I’m @sabbythecat. I’ve been bleaching and colouring my hair since I was 16, so I’ve probably gone through every colour in the book since then.
But as you can see, my hair wasn't in such great condition after going through so many bleaches.
After being with my last salon for a while, I think it's time to make a switch. My friends have been raving about Chez Vous Hideaway for a while now; hearing them gush about how the service here is impeccable from the moment you step in, the uber instagrammable decor as well as their ability to achieve almost any colour you want while making sure that the hair is kept in a good condition made me very GIAN to try.
Hence, I said YES immediately when they invited me to try their newest trending Fruit Juice Colour. Fruit Juice Colour is apparently their rendition of Red Hair Colour... with a twist. It is not just a full-on red hair colour but involves highlights of purple, pink and orange for a unique colour that looks like blended fruit juice!
Can't wait to check it out for myself!
Ah... the eclectic yellow door amidst the otherwise white walls and relatively plainly designed offices on Level 14 of Ngee Ann City beckons me to enter.
I felt like I was literally stepping into a hideaway (pun intended!), welcomed by my very sincere and earnest stylist Shawn. He gave me a brief tour of the facilities through secret doors that open into drastically new spaces. I particularly love their lounge where I could sit and relax before the service begins.
This isn't just a normal chair; I'm actually sitting on a very comfy massage chair with the red scalp laser above me. I hear from others that this red laser is often chargeable at professional scalp centres but Chez Vous very kindly offers it complimentary for every customer at Hideaway.
You do just have to come slightly earlier than your appointment time to fully enjoy it though.
Once I was ready, Shawn brought me to the main hair service place.
This place is just so pretty, don't you think?
Once I was seated comfortably, Shawn brought out 4 essential oils to let me choose from. Apparently, the one I choose will be used for a head massage before the appointment starts; it will also be infused into the shampoo used later.
How nice, don't you think?
I was then treated to a welcome drink Butterfly Pea and a relaxing head massage by the assistant.
The service hasn't even started and I'm already so pampered!
When the massage was complete, Shawn came over to examine my hair and shared more about the colour we are going to do.
As mentioned earlier, today I'm going to try Fruit Juice Colour. This is a warm colour with different tones of red, purple and orange highlights blended in. He mentions how it suits me as it helps to brighten my skin and gives a young trendy vibe without requiring me to bleach too much.
I love how Shawn is super patient in explaining each step to me and thinks of everything he can do to minimize damage for my hair!
Excited to see the final result!
Even before any colouring or bleaching began, the first thing they did was to apply the scalp protector.
See what I mean when I say that they are very attentive and REALLY take care of you?
Once that was done, they proceeded to bleach the roots. To make sure that the hair was protected as much as possible, they added BondPro, a special ingredient that builds more bonds to minimize hair damage, even as the bleach removes the black colour pigments from my hair.
I had to wait for about 15-20 minutes for the colour to process but no worries, they have complimentary WIFI while I occupy myself.
Shawn checked in regularly to make sure that the time was minimized and that the colour was exactly what he was thinking about.
Once the roots was properly bleached, he lightened the rest of the hair once over.
Soon enough, the bleaching was done.
He escorted me to have my hair washed, where I had another out of the world experience - this time in the sea.
Chez Vous Hideaway projected a very cool jellyfish video on the walls of the hair wash area, so I felt like a mermaid having my hair washed in the sea!
Alas, my dreams as a mermaid have to come to an end as they escort me back to the seat.
They blew my hair dry before applying the pink hair colour at the roots.
Pink wasn't all. Just look at all the colours they've prepared just for me!
There was pink
and purple highlights to different sections of my hair!
With the help of the hair assistant, the different colours were applied in no time.
I sipped some tea while I waited for the dye to sit in.
After one last wash, Shawn and the assistant blew my hair dry one last time.
Here's a preview of the colour!
Shawn wasn't done yet though.
He used a Plasma-powered comb to comb through the scalp; apparently, it helps to sterilise and rejuvenate the scalp!
Lastly, Shawn didn't forget to style my gorgeous new hair to get me ready for my next appointment.
Can you already see the multiple shades? :)
Here's a quick reminder of how my hair looked previously:
And now after:
The colour looks so good in so many angles, I don't even know where to begin!
Particularly love how the brighter orange highlighted up my cheekbones!
Do you love the colour as much as I do?
After trying out Chez Vous Hideaway, I finally understood why EVERYONE is raving about it. The salon itself is a visual treat everywhere I turn and the service... nothing short of amazing. From the moment I step in till the moment I leave, everyone has just been super attentive, getting me lunch to making sure I was informed where the toilet is, the staff at Chez Vous exceeded all my expectations especially in their service.
Shawn's colour is also pretty awesome - look at my fruit juice hair here!
After achieving the colour, Shawn shared with me about how long it will last... and guess what everything happened as expected!
He also gave me some advice on how to take care of the colour.
Here's what I do when I'm trying to prolong the time in between hair washes.
Honestly I'm not easy to please but I've really got no complaints here.
This is a truly novel hair experience I don't think you can find anywhere else. Hence, I would definitely recommend doing your colour here at Chez Vous Hideaway... I'm already looking forward to my next hair colour!
As promised I came back about a month later for my next colour... this time MARIGOLD YELLOW. Finally a colour I haven't tried before!
Don't you think it looks good on me?
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