New Hair, New Me — I went Platinum!

I went Platinum Blonde!

Hey everyone! If you’ve been following my blog since the start you might remember that I’m not a redhead naturally, I’m a blonde! This was shocking to a lot of my followers on instagram, I was a little surprised when people were messaging me “wait you’re naturally blonde?” following my stories updates at the salon!

Yes — I’m a blonde!

When I was a kid I had platinum-white blonde hair but as I got older it darkened into a golden/dirty blonde. I was pretty sure that I would love going platinum and I was right! I’m so obsessed! My stylist told me that this will be low maintenance too, aside from a bit of purple shampoo once a week. She left my roots their natural colour so as it grows out it will look nice & natural. Now I can wait a year before re-dying!

This is what my hair has looked like for the past year. As it grew out I was starting to really hate the blonde roots with the red. It was a huge hassle to continually cover up the roots.  You can see in this last picture that my roots were coming in super blonde and that the red had faded out quite a bit from the first pic.

This is why it’s surprising to me that most people didn’t know I’m a blonde, the roots are super obvious when you know they’re there!

Now let’s show you my new, lush platinum blonde!

Icy Platinum Blonde - Sydney Grace Co Lemon Cream Shadow

I can’t get over how long my hair looks now! I don’t really know why it looks longer now that it’s blonde, she even trimmed off an inch of split ends and yet it looks four inches longer to me now. Maybe it’s the curls!

My stylist added a touch of lavender for a bit of dimension, it adds some icyness to the look. If you’re ever in Edmonton I highly recommend seeing Alex at QHairYEG. She’s a magician with hair and is the sweetest lady ever!

Platinum Blonde Hair Always Cleia


I feel like a porcelain doll! I was worried that the lightening process would fry my hair. I noticed that it’s holding styles better so there was probably a little bit of damage, but it still looks sleek and soft on camera. Now I need to learn to curl my hair properly!

Have you ever gone platinum blonde?

Thanks for reading! Let me know what your favourite haircare products are for maintaining an icy blonde hairstyle. I can use all the help I can get! Have a wonderful week and let’s talk soon! x



  1. beautybyraji
    July 14, 2019 / 8:29 pm

    You look amazing and I love the blonde on you x

  2. June 20, 2019 / 3:57 pm

    You truly pulled off red so well, I thought it was your natural haircolor, too! But now, seeing you in this blonde– I can see how it’s meant to be. 🙂 I LOVE how it looks on you & the bangs are cute, too!!!

    • June 20, 2019 / 4:45 pm

      Thank you! Everyone I work with also forgot that I was blonde naturally when I started here, it’s funny how that happens lol
      I love bangs, I need to get them trimmed again. They grow so fast! Thanks for reading!

      • June 21, 2019 / 7:51 pm

        You seriously looked like a natural redhead! That’s crazy even your colleagues forgot!

        I don’t think I’ve had bangs like that since I was a kiddo, they’re so cute!!

        • June 22, 2019 / 10:09 pm

          Right!? People still stop me to introduce themselves at work, they think I’m a new employee from behind now 😂

          Haha thank you!

          • June 23, 2019 / 10:35 pm

            LOL that’s so funny!!

  3. June 11, 2019 / 2:00 pm

    I’m so obsessed with the color! I think it looks so so so beautiful! You know I knew you were naturally some shade of blonde, but I never pictured you with such light hair! I absolutely love it so much! You know what’s funny, I totally agree with you. i think your hair looks longer with the blonde? I don’t know what it is, and it’s even funnier knowing that you said you cute some hair off? Nonetheless, I think you look great! I can’t wait to see how it grows out with time xx

    Melina |

    • June 11, 2019 / 9:36 pm

      Thanks Melina! I love it so much! My hair definitely isn’t this light naturally. I’ve wanted to go platinum for years 😊

      Isn’t that strange!? I don’t know why it never looked this long when it was red, and even with curls it looks longer. Shouldn’t curls make it shorter? What an optical illusion 😂
      Thank you for reading!

