2017 Chez Vous Hair Salon Promotions

Chez Vous Hair Salon 22nd Anniversary Special Promotions

It’s time for a celebration! we are turning 22 this year and you’re in for a treat with our great Chez Vous Hair Salon Sale! Pamper yourself to a wonderful transformation and save up to 50% with these time-limited bundles. Terms and Conditions apply.

Bundle 1 (Above Shoulder Length):

$299 + 7% G.S.T. (Usual Up to $600)

Bundle 2 (Below Shoulder Length):

$399 + 7% G.S.T.  (Usual Up to $800)

Includes:

  • 1 X Haircut
  • 2 X Chemical Services (e.g. Colour & Highlight, Digital Perm & Kerastase Fusio Dose Treatment)
  • 1 X Complimentary Bespoke Boosters Set worth $60 for you to enjoy in-salon grade treatment back home (Winner of Harper’s Bazaar Hair Awards 2017)
  • 1 X Hair Shots worth $55 to strengthen hair fibre during chemical services (powered by goldwell BondPRO+)
  • Optional: Enjoy 10% off all products (Minimum 2X)
  • Optional: Enjoy 50% off Express Revitalizing Supreme Treatment (Winner of Her World Spa Awards, 2016)

Terms & Conditions:

  • Valid from 1st August 2017 – 30th September 2017, Sunday to Friday.
  • For participating stylists only – Emil Khor; Khim Toh; Oscar Lee; Readen Chia; Shawn Chia; Serene Tan; Veyond Chong; Victor Liu; and Wai Kan.
  • Strictly through direct reservations only. Quote #22ndAnniversary to enjoy these deals. For reservations, reach us at 6732 9388 or emailus@chezvoushair.com during operating hours.
  • Not to be used in conjunction with other in-store offers, vouchers, promotions, or packages.
  • Chez Vous’ Management reserves the right to amend and / or cancel the perks without prior notice.

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The Great Chez Vous Hair Salon Sale

Hair Salon Promotions

EXCLUSIVE STUDENT PROMOTIONS AT CHEZ VOUS HAIR SALON

Student Promotions at Chez Vous Hair Salon

Good News! For the very first time, students can enjoy 30% off all hair services at Chez Vous Hair Salon, starting 2nd May 2017 (monday to  friday only). #duetopopulardemand #wehearyou

Terms & Conditions

  • exclusive to students below the age of 25
  • student pass must be shown during payment to enjoy this promotion
  • valid from monday to friday only
  • for participating associate salon directors and salon directors only
  • strictly by reservation via emailus@chezvoushair.com only. please quote #studentperks when making a reservation through email.

Short Hairstyle Ideas 2017

Long Hairstyle Ideas 2017

HOW TO CHOOSE THE CORRECT HAIRSTYLE THAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

THE RIGHT HAIRSTYLE =  SLIMMER FACE +  FAIRER SKIN +  LOOKS YOUNGER!  HAVE YOU CHOSEN  THE CORRECT HAIRSTYLE?

Choose the right hairstyle, and you’re up one notch on the style factor. Your friends might even comment that your face looks younger, slimmer and fairer. Remember – your hairstyle constitutes more than 50% of how you look. Not sure how to choose the right coiffure? Read on and enjoy great savings at Chez Vous with our 22nd Anniversary Special Promotion.

STEP 1: SHOULD YOU CHOP OR STOP?

At Chez Vous, we believe that the right length depends on your face shape and personality. When in doubt, use the 3-inch golden rule for Asians. This rule is a great way to differentiate a long-shaped face and one that is shorter.

Short or Long Hair?

First, get a ruler and a comb ready. Position the comb horizontally below our chin, then place the ruler vertically below the ear. The distance between the pencil and the ruler is what we want to measure. Close to 3-inch – Lucky you! You look great whether you chop it short or keep it long.

Shorter than 3-inch

Chop please. If is less than 3 inches, it means you have a shorter face, which suits shorter cuts like the Bob. In fact, many Asian ladies have this type of face shape.

Model: Joyce | Designed by: Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous, Veyond Chong | Services: Cut; Base Colour Customisation

Longer than 3-inch

Keep your tresses down. A longer face favours longer locks. Think Kim Kardashian.

Model: Rachel | Designed by: Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous, Readen Chia | Services: Cut; Hair Contouring using Rose Pink Balayage hues

Of course, many women are afraid to cut their hair short, fret not. There’s always the Lob (Long Bob), which is, as you would have guessed, is a longer version of a Bob. It usually stops at the shoulder or goes past a little (this really depends on how long your neck is). This versatile style is able to hide the larger lower jaws too, yet it is neither too long nor too short. Many ladies, with longer face shape are going for the Lob, for a change.

Model: Eunice | Designed by: Chief Salon Director of Chez Vous, Thomas Teo | Services: Cut; Hair Smoothing Treatment

STEP 2: FRINGE BENEFITS

Your bangs should be chosen based on your face shape too, to create the ideal contour – oval.

Long Face Shape:

Fringes work wonders for those of you with a longish face. Ideally, the bangs should start from one cheekbone and end at the other cheekbone, blending into the two sides to create a more ovalish face shape.

Model: Katie | Designed by: Salon Director of Chez Vous, Serene Tan | Services: Cut; Base Colour and Highlights Customisation; Cold Perm

Inverted Triangle Face Shape:

This is a bit trickier. The fringe must be shorter or part in the middle, and allow the length to increase gradually post the arch of your brows until it reaches the widest point of your face. Voila! You have just created a more ovalish face shape with this new hairdo.

