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How can I get this hair colour?

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INeverFinishAnythi Thu 06-Oct-16 10:49:07

I really, really want the hair colour that the model has at the end of this very short video:

Not the cut. Although the cut is lovely. But that colour!! It's exactly what I've been looking for a long time. How do I get it? What do I ask for? I took the video into a hairdressers yesterday and they basically said they'd do highlights or nothing. That isn't highlights is it?! My hair is long, like comes to the back of my bra length, and is a medium brown. No dye in it, it's my natural colour.

I just want to go to a hairdresser and walk out with that colour on the video! That's possible isn't it?! And if so, what do I ask for please. Hairdresser made me feel like an idiot yesterday, and I cancelled my appointment. Help!

INeverFinishAnythi Thu 06-Oct-16 10:50:20

Did link wrong! Idiot. Here

GinAndOnIt Thu 06-Oct-16 10:54:46

Looks like highlights to me - full head of foils but with natural colour left at top - I'm not hairdresser though! Why do you think it's not highlights?

Omgkitties Thu 06-Oct-16 11:13:49

Why don't you take a picture to show them? They'll most likely know what they're doing. It's very similar to my hair, I'm blonde all over though just with a darker blonde up top and that was achieved with foils.

Runningupthathill82 Thu 06-Oct-16 11:31:16

Looks exactly like highlights to fact that's pretty much what I have!

INeverFinishAnythi Thu 06-Oct-16 11:55:14

Because...I don't know! When I've had highlights before, it's been more like streaks. Sort of thin stripes of colour but with your actual colour still visibly there as well. Which isn't what I want, I want a more 'all over' effect. In the video there's no trace of the dark brown colour she was before, except for the roots. Would that really be achieved by highlights in one visit?

GinAndOnIt Thu 06-Oct-16 12:14:03

If you look at this screenshot, it doesn't look like an all over colour. It looks as though they may have compacted more foils the further down the hair they go, but not an all over colour.

Lucked Thu 06-Oct-16 14:12:18

Looks to me that she has had frequent highlights so ends are pretty uniform but it is mildly streaky near the roots.

INeverFinishAnythi Thu 06-Oct-16 14:17:51

Hmm. Ok. Well that's something to think about. To be honest the salon I went in yesterday, I find them really patronising and rude anyway, probably shouldn't have booked there in the first place! They were adamant my hair would not look any lighter, that highlights with lots of brown still visible was my only option and that I couldn't have what I wanted in one visit. I think I will keep looking around for somewhere else to go and see what they can suggest.

JamieVardysParty Thu 06-Oct-16 16:43:17

I have dark brown hair and until last week had the above colour. Mine was achieved with full head of foils and ombre effect. It was done in one go with Olaplex.

Outcomesthebunnyofdeath Thu 06-Oct-16 20:28:14

I don't know OP, but your username is brilliant!

MoBro Thu 06-Oct-16 20:41:49

It could be achieved in one go with balayage through back and sides then foils through the crown. Google balayage and foils.

MoBro Thu 06-Oct-16 20:42:53

The baylage is what will give you the 100% blonde saturation through mid lengths and ends.

NotAMammy Thu 06-Oct-16 21:35:30

I echo the others, it's baylage, achieved with a shitton of foils. But any salon that makes you feel silly does not deserve your custom. Find someone good and bring the picture. Preferably the video.

I got something similar done before, but not to that extent. It took a few hours as my hair had a horrible orange tinge to it after years of putting red dye in it so they stripped it back a good bit ad worked with my natural colour at the roots and gradually lightened towards the tips.

INeverFinishAnythi Sun 09-Oct-16 09:20:07

That's brilliant, thanks!! Had never even heard of balayage before but that's prettty much exactly what I want. Have found a fairly local place that offers it so I'm going to pop in there tomorrow to have a chat with them and get the patch test done. Hopefully it will be more successful than last time!!

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