New Hair! (sort of)


My hair has needed a colour and a cut for a long time now. I’ve had no time to get things like this done, as every hour is becoming more and more precious in the lead-up to PhD submission (eep!).

However, my hair situation was getting a bit out of control, so I just made the time and booked in with my usual salon – Toni & Guy in Cottesloe – to get a freshen up. I cannot recommend this salon enough. I’ve been going there for about three years, and every time I come out I’m absolutely staggered at how cool they make my hair look.

I’m not even going to show you before photographs of my hair. It’s too terrible. I’ve been artfully cropping grey hair out of pics for a little while, but trust me, they’re there.

The colour is just how I like it: warm at the roots, then fading out to a golden blonde. The cut is very simple too: just long layers to keep shape and volume. The curls are courtesy of my stylist who likes to do pretty things with my hair before I leave the salon.

So here are some photos of my new(-ish) hair! I’ve tried to take these photos in a variety of light conditions, because I think in combination they give the best sense of the colour and cut:




I am so thrilled to be looking like a normal person again! This my-hair-but-better thing is just what I like!

And how do you keep this curly style for one more day? Just get a couple of bobby pins and pin your hair into a topknot before you go to bed. Keeps moisturiser from oiling up your hair, and you have amazing volume and curl the next day with no effort at all. Just comb out and go!


Wow, me in a topknot. Great for sleeping in. Would I wear it out? Not in a million years.

Of course, some credit for the state of my hair has to go to my DIY hair tonic that I still apply every day before blowdrying. Even my hairdresser commented on how amazing my hair felt. That stuff is fantastic.

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40 Responses to New Hair! (sort of)

  1. Suzanne says:

    you know whats awesome? wavy hair makes you magically look more jugsy. I don’t mean specifically you, just – people in general.

    AWESOME hair. I am also ready for something new, but will be visiting my awesome TinTin-tattooed hairdresser in Wembley. bless him.

  2. Dempeaux says:

    @Suzanne No way! Really? Unexpected win! Good luck with your hair appointment. I hope it brings you as much joy as mine did :)

  3. Jen W says:

    Your hair looks amazing! I love Toni and Guy

  4. Dempeaux says:

    @Jen Thankyou! I’m so pleased Jen. I was feeling so dowdy! Hopefully this will see me through until the end of the year :)

  5. Megan says:

    Love your hair! I love that bouncy, I just came from the hairdresser feeling :)

  6. Dempeaux says:

    @Megan Thankyou so much! Yes, there’s nothing like that hairdresser feeling, especially when you’ve been hanging out for it! :)

  7. Dempeaux says:

    @Nat Thankyou! I feel so much better :)

  8. Ling says:

    Loving the volume in your hair!!!
    I’m getting my hair done next week and will be asking for something similar – love it :D

  9. Dempeaux says:

    @Ling Thankyou! I hope you have fun at your hair appointment. I’m loving the long layers :)

  10. Kathrine says:

    You look amazing, and I LOVE the dress. Have something very similar from ASOS, where’s yours from?

  11. Dempeaux says:

    @Kathrine Thankyou! Yes, it’s a Warehouse dress from Asos. I bought it six months ago and I love it. Not the best quality in the world, but great when I just want to throw something on and head out the door :)

  12. ki. says:

    Ha ha ha ha ha I LOVE Suzanne’s comment! But you do look brilliant from head to toe! :) and your hair looks full and shiny and amazing!

  13. Dempeaux says:

    @Ki Isn’t it great? :D Thankyou Ki. I do love a good salon!!

  14. Meeta says:

    Your hair looks lovely, I like the layers that frame your face. There is nothing like a salon blowdry!

  15. Dain says:

    Wow, what a bombshell. ; )

  16. Dempeaux says:

    @Meeta Thankyou! Quite right, it’s so nice coming out of the salon with a great blowdry! :)

  17. Dempeaux says:

    @Dain Haha! Thankyou :)

  18. Tara says:

    Your hair looks so gooood! Has great volume and looks really healthy. I like this style on you. Suits your dress and overall look!

  19. Dempeaux says:

    @Tara Thankyou! I’m so happy with it. I feel much more confident! :)

  20. Angela says:

    Total bombshell hair. Love it! So bouncy and sexy. hahah

  21. Dempeaux says:

    @Angela Thankyou so much! I feel so much better :)

  22. Anna says:

    You look amazing! I *adore* the hair. I think I’m going to have to grow out my fringe.

  23. Dempeaux says:

    @Anna Thankyou! I fully advocate the fringe grow-out ;) So much quicker in the morning! :)

  24. Jade says:

    LOOOVE <3 this is how I like my hair coloured too, mind you I'm still recovering from a dodgy el-cheapo hair cut lol, never again will I scrimp on a cut! I need to make someof that hair serum stat!

  25. Dempeaux says:

    @Jade Thankyou! Yes, I imagine the colour would look really gorgeous on you too! I had a dodgy hair cut many years ago, and never again! Definitely recommend the hair serum too. It’s the only styling product I use now :)

  26. Pretty, pretty! The soft waves are beautiful :3

  27. Dempeaux says:

    @SilhouetteScreams Thankyou! I feel so much better :)

  28. Mschikee says:

    Love love love your new hair!!!!

  29. Dempeaux says:

    @Mschikee Thankyou :)

  30. I love the new do! I’ve had bad experiences with Toni and Guy in London actually so you may have restored my faith a little bit! I love the waves and great tip about the bobby pins/top knot for keeping the look fresh. I really like that “just had my hair done” feeling, I’m going to try a blow dry bar for the first time in new york just this afternoon, I’ve been thinking about my hair lately too. Will report back.

    http://www.styleonthecouch.com

  31. Dempeaux says:

    @StyleOnTheCouch Thankyou! I’m sorry you had a bad experience with them, but I wish you luck with the blowdry bar. Sounds posh! Looking forward to your post! :)

  32. Love it! The waves are super pretty.

    The dress and heels are awesome too :)

  33. Dempeaux says:

    @Julia Thankyou!! :)

  34. Grace London says:

    Your hair looks gorgeous – love the colour, it’s my idea of a perfect blonde. That dress is fabulous too.

  35. Dempeaux says:

    @GraceLondon Wow, thankyou so much!! I feel so much better about myself, and the dress is an awesome ‘I don’t know what to wear’ number ;)

  36. Hannah says:

    Your blog is amazing! And so is your “new” haircut!

  37. Dempeaux says:

    @Hannah Oh thankyou so much! What a lovely compliment! Glad you like the hair :D

  38. Chloeblue2005 says:

    LOVE THIS… if possible it makes your hair look even healthier :)

  39. Dempeaux says:

    @Chloeblue2005 Thankyou! I’m so much happier :)

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