Hair Makeover by The Met Salon, KL

This year I have vowed to make some changes. Some sort of new year resolution. While I have never made any over the years (cos I’m a firm believer of making change anytime it suits me and it’s never about the time of the year), I had thought it would be timely to begin what I had in mind at the start of 2013.

My gym and fitness regime does what it’s supposed to do; keep me slim though I eat too much for my own good, but it still falls short of satisfaction as I have yet to achieve anything more than just maintaining my weight. But more on that later.

I have successfully embarked on a new skincare regime and now I can proudly proclaim that I cleanse, tone and moisturize twice a day. Yes, that’s an achievement considering the fact that I barely do that for 3 decades. More on the products I’ve been using – The Obagi range from Japan, bought from http://www.facebook.com/cliqueclinic by the end of the month.

obagi skin by clique clinic PJ

I’m still sourcing for a good health supplement (vitamins and tonics) so do free to recommend if you’re a fan of any.
Upgrading of the wardrobe is still work in progress. But today, I would like to share with you of my very recent hair makeover.

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I have been sporting long plain black hair for the longest time. To be frank, I have had no issues with it. It’s easy to style (read: no styling required whatsoever) and I thought it looked alright on me. But with the recent changes I have in mind, I thought a new hairstyle would complement the whole transformation.

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The Met KL is one of the most revered hair salon in the country. Its reputation is backed up with more glowing reviews and positive recommendations that I care to mention. So when an opportunity came up for me to have my crowing glory styled by one of the recently graduate of the academy, I took the timely excuse to incorporate my hair makeover.

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The 1st session was at The Met Parkroyal Hotel. Heven (my stylist) and I took some time to discuss my concerns about colouring. It seemed to me that every stylist would recommend colour the moment you step into a salon. I’m not a fan of colour and it took me a while to warm up to the idea, with Heven assuring me that it would be noticeable enough (one of the issues I had with colour was that the colour doesn’t show up on my very jet-black hair) and it would help to “brighten” my tanned complexion.

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And considering that I wanted to cut my hair short, Heven advised that a bit of colour would help to accentuate the style, not to mention (again) to perk up my tired face (yes, I look tired all the time) as well as to make up for the lack of make up (oh it rhymes!) since I’m such a lazy bum.

Below: After the hair cut. Too plain yes?

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With all that valid points, I agreed to a colour session.

To be frank, as I’m sitting here writing, I didn’t quite like the colour. At the salon, while they fussed with my hair at the end of the 3 hour session, I had immediately disliked the rather orangey red at the top of my mane. I told Heven immediately of course, though not much could be done at that point of time.

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Other than that, I thought the rest of the layered colouring was creative and bearable.

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I like how my mane now has 3 coloured tone.

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I guess it’s the orangey-red that really needs fixing. My colleague Karen immediately exclaimed “Oh my god, the hair is horrible!” the moment she saw me. LOL!

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Anyhow, here’s the process of my makeover.

Step 1: Hair Cut
Short but not bob as I have done bob before. Heven gave it a bit of layers so the colours would be more noticeable.

Step 2: Pre-lightening.
As its name suggests, this stage lightens my hair colour and prepares it to “accept” the other colours that are to follow. Proper pre-lightening assures that the hair has been made both light enough and porous enough to absorb the end toner.

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Step 3: Wash, dry and then colour
As you can see below, my hair now has streaks of “light brown/gold”.

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Next is simultaneous colouring of the 3 different colours Heven has selected for me – Red, Copper and Brown. The base is brown of course. When asked why he chose these colours, he said warm tones are suitable for my complexion and face features.

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After the colour, Heven ensured that the loss of protein from my hair due to the highlighting process is replaced (though not 100%). He combined the Treatment Colour Extend and The Extreme by Redken for a treatment session of 5-10 minutes.

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After the treatment, my hair was washed before it was given a mask for another 5 minutes.

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Once done, a thorough hair wash came next before my hair was blown dry. Many thanks to Heven for his time and The Met for the makeover!

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So, I’m taking a poll. To do something about it, and WHAT exactly, or to leave it as it is. What say YOU? 🙂

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A less orangey tone for the top would be ideal yes? Any particular colour brand I should try?

Next, make up.

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