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Hello there! Welcome to a new article on the introduction of a new service - Balayage Without Ammonia. There will always be requests asking if we have non-ammonia options. We have been planning this for quite a while, gathered 8 hair volunteers to try this beforehand. There will be a lot of photos so make sure you read until the end to understand more about this new service.

Balayage is a nice hand-painted french coloring style with a gradient transition between the base and the balayage color. There are many types of balayage. Japanese style, European style, and different salons will have their own styles too within themselves.


Formally introducing the main protagonist - our Yumi Fruity Color Mask. We have talked about this before in a previous article but let me do a recap.


The Yumi Fruity Color Mask is a very innovative product, a brilliant hybrid between a hair mask and color pigment from natural ingredients, mainly from fruits. And because it is made from such natural ingredients, it has no ammonia in it. In short, it is a hair mask with color pigment in it. Super convenient!


There are a lot of nutrients in this color mask too, such as,


  1. Vitamin C (antioxidant) - protects and reduce hair damage from UV light

  2. AHA - natural hair repair agent to moisturize, prevents frizz, and smoothen hair

  3. Pectin Extract - increase hair smooth and shine

  4. Levulose Extract - enhance hair elasticity

Based on just the past 365 days alone, we have sold hundreds of tubes of the Fruity Color Mask as we have many repeat customers who purchase this online. Happy to know that this product is well-received by our customers.


Now that we have introduced our main star, let’s dive straight into this service.


We have 28 different colors for the Fruity Color Mask but we have selected 8 color choices for this Balayage without Ammonia series, we have split them into 1 round of bleaching and 2 rounds of bleaching.


Why is it classified this way is because this is to show you the extent of the colors you can do for different rounds of bleaching.


1 round of bleaching

Ash Brown, Golden Brown, Ruby Red & Violet


With only one round of bleaching, plus a color mask without ammonia, the damage is kept to a minimum. The violet is a very popular color as it’s not too light but has a striking deep purple shade. Watch out for it below! :)


2 rounds of bleaching

Dark Ash, Ash Blue, Ash Pink & Ash Violet


Shall we look at some pictures of the color?


One round of bleaching

Ash Brown (1 round of bleaching)

A brownish dark ash color which is slightly on the darker side, for those who prefer a lower-key ashy brown color



Golden Brown (1 round of bleaching)

The sunny warm golden brown color that is created from yellow, brown, and black, for those who prefer the classic summer balayage look



Ruby Red (1 round of bleaching)

Like the gemstone, the slightly dark shade of red also resembles a tomato color with a tinge of copper



Violet (1 round of bleaching)

A beautiful combination of bluish-purple that forms this mysterious but classy deep garnet-purple color




Two round of bleaching

Dark Ash (2 rounds of bleaching)

Classic dark ash that is produced after the fire, a combination of greyish-blue, black, white and a tinge of green



Ash Blue (2 rounds of bleaching)

One of my favorite color in this series, the dusty blue shade elevate the entire classy feel by a level higher



Ash Pink (2 rounds of bleaching)

Some might find pink to be too striking but with the additional grey pigment, ash pink transforms into a feminine but empowering color



Ash Violet (2 rounds of bleaching)

To create the waterfall dip-dye effect, this is colored slightly on the lower end, to showcase the flexibility of a balayage coloring. We can create a low-key balayage styling coloring too and it can still look equally nice.


After all the introduction of the different colors, how can we leave out the promotion? Here you go!


Service of the month (September 2021)

Balayage Without Ammonia at $118

Includes bleaching and 1 color on the lower 60% length, 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! My favorite within this series is Ash Blue, which one is yours? Send us a message if you have any questions. Stay safe and healthy!


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Hello there! This is part 2 of our Yinyang 2-tone color without bleaching article where we’ll introduce 2 more combinations, Dark Red with Rose Brown and Dark Green with Bluish Green.


If you have not read part 1, I would recommend that you give part 1 a read first to understand what this coloring style is and the origin of it. Click here to read part 1.


Before we start on the introduction of the 2 combinations, this was actually two of our volunteers from our telegram group. We have a telegram group where we’ll share hair service deals at a discounted price and occasionally, we’ll look for hair volunteers within the group to try out hair services for free.


The telegram group is the only place that we will look for hair volunteers to try our services. We’ll not be posting the volunteer search on our FB or Instagram. If you’d like to join and one day be one of the volunteers to try free hair services, this is the link. Thank you!


Now that we got that out of the way, let’s begin on the coloring.


For this Yinyang 2-tone color without bleaching, it is for a direct coloring without any bleaching or lifting. However, to do a rose brown, a lifting is needed. A color lifting is not bleaching. Unlike bleaching that turns the hair into a blonde, this color lifting lifts the hair color to a light brown instead, using products that are less harmful to the hair in comparison to bleaching.


Our Japan Smoky Color series uses lifting for all the colors, to understand how lifting really works and its process, this is the link.


This is the volunteer that we have found to try out this Dark Red with Rose Brown combination.

I want to bring your attention to the current hair color. It is her natural hair color except for a bit of her previous color, which is a dark brown.


Next, for the planning process, we’ll be dividing the hair into 2 parts, the dark red (base) and the rose brown (inner).

I have mentioned in part 1 that the inner layer will be colored at a slightly higher position, giving more emphasis on the inner layer color. This is the area that will be lifted and colored with Rose Brown.


It’s quite a straightforward process so here are the next few photos to showcase the coloring.

Some of you have asked what the light brown looks like for the lifting. This is what it looks like. In short, it is a lighter shade of brown with some warm orangey tint, more like a medium honey brown. Next, we’ll be applying both colors on the hair.

