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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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Inspiration? 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 both Jan and Feb. Because of CNY. And we are terribly excited about that because we get to see your happy face after your pampering hair session! Haha.

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 1/2/2021 at $15 for chemical services or $5 for haircut only. 2 examples. If you’re doing coloring + haircut on 9/2, 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 1/2 and our last day of operation is 10/2.


Our operating hours for now is from 11am to 9pm (weekdays), 10am to 7pm (sat) and 11am to 7pm (sun). But from 30/1 to 10/2, 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 1/2 to 10/2)

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 1/2 to 10/2). 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 1/2 to 10/2)

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)


Now it’s getting exciting. For our Color + Highlights, there are many different styles to it. We have launched our Japan Autumn Highlights (Fringe Lights, Surface Lights, See-through Lights) last year and it was quite a hit. These are special ash blonde highlights with a heavy japanese feel. To understand more about our Japan Autumn Highlights, click here to go to the previous article.

For other 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!

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

This was our signature service for CNY 2019, 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.


We just had the Underlight (Peekaboo highlights) as our service of the month in December, if you missed the article, do give it a read over here.

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 25/1) and $138 on other days. From 26/1 to 10/2, 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 -

Coloring services w/o bleaching -

*Normal color promotion @ $68 ($88 on 1/2 to 10/2)

*1-tone Dark Purple/Dark Green @ $78 ($98 on 1/2 to 10/2)

*Color + Highlights promotion @ $158

*Yinyang 2-tone color w/o bleaching @ $168

*Japan Smoky Color series @ $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 on 1/2 to 10/2)

*2) Cut + Olaplex mini treatment @ $38

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

*4) Stem Cell Treatment @ $108

*5) Keratin Straightening Treatment @ $138 ($98 on Mondays, final one on 25/1) - free haircut

*6) Keratin Straightening Treatment + Rebonding @ $188 ($148 on Mondays, final one on 25/1) - free haircut

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

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

*9) 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

*10) 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! In this article, we’ll talk about the earloop highlights and underlight on a slightly deeper level with many examples and some recommendations on how to achieve a better look with this particular coloring style. And our underlight promotion at the bottom of the post, do remember to read till the end!

Based on what I have observed, this coloring style started as an Ombre Underlight, which is also called hidden colors in the US. Similar to the title of this style, the term hidden means that the hair color is hidden by the outer layer. In a more direct term, it means only the lower half of the hair on the inner layer is colored.


A large handful of you might remember this photo below. Among all the questions I received on the underlight/hidden color, this photo got shown to me the most, asking about how much to do these 3 colors on the inner layer.

It started as an Ombre Underlight, which is also called under-the-hair or underneath highlights. Initially, the coloring was only done on just the back, not on the ears or the fringe or anywhere, just the back. Slowly, more names were used to describe this kind of coloring style, such as Peekaboo highlights, and this few years, the style got enhanced to Earloop highlights which includes the earloop area too.


Basically, the idea is still the same, just that the area of coloring includes the side as well, mainly the ear loop area and the back. The highlight of this style is the area over at the earloop.


When you comb it in such a way, it shows the color inside yet the bulk of the hair is the normal brown or your original hair color, it’s a very subtle coloring style yet attractive in its own way. Like adding truffle to french fries, now it becomes special. Truffle is being added to everything nowadays. After that, that particular food becomes special. Haha. This coloring style is on the same level of special too.


Overall, for underlight, earloop highlights, peekaboo highlights, earloop peekaboo highlights, (yes I get it, so many names, one day I shall create one truffle highlights), it belongs to the same coloring style, which is to color the hair on the inner layer.


Let’s take a look at some of our works for such inner layer coloring style


If you want to level up the subtleness, I have one recommendation, look at this photo below.


Do you see it?


How about now?


Instead of hiding it totally, you can do some trimming on the outer layer to trim it just a tad bit shorter so that it shows the inner layer subtly. A lot can be done with a haircut, it’s all customizable, you can even cut a big V so that it shows the side too but that’s a bit too extreme. So much for being subtle. Hahaha.


Now for the most important part, if you came from our FB post, you should know about the promotion. But here are the details -


Service of the month (December 2020)

Ombre Underlight (or Earloop Highlights/Peekaboo Highlights)

At $98 for the unlimited bleaching + 1 color on the inner layer

Includes haircut, l’oreal treatment, and olaplex mini treatment


Unlimited bleaching means you can do any color that you want. Nice!


If you want to do the underlight but you don’t want to bleach your hair, you can opt for our color lifting instead. Similar to our balayage without bleaching, with the color lifting you can choose the colors from our Japan Smoky Color series, maybe a smoky rose brown underlight? Or a normal dark brown base with smoky ash brown underlight? Create your own unique combination~


This is the link for the Japan Smoky Color series for the color choices and details on the color lifting if you don’t want to bleach your hair.


Before I end the article, here are more examples of how far you can take the inner layer coloring too and what other kinds of combinations you can go for. You can even do highlights on the outer layer. Like I said above, create your own unique combination, everything is possible! Haha. Enjoy the service of the month! Stay safe and healthy!


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 head to https://www.stevevstudios.com/appointment. Thank you!


Address:

​Tiong Bahru (beside Tiong Bahru Plaza - 3 mins walk)

11A Boon Tiong Road #01-02

Singapore 161011

Tel no: 6259 4631

Bugis Cube (beside Bugis Junction)

​470 North Bridge Road #04-04

Singapore 188735

Tel no. 6336 1476


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