New Hair…Kinda!

After waiting for months, I finally got an appointment with my love, Jing Monis. Oh my gosh, he’s so in demand—but always sooo worth the wait! I’ve been itching to cut my hair because the length was just too much for me to handle already. Guess I’m really a short hair kinda girl now.

The peg: a toned-down version of Khloe's light brown, ombré style for summer! My hair won't look like this yet, but that's what we're planning on doing—if I don't get tempted to cut it short again. Haha!

This was supposed to be my hair peg for the summer, but it’s way too hot in Manila—and I don’t have the time to blow dry my hair every day! Read about my past cut and coloring adventure here.

So...snip-snip! Into the stylist's chair I go. I'm so happy!

So…snip-snip! Into the stylist’s chair I go. I’m so happy!

Now here’s the struggle for gals with colored hair: maintenance! My color turned a bit brassy and the ends were super dry. I’d stay away from chemical treatments at this point to help my hair recover, but I have lots of big events coming up. To lessen the damage, I just had my roots retouched…but Jing had a better idea.

"After leaving the color on the roots for 10 minutes, I comb through to spread it until the ends," explains Jing. "This allows it to blend beautifully with your old color while removing any rusty tones. The best part? It's less damaging on your strands."

“After leaving the color on the roots for 10 minutes, I comb through to spread it until the ends,” explains Jing. “This allows it to blend beautifully with your old color while removing any rusty tones. The best part is, it’s less damaging on your strands.”

After any chemical processing, I always make time for a treatment. Tried the Keratin Infusion Treatment (starts at P1,550) and my hair feels much softer now.

After any chemical processing, I always make time for a treatment. Tried the Keratin Infusion Treatment (starts at P1,550) and my hair feels much softer now. Yay!

And now for the big reveal…Clickity-click to check out my (kinda) new ’do and see how it compares to my old cut! Continue reading

Another Cut & Color With Celeb Stylist Jing Monis

Your relationship with your hairstylist? It’s actually like a real relationship. There’s a buzz of excitement when you first meet them. You try to tell them what your likes are without seeming to demanding or pushy. Then you hold your breath and wait for that magical moment to see if they just kinda “get” who you are.

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.

My first hair makeover with Jing! I wanted a modern, fresh cut that would make me feel more like a sophisticated woman—and he totally delivered. More about my bob cut here.

We have a new hair goal that I’m adjusting to now! I’ve never really had this kind of color before, but it looks kind of fun! I wonder if I’ll be able to stick this out until summer—or if I’ll go back to my favorite messy-sexy lob.

The peg: a toned-down version of Khloe's light brown, ombré style for summer! My hair won't look like this yet, but that's what we're planning on doing—if I don't get tempted to cut it short again. Haha!

The hair peg: a toned-down version of Khloe’s ’do for summer! My hair won’t look like this yet since it’s too short (so no ombré, just the mixed browns on the upper half), but this is what we’re aiming for…as long as I don’t get tempted to cut it again!

Let's start with the very complicated (and unique!) highlighting process—a balayage-like application where he placed certain colors mixed with ombré tips on every other layer.

Time to play with color! It was a very complicated highlighting process—a balayage-like application where he placed certain tones on ever other layer. In between, he also did a full color to just make sure my ’do looks fresh.

With the cut, color, and treatment, I spend at least 4 hours at the salon. So I bring my water bottle, snacks, and my gadgets. Say hi to Apple—she took care of me while I was there.

Now we wait! With the cut, color, and treatment, I spend at least 4 hours at the salon. So I bring my water bottle, snacks, and my gadgets. Say hi to Apple—she took care of me while I was there.

Click to see what my balayage highlights look like after the jump! Continue reading