Hair Makeover at Entice

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Let me start off this post by saying that my hair has been through A LOT in life. My mom used to own a salon which let me discover the wonders (and some failures) of hair treatments and other vainglorious girl indulgences.

My first ever hair treatment was a RELAX — a straightening method that doesn’t involve the dreaded bringer of wispiness, the flat iron, but rather lots and lots of blowdrying to achieve a volumized effect. After a year or two when the relaxed hair had grown out, I got a REBOND (L’oreal Xtenso) which started the scary regrowths that produced obvious creases in my hair. Because of this, I had to always get it re-rebonded two years after or so. I probably underwent rebond a maximum of four times in 8 years till my mom advised me to stop killing my hair.
Regarding COLOR, I have had my hair colored since I was in 3rd or 4th year high school, I can’t exactly recall. I have never tried cellophane or highlights though, just full permanent dyes.

It’s been how many years since I started my love/hate affair with hair treatments and above is a testament to how abused my crowning glory is already. Just last March however, I got a Keratherapy treatment which tamed my hair down for quite a few months but then now it’s back to its used and abused state.

Anyway, since getting pregnant, I wasn’t able to do any hair treatments as I was afraid of the effects on my darling baby girl. However, after consulting my OB Gyn, she said that I should just wait out until after the first trimester to do treatments as precaution. Also, she suggested an ammonia-free colorant as further precaution when I do decide to get any treatment.
I went to a relatively new salon ENTICE (nope, this is not a sponsored post!) at Ortigas. Being a patron of Emphasis Salon for years, this was a big decision for me. I’ve read good reviews about their creative director, Korean hairstylist William Wong so I booked a session with him. He evaluated my hair and suggested I get highlights — which as mentioned above, I have never tried before. I agreed to do so with a personal request of them not looking too contrasty with my base color, which I wanted to change into a darker chocolate brown, not reddish-mahogany-auburn color that I already had.

Before this whole process, William also offered to cut my dry and splitting ends, as well as fix the shape of my hair before the treatment — for free! I was hesitant at first because I never have my hair cut by anyone else but my stylist in Emphasis, Ben. But I also felt inclined to since I wanted to see how William does his ever famous techniques on cutting hair. So, I gave in. I like how he thinned my hair out without making it too wispy (which I absolutely hate). My hair felt lighter and looked healthier without the ugly split and dry ends plaguing it.

After a span of 4 and a half hours, let me share with you the finished product. This was not ironed nor blow dried in style, as we are used to after getting our hair done at a salon which makes us feel ever so satisfied only to feel disappointed once we’ve showered. After 4.5 hours sitting on that chair waiting for results, I requested to have my hair just AIR DRIED meaning finger dried. And ta-da! I can’t be any more satisfied with my hair color. I pictured it lighter but then again, I didn’t want to be shockingly blonde or else I would have cried.
What do you think, guys? Would love to hear your comments below!
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  1. October 25, 2012 / 4:24 pm

    I love your hair <3 i became a fan of dyeing my hair back in 2010 after college. My mom too does my hair too though she doesn't have a salon. Entice hmmm i think it's expensive hahaha but great hair though!

  2. October 25, 2012 / 4:50 pm

    Seriously, I didn’t know anything about the maximum times our hair should be rebonded. Anyway, I so love the result. Based on the pictures, your hair looks healthier! As if it was blow dried.

  3. October 25, 2012 / 4:54 pm

    I think your hair looks great, I love how he fixed your hair cut, it look lovely! xx

    ferdies-place.blogspot.com

  4. October 25, 2012 / 4:58 pm

    Great result for a “not-ironed” hair! You look more gorgeous! 🙂
    fashionerza.com

    <3

  5. October 25, 2012 / 5:16 pm

    Hey Shari (:
    Thanks for your nice comment!
    I only use 2 (yes, you read it right, 2) different brushes for applying my eye makeup! A simple one to dab the colors on and one fro blending. I wanna buy a few more brushes this year! I hope, this answer isn’t disappointing for you…haha 😀
    Any suggestions for brushes?

