UPDATE! (9 July 2014)
So this is me, after the 3rd home-dye this year, before Danson of 99 Percent Hair Studiodid his magic.
Because my hair was slightly shapeless (I trim my hair at home, DIY :P), Danson gave me a quick trim before the colouring began.
Because I dyed my hair so many various times this year, my original hair colour before bleach was already uneven. Knowing that I’ve bleached and dyed my hair before, Danson started with bleaching just my roots (new hair, not tainted by bleach/dye).
Next, the rest of my hair.
Finally, blue bleach to remove the weird brassy orange-yellow (I didn’t know bleaching was such an art :P).
The heat machine that looked like a transformer of sorts was my good friend for the day.
Mark, the friendly technician, gave me a refreshing and gentle hair wash.
Danson explained that, because of my previous bleaching+colourings, it wouldn’t be possible to achieve a uniform tone after bleaching. He did a good job evening it out as much as he could though! My hair was eventually a two-toned creamy colour.
He also prepared hair samples while we were waiting for the bleach to work its wonders, using the colours that we had talked about to demonstrate how my highlights would turn out. Okay, I’m totally impressed by his thoughtfulness.
Look at that purple (and check out my straw-man yellow bleached hair)!
Here’s more of Danson, very focused on my hair (check out that blue!). He selected specific strands to highlight, with the intention of accentuating different areas and complementing neighbouring colours.
Mocha brown used as the base colour for the rest of my hair (see that yellow?).
Washing time with Mark!
A must-do after any processing – treatment. I got a nice, minty scalp treatment that helped ease the burn from the dye.
Blowing dry after the wash!
First, with curls.
Next, braids (love how the colours show! So this is why Danson put so much effort into picking specific strands to highlight!).
Different ways to wear my new hair.