Model: Daphne | Designed by: Chief Salon Director of Chez Vous, Riz Tan | Services: Cut; Sombre Hair Colouring Technique using Rose Brown hues

Short Jawlines Face Shape:

The way to deal with short jawlines is to have a long side-parted fringe that is extended and layered gradually to create a more elongated look.

Model: Cindy | Designed by: Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous, Readen Chia | Services: Cut; Hair Contouring using Ash Balayage hues

Square Face Shape:

Layered long side-parted fringe also suits women with square face shapes. The parting should start from the arch of the brow, and longest length of the fringe should end below the widest point of your cheekbones, covering it soft blended layers. Never try a hard full bangs that is above the brows, unless you’re Jessie J, full of personality and character to pull off such a look.

Model: Lily | Designed by: Salon Director of Chez Vous, Serene Tan | Services: Cut; Base Colour Customisation

High or Wide Forehead Shape:

Again, bangs comes in handy for some cover-up duty. Dense and thick bangs (either straight or side-swept) that start an inch below the highest point of the crown will do just that. A length between the eyebrow and eyelid works best.

Model: Jasmine | Designed by: Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous, Shawn Chia | Services: Cut; Colour and Highlights Customisation

Round Face Shape:

Moon-faced ladies won’t go wrong with a 3:7 side-parted long layered fringe. The longer end must be long enough to conceal the largest part of your face, making it appear slimmer. Never, ever go above the brows unless you have short forehead!

Model: Patricia | Designed by: Salon Director of Chez Vous, Serene Tan | Services: Cut; Colour and Highlights Customisation

With the correct cut, layers and fringe type, women with rounder face can sport short hairstyles too. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Model: Sarah | Designed by: Chief Salon Director of Chez Vous, Thomas Teo | Services: Cut; Colour and Highlights Customisation

For a “sweeter” alternative, a textured or Korean-inspired airy fringe where the length gradually increase post the arch of your brows until it reaches the widest point of your face will work too.

Model: Jean | Designed by: Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous, Oscar Lee | Services: Cut, Amplified Treatment K-Perm

STEP 3: COLOUR MY HAIR, COLOUR MY LIFE!

What colour goes well with you? Hair colouring – besides being a statement of personal style, it can also brighten someone with sallow or dark skin tone significantly!

Asians tend to have yellowish skin and may find it difficult to choose the right hue. Try putting a white piece of A4 paper against your face in natural or white light and look at yourself in the mirror. Is your skin tone reddish, fair, dark or lack radiance?

Although the main focus is on matching hair colour and skin tone, do take the colour of your eyes, your favourite lips and makeup shades into consideration too so that you won’t look like a sad mismatch.

Fair (Pale or Ivory) Asian Skin Tones

Guess what? Most hair colours go well with fair skin tone except blonde. Light blonde shades might make one look “ghost-like”, unless, of course you do put on makeup regularly such as a bold lipstick colour; or eyeliner; or some blush to go along with it. Yes, we’re all so envious of the fair damsel, who can take on almost any colour.

Model: Luanne | Designed by: Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous, Oscar Lee | Services: Cut, Amplified Treatment K-Perm, Base Colour Customisation

Reddish Asian Skin Tones

Suitable hair colours: coppery gold, ash brown, dark brown, olive, greenish or blueish Hues.

Colours to avoid: Maroon Red, Wine Red and other Warm Colours

Many women with reddish skin tones could be due to sensitivity of their skin, or the fact that their skin is very thin, hence revealing fine capillaries. Try olive hue, or take on coppery gold or ash brown. Maroon red, wine red and other warm colours will “enhance” the reddish tone on one’s face, so these are a no-go.

Model: Caroline | Designed by: Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous, Veyond Chong | Services: Cut; Hair Contouring using Olive Brown Balayage hues

Model: Aldora | Designed by: Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous, Readen Chia | Services: Cut; Hair Contouring using Ash Brown Balayage hues

Healthy Asian Skin Tones

Suitable hair colours: dark brown, dark blue, red copper, rose gold, reddish brown

Colours to avoid: Brown, Brass

Those who are not that fair can pick darker browns, reddish hair colours so that the skin tone appears lighter. Want to have an instant brightening laser treatment? Try Rose Gold or Strawberry Red hues.

Model: Annabel | Designed by: Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous, Shawn Chia | Services: Cut; Chocolate Mauve Hair Colouring

Darker Asian Skin Tones

Suitable hair colours: brown, gold copper, copper, copper red

Colours to avoid: yellow-brown, yellow-green and other colours with yellow hues

Ladies with darker skin tones need brighter colours to bring out their skin colours, and brown hues have the greatest effect. Colours like copper browns or light browns will make darker skin elude a softer charm. Highlighting could be a choice too but stay away from highlights that are too yellowish. Black lowlights is an option too if you have natural brown tones to begin with.

Model: Joyceline | Designed by: Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous, Readen Chia | Services: Cut; Creative Colour

22nd Anniversary Special Promotion

It’s time for a celebration! we are turning 22 this year and you’re in for a treat with our great Chez Vous Hair Salon Sale! Pamper yourself to a wonderful transformation and save up to 50% with these time-limited bundles. Terms and Conditions apply.

