When brides search for “one thing blue” to put on for his or her marriage ceremony, they’ve numerous choices. Some put on blue footwear, others go for a blue manicure or pedicure; a bit of jewellery with a blue gem is well-liked choice, as is a blue ribbon tied across the bridal bouquet. However one bride in Canada got here near not having a say in her one thing blue when the pen she was utilizing to maintain her hair off her neck exploded simply days earlier than the festivities, leaking blue ink all around the again of her platinum-blonde hair.

Colorist Kelly O’Leary-Woodford posted a photograph to Instagram earlier this week exhibiting her consumer, Daphne Martin, with darkish blue ink saturating a big patch of her practically white hair. “One week earlier than my purchasers marriage ceremony, her pen that was in her ponytail burst. What quantity is that this in your “worst ever” scale?! 😧😧😧” the caption reads. And though O’Leary-Woodford repeatedly offers her purchasers blue hair on function, she stated within the caption that this accident “was the craziest factor I’ve ever seen.”

“I used to be working at Costco on the time, and I had put a pen into my messy ponytail,” Martin tells Attract. “A coworker approached me and advised me what had occurred, and I used to be in full shock.” As a substitute of speeding over to O’Leary-Woodford’s salon to attempt to repair her hair mishap, nevertheless, Martin rushed dwelling and tried to do it herself. (O’Leary-Woodford does not advocate doing that, however Martin had truly gone to high school to grow to be a hairstylist and felt assured taking issues into her personal arms.)

“Let’s simply say there was a sequence of ponytails and kitchen sink hair-washing,” says Martin, whose fiancé was put to work as her assistant on this color-correction challenge. “I washed the world, blew it out, after which utilized bleach. Surprisingly sufficient, 5 minutes of bleach obtained that out of my extraordinarily gentle hair. My hair was again to regular that day — even an hour later, thank goodness.”

On one hand, it is superb that each one traces of such a darkish blue ink have been fully erased from such gentle hair so rapidly. However however, plantinum is arguably the very best hair coloration this might occur to, for the reason that repair often is the easiest. “If she’d had brown hair, lightener might lighten the [hair] coloration, so it might be slightly trickier,” O’Leary-Woodford tells Attract. “I might attempt to lighten it, then must re-color the spot to mix it again in.” Good recommendation for non-blondes who would possibly put a leaky pen of their hair.

Merely Stylish Pictures/Daphne Martin

Fortunately, Martin’s hair was again in excellent platinum situation for her marriage ceremony, and he or she hasn’t put a pen in her hair since. “Kelly has by no means let me stay it down,” she says. “I’ve realized my lesson: No extra pens as hair equipment.”

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