mermaid hair
As the red toner faded from my most recent hair experiment, I couldn’t get the idea of My Little Pony Hair out of my head. With a bleached mane and the availability of hair God Jason Collier in my favour, I booked in at Smooth You.

As silver is the most ‘unnatural’ colour I have subjected my hair to, I knew I couldn’t be in safer or more talented hands than that of a man trusted with the manes of Victoria Beckham, Sienna Miller, Eva Longoria and more.

With Smoothie – the salon’s gorgeous resident Maltipoo – on my lap, a flooded inbox on my phone, and a night’s mask of argan oil on my locks, the process began. A two-hour dance of root maintenance, bleach bath and rinse before separately-ombred sections of pastel pink, baby blue, and silver.

As you can see, the result was utter My Little Pony Hair perfection. Beautifully muted and expertly blended creative colour with very little – if any – damage to the condition of my curls.

I have never felt more like myself.

before and after mermaid hair

Before and After

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grey hair
Since bleaching my way from blonde to grey hair in June, the upkeep has proven as high-maintenance as fellow bleached babes forewarned. Having gone a bit too long between touch-ups and a bit too careless with complimentary conditioners while travelling (purple shampoo saves lives), my hair deserved a bit of a reboot…

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butchers salon
You know that first time you ate a Reese’s Cup and felt all “WHY IN GOD’S NAME HAVE I BEEN WASTING MY TIME WITH OTHER CHOCOLATE?!”? That’s kind of how I feel about Butchers Salon.

After meeting the lovely Jason Cocking at BeautyCon London, we bonded over all things hair and all the things I hate about my own. He then invited me to his resident East London salon he works at – Butchers – under the promise of dream hair.

How could I refuse?

When our appointment arrived, I was nervous. I had sent Jason a few references to platinum and silver hair colours that I liked but had nothing to comfort my bleach-heavy decision anxiesties but his relentless confidence.

Obviously, I wasn’t disappointed. I worked my way through the appointment – only having to pause for in-sink toning – and walked out a few hours later with my dream hair. Dream hair is such good condition that I didn’t even need a haircut.

Having lived with platinum/silver hair for just over a week, I believe the constant comparisons to Daenerys Targaryen was worth the hair makeover alone. The grey/silver tone is going strong (the bedhead photo at the bottom shows this best), my pale skin somehow looks glowier than ever before, and my hair is just as strong as it was when I went in.

If you’re looking for creative colour, Butchers is THE ONE.

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