Did MUCOTA Rebonding
I did the Mucota treatment here. For more details and pictures on how my hair turned out visit: http://doriateo.blogspot.sg/2014/12/mucota-treatment-at-focus-hairdressing.html
The effect was very natural, even though i already have relative straight hair. Senior stylist Jane attended to me and i must say she is very detailed when it comes to trimming my hair, or making sure that my hair had fully softened etc. She was also very patient when it came to explaining what the treatment was all about. For $170, it was very worth it (especially since i have long hair). You probably can't get such a good price elsewhere.
I didnt have the intention of giving a blog review on my MUCOTA Rebonding experience at Focus Hairdressing when I went for the appointment. But the ever so indecisive me decided that Im going to give a short review of it, almost 3 weeks after the rebonding session, hence the serious lack of proper pictures for this post.
Just, bear with me yeah?
-picture credits to Focus Hairdressing-
Focus Hairdressing is conveniently located at Cuppage Plaza level 1 (opposite Cuppage Terrace), within comfortable walking distance from Somerset MRT. Ive did some quick research and decided to give Focus a try, based on almost NO bad reviews for their Mucota Rebonding, albeit a few criticisms do exist for some of their stylists who might be lacking in some haircutting skills as compared to Marcus (lead stylist).
I did a pretty last minute appointment booking (2 days in advance for a weekend) and managed to get a slot (with no preference of stylists) for 11am (right when they open) on a Saturday. I didnt want to request for Marcus, because who knows how long will the next available appointment date be. I reached the salon promptly at 11:05am, and was tended to by KC, their senior stylist.
This is not my first rebonding experience (I started rebonding my hair 10 yrs back) and Im sure that even if you havent done rebonding before, you should know whats it all about. So I shall skip all the procedures and what not.
One of my pet peeve while having my hair rebonded is that Im always passed from stylist to stylist, and even to trainees (yikes!) as the session progresses, and there MUST always be at least 2 stylists/trainees blow drying and/or flat ironing my hair.
Yes, I know my hair is friggin thick and long, but do you really have to pass me on like a baton and subsequently share me like a piece of meat?
And the sad thing is, I wasnt spared from this over at Focus. Initially KC was really nice and attentive as he blew dried my hair alone after giving it an initial wash, and cut away 3.5 of my horribly dried ends.
But barely 1/4 into application of the straightener cream, he turned to the guy, whos in charge of sweeping the floor, for help.
Err, okay lor.
After that, I pretty much got stuck with the sweep apprentice, even for hair wash, flat ironing, application of neutraliser, and the pear shine treatment. KC left me in his hands midway through flat-ironing to tend to another walk-in customer and only came back for a brief moment to tell him what to do with the neutraliser.
Oh well, at least the apprentice didnt cut my hair, eh?
Ive tried Loreal Rebonding and Shideido Crystallizing Straight Rebonding before. And if you think Shiseido gives you soft and smooth enough rebonded hair, wait till you try Mucota Rebonding. Loreal obviously was the worst of the lot, giving me wiry straight wig-like hair.
Heres how my hair look, 1 day after the rebonding session.
My hair obviously was pretty flat and straight, soft and flowy (because there was wind in my hair, duh!).
And heres how my hair look 2 to 3 weeks after the rebonding session. It has gained some volume after my daily washes (expected as my hair is stubbornly curly), and developed some natural waves (especially at the fringe area) to frame my face/glasses.
I really like how it turns out to give me naturally bouncy, straight looking hair, rather than an obviously rebonded one.
Giving you an idea of how unnaturally straight my hair was after Loreal rebonding. See that turf of wire-straight fringe that extended (as a structurally trained engineer, Im really tempted to describe it as cantilever but I dont think this joke will be well received here) over my glasses frame and basically just went on sticking out from the side of my face because its not soft enough to droop down?
i have just done my hair rebonding at focus hairdressing
Well, i can say that its now my favorite salon! From the time I sat down and until the last step, they keep on asking me if i want water or tea. (so nice!) They are all accommodating. I arrived at 5:30pm and finished at 8:30pm. Luckily, there were no customers yet for rebounding that time. There are two staff who assisted on blow dry, applying of rebonding cream, then treatment and another treatment. I paid $88, which I bought from streetdeal.sg. However, its no longer available now. You can still try to ask and tell them that you didnt manage to get the deal. When I was there, I asked the lady if I can refer a friend, but she has no voucher. The lady told me to just go there and they will charge the same. For normal price, it will be $180. They are using MUCOTA japanese brand. Its really nice on hair. I can also say that the staff are not really pushy on their product and they are all friendly. (ilovethemalready!) They applied the mucota hair serum after rebonding and they just said that its really nice on hair which costs $34. I dont have extra cash that time, so ill just buy next time.
I tried the new mucota anti-frizz hair treatment yesterday at focus hairdressing.
Its quite good eh! Its like straightening, but much less damaging than rebonding.. my hair was so spoilt previously from bleaching etc, so wasnt very hopeful when i went for this treatment.
the procedure is very similar to rebonding, but i read online that they add in argan oil to the cream, so that it can protect your hair etc.
anyway, you can just google mucota treatment.. its new in SG, but a lot of reviews (advertised) ones.. =x
I bought a shampoo at S$42.. a bit expensive.. heartpain..
i hope the smoothness will last.. i did the keratin treatment previously in kimage.. only lasted me for 2 weeks, then its back to frizzy hair =(.
i just noticed this thread. i posted the following experience i had at a new hair salon i tried out at cuppage plaza in another hair thread but think its probably more appropriate in here given the fantastic ongoing promo at the salon and the kind of value you would be getting with such a promo, not to mention that i was actually very happy with the hairstylists haircut. so here goes my little testimony on the salon..
Theres this new small and nondescript hair salon tucked at one corner on the first floor at cuppage plaza called focus hairdressing, i went there today after reading some excellent reviews on his cuts on an expat website and got my hair cut by the owner of the salon, Marcus. I must say im loving his cut so far, which is really quite a feat for me considering how fussy I am and the fact that i normally hate my hair right after its cut as its almost always too short. Heard he was formerly from Essentuals under Toni & Guy but left to open his own salon. His shop is having some opening promotion going on so I got 30% off my $40 bill i paid only $28 for my new hair cut! My mum noticed the cut the moment I got home and said it looked good on me, she was so amazed when I told her i paid only $28 for it Honestly i think i got a very good deal and finally found another good hair stylist (my former hair stylist gene from color bar was fantastic and i loved him but very unfortunately for me, he quit and went back to malaysia ) whom i know i am able to rely on. Am definitely a satisfied customer and it puzzles me that Marcus is not very well known. Granted, hes not very impressive or polished in person but is patient and pleasant and most importantly, he gave me a great cut which is \#$%^ing hard to find. And at the price he charged me? How can i not be sold? would def recommend marcus highly to anyone whos looking for a reliable and skillful hair stylist who gives great value for money hair cuts. so anyone whos looking for a change in hair stylist, go try out marcus, i dare say you will most probably be very happy with him!.
I have been having my hair cut by David at T & G but tried Marcus yesterday as I can never get an appt with David when I want he and my hair looks FAB !!! I would definately suggest going to him. I have bob length naturally very curly hi-lighted hair.
Went last week and had Marcus cut my curly hair! THE BEST haircut I have had since moving here 2 yrs ago. He did an amazing job cutting and doing highlights in my naturally curly hair. I definitely recommend him!! HE is my hairs new best friend here in Singapore!!!
Marcus did a great job and it only cost $35.