  4. June 7, 2019 / 1:31 pm

    OMG CLEIA GIRL! 💓I mean you always look beautiful, but this new hair style/color is gorgeous!!! SLAY! 💛It suits you so well and I love the bangs as well. It’s giving me Hilary Duff and definite Daenerys vibes (both iconic)! x

    • June 7, 2019 / 2:47 pm

      awww thanks Nunzia! I’ve had so many people say that I look like Daenerys now, and I LOVE her so I’m ok with that! I can kind of see the hillary duff too with my bangs, it’s like the style she had on her Fly album!

  5. June 5, 2019 / 8:16 pm

    Oh my goodness, it’s just so so stunning!! Absolutely gorgeous and an amazing choice! I didn’t know you weren’t a natural redhead before this either, lol, I guess I just never noticed the roots! And people get balayage all the time these days so I just noticed the red, haha. Both colors are gorgeous on you though!
    My hair was also platinum as a kid, and then when I was around 10, it darkened so much to what is is now…like a really dark blonde/light brown! I wish I could get it lightened to more golden/ashy, maybe someday!
    Also, you’re so right — your hair looks a lot longer now! I don’t know why, but the length is a lot more noticeable. It’s really so stunning. Love the lavender too!!

    • June 7, 2019 / 2:26 pm

      Thank you Courtney! No one did! I was so self conscious about my roots and I guess I didn’t need to be because no one noticed haha

      I wish I was still this light of a blond naturally! I think it’s pretty common for blonde to get darker. You could try a purple shampoo, it might lighten your hair up a little bit without actually dyeing it!
      It’s so weird that it seems longer now, especially since she trimmed it! Must be an optical illusion lol. Thanks for reading!

      • June 7, 2019 / 2:38 pm

        Haha isn’t that how it always is? We are our worst critics, so we always notice things and think they are obvious when other people don’t even see them. It’s something we all do!

        Oh that’s a good idea about trying a purple shampoo on my natural hair, thanks! I will have to give that a shot. I’ve used Sun-In before but that makes my hair so brassy. My dental hygienist even casually told me “us redheads need to stick together” lol.

        • June 11, 2019 / 8:41 pm

          Yes definitely! We should all be kinder to ourselves 💜

          Haha oh no! Yeah I’m finding that anything that isn’t purple shampoo makes my hair yellow which is unfortunate. Try out the purple shampoo method!

  6. June 5, 2019 / 2:40 pm

    You’re gorgeous as a redhead or a blonde!! You look great!!

    • June 7, 2019 / 2:18 pm

      Thanks Jess! I love both!

  7. June 5, 2019 / 9:20 am

    To be completely honest, I didn’t know you were a natural blonde either and if I didn’t notice your roots, it was probably because I wasn’t paying attention to your hair. Lol. I feel like usually the things we worry so much about are the things people notice the least. 😊
    I looooove this new look, blonde totally suits you! It looks perfect! I’m still browsing pinterest for a color 🤣
    Anyway your hair looks amazing!! Its a great change for summer. 😁

    • June 7, 2019 / 2:17 pm

      I guess I didn’t need to be so worried about my roots showing haha!
      Thank you! I love it so much, it’s less maintenance for me now too since I don’t need to dye it anymore.
      I can’t wait to see what you decide on for your hair! Summer is the perfect time to change up your look x

      • June 10, 2019 / 1:32 am

        Not at all! 😀
        You’re welcome. I would probably need to dye mine again but I really just want to experiment LOL

  8. June 5, 2019 / 8:42 am

    Love the cool blonde, it’s giving me serious Daenerys Targaryen vibes!
    I totally agree that your hair looks longer now, it’s so weird haha!

