*Bad Apple were kind enough to gift me this experience!
Over the last few months I’ve been eyeing up beachy waves with ombre running through them; I wanted to get it done back in April but found myself in a position where I just couldn’t – perhaps it was fate, because I’ve now been led to Bad Apple hair!
My hair has always been something that I’ve been experimenting with, if I had started a blog at age fifteen, you’d have seen me with it half shaved and dyed black (I thought I was so edgy), but as I’ve gotten older I’ve been finding that I like to keep my hair “basic” as it were; I don’t like to shave into it anymore and the “big” cuts are days of the past, I like my hair long and I like it as close to my natural colour as possible, but lately I’ve had the bug for change.
I did originally want an ombre but I felt like it was going to be too “boring” and pretty much the same, believe it or not, in the before photo, my hair is completely untouched and natural. The fading that you see at the end of my hair is thanks to sun-bleach, that heat wave we had also helped to bring the lightness out again. So, it wasn’t a badly done ombre but a natural fade. I liked it but it wasn’t great. My ends were also fried to death and my layers were becoming brittle, I needed some love and care on my hair desperately.
Both of the photos in my before and after are unfiltered and you can clearly see the massive difference that has been made!
I went to the Bad Apple which is located in Wolverhampton, my home town in case you didn’t know, but there are also stores in Walsall, Birmingham, Lichfield and Solihull. Each store has the same vibe going for it, and although today I can only speak for the Wolverhampton store, judging from their Instagram page you’re getting great quality haircuts in every branch.
I was lucky enough to have Lauren do her magic on my hair; when I walked in I noticed she had since dyed her own hair to a beautiful pink hue since that last time that I saw her, I really liked it and thought she looked really cool and edgy with it, she told me it was a spur of the moment decision – one that paid off and got me excited to see how my own hair would look.
Since I’m going back to Lisbon in a week, I was wanting something beachy and cool, we had discussed doing an ombre at my consultation but I told her that I’d changed my mind to a balayage and wanted a beige tone putting in my hair, she showed me the colour samples and it was pretty easy and straightforward to choose a colour and she got to work straight away.
I’m generally really laid back when people do anything to me, whether it’s my hair, tattoos, piercing and even down to my waxing, so I was brief with what I wanted (a choppy fringe, choppier layers and a trim) whilst letting Lauren decide what she thought looked good, so the results are what Lauren thought was best and the end product is well, my favourite haircut that I’ve ever had.
The choppy fringe idea came from Qcknd, she got her fringe cut choppy at some point last year and I really liked the way it looked, I attempted it at the end of last year but didn’t really stick to it because it grew out, so I definitely wanted to go back to a choppy fringe, I knew this without a doubt. Lauren not only chopped it up to perfection, but she also thinned it out for me quite a lot, making my fringe look lighter and easier on the eyes.
My session began at 2:30pm and ended at around 6:30pm so a good four hours were put into my hair, and the results show how much effort and care were put into this new style and colour.
The whole team working in Bad Apple were so friendly, each team member made the effort to talk to me and they all made me feel very welcome, at the end of my session I was gifted a shampoo, conditioner and an oil which I will also definitely be using.
I’m so happy with the way that my hair turned out, as I said, it’s my favourite style and colour that I’ve ever had. I’ll be visiting Bad Apple again, as a customer next time.
To book an appointment at Bad Apple Hair call: 01902 213604