So it’s now been over 2 months since I started my process of going lighter and I’ve had a second root touch up and tint with my hairdresser – Karleigh at Anthony Nitson Hair in Doncaster (Melbourne).
As you can see, I’ve gone lighter again, this time my lowlights are an 8.1 (ash based blonde), and my highlights is just bleach, plus toner.
We’re working to cool down the blonde. Because of the underlying hair colour, it throws warmth still (better this time than the first time), but it will take around 6 months or so as my hair grows out and is cut off, to really get the cool blonde effect I’m after.
What has been fabulous, is that I only needed to dye it every 6 weeks, rather than the 2 weekly dye job of my brunette days. The greys blend so much better with my new colour and the microfoils.
My colouring has changed from being Dramatic (cool and deep with some brightness) to Refined (cool and light with a similar level of brightness to Dramatic).
My value contrast levels are medium now, rather than high, as my eyes are a mid-toned blue. Interestingly I’m not a bit obsessed with wearing white, having never particularly wanted to wear it previously. I’ve also been looking around for scarves in my new lighter cool colours.