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If you're unsure what to do, this is the right place to look at. All your CNY hair ideas in here :D

Hello there! It’s the time of the year where we will be receiving a lot a lot a lot of appointment bookings for Jan as CNY falls on the first of Feb. It will be a very busy month for us but we get to make your hair pretty!

I’m going to write about all the information related to our CNY changes, the prices, the surcharge and all our different coloring styles that you can consider doing. All of the coloring styles. This means, it will be quite a long article but the time taken to read finish is worth it as after that you will be able to make a better decision to choose a pretty coloring style that will impress all your relatives. How does that sound? :D


Do share this article with your friends if they need more ideas for the CNY hair. Thank you!

Before I start with the different prices and coloring styles, the CNY surcharge will start on 21/1/2021 at $15 for chemical services or $5 for haircut only (including our $38 olaplex mini treatment + cut).


2 examples. If you’re doing coloring + haircut on 22/1, it will be at a $15 surcharge, instead of $15 + $5. Or if you’re doing haircut only without any other services, it’s at a $5 surcharge. One exception, the $38 Cut + Olaplex mini treatment will be at $5 surcharge instead of $15. Once again, the CNY surcharge will start on 21/1 and our last day of operation is 30/1. We will be closing slightly earlier on 30/1 for salon cleaning.


Our operating hours for now is from 11am to 9pm (weekdays), 10am to 7pm (sat) and 11am to 7pm (sun). But from 21/1 to 30/1, we'll open from 10am to 10pm.

At the end of this, I will include a full list of our price list. If you just want to see the list without looking at the photos, you can scroll to the end.

Here come the details for the different coloring styles -

Normal Color @ $68 ($88 on 21/1 to 30/1)

This is our primary coloring service that has double functions. It would be for 1 single full-length color without bleaching or color lifting, just one single color on the entire hair. The usual questions I get are if my hair has been bleached twice before, can I do an ash purple directly at $68 without bleaching it again?

Yes, you can, if your hair is light enough to do the desired shade of ash purple, or if it is not light enough, we can discuss further to find a slightly darker shade of ash purple.

On the other hand, what if the hair is black? In this case, the choices would be normal colors such as the different shades of brown, chocolate brown, dark brown, normal brown, or colors like different shades of copper or dark red. Remember, the lighter your hair is the more color choices that you will have.

We also have our signature service - Color + Stem Cell Treatment at $138 ($158 on 21/1 to 30/1). Stem Cell Treatment is our premium repair treatment that contains argan stem cell and various hair vitamins. This $138/$158 will not be valid for further VIP discount, the rest of the services will be valid for further discount., all of it, except for this.

Dark Purple/Green w/o Bleaching @ $78 ($98 on 21/1 to 30/1)

This would be similar to the normal color above but just that this would be for Dark Purple (Wine color) and Dark Green. Why the extra cost is because, for this, we’re using a color booster that has a stronger pigment to ensure the hair is able to absorb these 2 special colors without having to bleach the hair or lift it.

We usually get quite a lot of requests for the Dark Purple as it is really a very special color, a very beautiful and subtle dark violet red. Just like red wine, it’s not red, it’s not black either, it’s just a special type of subtle color on its own. A low-key version of flamboyant. I think it’s really pretty, how about you? :)

Color + Highlights @ $158 (no price change)


For other highlights styles, we can also do babylights, the small streaks of highlights, which brings a lot of dimension to the hair. Did you see the Dark Purple base and the lighter purple streaks? That is done with this $158 Color + Highlights too. How it works is, we will do the highlights first and thereafter to do a full dark purple color on the entire hair, which turns the base dark purple and the streaks a lighter purple. You can do that with other colors too, maybe red? That’s equally nice too!


You might notice that we have extended our Dec service of the month to 16/1/2022. This would be for our Color + Highlights + Money Piece (Fringe Light). Some also calls it Jennie Lights.

In short, it is the usual color + highlights, just like above, but the fringe area will be bleached and colored too. The Dec service of the month at $158 for the color + highlights + money piece will be until 16/1/2022, thereafter, from 17/1 onwards, it will be at $158 for the color + highlights, and an additional $50 for the money piece on the fringe.

Yinyang 2-tone color w/o bleaching @ $168 (no price change)

This was our signature service for CNY 2019, more than two years ago. And even up till now, we are still receiving appointment bookings for this service. In short, it is basically 2 colors without bleaching on different layers, front and back.

