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Been quite busy with personal projects of late so I have not been really blogging. And I really need to get back on track with that job hunting, I can feel myself sinking into my comfort zone. I need to get creative, go out and do my thing or simply do something besides shopping :X

So let’s just do a quick summary on what I have been up to. First of, I had Brazilian Gold Keratin treatment done. I had a trim but this hairstylist noob ruined my hair, she practically thinned my hair by 50%, leaving it with too many layers and super frizzy. So I had to tame it but I could not see myself splurging $300 on a hair treatment. Which is why a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do and that was to head down to Fave (old Groupon) to grab a coupon for Keratin treatment. My girlfriend actually shared this with me and I decided to give it a try. I know there are a couple of Keratin treatments on Fave, the one which I had selected was Luxe X M at Katong 112.

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Time For A Change

I was too busy to get my hair done the past few months and only managed to find time this weekend to visit Salon De Choix. In a way, I should be thankful that my hair grows quite slowly so my natural roots ain’t very obvious. But having brown hair all the time was getting boring for me, I decided that it was time for a change.

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My new stylist is Ricky, he was thinking about some funky styles for me. Unfortunately, due to my client-facing job nature, I am not allowed to have anything that is too groovy. We eventually settled with red. Because red is bright and yet not too loud. It’s gorgeous and looks good on me. Plus, I love red on my hair.

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So I had 3 different colors on my hair. The base was the same shade of brown I’m currently spotting, followed by a middle layer of red and then black for the bottom layers. Sounds interesting? Yes, this is a new technique which I’m experiencing for the first time.

Now, let me share a quick run through of the whole hair session process. Dye was applied to my hair and then left on for around 30mins. After this, I had it rinsed off. And yes, this is my favorite part of a pampering hair session at Salon De Choix. They have these incredible massager seats in the hair washing area are an indulgence for the tired out working mother I am. And that’s not all, the head massage by Ricky helped relieved some tension and made me enjoy my hair session even more.

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Next, I had the argan oil hair mask treatment to moisturize my hair after the dye job. After the second rinse off, my hair was trimmed before it was blown dry.

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For my color-treated hair, the stylist used the Kerastase Elixir Kultime to achieve rich texture in my colored locks, so that it reflects light and radiance. It’s lovely fragrance is inspired by Coco Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle. And as my hair has always been dry, the Rapid Repair Spray was used to provide more moisture. Now my hair feels so soft and smooth, I can run my fingers through without getting any tangles!

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I am very pleased with the outcome. The colors looked great on their own but when put together, it created an even greater impact and the whole image is just simply gorgeous!

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The top layer is brown, middle layer is red and the ends are black. Such contrasting colors which are edgy and yet still safe for work.

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Want to have your hair done? Please go to Salon De Choix and LIKE their FACEBOOK Page. Do check out Salon De Choix, it’s located conveniently at 3 Killiney Road #01-06 Winsland House 1.  

Remember, you must mention my name CHARLOTTE for 15% off their hair services. Alternatively, you could go to App Stores to download their app – just search for “Salon De Choix

After installing it onto your smart phone, you can register via the app. Make bookings via this app to get 15% off! If it is your birthday month, you get an additional 20% off! Do share this great news with your friends and family 😉

A day as a HDB Taitai Wannabe

Today was a great, well-spent day where I got to run my errands and best of all, didn’t have to go to work. (OK, so I took leave). Anyway,Mocha had to go to the groomers and so did his mummy.

And where else would I head to but Salon De Choix, conveniently located at Winsland House 1. If you are driving, then you can park at the Orchard Central car park which offers one of the cheapest parking fees in town.

Some camhoring before heading to the salon… 

I just had my hair colored a month back and the roots ain’t really showing. So I settled for a head massage & hair treatment today. The head massage included a treatment for sensitive scalp. All these chemical treatments like dyeing my hair have left my scalp rather red, angry-looking and ultra sensitive, so it was time to give it some good old loving. While the hair treatment nourished my tresses so that they were smooth and healthy-looking again.

