Red to Blonde in 5 sessions ✨

Hair, hair, hair. Let’s take care of it, but let’s also explore it. 

I’m going to tell you a story about a blonde who never thought she would be a blonde #thatgirlisme. Being a naturally pale person, like “nearly the colour of white paint” pale, I’ve always stuck with my darker colours. Dark brown, red, purple, black… my hair was just full of different colours. So of course one day I decided I wanted to try balayage.. of course right? 🤷🏼‍♀️ But that was it.. an ashy balayage only, nothing more. I told myself I would never go fully blonde because i wouldn’t suit it. 

Let’s just say the image on the left was me this time last year in 2016 (red), and the photo on the right is me right now..

@millissakeding @millisskeding_beauty

I’m going to show you this complete transformation in only 5 sessions! How this was achieved and of course who made this happen! 

It started in August 2016, when I decided I wanted to try balayage hair. Now at this point, I had pretty intense red hair, but it was also brown and purple toned in some areas. It was basically a hairdressers nightmare, to hear me want balayage hair with the hair I had. Not to mention it was UGGGGLLLYYY!

I felt like I was going to be shut down when I said what I was after, because when I got my hair dyed red (at a different hairdresser) they told me I would never be able to have balayage or lighter hair in general because it would be “too hard to remove the red”. So I was really hoping for the best.

The hairdressers I go to is Hair of Eden in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD Australia and without a doubt I wouldn’t go anywhere else in the world. So for any local Brissy gals or guys, get amongst it. Because your about to see just exactly what they can do!

Take one of hair transformation:

I was a nightmare, I rocked up in the late evening with red hair and basically wanted it to be light… Looking at it once Jamie was like “honey, nooo probably not gonna happen” We weren’t really sure what was going to happen to my hair or how it would take to the product but I just thought YOLO and away we went. Approximately 4-5 hours later at 10pm we were finished, we couldn’t get it any lighter than it went, even with the highest volt toner used in my hair twice! My hair went more of a copper colour, but Jamie and I actually loved it! It looked so unique and pretty! He even stayed late in the salon to get it perfect, which was sooo nice!

    Here is the very first before and after.

    Using some of the best high quality products, it kept my hair alive! I couldn’t actually believe it!


    I find a lot of people ask where a good hairdresser is that “Isn’t too expensive”. Prices are justified and you always get what you pay for! Sometimes you have to spend the money on good quality and a phenomenal end result!

    Take two of hair transformation:

    8 weeks later and I’m baaaack! So I took a sample of Olaplex home with me, that I would use as a hair treatment and when I’d wash my hair it would keep my hair light, and not go brassy but also made it feel incredible!

    So my goal for this next time, was to get rid of the orangey tones and have it more ashy. 


    And once again Jamie delivered! Slowly but surely that red was coming out! However, was being bloody stubborn. But what a transformation, it didn’t take long! From this point I was able to buy blonde shampoo/conditioner to tone my hair, and it doesn’t sound like much, but that was pretty exciting ☺️ 

    I’ve been using the Fudge Shampoo and Conditioner! I’ve heard a lot of mixed reviews on Fudge as many people say it’s quite drying. And although I do tend to agree it isn’t the most hydrating product I use hair masks and oils to add that moisture back into my hair! So it would be totally up to you. The hair mask I have recently started trying is the Oh Hello Hair mask, and it feels sooo good in your hair once you’ve washed it out. 



    Take three of hair transformation:


    And I’m ashy! I was totally in love with this colour because the red was gone! and I was at the colour that I had imagined it was going to be like the first time I had walked in (Now you probably think I was a complete idiot 😂) 

    This took three sessions to get to this point, so not many at all, considering the circumstances we started with. Unfortunately I don’t have a before picture for this photo but just imagine that it needed to be done and we can go from there. 

    Take four of hair transformation:


    At this point, we went light in the roots! Just to test it out, and I did really like it. It was something different once again. I’m all about dat change.. if you haven’t gotten the memo yet 🤔However, I did notice when I wasn’t wearing makeup I felt like being light all over washed me out a little as I am so pale, but once my regrowth started coming through (which didn’t take long at all) it wasn’t a problem!

    I always felt the need to go out and flaunt the new do, every time I got it done.. just so I made use of Jamie’s styling efforts! Who gets their hair coloured and styled and then just sits at home, right? So this time I matched the outfit, a nude skirt with my nude-ish hair 😏

    Take five of hair transformation:



    Stage 5, we are finally here! And what? I’m blonde 🙈

    From the very beginning I always said I wouldn’t be fully blonde because I honestly didn’t think I would suit it. But throughout every treatment and my hair starting to get lighter, I began to fall in love with the idea of being blonde.

    This treatment was different as they changed a few of the products they use, one of them being olaplex. They have recently reverted to Pravana – new toners with incredible shine and a stand out for me: Brazilian Bond Build 3 (B3), which is an “instant reconstructor” by restoring and protecting colour treated hair. For my hair to be quite dry naturally, this has really provided intense moisture and protected against breakage. A must-have that I now don’t think I can live without.

    I’ve never been so happy about my hair before until I met Hair of Eden. Who knows what’s coming next, but for now this is the goal hair colour I wanted to be! and Hair of Eden made that happen for me. 

    Don’t look for something cheap, look for results! 


    I hope you have found this transformation as amazing as I have! And ofcourse if you are from Brisbane or around that area, please go see Clara and Jamie at Hair of Eden! They look after you, always ✨❤️ 

    Instagram: @hair_of_eden

    See you in my next blog xx


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