    Your hair color looks great! So natural and perfect for your skin tone <3 I'm also relaxing my hair but at afro hair salon, because I have afro hair. I want straight hair, so I'm doing this for years. I'm very satisfied with the results but you have to have the right hair dresser to achieve a nice result!
    Your hair now look great and healthy.

    ♥♥♥

  6. October 25, 2012 / 5:24 pm

    That is just gorgeous, I wish I had hair like yours!

    – Erin xo

    365mu.blogspot.co.uk – One girl’s attempt at creating 365 different make-up looks in as many days

  7. October 25, 2012 / 6:27 pm

    Hi lovely,
    thank you for sharing;)
    I really like this post!
    I can’t wait to see what you do next ! Come check out my blog, maybe we can follow each other:)
    Have a great Evening!
    Xoxo
    Mary
    Fashion tea at 5

  8. October 25, 2012 / 7:05 pm

    I really like your new hair colour! And your after pics make your hair look super soft and silky!

    xo, alison*elle

  9. October 25, 2012 / 8:48 pm

    nice blog..love the new layout 🙂

    check out my blog? and maybe follow back 🙂

    -thinkerbellethoughts.blogspot.com

  10. October 25, 2012 / 10:10 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog hun and following 🙂 imfollowing back, your blog is fab also xx

  11. October 25, 2012 / 11:40 pm

    Your hair looks so pretty and long! It came out great. I’ve been wanting to dye it a darker chestnut color for the fall season, but I think I might just do a major chop! Still deciding.

  12. October 25, 2012 / 11:50 pm

    it came out great!
    you look gorgeous. 😉
    i have a haircut appointment tomorrow myself. wish me luck!

  13. October 26, 2012 / 12:46 am

    You look gorgeous and I love your hair.

    Thanks for the follow. Followed back. 🙂

  14. October 26, 2012 / 12:51 am

    Thanks for reminding me that I to color my hair too! I don’t really go to salon to clor my hair but I color it myself.

    xoxo

  15. October 26, 2012 / 2:03 am

    You look gorgeous, Shari! The color of your hair suits you. Kudos to William too! He really knows what he is doing. haha.

    XX,
    Jess
    Armed With Style

  16. October 26, 2012 / 2:46 am

    your hair looks fab! so pretty xx

  17. October 26, 2012 / 3:36 am

    Gorgeous hair! & loving your blog~ Following!

    xoxo
    EV
    eviiarty.blogspot.com

  18. October 26, 2012 / 6:14 am

    ohmygawd!! i love it!! it’s now super gorgeous ^_~

  19. October 26, 2012 / 7:06 am

    love the results!:) i also had the ammonia-free coloring when they brought back my black locks at Juro. So thankful those things exist for us moms!

  20. October 26, 2012 / 7:11 am

    Hi, Shari!
    Thanks for the sweet comment you left in my page. Your blog is really cute and put together. Keep posting! <3

    Dawn
    kdawnsy.blogsot.com

  21. October 26, 2012 / 7:49 am

    Awesome hair! New follower here too 😀

  22. October 26, 2012 / 2:27 pm

    you hair looks AMAZING xxx

  23. October 26, 2012 / 4:37 pm

    thank you for the comment and follow!
    you are sooo sweet 🙂
    i am loving that hair color on you!

    happyleeliving.blogspot.com

  24. October 26, 2012 / 4:44 pm

    I like your blog 🙂 Nice look! 🙂 Thank you for visiting 🙂 I’m new follower =]

  25. October 26, 2012 / 5:21 pm

    your hair looks very nice *_* your blog is very good and interesting. maybe follow? im glad if you visit my blog, too <3 keep in touch!

    xx
    beauthi.blogspot.com

  26. October 26, 2012 / 5:29 pm

    lovely hair ♥

    Wanna follow each other?
    let me know on my blog.
    xx
    teenfashioncorner.blogspot.com

  27. October 26, 2012 / 5:33 pm

    Your hair looks amazing. I love the color. My mom used to work in a salon and do my hair too!

