What Do Asian Women Really Want? By Chez Vous Hair

Oh hi hi! I think because of my work, I have turned lazy and rarely dress up or even tidy up. However recently, I finally got moving and visited my favourite hair salon – Chez Vous hair.

I went to them for HELP this time because my hair was in desperate need of treatment and a new cut & color and that’s where they introduced me their new services for Asian women!

Being Singapore’s most innovative hair salon, Chez Vous teams up with professional hair brand Goldwell to create three unique new services to help Asian women achieve their ultimate dream tresses!  The three groundbreaking services,  #GlassHair, #RightColourMatters and #FakeAsh was created so that Asian women can finally achieve their dream, Instagram-worthy hair and discover the hair colour that truly suits their unique skin tone, facial features and shape.

Basically Asian women have three main issues when it comes to hair, allow me to diagnose the issues one by one.

  • The Problem: Choosing a hair colour is not easy for Asians. Most online beauty guides and techniques are not applicable as they focus on Caucasians and Hispanics and end up confusing or even misleading Asian women into selecting hair colours based on trends, instead of what enhances their look best.

The Solution: #RightColourMatters Diagnosis. A simple yet accurate methodology created to determine the right hair colour for each and every Asian woman — it assesses how our skin and facial imperfections alter with different hair undertones and recommends corrective hair colours that will best complement our features.

  • The Problem: S.E. Asia’s sweltering heat and humid climate causes our hair to be unruly, unmanageable and frizzy.

The Solution: #GlassHair. Inspired by the famous Korean trend of achieving flawless and smooth “glass skin”, a programme (inclusive of a treatment and Goldwell Kerasilk premium homecare) was developed to achieve the same effect for your hair. The result: hair with long-lasting, heat-activated glass-like smoothness.

  • The Problem: Ashy and dusty hair is trending among Asian women in 2018. But with more than two rounds of pre-lightening required to achieve these shades, they are not confident of achieving the look without severely damaging their hair.

The Solution: #FakeAsh Colour Service. A brand new approach to hair colouring, #FakeAsh uses just one session of pre-lightening and combines two to three “easily achievable” hair colours to create an optical illusion of Instagram-worthy ash tones. This service is designed with Asians’ natural hair in mind.

I tried out the #RightColourMatters Diagnosis and here are my thoughts about it. Honestly I have always admired fair girls who can pull off black hair and never knew why I couldn’t! I also realised I couldn’t pull off certain colours too (besides black). For people who like trying colours (I have tried purple, blue, pink, green, grey, ash, blonde etc. just to name a few), you might notice some colours look better on you and some don’t.  Someone with an equally fair skin tone could look good with black but not me as our skin tone is still slightly different. I was given various color charts to play with and at the end of the session, I understood blue and green colours were more suitable for my skin tone. This is equally true for my choice of colours for my wardrobe.  A lighter blue made my face look sharper, and more radiant as compared to a darker blue. However as I am still young, a sharper look would be more ideal but if the customer is an older lady, red which gives a more plumped up look would probably be more suitable.

Next, I tried the #GlassHair treatment. I was asked to leave it on for at least 48 hours. The end result is glossy and softer hair. It is so much so much easier to manage now. Drying time is also much shorter.  As usual, a treatment isn’t complete without Goldwell Kerasilk premium homecare! The 4-step DIY home practice is 1. Shampoo 2. Condition 3. Mask 4. Control. This comes with all #GlassHair treatments.

Oh and I almost forgot. Besides all these services, we need a hair cut that complements your face shape. I mostly walk out of salons regretting my hair cut but this time, I loved it! Victor is really talented I must say! He gave me shorter hair as requested but when I wanted to go shorter he kindly advised me not to because any shorter would curl at the ends and I would have trouble with styling it! He also taught me that layering at the ends would make my hair look frizzy hence he only layered slightly at the top to give my hair volume.

Here are the immediate results! Hubby commented he loves how classy and soft my hair is as compared to all the previous dye jobs I had! Teehee styling is also much easier because its so soft. All I need to do is blow dry and use a curling tong to curl the ends slightly. This can be done in 10 mins unlike the past when I needed at least 30 mins.

If you wish to try, you might be interested in the #RightColorMattersDiagnosis and #GlassHair promotions.

Taobao Women’s Day Sale from 7-9 March 2018!

In conjunction with Women’s Day, Taobao is having a Women’s Day sale this 7 to 9 March 2018! Stay tune to the end of the post for a special promotion! I recently got to try some skincare beauty tools from one of their merchants, Momoup and boy am I in love. These skincare tools are must-haves for anyone who hates wastage of products and loves to travel. They have a wide range of beauty tools available however as I do not want this post to be too draggy and the some products are really quite straightforward, I shall just share with you a few star favourites.

First up, would be the travel friendly box of Syringe Cosmetic Tubes. Perfect for traveling, the box comes equipped with four individual tubes.

comes with four individual syringes!

Tried and tested, they are leak proof, reusable and best of all compact and portable. How to use? Check out my usage directions below:

Step 1 – Remove leak-proof silicon cap
Step 2 – Place syringe directly into the bottle and pull the plunger gently to extract the product. For slimmer or longer bottles, attach needle tip to syringe
Step 3 – Turn plunger in anti-clockwise direction to detach it and fasten the syringe by attaching the silicon cap

Step 4 – After usage, clean the syringe with the brush provided

This beauty tool is suitable for storing serum, toner, moisturiser and liquid foundation.

The next interesting beauty tool would be the Foaming Bottle with Massaging Brush.

This beauty tool comes with a soft foaming brush applicator that helps to massage the skin, removes impurities and cleanses pores.

The brush can also be removed easily for cleaning and comes with a lock to prevent leakage during travel. Quick tip: only use cleanser which is soluble for best foaming effect to prevent blockage of the pump.

Follow below for the usage directions:

Step 1 – Pour Cleanser into bottle
Step 2 – Pour water into bottle; water to cleanser ratio should be 2:1. Make sure to leave ample space for mixing
Step 3 – Mix the solution thoroughly by gently shaking the bottle. Press the pump to release foam
Step 4 – Massage your face with the silicon brush in upward circular motion

Last but not least, there’s the Makeup Brush Dry Clean Sponge!

Makeup enthusiasts would know how troublesome it is to clean and dry brushes. The process of cleaning brushes is quite a time-waster. This product makes cleaning brushes a breeze as it is effective and requires no drying time!

The cover is made of tin, which is durable and protects the sponges. I love that its compact design is great for travelling. Each set comes with 2 sets of sponges.

Black portion is made of activated carbon filter sponge for easy cleaning and removing of unwanted residue while the white portion can be used to tidy the brush.

Find out the usage directions below:

Step 1 – No water or cleaning agent required
Step 2 – Simply swipe the brush against the black sponge 3 to 5 times
See! It really cleans. All the residue is left on the sponge.
Step 3 – Tidy the brush using the white sponge

Of course, these are not the only products Momoup has! They have other beauty tools available which I have not mentioned. Usage is pretty straightforward hence I did not elaborate much on them.

Visit HERE for more great deals and remember to stay tune to their GREAT Taobao Women’s Day sale this 7-9 March 2018! 女王 Special: from 7th – 9th March 2018 get 5%, 10% or 25% off when you buy 3,5 or 7 momoup products respectively. So hurry!

Thank you for reading :) I hope this helps!