For the past god knows how long I've had a dip-dyed hairdo in one colour or another. I've been bleach blonde, purple, blue, pink and green (by accident) and while it was all very fun and yada yada yada, I was fed up the odd glances on the bus. I was over being the "kooky" one. Trust me, being the Zooey Deschanel character gets old.
My tresses had taken a massive battering and I was in desperate need of a bona fide hair consultation. Colour experts at Percy & Reed told me I'd have to have a bleach rinse and a full head of blonde highlights in order to get rid of the green residue left behind by my most recent venture in rainbow hair. Like a woman possessed, I told them to go ahead - do what they must. I was desperate for it to go. Why?
1. The runway said so
One look at the Spring/Summer 2014 catwalk - be it London, Paris or New York - resolved any conflict in my mind over my cray-cray coloured hair. Chloe and JW Anderson both taught me now is the best time to try a more natural look. Whether it's throwing out your heavy black eyeliner or opting for a less outlandish do, SS14 is about working with what yo mamma gave you.
A full head of highlights at Percy & Reed starts at £130. See the website for more info.