Besides the subdued yet unexpected highlights of deep blue, green and purple, the USP of this treatment is that it can be done sans bleach. My hair is ultra dark though, so after a trim to get rid of split ends, the stylist sections off portions and hand-paints them root-to-tip with bleach – a balayage technique that’s gentler for locks. After 45 minutes, the bleach is rinsed off and my hair is blow-dried. Next, the stylist coats alternate bleached sections with the colours to create a subtle rainbow effect. The dye is washed off after 30 minutes and a 20-minute hair mask is applied to hydrate and soften locks. Blow-dry, style, and I’m done.
This is a great way to give hair a fun look without being overly dramatic – the different hues blend well with my natural hair colour and is at its most vibrant only under light. This also means no need for touch-ups when my locks grow out. The post-treatment mask is a bonus and has prevented my hair from becoming overly dry. $328, Kimage Prestige (#02-321/323 Marina Square), tel: 6276-2700
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An adapted version first appeared in Female’s August 2016 issue.
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