- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2017
Hi bees. I’m SO so upset right now. I went in to get a haircut and color yesterday from someone my mom gets her haircut from all the time. This lady specializes in color, so I figured since she knew my mom and was well trained, she’d be perfect to do a balayage for me. I gave her 2 inspiration pictures and we talked about which one I liked more. I was having a hard time deciding if I wanted to fully commit to the blonde or the brunette side. After talking about it with her, I decided to go the more blonde route, but to make it more subtle and natural looking so she wanted to add in some brunette colors to just help soften the look. She used 3 colors total, and I’m so pissed with the results. I told her I definitely wanted the subtle look of the balayage and that I wanted it to look as natural as possible when coloring my hair. I just wanted my hair to have more body and life to it since it was just all one color before this nightmare. Well, she chose some colors and mixed them, and 4 hours later, I ended up with hair that I absolutely hate.
First off, my hair doesn’t have a natural balayage look AT ALL. It’s so blotchy and the color is uneven. She didn’t even color one half of my head so it’s all on my right side. On some parts, she didn’t even stretch the color to my roots, she literally stopped right before so you can see where my color stops and my roots are. It’s not blended properly at all. There is no subtle and natural look to this.
Second, the blonde she used is a legit straw yellow, not soft or natural AT ALL. And third was that she put this red copper color in my hair that looks terrible! It doesn’t look like either of the inspiration pictures, it doesn’t look natural, and the colors are so unflattering! I warned her before we began coloring that the last few times my hair has been bleached that it can take on a really orange and coppery color and that processing too long can have it turn out that way. But she said she knew what she was doing and that it would look beautiful. Holy cow I don’t feel beautiful with the end results.
Here are the 2 inspiration pictures I showed her and she “fused” together. I know the blonde and brown are totally different and I had said that I think I’d like to try the blonde look a little more. I asked if there was a way to achieve the ligther look without going full blonde. Maybe adding in some light browns and darker blonde colors so that it looked natural on my head. I had showed her the second brunette picture in the even that she thought my hair wouldn’t take the blonde well and if the brunette would look better. She said we can achieve both, so trust her and she’ll mix up some colors for me in the back. Also this first inspiration picture is what I wanted my hair cut to look like as well. She didn’t even nail that on the head.
Here’s what my hair looked like before we colored. Nothing special at all, just my natural brown color. Sorry for the lighting.
And here’s what I ended up with. I’ll show you that one sides got more color than the other, you’ll be able to see the “blonde” and copper color I’m talking about, and I’ll even show you pictures of my hair pulled back so you can see the streakiness and uneven color.
Let me know if you guys notice where she stopped putting color on right at my roots.
And the right side of my hair that has all the color, compared to the left which has basically none.
The back of my hair, which you can really see where she didn’t put any color. And what it also looks like up in a pony tail so you can really see the streaks and how uneven the color is between the right and left side.
Bees I’m so upset right now. I feel SO unattractive and have taken a confidence hit. I just feel ridiculous with my hair and it didn’t turn out the way I wanted at all. She said she’d fix it for me this Sunday but I don’t know how the hell she’s going to fix it or what to ask her to do. Does anyone have advice? I’m just so upset at this moment.