A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life - Coco Chanel
Gonna start off by clearing all your doubts and answer the number one question I got from everyone. No, it is not a wig. This is all real, I chopped off my blonde locks for a fresh new look. I guess everyone was associating it with a wig because of how healthy and shiny it looks even after all the chemical processing.
Ps: Also no, I did not cut my hair because of a breakup. HAHA single can mingle ya'll!
You must be wondering, how did I maintain such beautiful locks despite ill-treating it with frequent bleaching, colouring and perming? Well, I'll be spilling the beans today but a tiny hint here, Shiseido Professional's new Salon Program did play a huge role in protecting my hair! ;)
Psst, read till the end to find out how you can win yourself a a free hair makeover!
To be honest, when I first entered the salon, I had no specific style in mind but I just needed a breath of fresh air. My hair has been looking a little tired lately and all the frequent bleach work has definitely taken a toll. My hair was dull, lifeless and frizzy. Decided that something has to be done, so I took the plunge, told my stylist that I wanted something edgy and bam, we're off to work! That was the last of my blonde hair (I know, #yolo much). As I was really concerned about further damaging my hair with more chemical processing, my stylist then recommended Shiseido Professional's new Salon Program, a new treatment that protects the hair and allows more frequent changes to your hairstyle.
So what is Shiseido Professional's new Salon Program actually about? Well, it is a new
pre & post in-salon treatment that is specially formulated for Asian hair to protect it from chemical damage caused by perming and colouring, whereas most treatments in the industry are targeted only for the latter. You heard that right! Shiseido Professional heard your woes and have concocted a treatment for you perm-lovers!
Depending on the type of chemical processes that is being done, the stylist will then cater a specific Salon Program to suit your needs. Salon Program not only promotes vibrance in hair colour, it is also the only treatment that offers Scalp Protection. If you are into perming, be it hot or cold, Salon Program is able to protect your hair from damage and enhance the body of the curls.
With Salon Program's cutting-edge technology, it is way ahead other treatments in the market as it is able to target ALL three major causes of chemical damage. I used to treat my hair on a weekly basis in a salon but could never restore life back to it. However, with Salon Program, my hair is much healthier, softer and more supple than before. If you are tired of dull lifeless hair, Salon Program might be your solution.
How Does Salon Program Work?
Utilising Shiseido Professional's propriety Intense Triplex Technology, the new Salon Program is able to protect and provide the hair with a healthy, beautiful finish. Intense Triplex Technology targets three major causes of chemical damage:
Before getting any chemical processing done, my hair was skilfully snipped to a chic bob that accentuates the natural curves of my facial features. Post cut, we then embark on the exciting journey of colouring and trying out Korean C Perm on my hair for the first time!
Shiseido Professional Primience Hair Colour
For colouring, I was recommended to try out a trending pixel technique using Shiseido Professional's new range of Primience hair colours. Shiseido Professional's Primience Hair Colour allows flexibility for hair designers to unleash their creativity and create a look that suits your personality. As I am naturally fair with pink undertones in my skin, I had on PRIMENCE Hair Colour range to tone down the reds in my natural hair and accentuate the cool tones for a slimmer, sharper face. Sounds cool huh? Now hair colours are like makeup. In the right hands, it can be a tool to enhance your natural beauty. The colours used for the pixel portion were Extra Blue, Extra Blue Violet and Extra Green. To further bring out the contrasting colours of the pixelated effect, my full head of hair was immediately transformed to jet black.
Check out all those dyes!! That is all for me, high maintenance much?! Anyway, not sure about you guys but I have always been affected by the strong chemical odour from all the dyes, bleach and perming solutions. Lucky for me, I took on the Shiseido Professional Salon Program and since it is a holistic treatment, it is able to mask all the strong unpleasant odour and change it into a pleasant fragrance. With that, it drastically improved my entire colouring process as it makes it so much more bearable. At least I can convince myself that I am not inhaling all these harmful chemicals into my body!
Good Bye Blonde Locks!
Since I had to get rid of all my blondes just to have a better contrast with the cool pixelated colours, we have to go through a tedious process of dyeing everything BLACK. To protect my scalp from the harmful chemicals, Salon Program's Scalp Protector, an aerosol oil spray, was applied directly to it. Being the only in-salon treatment that incorporates a Scalp Protector, it reduces any forms of discomfort during the dyeing process. Most of the time, due to my sensitive scalp, it is always extremely itchy and sometimes painful when hair dye is applied directly to my scalp. However, with the Scalp Protector, my entire dyeing process was extremely comfortable and I had no burning sensation whatsoever.
Pre Lotion C, also part of Salon Program, was used on each sections of my hair. Pre Lotion C is meant to support radiance and help colour to last longer. It also repairs existing damage to achieve smooth supple hair after dyeing. While washing off the dye, After Care Essence was used to balance the state of the hair.
After application of the initial protective steps of Salon Program, the PRIMIENCE Vibrant Cool Colours have to be strategically applied free-hand to create different blocks of colours for a stylish pixelated effect. The different colour plays will also affect the final outlook. Another great thing that I enjoy about Shiseido Professional's PRIMIENCE colours is their moisture rich formula with S-Hyaluronic acid. You guys know the power of Hyaluronic acid and its ability to retain moisture. Unlike other dyes, my hair still feels soft and moisturised to the touch after colouring.
You know, before this pixelated hair saga, I always associated cling wraps to all my overnight leftovers. I officially have a newfound respect for all hair designers out there that would cross all boundaries just to create something unique and exciting.
Hours of hard work later, here's the final look! What do you guys think? At the start, I was apprehensive about the outcome of my pixelated hair. All my doubts were erased after looking in the mirror. The vibrant play of colours were strategically placed in a pixelated manner to create a trendy outlook to a basic chic bob. Left the salon feeling refreshed with my new look and the best thing about it? My hair still feels silky smooth and manageable despite all the chemical processing. Went to an event immediately after and everyone was complimenting about how stunning my hair looks!
Since Shiseido Professional's new Salon Program is a pre & post in-salon treatment, aftercare is key in maintaining a crown of healthy shiny hair. As part of the Salon Program, my daily hair maintenance routine consists of using Shiseido Professional - THE HAIR CARE line to keep my hair in its tip-top condition. Here are the steps I take everyday when I wash my hair:
Like my ultra chic and fashionable transformation? For your next colouring or perming, why not try out Shiseido Professional's new Salon Program! After all, we all wish to achieve a head of healthy shiny hair don't we? As part of its new launch, there will be 20% off for your first trial at selected Shiseido Professional salons. You can refer to their salon listings here: (will be added)
I love my new hair all thanks to Shiseido Professional. With the new Salon Program, I can now change up my look as and when I want without worrying about damaging it. The same can be done for you too. Great news, we will be giving away FREE hair makeovers to two lucky darlings! Simply head over here and stand a chance to win! Good luck. ;)
Thank you for reading and have a good one!