New hair!

March 23, 2015


I’ve become addicted to changing my hair. I will take any opportunity I get to change things up and make them better. I loved my long hair, but I was pretty much just growing it so that I could have an upstyle at the wedding. So I jumped at the chance to go a little crazy.

I recently had my hair done at Tanaz and I strayed from my comfort zone quite a bit. Yeah, I dyed my hair purple. It’s a deep brown with a purple tone. So it’s work indoors and party outside, which works perfectly for me. Super pastel shades are really in fashion now, but I wasn’t going to sacrifice my hair for a shade that looks great in photos and then faded very quickly. So, with the help of the guys at Tanaz, we settled on this gorgeous shade of purple and it didn’t need any bleaching. Which is almost a miracle for me.

I went into the salon guns blazing, but it was clear I didn’t consider quite a few things. These are the four questions I ask myself when at the salon and it really helps give me a clear perspective about things. I try not to get swept up in trends because they’re not always for everyone. I will give ombre credit though, I haven’t seen anyone with a good ombre that couldn’t pull it off!

1. How much will this damage my hair?

2. Do I have time in my routine to style this new haircut?

3. Is this work appropriate? (I’ll be applying for jobs soon and this one stands out the most for me, first impressions are everything, so I hope that my purple shines pretty dimly at interviews!).

4. Is it me? I’m pretty open to changing my hair and almost always just trust the stylist, but don’t let anyone force anything on you. If your stylist keeps pushing you try something that you’re not comfortable with, or just changes things up without really consulting you, it’s probably a good idea to look for someone new. It’s your hair and only you need to be comfortable with it.

What do you ask yourself at the salon (if you do)?

P.S. Thanks Chantelle for these photos and Brian at Tanaz for this genius hair cut and L’oreal Professional for this gorgeous colour.


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  • Reply Ameerah March 23, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Very pretty:)

  • Reply Abby March 23, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Absolutely stunning!!!!

    XoXo One Stiletto At A Time

  • Reply yaseera March 23, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Wow! I love it i love it i love it i love it!!!!! I tried that colour but it didn’t catch, my hair actually went darker, i hope you don’t mind if i show my hairdresser this picture as a reference to what i want

    • Reply Zaahirah Bhamjee March 24, 2015 at 8:02 am

      Thanks so much 🙂 Not a problem at all! Hope it works out for you next time.

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