A couple of weeks ago, I headed down to St George’s road at the bottom of the Jacob’s Wells road, to see Jamie at Bespo’ke Salon. They are well known for their male grooming services but a lot of people don’t know they do also do women’s hair. Jamie got in touch with me to see if I would mind popping in and loaning my hair for him to put it towards his level three hairdressing course. Although qualified in level one and two he is now training more specifically in colours and wanted to get creative.
I had been thinking about going darker for the autumn for a bit of a change and had a shade of pink in mind, In The Frow’s ombré shade is so gorgeous, this was my inspiration. When we first chose the colours and mixed them up the shade in the bowl looked the perfect deep magenta with a hint of purple. We were kind of the blind leading the blind when it came to getting the right dilute, I wanted to go darker than not dark enough as I knew it would fade, but it became aparent once the colour had been sat on my hair a while, it was looking pretty blue, and I have to say I was a bit worried!
We used a half the concentrate dilute of mixure in the same shade, but with more conditioner added, for the ombré lengths but I think I under estimated how dark the colours were as it was still quite deep a colour. I love the service with Jamie at Bespo’ke, it’s such a quirky place to go to have your hair done with vintage vibes running through the salon, I love helping Jamie out too (and of course I get a free colouring for helping out!)
I did love the colour in the end, but it was just that tad on the blue side of purple, so a couple of days in I ran a wash of dark tulip directions over the ends to counteract the blue and with that it was perfect. I love being a darker shade for the autumn winter, it feels much more apt. What colour are you going for this season!?