Bundle 1 (Above Shoulder Length):

$299 + 7% G.S.T. (Usual Up to $600)

Bundle 2 (Below Shoulder Length):

$399 + 7% G.S.T.  (Usual Up to $800)

Includes:

  • 1 X Haircut
  • 2 X Chemical Services (e.g. Colour & Highlight, Digital Perm & Kerastase Fusio Dose Treatment)
  • 1 X Complimentary Bespoke Boosters Set worth $60 for you to enjoy in-salon grade treatment back home (Winner of Harper’s Bazaar Hair Awards 2017)
  • 1 X Hair Shots worth $55 to strengthen hair fibre during chemical services (powered by goldwell BondPRO+)
  • Optional: Enjoy 10% off all products (Minimum 2X)
  • Optional: Enjoy 50% off Express Revitalizing Supreme Treatment (Winner of Her World Spa Awards, 2016)

Terms & Conditions:

  • Valid from 1st August 2017 – 30th September 2017, Sunday to Friday.
  • For participating stylists only – Emil Khor; Khim Toh; Oscar Lee; Readen Chia; Shawn Chia; Serene Tan; Veyond Chong; Victor Liu; and Wai Kan.
  • Strictly through direct reservations only. Quote #22ndAnniversary to enjoy these deals. For reservations, reach us at 6732 9388 or emailus@chezvoushair.com during operating hours.
  • Not to be used in conjunction with other in-store offers, vouchers, promotions, or packages.
  • Chez Vous’ Management reserves the right to amend and / or cancel the perks without prior notice.

5 Bad Habits to Break this New Year for Better Hair Days

New Year, New Hair, New You. There are things you are doing to your hair on a regular basis that could be destroying it!  Let our team of Associate Salon Directors, Shawn, Readen and Oscar guide you in getting healthy-looking and manageable hair.

Using Flat Iron or Curling Tools On Wet Hair

5 Bad Habits to Break this New Year for Better Hair Days

For effective heat-styling, an average hair straightener or curling tool has to heat up to 150 to 200 degrees, both are way above the normal boiling point of water, which is 100 degrees. When moisture in the hair turns from liquid to gas, it expands rapidly, causing severe damage from within, far worse than when hair is dry.

Always blow-dry your hair first before using any heat-styling tools. Also, invest in a heat protecting spray such as Goldwell Kerasilk Color Protective Blow-Dry Spray which helps protect your hair from mechanical and heat damage, while locking colour in.

Not Drying Your Hair after Washing It

5 Bad Habits to Break this New Year for Better Hair Days

Many customers have the misconception that blow-drying their hair will cause severe damage, thus leaving it to air-dry (natural-dry) is a much better option. Unfortunately, that’s wrong. Air-drying allows moisture to stay in the hair for prolong period of time, causing it to swell from within. This causes greater damage to the hair in the long run. Instead of air-drying your hair, apply heat protecting spray before using medium heat to blow dry your hair.

Wasting Your Hair Conditioner and Masque via Incorrect Application

5 Bad Habits to Break this New Year for Better Hair Days

Many women apply tonnes of conditioner or masque just by lightly scrunching or rubbing the products on wet hair after shampoo, leading to wastage and sub-optimal results. The proper way to apply hair conditioner or masque is to section hair into 4 broad sections, after that massage all the goodness into the hair in 20 to 30 downward motions, per section. This will aid absorption and help close the cuticles for a smoother and shinier finish. Lastly, use a wide tooth comb or Tangle Teezer to comb through the hair thrice per section for even distribution. Leave-in for 5 to 10 minutes.

Not Using a Colour Depositing Blonde Shampoo for Blonde or Ash Coloured Hair

5 Bad Habits to Break this New Year for Better Hair Days

Most Asian’s hair contains significant amount of red pigments. Which is why colours like Ash Browns, Cool Browns or Ash Blonde, transit (fade) into brassy shades quickly. Using quality Colour Shampoo, Conditioner and Masque will help to some degree, as these products will help bring down the pH level of the hair, thus locking these colours in. That said, to really maintain the cool or ash colours in your hair for a long period of time, try using a Colour Depositing Blonde Shampoo on alternate days. Our top-pick – Pravana Purple Toning Shampoo. It really works!

Not Prepping Your Brush before Brushing Your Hair

5 Bad Habits to Break this New Year for Better Hair Days

Brushing your hair can cause mechanical damage to its cuticles due to friction, leading to split-ends. To prevent that, always use a blow-dry spray to give your brush a few good sprays before brushing your hair. Your hair will thank you for that.

This article is brought to you by Associate Salon Directors, Shawn Chia, Readen Chia and Oscar lee. Slots are filling fast for Chinese New Year. Reach us at 6732 9388 or emailus@chezvoushair.com to secure a slot today.

COOL ASHY HAIR COLOUR IDEAS FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR

Chinese New Year is approaching, and you’ll most probably see tons of red hair during house visiting. Instead of going for the usual reds, why not try #Ash? Wear them and your relatives won’t gossip about your love life. Instead, they’ll talk about where you have done your hair colour, in a good way (of course).

Dark Roots with Silver Grey Hair

Probably the most talk about hair colour these 2 years. Just search #grannyhair ; #greyhairdon’tcare ;  #silverhair on Instagram and you’ll get what we meant.

Dark Roots Silver Grey Hair, Designed by Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous, Shawn Chia

Olive Ash Brown Balayage Hair

For those of you with  reddish skin tones, you may try sporting Olive Ash Brown Hair Hues. The tinge of green in the hair acts like a brightening facial or laser treatment. As, it will help neutralize the redness of your skin, making you look fairer and brighter. Who can say no to that?

Olive Ash Brown Balayage Hair, Designed by Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous, Readen Chia

Cool Brown Balayage Hair

What about sporting a cool brown balayage that is still office-friendly this Chinese New Year?

