Clozette Ambassadors Share Their Hair Stories | Clozette


When it comes to freshening up our look, one of the most tried-and-tested method is to take a quick trip to the salon for a new hair colour that'll suit our mood and personality, while also serving as that marker of change--whether it's a change in our personal style, or a happy moment in our lives (a new job, perhaps?). That trip to the salon can at times almost seem transformative, as we step-out rejuvenated, energetic, and more confident in ourselves while rocking a new hair colour to boot!


So as a treat, we sent our Clozette Ambassadors Genzel, Lexie, and Kim for an afternoon salon party where they got to pick their dream hair colour and style at the Color Me Matrix event courtesy of MATRIX.




As a brand rooted in the value of empowering hairdressers in changing people's lives through hair, MATRIX has quickly become the #1 American Salon Brand in Asia, catering to fun, trendy fashionistas and beauty enthusiasts who are all about vibrant colours and styles that play off their youthful energy--a perfect brand to pair with our Clozette Ambassadors.




Curious to see their final looks? Scroll down to see the final hair looks created by MATRIX and read our exclusive interview with our Clozette Ambassadors as they share their hair stories and inspiration behind the looks from their Color Me Matrix Experience!

Genzel Habab

(clozette.co/Genzel)


Share your hair-history with us! How has your hair evolved through the years? What has been your favourite hairstyle so far?


My hair was almost perfect (I can say, for me at least!) when I was a kid until I had dengue (last stage I believe) and my hair lost its quality and shine. So when I reached college, I started to have hair straightening treatments to improve the style and look of my hair. It's just this year when I finally gave in and bleached my hair to achieve the colour that I want. My favourite hairstyle is definitely beach waves or the "I woke up like this" hair.




What's the story behind your chosen hair colour and style for Color Me Matrix? Were you looking for a total change, go back to your roots, or were just looking for a subtle hint of colour?


Prior to my Color Me Matrix experience, my hair was ombre with metallic red and I never thought that colouring your hair red is the same as shading it with black, it's really hard to change or remove. But then I no longer liked my red ombre hair and wanted a more tamed hue that I can easily pair with my favourite colourful tops.

Is your personal style reflected in the way you style/colour your hair? If so, how?

Yes, I actually match my clothes with my hair colour and my personal style. Like for my red ombre hair, I only wore neutral colour for tops or else I see myself like a walking rainbow-lady in the streets!


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Look back on your first hair colouring experience: Have you always been a fan of colouring your hair or was it a big leap for you to make that change.


I just did DIY for my hair colour for years and it's just recently when I decided to be somehow adventurous with it and try the unusual colours.




How was your Color Me Matrix experience like? What did you like about it? Are you happy with the outcome and what's the next colour you're thinking of doing next?


My Color Me Matrix experience was great! I love how my hair turned out. I always get compliments from my family, friends, and readers.

If you could do anything crazy with your hair for the holiday season, what hair colour would you pick and why?

For the holidays, if I'll be brave enough to try something new, I want a full purple or silver hair. It's perfect for the season and looks great for the Filipina skin tone.


Kim Santiago

(clozette.co/imkimsantiago)


Share your hair-history with us! How has your hair evolved through the years? What has been your favourite hairstyle so far?


When I was a kid, my mom wouldn't let me have long hair. I remember getting my first phone when I was in 2nd grade because my mom bribed me into cutting my hair into a pixie cut. That's how much my mom hated long hair. But when I got to middle school onwards I've always had long hair (I guess I cant be bribed anymore!).




What's the story behind your chosen hair colour and style for Color Me Matrix? Were you looking for a total change, go back to your roots, or were just looking for a subtle hint of colour?


I've always dyed my hair in all shades of safe browns, the usual since I can't really go crazy with my colour because I was still studying back then. So this time I wanted something i've never done before for my hair. Something ombre colour and crazy. But my hairstylist told me that my hair's already damaged at the tips and it couldn't take any more bleaching. So instead, I chose a shade of brown that i've never tried before which is an ash brown blonde colour.

Is your personal style reflected in the way you style/colour your hair? If so, how?

Yes. Because my personal style is mostly something that's simple and classy. My new hair really complements my outfits.


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Look back on your first hair colouring experience: Have you always been a fan of colouring your hair or was it a big leap for you to make that change.


Believe it or not, I was so "nene" before. I was a bit boyish also. I'm not a fan of girly stuff so yes I think it was a big leap for me to have my hair coloured the first time. I only agreed to get my hair coloured back then because my sister forced me to "beautify" myself after breaking up with my ex for 4 years! Since than, that started my regular hair colouring appointments at salons.




How was your Color Me Matrix experience like? What did you like about it? Are you happy with the outcome and what's the next colour you're thinking of doing next?


