Going Ash Blonde with Shinjuku Salon!April 29, 2012
I really want to have ash blonde hair, ever since long long time ago. I also have tried to do it by myself, and you can read it HERE which turned out to be, okay, but not like what I want. I know that most gyaru EGG Magazine models are into ashy tone, and I always think that it's so cool! I'm always skeptical about Indonesia salons because they never know what I want! So thanks to L'Oreal Professional, I got to try Shinjuku salon service last Tuesday! Ce Carnellin have tried their service before so she helped me to call the owner and arranged the schedule
I know many of you would love this post 8D *vain* but beware! It's really a long long post with so many pictures 8D hohoho!
Shinjuku Salon is located at Kuningan City, and just newly opened! Even from the name itself, we can tell that this salon is specialized in Japanese style, right? So I believe that this will be a great salon hahaha! Coz not so many Japanese salons in Jakarta, it can be counted by fingers!
The interior is really luxurious, elegant, yet comfortable!
But it can't be called a good salon if it doesn't offer great service, does it? ;)
So here's my super awful hair, which hadn't been done for about 2 months ;___; I'm serious, I feel really bad to my hair, and even I have the worse hair in Indonesia because of constant bleaching, curling, straightening, and such.
Ugly black roots EUUWWW
The color is uneven, I did it by myself before, so there are some parts that got bleached, and some not ;_; you say my hair is gorgeous? think twice!
Frizzy and split ends, yellow-ish hair, uneven hair color, tangled hair, duh what more I can say -_-; People who have seen me in real life must have known how damaged it is
In fact I was supposed to go to this at 1st May, but many people had complained about my ugly hair and they couldn't bear looking at it, so I urgently went there after a beauty event
The owner of Shinjuku Salon, Audid, did greet me kindly, then we talked about what kind of treatments I should receive to get a new look :D I said I didn't want to cut my long hair because I grow it for years T___T And he agreed that I look way better with longer hair. I thought I would only get my hair cut and dyed, but then he offered more options and I shamelessly said I would take every offers from him, and believed everything on his hands!
I know from the way he talks that he knows what I really want, and what my personality is! I feel like he understands me so I can rest assured T_T Never in my life I feel so calm at salon, usually I get angry after I go out from salon lol
So he began cutting my hair first, he cut my hair carefully and made sure that I looked great on every angles, he measured it perfectly and cut my hair according to my face shape
He feels that I have some rocker-ish feeling so he asked me whether I dared to shave a little hair below my ear or not, as it would look cool and punk if I tied up or braid my hair! :D I said, why not? I dare to do anything [as long as not cut it short], after you go blonde, you won't be afraid of having your hair done a little extreme hahaha
It still looks ugly because the color is still black! So let's move on to the bleaching!
So here's the bleaching! Not different than what I did at home I guess? hmmm.....~~~ I needed 4 times bleaching to get my current hair color, so I counted time and knew it was going to be long
So the staffs started bleaching my black root evenly
And used a cool heater machine to make the bleaching process faster
Gabby was kind enough to accompany me at salon, and even blew wind for me because my head is so hot because of the bleaching T___T It's painful as well, bleaching is always like this TxT but why I still go for this pain every time? DUh, beauty is a pain
After 30 minutes, I rinsed it off and blew it dry
ONLY NEED ONE TIME BLEACHING PLUS IT'S ONLY 30 MINUTES BUT MY ROOTS ARE LIGHT ALREADY!
WHAT KIND OF SORCERY IS THIS! OAO
I underestimate the professional technique!
See my hair ends? It's 4 times bleaching! Yes I did it by myself, but DAFUQ? Professional hands are really different than commoner's hands like mine, they can get similr color with only bleaching it once T___T omg I'm satisfied! So no need to bleach it many times! Awesome!
Then another magic began! The staffs braided the top of my head, about 2 cm only
With Mas Audid, the owner of this salon, he's checking to make sure everything's under control :heart:
the braiding process took some time, but they did it so tight and pretty neat!
Guess what's that for!!!?
I was going to get the top of my head curled!
The staff's putting the medicine, and it's only 5 minutes to get it done! OMG So fast right!
Worry not! I won't look crazy!
This curling technique is to get the top off my head puffier as it creates more volume! This will do great for my hair, because my hair tends to get oily and lose it's volume easily, so that way my hair will still look perfect and puffy as if I've blew it dry with hair dryer 8D Awesome!
The staff was carefully removing the braid, my tangled hair made the process became tough, but the staff is very patient and did it really carefully! T_T
Must eat too!!!
That's the finishing look! The top of my head is much puffier! This way I wont have to back comb it again!! :D
In fact they recommended me to do the dyeing later, but I insisted to do it on the same day because I dont really think that I have time to come back again :x but I was rebel, so they had to follow my selfishness XD
The staff was shaking the hair dye as if he shook cocktail haha
Still remember, I want an ashy color? They mix this and that to get this color, I dont know how they do it, they're just, pro!
Me waiting in anxiety while waiting for my hair done, omg omg ASH
My hair looked black and I was a little worried that it would become black instead, and my mom would appear out of no where to say "no more blonde hair, you have to have black hair" and everyone played prank on me, but the idea was too ridiculous LOL
Blew it dry again, my face was quite tense, I was quite nervous to see the result
And this is the finishing color!
It looks dark-silver, but as the time goes by after a few washes, I will get the ash blonde that I want!
The staff says that I still need to recolor it a few times again to make sure that the ash stays still on my hair. He kept telling me "this is awesome and expensive hair color" coz it's really difficult to get this color on asian hair. And they even said my hair was strong enough to handle all the tortures so far, if it's other people, they would have gone bald already wtf
[L-R] = Before hair, after cut and bleached hair, after curled the inside top of my hair, after coloring
With the awesome staffs from Shinjuku Hair Salon!
The hair looked green but I knew it's correct because the last time I tried ash, it was green too at first!
The hair color kept changing according to the lighting, flash, and such!
After 2-3 times wash, it should look fine and become the color that I want! :D which is ash blonde. It will go lighter and lighter than my current hair, but the ash will stay still! can't wait! Feel like hard-boiled egg ready to be peeled off after cool or not! Hahaha
So HERE'S DAY 1ST!
here is picture from my DSLRÂ =
here are some pics from my Iphone =
ASH ASH!!! T____T
see the ashy-tone???? :D
3RD DAY! AFTER 1ST WASH!
[im not allowed to wash it for 3 days :x]
Okay, you guys need camwhore photos the most right ? *Self-absorbed* so I give you a bunch of my camwhore photos with my new hair 8D :heart:
Curl my hair perfectly but the curl lost after 20 minutes wtf!
Soon will fade to lighter ash blonde, the color that I want *__*
I cant wait can't wait!
I think nobody in Jakarta owns this color mwahahahaha.. or at least nobody that I know in here LOL *feels so special*
I got my hair cut, curled, bleached, and colored! It's done fast, and they offer a really great service! From 10, I will give this salon 9,8!!
What I dont like is that it's so far away from my home T_T
Shinjuku Premium Salon is located at Kuningan City Mall 1st Floor and you may try their service by reserving at 021-30480775. Right now they're offering 30% discount as they're newly launched. You can follow their twitter HERE and visit their website HERE for further info :D