Cool Brown Balayage Hair, Designed by Salon Director of Chez Vous, Serene Tan

Ash Lilac Balayage Hair

Let’s be honest, not all of us can take cool ashy tones. If warm tones suit you better, try Ash Lilac Balayage interject with a warm brown base instead.

Ash Lilac Balayage Hair, Designed by Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous, Readen Chia

Ash Brown Balayage Hair with Pink Underlights

Spice up ash hair colours with some pink #underlights !

Ash Brown Balayage Hair with Pink Underlights, Designed by Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous, Veyond Chong

DARK BLUE ASH GREY HAIR

Blueish Ash Grey – It’s subtle yet stylish. Good news! This hue will fade to ash grey in due time.

Dark Blue Ash Grey Hair, Designed by Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous, Veyond Chong

JAPANESE INSPIRED MATT COOL BROWN BALAYAGE

If all the above hair colours might cause your boss to come after you for flouting the office dress code. Try cool matt browns instead. This classic tone is both fashion-forward and work-friendly.

Japanese-inspired Cool Matt Brown Balayage Hair, Designed by Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous, Shawn Chia

Cool Brown Balayage with Ash Blonde Highlights Hair

Sometimes, the magic lies in the details. Add some ash blonde highlights to your dark brown hair today and make a statement even with workplace-friendly hair.

Cool Brown Balayage with Ash Blonde Highlights Hair, Designed by Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous, Veyond Chong

SMOKY AMETHYST HAIR

Guys, forget about grey locks. It takes a real man to sport this hair colour. #SmokeySexyHot

Smoky Amethyst Hair, Designed by Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous, Oscar Lee

SOFT LAVENDER WITH A TINGE OF COD GREY HAIR

How can you not love this hair? #hairgoal

Soft Lavender with a tinge of Cod Grey Hair, Designed by Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous, Readen Chia

Slots are filling up fast. Reach us at 6732 9388 or emailus@chezvoushair.com to make your reservation today!

From the team at Chez Vous, we wish all of you a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year. #TooBlessedToBeStressed

PS: Chez Vous will be closed from 27th to 31st January 2017 for Chinese New Year and 13th to 17th February 2017 for our company trip to Japan. Also, our Expertligent Fix You Programme will be closed to end February 2017.

Best Hairstyles and Hair Inspirations for the Festive Season

Get in the mood! Try a new look this festive season and wow all the party-goers. Chez Vous Hair Salon has put together a selection of the best hairstyles, from work-friendly hair colors to chic short haircuts, and everything in-between.

WORK-FRIENDLY HAIR

Who says work-friendly hair must be boring? Take a look at these sophisticated shades that will most probably not break your office dress code.

Matt Brown Sombre

Neutral shades like this complement all skin tones. Subtle enough for work, bold enough for parties!

Matt Brown Sombre | Designed by Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous Hair Salon, Shawn Chia

Chocolate Mauve Hair Color

Chocolate-Mauve hair is the hottest color trend blowing up on Instagram. When rose gold and rich brunette cross-pollinate, the results are undeniably gorgeous. For working professionals, opt for more browns than rose pink for a more subtle effect.

Chocolate Mauve Hair | Designed by Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous Hair Salon, Shawn Chia

Ash Balayage Sombre

This ash brown shade best suits women with reddish skin undertones, as the tinge of green will help neutralize it.

Ash Brown Sombre | Designed by Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous Hair Salon, Veyond Chong

Natural Warm Brown Sombre

Seamless blending for a smooth sailing new year!

Natural Warm Brown Sombre | Designed by Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous Hair Salon, Readen Chia

NEW TEXTURE. NEW YOU.

Change your hair texture for a brand new look.

C-Curl Rebonding

What do all the Korean female celebrities have in common? C-curls, of course. Many of them have sported hair with C-curls at least once in their career. So what are you waiting for?

C-Curl Rebonding | Designed by Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous Hair Salon, Oscar Lee

Soft Korean-Inspired Curls

Dreaming of K-Pop worthy, soft, flowing curls? Why not try Chez Vous’s Amplified Treatment Perm – winner of Harper’s Bazaar Best Retexturizing Experience.

Soft Korean Inspired Curls | Designed by Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous Hair Salon, Veyond Chong

C-Curve Rebonding

C-Curve Rebonding – created by Associate Salon Director, Oscar Lee, to make women with bob hair styling regime easier. Want a fuss-free new year? Try this.

C-Curve Rebonding | Designed by Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous Hair Salon, Oscar Lee

START AFRESH. MAKE HEADS TURN WITH CREATIVE HAIR COLORS.

It is no secret that fashion’s mania with creative-hued hair will still be trending in 2016. If your job allows it, why not? #YOLO

Pastel Pony Hair

Sport a fantasy-inspired hair color style for a magical Christmas, anyone?

Pastel Pony Hair | Designed by Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous Hair Salon, Readen Chia

Pastel Blue X Metallic Silver Hair

Isn’t this CL(chaelin lee) from 2ne1 inspired hair color beautiful?

Pastel Blue X Metallic Silver Hair | Designed by Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous Hair Salon, Shawn Chia

Rose Brown Ombre Hair

2017 will be a rosy one as all shades of Rose, be it Rose Brown; Rose Pink; Rose Copper; or Rose Gold will still be trending.

Rose Gold X Brown Ombre | Designed by Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous Hair Salon, Oscar Lee

Bubble Gum Frosting Hair

Let us bring your imagination to life!

Bubble Gum Frosting Hair | Designed by Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous Hair Salon, Shawn Chia

BE BOLD. GO SHORT.

