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Help - Hairdresser needed for Blonde Caucasian hair!!!

Postby zoe_finn » Fri, 22 Jun 2012 10:19 pm

Hi everybody,

I am moving to Singapore in four weeks time and I hope you can help!!!! As you can imagine it is a very stressful time and my fiance doesn't seem to understand why I am stressing about my hair! Hopefully somebody out there will.

I naturally have dark blonde/light brown hair and I have been getting it bleached for about two years now. So i have a full head of scalp bleach, followed by a toner.

I have heard sooooo many horror stories on the web about hairdressers in Singapore turning hair green or not knowing how to do a full head of bleach. I would dye my hair brown but as I am getting married next year this isn't really an option.

Does anybody know of a good/ experienced hairdresser, preferably western who could help me. Or maybe I should get highlights? Or is blonde just not an option?

I certainly don't want to be bald on my big day!

Hope you can help Zoe :-)

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Re: Help - Hairdresser needed for Blonde Caucasian hair!!!

Postby cxxx » Sat, 23 Jun 2012 10:03 pm

Hey, I had the same worry when I moved here, found a salon in tanglin mall called Sabune cabane which does pretty good blonde highlights, not as good as back in the uk and double the price but my hair isnt green!

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Postby Zeenit » Sat, 23 Jun 2012 10:18 pm

After 4 yrs here, they can colour but not cut. I use Toni and Guys and a cut and colour is about $300 -$400 per visit. So go very close to your move and that way you have a 6 week good hair. Don't worry about hair going Green that is swimming pool chemicals and that's easy to solve. Ketchup solves that issue. SERIOUSLY!!

If you have special hair products buy it and ship it, believe you me its cheaper in the UK.
Give a shout when you here if you need hair advice.

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Postby amberblush » Mon, 25 Jun 2012 10:14 am

No hope.

JK. They won't make your hair green, but they are pretty lousy at handling hair out of the usual straight black hair that most Chinese girls have. I don't know any salons to recommend personally, but I would think that the good salons will be where the expat communities are. Holland Village might be a gd place to start. Like Zeenit said, be prepared to pay loads.

I have extremely curly hair from my Portugese roots and have never had a hairdresser do exactly what I want. Just last week I decided to spend more money to get a professional salon to put highlights in my black hair. It's not the colour I want, and they splashed way too much over the top of my head so it's very uneven. So I understand your worry. Asking for a good recommendation is a gd start.

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Postby morenangpinay » Sun, 01 Jul 2012 1:20 am

hey im asian and im not satisfied lol..they tend to cut hair with a boxed up pattern and dont bother to customize the haircut to the shape of your face...

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Postby cottonwool » Sat, 27 Oct 2012 4:26 pm

Be very careful who you decide to go with! I'm naturally brunette but wanted to go blonde for a change, after asking in a few different hairdressers I went with Shirley Mah in Jurong West, as they were cheaper ~$125 (I'm a student so didn't want to pay loads).

What a mistake!

They brought out a colour chart and we discussed the end result I wanted, they said they would have to bleach it twice and then put the dye on it to get the right colour. I've never had my hair coloured before in a salon (usually do it myself) so I thought okay that's fine. I don't know how they managed it but I ended up with completely multi-tonal hair. They didn't bleach or dye my roots until I asked them about it nearer the end but by then it was too late, I thought they were maybe leaving them to bleach only once to limit any damage to my scalp.

The whole thing was awful, I left with patchy hair that was a mixture of white blonde, bright yellow and ginger, stil withl brown roots. I ended up having to buy a brown dye the next day to try and make it semi-reasonable, but the colour difference is still very obvious. What's worse is that because it was bleached/dyed so much in the space of 24 hours it is in a horrible condition. So dry and brittle, most of my hair around the hairline snapped off so now it's all wispy and frizzy.

That was 3 months ago, and even with trying to constantly deep condition it etc it is still very dry, making extremely slow progress in getting it back healthy again. So yes, I would advise choosing somewhere that has A LOT of experience with caucasian hair to avoid something like my disaster! Especially if you're getting married soon. Hope it helps!

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