I have salmon pink hair. This is a professional opinion.
Not all of my hair is salmon pink. No the roots are ‘grisly grey’ and the ends are ‘indeterminable dark’. Various shades live in between, salmon pink being at one end of the spectrum.
Having turned to home dying some months ago, I had been feeling rather smug with my efforts and the amount of cash saved. I decided that if I was going to have dyed hair then it might as well looked dyed and so I went from a sort of auburn to morello cherry red. I was quite pleased with the results. In retrospect I became a touch over-confident and decided to swap to light copper (as if it were that easy). The results ‘may’ not have been as perfect as I hoped. I blamed it on the brand and swapped back to my old brand but another shade. By this time I was beginning to lose track of the whole colour thing. If I’d had to write my hair colour on a form I’d struggle with a description and probably opt Eyes; green. Hair; disaster.
It’s winter and it’s good to wear a hat, a lot.
I decide to take professional advice. When a hairdresser tells you “some” of your hair is salmon pink and some of it is so dark it is “unflattering…… with all due respect, at your age you wanna go lighter”. It is time to sit up and listen. Then they tell you an anecdote about their mother and hair colour and age, in which most of the anecdote is lost because it’s all you can do to stop yourself slumping forwards and prevent your forehead from hitting the mirror, then slowly sliding down until you are face down on the glass shelf…..Because their mother is only a couple of years older than you.
Thankfully, I wasn’t removed from the salon by Age Concern.
I agree, my hair is over processed. The only answer is professional intervention. Salmon pink hair suits no one except possibly a hairy salmon.
It is a long process to sort my hair out at one point I have completely orange hair. A sort of Vivienne Westwood rocks Queen Elizabeth I vibe. Marmalade orange. This is ‘stripped’ hair. Eventually I have a new colour.
I have the hair of Carol Vorderman. Not previously an icon I had considered for myself, my maths is very poor, we have nothing in common, so I thought. I’m not entirely happy. I was thinking more Claudia Winkleman or Davina McCall. I’m starting to realise other people see me as old.
What makes you feel old?