Category : BEAUTY&WELLNESS
It’s been a long while since I last did anything to my hair (busy, lazy, ahem) and it had gotten very uninspiring. Meh. Thanks to Chez Vous – my new hair sponsor, yay! – I went for a root-to-end hair rescue session recently. Over the last several months, my hair condition had been less than ideal due to my neglect. Scalp was unusually greasy, ends were annoyingly frizzy and dry, and as for the color… yikes, I think the bleached parts were visibly damaged which was definitely not a trendy look. My hair was long (I am happy about the growth) but it wasn’t looking healthy or chic. Ugh!
Thanks to Chez Vous, my hair has been given a new lease in life. :D *psyched*
Initially I had wanted to just cover up the bleached parts of my hair and go for an overall one hair color top to bottom, front to back. But it’s gonna be summer, the season of bright happy colors after all. I also couldn’t contain my excitement when Serene, my stylist at Chez Vous, showed me the Spring Summer 2013 Color chart from Manic Panic.
Manic Panic, even though relatively new in Singapore salons, has been around since my college days in the early nineties (in NYC). Plenty of my schoolmates used to DIY dye their hair using Manic Panic in their dorm rooms. Yellow, orange, turquoise, purple, fire engine red, bubblegum pink, you name it, Manic Panic has it. Such was the joy of being an art school student in a big city, you can wear really loud hair colors to school and no one would bat an eyelid.
For no particular reason, I had cut out a lot of pink from my wardrobe in recent years and I kinda miss the visual punch of a really bright fuschia. So I decided on Manic Panic Cotton Pink accent paired with a deep brown from L’oreal as base color. The look I’m going for is punk-chic, and not so much girly-cutesy. Let’s rock-n-roll, baby!
Chez Vous stylist, Serene, wielding her shears and giving me a new Haircut – about 4 inches of dry ends snipped away. This was my first time at Chez Vous, this salon belongs to the same family as the newer Salon Vim 313 and Salon Vim Bugis. Chez Vous was established in 1995 and is one of the leading hair styling experts in Singapore, with a roundup of very experienced hairstylists who’s been in the industry for decades. They live and breathe their craft when it comes to hair styling. You want experienced hairstylists? This is where they’re at.
Needless to say, after any hair chemical process, a hair treatment is absolutely necessary. I did Privy Hair Treatment – which strengthens, conditions and rebuilds hair texture. As you can see right after my hair session at Chez Vous, my hair was silky smooth and my Cotton Pink streaks look ultra vibrant. I LOVE IT SO MUCH! Salon hair treatments really do wonder, and I know I don’t do it frequently enough. I love the feel of soft and smooth hair slipping through my fingers when I touch my hair. Read on as there’s a promotion going on right now at Ches Vouz for all of us enjoy a luxurious hair treatment session together at a great discount.
At-home haircare and maintenance is critical in order to keep hair healthy and the color looking bright. I am no stranger to Kerastase Reflection Bain Mirror Shampoo from L’oreal, formulated especially for color-treated hair. But because my hair is also prone to dryness, Serene recommended the new Kerastase Elixis Ultime as post-shampoo conditioning treatment and followed by Kerastase Reflection Chroma Cristal mist to add shine (after hair is rinsed and toweled dry; to be applied to hair roots only).
I am super duper happy with my hair. Soft to the touch and the color, oh that Cotton Pink color, is so darn punk I love love love love it. Thought I should share that now is a really great time to refresh your hair color and rock a new hairstyle at Chez Vous by taking advantage of their Great Singapore Sale promotional discount.
SPECIAL GSS promotions from 1st June – 31st July:
- 30% off Color and SS2013 highlight* – get a haircut at 30% off too.
- 30% off Treatment (Privy or Redken Cocktail) – get a haircut at 30% off too.
For enquiries & appointments:
- 6732 9388 (Chez Vous @ Takashimaya)
- 6884 7757 (Salon Vim Somerset 313)
- 6837 0073 (Salon Vim Bugis)
* Note that 30% discount only applies to Spring/Summer 2013 Color + Highlight – other dye jobs not included.
Book your appointment pronto and enjoy fresh haircolor + cut for the summer! *WOOOTZ*
391 Orchard Road
Ngee Ann City #05-05
Tel: (65) 6732-9388
Chez Vous Website (with pricelist)
Code Deco, a new artisanal perfumery in Singapore, is proud to announce the launch of its three debut collections: JAZZ, FÉMINITÉ and DETOUR. Helmed by founder and creative director Mrs. Gauri Garodia, who has more than 16 years of experience in the international perfume industry, Code Deco will appeal to perfume connoisseurs with its cosmopolitan appeal, finesse and artistry. These collectible fragrances are specifically designed for both men and women who possess the savoir vivre and choose to express themselves through these masterfully crafted indulgences.
It took Mrs. Gauri three years to perfect a line of 12 fragrances for Code Deco’s three debut collections. Drawing inspiration from her love of literature, travel, music and art, she has carefully come up with three collections – JAZZ, FÉMINITÉ and DETOUR.
I was at Glomax Aesthetics not long ago and tried out the award-winning Eternal Lifting Treatment that boosts collagen stimulation and tightens the skin. I find the treatment to be beneficial for me as I have high cheekbones coupled with hollowed cheeks from aging *grimace* and weight loss… Uh yeah, #skinnygirlproblems. This hollowed cheeks business ain’t a good look on anyone. You know how you used to look when you were a teenager, before you shed your babyfat? I know, I know, you most likely hated the way you looked at the time and had wished to be skinnier, taller, prettier, sexier, bustier, blablabla-fill-in-your-other-teenage-body-image-angsty-issues-here-blablabla. But you will agree that that round face and smooth bouncy skin are undeniably the visual keystone of youth for all of us.
The recent headline news about a blogger getting surgical fat grafting done onto her (originally flat and hollow face) to give her a plumper appearance is exemplification of how a more youthful and refreshed look can be attained through a fuller face shape. I don’t mean fatter or chubbier. I mean fuller as in filled and looking healthier. I also wanna use the word “plump” and not make it sound like a bad word, because plump in terms of texture is that babyfat bounciness that I’m talking about. Like, supple and firm skin. You touch it and it boings back. Have you seen what I used to look like ten years ago? Maybe look same same still *maybe*, but the texture of my skin was definitely much firmer at the time.
So the objective is to look youthful. The approach is to get a fuller appearance and have supple boing-y skin. The method – a completely non-invasive one I’m writing about here – is via Glomax Aesthetics’ Eternal Lifting Treatment.
The short video below will give you a better idea of how the procedure is done.