So I Gave Myself A Makeover…

You have to start with yourself, right? Since I’m in the business of giving makeovers (find out more here), I put my skills to the ultimate test…by giving myself one! I actually did this about a month ago and was surprised that I felt sad about letting go of my long hair. I didn’t think I was that attached. But it was was time for a change, so I dove in and scheduled an appointment at the Jing Monis Salon in Greenbelt 1.

Once there, Jing and I discussed what I wanted: something much shorter and modern, but still feminine. He’d just arrived from studying bobs in London, so I was eager to let him play around with that style. Here’s a photo diary of the process:

The obligatory before shot! No makeup (lipstick doesn't count as makeup in my book).

The obligatory before shot! No makeup (well, lipstick doesn’t count as makeup in my book).

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First snip’s always the hardest! Me = Nervous. Jing = Devious smile. Someone’s excited to chop off my locks!

Jing explains the factors he has to take into consideration in order to give his clients the perfect bob: their face shape, hair texture, and even the shape of their head! There's such an art to cutting hair.

Jing explains the factors he has to consider to give his clients the perfect bob: their face shape, hair texture, and even the shape of their head! Cutting hair is such an art! 

Plantsa time! A flat iron brings out the shape of the cut. Once done, Jing re-shaped the shape of the bob again for more precision.

Plantsa time! A flat iron brings out the shape of the cut. Once done, Jing came back to re-shape the bob again to show more precision.

Ta-daaaa! And here's my after shot! What do you think?

Ta-daaaa! And here’s my after shot! Slapped on a little eyeliner and filled in my brows for more oomph. What do you think?

Time for some messy sexy! Jing used the wave maker to give me horizontal curls—what a diff! Love that I can play around with this cut.

Time for some messy sexy! Jing used the wave maker to give me horizontal curls—what a diff! Love that I can play around with this cut.

Compare the before and after! Oh my, what a difference a few hours in the salon can make! So happy I got exactly what I wanted from my makeover—chic, modern and feminine.

Compare the before and after! Oh my, what a difference a few hours in the salon can make! So happy I got exactly what I wanted from my makeover—chic, modern, and feminine.

Changing your look can make you feel nervous and unprepared. But when you do it with the right experts, the results can be fab! Thanks for my makeover, Jing!

Thanks for helping me with my makeover, Jing!

Changing your look can make you feel nervous and unprepared. But when you do it with the right experts, the results can be super fab! Want to read more about makeovers and celebrity hairstylist Jing Monis? Click here and here! ♥

P.S.
Thanks to the lovely Karen who helped me take photos at the salon. She was sitting beside me at the salon and we just started chatting about beauty stuff. Yay to new friends!

Beauty Directory:
Jing Monis Salon Unit 303, 3rd Level, Greenbelt Mall, Paseo De Roxas, Makati City; (02)893-4098, (0906)5154848; www.thejingmonissalon.com.

  • margauxie

    You look beautiful, Nicole! :)

    • Thanks, Margaux :) And thanks for checking out my blog! :)

  • Nathalie Tee Ten Montecastro

    Love it! :) Your new hairstyle suits your personality. :D

  • Agoo

    Love your new ‘do, Nicole! Your blog is fabulous! Mwah :-)

    • YAY! Thank you, Agoo :) So happy you made time to visit my blog! —Dre’s #1 fan

  • Toots Magsino

    Just gorgeous! ;)

    • Thanks, Tita Toots <3 Miss collaging with you!

  • Bea

    I really love your look! Very Cleopatra nga :)

    • Haha! Kasi let me give you a makeover na + cut your hair ;p

  • You look so sophisticated nga! So chic! The before was gorgeous, of course. But this new ‘do is sleek and modern and just better =D

    Now I want to chop off my hair! But I want to go mala-Jennifer Lawrence/Michelle Williams—short and blonde! But maybe after 8 or so months na (wink wink)!

    • Thanks, F! Oh yes…hahaha, wink-wink :) That sounds like a great plan! I’ve been lusting after Michelle’s hair for years. So pretty!

  • Ae

    Hi, Nicole–thanks for the short “bob talk” earlier! :D You look great with a bob, so MOD! :)

    • Oooh, you’re welcome!! And thank you for stopping by to check out my blog :) Hope to see you again soon! TEAM B!! ;p

  • lynee ayuban

    Nice haircut bagay na bagay, you looked like sweet 16 <3