Not really news anymore since it’s been almost 3 weeks since I’ve done my hair!
And after spending half a day (actually, 7 hours) on Salon Vim’s chair and giving my butt a major ache… bleaching, touching up, coloring, and coloring again…
From my old hair color of turquoise-blue ombre… to a Pink Blue Pirple Ombre hair color!
Hair Coloring by John of Salon Vim, Hair dyes by Manic Panic (Cotton Candy Pink, Pillarbox Red, Ultra Violet, & Shocking Blue)
See how the colors are blended and gradient-ed so nicely? The results – color isn’t color-blocked or patchy, everything flows really nicely!
I must say, I really give John a headache whenever I step into the salon with my hair ideas and hair dyes. *whistles* But I’m thankful that my hair color always looks good when I step out of the salon!
The purple-blue part I love the most…!
If you ask me which hair color combi I like more… I actually quite miss my turquoise-blue. Ohter than the fact that I’m biased towards blue-greens, I honestly don’t fancy having reds on bleached hair, simply because when it fades it can be ugly – a dirty yellow-orange reddish tone, unlike the browns you get when you do red on brown hair. Blues and greens however, fade more naturally (cos our bleached hair is yellow) and this means the hair color actually “lasts” longer – in fact my gradient hair still looked like it was dyed like that on purpose despite all the fading after 4 whole months!
Note: Cotton Candy Pink from Manic Panic DOESN’T WORK well with hair that isn’t bleached till white – it turned out like a faded red which was really horrible – John improvised on the spot, and managed to dilute my Red Dye and give me a hot pink color which luckily was really close to what I was doing for – thank god I have a brilliant hairstylist!!!
This hair color doesn’t bleed much though, as compared to the blue-green which saw all the towels I used in my europe trip turning blue, *coughs*.
After the first two washes, it has stopped bleeding completely and I could stop using a black towel, haha.
I’ll be doing up a post on hair care products I use frequently for my _seriously_ damaged hair soon, because quite a few have seemingly expected my hair to just drop off or melt away from all the bleaching, heh.
There’s a reason why I only go to John of Salon Vim for my crazy hair colors – he has really some good skills with coloring and gradients – check out his other works! (taken from his Instagram)!
(Pssssst: If you’re interested in doing hair with Salon Vim, quote my name and get a 10% discount on services! For those who know me or have my hp number, use that instead!)
Not into funky colors? It’s okay. You can trust your hair with Salon Vim & John man.
From now till 31st July, they have some coloring deals / hair care promos going on! Call up to enquire more on prices and such.
Salon Vim is located at:
313 @ Somerset Orchard Road
Tel: 68847757 / 68847767
Monday to Friday 11am – 9.30pm
Saturday to Sunday 10.30am – 9.30pm
You can send enquiries to them on their Facebook as well.
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated to, nor paid for raving about their services – I genuinely love John’s work and Salon Vim!
I am not a sponsored blogger for Salon Vim – I paid for the hair coloring session myself, which I am unable to tell you how exactly much it is because different hair bases and lengths have different prices and work needed to achieve certain looks – for example, I went through bleaching twice, and had to do touch ups which means it’s more expensive than someone who starts off with black or evenly dyed brown hair. Do give Salon Vim a call or pop by for a quick consultation for a more accurate quote.