Want to start afresh this New Year? Nothing beats going from long to short. After all, cutting off all the damaged ends, and reducing shampooing and styling time – don’t seem to be a bad idea.

Bob Hairstyle | Designed at Chez Vous Hair Salon

WOB – Wavy Bob

Ride your gorgeous (hair) waves into this festive season. #Wob or Wavy Bob is the hottest hairstyle trending on Instagram right now!

Wavy Bob | Designed by Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous Hair Salon, Shawn Chia

Asymmetric Bob

If you desire something edgier, and you have the personality to pull it off, why not try sporting an asymmetric bob?

Asymmetric Bob | Designed by Salon Director of Chez Vous Hair Salon, Hensley Chin

Pixie

Pixie is still the a-list hairstyle ju dour. Many celebrities who needs a fresh start or a career revival; be it launching a new movie, album or chart-topping single; tend to go for a pixie cut to relaunch career. Think Miley Cyrus and Rihanna.

Pixie Cut | Designed by Salon Director of Chez Vous Hair Salon, Hensley Chin

New Hair, New You! Walk out of Chez Vous feeling fresh and ready for this party season. Schedule an appointment with us at 6732 9388 or emailus@chezvoushair.com today!

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391 Orchard Road

#05-05 Ngee Ann City Podium

(Takashimaya)

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5 Hair Myths You Should Stop Believing: Transforming Hair Myths to Hair Tips

5 Hair Myths You Should Stop Believing: Transforming Hair Myths to Hair Tips

5 Hair Myths You Should Stop Believing: Transforming Hair Myths to Hair Tips

“Over brushing causes unnecessary tension on the follicles and mechanical damage on hair cuticles – which can lead to split ends and weakening of hair. Instead of spending time brushing your hair 100 times, spend the effort on massaging conditioner or masque onto hair, 100 downward motions each time, post shampooing. This way, the hair cuticles will be closed, resisting humidity to prevent frizz, and better reflect light for shiny, healthy looking hair. This technique will also enable better absorption, for longer-lasting results, preventing wastage.” Says Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous, Readen Chia.

5 Hair Myths You Should Stop Believing: Transforming Hair Myths to Hair Tips

5 Hair Myths You Should Stop Believing: Transforming Hair Myths to Hair Tips

“A study comparing blow-dried hair to naturally-dried hair found that blow-drying causes more damage to the hair’s external structure, but air-drying causes damage deeper within each strand! When hair is saturated with water for extended period of time, it swells from within causing severe damage internally. Sorry to disappoint you, naturally air-drying your hair is not that healthy after all.” Says Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous, Shawn Chia.

Minimizing damage caused by blow-drying is easy. Always apply heat-protectant before blow-drying to minimize mechanical and heat damage. Also, use medium heat and hold dryer 6 inches away from hair, making sure to move the dryer continuously.

5 Hair Myths You Should Stop Believing: Transforming Hair Myths to Hair Tips

5 Hair Myths You Should Stop Believing: Transforming Hair Myths to Hair Tips

“Frequent trims do not make hair grow faster. Your hair grows from your scalp, not from your hair ends. That said, frequent trims makes hair look fuller. Because, it prevent those annoying split ends from moving upwards. Many customers have long, but thin-out ends because they don’t trim their hair regularly.” Says Salon Director, Serene Tan.

5 Hair Myths You Should Stop Believing: Transforming Hair Myths to Hair Tips

5 Hair Myths You Should Stop Believing: Transforming Hair Myths to Hair Tips

Sorry to burst your bubble, but once hair is split, it’s a done deal. The only way is to trim these ends. So is it a waste of money to spend on serums and masque that claims to repair split ends then?

“The answer is NO! These products can temporary “glue” those split ends together, preventing it from splitting upwards. Conditioning your hair with these smoothing products can also reduce mechanical damage, thus reducing the occurrence of split-ends!” Says Salon Director, Serene Tan.

5 Hair Myths You Should Stop Believing: Transforming Hair Myths to Hair Tips

5 Hair Myths You Should Stop Believing: Transforming Hair Myths to Hair Tips

“Do we wash our face daily with cleanser that is prescribed specifically for our skin type? Yes? The same applies to our scalp. Not cleansing it daily can cause congestion, leading to future scalp problems. Always use a shampoo that suits your scalp type daily, followed by a conditioner or masque that is tailored to your hair concerns.

For working professionals or moms who are seriously time-poor, we know that using a conditioner can be too time-consuming. Try this instead. Apply cleansing conditioner to your hair, focusing from mid to ends, to cleanse and moisturize at the same time. Do not rinse off. You can then use a scalp shampoo to cleanse your crown area. Rinse off together with the cleansing conditioner. It’s fast and effective!” Says Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous, Readen Chia.

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6 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HAIR MASK

6 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HAIR MASK

#1 ARE THERE DIFFERENT TYPES OF HAIR MASK?

Generally, there 2 types of hair masks – Strengthening and Moisturizing. Both are equally important to maintain and create healthy-looking hair.

Strengthening Masks usually contains ingredients such as Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Lactic Acid, and Arginine. These masks help strengthen and repair hair from within, boost elasticity and resilience, to prep hair for future chemical services to prevent breakage.

Moisturizing Masks usually promotes hydration, silkiness and brilliance, by coating hair with moisture binding ingredients such as lipids and cuticle smoothening actives such as silk protein. Another important aspect of Moisturizing Masks is that they reduce friction, thus preventing mechanical damage before it even happen.

