Sunday, 23 May 2010

my life in hair

  
* long, natural straight hair up to the age of 17 * my last year of school, i decided to cut off my hair. probably the worst hair i ever had in my life. tried to improve the shortness with some highlights, still looked like a mushroom, still hated it * growing it out again, notice the red hair mascara on the tips? *

* black hair * working as receptionist at a hair salon, got my first proper bright colour * back to black, keeping the red strips underneath. at this time i was working as a writer for a music magazine. i did the clubbing column so was always at parties and events: 4 years of fun! * briefly dated a hairstylist who cut off some black and added some lighter bits*

* hugely bright orange & bleached white - my first meeting with the bleach * one of my favourite pics ever, at a party, as usual, with 70s flicks * back to black, but it just went grey in all the bleached places * bright pink phase, SO much fun! had this over a long spring and summer: bright pink at the front and top, and purple at the back *

* how often did i go back to black hair? * an attempt at dreads, not good * new cut and colour, still clubbing * the age of the mullet, so short on top and longer in the back. got my madonna piercing here too *

* black again but its now a mullet * in 2004 the mullet wasn't enough so i shaved a triangle just off my forehead, it was pretty awesome. a few years later a greek pop star did something similar - i was proud to say id already been there, done that * triangle growing out. this was when greece won the euro football cup, as you can see from my friend's greek flag tattoo * what to do with a growing-out shaved patch? dye it a different colour of course! i was half white, half black *

* got bored of this real quick. was back to working at a hair salon so i had free services * always wanted to go full bleach blonde. it took about 6 hours (2 bleaching sessions) to make the change, but i loved being blond * a year later my boss and i came up with another half-half idea. id been promoted to manager and we had a big party coming up so we made the front black and kept the back grey/white. also had extensions at this point so the look was pretty impressive * kept it for 3-4 months before i got fed up again *

*getting blonde again nearly killed my hair, i was bleaching every couple of weeks to get rid of the black * but it was nothing some extensions couldn't fix! * after 4 years of bleaching it was time to develop an allergy... since i was forced to change colour, i decided to have a cut too and got rid of the piercing * but there's nothing like having long hair. this was the red long-hair phase, if you worked in a salon wouldn't you take advantage of extensions? *

* eventually got tired of fake hair, so hello again to the bob! this chop got rid of all the damaged ends * started my current job of visual merchandising, decided to grow out the fringe and soften the look * going back to natural colour. i still dye it -keeps it shinier and more polished- but i can go for a couple of months without colouring which is probably a relief to my follicles * finally feel like its going where i want. ive got all the extreme colours and cuts out of my system, just keeping the ends lighter to be a bit rocky and i now try to plait it after every washing to make a more interesting volume *

23 comments:

fashionclocked said...

i cannot believe all the pics of your hair what a path it has been on! Some style more crazy than others- I love how it is now like a grown out effortless cool bob. All that dye and the mullet - so brave and so many tales to tell!xxx
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Alecca Rox said...

wow! what a cut'n'colour mission retrospective! really enjoyed that.

many hairstyles looked great on you, but had i have to choose a fav, I'd say it's the way it looks right now;)

A Brit Greek said...

Holy Banana's that's epic!!! I thoroughly enjoyed the hair series girl, you've had some serious hair style history goin' on!

I do love how every hair cut has a story/fond memory of a phase in your life.

x.o.x.o

Style of a Fashionista said...

This is an amzing post and must of taken a while. I cant believe how many hair styles you have had. I have always had straight blonde hair no shorter than my shoulders dead boring. You did look fab with long hair but I do like you choppy bob too and you hair now is fab xoxo

Delia Marley - Grow My Hair Long said...

It was a great story for your hair and how does it evolves and went back to its natural beauty. I think your present hair style is much better than before. I am surprised that you have not been into hair damaged with all those changes of colors and dyes. lol. Anyways, good luck to your new hair and I hope it will be like that. Thanks. Cheers.

kot-itsa said...

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lopi said...

wow, that must have took lots of time to put together!
I admire people who have been so adventurous with their looks. I am a hair dye virgin, I've only used red henna a couple of times and I have never done a shorter than my shoulders haircut. boring, right?

hey, can I add you to my "greek fashion blogs" blorgroll? I thought I should ask first before I categorize you like that :p

katerina said...

I like the gaga like haircut!

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natalie said...

I so enjoyed this post! You've had some amazing hair adventures!

Annie Spandex said...

You looked like Joan Jett with that black mullet. I like it. Your hair is best now, though. I think. I don't know... so many different looks! I had no idea :)

λού said...

ουάου,και πίστευα πως έχω κάνει πολλές αλλαγές στα μαλλιά μου. Είσαι η βασίλισσα της αλλαγής!!!!μου αρέσεις ξανθιά.οβερ.

Faridah said...

WOWOWOWOWO! I love this post, so great. And you definitely have experimented! I love the look in picture 8 and your final look. Very chic! You can suit so many different styles, you lucky thing! I have had the same hair all my life, how boring of me :(

hahaha, I can't believe you quoted the jacket with the hook! That makes me so happy :D It's my fav jacket, with a very happy hook.

It's great to hear your sister went through the same thing. It's hard to explain it to people, but knowing someone else went through the same thing helps.

maria kotsari said...

i cant believe how many hairstyles you have changed...

kayleigh said...

wow what a great transformation you've been through! my favourites on you are the
2nd row - 4th pic
6th row - 4th pic
7th row - 1st pic
and the style and colour you have now. great pics
xx

Fashion Butter said...

this post is awesome! you rock them all, girl!

joanaddicted said...

kaneis plaka!!! katarxas,na sou pw oti edw kai peripou 45 lepta tsekarw every page of your blog since the very very beginning.and all i have to say is that you rock, indeed! i didn't have the chance to take a closer look to your pages before (and now i realize my big fat mistake!).. loipon sto thema mas! exo pathei sok me ta portokalokokkina mallia!!!!!! se oles tis photos vasika mareseis, alla auth me ta makria kai to dermatino me to giaka ta spaei big time! i kowtow, pinkgamegirl!

noirohio vintage said...

omg. you've gone through just about as many hair colors/style as i have!! Impressive! you pull them all off :)
xo

Parakmiako Ergaleio said...

Vlepw oi apoxrwseis tou kokkinou sou pane arketa! Ksanaskepsou to!

battered couture said...

black mullet... damn! hothothotrockn'roll.

Jo said...

Insane post! I get tired of my hair every six months, but i never tried something that extreme although i wanted to. i loved the pink/purple hair!!! oh, and you are right: nothing like long hair...

Louise said...

amazing! I absolutely loved seeing all these. I think my favourites are the Cruella deville-styley, and now

Maddie said...

Great post! I envy you for having done so many bold changes. I just changed color from time to time:( I like the platinum blond phase!

drollgirl said...

you are a hairdresser's dream!!! i know my lady would LOVE to work with you, as you change it up all the time! i keep mine mostly the same, and i think she wants to roll her eyes at me. ahhaha.