A Blonde New Me

I was very lucky to get to the middle of February and already achieve one of my goals I set myself. To become blonde. I have never been experimental with my hair, it has either been Brown, Black or the most crazy I went was Red. I wanted something different. A change. I want 2018 to be my best year where I start to look after myself so much better mentally and physically. So, the Daily Mail are doing an article all about changing to blonde from whatever colour your hair may be. 

Mine unfortunately was the most complex as I had the darkest hair colour to go to blonde. And let me tell you they were not wrong when they said I would be there all day. I was at the shoot for the morning to get my perfect before shot. I was so nervous about having a photo shoot but I absolutely loved it! I could easily do this again. After we got the shot and I am pretty sure I look like a housewife we went over to the John Frieda Salon. It took a while to find as it wasn’t the most obvious signs but the staff said John wanted it that way. The minimal and sophisticated look and he did deliver. Such a nice place to be and peaceful while you are being pampered.

The first step was to strip any previous dye out of my hair as I had used some box dye to keep on top after I had Lily. You can see above it took me back quite close to my natural colour. Then was the whole head of highlights. My hair is so thick and long this took forever. She started at the back and worked her way around my head, by the time she was finished it was time to wash out the back. It took forever! I wasn’t complaining though, I had complimentary toast, fruit salad and a cappuccino. Perfection. There was about 3 more go with bleach on my head in different ways. They did highlights, balayage and then just lifting some more colour and re bleaching the bottom bits as they were a bit stubborn. It took six and a half hours overall in the salon. To say my bum was numb was an understatement. 

Through the day I had a lovely lady Kerry with me. We bonded over motherhood and daily life as well as our hair taking just as long. Kerry had bright red hair so hers was quite stubborn as well. We still talk now and have become blonde bombshell friends. She certainly made the day easier for me and I for her as we were both quite anxious. Kerry has even started her own blog about motherhood and her buggy addiction, it is really quite good so go have a read over at Weird Mothers Handbook.

After an already long day it was back to the Daily Mail for the after shot. It didn’t take as long this time as it was just a touch up on the make up, I already knew what top I was wearing and my hair looked lush! After the long but amazing day it was back on the train home, get a quick Chinese as cooking was not an option and show off my lovely hair to friends and family. Read the article all about how they did it here.

So what do you think of my new look? I was so worried I wouldn’t like it as everyone said it wouldn’t suit me but I love it! Have you ever changed your hair colour drastically? I would love to know, let me know in the comments below.



  1. Ellie
    March 14, 2018 / 4:55 pm

    Love the colour x

    • drainedbeauty
      March 14, 2018 / 7:57 pm

      Thanks lovely 🙂 xx

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