Black & Gold

Skirt – C/O LAVISH ALICE    Bag – C/O ROMWE    Beltt & Shoes – eBay    Body – American Apparel    Sunglasses – Stolen off my Daddy!    Watch – Michael Kors (C/O the boyfriend)

I thought I’d save my rant about my hair until my second post after my break, I guess it isn’t exactly good to start on that note.

Anywho as you know I’d been sick of my Ombre hair for a while now but after a number of allergic reactions to patch tests (I think thats due to me living on Anti biotics at the moment). Finally I found a salon in Watford called Rush who offered a hair dye called Inoa by L’oreal (supposedly a gentle hair colorant with no ammonia)
I had a patch test which I didn’t react to and booked in the next day to have my hair sent back to brown.
The procedure started with red hair dye being applied to the ends so that my hair didn’t go khaki as I have NO warmth in my hair when I go brown (red just doesn’t suit me) and then the Inoa was applied over the top.
After 35mins I was taken to the basin and they started massaging the colour…Oh sweet lord did it burn, so much so that they had to rinse it off with freezing water! (I managed to soldier through the massage) and was then taken back to the mirror…Straight away I knew something wasn’t right, I expected to see dark brown roots….mine were almost blonde, I turned to the girl and said
“I’m not gonna lie…I’m panicking!”
As they dried my hair it just got worse, the roots were ash blonde, the middle was black and the ends were purple, they could see it wasn’t right yet still tried to black it with “Oh its reacted with the hair colour we didn’t know you had hair colour on already!”
firstly my hair was OMBRE you could see my roots and secondly ASSUMPTION – the mother of all f*ck ups!
I sobbed my little heart out and went home with a sore scalp which scabbed over night, returned to the salon the next day where I spoke to a guy called Chris (apparently he’s the head of the Rush Academy) who was sooo helpful….and when I say helpful I mean rude and obnoxious, I wont use to terminology he used but it went to the tune of
“No-one in this salon will touch you!”

absolutely everyone told me to just leave it alone, but I couldn’t I looked like a walking rainbow and not the good kind either, so I went to Holland & Barrett and purchased some Naturtint (it say’s not to use if you’ve had any allergic reaction to any hair dye but I was a woman on the edge).
I sat on the floor of my mums bathroom, shaking as I applied the colour…only to find that it actually soothed (and as I found out the next day, healed) my scalp, 35 mins later and I had the hair I wanted, and planned to spend £70 on but actually ended up spending £20 (well £30 but I didn’t use as much dye as I thought so I took a packet back)
So that settles it, now that I’m too far away to go to my hair Guru, Matt at Christian Wiles in Northampton I’m just gonna do it my damn self.

Anyway, I wanted a bit more of a grown up look so what do you think of this super schexy skirt from Lavish Alice? I was over the moon when it actually fitted me yeeey!!

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  1. Lucy Rance 31st July 2012 / 1:06 pm

    Oh god what a disaster! That is why I never go to hair salons… they never do what you ask them to, I think i’ll stick to at home box dyes! You look AMAZING as always. Your figure is to die for!!


  2. infinitymilk 31st July 2012 / 1:12 pm

    that sounds like a right kerfuffle! i do like your hair this colour though 🙂 you look spectacular x

  3. Ria 31st July 2012 / 1:19 pm

    I am in love with this outfit and your hair looks wonderful (never would think you had such problems). Would love the link for that belt on ebay as i’ve been hunting for one for ages.

    Ria x

  4. bthtylr 31st July 2012 / 1:37 pm

    you look incredible! xxx

  5. Sarah 31st July 2012 / 1:46 pm

    Oh my god, I nearly booked into that salon to have my hair dyed, Ive had it cut there a few times and they weren’t great, but think I will look elsewhere now! Looks great through xx

  6. kotylion 31st July 2012 / 1:52 pm

    Wow, you are beautiful!

  7. Emily 31st July 2012 / 2:02 pm

    This outfit is amazing on you!

  8. Ellie 31st July 2012 / 2:07 pm

    Omg you look amazing!! Love this outfit and your hair looks lovely 🙂

  9. Marmalade 31st July 2012 / 2:25 pm

    love the look you hawtyyyyyy. But seriously, freakin hell about the hair. that would literally send me schitzo. Well done for coping and getting it sorted 😀 looks gorg


  10. Helena 31st July 2012 / 2:34 pm

    your poor scalp, what an ordeal! your hair looks gorgeous now though 🙂 lovely outfit you look very sophisticated and super hot at the same time! x

  11. WonderfulYou 31st July 2012 / 3:29 pm

    Firstly, oh my goodness you look AMAZING lady!!! Seriously hot. Secondly, that is absolutely horrific 🙁 how awful for you to have gone through that, i would’ve freaked out too, hair is such an important part of a ladies beauty. Your new hair looks incredible, love it darker. xxx

  12. Laura 31st July 2012 / 3:29 pm

    I love this outfit, off I go to buy an American Apparel body!