You can be creative with the combination, depending on your style. We did Dark Brown with Light Brown, Dark Purple with Copper, Dark Brown with Copper, and many different combinations. If you have lighter hair, your color choices would be wider, you can even go for a Dark Purple with Ash Purple.

We have several videos for this, do click here, here, or here.

Japan Smoky Color series @ $168 (no price change)

The Japan Smoky Color series was a major milestone of ours because we created this after our stylist went for intensive training in Japan. To understand more about the entire process, do click here to go to the article. And a video here too. :)

In short, this is an alternative of the standard color but with a toned-down dustier and smoky shade, which in other words, it means a darker shade. No bleaching is needed but it will require a color lifting. There is a difference, do find out from the link to the process above.

The colors available are Smoky Ash Purple, Smoky Dark Ash Blue, Smoky Rose Brown, Smoky Milky Gold, Smoky Milky Lavender, Smoky Space Blue, Smoky Ash Brown, Smoky Sakura Red, Smoky Ash Green, Smoky Copper.

Ombre Butterfly @ $198 (no price change)

For ladies who prefer a creative twist to the normal highlights, this is the creative twist that combines both color + highlights and yinyang 2-tone color. The inner color will be a color without bleaching. You get to choose what kind of combination that you want. The classic combination would be a normal brown with highlights and light brown underneath.

Or if you want a more creative color like blue or purple, we do offer bleaching on the inner layer at $50. If you have slightly wavy hair, you might want to try this, your relatives will be busy looking at your hair instead of asking those unnecessary questions about your private life. Hahaha.

Balayage @ $168 (no price change)

A french hand painted coloring technique, it’s like an art piece, using freehand to create those smooth gradient effect that transits the base color softly from dark to light.

We offer both with bleaching and without bleaching. Without bleaching, it will be done by the same color lifting we use for the Japan Smoky Color series. Do take a look at the Navy Blue Balayage w/o bleaching video over here. The gradient effect would be less obvious as there is no bleaching. However, the hair will not be as damaged because… there is no bleaching! But it does not mean there will be no damage at all, there will still be some. Ultimately, we’re using chemicals to alter the hair color.


Previously, we have also introduced a Smoky Rose Brown Balayage without bleaching, photos and more information about it in this link.

Ombre @ $118 (no price change)

There are a few definitions of Ombre as different salons might have different interpretations of this coloring style. For us, unlike the Balayage at least 60% length bleaching with a gradient effect, this would be a straightforward 50% length bleaching and 1-tone color on the lower half. There is also the Ombre Underlight where a creative color is done on the inner layer of the hair.

Many opted to do Balayage because of the harsh line in between but I have also seen many who prefers an obvious separation of colors. You might ask, which one is nicer? My opinion is that both are equally good, it depends on your personal style and preference. As long as you feel confident with your hair, even if it’s just a normal brown, the overall feel will exude confidence and beauty.

Ombre Waterfall @ $228 (no price change)

Among all our coloring styles, this is one of my personal favourite. We took the concept of a waterfall and modify this from the traditional Ombre style. The hair is only bleached at the bottom 20 to 30% and with a couple of related colors including the base color, it resembles a waterfall gushing down. Very creative!

This will slightly be on the high end as it includes the base color, the bleaching on the lower 30% and up to 2 colors on the lower bleached area. In addition, Olaplex or Bond rebuilder collagen treatment will be added into the bleaching solution. If you don’t want to damage your hair too much, pick this as the bleaching will only be on the lower ends, and olaplex/bond rebuilder is included so the hair will not be as damaged.

Full length Creative Color @ $150/$200/$250 (no price change)

This would be quite straightforward, full length bleaching and 1 tone full length color. This is more fun as you can have a full head of neon pink or a light ash purple. If you’re afraid that the color might fade too fast, don’t worry, we have many different pigment masks for you to use at home. The pigment mask refreshes the color every time you use it. Ask us about it, we’re all here to help you! :)

The price difference is for different length, $150 for short length (applies for guys too), $200 for length above shoulders and $250 for length touching or below shoulders. The bleaching included in the price is unlimited bleaching.

Other hair services -

4-Step Keratin Straightening Treatment @ $98/$138 (no price change)


Our regular customers will be familiar with this, the keratin treatment will be at $98 on Mondays (final one on 17/1) and $138 on other days. From 18/1 to 30/1, it will be at $138 all the way. Do book your appointment early as our Mondays are usually fully booked in advance.

