Plaits to Undercuts – My Best Hair

by Fluffleberry on September 4, 2012

A couple of years ago I had long black and white hair. It was the brainchild of my hair stylist and good friend Giulia, at Nyumba in Mayfair. This is a look she created for my 30th birthday. I have been going to her for years and she is by far and away the best colourist and stylist in London, and believe me I have tried and tested a fair few!

Giulia created this look for a night on the town. She really takes the time to get to know her clients and therefore understands my aesthetic perfectly. She is a true artist.

Some of my worst hair moments occurred when Giulia was on maternity leave. I searched high and low for someone to look after my locks as she had, but no one came close. In the end I decided to go for the chop. My sister has always favoured short hair and looks  amazing, her hairdresser Lance created this pixie cut/undercut for me.

When my hair started to grow out a little I bleached it at Bleach, Topshop. I really enjoyed this look as I have always loved a slightly grungy edge and there is something so cool about bleached hair, not to mention the new texture it provides. My hair looked slightly matted and much thicker and had that nonchalant, post coital feel about it. Not to mention the fact it gave me the perfect canvas for trying all the colours of the rainbow. Next time I plan to dip dye it like a sunset!

Since having my baby I’ve let my hair grow (including my undercut) and have avoided dye. It’s strange to see my natural colour coming through as I’ve been dying my hair weird and wonderful colours for years. I’m never one for looking “normal” but I’m enjoying a more natural approach to my hair (and my life). It feels right. I’d forgotten how many hues there are in natural hair, it looks different every time it catches the light, so I’ve decided to keep growing it and enjoying the real me. After all who knows when I will go grey? I’m keeping the peroxide at the ends though. Well, I’ll need it for my sunset plan won’t I!?!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Emma March 1, 2013 at 1:37 am

Sorry but your hairstulist Giulia should go for training how to do fashion style. Your hair looks terrible, sorry. This cheap black- white colour. What is this?? Is she russian or what??? Emma


Fluffleberry March 12, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Hi there, thanks for your comment. My black and white hair was not supposed to be subtle. It was more of a dramatic homage to Daphne Guinness who is one of my fashion muses. You can check her out on my post “Bing Bing and Other Muses” at


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