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My Unicorn Hair Journey {Part 2)

So, I did it.  I booked the appointment, and actually went, and actually did the unicorn hair thing. Instead of taking a month or two to decide if this was the right decision for me, I did the whole thing in 4 days – idea, consult, booking, appointment, expected panic attack, and expected joy.

I had another 20-minute consult with my super talented stylist, Maggie, on top of the 2o minutes I spent with her essentially hijacking someone else’s appointment (thank you, super chill balayage girl!) and even after all that I was still nervous about how it would turn out.  I think I had pretty realistic expectations… but you really don’t know how it will turn out in real life.

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It took about 45 minutes to apply the lightener, and then about 20 minutes to lift. The back part of my hair was rinsed out first.

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A fashion toner was applied to my hair very, very thoroughly. It was on for about 20 minutes.  You can see this colour appears more fuchsia than purple.

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This is the result of today’s session.  The lighting in the salon is so different from outside… I had a bit of a panic when i saw this as it’s not the purple I was hoping for and it is so much darker than I expected – especially when I saw how blonde I had lifted earlier.

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This was also taken inside the salon. Very red/pink versus the icy purple/lavender I had hoped for.  I do like it, though. But – it’s almost too normal, lol. It’s not as “out there” as I wanted in terms of the brightness and vividness of a pastel colour.  Now, this is the first time I have done colour like this in a long time, so I’m not sure what I could have expected for this one session.

I only did one process of highlights instead of all over lightening, and overall was in the chair for 2 hours versus a 6 or an 8hr day that can achieve the lighter looks like these:

Colour by @maggiemaehhair

(Colour by @maggiemaehhair)

Both of those looks were created by Maggie, and the left one was an 8hr day :/

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Here is my finished look in a different light. It really changes the colouring on my face, don’t you think?? I have been told how much it is going to fade, so I’m going to post an update after a few washes 🙂

Total Time: 3.5 hrs including consult and blow dry

Total Cost: $200 including blow dry

 

 

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