Everything about our new Japan Smoky Color Series

Smoky Ash Purple, Ash Brown, Ash Green, Sakura Red, everything included below. :)

Hello there! This little space is usually for us to share hair knowledge but I’ll make it an exception today because I have been receiving way too many questions regarding our new japan color series. So let’s make full use of this little space to discuss more in-depth about our new color series - Japan Smoky Color Series. I’ll go really deep to provide a lot of clarity, so it might take quite some time to read finish.

As per my usual writing style, I’ll keep it as informal as possible, like we’re having a really interesting conversation. Do read until the end as I have included photos of the coloring process and the different colors in this color series. Smoky Ash Purple / Brown / Green / Copper and a Sakura Red which resembles the color of the cherry blossom! And many more colors. If you need a cue to be excited, this is the time to be. Haha.

Before that, if this is the first time that you have heard of us, our little cozy hair studio is located at Bugis Cube, #04-04, Singapore 188735, just beside the escalator of level 4, you will see the big red word Steve V at the top and our new service posters outside. Very glossy! Just the way I like it. Hahaha. And let us begin...

What is this Japan Smoky Color series?

In short, why this idea came about is because of our stylist who went to Japan for a week for intensive training on both coloring and hair related training. Yes, one whole week of intensive training to level up on our skills so that we can provide a much better service to our customers. One important thing we learned is a secret japan color lifting method that forms the backbone of this color series.

Traditionally, to get a creative ashy color (e.g. ash purple, ash lavender), chances are you will have to bleach your hair and not many people like to bleach their hair. Unless you have a big budget that allows some intensive treatment, otherwise you will feel a difference in your hair condition. Those who bleached their hair before will understand this. That’s also the main reason why we created so many coloring styles w/o bleaching, Yinyang 2-tone color, Ombre Butterfly, Dark Purple/Green w/o bleaching, etc...

And so we chanced upon this opportunity to learn this secret japan color lifting method that allows the hair to be able to do the Japan Smoky Colors, without damaging the hair that much. In a direct comparison with bleaching, this is a different thing where it lifts the hair level while retaining a huge part of your hair health.

Why is it called Smoky color?

As the name implies, it is a combination of a particular color with a smoky effect. The smoky color series require no bleaching so it is slightly less vibrant than the ones done with bleaching. In my opinion, this is a very good option that allows you to have a special color without the long hours of bleaching. Overall, the colors will be visibly obvious to the eyes as it is not subtle colors. It’s less ashy but more towards a toned-down version of the standard colors with a dustier smoky shade. It will not be as vibrant as the ones done with bleaching. Don’t worry, we’ll have the photos below. Do continue reading! :)

- The Process -

If you’re bleaching your hair, multiple rounds especially, it will take you at least a few hours just for the bleaching alone. But for this smoky color series, there are only 2 steps, the first being the color lifting and the second being the application of the color. It doesn’t take up a lot of time, probably an additional 30 to 45 minutes compared to your regular normal coloring. The main determinant is actually your hair length, the longer the hair, the longer it takes.

I’m going to show you the process for the Smoky Ash Purple below. A picture speaks a thousand words, so I’ll let the following pictures tell the story with a short caption above -

1 - Our hair model

For us to launch this new color series successfully, we have gathered quite a number of volunteers to be our hair models. I’ll only be showing the process for the smoky ash purple but the process for the rest of the colors are the same. Notice the basket of snacks on the left side of the mirror, it’s for our customers as sometimes the session takes really long and they might be hungry. We’re a very caring bunch of people yo! Hahaha. And this same bunch of people is very thick-skinned too. =X

2 - Mixing of products

I mentioned above that we will be using our secret japan color lifting method for this smoky color series. To allow us to properly keep the secret, I have covered the product.

3 - Japan color lifting

And so after mixing the products, we apply it on the hair, thoroughly and carefully.

4 - The waiting

I actually wrote what I wanted to type here on the picture itself. So now I need to squeeze a bit more of my brain to think of something. Haha. But it’s true though, it’s quite fun looking at how the color changes. I guess my definition of fun is a little peculiar. Hahaha.

5 - The washing

After the color lifting, now we wash the hair and blow-dry it before the color application.

6 - Coloring!

Before we even apply the color, I know that it’s going to be really pretty. Just look at the purplish color dye.

7 - The waiting (again)

And… I wrote what I wanted to type here on the picture again. Haha. The next photo is the final result of this smoky ash purple!


















Looks really nice, isn’t it? I was quite surprised when I see it in real life. One important thing to note is, you see the glossy white-light effect at the top and the middle of the hair, that is the effect from the exposure of sunlight. This Japan Smoky Color series is a series of a toned-down version of the standard color with a dustier smoky shade so it is supposed to look darker compared to the original bleached version of the ash purple.

Here are the rest of the colors that we did for our volunteers -

Smoky Rose Brown

Smoky Dark Ash Blue

Smoky Milky Lavender

Smoky Space Blue

Smoky Brown

Smoky Sakura Red

Smoky Green

Smoky Copper

Smoky Dark Green

Smoky Milky Gold

And this is the full list of the Japan Smoky Color series -

- Rose Brown - Ash Brown

- Ash Gold

- Ash Purple

- Milky Gold

- Ash Green

- Ash Copper

- Sakura Red

- Bluish Green

- Milky Lavender - Space Blue

If you would like to understand more, you can call us at 6336 1476 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!

And we have reached the end of this service introduction. Would you like to see more examples of the colors? We will be taking more photos from our customers who are doing this new Japan Smoky Color series. Which one would you like to see? Let me know! As usual, you know where to find me, either our FB page or send me a msg if you have my number. Thank you for reading! :)


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