I walked around for almost half an hour and finally walked past I*CON Shunji Matsuo by Lily Xu.
I was in love. I mean look at the interior of the salon! I walked up to the front desk and was immediately offered assistance by one of the senior stylists there, Wilson. He discussed the prices and choices that I had regarding what I wanted done to my hair and was really friendly. You know how some stores think that theyre too elite for teenagers and anyone who isnt an adult to afford their services and would just completely ignore you and flippantly answer your questions? Well Shunji Matsuo isnt a salon like that. Wilson answered all my queries and wasnt patronising in the least bit. From the moment I was lead in and sat down in one of the striking, blood orange chairs, I knew that I would be happy with the results. I had to get quite a lot done to my hair to achieve the results I desired so I had to sit down for quite some time, but instead of it all being really uncomfortable and boring, I was offered magazines to read, tea to drink and frequently asked questions like Is the hairdryer too hot? and If its uncomfortable for you in anyway, just tell me by all the stylists that worked on my hair. Polite conversation was also always going on if I participated in it and the whole atmosphere was really relaxing and not pretentious at all.
After sitting in the chair for two hours, sitting through the dyeing and styling of my hair, I was super nervous for the results because everything seemed to pass by in a hurried blur while I was sitting in the chair and I didnt remember making any confirmed choices.
My doubts were for nothing. I was so happy with my hair that I couldnt stop smiling the whole day. An update on my hair 2 weeks later, after washing it and styling it almost everyday, the colour is still holding up well. It has faded a little to a SLIGHTLY darker shade of red, but still looks vibrant. There is one small section of my hair that has faded a lot and has become an orangey colour, but I love that section too because the colour still looks cool haha.
I hope you guys liked reading this post and are on your way to giving Shunji Matsuo a try, haha For those who are really interested though, this is the price list
It may seem a little pricey for some of you, but trust me, with the service and the results you get, itll all be worth it. I was originally hesitant because of the price but I dont regret getting my hair done there at all.
I just went down to I*CON Shunji Matsuo by Lily Xu yesterday to re-dye my hair and treatment.
To celebrate their 2nd anniversary, they were having a 20% discount for all chemical services so I decided to give this outlet a try. Promotion ends on the 30th August.
This is how I look like before :
I did my hair at Expect Studio located at International Building. I had bleached my hair and dyed it with Red Violet. It was really nice at first and it faded to pink colour. My fringe is very dry from bleaching but I am going to bleach it again to get a colour that I want. Since bleaching is bad for your hair, its necessary to get a hair treatment.
First off, my stylist , Simon, checked on my hair and we discussed about what hair colour I should do. I wanted to do a very bright red and pink but he said that the colour wont last me. And if I really want a bright red, Ill have to bleach my whole hair(which I want to avoid at all cost>
Pretty right? I'm so in love with that colour, but too bad my hair won't turn out to be like that. Ouh well, moving on.
At the same time, they bleached my fringe . Its not a strong bleach because Simon told me he's scared my hair would be damaged very very bad. My fringe had to be bleached twice because the previous colour wouldn't come off. Simon took a great care on my fringe as he was really really scared for my hair. Hahaha!! Aww~~
Wrapped it first~ and then...
Next up, the pink dye~ Sadly, I forgot to take a picture of how the dye looks like. Aaahh!! BTW, I also dip dye my hair but with a different colour. The dye is called 'orchid pink'(sth like that), its like purplish pink hair dye.
Pink dye for me fringe~~
After all the dying is done, they washed my hair and its....NOT DONE! I still have my 2-step hair treatment~
Man, the thing on my head is heavy.
[Btw, the guy behind is Simon~ He left me aloneee:( Hahaha]
After washing and touching up, its done! OMG. Like finally...... The whole process of dying and hair treatment took 5hours++!! My shoulder was aching TT
Selca with my friend who did her hair with me~~~
[She dyed her hair brown and dip dye purple. Nice! *-*]
And now its time to camwhore with my awesome new hair
The colour really stand out in the dark. Whoo~~
(I love me pink contacts~ #justsaying hehe)
I permed my hair at the hair salon that i always patronised; Icon Shunji Matsuo by Lily Xu
at Far East Plaza. My hair stylist is Simon. To be honest, i am not satisfied with my hair
after i saw the result. It is not as what i expected. As this service is very expensive,
i am really disappointed when after i saw my hair. Simon told me that the end of my hair
is already unhealthy therefore the end result will not be as good unless i cut my hair much shorter.
But i refused because he already cut quite alot before he proceed to perm my hair.
I think he cut around 4-5 inches. Its alot to me. My hair is already reaching my butt before
i cut and perm my hair. Now my hair is only to waist length.
And i feel that even if i cut my hair much shorter also no use, so i refused to cut.
