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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

New Hair, Photo Bombing & Pink Coats

Today, I spent 5 hours getting my greys covered. Before you fall over with the shock, it's not because they were that difficult to hide - I was a model for 1 of 6 hairdressers doing their L'Oreal colour degree exam. I got my colour done by a fully qualified hairdresser completely free of charge. My top frugal tip. Phone the best salon in your local area and ask them if they need models. Some salons charge a nominal fee of £10 or £20 but if there are exams on, it will usually be free. I normally don't take this option for a cut but for a colour, it's a no-brainer! Here's the finished hair - ok, ok, not that different looking - a tad lighter and with some more variation to the colour to soften the overall effect. Greys covered and a lovely blow-dry to finish. Couldn't ask for more!  
Pink Coat - Warehouse
Only Distressed Jeans - ASOS
Navy Suede Ankle Boots - M&S (AW12 - similar here)
Navy Breton Top - Petit Bateau
I made the school run with the skin of my teeth and had a quick few minutes to get photos before the dinner/drama/bedtime madness started. But kids - seriously....NOT helpful!
It's a simple outfit of stripes, distressed jeans and navy boots with my Warehouse pink coat to lift it all a bit. Still looking for that perfect shade of pink scarf and still not finding it. But it was mild today so I got away without one.

If you've got a pink coat itch that needs scratching, here's my pick of the high street...
The first three are from House of Fraser where there's currently up to 40% off in their brand event:
Hobbs Lacey Coat
Ted Baker
Coast (with an additional 20% off at checkout!)
Next up, Debenhams
Red Herring 
John Rocha Cashmere Blend
Lastly, Zara's offering in a gorgeous blush colour
Zara Pink Coat

Linking up with Alison at Get Your Pretty On!

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18 comments

  1. It's gorgeous Avril - the color is so warm - you're glowing:) x

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  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your new hair! It's a softer color against your skin tone. I think you should stick to this shade. As for the pink.......you know how much I hate pink but that color is beautiful on you.

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  3. Absolutely stunning. When I grow up I want to look just like you (insert winky face) !
    Seriously, the hair looks amazing and I am laughing so much at the photo bomber!

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  4. I love your hair and I love the photo bombed pic too! I used to get stopped in the street to ask if I wanted to be a hair model. Consequently I had a lot of free cuts from Vidal Sassoon. Now when I need them, no one asks me any more.

    Love this styling on you - the stripes and the cool jeans.

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  5. Love the hair colour, gorgeous shade!! Outfit envy too.....great pink coat perfectly styled with the Breton and patchwork jeans!! Bless your photo-bomber.....he is too cute!! x

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  6. Love the hair and the cheeky chappie in the back ...he...he...xx

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  7. Your hair is fab Avril.....it is after getting so long! Lovely photos:)
    ~Anne xx

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  8. Hair looks gorgeous as does your outfit. Loving the unhelpful kids, so funny!

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  9. Hair is beautiful!! Just love it. Plus the outfit is fab. Great tip.

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  10. Your hair looks amazing and you are rocking the pink coat trend! xo

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  11. Avril, you look stunning, I can see a resemblance to Isla Fisher! I am loving that pink coat on you, I like the double breasted and deep v cut. I am yet to buy a pink coat, I am a little late to the party but I really need a coat clear out first to justify x

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  12. Hi Avril! Your hair looks completely gorgeous! Love the color and style. The pink coat with stripes is perfect. I bought a light blue one this year that's similar but am really loving this pink too.

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  13. Your hair looks gorgeous, noticed how healthy & glossy it looked before reading you hadbit done! I often go to my local college, especially for colours! Xx

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  14. I love the Coast coat but it's the wrong shape for me. And the wrong budget!! ;-))

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  15. Your new hair colour is gorgeous on you! Its so soft & warm & well worth the 5 hours wait! Ax

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  16. Beautiful hair:) I love the Coast pink, but I do love my brights!

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