...and everything went OK!!
I have been working myself up to a hair cut for several months now. My hair has been in a dry and straggly mess for a long time and I knew the only answer was to get it cut into a bob. If you've followed my hair history, you'll already know that I've had a bit of a chequered past when it comes to salon visits, so going for a radical cut with a new hairdresser was always going to be nerve-wracking. Would I end up with another mushroom?
Fortunately the hairdresser I had today was lovely and once I realised she was a makeup fanatic too, I began to relax. I was also very relieved that she didn't tell me off for leaving it a year since my last cut or point and laugh at my shocking grey roots.
I'm really pleased with the results and I'm hopeful that it will be fine when I wash and style it myself. The only thing I need to do now is decide what to do about the colour. I really wanted to just colour the roots but the old colour on the length has once again faded to that tell-tale gingery brown. I keep wondering about just letting the grey come through but I suspect it will look more middle-aged frump than edgy skunk! I should probably do a bit of research the alternatives to block colour for disguising grey. Does anyone know whether permanent colour at the hairdressers is just as likely to suffer from the brassy fading as DIY box dyes?