Bad Apple Hair - Blonde Hair transformation

Bad Apple Hair - Award winning hair salon in the West Midlands

It hand been almost six months since the last time I had my hair coloured and cut for the festive period. So, I was chuffed when Bad Apple Hair Salon got in touch and offered me a full hair transformation just in time for summer. My hair was dull, the previous blonde colour had faded and I had far too many split ends.

The lovely Ciara from the Walsall salon was my hair colourist and stylist for the day. I came prepared with a few Pinterest hair photos and we discussed the look I was going for. I wanted to go a lighter blonde, slightly balayage but with the colour close to my roots yet in a way that it would be low maintenance and I wouldn’t have to keep having my roots bleached as my hair is very fine so I didn’t want to go fully root to tip. Because I’m trying to grow my hair long again I didn’t want much off the length either, so I just had a snip off my ends and my layers put back in.

Ciara then began working her magic and colouring my hair in sections. Below the crown she applied colour to my hair in the balayage way by painting it on freehand to achieve the desired look and then on the top sections she used the under and over technique to create highlights close to the roots but with a slight gap.

After an hour or so once the bleach had taken it was then time to head to the basin, remove the foils and have a toner applied for fifteen minutes. To wash away the residue they used Catwalk Headshot Reconstructive Shampoo for chemically treated hair. This smelt lovely and helps prevent heat damage. The Catwalk Oatmeal & Honey Intense Nourishing Mask was then used to make my hair soft and manageable.

To prepare my hair for blow drying Ciara spritzed my hair with TIGI S-Factor Papaya Leave-In Moisture Spray to help detangle, strengthen and fight frizz all in one. TIGI Bed Head Motor Mouth Mega Volumizer with Gloss was then applied by blow drying my hair in sections, this gave my hair more volume and added shine – it also makes hair glow under UV light. Once my hair was dry she applied TIGI Bed Head Dumb Blonde Smoothing Stuff serum to help control frizz and enhance shine. To finish off Ciara then sprayed my roots with TIGI Bed Head Oh Bee Hive Matte Dry Shampoo to add texture and volume.

As you can see Ciara and the team at Bad Apple Hair Walsall have completely transformed my hair. It feels great being almost fully blonde again especially in time for summer, I am so happy with it and as you can see from the before and after photos it’s a huge improvement they certainly worked their magic, I’m so pleased with it!


To keep my hair colour blonder for longer I am going to continue using the Catwalk shampoo and conditioner to protect the colour and once a week use my all-time favourite shampoo ever - purple shampoo (see before & after review here) to enhance the blonde and keep it glistening with silver tones.

Bad Apple Hair are West Midlands based, you can find their salons in Walsall, Wolverhampon, Birmingham and Solihull.

A big thank you to the team at Bad Apple Hair Walsall and for the unexpected bag of hair goodies!


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Disclaimer: Complimentary hair cut, colour and style. Photos taken by Ciara. Words are all my own.