Getting my tresses fixed at Apgujeong Hair Salon!

A few weeks back, I went for my long-awaited haircut and treatment at Apgujeong Hair Salon! I haven’t had my tresses fixed in over 6-months ...

A few weeks back, I went for my long-awaited haircut and treatment at Apgujeong Hair Salon! I haven’t had my tresses fixed in over 6-months now, and I desperately needed a treatment because the ends were getting really dry and unkempt. I also wanted to get a hair-cut and have my C-curls done again!

Apgejeong is one of the fastest Korean hair salons expanding in Singapore and offers full Korean hair and make-up services! It has over 11 hair salons island-wide now and has outlets at neighbouring shopping malls so you won't have to travel out of your home vicinity to get your hair done. For me, I headed to the Jurong Point outlet since it was the one that's nearest to my place!

The hair stylists are Apgujeong are mostly Korean. If you are afraid of the language barrier between you and the Korean stylists, Apgujeong Hair Studios also have their own in-house stylists that are fluent in both English and Mandarin, so that's nothing you should worry about!




Once I arrived, I was assigned to my hair stylist, Ji-an, and I was also given refreshments and a snack once I sat down – also very attentive of my stylist to get me settled down with a bag holder. Even though English wasn't Ji-an's first language, we were still able to communicate with one another on the hair style + treatment I was going for – a hair cut + C-curl and a hair treatment.

I was also given a lookbook on the types of hair treatments to choose from at Apgujeong Hair Studio (it's their very own lookbook!), and I settled on the signature hair treatment in the end as it's perfect for those who are looking for the ultimate hair restoration - something I really needed as it's been almost half a year since I had my hair done!

My stylist, Ji-an, then went on to give me a hair-cut and also explained the MUCOTA hair treatment that I was about to go through!


He first started off with snipping off my tresses, and also gave me tips on how to better take care of my hair – I have a habit of blow-drying the ends and that might not be the best.

He also helped me snipped off quite a bit of my fringe (something that I really had to get used to but I’m back to my side fringe now hahaha). I wasn’t like coerced to cut or anything but also because I wanted something refreshing! I can now finally accept the fact that blunt fringes are really not my kinda thing.



I then moved on to the Signature Hair treatment, which consists of quite a number of steps and also perfect for another looking for the ultimate hair transformation and relaxation!




I first started off with the Kerathermie treatment, which consisted of 2 types of concentrate that’s suited for a longer lasting effect! This is also suited for hair that’s also dry and damaged. And, since I was also getting my hair curled, it was also recommended that I choose this treatment!

After the treatment and getting my hair washed, I then started off with the MUCOTA Step 1 treatment! I had it applied to my tresses, before getting my hair permed.



The perm lasted for around 15-20 minutes, but even though there was a timer set for me, Ji-an still kept coming back to check on me and see if I was doing okay and if I needed anything.


The MUCOTA treatment isn’t something foreign to me since I’ve had it done before, and it’s also the hair treatment that I always find myself going back too since it’s simple, fuss-free and so highly effective!

Ji-an first prepped my hair with the MUCOTA C cream, before using the treatment shampoo and conditioner for my wash. He would also put the hair treatment before and after my curls to make sure that my hair doesn't become too dry and that the curls will last!



It’s been around 3 weeks since I had my hair done, and it still feels as smooth as ever! I can easily find my fingers through my tresses without it getting caught or anything!


It was definitely a positive experience overall, and I can't wait to be back to get my hair coloured next!

If you're also looking to try out the services at Apgujeong Hair Salon, you can also quote <Cassandra> to get a 10% off or show them this blog post! Valid only on weekdays before 5pm!

Apgujeong @ JEM (Jurong East)
50 Jurong Gateway Road #04-05/06 Singapore 608549
Opening Hours:
10.30am - 9.30pm Daily
(Including Weekends & Public Holidays)

JEM Salon Telephone & Mobile:
+65 6694 0978  |  81120310


Till then, I'll speak with you guys soon x

Love,
Cassan

Beauty Review: Beijing 101 Scalp Care Treatment

For all you working adults out there who are experiencing first-world problems of oily scalps and dry ends - I'm with you. With t...


For all you working adults out there who are experiencing first-world problems of oily scalps and dry ends - I'm with you. With the everyday stresses we face, we also see traces of it in our entire body - especially on our scalps and we don't usually see the effects until it has taken a toll due to the nature of our hair growth cycle. Additional stress can actually amp up production of certain hormones and releases pro-inflammatory chemicals that can compromise your scalp’s barrier function.

I, myself too, never gave much thought to the effects I would face or the conditions of my scalp health until I visited Beijing 101 two weeks back for a one-time treatment!


The treatment at Beijing 101 is rather straightforward - a fuss-free process that is perfect for all you working adults out there who might not have much time to spare! All you need is to dedicate 2-hours of your time after work, and you'll be greeted with the effects of healthy looking and feeling hair within that short span of time. 

Read on as I take you through the different steps of the treatment process and what you can expect! 

