For my first post, I thought I would talk about something close to the heart of all Gal’s and Girl’s alike…
HAIR. Namely, hair colouring…because I am slightly obsessed, haha.
I don’t know about you guys, but I have been dying my hair since I was around 15, and have been every colour under the sun. Lately I have been giving my hair a bit of a break, as it has taken a beating over the years with all the dying and ironing. But last week I saw a brilliant offer for colouring, so with my student loan in my pocket I made an appointment.
The picture to the right was taken the morning before I had my hair dyed, and the picture to the left is of me in the chair ;D
I wasn’t entirely certain what colour I wanted my hair as I was pretty happy with the colour already. So after some leafing through the latest issue of JELLY, I decided on a light copper brown. This was relatively similar to what I already had before, but a little lighter, with more golden tones.
It took 3 people during consultation and 2hrs 45mins to actually colour and cut my hair. The reason it took so long was because they had to use a separate number on the roots and ends. The final result was lovely, although I wish it had been slightly lighter. Unfortunately I am not happy with the way the flash on my camera is bringing out the colour…it just doesn’t look the same. Therefore I will post pictures later.
Now, onto the Gal aspect of hair colouring.
When Gal first started to gain a Western following, it was widely believed that you HAD TO BE BLONDE, which was partially true but as the style grew so did the options. And of course now we all know that just isn’t the case at all. In fact nowadays you can rock almost any colour you feel like…of course there are boundaries. I don’t think neon really suits anyone ;D lol
During my festive visit to 109 last month I noticed a wide variety of hair colours. From black to brown, red and platinum blonde. My personal favourite at the moment is of course coppery-brown, as rocked by this Gal (on the far right).
I would highly recommend having your hair dyed at a salon, because you just can’t get the same effect doing it yourself. Plus, these people know what they’re doing and will help you consider what colours are best for you (think of skin tone etc.).
If you really feel the need to do it yourself and want a genuine ‘Gal’ colour, then I would suggest something along the lines of Palty – endorsed by all your favourite Gal model’s.
A perfect example of the variety available to Gal’s at the moment can be seen in the following shot, featuring the model’s from JELLY;
Just look at all the gorgeous, vibrant shades. I’m so glad I didn’t see this beforehand because it would have left me with too much choice.
p.s. Please let me know how I did, criticism is highly encouraged XD