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We have that dedication. We will never be satisfied with our creations. To us, there will always be ways to improve for you. It will always be "99% Perfect" for us.
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First impression : Love the coziness of the space, small yet inviting ambience. Well maintained and clean! Staff are pleasant, warm and greets you with a smile! :)
Secondly : The stylist who'd attended to me, Shan, was genuinely patient and knowledgable with her explanation /recommendation of a Scalp treatment. (I didn't feel the 'hard sell' that some others do as with my previous experiences at other salons).
Thirdly : She understood well what I'd expressed and wanted for my cut/style.
Overall : I left feeling satisfied as a first time client/customer. And, with a clean tingling scalp after the 'Scalp Scrub' treatment ~ which I do highly recommend. ll enjoy your experience too! :)
Great location along Haji Lane. Friendly, patient and professional staff who went through the details before finalizing the hair cut.
Absolutely loved the service provided. Way to go!
Last week, I finally got my hair colour done again at 99 Percent Hair Studio! The last hair colour was from January and it lasted me so long, fading to these gorgeous colours:
This time, I wanted to tone down my look by going for fewer colours. I had so many colours in my hair greens, blues, purples and pinks And I just wanted to keep it simpler by going for purples and pinks. This is my hair before they started work on it:
Shan bleached some of the coloured areas to get the colours out so that my new purples and pinks would go on nicely. Here she is adding the new colours! Katherine also helped with the dark brown base colour!
Blowing dry loving the vibrant end result!
The colour placement is also really cool because the look becomes really versatile. I can wear my hair three different ways, changing the parting to hide or to emphasize the colours.
The normal way I wear my parting I have hidden layers underneath on one side, and obvious layers on top on the other side side.
If I need a more subtle look, I can just switch to a centre parting and my brown layers will hide the colours so that the colours just look like layers underneath on both sides.
Finally, for a more striking look, I just make my parting more extreme, flipping more of the coloured areas over to the other side so that I have coloured layers on top on both sides.
So cool!!! Totally loving my new hair! And this is another pic taken when I went back a few days later for a wash and blow (done by Hazel).
All of the stylists at 99 Hair Percent Hair Studio are so awesome.
Very professional and very friendly. thanks shan and hazel
Thanks to shan for great haircut and help me to understand my scalp situation.. will come back again ^_^
Thanks to Fion for the wonderful hair cut.. A lovely and beautiful hairstylist..
A great experience and thank u to Katherine who was very attentive & patient! Will definitely be back for more!
Cosy and relax salon '~ feel like home. Staff here are friendly
If you havent noticed or realised, Ive had my hair permed and coloured! This wonderful hairstyle of mine is thanks to Fion from 99 Percent Hair Studio@Haji Lane. Im in my salon hopping phase still, so I visit different salons in search of THE salon for me. If you have read my previous hair post, I had mentioned that I went to I*CON Shunji Matsuo by Lily Xu@ FEP to cut my hair short. The experience there was pretty good, but Im always trying to find a better one(aka cheap and good). Its like my constant search for the holy grail of all foundation/skincare. If youre interested in 99 Percent Hair Studio, you can check out their Facebook page here.
99 Percent HS is not cheap in my opinion, but at least Im really happy with my experience there. I spent around 6 hours there. 6 HOURS. Thats like one of the longest time Ive ever spent in a salon. Thus it was lucky that I had a good experience there. It was also nice that my friend came along as she wanted to get her hair coloured. Thus we had each other for entertainment, even though it did get boring at times.
Why a perm?
My hair is naturally wavy/frizzy. I go for rebonding every now and then to get my hair tamed. My mum prefers the silky straight hair look, so Ive never really gone for a perm. However, I had this sudden epiphany one day. Wont a perm be better since my hair roots grow out curly/wavy? I was also sick of flat, black hair. I became convinced that a perm will be better. It took some effort to convince my mum before she gave me the green light to go ahead.
I booked an appointment at 1pm (11 Dec) with the salon, but ended up reaching later. The salon was pretty busy. Its a small but cosy salon. Its located in Haji Lane itself, so if youre waiting for your hair colour to set in, you can always go out and shop for a while. Haha. I booked Fion since her skills are highly reviewed!
Anyway, I told Fion that I wanted to perm my hair and maybe even colour it if possible. Usually, it is advised that people dont get colouring and perming/rebonding done in one sitting because that can seriously damage the hair. I was able to perm and colour at one go though, because Fion said my hair was strong enough. I told her how I wish for my hair to look like and she gave me a couple suggestions. We discussed for a while and she also showed me pictures of what to expect. Cool fact: she told me that if I coloured my hair and then perm, the perm solution will lighten up some parts of my hair, resulting in slight highlights! I thought this was pretty ingenious. After that, she gave me the colour book to pick a colour and left me. It was almost an hour till she got back to me (she had so many customers hair to do!). It was such a long wait that me and my friend got bored talking to each other. Haha. Thankfully, Fion returned! I was stuck between 2 shades of brown (yep. brown has more than one shade) but managed to pick one quickly.
