I swore I would leave my hair alone and keep it red for the duration of my trip, but after a couple of weeks it had faded to a sickly pink in many places (as red it apt to do) and stayed very bright in others. A girl can only put up with this kind of thing for so long, but I have a fear of my hair falling into the wrong hands.
After a little bit of research I decided that the retro-inspired, rockabilly-themed Rockalily salon in East London was the place for me. My experience at the salon was phenomenal – ReeRee and Emma made me feel right at home with a cup of hot tea and hair salon gossip, and their excitement over mixing up the perfect purple let me know that I was definitely in the right hands.
I had originally gone to them with a burgundy shade in mind, but Emma quickly convinced me that I might be disappointed with how flat the colour would be (a pixie never wants to be flat!) and we went in a more vibrant direction instead. I think the end result speaks for itself: perfectly pixie purple, shockingly vivid, beautifully multi-dimensional, and as one passerby on the street exclaimed, “It shimmers like a gemstone!” in the sunlight.
Whether you like a retro ‘do or a modern cut, fluorescent dye jobs or something more neutral, if you’re in the London area, I’d certainly recommend giving Rockalily a try; and, if you dig rockabilly fashion, definitely check out the owner Ree Ree’s adorable blog.
If you do stop by, be sure to give Ellington the dog a pat for me! ;)