How To: Go From Blonde to Brown Hair

Don’t panic – I haven’t decided to ditch my blonde locks (several people on YouTube have told me there will be serious consequences if I ever decide to dye/cut my hair!!) but my gorgeous sister Steph has! Unlike me, she is absolutely able to pull off both lighter and darker hair, and when she decided to make the big change from blonde to brown hair, I couldn’t resist asking her a few questions along the way!

This isn’t going to be a specific review of a product, but just so you know, Steph used the John Frieda Precision Foam Colour in 5G – Medium Golden Brown.

So, let’s get started with the process!


How To Go From Blonde to Brown Hair

How long have you been blonde, Steph?

Oh God…on and off for ages! How long has it been? At least 6 years.

Why do you want the change?

I get bored of my appearance quite easily, and like the excitement of looking different. I also feel like the blonde hair makes me look really young, and I want to feel and look more my age, 18.

Are you nervous?

A little bit, but more excited! I know it is a big change, and that I’ll look completely different. People think that if you change your hair colour, you’ll act differently – but it’s just a colour! You change it back if you don’t like it, so I’m more excited than nervous.



How To Go From Blonde to Brown Hair

How do you feel?

Grand! I feel fresh and shiny – and so does my hair!

Are you relieved?

I’m relieved that it’s come out really well – it’s always a tense time! I’ve dyed my hair myself Β before but never using the foam formula, so I’m glad that it worked out well.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to make the change from blonde to brown hair?

Bite the bullet – it’s a really good feeling! And, at the end of the day – it’s only hair.

But gorgeous hair at that, Steph!

Are you planning a big hair change? Let me know in the comments! Thanks to Steph for letting me document her hair transformation.

Stay Creative,

Chyaz xox



  1. Natalie -
    August 20, 2011 / 10:48 am

    I think she look more her age now! It’s really nice πŸ™‚

    • August 20, 2011 / 11:37 am

      Thank you on her behalf! I’ll tell her πŸ™‚ x

  2. SickandTwisted87
    August 20, 2011 / 10:56 am

    Great Blog, tell Steph it really suit her. Her hair looks so rich and and vibrant. I’ve recently changed my hair in a big way and I love it. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • August 20, 2011 / 11:37 am

      Thank you! I will do πŸ™‚ x

  3. Amber
    August 20, 2011 / 11:04 am

    Wow, your sister is beautiful, your family has some fantastic genes! The brown definitely makes her look her age, it looks healthy and shiny, I hope she’s pleased with it.

    My biggest hair change was brown to blonde, and from there to blue. I love it πŸ˜€

    • August 20, 2011 / 11:37 am

      Aww thank you very much! That sounds awesome about your blue hair πŸ˜€ x

  4. Jassii. :D
    August 20, 2011 / 11:17 am

    wow, she looks really pretty with that brown hair. πŸ™‚
    I always want to dye my hair…
    But I kinda like my natural haircolour, and I’m scared, that I won’t get it back…

    • August 20, 2011 / 11:38 am

      Aww, you could always try a non-permanent colour first? πŸ™‚ xx

  5. Karen
    August 20, 2011 / 11:50 am

    Your sister is very pretty as a blonde but stunning as a brunette. Super jealous she can pull off both shades and I agree the brunette makes her look young but not as young as the blonde seems to do, I don’t know why that is. Enjoy your new hair Steph and thanks for showing us Chyaz.

    • August 20, 2011 / 12:29 pm

      Thank you, I will tell her that πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ x

  6. inumineq
    August 20, 2011 / 1:13 pm

    I’ve been dying my hair black for about 2 years now, but I’m planning on getting my natural hair colour (blonde) back! It’s gonna take a long time… πŸ˜€

    • August 20, 2011 / 2:40 pm

      Ooh yeah, a friend of mine did that but it did work for her, getting it back to blonde πŸ™‚ x

  7. August 20, 2011 / 3:24 pm

    I’ve had very short white hair, and then blue and then long orange, then pink then short and red …. I think I’ve been through every color ! Even green ! But at the moment it’s quiet long and red (well, more orange) and I have a short shaved side on the rigth that’s just bleached at the moment … and if I want a change I only change my short side color ^^ hehe. I’ve been hairdresser before so I love to play with my hair =)

  8. Shannon
    August 20, 2011 / 4:48 pm

    she looks better as a brunette a few months ago i dyed the underpart of my hair red! i loved it! but i’m not doing it again

  9. August 21, 2011 / 12:01 am

    Looks really pretty on her! πŸ˜€

  10. Audrey
    August 21, 2011 / 8:01 am

    Wow! She’s gorgeous and so is her hair! πŸ™‚ I recently changed the ends of my hair from brown to blond and then from blond to pink and orange πŸ™‚

  11. August 21, 2011 / 12:18 pm

    Wow, she is so stunning. I personally prefer the browner hair, it looks more grown up! Simply stunning.

  12. Mar
    August 22, 2011 / 7:00 pm

    I’ve gone from your kind of blonde to red πŸ™‚
    i love it!

  13. CiaraD
    August 23, 2011 / 11:15 pm

    OMG! She looks stunning with dark hair!!


  14. Olivia Johnson
    August 28, 2011 / 10:11 pm

    The brown makes here eyes really pop and gives her a warmer skin tone, it looks really lovely πŸ™‚

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