Sunday, November 21, 2010

Hair Color-ing Ideas

I'm back and how.
I have a test to write tomorrow but this looked like it needed my commitment so much more. Mom-Dad, I hope you're not reading this :D
So being back to Uni is not such a bad thing but it isn't the greatest feeling in the world either when you've been in your part of the country for more than a month with all your favourite people, people who've known you longer than you can even imagine. So 1st day back and I knew I had to treat this depression. BFF here, is very supportive and she literally jumped out her skin(in the good way!) when I suggested that I could get my hair cut and colored to give my boring black locks a much desired new look. I headed to a new salon this time. Yes, I've been on an experimenting spree. I have gotten my hair streaked in the past, in class 10 I think and I cringe everytime I look at those old school photographs with my loud blonde streaks. Nu-uh, fashion faux pas if done in this day and time. It was quite the hit then, of course ;)
I love L'oreal for its hair color ranges and I was pleased no end when the stylist told me he would be using their products for highlighting my hair. Here's some gyaan on how hair streaking/highlighting works. I learnt all of this from the stylist and it makes sense for me to tell you about it. The two ways you can highlight your hair in a uniform fashion are either highlighting at the crown, which is the top most part of your head. The other method is called global highlighting and in that case, they pick strands of hair from all over your head and use multiple colors(usually2-3, maybe even 4)to streak it. It is fuller, of course. I decided to go with highlights only in the crown so in most ways I usually tie my hair or wear hair bands, the streaks show. I got dual streaking done wherein they use two colors, mostly contrasting(of the same shade family though) and alternate on the streaks. Both the shades used in my hair are from the Brown family. One of the lighter shades was an Indian equivalent of  this and the darker shade was this. The difference in the colors gets more pronounced after a couple of washes. Immediately after the cut and color, it looked something like this.
Here's another one. Loving these shirts from Zara btw, the ones with gather on the sleeve and the high neck. :)
Global highlights look something like this. Taken from Rodolfo Valentin's hair coloring website.
Tell me what you think of the Great Experiment. Much love to all the fashionistas.
XOXO

29 comments:

  1. For the Love of Fashion and Other Things: Your hair look sooo nice :)I really like the color that you've got done :)

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  2. i like ur Zara stripes shirts :)
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  3. nice color!!!!!
    hope you'll follow me and i'll do the same!!
    xoxo

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  4. The hair color suits u and so does the Zara top :)

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  6. that's a really nice color for your hair !
    suits your skintone very well !

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  7. ahahh athanks sooo much dear it's nice to have a soulmate in the other half of the world!!! Please follow my blog on bloglovin as well, it would be great, love you!!!

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  8. i'm following you! hope you'll do the same!
    xoxo
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  9. lovely blog;
    hope you'll follow me and i'll do the same!!

    xx Marina

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  10. Gorgeous ideas and looks; especially loving the highlights in the last pic!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  11. I like the streaks in your hair.
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  12. i love the new hair do!!! the color looks really great!

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  13. Gorgeous shades to your hair!

    Maryjane xoxo

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  14. LOoks great!! and a great way to get back in the school mode!
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  15. I really like the caramel tones.. they look so pretty and chic without being too dramatic. So pretty!

    Xo Chelle
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  16. Thanks you guys! :) Makes me confident about my hair color choice :D

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  17. hii..thanks for d comment
    m alrdy followin u..nice blog...:)
    n u look good...

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  18. Loving the new hair colour..
    ps.. obsessed with you B&W top.
    LOx

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  19. thanks for comment
    I'm a new follower hope you'll follow me

    xx Marina

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  20. Realy great make over!
    Don't forget to stay tunned with my twitter, I'll post photos via twitpic during Fashion Awards tonight

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  21. Thanks all! :) Watch out for the new post! :)

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  22. The new style & colour is suiting you.
    To be honest, you are looking like a reflection of ur sis in the pic with the Zara top :) :) :)

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  23. Awww..that is a HUGE compliment! She's my icon :)

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  24. love the highlights. beautiful colors.

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  25. You are very good to copy Rodolfo Valentin website pictures. lol! but it is okay everybody knows Rodolfo Valentin is the top hair colorist in New York City named the best salon in the world !
    http://www.rodolfovalentin.org

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