I recently paid them a visit for a bit of an ombre makeover. I’d been considering doing it for years (no exaggeration), but being a natural ginge always put me off for some reason. After seeing the results on a friend with similar hair colour, I knew it was time to bite the bullet and get myself booked in.
|The final look - taken at my friend's wedding the next day|
To ensure there’s no harsh line between colours, Bleach use a mixture of techniques including back-combing and a blending lotion, giving a really natural finish throughout the hair. I had my dye and bleach applied, and sat reading my Kindle for a bit while it worked its magic. The salon is handily close to both the EAT concession and the loos that are hidden away in the basement. I did get a few funny looks walking to the toilet in my gown and pink plastic bleach bib, but hey, it had to be done!
After the dye and bleach was washed off, a toner was added to the bleached ends to get rid of any brassiness, and my hair was given a lovely blow dry that left it feeling super silky. The whole process took about 2 and a half hours, so I definitely recommend taking a book or something with you, but to me, it was definitely worth the wait! It’s also quite pricey, but I felt much more confident letting a professional do my hair than I would’ve done trying to bleach it at home. I was given a few tips on how to look after my newly bleached hair (lookout for a post on top products coming soon), and swished my new hair all the way home.
I can’t recommend Bleach highly enough – they cater for everything from a standard dip dye, right through to hot pink hair, and I’m so pleased with the results. For all the details and price list, visit the Bleach website.