    • June 7, 2019 / 2:15 pm

      I didn’t even think about it until now but now that both you and Joy have said that all I can see is Daenerys! It’s so weird that it seems longer now, she even trimmed it a bit lol
      Thanks for reading! x

  9. June 4, 2019 / 9:33 pm

    I absolutely love this colour on you!! Such a bombshell! 😍

    • June 7, 2019 / 2:13 pm

      Thank you! I love it too, I wish I had done this sooner x

  10. Geraldine
    June 4, 2019 / 7:00 pm

    You look absolutely FAB with platinum blonde, Cleia!! You look so stunning! I can’t believe you’re not a natural redhead haha, it looks so good on you too and I thought it matched your eyebrows so well. I can totally see the lavender in it and I loooove it. Too bad I don’t live in Alberta, otherwise I may have gone to see the same hair stylist you went to see! Thanks for sharing girly! <3

    Geraldine |

    • June 7, 2019 / 2:12 pm

      Thank you! I didn’t realize how many people thought red was my natural color until I posted! My mom was a redhead so I guess my complexion suits red as well. I love the lavender too, my stylist is seriously magic! Thanks for reading! x

  11. June 4, 2019 / 12:17 pm

    Oh my lord actual hair goals!! This is gorgeous and suits you so much!! 😍

    • June 7, 2019 / 2:10 pm

      Thanks Hollie! 🙂 I love it so much, I’m happy to be blonde again!

  12. Khanak
    June 4, 2019 / 12:00 pm

    Oh, wow! It’s a pretty drastic change, but damn, you look good!

    Khanak x

    • June 7, 2019 / 2:10 pm

      Thank you so much! I have to learn to curl my hair on my own now haha

  13. June 4, 2019 / 7:30 am

    Love this on you!! ❤️❤️ It’s so exciting when you change up your look, isn’t it? I love that hair is so easily changeable 😊.

    • June 7, 2019 / 2:09 pm

      Thank you! It’s so fun to change once in a while. It’s been 2-3 years since I last changed up my hair so it was well overdue. And it’s great because it’s just hair, if I don’t like it I can change it back easily. Thanks for reading!

      • June 8, 2019 / 3:11 pm

        True! Hair is the easiest thing to change up, so why not play with it?

  14. June 4, 2019 / 6:13 am

    Love your new hair color, it looks amazing!
    ♥ Mae

  15. June 4, 2019 / 1:09 am

    I love the new colour on you! How long do you think you’ll be blonde for?

    • June 4, 2019 / 2:30 am

      Thanks Chanelle! I have no time frame in mind, I’m planning on keeping it for a long time 😊

      • June 4, 2019 / 2:55 am

        Fair enough! How long did you have red hair for?

  16. June 3, 2019 / 1:49 pm

    Just when I thought you couldn’t get prettier!! I love this hair on you. I’ve always wanted to go platinum blonde for a while, but being a natural brunette it seems impossible 😅

    • June 3, 2019 / 11:08 pm

      Aww thank you so much 💜 It’s definitely a tough change to achieve, and it could take a lot to maintain with darker roots. But if you want to try it then go for it!

  17. June 3, 2019 / 9:00 am

    yesss khaleesie!! it suits you a lot, I love it!!

    • June 3, 2019 / 11:03 pm

      Omg I didn’t even think about it matching Danaerys! Yassss! Thanks joy 😁

  18. Ellie Biney
    June 3, 2019 / 8:49 am

    The blonde really suits you. It looks great against your skin tone. I went blonde when I was 19, even though I liked it, I went back to being a dark brunette after about a year and definitely feel like that suits me much better. Anyway, to the hopefully useful bit, I used the Provoke brightening shampoo. If you do use it be careful because it can leave your hands looking a bit lilac 🙄. X

    • June 3, 2019 / 11:02 pm

      Thank you, hair is fun to change once in a while! I actually bought that shampoo today! Thank you for the tip about it staining your hands, I’ll need gloves or something. Have a wonderful week! x

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