I didn’t get many great pictures, but when I think of hair in London, I think of softly diffused/almost faded colors that were still somehow very vibrant. It almost had the feel that hair had light projected or reflected onto it, rather than being that color. It was very cool, and had a very soft and intentional effect without seeming overly contrived. London, like here, though, is in the midst of a return-of-the-grunge phase, so it was at times difficult to tell who was fashionable and who had just rolled out of bed. Not that that isn’t one of my favorite styles 😉 The most striking thing to me, which I sadly didn’t get any pictures of, was the variations in reds there. I believe you could trace this partly back to the fact that London has a higher rate of natural red heads and strawberry blondes. Peeking through the color cabinet, there are a lot more shades in the red and warm brown families, but also red shades that are a bit more ashed out. In the US I feel like most of the clients that go red go REEEED, but in London there were a loft of softened reds, some of which were quite natural, others that seemed matted down, but in a very cool and interesting way, and still quite vibrant. In Camden, where I was staying, there were a lot of pinks, purples, blues, etc.
Dublin, unsurprisingly, felt a lot more raw, but also rough in places. The city was much more outgoing and friendly. Their alternative crowd felt much more authentically DIY between their dress and their overall style. Some cool hair, some of which may have been bathroom haircuts, but I’m not one to judge. We enjoyed catching some street music (picture below) and even had some Irish punk teenagers offer us some beer out of their back packs.