Me: Can you fix it and make it not look horrible, please?
I think he did very well with those less than brilliant instructions. Jason Welch is a hair colouring expert; I wrote last year about finding him at Eleven first to fix a bad blonde from another salon, and then later to take me painlessly back to my natural colour. This appointment was arranged by the PR officer for Eleven, who happened to see my tweeting wails of distress after my home hair dye failure, but I have been to Jason as a paying customer in the past and will go as one again in the future (if you ever see me tweeting I'm going to home dye again, please send me a virtual slap).
He took my hair back to a non-brassy chestnut brown, and added a few caramel slices through the mid lengths and ends to catch the light. Fixing bad hair colour without taking it to an extreme (red, dark or blonde) is an art, and Jason has a real talent. Trimming a few inches off the end and adding a couple of subtle layers at the front has made my hair look much healthier. My hair was blow dried and then finished on large rollers; the rollers were used to give smooth bounce to my hair, rather than huge volume or curls.
Eleven is an excellent salon; as well as giving good hair it's a fun and buzzy place to be. I like that it is an independent salon and isn't part of a big chain; it feels like the technicians there are a collection of very talented individuals who want to work together and it has its own distinct personality. The website is at www.eleven-hair.com and the salon is at 11 Blenheim Street, just off Oxford Street, London.
Here are a couple of shots front on.
|Oh God, this is a bit of a Davina pose. Sorry!|
|This is why I don't do big smiles - you can see where the wrinkles will form.|