You can never have too much volume in your hair in Liverpool.

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  12. If I was a rich person I wouldn't have a personal chef or trainer - I'd have a personal hairdresser. Fact.

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  13. Oh good lord, your hair is spectacularly bouncy! Money well spent, I'd say. My lovely hairdresser showed me how to use tongs to get some waves in my hair - can I do it myself? Can I buggery! xxx

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  14. Ooooooh prettiness. I'm a bit hopeless with my hair too. I used to have some highlights, but that's as much colour as it's ever had and that was 5 years ago, I dyed it myself this week, I really rather like it. But, I have to admit I'm pretty hopeless with my hair. I keep it long because it's easy to deal with, and I've never had anything more adventurous in terms of a cut than a (shortlived) fringe.
    Hooray for easy hair!

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  15. Ooh! I like it. I can never get my hair to go like that. Four brushes though eh?
    I haven't been to that AC salon but I've been to the training one (on London Rd, near TJ Hughes) and had great service and cuts.

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  16. If it wasn't for my fringe, I would only end up getting my hair cut once a year too!

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  17. Don't you dare ever dye your hair!!! It is a gorgeous colour and I wish so much that mine was anything but boring mousy brown and I didn't have to colour it! x

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  18. I'm exactly the same with my hair. I can't style it to save my life and it has been over a year since I went to the hairdresser. Still, if they gave me waves like you ended up with then I'd probably be in there all the time!

    Amy


    http://everytimeatillrings.blogspot.com/

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  19. Loooooove your big hair! My hairdresser never dries my hair cause it takes forever, may try and persuade her next time... :)

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  20. Your hair looks lovely :) Also, the cobbles in town are bad enough without ice, go away snow! You know it's cold when it snows on the Wirral - it normally never does thanks to the salty sea air!

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  21. Wow, gorgeous! And it looks so glossy and healthy too - blonde hair never seems to achieve that level of shininess/shinyness (sp?) :( xx

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  22. *Actually that should probably just be 'shine' :S

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  23. Your hair looks gorgeous! I'm the same as you, I only cut it once a year. I trim my fringe myself with nail scissors. But now I'm tempted to get a real cut and have some bounce! xx

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