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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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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 (Sep/Oct 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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