Andy Ho Haute Coiffure Hair Makeover
Ho Ho Ho. It's the Christmas season my dear merry goers and you can definitely feel the season in the air with all the festive decorations in town. To get ready for my favourite holiday season yet, one must definitely look good. I haven't had a hair cut for ages and has been looking really limp and out of shape. Last month, when I was back in town for a few days I decided to get my hair a little pampering to give it back some volume and definition.
I've blogged previously about my experience having a hair treatment using La Biosthetique at Andy Ho and really had a nice pampering time there so I decided to leave my hair in the hands of their Senior Hairstylist, Alvin this time to give my hair some new breath. I have seriously unruly hair and I hated my hair when I was younger. I always had the boycut and couldn't grow my hair out or else it would look like I came out of the Science lab with an experiment gone wrong! Due to this, I am super fussy about anyone who touches my hair what more actually cutting it. I have countless bad experience letting my hair being cut by well hairstylist who totally do not understand my hair and the one tool that I hate the most is that razor scissors thing that hairstylist use to layer my hair the fast way instead of taking time to layer it one by one. My hair would go all frizzy and fuzzy seriously the nightmare from it! Somehow, as I grew older my hair started to calm down and be more tame plus I found a really great auntie who had a home salon where she really rescued my hair.
Anyway to cut the long grandmother story short, my hair wasn't giving me much problem but because I have not been getting a hair cut for a long time, I could feel the weight of my hair actually weighing me down and making my crown flat which is a NO NO. I needed more volume especially at the top of my head and also to shape around my face.
Alvin Or, is the Senior Hairstylist at Andy Ho Haute Coiffure and is really super friendly and easy to communicate with. I told him that I really didn't want to compromise my hair length which means definitely no short hair! I have had enough of short hairstyles over the years growing up and I really want to grow my hair out. He could see that it has been some time since I last had my haircut because all the layers were right at the bottom half of my hair which makes it less flattering for me. I did compromise on a bit of my length as he needed to re-layer and restyle my hair to give it more volume at the top. Alvin also recommended me getting soft perms to give my hair more texture although I had wavy hair.
First up, it was time to get my hair and scalp washed and clean. How can one not enjoy getting their hair washed? Oh the feeling of getting pampered and that head massage! Really washes all the stress away. As you can see Andy Ho is a La Biosthetique salon so they use La Biosthetique products as well as the towels. If I haven't raved enough about La Biosthetique let me rave about it more. I love this range of haircare product. It is super natural and lovely to use that I actually finished and restocked the Green Natural line which I am using currently which has green apples in it.
Now it was time for Alvin to do his magic. He seriously took the time to layer each layer of my thick hair giving it more texture and volume. Along the way, he also explained to me what he was doing and why he was doing it so that I do not get to frighten when he cuts off a chunk of my hair.
You can see he was seriously enjoying himself cutting away at my hair and yes that is my worried face because I saw more and more of my hair getting layered off. Honestly I nearly had a panic attack because we agreed that he would maintain my length compromising just a bit and when he was hacking away at my hair I saw a huge chunk of it being cut off. My heart was seriously racing especially when I saw my hair on the floor! I just decided to trust him and let him do his thing because well the worst thing that can happen is that I would have shorter hair than I liked and I am going to kill him. *joking joking*
After all the cutting, it was time to style and blow dry my hair so that I can see the final outcome. Alvin used the Volumizing line of La Biosthetique which would give me the added volume to my curls and giving it more shape. This Hydrating Spa Fluid is super lightweight and not greasy which is really great in our Malaysian weather. And yes as always, I was actually Snapchatting while Alvin was styling my hair so if you have Snapchat follow me @miriamgoh
Tada! This is how my hair looked after all that cutting and styling. I was seriously surprised that I still had my hair length after that huge chunk of hair Alvin layered off. Although I wouldn't style my hair to be this curly I liked how much volume he has added into my hair. No more limp hair that lays flat against my head! My hair was nicely layered and NO FRIZZ!! Most importantly for me is no frizz which always happen after layering your hair so great job to Alvin. I liked how my hair now frames my currently super round face making it more of a heart shape than a round moon.
Since I was in Pavilion and they were just setting up the Christmas decor, of course I had to have some photos taken! Really love Pavilion's Christmas decor this year and I really took tons of photos. By the way credits to K.Kiat Photography for all the photos and for his patience waiting for me to get my hair done!
To those of you who are looking to give your hair a new look, head on to Andy Ho Haute Coiffure at Pavillion KL and I am sure you will be really satisfied with their service.
6.16, 6th Floor
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur Shopping Mall
168, Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur
+603 2141 4401
Opens: 10 am - 10 pm