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Check out the products used…

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The massage was so pampering, I nearly dozed off. After the massage from the hair oil with rose extract, I had my hair washed. And the massage that followed during the hair wash was so relaxing, I think I did really fall asleep for awhile.

The shampoo used (pictured above) was also specially suited for sensitive scalp. After the wash, I had a solution sprayed onto my scalp to soothe it. This was followed by the hair treatment with the Mythic Oil (as shown above).  Then followed by a 2nd hair wash to rinse off.

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Finishing up, I had my hair styled into lovely curls, complete with the sweet-smelling Kerastase Elixir Ultime serum.

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Oooh I’m so loving my temp curls 😛 It looks good even in a side pony tail.

Wanna try out the treatment I had? Or planning to change your hair style? Why not try Salon De Choix and get 15% off their hair services when you mention my name CHARLOTTE or just say you got to know about them through A BEAUTY AFFAIR blog if you can’t pronounce my name.

Salon De Choix, it’s located at 3 Killiney Road #01-06 Winsland House 1. Their shop is just after the carpark entrance to Winsland House 1. My stylist is Miss Elein. 

Or you could go to App Stores to download their app – just search for “Salon De Choix

After installing it onto your smart phone, you can register via the app. Make bookings via this app to get 15% off! If it is your birthday month, you get an additional 20% off! How cool is that!?

Do also check out below for their current on-going promotion! It’s till 15th June 2013.

GO to Salon De Choix and LIKE their FACEBOOK Page

[Review] New ASIENCE Leave-On Hair Treatment range

Oh look what we have here… It’s the new ASIENCE Leave-On Hair Treatment range.

“Stepping out of house with the perfect hair, only to find your confidence waning by mid-day? With Singapore’s humid weather creating undesirable frizz and flyaway, having silky-smooth hair would seem almost unattainable. Achieving beautiful hair that lasts all day is just a step away with the New ASIENCE Leave-On Hair Treatment range.

Containing ASIENCE’s exclusive Beauty Essences (Lotus Flower, Camellia Oil, Pearl and Shell Ginger Leaf), the range provides intensive repair and moisturises hair from within. Enhanced with a hair ‘veiling’ ingredient,ASIENCE’s advanced Moisture-Lock Complex retains moisture to give long-lasting smoothness and manageability, so you can flaunt those silky tresses at any moment, everyday!”

Now, I’m excited to try out the leave-on hair treatment for myself 😀

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So there are 3 types available as different hair types require different treatments.

ASIENCE Leave-On Treatment Water: For Tangled and Untamed Hair – Light as water, it instantly repairs and retains moisture without weighing your hair down

ASIENCE Leave-On Treatment Milk: For dry and frizzy hair – Nourishing yet non-greasy, it instantly repairs and retains moisture to keep hair beautifully soft and healthy

ASIENCE Leave-On Treatment Oil: For Severely Dry and Damaged Hair – Concentrated yet non-oily, it intensively repairs and retains moisture to keep hair glossy and healthy

Judging from the above list, my hair type belongs to the tangled and untamed kind so the ASIENCE Leave-On Treatment Water is most suitable for me. Having it a spray bottle makes it really convenient to use.

You can use this on towel-dry or damp hair, simply just spray a few times while making sure that it’s evenly spread out before combing through. I’m amazed at how hassle-free and easy this is. I would most probably be keeping a bottle of it in my car so that I can look neat and presentable before my appointments.

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As you can see in the BEFORE photo, I’m quite a victim of frizzy, tangled hair with all the flyaways. But after using the ASIENCE Leave-On Treatment Water, my hair is so much neater and manageable. Now I can say goodbye to cursed flyaway hair!

With a texture and consistency that’s like water, I don’t need to worry about any oily sheen or if hair that would look unnatural and stiff. So this one is definitely a keeper :)

ASIENCE Leave-On Treatment range retails at S$14.90 and is available at selected hypermarkets, supermarkets and pharmacies.

 

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