Purchasing a reputable hair mask is important! A good hair mask such as Goldwell Kerasilk Masks, have “water-proofing” functions, reducing the amount of water entering the hair, to prevent re-drying, and help lock hair colour.

#2  HOW OFTEN SHOULD WE USE A HAIR MASK?

Best Strengthening Hair Mask: Redken Extreme Strength Builder Plus Fortifying Mask

Depending on mask types, for strengthening masks such as Goldwell Kerasilk Reconstruct Mask and Redken Extreme Strength Builder Plus Fortifying Mask, you can use it daily as your conditioner, to boost your hair’s elasticity and resilience level, while conditioning it. It will not cause excess build-up.

For moisturizing masks such as Kerastase Nutri-Thermique Mask and Elixir Ultime Mask, use it once a week.

#3 IS THERE A CORRECT WAY OF APPLYING HAIR MASK?

How to Apply Hair Mask Correctly?

Yes. Applying hair mask the correct way can double the effectiveness while lower the amount of product usage.

After shampoo, use a Tangle Teezer to detangle hair, starting from the ends first, follow through to the crown. This step is critical!

A little goes a long way. For long-length hair, apply 20 to 25ML of hair mask. For mid-length hair, apply 10 – 15ML of hair mask. More mask on your hair does not mean better results. Just make sure your hair is lightly coated – extra blobs will not be absorbed any way.

Divide hair into 4 sections, apply hair mask in downwards massaging motion. This repetitive downward motions will facilitate absorption, and close cuticles to create smoothing and moisture-locking effects. Each section should ideally transform from dull-looking to glossy-looking hair after 30 to 40 downward massaging motions.

After which, use a warm towel to wrap hair up, and let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes. Before rinsing, apply conditioner over mask-treated hair first to lock the benefits into hair and prevent over-stripping. Rinse thoroughly with cold water.

#4 CAN HAIR MASK REALLY REPAIR SPLIT-ENDS?

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Let’s be honest here. No!

Split-ends “repairing” hair masks act like temporary plasters that smooth and mend split-ends, not curing them. That said, it is important to cement these split-ends together to prevent further erosion and damage, before your next haircut. Preventing damage is more important than cure.

#5 DOES HAIR MASKS MADE OF HENNA WORK?

Is Henna a blessing or a curse?

Yes, the Henna plant produces a natural, temporary ingredient from its leaf called Lawsone, which binds the hair with proteins and helps seal the cuticle and prevent split ends. This plant also has conditioning and thickening properties.

BUT…

It causes build-up – the worst nightmare for many professional hairdressers. It handicaps many colourists’ judgement and ability to accurately achieve the shades and tones you desire. Removing Henna that are accumulated in hair is one of the most damaging in-salon procedure ever.

Also, some Henna products might contain metallic salts. When stored inside the hair, it reacts adversely with texturizing solutions (used in perm and straightening procedures) and pre-lighteners, causing severe breakage.

Our take? Why risk it?

#6 CAN YOU SUBSTITUTE IN-SALON HAIR TREATMENTS WITH REGULAR HOME TREATMENT MASK USAGE?

In-salon hair treatments tend to be more effective in 4 aspects.

  • The ingredients’ molecule size is smaller, thus salons are able to pack in more goodness into hair, prolonging the treatment benefits and better repair hair from within.
  • It’s much more comprehensive and provides 360 care to hair. An honest and good in-salon hair treatment will contain 4 components: (a) moisture for softness and shine; (b) strong bonds for elasticity and resilience; (c) proteins for strength and repair; (d) protected cuticles for smoothness and manageability – just like the ones in Chez Vous’ Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder treatment and Express Revitalizing Supreme hair therapy.
  • Many manufacturers and distributors tend to differentiate haircare products between in-salon use and homecare use. In-salon use products tend to contain high-performing concentrates and exclusive ingredients such as Cysteine and Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate.
  • Application is key! With correct in-salon tools such as Ultrasonic Iron, the way the products are layered upon each other, the effectiveness of hair treatments can be doubled or tripled.

This article is provided by Associate Salon Directors, Shawn Chia and Readen Chia.

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7 WAYS TO PREVENT “FRYING” AND OVERLY DAMAGING YOUR HAIR

“fried” hair: /frid her/ adjective

describing post chemically (over)processed hair that is abnormally soft and squashy to touch when wet; and when stretched till it snaps, it does not curl. or hair that breaks or shed off easily when combed; and has a wiry texture when dry. probably the worst state-of-hair anyone can have or wish for.

Damaged Fried Hair

yes. people do get nightmares after having their hair “fried” after hair chemical services. why will this happen? when chemicals (pre-lighteners; relaxers or retexturizing agents) are applied to the hair, cuticles will swell and bonds will be broken. this process “eats” away hair proteins, causing damage to the hair, and in severe cases – your hair will be “fried”.

how to prevent overly damaging your hair?

but fret not, preventing your hair from “frying” is easy. just remember these rules of thumb:

#1 AVOID PERMING OR STRAIGHTENING YOUR HAIR CHEMICALLY AT THE SAME SPOT TWICE

when hair is chemically retexturized, bonds will be broken and amino acids will be damaged. thus, hair will be weakened considerably, losing it’s elasticity and resilience against future chemical services. the main reason why you should not perm or straighten your hair chemically at the same spot twice is because unlike our skin, our hair does not regenerate or repair by itself!

many women undergo constant permanent hair straightening processes to keep their hair manageable. note, the problem usually lies at the newly grown out roots area. thus, inform your hairstylist that you a touch up for the roots, and there is no need to straighten the already straightened ends. if your hair ends have already became dull and dry over time, refresh it using keratin treatment, not permanent relaxers.

for perm addicts, if you can’t resist your desire to sport curls, try to alternate between cold and digital (heat) perm to reduce the damage caused to your hair.

note, all retexturizing services must be accompanied with strengthening, bond repairing and moisturizing hair shots to reduce chemical damage. at chez vous, these shots are small but potent, and are included in our amplified treatment perm or rebond service, to better prep, nourish and protect our guests’ hair.