Although this is labeled as a straightening treatment, the main function of such keratin treatment is to provide smoothing and reduce frizz. This is mostly use for taming the unmanageable hair too as it straightens it naturally. The hair will feel a lot smoother. If you frequently do rebonding to straighten your hair and would like to try the keratin treatment, do talk to us first before deciding.


I wrote an article on all the truths for the keratin treatment, all the good and bad things, also on the chemicals inside, do give it a read to understand more. It will definitely help you a lot! :)

Rebonding @ $138 (no price change)

This will be quite straightforward. Rebonding is a hair straightening service where the hair bonds are broken to be altered and re-bond into the straight hair structure. Because the hair bonds would be broken, it is not suitable for bleached hair as it might not be strong enough to endure this process. Bleached hair has a different hair structure compared to normal non-bleached hair.


Rebonding coupled with color + highlights really looks amazing! I posted one of such combination it received one of the high engagement we ever had. Great taste! :D

You can choose between normal rebonding or soft rebonding. The difference is that soft rebonding will give a softer effect using chemicals of a lesser strength coupled with some straightening technique with the flat iron.





These are our popular services above, if you have read until here, I’m extremely thankful to you! Or if you just scroll through to look at the photos, I’m equally thankful too. Haha.

Before I end, I would like to say that we don’t sell packages, charge GST or service charge. Haha. If you would like to understand more, you can call us at 6336 1476 (bugis cube) or 6259 4631 (tiong bahru) or send us a message on our FB. To book an appointment, you can do the same, or whatsapp us directly @ http://wa.me/6590250432 (whatsapp only) or head to the appointment tab above on the menu bar. Thank you!

This is a compiled version of our price list -

Service of the month (Dec 2021 to 16 Jan 2022)

Color + Highlights + Fringe Light (Money Piece) @ $158

Includes the dark base color, and also the bleaching/lightening + 1 color for the Fringe Light and Highlights, also includes haircut and olaplex mini treatment + l’oreal treatment


Process + photos on money piece here -

https://www.stevevstudios.com/post/jennie-light-vs-fringe-highlight


Other coloring services w/o bleaching -

❤️ *Normal color promotion @ $68 ($88 from 21/1 to 30/1)

❤️ *1-tone Dark Purple/Dark Green @ $78 ($98 from 21/1 to 30/1)

❤️ *Color + Highlights promotion @ $158

❤️ *Yinyang 2-tone color @ $168

❤️ *Japan Smoky Color @ $168

❤️ *Ombre Butterfly @ $198

The above 6 are all inclusive of haircut, olaplex mini treatment and l'oreal treatment, for all hair lengths.


Other hair services -

1) Stem Cell Treatment + Color + Cut @ $138 ($158 from 21/1 to 30/1)

*2) Balayage Color Promotion @ $168 (unlimited 60% length bleaching)

*3) Stem Cell Treatment @ $108

*4) Keratin Straightening Treatment @ $138 ($98 on Mondays, final one on 17/1 ) - free haircut

*5) Keratin Straightening Treatment + Rebonding @ $188 ($148 on Mondays, final one on 17/1) - free haircut

*6) Rebonding(Soft/Normal) + Olaplex mini + Cut @ $138

*7) Natural Ceramic Perming + Olaplex mini + Cut @ $188 (includes rebonding on top part)

*8) Ombre Waterfall @ $228, Base color (w/o bleaching) + Ombre Waterfall (bottom bleaching) + Cut (Olaplex Or Bond Rebuilder Collagen Treatment included), the bleaching will only be at the lower 20 to 30%, very natural, like a waterfall

*9) Rebonding (Soft/Normal) + Cut + Bond rebuilder collagen treatment + Hair spa treatment @ $198

*Valid for further VIP discount, if you see the asterisk (*) beside the number, it means it is valid for further VIP discount. Do bring your VIP card!

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Hello there! We’re near the end of the year, welcoming Christmas soon and also the start of a new year. Usually, we’ll be doing a heavier creative coloring style near the end of the year too, this year is no exception. I like this a lot, and I hope you will like it too! :)


Introducing Money Piece, the fringe light (fringe highlight) that was made popular by Jennie (Blackpink), some call it Jennie Light too. More photos of her money piece style below.



How you like that ~



Also called Face Framing Highlight as the 2 streaks of hair that covers the side contour of the face, framing it and making the face look smaller. Look at the effect above, it looks so nice! However, most of the western world calls it Money Piece instead.


