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I bleach my hair about every 6 months, to minimise drying and breakage of the hair, which means I have dark roots. Hair accessories are GREAT for detracting attention away from your roots (or covering them up!), and can be a great talking point.:) Some of the hair in these photos is actually clip-in extensions, which I find very useful, if I've had a hairdye "accident", where two colours have mixed together, obscuring the original colours. For example, the green area of hair in photo 4 is a clip-in extension that I used, as the green hairdye hadn't come out as brightly as I would have liked.



Hair, MUA and Styling: SarahTonin, Necklaces and floral
Photo: Copyright Simon Norton Photography

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To create a "marbled" effect, with patches of colour, like in my fringe, use a small paintbrush to apply the colour.





Hair,makeup and styling: SarahTonin,
Photos: Copyright DAKapture Photography,Photo editing: NatYaz Designs


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Faded hairdye can help you to create a new look, so its not always a bad thing! This two-tone hair was originally rainbow-coloured, but I liked the effect it gave as it faded, so I left it a while, before re-dying it.





Hair, MUA and Styling: SarahTonin
Photo: Copyright Andrew Critchley Photography
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To create stripes of colour in the hair, section it first, and secure each section with a hair-bobble or strong hairclip. This helps to keep the colours separate. The colours can mix together once they have all been applied, but sectioning the hair helps to minimise this. :)




Hair, MUA and Styling: SarahTonin
Photo: Copyright Simon Norton Photography



OTHER TIPS:

- Cover your bathroom floor in newpaper/plastic bags/old towels, before you start dying, incase you spill any hairdye on the floor! I learned this tip the hard way - I will NOT be getting my deposit back if I move out of my flat, as my bathroom lino is all the colours of the rainbow! :D

- DON'T dye your hair in your best clothes! Use old clothes you don't mind getting dye on, as you will have dye around your neckline, and if you're me, you'll get it down your front, and on your arms, aswell! :D

- Use thick rubber gloves or TWO pairs of thin plastic gloves.I find that plastic gloves get holes in them, so two pairs help to stop the dye getting on your hands. Again, I learned this the hard way..... Other people:" Why have you got purple fingers, Sara?!!" Me: "Ummmmm..." :D

- Facial scrub and Simple face wipes are great for removing dye from the skin.

- Vaseline around the hairline helps to stop the dye from sticking to your skin in the first place!

- If you want your hairdye to last as long as possible,avoid washing your hair every day. This is also better for your hair, and helps to stop it drying out. When you wash it, use cold or lukewarm water, as this dissolves the dye more slowly than hot water.

- Wear a showercap over your hair, while the dye sets - the heat from your head helps the dye to set, and it also stops the dye from getting EVERYWHERE!

- ......I think that's it! If you'd like to know anything else, do feel free to ask. :) Many thanks!


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