Amplified Treatment Perm Done by Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous, Veyond Chong

#2 AVOID PERMING OR STRAIGHTENING YOUR HAIR CHEMICALLY AT THE SPOT THAT HAS BEEN PRE-LIGHTENED BEFORE.

just because you have coloured your hair with a darker shade or have not pre-lighten your hair for years, that doesn’t mean that those spots that you have previously pre-lightened has miraculously recovered. the same applies for customers whose hair that has been pre-lightened with breakage-minimizing treatments. we have experimented these as well. the risk of breakage when heat-perming or straightening such hair chemically is still there. why risk it?

Next time when you see models or celebrities with Balayaged, Bleached or Highlighted curls, remember, these are created via heat-styling, not chemical perm.

#3 NEVER PRE-LIGHTEN, PERM OR STRAIGHTEN YOUR HAIR WITHOUT OLAPLEX OR IT’S EQUIVALENTS

Olaplex

this is not a marketing gimmick, but scientifically proven breakage minimizing treatments that will reduce damage caused to your hair considerably. each of these shots are expensive, but your hair will thank you in the long run. think of these treatments like little “minions” going into your hair to fix the hair bonds during chemical processing to ensure that your hair’s integrity is being protected. in our opinion, the 2 chemist who invented this should be nominated for a nobel prize award.

#4 NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR DAILY HAIRCARE REGIME

3 simple good habits such as those stated below can prevent mechanical damage from occurring, thus retaining your hair strength and resilience over time for future chemical services. remember, prevention is indeed cheaper than cure.

  • using a heat protector serum or spray before heat-styling or brushing your hair is not an option, but a necessity, to prevent heat and mechanical (friction) damage.
  • brushing your hair (preferable with tangle teezer) starting from the ends to detangle them first, follow through to the crown will reduce considerable friction, hence damage. combing your hair from crown to ends only works in advertisements. oops.
  • conditioning your hair first before shampooing will prevent over-stripping. always follow through with a good strengthening hair mask that does not cause build-up. gone are the days when you cannot use a hair mask daily. try goldwell kerasilk reconstruct mask, many of chez vous’ customers have swore by this potent but lightweight mask as their new daily conditioner.

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#5 NEVER GO FROM LEVEL 4 TO 10 WITHIN A DAY

Platinum Blonde Done by Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous, Shawn Chia

sporting blonde, pastel or silver hair is in vogue these years. but lightening your hair is a journey you’re going to have with your hairstylist. rome is not built in a day. always alternate your pre-lightening sessions with weeks of strengthening treatments before proceeding with the next session.

Dusty Opal Hair Colour Designed by Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous, Shawn Chia

#6 NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE IMPORTANCE OF UNDERGOING THROUGH A COMPREHENSIVE IN-SALON HAIR TREATMENT, ONCE EVERY MONTH

healthy hair consists of 4 components: (1) moisture for softness and shine; (2) strong bonds for elasticity and resilience; (3) proteins for strength and repair; (4) protected cuticles for smoothness and manageability. however, most women and homecare only focuses on (1) and (4). trust us, though the benefits of (2) and (3) are less visible to the eye and immediate to touch, they are critical in protecting your hair and preventing them from being “fried”.

#7 NOT ALL TREATMENTS ARE CREATED EQUAL

many hair treatments merely coat your hair with oil and silicone, which do not repair or strengthen it from within. always opt for treatments that focus on the above 4 components mentioned.

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  • for customers trying these therapies out for the first time only
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  • limited to 2 slots a day. While slots last.
  • strictly by reservation only. call us at 6732 9388 to secure your appointment today. Walk-ins not allowed.
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TOP 7 COMMON REASONS WHY YOUR PERM CAN GO VERY WRONG

imagine strutting into a salon hoping to pay for these,

Korean Curls

but ended up with this?

Disastrous Bad Perm

you will be surprised by how many customers ended up with sleepless nights when their dreams of having Korean soft waves became their greatest nightmares. read on to see how you can prevent this mishap from happening to you too!

Amplified Treatment Perm Done by Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous, Veyond Chong

#1 SORRY. YOUR HAIR DON’T FIT THE BILL.

before you bungee jump, you will have to ensure that you do not have any heart conditions, high blood pressure, spinal injuries, so on and so forth. similarly, before you undergo any digital (heat) perm, you should check to ensure that you do not have these pre-existing “conditions” to minimize the risk of having a botched perm job.

  • highlighted hair (high lift colour)
  • pre-lightened hair
  • henna-treated hair
  • keratin (formaldehyde) treated hair
  • chemically permed hair in the last 1 year
  • chemically straightened hair in the last 1 year
  • pretty much dry, damaged, and neglected hair

Damaged Fried Hair

as a rule of thumb, you will need healthy hair, free of metallic salts (some henna contains them) and formaldehyde (certain keratin treatments contain them) to achieve gorgeous looking curls. when hair is damaged and neglected, the hair bonds are generally broken. thus, hair will not have the elasticity and resilience to undergo digital (heat) perm. more often than not, the curls will turn out to be “lifeless” or even “fried”. why take the risk?

