It's not easy to find a skillful hairstylist who can give you the hairstyles you love AND goes out of his way to cater to your schedule.
That's why busy working professionals like Agent JZ stick to their hairstylists once they find a good one!
Read on to find out more about what she loves about her experience at Flamingo Hair Studio!
Hi there, I'm Agent JZ, a Trade Marketing Manager for an international luxury brand.
As my role requires me to travel around the region frequently and to Europe a few times a year on short notice, it is essential for me to keep my hair easily maintainable. That however doesn't mean getting the same hairstyle all the time, at least not for me. Whenever I come across a hairstyle I like on Instagram, I will save screenshots of the hairstyles as inspiration for my stylist.
Unfortunately, not many hairstylists are skilled enough to give me what I want while making sure that the hairstyle remain easily maintainable.
That's why I count myself lucky to find Ryu. Without requiring me to explain too much, Ryu will know exactly what I'm looking for and give his professional advice to amend the proposed hairstyle to minimize any maintenance required. As I am usually tight on time, I also appreciate Ryu's efficiency; he is able to cut, colour, wash and perform the treatment, all within 2 hours without compromising on quality and service. Those are the reasons why I have been going to Ryu faithfully every alternate month no matter how busy I am since a year ago.
Hoping to let more people find out about this awesome hairstylist of mine, I shared my experience here on Beauty Undercover.
I didn't expect to get anything from reviewing on Beauty Undercover. Therefore, I was pleasantly surprised when Agent G informed me that I had won a free hair service from the #ReviewandWin initiative from July to Sep 2016.
After checking my schedule, I finally managed to make an appointment in November 2016.
I took a cab and rushed down from work to Flamingo Hair Studio on the day of the appointment.
Some cab drivers may have some difficulty locating the place due to the renovation works outside. However, this isn't my first time so navigation was a breeze.
No matter how frazzled I may feel at work, my heart instantly quietens down the moment I step into this zen and cozy paradise.
This is how my hair looks like now!
I haven't been to Ryu for a little over 3 months due to my hectic work schedule so my hair has grown to be a little long.
But as you can see, my haircut is still very much in shape and even the hair roots weren't very obvious.
As usual, I showed Ryu my desired hairstyle design and asked for his opinion.
He suggested to go a little longer than what is in the photo to prevent my hair from looking messy. He also checked my hair condition and gave me the final okay to go ahead!
Time to embark on the haircut!
Mostly focused on the haircut, I appreciate it that Ryu isn't the super chatty type.
Don't get me wrong, Ryu is very friendly :)
He just isn't the annoying type of hairstylist who will talk non-stop throughout the hair service. Hence, I feel comfortable enough with him to take the laptop out at times to do some work.
Not for tonight though. Tonight I wanted to give myself a little bit of a rest as we chatted a little about what I should get for dinner.
About 20 minutes later, he is done.
As I do not like yellowish tone after fading, Ryu suggested to go for a brown colour with a hint of violet.
Sounds good to me!
During the hair colour application, Ryu is very careful. He will avoid touching the roots at the beginning to avoid irritating the scalp.
Later on, he will apply the colour in such a way to make sure that there isn't an ugly line when the roots grow out. That's probably why my last colour lasted so long!
Once the colour is applied, Ryu would wrap my hair to accelerate absorption of colour.
As it takes some time for the hair colour to be absorbed, Ryu brought me the drink of my choice.
And gave me an awesome shoulder massage!
Ryu mentioned that he used to learn massage when he was young... that must be why his massage is so on-point.
I always look forward to his massages each time I'm here!
Soon, it was time to wash off the hair colour.
A 3 step hair treatment using various treatment products followed as he massaged the products generously onto my hair.
Here at Flamingo, Ryu carries a wide range of hair treatments to deal with different haircare needs e.g. repair, moisturizing, oily scalp, colour retention so I am assured that he is able to choose the right products for my hair needs.
To facilitate deeper penetration for the hair treatments, he wrapped my head in a towel and used a nanomist machine.
I almost fell asleep lying there!
He blew dry my hair and checked my hair one last time before completing the hair service.
Here's what I look like now:
Exactly how I requested it to be!
With Ryu, I can rest assured that my hair is very well taken of. No matter which new hairstyle I wish to have, he will do his best to achieve it for me. As a result, I'm more adventurous with Ryu than with any other hairstylist. His prices may be higher than others but his personalized service and skill makes it all worth it for me.
Thank you Ryu and Flamingo Hair Studio for taking care of my hair!
Can't wait to come back in a couple of months time to try yet another new hairstyle!