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My Hairstyles Through The Years

We have all had good hairstyles, bad hairstyles and disastrous ones! Our hair is a big part of our identity; it makes us feel confident, enhances our natural beauty and sets us apart from the rest. I haven’t had many different hairstyles, but I have had it a few different colours. My natural hair colour is dark blonde, but I have dyed it black, blonde and brightly coloured previously! This is going to be an embarrassing post…

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The Natural Hair Colour Days (aged 15)

In the pictures below I was 15; this was just before I dyed my hair for the first time. I always liked to have an edgy ‘choppy’ cut with a fringe; my hair was quite short. I don’t dislike my natural hair colour, but it’s annoying that it’s not quite blonde but not quite brown, if you know what I mean?

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The Blonde Highlight Days (aged 15)

I wanted to brighten my natural hair up a little bit, so I decided to have some blonde highlights put in. I had my hair professionally done at the hairdressers, even though I was happy with the outcome I only had it done once.

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The Black Hair Days (aged 16-17)

After having my blonde highlights, I decided I wanted to go darker. Having the under-layer of your hair dyed dark was quite popular at the time, so I decided to go for this. I can’t find any pictures of this, unfortunately! I remember really liking it; I still had my hair quite short and choppy.

It all starts going downhill from here….

As I liked my dark underneath so much, I decided to dye ALL my hair dark. Instead of having it done professionally, I did it myself, and it came out darker than expected! I used to dye my hair a lot, and it would come out a different shade every time.

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The Crazy Hair Colour Days (aged 16-17)

Sometimes crazy dark hair just wasn’t enough, so I decided to add some colour in there as well. Looks good? No, I don’t think so 16 years old me! I often wonder why my parents let me do this, and what they must have thought of me walking around like this! I did all these dye jobs myself; I’m pretty sure a hairdresser wouldn’t do it anyway!

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Getting Back On Track Days (aged 18)

My hair started to get longer at this point, but I still always had a side fringe. I think if the brown were a more delightful colour, then this hairstyle would look quite nice. I can’t imagine how much bleach I must have used on my fringe to get it that blonde. The second picture was taken at my 6th-form prom!

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The Short Hair Days (aged 19-21)

When I finally got bored of playing around with my hair and messing it up, I decided to go natural again. As my roots kept growing out, I kept having my hair cut short to get rid of the dyed hair. The first picture was taken when I went to Egypt with my ex-boyfriend.

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The Bright Blonde Days (aged 21-23)

Once I FINALLY grew all my hair out, I went and got it dyed again after all that waiting! Like my 15-year-old self, I wanted highlights to brighten my hair up a little. When my roots started to show, I’d go to the hairdressers every four months to have my hair highlighted again. After having my hair highlighted so many times, it just became one colour! Up to this point, this was the longest my hair had been; I still sometimes had a fridge.

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The Long Natural Hair Days (aged 23-now)

The last time I had my hair highlighted was two years ago just before my holiday to Corfu. I liked having bright blonde hair but the upkeep was becoming too expensive, and my hair was getting damaged. I decided to stop dyeing my hair all together for the sake of my bank balance, and the health of my hair.  It is nice not having to spend hours in a hairdressing chair now, and my hair is a lot healthier for it. I am still growing it out; I’m lucky the ‘ombre’ style is oh so cool at the moment!

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The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Arghhh, I hope you have enjoyed looking at my embarrassing cringy pictures from the past! Feel free to do this post and link me in so I can see all of your different hairstyles, too! I will leave you with a few more random hair pictures from the archives…

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54 thoughts on “My Hairstyles Through The Years

  1. You look great with all of those crazy styles and colours, I don’t think my hair could carry off that poker straight style and red layers! You look so happy and so confident in your recent photos x

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  2. Aw you really suited a lot of hairstyles and colours! Speaking of blonde hair, when I found out blonde people weren’t actually blonde but have been dyeing their hair since forever, I was so fascinated lol!

    I haven’t coloured my hair fully at all. Would like to one day but at the same time, I don’t want to damage my hair…dilemma lol. I have had a perm before though and some highlights done before but that was years ago now!

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  3. Yours all look great…I have had my hair all colours and wish I had taken photos…I had the Mary quant look.( giving my age) away..I have one picture somewhere of that one and all colours I went to hairdressing college..So when my kids mentioned colouring hair..I said I’ll do it for you..funny thing they didn’t want it then when mum loved it..We( I ) are disussing with my grandson..Grey hair which is all the fashion and I love it…I did tell him we went grey early in our family so if he waited it would go grey soon enough …lol…But he couldn’t wait…It is great…I love it!

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  4. Hahaha… you certainly experimented with hair colour!! I like your colour as it is now, but I also like the darker brown (like the right top pic of your collage). I really think that brown makes your eye colour pop out even more than with the blonde!

    Now you ask yourself ‘why did my parents let me do this’… well… parents just have to let their 15/16 year olds experiment… they don’t necesseraly have to stand behind those choices (and trust me… they don’t!), but they know that it is just a phase… it is just hair colour isn’t it?! It’s a way for their teen to get to know themselves, to stand out from the rest and to find their place in society.

    And as I said, it really is just hair colour! My daughter has done so many things with her beautiful hair… I can’t say my heart bled a bit when she had cut one side of her hair into a boyish pixie and the other side was just hanging loose… but it’s a process… same with the choice of clothes!!

    But that is just the outside isn’t it? In the end it is the inside that counts… growing up to be a responsible young woman… and if that means going through some purple/green/blue phases, so be it 🙂
    But trust me, that is a learning process for the teens as well as the parents 😉

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  5. I love these sort of posts, it’s so fun to see how different people have looked like! I used to kill my hair with bleaches and different dyes… if I can find pictures of them I’ll do this sort of post as well. Love your hair history!

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  6. I like the hair colour you’ve got now best I think! I have never been very experimental with my hair as it’s curly and incredibly sensitive to any sort of treatment.. I am loving the fashion of the older pictures so much as well! Takes me back yeeears as well! 😀 S. xx

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  7. Wow you look so different in these it’s crazy! I did a post a while back about how my style has changed over the years (hair and makeup) and mine aren’t this dramatic but it’s so interesting to look back over isn’t it!

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