Going from brown to blonde is a bold move, and a full bleach-out is not for the faint of heart. Though I’ve always been loyal to my dark locks, I’ve watched a lot of friends make the switch, and in my experience you either love it or hate it–there is no in between. So when I met up with Vogue Italia contributor Stefania Pia at Miu Miu just after her bleach-out I had to hear all about.

“I have been wanting to do this forever! I really like it and it was always a dream of mine to be a blonde. I finally decided to do it at the Anthony Leonard salon uptown. I had the opportunity to meet  both Anthony and Leonard; one does the cut and one does the color. Anthony is the best for going blonde–he did Michelle Williams’ hair for My Week with Marilyn–I love the way it turned out.”

Nails by Wah-Nails

-As told to The Formula /Photos by Aimee Blaut in New York