I really feel heartache when i see my hair after spending so much money.
I kinda regretted to waste the money. I feel that my hair is ugly.
However, most of my colleagues, some friends and hus said that my hair isnt ugly.
They even feel thati look nicer in this curly hair. And as time pass, i also dont feel that my hair
is ugly. Its just not what i expected, thats why i feel sad and disappointed.
And now, i feel that my hair is quite nice. I actually love curly hair.
It give me a new look. Hus said i look more wild in my curls, he love it.
I am glad that hus love my new look because i decided to perm my hair because of him too.
I know he actually love curly hair to straight hair.
So The final verdict: I prefer curly hair to straight hair. 3.8/5 for Simon.
And though Simon didnt manage to get the result i wanted but his effort and skill is good.
I will and did not condemn him cause of my hair. However, the charges are quite expensive.
I shall divulge the price of the perm hair service. I spend $425 to perm my hair.
Its very expensive right! This explains why i am disappointed at first.
Because i expect much better results with the money spend.
And also my hair is very long, there is extra charges for my extra long hair.
Plus, Icon Shunji Matsuo by Lily Xu is a more well known salon thats why their charges
are much more expensive. And my hair stylist have just be promoted to Master.
Congratulations to Simon once again for being promoted.
I went to Shunji matsuo Icon at far east plaza and the hair stylist is Simon. Result: quite nice. As i have long hair and lots of grey hair, so the hair stylist recommended a darker ash tone color. He can cut quite well and will even style and teach you how to do a temporary style like temporary japanese curl at your hair ends, etc. Overall satisfy. Pricing still within what i have expected..so no shock.
This outlet is managed by Lily Xu under the Shunji Matsuo brand name. Both Lily and her team of stylists are japanese-trained and they often introduce different japanese hairstyling techniques and hairstyles to their clients.
Lily has been my hair stylist for years even before she opened this salon. Interestingly, amongst my friends, at least 10 of us have her as our hairstylist for couple of us for a while now. We didn't all decide that we will try out her services together but it happened that we found out that our friends use her services too. We have been satisfied customers of the hair makeover she gave us and in that light, she is highly recommended.
Got my hair cut today! My usual salon (Clover) was closed by the time I went there so I went to Icon by Shunji Matsuo at Far East instead! And I love the results
My hairstylist Lily Xu at the official opening of her salon, Icon Shunji Matsuo by Lily Xu. She is just a year younger than me, and yet shes already her own boss. Ive been a customer for the past 6 years and I wont go to anyone else for a cut.
New HAIR do, done by Lawrence. A would say, a very good experience I had in the Salon. With awesome hairstylist and great service provided. Hair Cut + Wash = 28 bucks. Totally worth the experience.
Just to share with yall, My hairstylist Lawrence is really nice, he gave me good advice on managing my hair, he even went to the extend to teach me the different ways to maintain or set my curls. His really one great Hairstylist. Not only my stylist is good, others stylist is equally good too. Thanks to Sandy, we got to know this awesome place for a hair cut. =)
I didnt do much to my hair except for a little trimming and changing of parting. Notice the difference?
From a side parting to a centre parting. Still trying to get use to it. If you did realise, the curls on my hair looks different to. If you are wondering if I did a perm again? No, I did not. It was purely a temporary curl done by Lawrence. From now on I have to maintain and make the effort to curl my hair every single day. Lawrence said: You want to look good, you have to make the effort. Trust me, few days later, I will get super tired and lazy to do all these maintainence shit.
It was really a very Last minute decision that both lydia and I decided to go for a hair do today. We actually planned to do it only on tuesday but since we had nothing on after service today, we decided to why not just go and see what we can do to our hair.
Still trying to get use to this hair. Hopefully I know how to maintain it. Lydia is going back for a second round. She is going to have permed hair too. Sooo excited for her. Bet shes gonna turn out to be another HOT BABE on the street. Cant wait for tuesday to come.
If you know me well, you will have actually realise, I cant stick to one hairstyle for long. At most less than a year. I cant stand the side of me looking the same all the time.
Looking back. I realise I kept having long and short hair.
Before this I was all along having short hair in secondary school. I mean it was really short. Bob hair style if you know what it means and I tried bangs too. Literally failed.
Difference might not be really extreme but still at least a change. I always love changes and expecially when I want a new self after some issue happens in my life. I will do some changes to myself to give myself a new look and feel.
If you really like my hair, Sandys hair or Lydias hair do or you want to give yourself a brand new look for the new upcoming year, I greatly recommend you to this Salon.
So much for growing the hair I couldnt stand it, its so thick and difficult to manage, so I snapped it off. To my surprise, the hair stylist is pretty good, really professional and he knows whats the best for you. Shunji Matsuo @ Far East. You can look for Simon!
Service here is good. Very attentive..