My route to blonde started on a total whim. I decided that I would take it up in stages from red to orange to hideous yellow (URGH) to blonde. I loved being orange but I fancied something new.
It would be my first real time being a blonde. I went blonde once before for about 36 hours. Fancy some vintage Amy? Seriously old school?
I just found that picture on my loooooong defunct MySpace, THAT'S how long ago it was. Maybe... um. 2006? (I still have that dress. My mum does not have the terrible bathroom suite she was stuck with when we moved house.)
As I'd bleached it without toner it looked really yellow and I decided there and then that I didn't suit blonde. I just popped a red over the top and went back to normal. I think that is the only picture that even existed!
Red was my colour until November 2010 when I thought "Why not give it a try, huh?" This is the first picture I took of being blonde after I got there in May 2011, after several home bleaches and a professional one plus toner:
A friend said I looked like a ghostly ballerina and I LOVED THAT. Best description term ever?
Now, however, my roots are super hugely bad. Actually, somedays I don't mind. Somedays I'm like OH NO MY ROOTS and somedays I am totally badass and rock it in a big bad dark quiff anyway:
I've been asked to talk about my blonde journey by Garnier who are promoting their Nutrisse Crème hair colour. Have a watch of their video for their British Blondes collection with their colour expert Lyndell Mansfield. Forget blonde: her amazing candy floss hair makes me want to go PINK!
It's funny: I'm writing this sponsored post just as I am debating whether to stay blonde or to do something else altogether. Orange again? Black and turquoise? Ideally I would do my roots and stay blonde or even go lighter but I damaged my hair a lot already. I'm scared to do my roots!
But watching this video makes me want to stay blonde. I'm not sure that blondes DO have more fun but damn, I've enjoyed it!
And Garnier also asked me my favourite celebrity blonde. Do you even have to ask?
LA SWINTON FOREVER.