Written By Alice Ng - The Beauty Poet (5 Posts)

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(credits: https://www.facebook.com/TheSceneRafflesCity)

Happy Lunar New Year! Hope everyone has been enjoying their long holiday spending time with family, friends and loved ones, especially for “kids-at-heart” like myself; receiving plentiful ang-baos (red packets) from my parents and married relatives.

This year, I celebrated lunar new year with full force – did my nails, stocked up on my cosmetic products, and most importantly, had my hair done! Many girls’ priorities for the new year would be having new clothes ready for CNY #OOTD, but work has been really hectic and I could only choose one – and my hair it is!

Truth to be told, to do my hair is no walk in the park. I had a series of hair-histories and my hair changes color before you can finish saying “Really? Again?” I kid you not. Alright maybe not that fast, but you get the idea. Very often, my hair goes from black > blonde > colored > brown/black > blonde > colored and it goes on and on… I could never stick to having “natural” hair color for long before my itching heart yearns for a rainbow unicorn/mermaid mane once again.

So when Jack from The Scene invited me to try out their services at their salon, I was exhilarated! Thank you Jack for for agreeing to give my damaged tresses a full makeover!

But as willful as I am, I still wanted my hair done the balayage ombré way – a dream I had since the trend started back in 2012. However, it’s not suitable for everyone. You have to keep bleaching your hair, hence I had to be cognizant of the following:

  1. My hair ends are already highly damaged and aged due to constant wear and tear;
  2. My hair already had processing history in terms of coloring and bleaching;
  3. I’ll never do any type of fanciful treatments to my hair for I am a lazy bum;

So all these factors will determine how good or bad my hair would turn out after all that’s done.

When I arrived at The Scene, I went through a thorough consultation with Roy, one of their in-house hairstylists that came to Singapore all the way from Korea. Just a tidbit info, The Scene @ Raffles City is a relatively new Korean hair salon that opened its doors about 6 months ago. They believe in giving an authentic Korean experience by bringing in professional hairstylists that are trained in the land of Asia’s biggest trendsetter, none other than South Korea!

As I got comfortably seated, I showed Roy a few photos of my hair-pectations and briefed him of my limitations, mainly not going too light-colored for the top half of my hair due to work restrictions. He examined my hair and gave his own professional advice on my hair, mainly not going too light due to how damaged it is already. He also warned me that everything would take up to eight hours due to how much that needed to be done. *Laughs*

“Before” photo of my hair. You can totally see my dark roots and how unkempt it looks.
“Before” photo of my hair. You can totally see my dark roots and how unkempt it looks.
Roy started off the hair-marathon by doing my roots first to match my already existing hair colors.
Roy commenced the hair marathon by touching up my roots first to match my already existing hair colors.
How cool does this look?!
Then the lower half of my hair was bleached. How cool does this look?!
When the bleaching chemicals washed off… Still not exactly there yet!
This stunning copper shade was sported after some washing and blowdrying but we’re not done!
A blue-toned hair colorant was applied, which tones off the brassiness of my post-bleached hair.
A blue-toned hair colorant was applied, which tones off the brassiness of my post-bleached hair.

When the colorant got fully soaked in, my hair stylist conducted “Desse’s 4 step treatment” to improve the texture of my dry mane.

Firstly, they applied moisture and heat to open up the hair cuticles. Next, protein was applied to strengthen the hair shaft from within. The hair was then washed before applying oil to improve silkiness. Lastly, the hair was washed again and heat care used to seal up the hair cuticles and lock in the benefits of the treatments.

 

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Here’s Roy blow-drying my hair after everything was done… after 7 hours of hard work! I feel lucky and thankful for his dedication!
Can you see the ash-gray tone coming out? Major loves on how it turned out!
Can you see the ash-gray tone coming out? Major loves on how it turned out!
Roy has explained that he had made my ends darker so that it could fade off to my desired lightness in a few days time. This is to let my hair color go for a longer period of time, as opposed to the color washing off in one day after showering.
Roy has explained that he had made my ends darker so that it could fade off to my desired lightness in a few days time. This is to let my hair color go for a longer period of time, as opposed to the color washing off in one day after showering.

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Happy girl with the talented Roy, who specializes in hair coloring and is always ready to learn about new techniques to keep up with the trend. Especially for coloring techniques like balayage, which originated from our western counterparts. Not many Korean hairstylists would go the extra mile to learn and execute it so well.
So let me share some great news for you guys!

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So quickly hit them up at 63339613 or drop a message on their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/TheSceneRafflesCity to book your appointment!

The Scene @ Raffles City is located at Raffles City Shopping Centre, #03-21A, 252 North Bridge Road.

 

With love,

Alice x

 

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Alice Ng - The Beauty Poet
Editor of eatplaylxve.wordpress.com

Born with a love for arts and anything out of the norm, Alice lives by the saying of Pablo Picasso, “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”

Graduated with a Diploma in Apparel Design and Merchandising, she uses her knowledge to help her and many others in breaking the conformity of fashion through provocation of the mind and challenging boundaries.

Now with her newfound passion for writing, Alice is here to help you break out of your comfort zone by sharing her creative thoughts with you on Honeyz Cube.

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