My New Cut For 2016

I have been itching for a hair change for some time now. Although I’ve been loving my wavy locks lately, I really can’t resist trying different hairstyles—especially after I saw this!

Oh, Khloe! I don't know why, but she always seems to be my hair peg! Image via instagram.com/khloekardashian.

Oh, Khloe! I don’t know why, but she always seems to be my hair peg! Image via instagram.com/khloekardashian.

I super loved Khloe’s new look, but what sealed the deal was when I saw Refinery29 label the “sleek and polished lob” as one of the coolest haircuts for 2016 (read it here). I also spotted a few models rocking the blunt, straight cut on some of the S/S 2016 runway shows, so I figured that now was a good time to try this look.

So I headed to my trusty stylist, Jing Monis, for a cut! This is what my hair looked like before I had anything done.

So I headed to my trusty stylist, Jing Monis, for a cut! This is what my hair looked like before I had anything done (and when I don’t style it, hehe).

I love my messy-wavy hair, but I really was in need of a trim. I think it’s been about 3 to 4 months since my last cut, so the ends were getting quite dry already. I was scheduled to come in for a dye job also, but I opted for a powerdose treatment instead so I can rest my scalp and give my strands a hydration-boost.

And there goes my hair! After a quick discussion with Jing, we settled for a straight lob with practically zero layers.

And there goes my hair! After a quick discussion with Jing, we settled for a straight lob with practically zero layers.

I have to admit that it’s the first time that I actually missed the length of my hair! I’m excited for it to grow back, but I’m also excited to look for new ways to style this cut. Want to see the final look? Clickity-click for the big reveal! Continue reading

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

My Mini Makeover

The last time I had a real hair cut with my hairstylist, Jing Monis, was around late January. At the time, I wanted to experiment with a shorter bob. Check it:

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Hanging out with my former editor, Ianne Evangelista, and fashion editor, Rachelle Que. This was after the Philosophy launch a few months ago. Look how black my strands are!

Now I want to grow out my hair. I blame Taylor Swift for this, really.

It reminds me of Karlie Kloss' bob, but I like it on Taylor more. Love how she styles it in so many different ways!

Taylor’s long bob (or lob, as it’s more popularly known) is sooo chic. I super like how she plays around with the way she styles it. The cut actually reminds me of Karlie Kloss’ bob, but I appreciate this look on Taylor much more.

During my appointment with Jing last Monday, I told him I wanted to grow out my hair. He described the look he had in mind for me and…it was Taylor’s cut! Hmm, this cut and I must really be MFEO.

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Jing re-shaped my modern bob, so it can grow into a long bob.

Check out the after shot (and my new hair hue!) after the jump! Continue reading