Yes, I know I know, it’s not pretty. With all the red dye on the gloves, it looks like a horror scene from a movie. Haha. This is a very raw version of this coloring process, showing you what it really is, instead of what we want you to see.



The final result!



How it looks like when the inner layer is covered

Her hair is slightly naturally curvy at the ends so it shows this subtle rose brown on the inside. Really pretty!


Here's a closer look at the Rose Brown


Let us add a bit more waves to the hair and with that,

we present to you,

our version of


Dark Red with Rose Brown



It’s a beautiful combination because it all revolves around the red pigment, with the base being a subtle dark red and the inner layer with a pretty reddish-rosy-brown shade. Comfortable to look at and definitely pleasing to the eye.


Remember we have another combination? Dark Green with Bluish Green?


Without boring you too much on the entire process (as it will be the same thing as above), let’s jump straight to the outcome.

The outer layer is a dark green, the same green that we use for our full-length dark green at $78. It’s a subtle brownish-green that can be done directly without any bleaching or lifting.

And this is how the inner layer of Bluish Green looks like. As this is done without bleaching, the colors will be a dustier or a more smoky version of the original color.

This bluish green is more towards a dark ocean green where it still looks green in majority but with a slight blue tint. Less like a forest, more like an ocean.


Last but not least, on the prices, as we’re introducing our 2 new combinations, we’ll also be extending this service of the month to June.


Service of the month (May & June 2021)

Yinyang 2-tone Color Without Bleaching

At $118, for all hair lengths, for 2 different layers of color

Inclusive of haircut, olaplex mini treatment, and l’oreal treatment


The $118 would be for a direct coloring without bleaching or lifting. To add on bleaching or lifting on the inner layer, it will be at an additional $50, which is $118 + $50, in total at $168.


This means, the dark red with rose brown is at $168. Or if you prefer even lighter colors, you can opt for bleaching instead, to do colors such as blue, ash grey or ash blonde. Otherwise, if you just want to do the 2 layers without bleaching or lifting, I will attach some of the combinations below that you can consider.


Dark Purple with Copper


Dark Brown with Light Brown


Dark Green with Light Green


Dark Purple with Brown


Dark Purple with Light Copper


Light Brown with Light Green


Bluish Green with Red


And this is the end of this part 2 article of our Yinyang 2-tone color. I hope you like the Dark Red with Rose Brown, and also the Dark Green with Bluish Green. Join the telegram group too so that you will be notified immediately when we are looking for our hair volunteers. Thank you for reading! Stay safe and healthy! :)


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Hello there! In this article, we’ll talk about the details of one of our coloring style - Yinyang 2-tone color without bleaching. Basically, everything about this coloring style, the origin, the photos, color choices, and also the promotion of this coloring style at the end.

Before that, let me start with a photo of this Yinyang 2-tone color.


If you have been following us since 2019, this should be quite familiar to you. This is a Dark Purple base with Copper on the inside.

That’s right, Yinyang 2-tone color consists of 2 different layers of direct color without bleaching or lifting. You might think it looks similar to the underlight or earloop highlights.


This is partially modeled after that as we’re trying to create a non-bleach option for this kind of 2-layer style. Before our Japan Smoky Color days, there were many requests from our customers asking if we could do something similar to the underlight but in a less damaging way, in other words, without bleaching, and we came up with this!


What makes it different is that usually for the underlight, the hair will be bleached around the lower half of the hair but for the Yinyang, the inner layer can be dyed at a higher position, giving more emphasis on the second layer.


Without any bleaching or lifting, you can do colors like the different shades of brown, dark/light/normal brown, dark red, dark purple, copper, dark green, bluish green, and gold.


Let’s take a look at more examples


Dark Brown with Light Brown



Dark Green with Light Green



Dark Purple with Brown



Dark Purple with Light Copper



Light Brown with Light Green



Bluish Green with Red


Most of the photos are taken under exposure to sunlight so you can see the light reflection on the hair. Without bleaching, for example, for the Bluish Green above, it will be a subtle bluish-green color for the outer layer. Let’s take a closer look at the hair. You can see the red inner layer better in this photo below. Green tones with red is a very good combination with good contrast.

Also, as this is done without bleaching, the outcome will depend heavily on your current hair color. For example, if you have been consistently coloring black or dark brown, the outcome will be darker in comparison with somebody with light brown hair.


With that said, this is going to be our Service of the Month for May 2021 -


Yinyang 2-tone Color Without Bleaching

At $118, for all hair lengths, for 2 different layers of color

Inclusive of haircut, olaplex mini treatment and l’oreal treatment


My suggestion: If you have a full-length bleached hair, you can consider doing this to transform the blonde hair into a combination that you like. As the hair has already been bleached, you have a wider choice of colors to choose from. Maybe a dark brown with ash brown? Or maybe a dark purple and ash purple? Or if you did the underlight before with the inner layer already bleached, you can consider doing this too.


Or you prefer the inner layer to be bleached and do a lighter color, there will be a small top-up for the bleaching on the inner layer. Alternatively, you might not be keen on bleaching the hair but want a lighter color, that is okay too, we have our lifting to do the Japan Smoky Color on the inner layer. Just send us a message and talk to us. We can discuss that further.


Here is the link to the color choices of our Japan Smoky Color series, click anywhere here.


And we have reached the end of this article. This coloring style has been with us for quite a number of years, it helps us a lot as a firm foundation to pursue and create other coloring styles.


Thank you so much for reading! I will attach more photos on the inner layer done with bleaching so that you can make a comparison and decide which one you’re going for. Stay safe and healthy! :)


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