Review: 99 Percent Hair Studio – Balayage hair dye + hair treatment + promo for discount

Yoohoo~! I’ve been so busy lately that I’m all frazzled, literally. I mean, the lack of sleep and proper meals have left my skin all meh and my hair ends ready for Burning(Wo)Man, v2.0. Thankfully, I finally cobbled together enough hours to go sit my bums down at 99 Percent Hair Studio to make my hair presentable.

I chose this salon because of word-of-mouth from a couple of reliable gal pals go here. If it sucks I can just turban up heh. Thankfully, all went well.

99 Percent Hair Studio has several outlets, but I went to the one at Orchard Central (since I run most of my errands in town). It’s located on level 4, in a corner (that I have to honestly say is pretty hard to find).

My first impression of the hair studio – large, airy, quiet (but in a nice cosy way)

There are several enclaves here, so each customer can have a lil nook without feeling too exposed to others/passers-by

Another little enclave – 99 Percent does hair and nails too!

There is quite a bit of greenery in this hair salon, and the floor-to-ceiling windows let in a good amount of natural sunlight (but sans the natural heat of Singapore)

This leads to the rinse basins

Anyhoos, since my hair was in total need of colouring/touch-up, and I wanted something that didn’t touch my scalp, my stylist Fion recommended the Balayage method (listed in their Services Menu under Creative), as well as a Precise Care treatment to help nourish and hydrate the hair strands.

The process: First the hair is washed and dried, then some toning is done (to darken the existing washed-up orangey copper). My hair will be coloured using a balayage technique – esentially, it’s similar to a gradient, except the upper part of the hair has streaky highlights.

Above: Toning down of the orange

I’ll just skip to the chase and show you the finished product (there’s really not much to it except for application of dye, fermenting of the bums upon the chair for a couple of hours and several jaunts to the rinse basins)

VOILA~

Look at the magiccccc – curls are tonged. But can you see the radiance and shine?

From a mess, to a head of proper tress(es)

And one last shot cos it’ll probably be the one and only time that I’ll be able to look like a hair model~ woohoo!

My Thoughts:

It’s been more than 2 weeks and the hair colour is still holding on pretty strong (reds are known to have one of the fastest wash-out rates). Yay! I also didn’t have to bleach or lighten my hair for this (many are surprised), but as you can see, it was a medium brown before.  I usually have serious trust issues with hair stylists (cos most of them don’t really listen to what I want, i.e. layering my hair into 3 strands of nothing), but Fion is pretty astute when it comes to sussing out what I wanted. One notable moment is when she asked if I wanted to have my hair tonged inwards, or outwards to the back –  I’ve experienced moments where I had to specify to the stylist what I wanted, and they still didn’t listen. I’ve even had an experience with a hair stylist who somehow managed to miss giving me a hair wash despite me paying $74 (GST included) for a hair cut – yes, I do pay for my hair services. SMH. Anyhoos, this place (and Fion) are worth a try.

SPECIAL PROMO FOR YOU (and no, I do not get any commission for this)

If you ask for Fion (she’s at Orchard Central), and say that you saw my review (or quote my name, or show this review), you’ll be able to get a 1-year membership (valued at $19) for free! Before you scoff, check out the benefits:

  • This 1-year membership entitles you to a 10% off your hair services.
  • If you bring a friend along to also do his/her hair, both of you will get 20% off!

During your birthday month, this gets even better – you’ll get an additional 20% off!

  • This means that you’ll get 10 + 20 = 30% off hair services (if you’re doing it alone).
  • Bring a friend, and both of you will get 20 + 20 = 40% off!

*note that the member discount is value for all services including nails and makeup. Excludes partial services*

 

99 Percent Hair Studio has 3 outlets

Orchard

181 Orchard Road #04-10/11,
Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Tel: +65 6238 3667
Mondays – Saturdays: 11.00am – 9.00pm
Sundays & Public Holidays: 11.00am – 9.00pm

Bugis

40 Haji Lane, #01-01, Singapore 189233
Tel: +65 6396 3667
Mondays – Saturdays: 11.00am – 8.30pm
Sundays & Public Holidays: 11.00am – 7.30pm

Bedok

799 New Upper Changi Road,
#03-23 Bedok Point,Singapore 467351
Tel: +65 6702 7062
Mondays – Saturdays: 11.00am – 9.00pm
Sundays & Public Holidays: 11.00am – 9.00pm

 

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