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:

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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.

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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

@hair.by.chlo

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

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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 Comments

  1. March 8, 2018 / 5:19 pm

    It looks sooo good😍🙌🏻

    • March 8, 2018 / 5:20 pm

      aw thank you so much! xx

  2. March 8, 2018 / 5:39 pm

    Omg it looks so incredible! There’s nothing worse then when your hair starts to grow out and get that funky blonde-I got some ashy highlights last month too and have loved it!

    • March 8, 2018 / 6:40 pm

      exactly! it got very funky. so glad you’ve been enjoying it too! i got some purple shampoo in hopes that it’ll keep the ashy color

  3. March 8, 2018 / 5:52 pm

    Your hair looks gorgeous! It was defeibetly the toner. Blondes and bleaches will get more of an orange color then the yellow hue you want. Toners take out the Cooper and give you that yellow glow.

    Enjoy your new do!

    XO,
    Ramsey
    http://www.wildprettythings.com

    • March 8, 2018 / 6:42 pm

      thanks so much! i’m trying to avoid the orange/yellow altogether without full on bleaching my hair😂

  4. March 8, 2018 / 6:06 pm

    Gorgeous! Love the lighter shade (:

    • March 8, 2018 / 6:42 pm

      thank you so much!

  5. March 8, 2018 / 6:22 pm

    Wow it’s so pretty ! Looks great on you 🙂

    K.

  6. March 8, 2018 / 8:49 pm

    Your hair looks great!

  7. March 8, 2018 / 9:02 pm

    Ahh that hair looks gorgeous!! Sometimes finding the perfect color/cut can be so stressful!

    • March 8, 2018 / 9:03 pm

      omg you are so right and thank you!!

    • March 8, 2018 / 9:59 pm

      aw thank you love!

    • March 9, 2018 / 10:12 am

      thanks so much!😄

    • March 9, 2018 / 10:11 am

      omg thank you that’s so nice! xx

  8. March 9, 2018 / 4:04 am

    This looks gorgeous! xx

  9. March 9, 2018 / 10:26 am

    Your hair is so gorgeous! I have serious hair envy haha!xx

    • March 9, 2018 / 12:39 pm

      aw thank you! yours looks gorgeous as well!

  10. March 9, 2018 / 1:21 pm

    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

    • March 9, 2018 / 2:23 pm

      this is literally so nice, thank you for such a sweet comment. i used to take in photos of other people’s hair all the time! it’s a great way to find what you want💕💕

  11. March 9, 2018 / 3:20 pm

    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 PopCultureRainman.com and let me know if it’s something you would consider? 💕🙌🏻😘

    • March 9, 2018 / 5:03 pm

      it actually is something i would love to do but i think it’s just too much upkeep for me right now! it’s gorgeous in so many people though!

    • March 9, 2018 / 11:43 pm

      thank you love!

  12. March 10, 2018 / 2:25 pm

    Luv… fab!

  13. March 10, 2018 / 7:30 pm

    Love the colour looks amazing 🙂 The different toner makes is amazing!

    • March 10, 2018 / 8:34 pm

      aw thank you so much!

  14. March 12, 2018 / 4:31 pm

    Absolutely LOVE the new color and cut!!!

  15. March 12, 2018 / 10:07 pm

    I saw this on your story the other day and OMG GIRL it looks absolutely stunning!!! so gorgeous & so glad you finally got more of that ashy blonde you were going for 😍

    • March 12, 2018 / 10:21 pm

      this is so sweet, thank you so much! it’s definitely been a journey but well worth it to find such a talented and cool hairdresser! xx

    • March 13, 2018 / 3:52 pm

      thanks so much!

    • March 16, 2018 / 5:29 pm

      aw thank you so much!

    • March 20, 2018 / 10:02 pm

      ahh thank you so much! that’s so nice!

  16. March 22, 2018 / 4:36 pm

    You hair looks lovely – I love the cool blonde shades.

    • March 22, 2018 / 4:50 pm

      ahh thanks bunches!!

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