I am Agent H and I am currently an undergraduate at NTU!
I have super long and wavy hair that reaches my navel. Colouring hair that is this length would set me back easily $250 so... I've never gone to a salon to colour it before. Instead, I end up using box dyes and even DIY bleach because it's fast and economical. It doesn't turn out that well though; the colours are not very even and also, my hair turned out very damaged. I can barely run my hand through my hair because it is so frizzy and always tangled in knots.
Needless to say, I've been wanting to do my hair for the longest time. I got to know Threes Japanese Hair Salon when they were styling for my hall's pageant. Their instagram is full of beautifully transformed hair so when I saw that Threes Japanese Hair Salon was looking for hair models, I volunteered immediately.
It is very convenient to get to Threes Japanese Hair Salon because it is located within The Central, easily reachable via Clarke Quay MRT.
The salon itself was simply decorated but comfortable, clean and spacious.
I'm really happy to know that the stylist who attended to me is Ken. Apparently, he coloured the hair of Ayumi Hamasaki before, so I'm super excited to see what he will come up with. During the consultation, I shared with him my preferences and hair concerns.
I know my hair is long but I really love it so I hope that he doesn't trim too much of it despite their extensive damage.
Look at how dry and damaged my hair looks AFTER combing it down.
As for hair colour, I wanted something that will cover how yellow my hair looks, something obvious. Knowing that I don't go to the salon very often, Ken suggested a chromatic ash sombre so that the hair colour will still look good after the colour fades. He will however make the sections bigger on several areas so that the colour is more obvious.
FYI, Ken's English is not very fluent per se, it was still pretty understandable.
Sounds good, so I gave the go ahead to begin.
Once again, here's how my hair looks like now:
He started by combing all my hair. Then, we jumped straight into bleaching.
Fibreplex is added into the bleach as it helps to reduce damage to the hair.
The very detailed Ken then began to section the hair to achieve his intended design.
To achieve a natural sombre effect, he selects tiny sections and bleaches the hair within these sections.
This level of detail helps to create the additional dimension and make it extra special!
The pieces of aluminum foil were used to prevent the bleach from getting into unintended areas. Closing it up also helps to speed up the bleaching process.
My head started getting heavy as the number of foils increase but this is just a small sacrifice for the beautiful hair I will get later!
Once it was completed, the bleach was left in the hair for some time to allow it to process and remove the colour pigments in my hair.
Ken didn't walk away though. He took the time to colour the base colour onto the rest of the hair while the bleach was processing.
When the hair was done, Ken removed all the foils.
And brought me for my hair wash.
Back at the seat, it was time to add yet another coat of colour on top.
It wasn't just one colour though; Ken applied the darker grey on my roots to blend the highlights better.
He also brought the colour to the bottom to get my cool grey shade.
My hair needed some more time to be processed
But Ken was always by my side to check if the hair was well done.
Finally it was time for my last wash. This was the most thorough hair wash ever!
He used his fingers to massage every part of the scalp so it feels very shiok.
Ken also applied hair treatment during this hair wash. To maximize absorption, he also rinsed my hair with the treatment-infused water.
Back at the seat, he blew my hair dry with the help of another Japanese hairstylist
and gave my long hair a slight trim to remove the dry ends.
Before styling my hair.
Already loved how the colour was looking!
Keen to see how my hair looked like afterwards?
Here's a brief reminder of how it looked like before
And now after!
It turned out amazing! The brown evened out all my random colours and the grey made my hair looked somewhat chromatic and ashy at the same time.
All my photos were taken in portrait because my hair was too long, haha.
This is how it looks like from the back
Very chio I think!
Love the chromatic feel of the hair design thanks to the greys that he mixed into the colour!
I had a good time at Threes Japanese Hair Salon. The stylist was polite and service was professional. The hair wash was good and most importantly, the hair turned out beautiful :)
The chrome-grey colour however faded after a few washes but that's not unexpected. It turned into a beautiful dark gold that still looks very good.
Best of all, prices here are not expensive. I hear from Ken that a full hair colour without bleaching cost only $90 FOR ALL Hair Length... and that's BEFORE any promotions.
Will definitely consider coming here again instead of going for box dyes if I save up enough for my next colour!
Keen to give this Chromatic Ash Sombre a try?
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