Scalp Analysis

The treatment first started off with a scalp analysis. I was brought into a room where my consultant used a microscopic camera on my scalp to analyze its condition.

My consultant also provided me insights into how my sleeping habits might have affected the health of my scalp - the problem of sleeping less than 6 hours a day. I was also experiencing a minor hair loss and my scalp wasn't able to reproduce new strands of hair as I had hoped due to my lifestyle habits! This definitely gave me a wake-up call to my current habits and that it's time to ditch the unhealthy sleep cycle and snacking habits!

On top of that, I also faced issues such as minor dandruff and an oily scalp - the latter which I knew as my hair would usually get pretty oily at the end of a long day.

Check out my scalp's condition in the image! Looks pretty unhealthy and I could also spot some dandruff in the picture.


Circling some of the issues I'm facing which includes dandruff, slow hair growth and sebum clogs. All these are scalp issues that cannot be spotted with the naked eye nor can be removed by our normal shampoo!

Recommended Treatment

I was also asked to fill in a questionnaire on the common problems that I was facing - mainly stress, aches in my neck, etc so that the consultant could determine the best treatment plan for me! Beijing 101 identified the top 4 concerns in Singapore, namely: Tension (stiff neck, muscle ache, shoulder aches and pains), Stress (migraines, headaches, anxiety), Sleeping Disorder (insomnia, poor concentration, poor sleep quality) and Overall Well Being (Traditional Meridian Herbal Treatment).

I chose the Tension treatment plan!

After my hair analysis, I was then brought into this salon-like room to start my scalp treatment! This treatment is completely personalised based on the condition of your scalp.

 Also, Beijing 101 treatments use premium-grade natural herbs such as He Shou Wu (何首乌), Ling Zhi (灵芝), Ginseng (人参) and Dang Gui (当归) in their treatment products to treat the symptoms of hair and scalp issues, as well as the root of the problems.

Customised Hair Mask

The treatment first started off with a scalp analysis. I was brought into a room where my consultant used a microscopic camera on my scalp to analyze its condition.

My consultant also provided me insights into how my sleeping habits might have affected the health of my scalp - the problem of sleeping less than 6 hours a day. I was also experiencing a minor hair loss and my scalp wasn't able to reproduce new strands of hair as I had hoped due to my lifestyle habits! This definitely gave me a wake-up call to my current habits and that it's time to ditch the unhealthy sleep cycle and snacking habits!

On top of that, I also faced issues such as minor dandruff and an oily scalp - the latter which I knew as my hair would usually get pretty oily at the end of a long day.

Check out my scalp's condition in the image! Looks pretty unhealthy and I could also spot some dandruff in the picture.



After that, I was brought to the basin for a hair wash! The consultant used Beijing 101's shampoo and conditioner, made from natural herbs and even gave me a comfy head massage while at it! The head massage helped me to relieve some of the tension I was already feeling on my neck, and also increases the circulation of my scalp. I felt so relaxed during the hair wash and I really loved it!


Drying my hair after the hair washes before applying the hair oil! 

And not forgetting to include the hair oil after my wash - also customised according to individual’s condition.  Applying hair oil to one's tresses after washing can be said to help retain the hair's moisture and texture!

Step 2 – Signature Meridian Herbal Hair Treatment

After drying my tresses, we then moved on to the Beijing 101s Signature Meridian Herbal Hair Treatment. Since I indicated on the form I filled in at the start that I was suffering from neck aches, my consultant gave me a full scalp and shoulder massage that targeted the main acupuncture points - something I really needed especially after a long day at work! My shoulders felt less tense and my neck didn't ache as much after the massage!

This treatment helps to promote blood circulation on the scalp and allows the scalp to absorb nutrients from the hair tonic deeper into the scalp layer for fuller and stronger hair growth. 
This treatment lasted for another 15-20 mins and during this time, just close your eyes and take the chance to enjoy the entire process!

Step 3 - Infra-red Therapy


Not only does it help to detoxify the hair, he infra-red therapy helps to increase collagen production on the scalp for an anti-ageing effect and also helps to nourish the hair. 


Adding the finishing touches and absorbing the hair tonic!


And I'm done!!

I was brought back to the analysis room after the treatment, and you can clearly see the differences before and after the hair treatment!

BEFORE


AFTER



Walked out Beijing 101 with healthier looking hair and I must say that I was extremely impressed! The experience that I had was vastly different from the other Japanese / Korean hair treatments I've experienced - in a good way due to the use of herbs - and my hair certainly felt more nourished!

Unlike the other salons, the treatments here are carefully planned and curated for your needs, so, it also saves us the trouble of having to go through the entire decision-making/thought process. I also love the parts with all the massages that really helped me to do away with lots of tension!


For first-time customers, should you like to try out the treatment, you can also receive a Free Hair Care Pack worth $136 with purchase of 3-Step Deep Cleansing Scalp Care Treatment @ $40 nett (U.P $424)! 

