August 23, 2012

Back To Basics!

Hello lovely readers! Happy friday :) I want to show a couple pictures of my new hair cut & color. I definitely needed to fix up my blonde ombre as it was getting a little too light for my skin tone and started looking a little unnatural towards it's final days :) The ends were also really dry and needed to be cut. It feels so fresh and healthy now! Couldn't be happier with it. Of course a good blow dry doesn't hurt either :) but I'll get the hang of styling this new do soon.


The color: The blonde was fun for the summer and really wanted to change my hair up, but I was ready to go back to my natural color. To remove the golden ombre I had before, my hairdresser just applied a dark toner all over, as opposed to coloring it. A toner is great as the color just sits on top of the hair and therefore doesn't penetrate and damage as much. It also moisturizes the hair by adding protein back to the hair (which is usually lost while bleaching). Another benefit of a toner, is that the hair wont appear dull since a few highlights will still peak through, giving it nice dimension. Since toners are semi-permanent however, I'll need to get a touch up now and then, but this should last me about 2 months. 

The cut: It's so much shorter! But I love it :) Feels so fresh & sleek. The cut is a lightly layered style, with some shorter layers in the front to frame my face. I always like having bangs or shorter pieces in the front because it gives a nice airy light feeling to the hair. Tip: When you have bangs, you want to make sure they connect with your other layers, so you dont have too much of a drop between the bangs and the next section of hair (if you like this hairstyle of course). Layers creates lots of nice movement in the hair. 

39 comments:

  1. Love the cut and color! Also in love with your top! Where did you get it girly?

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    1. Thank you love! I got it at Zara years and years ago, it's my fav :) xoxo

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  2. which salon do you go to? are they good?

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    1. Yes they're great! Email me and I will send you their info! xo

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    2. Can you tell me which salon you go to as well? ...hopefully in nyc

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  3. I loved the blonde but this color suits you wonderfully! Great hair inspiration:)

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  4. Very nice hair cut! I went to the hair dresser last Saturday and the woman chopped off too much ;( finding a good hair stylist is just as hard as finding a good dentist! xx

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  5. Love the new look, Annie! You could really tell the difference in your hair's health now :)

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  6. Annie this color looks SO much better on you!!!!!!! Seriously you look amazing with brown hair :) for some reason I thought the blonde was not so flattering on you but you look way younger with brown hair and in a good way!

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    1. I totally agree with Anon.Your hair looks great and so healthy,the colour suits you perfectly and the layers are pretty.You look very classy and this look is much much better than one you had before with the blonde ombre hair!
      Thmubs up!

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  7. I also think reddish auburn brown would look incredible on you!! Seriously lol

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  8. I love this cut Annie, it's SO flattering!! You look so classy.

    I am trying to grow my hair out, and this is definitely the look I'm going for! Hopefully these pics will help the stylist!

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  9. liked it a lot better before :/ the length was perfect and the blonde color made you stand out. this is a tad boring, but you still look beautiful...

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  10. Hi Annie!! I love your new Hair style and color! Ive been meaning to get rid of my Ombre hair! Im not diggin it anymore lol :)! Keep your posts coming!

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  11. I prefered the blond to be honest.. but it suits you anyways :)

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  12. Love your new cut and colour! :D

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  13. Looks much better with your natural hair color :)

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  14. Love the new cut ! I prefer you as a brunette :) you look great ! The make up you are wearing is the one of your last video ? SO FAB ! bisous bisous

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  15. Great your new hair cut & color. Wonderful Annie Super Guru Of BeautyLife! O:)

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  16. This hair color suits you so much better !

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  17. Your new haircut looks great as always :)greetings from germany <3

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  18. Really cute and girly! :)
    Greetings from Czech Republic.

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  19. I love your cut! I just got my hair cut as well and missing my longer hair but gotta keep it healthy! It always grows though:)

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  20. You are so gorgeous!

    http://kadddii.blogspot.com/

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  21. Beautiful hair cut & color, it's looks more natural I really love it:)

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  22. I heart your blog!I'm a new GFC follower :)

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  23. This new color looks great on you!

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  24. Your new hairstyle suits you a lot annie! The brown is like meant for you :D

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  25. I can't wait to see your hair in next video.
    http://darlyst.wordpress.com/

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  26. Much better never go blonde again you are beautiful in your natural haircolor

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  27. Love the color and the cut. It's so fresh :)

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  28. This color definitely looks better on you than the blond...I just like you better brunette =P And the new cut is adorable!! Really like it!

    Have a great day*

    xoRosie
    http://teacupsanddresses.blogspot.com/

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  29. Love the new look and color! I did a toner too, I agree: it doesn't totally cover the lighter hair, giving dimension!

    Lalla from Switzerland

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  30. i wanna hair cut like this. but how to say it to the hair stylist??

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  31. I HAVE A SHORT HAIR SO I WANNA KNOW A PERFECT HAIR STYLE FOR ME..PLSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS LET ME KNOW..:D:D XX
    LOVE U SWTY..:D

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  32. Omg I bought this amazing curling iron here at TomoBeauty it heated up so quick and made my curls so bouncy......I got a great discount 30off100.....I'm tellin you girls try it out maybe even review their website....I've never seen anyone do that......

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  33. Hi Annie, I want to ask you about your hair color. Is it your natural color, or did you color your hair?
    I want to learn more about it because I intend to color my hair and don't know which color should I choose!
    Also I'm afraid that it'll damage my hair.

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