New hair!


I've been feeling a bit dull lately, there's nothing like a hair colour change to cheer me up! I went to a wonderful new (approaching it's 1st birthday!) salon in Belfast called Vintage Rocks. The salon is utterly beautiful, styled with vintage dressing tables and quirky knick knacks. The lovely hairdressers there shimmy around bringing you tea and cupcakes while their own playlists play anything from 1950s hits to Muse.

'The vision of glamour and ultimate femininity becomes reality within Belfast's first Vintage and Rock 'N' Roll Hair Parlour. Clare Afshar, Owner of Vintage Rocks hair parlour is an L.A trained hair artist and designer passionate for classic vintage & retro hairdressing with a sexy Rock'n'Roll twist.'

I haven't had a regular hairdresser for years, I usually just go to a training salon, so it was nice to go somewhere that really listened to me and really know what will work and what won't, and are happy to tell you if something isn't going to work rather than messing your hair up and charging you extra for it! I wanted to go to bright red, the very talented Clare Ashfar along with the lovely hairdresser who cut and coloured my hair (Kathy) explained that going that bright in one swoop would wreck my hair and cost a lot. So I ended up getting highlights done throughout, and the rest dyed a nice red without being bleached with the idea that I will gradually go brighter, saving my hair added stress!

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I pinned it up for my graduation and wore a pretty hairband from Primark of all places!

If you want to feel listened to and feel like a part of something special, I urge you to make Vintage Rocks your regular salon. They specialise in, as the name says, vintage hair. Pincurls, fingerwaves, fancy up dos, they do it all. I can't recommend them enough! And I like to point out when I am praising a product or business that I have not been paid or given a free haircut to write this!

I'm a graduate!

Here are some photos to show the colour. I graduated yesterday! I now have a BA Honours in Film Studies (Major) and Sociology (Minor). I also just found out that I got accepted on to the Masters course in Film that I applied for. I can't wait to start in September! Oh and of course, since I was graduating in film I couldn't NOT wear my Ruby Slippers!

p.s. I love that my hair matches my (messy) strawberry nails!

Strawberries.

25 comments:

  1. I LOVE your new hair, it's stunning! And it goes perfectly with your ruby slippers :-D you look beautiful! Congratulations on your degree :)

    Sarah x

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  2. How fancy do you look in your robe with sparkly shoes?! LOVE it!! :D

    http://rubywhatashmoo.blogspot.com/

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  3. your hair is amazing!
    literally show stunning missus
    belle xx
    ellabellevintage.blogspot.com

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  4. Love your hair style! So goin to Primark 2moz to look for that hairband :D

    Congrats on graduating!

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  5. Congrats and welcome to the world of toffee apple red hair :DD Get some manic panic to keep topping it up with :) xxxxxxxx

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  6. your hair, nails, and shoes are AMAZING!!!!!!!!! congrats on graduating!!! xoxox

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  7. Congratulations!
    What an achievement, good luck with your masters program too! I'm done with mine (not in film though, curricular development, not as fun, LOL!) and it can get pretty hectic, but it's also amazing and worth it for the degree, right?
    Most expensive pieces of paper you'll own, your diplomas, that's what my Mom calls them! lol

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  8. Wow that salon looks amazing and they did a stunning job with your hair.

    Also - you own ruby slippers - how awesome is that?

    Congrats on graduating^^

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  9. Ooh I have the strapless version of that get cutie dress, you're wearing in the first photo.. hair looks super lovely with the sparkly shoes x

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  10. oh my goodness I LOVE IT! and you "just pinned up" your hair, i thought you got it done in the salon!!! I wanted fingerwaves for my debs and we have no such retro salons in Sligo so the girl that did it, it looked pretty poor, I hate the way, traditional, old glam styles have been cast aside in favour of boring cuts.

    Ah the shoes! the dress! everything!!! i'm not graduating until november, can you believe it? i want to get a beehive done to match my dress :P

    congrats!!

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  11. Your hair looks amazing! I will have to check out that hairdresser the next time I have a special event! Congratulations again! xox

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  12. Amazing hair! I want mine this red!

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  13. Wow, that salon looks amazing! I love your hair, that red is so beautiful! And great nails! And congratulations! :D

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  14. hey girl, new follower here - helleew! :)

    loooove your hair colour - seriously gorgeous - as are your sparkly shoes :)

    a x
    enter my 'sharing the love' scottish fashion awards giveaway with boohoo and Swarovski :)

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  15. You look fabulous - your hair is perfect! And I can't think of anything more fitting to wear to graduate than a pair of ruby slippers. Congrats! x

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  16. Your hair looks amazing, I love how it matched your shoes (which I am still very jealous of btw) :D Congratulations for graduating and being accepted for the masters course too!

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  17. oh that salon sounds fabulous, i wish we had something similar here! i hate going to hairdressers normally.

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  18. Your hair looks amazing! That salon sounds fab, I will have to have a look to see if there's anything similar in my area.

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  19. Congratulations - I thought I recognised your first picture as I'm a fan of Vintage Rocks on Facebook. Wish I could get over there for a 'do'. :)

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  20. Ooh love it - you look FAB!

    www.curveinthemode.blogspot.com

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  21. Too fracking cute, I love the hair, but I really love the nails. If you were any sweeter you'd give me cavities ^.^

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  22. Congratulations! :) I absolutely love your hair and your shoes!

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  23. Your new hair colour is FABOULOUS!! Love your dorothy shoes too ;P

    Your nails are too cute .. and congrats on graduating!

    Sal xXx

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  24. Hey, love the hair colour, nails and sparkly shoes! very cute and quirky. I love Vintage Rocks as well. Its just very cool. They even stock my jewellery which is very kind of them!!
    www.boopydoodle.com

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  25. Oh my god where did you get the ruby slippers, they are stunning!

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