That's the reason why i only visit the salon once a year.
So like my normal routine hair cut every year, i went down to Salon Vim for a hair cut.
I knew about Salon Vim and my hair stylist, Gary whose the director of Salon Vim after attending the Bloggers' launch by Loreal professionnel introduction their Mythic Oil and Stylist products. And of course, as Director of Salon Vim by Chez Vous, one the salons designated by Loreal Professional as their flagship store, Gary was one of the speakers at the launch.
During the launch, the blogger were sitting around "complaining" about our hair issues to gary and of course i did a ton of questioning about my FLAT!!! hair. My questions were answered BUT my problem is not solved. My hair is still flat and i got more and more fustrated by it each day.
So straight after the Lunar new year holidays, i made an appointment at Salon Vim to see gary.
|Pic taken from Salon Vim fb page|
Although, Salon Vim is located in the heart of orchard road, the interior deco of the salon was surprising simple. And by simple i DUN mean run down. Simple earthy colors, clear cut lines and cool natural light made the salon less sophisticated and more edgy with its natural simplicity. I remember reading somewhere that a salon shouldnt be fulled with fancy colors, decos and lighting as only the simplest environment can show the true color, texture and style of ones hair.
I understand that there words in some of the local forums that Salon Vim is very overhyped and all advertorials. I have my own doubts after making the appointment, doubts about their service and most importantly if they are going to hard sell me products!! *HATE IT THE MOST!!* But, i still went for my appointment and even brought my personal barber (boyfie) with me.
Upon arrival, we were shown to our seats and were served drinks and even biscuits. I didn't have to wait too long for Gary to come over and say "Hey, i remember you from the product launch". I told him i wanted a hair cut cause i needed a change in style and i've had enough of my flat hair. Gary asked if there is a particular style i wanted and how much length can he take off. And my answer to him was, i dunno and please dun take off too much length.
|Before picture taken from instagram on me complaining about my hair|
i was than sent to the basin for hair wash. Remember i said that i become super anal when it comes to my hair? Hair wash is one of the service that i seriously hate, it's either the water is too cold or the person's nails are too long or water splashing all over my face or rubbing of my ears for no reason. However, the hair wash at Salon Vim was a rather enjoyable one.
Not too much pressure was used, no wash splashing all over the place, the lady that helped me with the hair wash also checked the water temperature with me and the head massage was a rather relaxing one plus she took her time during the head massage no rush and no sudden pressure. *feelingzen* After hair wash, my hair was blown dry.
Next, Its Gary's action time *sounds like some kind of action hero act, but Gary is seriously very friendly*, he did his little consultation and told me it's extremely important as he need to know what his clients really want before he figures something for them against their problems/ requirements. As i do not have a particular style that i wanted, i told gary it were be up to him BUT he have to help me with 3 problems under 1 condition.
Problem no. 1: I have got really flat hair
Problem no 2: My hair parting has been since forever and i'm afraid my hairline is starting to move up
Problem no 3: The ends of my hair tends curl toward my right if they are over cut.
And,the condition: he is only able to take away 1 inch of my hair length
My boyfie was sitting beside me looking rather irritated about me being a pain in gary's ass but no problem, my hair is in good hands!
Gary gave me full body hair at the ends, he did explain his cut and i remembered hearing him mention triangle scut?? or something along the line. Cannot really remember as he was talking and telling me alot of stuff about himself, his path to success and his passion for hair modifications! *super word to use* I mentioned he was really friendly remember? Anyway, problem 3 solved as full body hair can weigh down my hair and prevent them from going haywire.
He then move to the top, did some snaps and instantly volume appear, he also helped me change my hair parting and teach me how to maintain it. So again problem 1 and 2 solved.
Gary also took the pain to style my hair and made mi look so good, everyone on my facebook page went crazy. BUT the truth is i did not perm my hair!! i know the curl looks super gorgeous and i look super feminine with them but it only lasted awhile *sadface*
|After!! pretty much!? i want those curls!!|
Anyway, i dun feel that the praises and advertorial are too much for Salon Vim. They provide good service, project professionalism and a whole load of friendliness. What can anyone ask for??
I do admit that the price tag may be a wee bit high but we humans need to pamper ourselves once in a blue moon when our pocket allows us too...
So for those who are interested to find out more, go add them on their facebook page for more info.
Till my next post, Stay pretty!!
PS. this post is not sponsored! mi pay money ok!!!
PPS. Boyfie say he can retire as my personal hair barber. =/