Finally Finding What I’ve Been Looking For: My Hair Transformation!

Hello, loves! If you follow me on Instagram, you noticed the little beauty journey I went on yesterday. I’ve researched various different hair colors for so long, and I’ve always done simple blonde highlights. The biggest change I’ve ever made to my hair is cutting it to my shoulders (my hair is usually quite long). The colors that have been put into my hair by so many different hairdressers have never been quite the shade I’ve asked for and I always left the salon a bit disappointed. I’ve never hated my hair, but it just never ended up the color I was expecting. UNTIL YESTERDAY!

Here is my “before” hair photo:


I asked my hairdresser that I really wanted a cooler toned blonde and very ashy. She knew exactly what I was talking about and mentioned that she would use two different types of toner after coloring my hair. This is a step I wasn’t familiar with and wondered if this was where other salons missed the mark. After a quick trim (cause girl, my hair was DEAD), the next two and a half hours were spent applying the color. Next, we moved over to the sink for the usual washing, conditioning, and of course the two toners.


After curling my hair, the whole process took about three hours, but was personally SO worth it! I don’t know if it was the colors my hairdresser mixed, the toner, or how she applied the color, but she completely nailed it! I’m just so impressed how she completely removed the golden tones in my hair and replace them with the lovely gray blonde I now have. Linked below is the Instagram accounts of the salon I went to and the account of my personal hairdresser. Definitely check them out if you’re in the Orange County area!

Salon Zinnia

Here are the final results and a side by side comparison:




It honestly amazes me, from the color difference to the perfection in the blending from top to bottom. A lot of things in beauty (including hair and makeup) I consider art, and if you aren’t convinced of that, my hairdresser used a legit paintbrush to apply the color, LOL! Let me know what you guys think in the comments below: are you more a fan of warmer tones or cooler ones when it comes to hair and makeup? I’d love to know! Thank you all for your kind words on Instagram regarding this transformation and I’ll talk to you all soon! xx


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51 thoughts on “Finally Finding What I’ve Been Looking For: My Hair Transformation!

  1. I said this on Instagram but I literally adore your hair. It is exactly how I want mine to look – definitely going to take your photo in to use as reference to my next appointment. xx

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  2. Would you consider the latest #GreyHair hair colour trend? You are already blonde and that’s the process you have to take to get to the Grey/Silver trend! Check out my story on and let me know if it’s something you would consider? 💕🙌🏻😘

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