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

    P.S. I are having a giveaway for a pair of Swarovksi Crystal Stud Earrings on my blog. Please stop by and enter.

  28. October 27, 2012 / 12:41 am

    Haha those pictures of you during the process are cute! And your hair turned out great–the highlights aren’t too harsh either!
    I wish I could’ve tried the salons in Manila, I know there’s a lot more “hidden gems” salons there than in Cebu.

    -Monica
    http://lemonpetit.blogspot.com

  29. October 27, 2012 / 5:26 am

    Hello!! you look so nice on your pics! Oh I know what you mean by abused hair. My hair is pretty much abused. Even more abused when I went to the Philippines and went swimming almost everyday. The chlorine pretty much lightened and well damaged my hair. I’m still recovering. Blah! Anyway, wow, you’re a mom!! young mom 😀 that’s nice.. I think I want to get pregnant soon. Still looking for a good OB around our area before we start planning 🙂 Keep in touch!!!

  30. October 27, 2012 / 10:04 am

    it looked really tamed after. the color looks really great on you. I badly need a hair makeover…haha!

    Jenn
    The Pink Lemonade Girl

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  32. October 27, 2012 / 1:26 pm

    You look gorgeous and your hair looks so healthy afterwards! I’m currently waiting for my hair to grow longer and I think they’re in need of some sort of treatment like this D;

    http://winterlovemilktea.blogspot.com

  33. October 27, 2012 / 2:09 pm

    So stupid of me not to follow you. Been going back and forth on your blog since you came back and saw just now that I did not follow you! haha.

    Anyway, you finally got your hair treated and colored. I remember you’re kind of complaining about it few entries back. The color looks good in you! Very pretty preggy!

  34. October 27, 2012 / 5:12 pm

    great post and photos:)
    please visit me in free time:)http://kathrinpocher.blogspot.com/

  35. October 27, 2012 / 7:02 pm

    Wow talk about hair pampering! I used to go to the salon a lot but these days I dont color and I trim my hair myself haha

    Thanks for the follow by the way!

  36. October 27, 2012 / 10:44 pm

    loove it

  37. October 28, 2012 / 1:37 am

    i love your blog! thank you for following me! added you to my favorite blog reads list!

  38. October 28, 2012 / 2:37 am

    Looking great! I love the color of your hair, very pretty look! Have a great week! 🙂

  39. October 28, 2012 / 3:23 am

    Love your hair!!:) Good job in maintaining it:)

    beautythursday.blogspot.com

  40. October 28, 2012 / 6:01 am

    looks awesome after the treatment and naturally dried, my hair now takes two hours to naturally air dry with aircon on full blast! I love how my hair naturally when long stays relatively straight with waves like yours. I used to rebond when I was younger teen but I’ve stopped now for more than 4 years, I think we should just try to maintain our normal hair textures, looks so much better over time!

  41. October 28, 2012 / 7:15 am

    nice post!
    come by and lets fllw each other if you love to do:)
    miss-monaaa.blogspot.com

  42. October 29, 2012 / 4:00 pm

    Hi Shari, thanks for visiting my blog and following you back. And need I say more? This hair colour is awesome!!~ I’m so paranoid about getting any hair treatment or hair dye now that I am preggie too. Did do a haircut and treatment yesterday but didn’t colour it at all. You’re making me think twice! Haha. Be in touch again and can’t wait to see pics of your bb girl! =)

  43. October 29, 2012 / 6:37 pm

    I love the highlights. They frame and light up your face.

    I just found your blog and am now following. Lots of fun and interesting stuff here.

  44. October 30, 2012 / 8:39 pm

    I love your hair!!!! New follower here. ♥

  45. November 7, 2012 / 5:29 pm

    So nice and looks pretty on you! Would you mind tellingme how much it costs.. 🙂

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