Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Do blondes have more fun?

It's that time of the month again where we hand the blog over to Stace's sister Sam, where she talks about what's beautiful for her at the moment. Today it's all about hair!

Find out more about Sam here.

Before my birthday this year I decided to have a change of hair colour.... Now I have been thinking about this for quite a while (at least a couple of years but I don’t really like change).
I was spurred on by a Groupon voucher for my salon – a cut and colour for £24. Bargain! The salon I use is called Flaunt and it is a college salon with a difference; it runs like a commercial salon and the students are Level 3s or apprentices. I started going as I was involved with the launch when I worked at the Bournemouth and Poole College and was very pleased with the maturity of the students and their skill level that I have carried on going there.

Oli was the young lad that cut my hair previously so I booked in with him again. Prior to my appointment I did the usual thing; looked through some hair style magazines, asked some friend’s opinions and noticed that suddenly everyone’s hair was brown too! I found a colour I really liked on the front of a magazine that had some hints of blonde showing through the brunette, so I took this with me. 
We chose the colour from their chart based on this image – and using the highlights I currently had, they added an all over golden brown colour and then when it was being washed out they added a few more subtle lighter golden brown highlights.

Sam's new hair colour!

The outcome – as you can see a very golden shiny brown colour with subtle tones of golden blonde through it. I love my new hair colour and so does everyone else (well that’s what they tell me anyway!) Not sure if I will stay this colour as I think one day I will revert back to blonde (not because they have more fun though!)

To help maintain the colour my sister got me a pack for my birthday of John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Moisturising Chocolate Espresso shampoo and conditioner. 

John Frieda brilliant brunette

This has left my hair in great condition; it is really sleek getting rid of the bits of frizz that I have always had (hoorah). One downside is the design of the bottles – they are a screw lid which is really fiddly to use when you’re in the shower (and frustrating after dropping the lid a few times). I thought this was just the miniature versions but after looking in the shops it appears the large ones are this style too (although disappointed I have still bought the large versions as they were on offer). The usual price for each of the Shampoo and Conditioner is about £5.50. It works as a lightener so it has really accentuated the blonde highlights from underneath giving the brown a beautiful blonde sheer.
If you have been thinking about a change of hair colour I would definitely recommend it for the new season and keep an eye out on your local Groupon site as there seems to be lots of salon offers popping up!

Sam x

Thanks Sam! I fancy trying this shampoo collection myself now! Have you recently changed your hair colour? Or have you used this range from John Frieda? We love to read your comments so please let us know by commenting below!

Stace & Mags x


  1. Looks fab! I have used Brilliant Brunette in the past and loved it, but found you get build up quite quickly :( xx

    1. Thanks for the comment and glad you like the hair! Aw I don't like the sound of the build up, will have to watch for that one!


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