so yes, on monday, out with the boys and as we were about to head for our movie, was approached by this lady from toni and guy to model. initially said no but her reaction was pretty scary. no kidding. haha. so i stopped to listen and her student came along and well.. pretty much got convinced and said ok to a free hair cut + dye.
went today to their mandarin gallery outlet and really didnt know what to do with my hair so i left it to them to decided. the lady who approached me is the art director there. shes actually pretty nice and i like her style. quite goth. noticed her on monday due to her heels. real pretty.
decided to go short and left it up to her student, france (spelling check), to cut my hair under her supervision. was really scared and thought over and over if i should back out but didnt. haha. why not try something new, right?
the hair cut took pretty long as he went section by section. having learnt a little about hair dressing before, the sections REALLY MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE and as a student, youll always be sort of scared and cautious. but i usually give up towards the end and well the whole thing gets screwed up. no surprise im not learning that and doing that as my career. haha.
after the cut, had highlights. dark red ones. not a big fan of red but heck it, why not?
surprisingly the dye only took around 30mins and its all done!
real tired and bored face. sat there for about slightly over 4 hours.
still, pretty happy with the new hair do. didnt take much pics cause i was rushing back home to settle stuffs and now waiting to leave home!
hope i dont regret cutting it this short after awhile and im kind of glad i agreed to come. just a whole new experience
Chaya (Toni & Guy, Heeren) has given up work
I was recommended another colourist at the same salon to try, and suffice to say I went shopping in a headscarf today. Tomorrow I have to go to work and I will feel embarrassed to be in a professional environment with this ridiculous hair. Its patchy because many strands of hair are two or three different colours along their length (I dont even know how she managed this) and there is a bright stripe down the parting where its much lighter near the roots. Its awful, and it cost a small fortune.
I doubt Ill go back and ask her to correct it, as chances are she just doesnt know what shes doing with Caucasian hair and does not have the skills to do it right, so I wouldnt trust her not to make it worse.
Im thinking I might try Cedric. Very depressed at the money Ill have to chuck at this to make it look passable, and probably it will never look right until this mess has grown out. Any other suggestions of a colourist good enough to fix it are VERY welcome!
Chayas other ex-clients, good luck, youll need it.
They saved my poor hair after toni and guy did a shocking job on my blonde highlights
tony & guy are really good, i have very blonde hair that they highlight for me, its about 220.00 bucks for half a head, well worth it if you want to be blonde and not a carrot top.
Cheya at Toni & Guy Hereen did my hi-lights and they are just as good as my old hairdresser in London who had been doing them for 7 years.
Forget trying to get a cheap hairdresser you really do get what you pay for. I have had hi-lights done by a local hairdresser who said she was trained in London and I left with reddish and very brassy hair. Her suggestion when I said I wasnt happy as I expected to be the same blond I was when I arrived with my roots done, was not to stand in any bright lights.
It cost me a fortune to get it repaired and I had really dry hair for ages after as my hair is naturally curly and dry to start with. Now I just pay and so far at T&G have not been disappointed..
Im not sure there is much difference. I had mine rebonded at toni and guy and am very pleased. Singapore humidity was making it a nightmare and now its literally wash and go for the first time in my life! It doesnt seem to have effected the condition. but it was expensive and apparently is supposed to last about 6 months but I think more likely 4-5. Its also not dead pan straight which was good for me, he did it to look natural. I agree I think if you can, its worth having it done by someone who knows (sort of) what they are doing!
I would also recommend Toni & Guy. They give better consultation and listen to you. But their charges are extremely expensive.
Toni & Guy, I went to the one at Heeren. One of the directors did my hair.
You could always try a few places for a simple wash and blow to test their service & expertise. But then it all depends on your type of hair. Alot of salons are use to handling straight hair.
I have curly hair so Im still looking around for places that can understand my hair. Toni & Guy is ok but they really charge too much.
I decided to be itchy & get a new haircut..
So 4 hours and $720 later, this is how I look..
i went to toni & guy. the one at heeren
mel cut it for me and bryan was the senior tech who supervised the styling.
he gave me something called a softened rebonding for a more natural look, which apparently is similar to straightening, rebonding and everything under that family tree.
it was pretty expensive i guess because i had long hair she had to cut the ends with me standing up!! if youve got shorter hair itd probably be cheaper
im with gypsy queen toni & guy in the hereen is great. i go to chaya for color (absolutely fantastic) and quester for cuts.
when i first came to singapore i went to another recommended salon in takashymia and i swear the color was so bad after the THIRD attempt they didnt even bring me out from the back of the room and i walked out of there the color of a copper penny! it was horrendous. so bad that my husband actually asked if i scared my son when he saw me
i had always gone to toni & guy in london and jakarta (not sure why i didnt just go there when i got here) but chaya sorted me out straight away and ive been going back for 2 years now. the color is very natural and usually lasts 3-4 months.
i did go to another stylist at toni & guy hereen to begin with and the first cut was fantastic the 2nd one i look liked id been on the chopping block. chaya was the one who recommended quester to me. hes one of the creative directors and really very precise about his cuts. i have semi wavy hair that is fine but a LOT of it so i really need someone who understands how my hair kicks out in certain areas and grows to full around the crown. ive also been growing out my hair since ive been seeing him and have managed to have no crazy stages where i just need to wait them out. couldnt be happier.
you have the name of two highly recommended stylists also the name of a colorist. worth checking out!
I have had hair nightmares galore here in Singapore but now go to Toni & Guy at the heeren on orchard road and love it! Chaya does my hi-lights and David cuts my hair, both are excellent and I cannot recommend them highly enough. I would not go to anyone else and have tried a fair few salons so although they do not cost the aforesaid $10 per haircut, they are well worth the extra pennies!