Colour Inspiration 101

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When I came up with idea of doing this post the title “Colour Inspiration 101” seemed like the perfect title but when I started getting all these photos of beautiful (and I mean BEAUTIFUL) hair colour the title almost became “Colour Envy”. The kiwaru was strong like never before… but I survived!

I have been toying with the idea of dying the ends of my hair purple for at least the last 5 years. “Vera, are you serious? In the last 5 years, being a controversial and politically-incorrect blogger became a full-fledged profession and you can’t dye your hair a purple ombre?” πŸ˜’Β … Uuurm, well… yes. Pretty much.Β πŸ˜”

But hey, enough about me! If you’re looking to dye your hair for the first time, just want a change from the colour you currently have or just want to get some hair extensions with some colour then this post is for you. Yes, Pinterest is πŸ”₯Β when it comes to getting lost on the internet for hoursΒ but how many times have you thought to yourself can I actually get this done properly in Kenya?

That’s why all the photos here are of Kenyan women with absolutely gorgeous hair colours on and at very least, work done by our very own extremely talented Kenyan hairstylists- who I’ll admit we have very little faith in at times.

So, go ahead, feast your eyes (AKA Kula Kwa Macho) and if you can remember to, in between all the envy you’re about to experience, indulge me and leave me a comment telling me what hair colour you’d like to get done on your hair? I’m legitimately excited to hear all the colours you guys want to try

  1. Platinum Blonde and Whites
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Curly Platinum Blonde|Source: The hairdresser 254 on Facebook

 
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Platinum Blonde Side Cut |Source: The hairdresser 254 on Facebook

 
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Sleeked back, short, platinum blonde/white |Source: @kelly_the_naturalistΒ on Instagram

 
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Short and Sweet: White Tapered Cut| Source: The hairdresser 254 on Facebook

 
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Full and Glorious: Platinum Blonde BAA |Source: The hairdresser 254 on Facebook

2. Blues
Ombre Blue Braids

Tell me you can’t see your next vacay just looking at these Ombre Blue Braids sway? |Source: Kash Kaaria

3. Reds and Pinks:
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Spiral curls on a vivid pink-red TWA |Source: The hairdresser 254 on Facebook

 
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Gorge Side Pineapple with Ombre Red Tips |Source: The hairdresser 254 on Facebook

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This Red-Purple coloured TWA is giving all kinds of life| Source: Whitney Micheni on Facebook

4. Burgundy and Purples
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Fun under the sun with Beautiful Purple Locs| Source: The hairdresser 254 on Facebook

 
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Plum purple highlights on side fringe| Source: @wavinyamusyoka on Instagram

 
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Bright Purple TWA| Source: The hairdresser 254 on Facebook

 

5. Greys:

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Subtle Grey with Side cut| Source: The hairdresser 254 on Facebook

 

Grey Long Wavy Braids |Source: @missnellyrecapp on Instagram

6. Yellow-ish/Gold Blondes:
Afro Blow Out on Ombre blonde hair| Source: @valerianzita on Instagram

Afro Blow Out on Ombre blonde hair| Source: @valerianzita on Instagram

 
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Full on Goldish Blonde with side swept bangs | Source: The hairdresser 254 on Facebook

 
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Trendy Yellow Blonde Bob| Source: The hairdresser 254 on Facebook

7.Β Copper, Dark Browns and Auburns:
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Straw set on Copper Brown |Source: The hairdresser 254 on Facebook

 
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Yet another straw set on Copper hair with Gold undertones| Source: The hairdresser 254 on Facebook

 
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Auburn highlights serving you the hair swish| Source: @wavinyamusyoka on Instagram

8.Β Mix it up…. cause who said you can only do one colour?
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Blorange! Yes, that’s a thing… Blonde and Orange| Source: The hairdresser 254 on Facebook

 
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Purp and Yellow for the playful at heart| Source: The hairdresser 254 on Facebook

 
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Some Orange here, Black at the roots and Red makes this an awesome site to behold| Source: The hairdresser 254 on Facebook

 
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This 3-shade do reminds me of candy rain!| Source: The hairdresser 254 on Facebook

Huge thanks to all the people who contributed to this post. Y’all areΒ πŸ”₯Β (Or in the words of our famous Tanzanian Kaka Brazza and translator “Watupa Baridi Sana! Na Choma bado ni Nyama! Na mlale bila viatu” πŸ™‚ )

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