Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Highlight of the Day

♫ Pitbull ft. Ne-to & Nayer - Give Me Everything

Today, I finally went and did something that I've been wanting to do for a very, very long time. And that is....

...highlight my hair!

The last time I dyed all my hair dark brown was early last year, if I remember correctly, so now it's back to its original deep black colour (with dark brown tips). I decided it was time to take the plunge and go for a highlight instead, since there was an offer by Nikel Hair Studio on Groupon a couple of months back. Ruth also wanted to try highlights, so I bought 2 vouchers.

Photo taken 1 week before highlight.
This is what my hair (colour) looked like before today. A bit brown at the tips, leftover from my previous dye job. I know the ends are like super dry; every salon I went to for trimming commented on the same thing. T_T

 (photo credits to Nikel Hair Academy)
So anyway, we'd made our reservations for this morning, so I think we were the first customers for the day. I had my heart set on red highlights, while Ruth opted for light brown ones. The choices included in the voucher were pretty limited, so I topped up RM50 for more streaks and a brighter red colour, which needed prior bleaching.

Waiting for the bleach to work its magic. ~_~
What was supposed to be a relatively short dyeing process turned out to be longer than expected because of my stubbornly dark black hair (as usual -_-"). The first round of bleach wasn't really absorbed into the hair, so they had to use a 'steamer' kind of thing the second time around to make sure it was bleached lighter in order for the red highlight colour to show up properly. After that, the red dye was applied to the bleached strands and 'steamed' again, lol.

Red highlights taken in daylight.
Under artificial lighting.
I must say, I thought the strips it would be more... concentrated (?) into visible streaks instead of being sort of distributed around to sort of cover my black hair underneath. Nevertheless, the red colour is very close to what I wanted, so I am quite satisfied. ^^

15 comments:

Maii said...

wao, cool :O

LauraLeia said...

Hehe, thanks Maii :D

Nava.K said...

thats a real contrast of colors but it suits you.

LauraLeia said...

Thanks, Nava! :)

Hilda Milda™ said...

I've always wanted to get highlights but I dont think my uni or even my mum will allow me ):

LauraLeia said...

Hilda: You should try it while you're still studying! At least, that's my reasoning for this, lol. :D

ken said...

never "coloured" my hair before :P

LauraLeia said...

Ken: You should try it once! Or you prefer the 'au naturel' look? XD

Jothi said...

Red is lovely when contrasted with black :) I'm pondering a purple highlight, wonder if it will stick on my hair......

Baboon Tan said...

nice hair! :)
perhaps try Purple next time? :)

LauraLeia said...

Haha, I was tempted to get purple!! But decided it was better to start out with red. XD

Camy said...

look super yeng!

Jo said...

Someone's decided to try out something fun huh. ;)

LauraLeia said...

Camy: That's what most of my classmates said as well, haha! Thanks! <3
Jo: YES! Although I do get the feeling that some people are staring at my hair when I walk past sometimes..... lol

Yami said...

Oooo they look so cool! I love how it looks~
Thanks for commenting on my blog ^_^

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