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Dress: c/o FashionMia, Heels: Pedro Miralles, Bag: JustFab
Images by Tina Muller
One fine day I woke up and thought to myself : I want to have lavender hair. It was an unexplainable compulsion. I decided to label this desire as some weird capriciousness and get back to my normal life. A few years on and my hair colour adventure has officially gone mad. So much for ignoring my inner voice.

After the colour pink, I moved on to the colour blue. The print on this maxi from FashionMia reminded me of an ancient Greek vase – beautiful, dainty and delicate. It just begged for some matchy-matchy accents, so I thought I’d take the look a few steps further by painting myself completely blue, hair included.

How to get temporary blue hair?

Some of you have asked on Instagram and Snapchat whether I was wearing a wig. This is my actual hair and this was the exact shade of blue that I was keen on for this look. After all, Edie Sedgwick once famously chopped off her locks and sprayed her pixie cut silver, so I thought I’d try spraying my hair blue. It worked! I purchased my blue hair spray from Superdrug here in the UK; if your local beauty store doesn’t have any coloured hair sprays, Amazon should be your next stop.

Without further ado, here are a few tips and tricks I learned from my experience being a bluenette (it’s a word now):
1. If your hair is light or bleached blonde, a darker blue shade may stain your locks and leave a yellow/brassy tint – but it’s nothing a white toner or silver shampoo can’t fix.
2. If you are worried about the product not washing off for the office the next day, you can exhale with ease. The product does wash off easily. Shampoo hair twice if needed.
3. After washing off the coloured hair spray I made sure I deeply conditioned my locks and put hair oil on the ends. It’s a great idea to keep doing that regardless, your hair will thank you for it.
4. Wear an old T-shirt while using coloured hair spray. I miraculously didn’t get any stains on my tee but it doesn’t mean that I won’t next time!
5. Spray your hair in an open space or make sure your doors are open because oh boy that smell is toxic. Thankfully it evaporates quite quickly, so while your hair will delicately smell like the product, it won’t be overpowering or become the topic of anyone’s conversation. After all, our goal is to make people talk about the colour, not the odour.
6. Be adventurous! Coloured hair spray allows you to have fun with wacky colours and forget you’ve done it the next day.

Let me hear those pshhhhh sounds! What colour would you go for?

In case you missed the previous coloured outfit, it was all about the colour pink.

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  1. Stunning photos, that’s my favourite shade of blue! And thanks for sharing about the hair spray. Last year I dyed my hair purple and I loved it but it damaged my hair so badly. I will have to do some research to see if there’s any hair spray in Canada and if it’s strong enough to colour dark hair!

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    • The one that I used would definitely cover dark hair! In terms of actually dying your hair – you are 100% right, it’s super damaging. However, what I found that worked for me was Olaplex or Fibreplex – I am sure there are tons of salons in Canada that provide this treatment as part of their hair dying process – do check it, hair keeps on being amazing and there’s no dye damage :)

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  2. Just when I think I couldn’t possibly love your blog anymore than I already do.. I do! This look is so gorgeous on you; seriously, you look regal. The blue hair is such a fun twist and yet it looks entirely tasteful and elegant on you :)

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    x

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  3. I am loving your blue hair, I don’t think that I could handle the toxic smell… if I could I would love to try it… I have had purple hair color… This dress is really pretty xox

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  4. This enchanting your clothing and your magical blue hair! I feel nostalgic for my blue hair in the 90s, when I was a little rebellious … Your style in these photos brings back memories of the Homeric poems, legends of mermaids and the charm of Greece, with its colors that are a summary of the summer and the Mediterranean culture! Congratulations, you are really beautiful!

    serena

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