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Right, Mavens! I need your help! Hair dilemma.

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stevienickstophat Fri 14-Aug-15 08:50:51

I've booked highlights this morning and I'm leaving for the salon in 90 minutes.

Thing is, I haven't got the foggiest what to have done.

My problem is this.

I have a pixie cut, which I like, and everyone says suits me. I think it does.

However, I recently let all my colour grow out, so am currently au naturel, which is a faded natural ginger, with a tuft of grey at the front (which can't really be seen. But I know it's there, the bastard).

I was going for blonde highlights, to give texture etc, but am currently losing weight, and having seen a photo of myself taken last night, I'm now haunted by visions of Pat Butcher hmm

So, I thought reddish highlights - but then I'm worried about looking like a mum on a hen night. Or a Finnish granny.

Help. Please. shockhmm

stevienickstophat Fri 14-Aug-15 08:54:47

Shameless bump!

stevienickstophat Fri 14-Aug-15 08:58:30




PacificDogwood Fri 14-Aug-15 09:03:26

stevie, bumping for you - it's the least I can do, as I don't really know what to suggest.

I am currently growing colour out, brunette and some grey is not really a flattering look though hmm. My hair is the longest its been for years (bra-strap) and I am hankering after a pixie but am not brave enough just yet.

Could you ask for lowlights instead? Several shades of golds and coppers?
I hope a Style Guru will be along soon.

Wishful80smontage Fri 14-Aug-15 09:03:59

Have you got a picture?
I would avoid blonde highlights on really short hair so it depends on the length.
Would you have an all over colour?

stevienickstophat Fri 14-Aug-15 09:07:28

Thanks for replies!

I would have an overall colour - have done it before in red, blonde and brunette.

I hated the blonde - it killed my hair.
Red is nice, but the upkeep is a pain and I can't help but feel it's a bit unflattering and ageing at 41.

Brunette I liked, but again, it looks pretty false as my colouring and eyebrows are very pale.

Don't really want to post a pic (shy)

stevienickstophat Fri 14-Aug-15 09:08:41

I just feel my natural colour is flat.

It just needs...something.

Sorry, I'm not very helpful.

PacificDogwood Sat 15-Aug-15 00:18:44

How did it all turn out?
Hope you're happy with the result.

stevienickstophat Sat 15-Aug-15 07:24:52

Apart from inadvertent tit-grabbing, it went fine thanks.

I got some very natural highlights. Not a whiff of Pat Butcher smile

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