when to hire a professional

20th November 2012

You guys know how I love to DIY things around my place. In just about every situation, I would rather save myself some dinero and DIY it up. BUT… one area where I would rather pay the professionals? My mane. I got my hair did this past weekend, and it’s the first time I’ve been auburn/brown in FOREVER. I have been various shades of blonde ever since I grabbed that first box of bleach dye as a fourteen-year old gal. Well, no longer!

My hair stylist had actually done an ombre thing to my hair last time I was in — darker auburn roots, fading out to my usual blonde at the ends. It was a perfect way to test out whether I would like the darker colour and gave me a chance to get used to it before going full on. You can kinda see it in these photos from when I was working on my harvest table.

I’m definitely doing a few double-takes as I walk by the mirror, and my Mum even gazed over me in a crowd on Sunday because she was looking for my blonde head… but I’m digging it! It’s fun to change it up.

What about you guys? Let’s forget home decor today and just talk hair, shall we? Do you dye your hair? Do it at home or at the salon? Done a new colour lately that you’re loving? 

  • Ginny

    You did it! Looks great Gemma. Welcome to the brunette club! I love to switch it up too – feels like you’re a new person.

    • gemma

      Hahah – thanks Gin!! Yep, I finally took the plunge! Too long of talking about it and just had to do it…. :)


  • Laurie

    I do my hair at home – I’m adventurous, I like to try different boxes, different brands, and hope for the best. The last brand I used was a smidge more expensive and had the name of a stylist on it… the first box was supposed to be red, I got dark purple, the second was light red, I got brown. There won’t be a third box, and I think I need to girl up and just head to the salon and get it done right. :)

  • jackie jade

    I dyed my hair myself a few times in high school and totally messed it up. I have very dark brown hair and dyed in black once then tried to strip it myself. That ended up with me having hair in about 4 different colors, including yellow. Ahh! So I now just get some very subtle highlights by a professional. Much much safer for me. And much better hair too!

    • gemma

      Uh oh!! That sounds like a pretty typical teenage story… yellow, eh? Haha Yikes! I had a few moments in my high school years of being very bleached blonde … do you remember ‘sun-in’?? You would spray it in your hair and lie out in the sun, waiting for it to bleach your mane. Ahhhh high school :)


  • Alana

    Beauty <3

  • Farrar Brodhead

    Love It. I always feel more mysterious with dark hair than I did with light lol.

    • gemma

      Hahah love that!


  • Kal

    Good night your eyes are AMAZING. I am secretly love-hating you right now ;) Welcome to the auburn club. We are pretty stellar and do things a lot better than everyone else :D