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1 Oct 2014


Back in the lob territory and I couldn’t be happier about it.  

I desperately needed a cut. Every salon visit prior to today involved a nervous giggle at the suggestion of a trim and a joke that my split ends would “self-cut” themselves.

Ha. Ha. Ha.


Over the last couple of months the bleach dabbling had taken it’s toll and no amount of overpriced serum could disguise the fact that my hair was (insert rude word here).  

A visit to Anthony at Pastels was therefore on the cards and I popped in this afternoon to address the damage. He chopped off 3-4 inches of dried out locks and I am no longer embarrassed about the condition of my hair. It feels very cathartic.

In a move that might sound contradictory, I also got my balayage refreshed. I know that over-coloring has probably been the evil that has damaged my hair more than anything but balayage can be gentle (sorta) and it adds so much depth and texture that I just can’t get away from it. 

Blah blah blah. I just like playing with colour. 

I'll now do what I always do - promise to treat my hair with respect (with dubious follow through). I'll start with good intentions though and kick it off with a spray of the Oribe Soft Dry Conditioner. I picked this up yesterday as Oribe is now for sale in Dubai (honestly, this is a weight off my teeny tiny mind as I no longer have to ration the Dry Texturizer) and if it proves to be amazing I will let you know!


  1. Your hair looks lovely. I keep thinking I should go for a hair cut (but I always get nervous about instructions being misunderstood and coming away with a crazy mushroom hairdo (again). My hair is reaching belly button length so it really needs sorting. One day I'll be brave!! :)

    1. Wow so amazing! I agree with hair that long and lovely you have to be careful when communicating with hairdressers.

  2. Love it! Looks super chic! Somehow the darker hue at near the face looks better.. right? I am in need of a chop too but....!!


  3. I love your lob. It really suits you.
    Ting x


  4. I love it! You can pull of any hairstyle/colour with ease...everything looks so effortlessly beautiful on you.


  5. The length looks great on you. I'm glad I'm not the only one who abuses their hair. I've been dying mine black for 6 years and I think I'm past the point where I can reverse the damage. The things we do to ourselves!

    Raise The Waves

  6. Looks gorgeous and so healthy looking. I'm off to get my hair done Friday, can't wait!

  7. I can totally relate, but still am in denial that a cut is what I really need. Guess I have to decide whether I grow or I bleach...

  8. I am 150% relating to you right now..... Dont' really know which way my hair should go at this point! http://meowemily.blogspot.com

  9. Thinking of doing the whole "post wedding" chop as well. But i'm currently in France and don't speak french. Even my english hairdressers get confused so I think I'll avoid the miscommunication :)


  10. lovely! I can totally relate, I had to lob my bleach blonde locks last fall. I learned the hard way that my hair needed a lot of TLC!

    506 Miles

  11. Your hair looks absolutely gorgeous.
    I have been bleaching mine to platinum blonde for years, needless to say it hasn't been past my shoulders the whole time.

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  12. Your hair looks lovely Laura. I've just had the same thing a couple of inches off to get rid of the split ends (& roots done!), it makes your hair look instantly better!
    Hugs xoxo

  13. I really want to cut my hair into a lob, but I just can't get myself to actually do it. It looks really good on you! :) x


  14. u are pretty with your new hair

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  15. Have you ever used Kevin Murphy hair products? (australian) I recently purchased his Angel hair masque and found the conditioning results amazing!! Really recommend this product

  16. Just got the worst haircut in my life.. chin length bob that enhance my round face.. what was I thinking???

  17. Making me want to go shorter as looks so lovely.
    I wanted to mention that I absolutely love reading your blog and love stalking your outfits as you have really good taste and ideas!

    Kelly xx

  18. Your hair looks absolutely terrific. I am almost convinced to go short too.

  19. I've been having the same issue. I have a slight addiction to going from blonde, to brunette, to blonde, to confused, to dry hair, but I desperately want it to grow out. Asking a bit much, perhaps? Anyway, I recently decided to spend too much on Kerastase conditioner (nutritive oleo-relax smoothing mask) and it has made my hair way silky, almost annoyingly so, that I can't even style it, other than perfectly straight. Based on that, I may reconsider the use-every-day-and-pray-for-glorious-hair-day. Not sure if you've tried it, but may give it a shot for your future hair dyed locks. :-)

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