Ok, I see the question mark on top of your head. I was confused too. What’s with the name? Haha. I did a search and found out that the reason is quite interesting.


It was called Money Piece because of the money-saving aspect and the little effort it requires to create these 2 streaks of hair. Interesting!


Since this is considered a highlight style, how about we combine this with an overall highlight? Sounds like a good idea.


As usual, we look for 2 hair volunteers to try this service for free over at our telegram group before introducing this as a promotion, if you have not joined our telegram group yet, here’s the link.


We did 2 colors on our hair volunteers, Purple and Ash Brown. Let’s start with purple. To keep the process brief, basically what will happen is the lightening/bleaching on the fringe and whole hair highlight will be done first, followed by the darker base color and it ends with toning of the fringe and highlights.


This is the hair before we start, the lower ends are slightly lighter but no issues with this as we will dye a darker base while having a lighter color for the highlight and money piece.


Some might ask, how much of the fringe do you need? It depends on the hair actually, maybe around 1 to 3 inches? If you lightened too much of the hair, the framing effect will be lesser too.


For the style of whole hair highlight, this can be discussed, we can do babylight if you’d like a more blending highlight or a classic style, or we can even do a more distinctive highlight (more on this on the second hair volunteer).


The entire process is quite tedious and complicated, honestly it's a lot of hard work, and with all the foiling and hair segregation, you might also look like some alien for a couple of hours. Haha. But it will be worth it when you see the outcome.


Let’s go straight to the outcome, shall we?



We’ll take a look at the straight version first. Most of the time the hair looks nice because of the curls but for this color, this is the raw, straight version of it.



Beautiful, isn’t it?



It looks a bit pink-ish in the photo but it’s actually purplish and slightly darker in real life. The afternoon sunlight made it slightly lighter in photos. Now, here’s the one when we style it.



Remember I said we did the highlights to be more blending with the base color? This is why on photos it will look very natural and very comfortable to look at as the colors blend into each other well.


Imagine the wind blowing on the front and the money piece part flowed backward, just imagine the contrast of both the money piece and the base color and the beauty of it, this is so pretty!


To continue on this beautiful and positive note, we have a second hair volunteer doing ash brown, the process will be the same so we’ll go straight to the outcome instead -


We had intended for a darker shade of ash brown but halfway through, it looks so much nicer on her for light colors so we just tone it slightly ashy instead of the original dark ash brown color. And it was a good decision made, the outcome is really good!


Remember I said above that we did a different kind of highlight? For this, our concept is to focus on the contrast of it by making both the money piece and highlight pop from the base color. The distance between each highlight streak is further away, like distinct 3D highlights.

That's all for the 2 hair volunteers, it was an enjoyable day filming both of their hair, thank you! If you would like to take part in our next hair volunteering session, do remember to join our telegram group! :)


Other than these 2, we have 2 more colors to showcase, grey and classic blonde -




In short, you can choose to do any color of your liking, be it blonde, red, purple, or blue, or ash blue? With that, this is our promotion for December -


Service of the month (December 2021)

Color + Highlights + Fringe Light (Money Piece) at $158

Includes the dark base color, and also the bleaching/lightening + 1 color for the Fringe Light and Highlights, also includes haircut and olaplex mini treatment + l’oreal treatment


To book an appointment, you can call our hair studios at 6259 4631 (tiong bahru) or 6336 1476 (bugis cube), whatsapp us directly @ http://wa.me/6590250432 (whatsapp only) or head to our website, https://www.stevevstudios.com/appointment .


That’s about it! This coloring style is really special as it not only gives you a nice color, it helps your face to look smaller too because of the framing effect. Hope you like it! Take care, and stay safe and healthy!


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Hello people! As I have been in this industry for years, have talked to hundreds and thousands of ladies, and also have seen my fair share of different hair structures and conditions, there is one thing that I found that is quite interesting. Usually, the reason around why the hair is dry is quite straightforward. It usually involves just one single thing.

It's a short 5-min article that will broaden your understanding on why the hair is dry. To reduce dry and tangled hair issue, I would suggest you read finish this article. You will learn something useful and important.


Before that, let’s imagine the leaves on the trees. Close your eyes and visualize a tree. No, wait, you’ll not be able to read if you close it now, don’t close it first. Close it after this paragraph. Haha. As Singapore is very humid, day after day, the leaves are exposed to sunlight/heat and when it loses all its moisture, it turns yellow and drops to the ground.


You might step on a dry leaf before and it has this loud crunchy sound. It lost all the moisture and dropped to the ground looking rough and hard. The same goes for our hair too.

