It started from like this....
My red hair. I loved it to bits.
It was almost a signature look already. I even dedicated a whole blog post to it at the start of this year. But it was getting, just kinda old..... (I know, I'm so fickle) but c'mon I mean, red is so common now, what with half the female population coloring their tresses red for Chinese New Year. And so when the bright color faded to brownish red and when it was time to make another trip to my trusty salon, I decided to take it to the next level!
Something' goin downnnnnnnnnn. I spent more than a combined 10 hours in the salon over 2 days.
The red pigments in my hair were so stubborn and strong, that it took THREE times to bleach / lighten it to this color
Bleaching your hair once is bad enough.... I'm quite amazed I managed to survive it three times in a day, followed by 2 rounds of purple dye. That's pretty intense shit.
But at the end of the day, all the hours of repeated tedious coloring, washing, combing, blow drying was worth it.... because THIS was what we planned to achieve!!!
I'm getting my P-U-R-P-L-E on! ♥ With streaks of electric blue, because purple solo isn't quite mad enough for me. I should have been born a peacock instead. I'm soooooo happy with it!!!! When I saw myself in the mirror, I almost leaned forward to kiss myself. :P The only thing stopping me was a swayed sense of dignity and a slight sense of pride.
My relatives wouldn't stop talking about my hair color during Chinese New Year, much to my narcissistic delight of course. It was always brought up during our dinner table conversations. I bought this Chu Yi dress to match with my hair and bag! I freak out when my shoes and bag don't match.
And this is Chu Er's outfit!!! Surprisingly, purple hair goes well with almost every color... except brown, green. Brown just looks like crap on me somehow (no matter my hair color), wearing green makes me look like an eggplant (LOL I'm serious you can even envision it). But that's okay... because I don't wear a lot of those colors normally, anyway.
How it looks like when it's curled! I normally like curly hair on myself but I think purple hair looks best straight or slightly wavy. Curled hair seems to lose most of its shine after the extreme heat sucks out all the moisture!
I only could imagine myself doing these crazy colors on my head because I FULLY trust my salon Shunji Matsuo @ 313 with all my heart (and hair).
I showed them a few pictures of pretty purple hair on other girls, and told them to do whatever they believe would work best on me. I also mentioned I'd like to include some streaks of blue. And this was what they came up with. Aren't they genius? I owe so much to them!!
My stylist hands after he was done purplifying my hair up. So grateful to my stylists who stayed back late and worked long hours of magic on me!
I dare say I enjoy rocking this purple even more than I did with my redhead. Like, I'll still always like red because it's a classic look and easy to pull off and all that, but this purple is really something else. You can't NOT spot me in a sea of people like this! If you couldn't already tell, I love the attention. Perhaps I'm used to how it looks by now but I reckon it's not very unnatural looking - which is a good thing. You know how some people have loud colors and they just look plain ridiculous because their hair is so awfully dry and damaged looking that it comes across almost like a wig? Yeah, thankfully I don't have that problem.
My hair WAS dry at first (it was colored a total of 5 times, 3 bleaching 2 purple dyes) but the more I washed it and treated it well with conditioner and hair masks, the softer and more manageable it gets. Of course, going back for nourishing hair treatments at my salon helped as well.
Now, after a few weeks of having this purple hair, it doesn't feel damaged anymore, in fact it is quite shiny and smooth to the touch!
Big BIGGGGGGGGGG l♥ve goes out to Shunji Matuo @ Somerset 313 for always outdoing yourself when it comes to making my hair even more shocking and pretty!!!! ^________^ Thanks to you guys my hair is always in top form, no matter the occasion or crazy color I attempt. What would I do without you, really? Probably still have some safe boring color.
If your hair salon isn't making you look your best, time to hop over to the bright side. Why settle for less than best? Remember to make your appointment with Shunji Matsuo 313 before heading down if you're looking for a particular stylist that day, because from the many times I've been there... I can tell you that they're ALWAYS busy, especially in the evenings. My main stylist's name is Eddie, but if he's not available, you guys can also look for stylists named Jerry or Caely there, they've done my hair before and I love them all to bits!
Shunji Matsuo Hair Salon @ 313
313 Orchard Road, #03-26,
313@Somerset, Singapore 238895
Quote "Shiberty" blogger for 10% off certain services! If you want the same hair colors as me but don't know how to tell them exactly, either show them a picture or ask for "Shiberty's red" / "Shiberty's purple", they'll know what to do.