You can also sign up via the link: HERE

Find out more information: http://www.beijing101hair.com/ 

Hope you found my review useful!

Love,
Cassan

Beauty Review: Coco & Eve Hair Masque with 5 in 1 Benefits!

Hey y'all! It's been a while! I haven't had a chance to pop in for a while now since life has been pretty much hectic a...


Hey y'all! It's been a while!

I haven't had a chance to pop in for a while now since life has been pretty much hectic and work has been consuming most of my time, but I always do make it a point to still give myself a little TLC - regardless if it's for my hair, my skin or just my well-being in general because it's always important to shower yourselves with love even during the busiest of times!

With work, I also rarely have the time to visit salons for hair treatments because it usually takes up half a day of my time, and I rarely have much time to spare anymore. Thus, I really do appreciate any product that I can find that can still give my tresses it's needed nutrients and care.


I recently found out about this product, Coco & Eve after seeing the reviews online and on Instagram, and there were lots of bloggers raving about it. I did a search online and found out that its main ingredients were figs and raw virgin coconuts, and did not contain sulfate, phthalates and were also paraben free. 

Their ingredients are also sourced from Bali, Hawaii and the US - and are not tested on animals too! 



They are also known to have 5 benefits in 1 which includes:
1. Rejuvenate and revive parched hair, damaged by styling, heat, dyes and the environment.
2. Deeply condition to replenish lost moisture to hydrate even the thirstiest of tresses.
3. Improve texture and shine for silky soft, amazing hair.
4. Restore hair to its pure virgin state to treat split ends and tame that pesky frizz.
5. See and feel the difference after just one wash. 


The application of this Coco & Eve hair masque is also extremely easy. You just need to shampoo your hair as per usual and then apply the masque to your towel dried hair before leaving it on for 5-10mins!

After which, rinse with warm water and you're done! For dry hair, you're recommended to use it 2-3 times a week, whereas, for normal hair, you only need to use it 1-2 times a week. However, for those with oily hair, use just once a week and focus the product towards the ends of the hair and avoid the scalp!

You should also use the brush that comes along with the hair masque while applying it as their brush/tangle tamer (as they call it) has a special 2-tiered bristle technology, to detangle with minimal breakage and damage. 

But, if there's something that I don't really like about this product, it would definitely be the fact that the bottle is quite heavy and I definitely won't foresee myself bringing this along when I'm travelling. But, if there's really a need be, I'll just transfer some of it out of the bottle and into a smaller container! 



Other than it keeping my tresses healthy, I also love the coconut scent of the product! The hair masque really works wonders after just one use as my hair felt extremely soft and easy to glide through. I've been using this product for a week now, and I apply it every alternate day in case my hair doesn't become too oily. 

I also concentrate the product towards my hair ends and not let it touch my scalp as my ends can get really oily after all the curling, and my scalp tends to be pretty oily after a day out - and I don't wanna agitate it even more. Just remember to apply the hair masque sparingly as a little does go a long way here!


Hehe and yes, if you were wondering, you can also use this product together with your boyfriends/other halves as it's suitable for men too!

Check out the before and after of my hair after using this!


More reviews here:

And, if you wanna purchase the Coco & Eve hair masque, you'll also be entitled to 25% off your next purchase - by simply using the product code at the bottom of your purchased tub!

Click here for more info!

Hope you found this useful!

Love,
Cassan



Star360 Opens A New Flagship Store at Suntec City!

As a sucker for sneakers, I'm always on the lookout for the latest stores that can get me the first dips on the latest kick! ...


As a sucker for sneakers, I'm always on the lookout for the latest stores that can get me the first dips on the latest kick!

 STAR 360 is a multi-label lifestyle concept store that curates cutting-edge international street brands. Today, STAR 360 continues to expand their retail presence with the recent opening of its flagship store at Suntec City! Read on to find out some of my picks from the new store and other styles you can expect! 



The new store boasts a wide selection of shoes from brands like Adidas, Nike, Puma, Onitsuka Tiger as well as the two premium Japanese labels Patrick and Spingle that are exclusive to the store. It also both adults and kids’ sneakers, as well as apparels and accessories from various international street brands!


The puma basket hearts caught my attention, especially the olive and white ones! I love how the use of ribbon laces brings the sneakers an added touch of sophistication - and also helps to elevate whatever outfits you're pairing it with! 



And, of course, I gravitated towards the white sneaker styles. The Adidas sneaker that I'm holding is the male version, by the way! 




While I was at Star360, I also picked out 2 sneakers from the store - which was perfect since I was already look out for a replacement for my current pair. I love how they're always able to go along with any of my outfits and they're also my preferred choice of footwear for work! 




On me: 
Adidas Superstar with Mint Green Stripes


On me:
Onitsuka Tiger Lawnship 2.0

For more information about the store, you can also visit their Facebook page here:
https://www.facebook.com/star360global/?ref=br_rs

Instagram: @star360global

STAR360 Flagship Store Location:
Suntec City, #01-376/377 
(West Wing, near Convention Center)

Love,
Cassan