Have you guessed it? Yes, it’s heat. Not just the heat from the sunlight. There is also the heat from the hot water that you wash your hair with, heat from the straightener/curler and, the heat from your hairdryer.


I totally understand, it feels good and relaxing to have a hot bath, and sometimes we're too lazy to adjust the temperature and we’ll just wash the hair with the same hot temperature. And some people rely on a hairdryer daily to blowdry their hair to become straighter with heat, it is a necessary step for them.


In one of our previous articles, I mentioned that our hair cuticle is made up of scales of keratin. And within the many many scales, there is moisture deposited in it so that the hair remains shiny and smooth.


One good example. Take a look at your hand, at the back of your palm, if the skin looks smooth and supple, this is because of the moisture in it and it shows how important moisture is to our skin and hair.


So what will happen if you use the hairdryer to blow hot heat on your hair every day?

For simple illustration purposes, if the hair loses 1% moisture every time you use hot heat to dry the hair, there wouldn’t be too much of an effect if you just do it once a week. But it adds up when you do it every day. In a month, the hair will lose 30% of the moisture in the hair. And this is why salon treatments are always not working well, mainly because of our habits with heat.


If you’re always going to a salon every month or every few months to do a treatment, take a minute to think about your hair habits. Are you exposing the hair to too much heat?

The same goes for using heat for the hair straightener/curler. This is slightly more serious as the temperature from the straightener/curler can go all the way up to 200 degrees. Remember what we’re taught from science? 100 degrees boils the water and part of it evaporates and goes into the air. At 200 degrees, this is not going to be pretty for the hair.


Advice: If you really need to use a straightener/curler, apply some argan oil or a hair heat protectant before that, this will help to protect the hair from the heat. Not 100% protected but you’re better off with some protection than none, right? Haha.


And as Singapore is naturally humid, this is the reason why it is even more important to have a good hair care routine, mainly to replenish the moisture back to the hair. When you lose 1% moisture, you can replenish it back immediately. A shampoo is not good enough as this mainly washes the hair from the dirt and oil from the hair. A good conditioner or hair mask is needed in order to have a good hair care routine.


So what can you do to counter this? There is a reason why stylists are always telling you to use a conditioner every day. With a good habit of replenishing moisture back to your hair every day, you will be reducing a lot of hair issues, such as tangled and dry hair issues. And when you reduce such issues, it is unlikely to snowball into having a more serious issue such as breakage and eventually, hair loss.


If you're not sure what product to use or need something really good, let me introduce one of our top-selling products, keratin + collagen hair conditioner, the Keramimic 2.0 at $58 (big 500ml bottle), that is a salon-grade product that is both a conditioner and a hair mask.

At $58 nett, No GST and it is inclusive of free doorstep delivery. The Japanese salon-grade product contains the 2 most important ingredients that healthy hair needs the most. The 2 ingredients are:


Keratin

A type of protein that exists naturally in the hair that helps the hair to stay elastic and youthful.

It makes up about 90% of the hair structure and it is an essential protein that protects the hair from damage. One relatable example, 60% of our body is water and water is important to our health. We need water to survive. And keratin makes up 90% of the hair. Now, do you see how important keratin is to our hair?


Collagen

A type of structural protein that the body needs to naturally produce keratin.

The amino acids in collagen act as building blocks for thicker, healthier, and smoother hair. Like what it does to our face (smooth and youthful), it does the same to the hair too, making it more elastic, strong, and nice to touch.


There are no fanciful ingredients in this except what your hair needs the most.


Your hair needs only what it is made up of, simple as that. I believe products should be made simple. Let’s not confuse people with fanciful ingredients and make things sound better than what it originally is.


It works the same as normal conditioner/mask, to use it as a conditioner, just take about 2 to 3 pumps and apply on the hair (concentrate more on the ends) and avoid the top area. Do rub the hair lightly too with your palms, to allow it to seep deeper into the cuticle. Wash it off after 3 to 5 minutes. To use it as a hair mask, the same as above but take about 4 to 6 pumps, a heavier dose to increase the smoothing effect. Thereafter, leave it for 15 minutes and wash it off after that. You will feel the difference immediately.


Click here to purchase it from our online store. Thank you!


We have reached the end of this article, I hope you like such a candid and honest style of the article! Thank you so much for reading! If you have any questions, just send us a msg. Always here to help you! Have a wonderful day, stay safe and healthy!

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