My 90s Glam


Last week I came so close to lopping all my locks off into a lob before second guessing myself and chickening out. However on a rainy Tuesday morning I plodded down to the George Northwood salon for a hair refresh. I had some old highlights that were done way too warmly that I’d previously toned that were peeking through and so I thought it were high time to tone them back to my natural shade which I always feel very Kendall with.

I saw David for colour who used Redken Shades EQ glosses (I believe he mixed a few very cool tones – including one platinum silver shade called Titanium), the colour process is super easy – it’s popped on to wet hair over a basin, left for around 10 minutes and then rinsed out. My favourite thing about Shades EQ is that it doesn’t look like died hair as it’s simply a deposit only colour that works to gloss and tone you aren’t left looking as though you’ve coloured your hair at all. It also leaves hair in silky condition (although they did use an amazing Pureology treatment on me which I’m going to tell you about soon). I then went to Dario for  blow dry – the references I gave him weren’t my usual full on glam, but instead Jen Atkins inspired bed head beach waves. He achieved the look in a record breaking thirty minutes (it usually takes far longer to dry and style my mane) and the bed head beach waves lasted me for two and a half days without even the need for texturising spray. I definitely feel that I’ve moved away from the super glam hair look now and I love that George Northwood is a salon that offers a more edgy finish – very current.

I couldn’t be happier with my colour. But that’s not all for glam…later that afternoon I headed to the MAC Carnaby Street flagship store to meet with a senior makeup artist Debbie who is a serious babe and a true artist (Instagram – debbie_f_makeup). I gave her paired down 90s references – no liner, just brown shadows, lashes and Stripdown and a nude lip. She brushed up my brows for added drama and I loved the end result – a little different for me but still within my comfort zone.

I’m really enjoying the 90s resurgence in both the fashion and beauty worlds, it’s grungy but chic and feels a lot more now than the slightly dated “done” look of overly blow dried hair and an obvious smokey eye and perfect makeup.

What do you think of my makeover?

Hair Colour using: Redken Shades EQ




  1. Gaya
    June 16, 2016 / 8:49 pm

    Gorgeous! It suits you very well. It’s true, the hair doesn’t look dyed like a helmet, 😉

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