my new hair and a day at hari's

Monday, 17 November 2014

I always said the day I got a complimentary hair cut/colour, was the day I'd made it. Does this mean I've made it?
Anyway, I was contacted by Gabriella at Hari's salon a week or so ago, asking if I'd be interested in having my hair done and documenting the process. Of course I jumped at the chance as my roots were no way going to let me decline. A week later I visited the Kings Road salon to have a full head of highlights and a cut and blow-dry. 
I was going to be really brave and go for the chop, leaving myself with a long Alexa-esque bob, but I chickened out in the end (more on the cut later). For the colour I wanted to keep the blonde, but brighten it up a bit and make the top a bit blonder. I wanted the Cara vibe with a messy blonde with dark roots to prevent obvious re-growth.
Raluca did my colour, and I'd wholeheartedly recommend her. She was so thorough - it took 3 and a half hours to do my highlights alone! All ok though as I was being fed fresh juice and hummus. I had three colours pulled through, one being a soft bleach. She finely highlighted the roots and then backcombed the ends and coloured odd strands to give a multi tonal finish, otherwise I'd end up stripy or one colour. 
After a somewhat painful de-tangling process of washing out, I popped upstairs to have my hair cut by Rosanne. I asked for about an inch and a half off (forgetting that a hairdressers inch is about 4 of the standard measurement!) and a long, Alexa-y fringe that I could keep parted. I also like the ends of my hair to look 'dead', for want of a better word. I like when they fall to a point, mostly caused by damage, as blunt hair really doesn't suit me. Rosanne cut my hair really quickly, and chopped in a little fringe. She then finished it off by roughly drying it and then curling it by blowdrying around a round brush - which absolutely astounded me! The whole look was finished with what I think was a texturising powder and roughed up a bit which made it a lot more 'me'.
Overall my hair took just over four hours, but I did have a full head and I went in with very long hair! I love the colour, the highlights are amazing and I feel all blonde and sassy, although if I did go back I would go a little lighter up the top, but I understand this isn't mega achievable if I don't want roots. The cut is a little harder to get used to as it feels SO short. It's kinda the length I imagined if I'd have gone for the 'short' style I wanted. It's very blunt too, but to be honest I don't think any hairdresser can/will cut hair to make it look like it's died! Although the length may take a bit of getting used to, I think I took it better as I was dabbling with the idea of going shorter. I am so pleased with the outcome, which for a girl who doesn't let anyone touch her hair for years at a time is a resounding success!
If you'd like your hair done at Hari's, mention the words "Bloggers Discount" when booking, you can get 20% off your first booking.

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Saturday, 15 November 2014

trousers: monki via asos
t-shirt: & other stories
shoes: urban outfitters (currently £20 off!)
coat: asos
bag: whistles
watch: daniel wellington* (15% off with code DWGeorgia )
I absolutely love the low winter sun we get, these photos were taken at 11am, yet they look like the sun is setting.
These trousers were bought on a recent ASOS rampage, they're from Monki and I absolutely adore them.

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daniel wellington

Thursday, 13 November 2014

classic sheffield lady in silver - daniel wellington*

Yep, like the rest of the blogging world, I own a DW watch. But boy I'm glad I do, I've wanted one for ages and when I got an email from their PR team I jumped for joy.
I opted for the Classic Sheffield Lady in silver, as I wanted the big face, but black strap and I don't wear enough gold to warrant getting in the beautiful rose gold colour (maybe next time?)
They make the perfect Christmas present, so if you did fancy buying one, you can get 15% off with the code: DWGeorgia

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stripe dress v2

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

dress: missguided*
coat: missguided*
shoes: primark
bag: zara

A pretty basic outfit, but whatever. Regretting wearing such a short dress and generally billowy outfit on such a windy day. If you can see past the windswept hair, this is my new haircut by Hari's salon. I've got a post coming soon about my time there, and my new (reeeeeaaally) short hair!

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stan smiths

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

dress: motel rocks* (use code GLAMERAMO for 20% off)
stan smiths: adidas via footasylum
coat: asos
bag: topshop

My 'real life' friends would be dying right now, 'cause anyone that knows me would never, ever put me in the same photo as a pair of trainers. Well whaddya know, I'm wearing trainers - and super hip ones at that. (Am I cool now?)
I've become an overnight fan, and have bought both these and some black Janoskis in the past three weeks. Help! I think I know who to blame... none other than ms Ellaby.
What do you reckon?
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