The Lunar New Year calls for a hair makeover at Avant Garde! 2017 will be an eventful year- finally get the keys to our BTO, plus work and the blog are occupying most of my time. Hence, I’m opting for a shorter style, so that I head out quickly to conquer the busy day ahead.
I’ve been spotting long curls for 2 years and decided it’s time for a make-over. It was taking ages to blow dry my increasingly thick hair. Life was getting busier and hence I needed a new hair-do which enables me to quickly head out the door.
I yearned for a change. Something bolder. Something more vivid! Yes, I’m sure a trip to Avant Garde (previously known as Georgina’s Hair Salon) will do the trick.
After a lengthy consultation with Georgina on the various options, I decided on colouring a portion of my lower part of my hair pink. However, I immediately changed my mind when Georgina presented a hue she personally concocted, a beautiful fuchsia shade.
Here’s a before picture. The curls are still holding up well considering that the ceramic perm (see here for review) was done 8 months ago.
The first step was to bleaching the ends in preparation for the colour.
Pretty makeup is only half the battle won when you’re trying to look your absolute best. Turns heads at functions with a stunning hair-do at Avant Garde (previously known as Georgina’s) !
With more than a decade of experience under this belt, Jaren’s skills and expertise will ensure that your tresses are well taken care of.
Be prepared for a picture-heavy post of my new hair-do! I can’t wait to share just how stunning and the ceramic perm, highlights and purple dye turned out, hence will be publishing numerous pictures of my tresses in different lighting, with New Zealand’s breathtaking scenery as backdrops.
3 weeks after my ceramic perm at Georgina’s, I returned to touch up my highlights, as well as to try something new-dying my hair purple! This was the first time I deviated from my usual browns and mahogany, and I wanted the look to be subtle. Hence, Georgina recommend to dye only a small section of hair.
Back at Avant Garde (previously knows as Georgina’s) to revive my curls. For the first time in January this year, I tried Avant Garde ceramic perm and have never looked back. I used to think that curls are difficult and time consuming to maintain hence avoided perms. But I was so wrong! Ceramic perms are a breeze to manage, simply apply hair curling cream after a shower, then twirl using your fingers occasionally while the hair air-dries. Scrunch the ends with curling wax and you’ll get stunning tresses. I was so in love with the curls and how much time it helped me saved in my morning routine, I had to get a ceramic perm again!
I was glad that the previous perm lasted me 10 months, which came as a surprise as most of my friend’s perms only lasted them 4-5 months. As you can see, the front portion of the hair is still curly, but the back, not so much (because I didn’t bother with applying curling cream and curling wax as I was going get my hair done).
Sorry for the lack of updates, I’ve have recently returned from a 6-week stay in Australia where I’d surgery to fix my dysplastic hip. Today I’ll blogging about my latest hairdo, which I got done before the surgery.
I wanted hair that brightens my mood, something that I’ll definitely appreciate during the difficult, painful period after the operation. Something that will help make me look better when I’m pale and dishevelled after days of lying in bed. And boy did the gorgeous tresses cheer me up each time I look in the mirror!
Here’s my hair before Avant Garde’s (previously known as Georgina’s) staff worked their magic.