Advanced search

Whether you’re a beauty novice or a confirmed fashionista, this topic is for consulting Mumsnetters on all things style-related. Plus, check out our Swears By page for the inside track on the next Mumsnet must-have.


(41 Posts)
rockinastocking Sun 02-Oct-11 05:44:38

I had my hair dyed yesterday. I went in for highlights, and the hairdresser advised me that my hair was too short at the back and they would go dotty, so she said she would do an all over blonde colour to lighten my hair and act as a base colour, that I then could have darker highlights on top of.

She then basically bleached my hair and left me like that shock

I've tried to like it and I don't. I just don't feel like me. I want to cry every time I look in the mirror.

The thing is, I'm a teacher, I'm basically going through hell in my private life and this is the nail in the coffin of my confidence. There is no way I can walk into school on Monday morning looking like this.

If need be, I'll have the day off on Monday and throw myself on the hairdresser's mercy. I have a stinking cold anyway, and what with what's been going on at home, most people wouldn't think twice about ringing in sick.

Thing is, I have a massive guilty conscience and I know my deputy head uses the same hairdresser as me. You can bet your bottom dollar I'll get found out sad

So, are there any hairdressers out there who can recommend a good home colour kit to make me look less ridiculous, or does anyone know of a good hairdresser in the York area who is open on a Sunday?

I'm desperarate.

rockinastocking Sun 02-Oct-11 05:45:22

desperate, fgs.

PerryCombover Sun 02-Oct-11 06:06:47

See if hairdressers is open today, if not go into York and have coloured over.
It probably isn't as bad as you think and sometimes a change can take a little getting used to.
Wash it first and style it yourself and then decide

RickGhastley Sun 02-Oct-11 06:20:00

Get yourself back to the hairdressers today and demand they sort it out.

If they are closed today, go to anyone that is open.

rockinastocking Sun 02-Oct-11 06:27:32

I daren't just go anywhere, what if they make it worse?

Thumbwitch Sun 02-Oct-11 06:30:02

They should have some kind of colour/bleach neutraliser thingy that can help undo colour mistakes - and then they can dye it darker again.

Friend of mine, her DD bleached her dark brown hair, friend went ballistic and they used a darker dye to put it back - it did work, no pink or green bits, her hair became a lighter shade of brown but not the awful bleached colour.

rockinastocking Sun 02-Oct-11 06:31:20

I've never dyed my own hair before, but I'd be willing to give it a go.

What should I use?

fluffystabby Sun 02-Oct-11 06:32:03

There's stuff in boots called something like colourB4 it takes the colour out and then you can put what you like as a new colour over the top.

rockinastocking Sun 02-Oct-11 06:32:54

That all sounds a bit scary to be honest.

Oh, this is just awful. I feel like crying.

It's just put the tin lid on everything sad

Thumbwitch Sun 02-Oct-11 06:37:15

rockin, it IS fixable. honestly. Phone around to see if there are any hairdressers open - best bet would be in a shopping centre/department store - and go and cry at them. smile

EttiKetti Sun 02-Oct-11 06:37:52

Ok, I did this myself once by mistaking a bleach highlight kit as all over blonde colour grin I went to a salon as I darent do it myself again, but the outcome was they used a semipermanent in a light brown, like the Iced Coffee Casting by L'Oréal. I think you could safely do this yourself if salons all closed, but I bet there is one open. Is also complain strongly to original salon. Colour before won't help if Its been bleached, I think, all it did when I tried to strip my plum color was make it orange!

Good luck, I wore my hood up everywhere, feel your pain!

rockinastocking Sun 02-Oct-11 06:37:53

Am googling...

rockinastocking Sun 02-Oct-11 06:43:43

Oh, I can't find one!

I've been going to the same salon for about fifteen years, it's very stressful to change. Just never had that particular lady before.

This is awful. I know it seems trivial,but it's just awful.

Can I justify a day off work on Monday, considering am also ill?

EttiKetti Sun 02-Oct-11 06:47:33

I'd try the semi at home, honestly, it'll tone it down. Or look for a mobile hairdresser for today. I cent believe she's left it looking awful after youve gone there for so many years though grin

EttiKetti Sun 02-Oct-11 06:48:03

Sorry meant shock not grin

PerryCombover Sun 02-Oct-11 06:49:23

what about calling some mobile hairdressers and asking them to please come out and fix

rockinastocking Sun 02-Oct-11 06:50:26

Me neither. I've never had her before. I'll never have her again.

I would try the home colour thing, but I'm terrified it will go orange.

God, I can't believe how gutted I am.

rockinastocking Sun 02-Oct-11 06:51:39

I'd do the mobile thing if I knew of any, but I've only ever seen old-lady perm type hairdressers do mobile around here.

I know that sentence made no sense, by the way...

rockinastocking Sun 02-Oct-11 06:52:54

There are no salons open on a Sunday. sad

I hate Sundays, I hate that hairdresser, and I hate my hair sad sad


Thumbwitch Sun 02-Oct-11 06:55:23

old lady perm type mobile hairdressers should still be able to fix your hair, Rockin - it is worth asking a few.

EttiKetti Sun 02-Oct-11 06:56:47

Google hair advice forums, I did this not long ago for DD, who's the Queen of Colour Disasters, and got loads of help.

rockinastocking Sun 02-Oct-11 06:59:57

Thanks all.

TattyDevine Sun 02-Oct-11 08:47:33

This is fixable, and you can do it yourself.

I need more information. What colour is your natural hair? Was your hair tinted (painted on colour) before she "bleached" it? Or had you only ever had highlights?

The stuff she applied all over your head yesterday, was it a blueish or dense whiteish paste, or did it have a beigey or yellowy colour to it, or can you not remember?

Finally, how would you describe your colour now that she has done this? Is there a celebrity pic you can link to that gives a reasonable representation of the colour it is now?

Finally, what colour do you want to be, and are you normally? Can you link to a pic of what you want it to look like?

Do this research for me and I will tell you what box dye to use and I promise you will walk into work tomorrow feeling absolutely fine.

TattyDevine Sun 02-Oct-11 08:49:12

Forget about getting to a hairdresser today, there won't be any available at short notice who work on a Sunday, and if there are, you might wonder why thhey are so desperate for work grin

Lets concentrate on getting your colour right at home, even if you have to buy 2 different box dyes and do strand tests for each to determine the best result. I've helped lots of people on here get their right colour, I reckon I can help you too.

TattyDevine Sun 02-Oct-11 08:52:02

Just to add, "colourb4" is a great product and there are various photos of me on my profile having used it but if you are too light or too bright in colour in terms of blondeness, it won't help you, its to remove strong dark colours or the wrong red or colour build up etc.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: