Posts Tagged "hair"

Rainy Season Hair Color at Louis Phillip Kee

Posted on Thursday, 19 June 2014

Let’s take a break from all the Japan posts and focus on my hair!

I just woke up one day and decided that I couldn’t stand my current hair color anymore. I’ve always dyed my hair a light ash brown shade, but now that it’s the end of summer here in Manila, I figured it’s the perfect time to retire the look.

Unfortunately, my previous attempt to dye my hair darker didn’t last too long. During my Japan and US trips, it went back to its previous shade (probably because I washed my hair too often), and I hated it so much because I was so psyched to sport dark hair already. My hair color changed so much on its own within the last month. I didn’t want that kind of reality, huhu. As soon as I got back from the US, I was determined to darken my hair again.

Yesterday, I went to Louis Phillip Kee C5 Acropolis branch for my monthly hair pampering session! My usual stylist Ariel wasn’t available, but Jon, another hairstylist, was around to supervise my rainy season hair transformation. 

My previous hair color! Dark brown that turned into light ash brown/blonde. It was such an in-between shade and I wanted something that had more contrast against my skin! My only choices were to either go super light or super dark. I don’t want to bleach my hair anymore, so I chose the latter option. 

Time to dye! I have no idea what exact shade or brand they used to get the color that I wanted (I just told Jon that I wanted something drastically darker) but we just ended up calling it “dark roast coffee brown” because it’s dark, but not quite black? It can look black indoors/from afar, but it can also look chocolate brown under the sun. 

If it washes out to something lighter after several shampoos, at least it’s not going to be as light/blonde as my previous hair color! Crossing my fingers this color sticks around, or else I won’t know what to do with my life anymore!

Next up was my favorite keratin treatment! I almost forgot how good this treatment was. The last time I had keratin treatment was January, and I was so happy to hear that I was up for another one this month (they recommend getting a keratin treatment every 6 months). My mom swears by this treatment to keep her wavy hair in place!

After they applied the keratin treatment, they blowdried my hair before…

…using a straightening iron to lock all the treatment in.

No more rebellious strands! Keratin treatment always smoothens out all my frizzy ends.

The result! Natural dark brown healthy hair! Jon used a blowdryer to achieve this effect, lololol I love him! Go visit Louis Phillip Kee C5 Acropolis / Libis branch for the perfect rainy season makeover! 

Louis Phillip Kee Premier Salon can be found at The Fort (856-3388), Midori (553-4551) C5/Libis/Acropolis (638-4001) and Banawe (288-9758). You can set up an appointment or inquire about specific locations and prices by calling them. They’ll gladly be of service!

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Tokyo Posh

Posted on Wednesday, 28 May 2014

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I’m sure you guys are all tired of me saying how much I miss my long hair. It’s at a really awkward length now where it’s not short but not long either. I hate having such an in-between length, so I usually just resort to my dye-friendly human hair extensions from my hair sponsor, Status Salon. 

However, since they’re human hair, it takes a number of clip-ons, and a whole lot of maintenance as well. They’re just like normal hair, so the curls disappear after every shampoo. I’m far from “I woke up like this.”, lol. It always takes so much work to do my hair and make-up! 

Anyhow, Tokyo Posh has always caught my eye for their synthetic hair clip-ons. Some of them already come curly or wavy, and they don’t straighten out after washing. So convenient for those who don’t have the luxury of time to style their hair in the morning. You can’t style them with heat or even dye them though!

I visited their new store in Megamall to try some of their extensions out! I figured I can match the color of their lightest extensions already since I dyed my hair a bit darker… but my hair still proved to be too light. This only means that I must have my hair dyed darker again next month! My hair refuses to un-blondify itself~ T_T

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With Tokyo Posh shop staff Julie! Best ever!

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Individual clip-ons for those who are into kawaii, Harajuku style!

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They have a brochure that shows what each of their extensions would look like when worn. Is it possible for me to achieve Ellen Adarna’s face tho?? Lol

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Tokyo Posh is famous for their celebrity clientele! A lot of local celebs visit for tape extensions and the like. Tokyo Posh is really the secret to big, voluminous celebrity hair! 

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My turn! Here I’m wearing their oh-so-famous “Blair” extensions! Sadly, my hair was still too light! But I could totally understand because there are more girls with darker, warmer, brown hair than light, pale ash brown hair.

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Wearing clip-on bangs! It’s so weird to see myself with bangs now. I’m actually glad that I’ve finally managed to grow them out! It’d be cool try these out first if you’re contemplating on whether to cut your bangs or not! 

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How the Blair looks like when styled differently. Instant glam hair! (Also, the reverse ombre effect where it’s darker on the ends looks a little bit better here~)

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Wearing their half wig called Ebi-chan! I don’t know if they named it after Ebihara Yuri, but it really does remind me of her hair!

You just have to hide where the half wig starts by putting your bangs up like this.

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The Blair extensions are so thick and pretty! It only took me and Julie a few seconds to put them on. <3 Thanks to Denise (the woman behind Tokyo Posh) for bringing these extensions to the Philippines! She actually studied in Bunka University in Tokyo, and was inspired by Japanese girls when she decided to create Tokyo Posh. 

I’ll try to match my hair color to their extensions next time! I need these time-saving life hacks in my life. Hopefully they can come out with lighter shades in the future too!

You can visit Tokyo Posh at R2 Level, Power Plant Mall, 3rd floor Eastwood Mall, or 5th floor Mega Fashion Hall.

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Darker Hair Color by Status Salon

Posted on Tuesday, 20 May 2014

It’s that time of the month again! Status Salon time!

My old hair color turned blonde (so stubborn), so I opted for something much darker for a change! I brought my hair extensions with me as well so they can dye them and try to match the result of this particular dye session.

Went to Status Salon Tomas Morato again for my hairstylist Jimmy!

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I’m not sure what he picked and ended up using, but I told him to keep the ash that I already have. It was hard to achieve so dyeing my hair red brown at this point would be such a waste!

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Getting prepped for another hair color.

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Time to dye!

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I was so giddy when I saw my hair gradually getting darker. My roots were starting to look horrible!

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They washed the dye out before they put some sort of treatment for colored hair. I was thisclose to skipping the treatment but I think I badly needed it, seeing how I’ve been dyeing my hair so frequently recently!

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Ta-dah! Natural ash brown. 

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No more ugly roots and no more blonde hair!

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They finished dyeing my extensions after my treatment. I need my hair to grow this long right now! I miss it badly!

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A better photo taken with natural light and minimal filter. 

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Thanks to Status Salon Tomas Morato for taking care of me once more!

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New Hair Color and Clip-on Extensions by Status Salon

Posted on Thursday, 10 April 2014

Third time’s the charm! It’s only April and I’ve already dyed my hair 3 different colors this year. I solemnly swear to keep my new color longer now that maintenance is much, much easier.  

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As for my previous color, the ash washed off easily. I take all the blame because I absolutely cannot stand not washing my hair for long periods of time (I know some people don’t shampoo for more than 5 days but umm, no) and I was left with this shade of blonde that I hated with a passion.

My trip to Tokyo was also quite detrimental to my hair because I didn’t bring any of my existing haircare products with me in my luggage. Because SHOPPING! /priorities

Some of the ash remained, making my hair a bit decent-looking in photos. IRL, however, the color looked so uneven that I had to do something about it asap. 

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These ugly roots. Kill them before they lay eggs. 

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I asked my hairstylist Jimmy of Status Salon Tomas Morato to choose a healthier, darker shade of brown that is easy to maintain. 

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We dubbed it as “golden coffee brown”.

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While waiting, I had my nails done too. Fell in love with this light lavender (ORLY Bon Bon).

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After washing the dye off, they put some sort of treatment on my hair to make it smooth and shiny. Best part = free head and shoulder massage!

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Time to blowdry! 

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OBSESSED! I love my current new hair color because it’s such a perfect in-between shade. Not so light yet not so dark. 

Jimmy recommended that I get a trim but I decided not to. I really, really, REALLY miss my long hair and I’d do anything to get the best of both worlds right now. A trim is something that is unimaginable at the moment.

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Good thing Status Salon offers human hair extensions! These are only clip-ons so you can always opt to keep your short-medium length hair on off-days.

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They dyed the extensions the same color as my hair. You can save a lot of time if you have black hair because they don’t need to dye the extensions anymore.

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So happy with the result! Now I can go out with either medium length hair or long hair depending on my outfit or mood.

The extensions look so much better when they’re curled but this photo is only to show how many inches I was able to add to my current hair length.

SNSD Mr. Mr. dreams achieved! I couldn’t watch any of their performances without wanting to have hair as long and shiny as theirs. Now, with Status Salon extensions, I can have more hairstyling options!

Thanks Status Salon Tomas Morato branch for the transformation!

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Summer Hair Color at Louis Phillip Kee

Posted on Sunday, 9 March 2014

Ugly roots forced me to go to the salon last week despite my hectic schedule. Last time I had my hair dyed was first week of January? I can’t believe I let 2 months pass without doing anything to my hair. Not even a treatment. My old self would have been very disappointed in my present self, lol.

I used to panic at the sight of regrowth, but now that I’m older, the health of my hair and scalp is fast becoming my top priority. I can’t just keep dyeing my hair every month like I used to! Such a bad practice. True enough, 2 months without any chemicals did my hair some good.

I figured I should lighten my hair a bit now that summer is fast approaching. Lighter hair makes me look tanner, and it’s an effective way to cheat that fresh-from-the-beach look without having to go to the beach. Pale is the last look I want to sport in the next few months.

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Look at that monstrosity! 

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Time to lighten my roots before applying dye. This is not bleach, btw! My hair can’t take bleach anymore so my hairstylist Ariel used a lightening alternative.

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I was blonde for a few minutes! Very 2011! 

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Had my nails done too because I knew the process of achieving the color that I wanted would take some time.

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ORLY Kiss The Bride. 

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They put light ash brown on my roots first before dyeing the rest of my hair. 

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My mom also dropped by to have her roots retouched and nails done! I chose Country Club Khaki for her nails.

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Blowdrying time! My hair ended up much, much lighter than my previous color and it looks blonde under the sun! Much love! I missed having hair this light, especially since I’ve been sporting dark hair since October 2013.

First time to have hair this light too and not have bangs at the same time! Fortunately my bangs have grown long enough to tuck behind my ears. Mission accomplished! 

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Fresh out of the salon hair! Light ash brown c/o Ariel Alicarte of Louis Phillip Kee C5/Libis. You can text him at 09068725321 if you’re interested in getting the same hair color! Mondays are his off days but he’s pretty much available the rest of the week.

OT, but thanks HotMessPH for my top!

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My Keratin treatment from last January also kept my hair in good condition in those 2 months I let my hair rest.

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No more ugly roots! 

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Louis Phillip Kee Premier Salon can be found at The Fort (856-3388), Midori (553-4551) C5/Libis/Acropolis (638-4001) and Banawe (288-9758). You can set up an appointment or inquire about specific locations and prices by calling them. They’ll gladly be of service!

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