    Your hair looks lovely, it’s horrible when hairdressers fuck up x

  13. kelli 31st July 2012 / 3:30 pm

    Lydia, you look stunning. I want to give you a wee hug after your horrible hair experience, aside from that you look amazing in this outfit and the hair looks perfect


  14. exquisitejunk 31st July 2012 / 3:41 pm

    First, O M Fucking G you look hot!

    Secondly… oh my god you poor thing… the Salon that fucked it up it legally obligised to fix hair they royally fuck up! Cheeky sods… having said that… would you ever let them touch it again! This is why I no longer dye my hair… I am letting it grow out and will be natural from now on… even when I go grey! My hair is about at long as yours and I am about half way there… it’s taking a while! Looks lovely now, and glad you’re poor scalp is on the mend!

  15. Anonymous 31st July 2012 / 5:31 pm

    Oh no!!

    I had my hair done there a couple of months ago and it was AWFUL!!! I issued a full on complaint as not only had they left my fringe completely wonky, but the stylist sneezed over my head and left snot on me whilst he was doing it – no joke!!

    That Chris was the person I had to deal with too, and he is a horrible horrible man!!

    Good on you for sorting it yourself.

  16. Abbie 31st July 2012 / 5:46 pm

    Oh god that sounds pretty bad, I had a similar experience trying to get rid of my ombre! I ended up buying a home stripping box and do it myself! I know your pain!! You look amazing though and that belt is to dye for! xx

  17. el_martina 31st July 2012 / 5:51 pm

    you look like your outfit is worth 1 mln $!

  18. Samma 31st July 2012 / 5:53 pm

    I can’t believe that you had been treated like that by a hair salon. Well done for publishing their appalling service! Your hair looks lovely now though 🙂
    Lovely outfit too.

    Samma x

  19. Mixo 31st July 2012 / 7:16 pm

    OMG you are a goddess! love your look!

  20. Kirsty 31st July 2012 / 7:19 pm

    Aw so glad you managed to fix your hair lovely, it looks gorgeous 🙂 and how HOTTT are you?!! this is a stunning outfit, you look amazing!! xx

  21. fashionlover 31st July 2012 / 7:53 pm

    Hi Lydia, do You think you will ever sell this bodysuit from AA? It’s gorgeous! <3

  22. Sadie 31st July 2012 / 8:16 pm

    Oh my god that sounds like the hairdressers from hell! Not only did they royally f*** up but not even attempting to put it right or help you is a disgrace! The fact they’re hairdressers and they can’t even tell you’ve coloured your hair is more than a little worrying, I mean no one is born with two toned hair! Glad you managed to sort it yourself though 🙂 You look stunning in this outfit 🙂 xx

  23. Laura Collins 31st July 2012 / 9:07 pm

    I can’t believe they did that to you at a salon! I thought all salons had to correct your hair free of charge if they do it wrong?!
    Your hair looks amazing now anyway! x

  24. loopysos 1st August 2012 / 4:49 pm

    Bloody Hell you look smoking hot in this outfit, you go girl. And glad you managed to sort out your hair fiasco, bloody rude hair dressers bah. Any who hope you doing ok lovely x

  25. anscwlara 1st August 2012 / 5:37 pm

    You look truly fabulous. Do you have a link for the gold belt at all? Its a stunning piece!

  26. Anonymous 1st August 2012 / 8:48 pm

    They are awful! I went to that salon 9 months ago for blonde highlights – I was left with thick ginger streaks running through my hair and I was shoved out of the salon with wet hair as the next appointment arrived. Appalling place. Sorry you had to experience them! Spread the word Rush = RUBBISH.

  27. Faux Gold 2nd August 2012 / 8:30 pm

    I can’t believe you were treated like that in salon! Shocking really, they should have sorted out their mistakes! Gorgeous outfit though, and that belt is just wow! x

  28. martina soldo 12th August 2012 / 12:38 pm

    wonderful!!!!! could you please give me the link for the belt on ebay?
    again, wonderful style!!!!!

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