My London Stylist – The Perfect Balayage

Finding a good hair stylist is like finding a husband – you need to trust them with your life, they have to be available when you need them most, and they have to put up with your moods. I had amazing hair stylists back in Sydney and when I moved to London, I had to find someone to look after my hair.

Like dating men, I had to try a few different stylists in London before finding the right one. I tried some freelancers, a few salons, but I wasn’t happy – and a good or bad hair day can make or break my mood, so it’s important! Hahaha.

So I’d been stalking Max Borges’s Instagram page since I first arrived in London. I’d seen his work with blonde hair and I decided that we would make a great fit!

I’m not sure if you’re familiar with Asian hair, but it’s not easy being Asian and going anywhere near blonde. Find the wrong stylist, and you end up in the middle of an orange hair Asian tragedy!

I currently have some tape extensions in, but my hair is growing well now – so hopefully I won’t need them for too much longer. But tape hair is not all that popular in London, so I wanted to see someone who was familiar with tape (rather than clip in extensions) and would look after my hair – and Max did just that! He even did a patch test before we started the whole process just to see how far he can take my hair without it being damaged. (Guys!! you do not want your hair to fall out!!) He used bond angel on my hair to allow the bleach to work without damaging it. Finishing up the process, he does a deep treatment while I get my make up done by Jessica (her Instagram page is here.)

Max is giving my UK readers £50 off colour and highlights and £20 off any other services! Just mention MISSGUNNER when you book! His phone number is 020 8964 1000 – 601 Harrow Road W10 4RA, just north of Notting Hill (Tuesday to Saturday 9am-7pm).

Thanks Max for looking after my hair!! Find details of my outfit below!

1. Mango Leather Jacket

2. Mango Leather Skirt

3. Rag&Bone Tee

4. Dune London Ankle Boots

Max Hair Salon London


Max Hair Salon London

Max Hair Salon London

Max Hair Salon London

Max Hair Salon London

Max Hair Salon London



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  1. La Bijoux Bella | by mia on December 26, 2017 at 2:31 am

    Bonjour Beautiful! Just the parfait look for a Christmas day’s out . ❤️??
    Merry Christmas Mademoiselle Ashley.

    ❄️???LA BIJOUX BELLA ❄️??? | by mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  2. didieryhc on December 26, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Your hair is looking stunning! Your colourist definitely did a fantastic job with the balayage!


  3. hogirene on December 26, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Such beautiful balayage! And yes it’s sooo important to find a stylist that you love. Hair is too important!! | Hint of Grey

  4. Cindy Elena on December 27, 2017 at 5:18 am

    “Finding a great hairstylist is like finding a husband” — I felt THAT, babe. so true! Your balayage came out so so gorgeous!!

    xo | Cindy Elena

  5. S on December 27, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Your hair looks fabulous! Your stylist did an amazing job, love the color!!! Having the perfect hair stylist is goals!!
    Grey Canvas

  6. Maryam on December 27, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    You r hair is seriously so gorgeous! Love your outfit too girl.

    xx, Maryam

  7. Lisa Autumn on December 28, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Your hair is seriously such goals hun!

    xx Lisa |

  8. Faye on December 28, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Oh my Ash! Hair and makeup on point! Looking amazing! Faye xo

  9. Real Girl Talks on December 29, 2017 at 5:29 am

    I am in total awe with how amazing your hair looks Ashley! And have to mention I totally dig the leather on leather outfit, looks so edgy! 🙂
    Happy holidays!

  10. Camille on December 29, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    The perfect balayage, I have total hair envy! You look amazing and I love your style 🙂

    Camille xo

  11. notjessfashion1 on December 29, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    “Finding a great hairstylist is like finding a husband” – I couldn’t agree more! ha! Indeed, you want someone you can trust with your hair.

    Jessica |

  12. Jessi Malay on December 30, 2017 at 6:56 am

    Your hair looks amazing babe!! Loooove the honey highlights and curls..suits you so well!! Finding a hairstylist is definitely a difficult I’m glad you found your “husband” hahah <3

    XO, Jessi

  13. Dasynka on December 31, 2017 at 7:09 am

    Wow now your hair is amazing! a good hairdresser is really like an husband! Amazing blondie!
    Wish you an amazing New Year!
    xx Dasynka

  14. jenellewitty on December 31, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Ash your hair always looks awesome! I completely forget that you wear extensions, you would never know it. Finding a hair dresser is so not easy. I am still not sure about one in Perth. I am not at all enjoying the last hair cut I got a few weeks ago, hopefully it grows out soon!
    Love this mini skirt look by the way!
    xx Jenelle

  15. Mile High Dreamers on January 1, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    He did SUCH a beautiful job! I know exactly what you mean about the Asian hair haha. I’ve had some SERIOUSLY brassy faded hair in the past. I’ve been going to the same stylist now for almost 10 years and I tell her that she is NEVER allowed to move away haha. I don’t know what I’d do without her!
    Your stylist is a master. You’ve definitely found the one. You look fantastic!

    Susie |

  16. izabielaa on January 2, 2018 at 6:11 am

    So beautiful hirestyle!

    Wish you all the best in 2018!

    Best Regards –

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