#2 NOT CHOOSING THE CORRECT HAIRSTYLIST. OOPS. THINGS MIGHT GET A LITTLE TECHNICAL HERE.

your stylist’s experience, expertise and dedication matters! otherwise, situations like these will occur.

CASE #1:

Bad Perm Fixed By Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous Veyond Chong | Amplified Treatment Perm

  • incorrect placement roller bands causes unsightly bend marks
  • mismanaging of duration and heat causes over-processing and damaged hair
  • erroneous winding techniques creates styles that are not requested by the customer

when customer x requested for associate salon director, veyond chong to fix her bad perm job done in another salon. veyond has to handle her hair with caution as her hair has been badly damaged. veyond had to first treat her hair by fixing the bonds within and strengthen it with customized doses of amino acids. thereafter, veyond painstakingly straightened and re-curled the hair chemically, section by section, with retexturizing lotions packed with moisturizing treatments to remodel it.

CASE #2:

Bad Perm Fixed By Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous Veyond Chong | Amplified Treatment Perm

  • uneven tension applied when winding the rods
  • a bad haircut makes the perm worst as the hair became uneven in terms of length and thickness

when customer y came to chez vous hair salon for help, her hair was badly permed in another salon. associate salon director, veyond chong had to first remodel the hair by cutting her hair. thereafter, she had to reapply tension to re-curl certain sections so as to balance out all the curls.

CASE #3:

Bad Perm Fixed By Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous Shawn Chia | Amplified Treatment Perm

  • over-processed curls with incorrect chemicals and techniques
  • over-texturized haircut that does not create any hair shape and movement

when customer z requested for associate salon director, shawn chia for help with her disastrous curls permed by another salon, shawn assessed her hair and was honest with her that her hair cannot be re-permed, otherwise the risk of breakage will be too high. using an unconventional way of fixing customer z hair, shawn deliberately use a mild softening lotion to relax certain sections that are undesirable and bend certain sections that still can be curled. thereafter, he remodelled her haircut to create seemingly soft waves that are nicely blended.

#3 IF ONLY WE CARE FOR OUR HAIR AS MUCH AS WE DO FOR OUR FACE.

our hair needs to be cared for in a comprehensive manner just like our face. however, many customers only focus on treating their hair with moisture-rich products, which gives them soft, silky and smooth-to-touch hair, neglecting the strengthening aspect. healthy hair requires 3 components: (1) moisture for softness and shine, (2) strong bonds for elasticity and resilience, (3) proteins for strength and repair.

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opt for products such as Redken’s Extreme CAT or Goldwell Kerasilk Reconstruct Homecare series to strengthen your hair and alternate it with your usual moisture-rich homecare. 1 month prior to any chemical perm service, use Redken’s Extreme CAT Reconstructing Treatment Spray daily on cleaned hair, rinse off, and followed by Goldwell Kerasilk Reconstruct Mask to better prep hair for the service. for optimal care, undergo monthly synchronized advanced hair rebuilder therapy developed by chez vous to repair hair bonds on a cellular level, strengthen hair with rare top-notched cystine (amino acids), and give hair the moisture boost it needs with a potent blend of ceramides. your hair will thank you for it in the long run.

#4 NOT ALL CURLS ARE CREATED EQUAL CHEMICALLY

hoping to sport 2016 korean mool gyul waves that are in vogue recently or the ever classic victoria’s secret beachy curls?

Korean Mool Gyul Waves

Victoria Secret's Inspired Curls

oops. sorry to burst your bubble. but, most of these curls or waves inspiration we admire are created through heat-styling – not all of them can be created via chemical perms. make sure you look for a hairstylist who is honest enough, and have the integrity to inform you if the type of curls you desire are feasible and attainable.

#5 CELEBRITY WORTHY CURLS NEEDS TO BE MAINTAINED AND CREATED

the most common misconception that many women have about chemical perms is that they will achieve an #iwokeuplikethis celebrity-worthy curls just like that. many do not realize that there is a need for them to create the desired look through some form of styling and maintenance even after a perm service. always ask the stylist for the type of maintenance effort required before proceeding with any perm services.

Amplified Treatment Perm done by Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous, Veyond Chong

#6 JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT WAS A LONG TIME AGO.

at chez vous, we usually ask for a detailed history of what’s done on our customers hair before recommending any services or styles to avoid any complications. some customers have this misconception that once they “cover” their previously processed hair with darker shades or have not chemically retexturize their hair for a long period of time, they can then perm it again. unfortunately, the best way to undergo another perm service is to cut away those previously processed hair for best results.

#7 YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE CLEAR ENOUGH.

avoid using supposedly “universal” hair terms like “korean curls”, “volume waves” or “beach waves” during consultation as these terms mean different things to different stylists. always show the hairstyles you desire with photos or videos to avoid any miscommunication. yes, pictures do speak a thousand words.

LAST WORDS

can all bad perms be rectified? the answer is no. botched perms can be rectified via a re-perm or relaxer service, only if the hair is not badly damaged. any re-worked has to be technically precise and this requires a lot of experience and knowledge. there are no room for errors!

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  • for first-customers to Chez Vous only
  • valid from 15th September 2016 to 15th November 2016.
  • limited to 2 slots a day. While slots last.
  • strictly by reservation only. call 6732 9388 to secure your appointment today. Walk-ins not allowed.
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  • cannot be enjoyed in conjunction with other membership or in-salon promotional perks.
  • for participating stylists only.

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