This is kind of how my hair looked like before cutting. Black hair. Flat. Help.
We finally got down to the wash and cut phase. Whew. That was a long wait. The washing part was ok. It didnt hurt or anything. On a side note, the shampoo smells really gooooood. So with my hair washed, Fion got down to cutting my hair. The first thing she did impressed me. She didnt ask me where my parting was and got it right at first go! This might be insignificant to you, but a huge relief for me. Usually, I would get stressed when hairstylists ask me wheres my parting, because I dont know it exactly myself. (I just figure it out somehow while drying my hair) As a result, I would end up with weird strands poking out when I do not get back to the same parting after the haircut. Thus imagine my relief that she got my parting right without asking me. It shows that she actually noticed wheres my parting before she washed my hair. Or maybe she decided it on her own. Or maybe she just got lucky.
Moving on, this is how my hair looked like after it got cut:
a tiny picture of me from my chair. Hairs not looking that great yet.
After that, I got my hair coloured. I had to sit and wait for almost an hour for the colour to sink in.
My new hair colour! If youre wondering about the book, its James Joyces Dubliners, which is a good read:)
Next, the perm solution was applied to my hair and left to sit. I had to do digital perm, because of my rebonded hair. According to Fion, the cream that is used in rebonding can only be overwritten by the solution used in digital perm because theyre the same cream. Worst still, my hair is resistant to chemical treatments, so she had to leave the solution in a little longer.
Waiting for the perm solution to sink in Heres a super unglam photo.
Next, she used a curling wand to curl my hair. I was surprised since I expected those rollers that you see in dramas. I had a slight shock seeing how tight the curls were initially. After Fion loosened the curls, they looked much better. A bit of styling cream and some fussing later, a beautiful head of curls is born.
And now Im done! Yay!
So thats how my hair looked right after the salon visit. Honestly, I wasnt totally wowed by my hair initially. I really like the colour, but wasnt too sure about the curls.
The whole trip cost me around $289, after paying for membership and using the discounts that comes with it. Fion charged me lower than the listed price for colouring and perm as my hair was short. Anyway, I paid more than this when I went to get my rebonding done at Jean Yip with my long hair, so I saw it as paying for my yearly rebonding.(Jean Yips silk rebonding is the only rebonding treatment that looked good and didnt dry the hair up like crazy).
However, the curls looked alot better loosened out a few washes later. My love for my hair grows each day. Plus, Ive received many compliments for my hair (Yay!).
My hair a few washes later~ Can you tell that the curls have nicely loosened to look slightly more natural now?
Living with Curls
2 months later, Im still in love with my hair. My roots has grown out somewhat, but I really like the curls. My hair has that nice swishy feeling when I shake my head. Having colour and perm done havent seriously damaged my hair. My hair doesnt get tangled much and my ends are not dry(despite how it might look). I got the volume and lightweight look that I wanted. The bonus is that I wake up with pretty much amazing hair on most days. Who knew curls are so fuss free(for me at least)? To maintain my hair, I just do my usual routine of shampoo and deep conditioning every other day. I make sure to blow dry my scalp and the hair near the scalp, leaving the ends to air dry. The curls spring back after the hairs dry. On days when I really want to enhance the curls, I add a bit of mousse.
My hair after adding in some mousse. My curls are still not fully dry so its not poofy yet. My hair gets curlier the next day.Bedhead+mousse=Curls galore
(Btw, this is me barefaced, aka no foundation. I love how clear my skin is right now. HAHA)
Caring Hair Expert Contour Styling Mousse, It contains hair conditioner which helps keep my ends soft. I got this from a Watsons in Bangkok for 64baht (I think). I think this mousse is not bad. It doesnt give that crispy feel that some brands do.
Thanks for staying with me till the end of the post. I know it has been a very long post(but its a detailed post about my 6 hours long trip that has been condensed into a 5 minute read). I hope my story has contributed to your own research on hairsalons and hairstyles that you might want to try out in the future. For those looking to try out 99 Percent Hair Studio, I highly recommend Fion ^^(but do book an appointment before you go, since they can be really busy). So what do you think about my hair? Do you like curls or straight hair? Feel free to comment or tweet me (@yangel0130)!
Have been visiting 99 percent for the last 6 months ever since a friend recommended the place. After 3 visits to Fion, I am happy to say that I have found my hair heaven. For one thing, I like the fact that they specialise in creative and super trendy styles. Very important for me since I like brightly coloured hair that stands out!
More importantly, maybe due to the fact that they use a lot of organic products, my hair has vastly improved after going to them. I still dye my hair a whole lot, but Ive noticed its condition has been slowly but steadily improving over time! Theres no point having beautiful hair when you step out of the salon unless it stays just as awesome even days or weeks after and that was what I got. Major love!
You can see my before-after photos on my blog:http://blog.myfatpocket.com/valerie/2013/11/99-percent-hair-studio-the-aftermath.html