I had so much fun. Everybody's so friendly. My hairstylist was very accommodating to my inquiries especially on the hair colour style. I also met my fellow Clozette Ambassadors who share the same passions as me. Next time i'd really like to colour my hair something that's not brown or black.

If you could do anything crazy with your hair for the holiday season, what hair colour would you pick and why?

I'd probably do grey hair just to experience ageing gracefully at a young age.


Lexie Puzon

(clozette.co/Lexiepuzon)


Share your hair-history with us! How has your hair evolved through the years? What has been your favourite hairstyle so far?


I have two favourite hair styles; one is when I had my long wavy ombre hair and the second is my chic short hair with bangs which I have I now. Though my bangs has grown out since it's a bit hard to maintain. But by far those are my favourites!




What's the story behind your chosen hair colour and style for Color Me Matrix? Were you looking for a total change, go back to your roots, or were just looking for a subtle hint of colour?


Well since I had my hair colour changed to black 2 months ago for a magazine shoot, it was quite challenging for my stylist to make massive changes, which I understand. So what she suggested was to add Gold highlights which I liked, to put a bit of spunk in my current hair style.

Is your personal style reflected in the way you style/colour your hair? If so, how?

In some way yes, my black hair use to be simple and bland. But now, with the added highlights, it gives more fun and spontaneity to my hair style. 


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Look back on your first hair colouring experience: Have you always been a fan of colouring your hair or was it a big leap for you to make that change.


Growing up, I’ve always had that itch to change my hair style. Mainly because I believe change is good. And having new hairstyles time to time is healthy. It’s like you’re allowing growth to shape the person you’re supposed to be. Having great hair also adds confidence--and we all know we need that.




How was your Color Me Matrix experience like? What did you like about it? Are you happy with the outcome and what's the next colour you're thinking of doing next?


It was great! I can honestly say it was definitely a pampered Monday. I’m so glad with all the incredible people I met (that’s the best part). As for my hair, since not much changes we’re made due to my current hair colour and time, I really would like to have a bigger change in my next hair colour. Probably from black to somewhat light ash blonde.

If you could do anything crazy with your hair for the holiday season, what hair colour would you pick and why?

Probably Ash Blonde with Ice-white ombre hair colour. But I would want to grow out my hair first.

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Want to get in on the #MATRIX trend? Drop by your nearest David's Salon in The Philippines and request for a MATRIX hair colour experience!

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When it comes to completing a look, the easiest (and at times, quickest way) is through a perfect mani and pedi that complements your style. However, with the constant trend updates in the beauty world, keeping up with the latest nail art trends and techniques can be quite a challenge. 


So our Clozette TV host, Liv Lo, got chatting with the owner of The Nail Social for the latest scoop on what the hottest nail art trend is right now--move over pseudo-gel manicure...because it's time for nail wraps!


Watch this video for Liv Lo's interview with The Nail Social:



Looking for more nail inspiration?
Scroll down to see some of the top nail art spotted in our Community!

Minimal & Quaint



(Photo from chloewl)


For something more subtle,  pick a minimal and quaint nail art design that is rooted in at most 3 basic colours. Once you've picked your colour palette, all you need to do is to play around with lines, shapes, word play, and a dash of subtle shimmer to complete that minimalist effect.


Geometric Shapes



(Photo from MissMocktails)


If you're all about that monochrome look, amp it up with a play on geometric shapes on your nails. Sport a unique geometric pattern on each nail for an art-deco touch.


Ombre Nails



(Photo from Clare2104)


Want to create dimension and depth on your nails while playing with colour? Then get in on the ombre nail trend. While not exactly a new trend, it's a nail art style that continues to be a favourite amongst our Beauty Community for its versatility. 


A 2nd Take On The Ombre Trend



(Photo from rainfaith)


Here's another take on the ombre nail trend--bringing the ombre palette down from nail to nail. Start off with a bold colour on your thumb and work your way down to your pinky finger until the colour pales into pure white.

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What's your favourite nail art trend? Share it with us in the comments below!

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Here's a product to add to your nail art wishlist: a spray on nail polish from Nails Inc. Developed by the British brand, The Paint Can spray on polish is a revolutionary product that promises the world's fastest manicure. It comes in two colours: Shoreditch Lane (Silver) and Hoxton Market (Pink).




As noted by Thea Green, the founder of Nails inc, "After years in the making I am incredibly excited to be launching the Paint Can. Our customers have been screaming out for ways to reduce dry time and for quick, easy ways to apply colour when on the go. So voila, the Paint Can innovation was born!"

The Paint Can has been designed for those on the go who don't have the patience or time to sit through a traditional manicure. For the Paint Can to work, all you need to do is apply a special base coat for the colour to adhere to, spray on the colour, wait for it to dry, and wash your hands. The excess colour around your fingertips will wash right off! 



It currently has a release date of Spring 2016 in the US, with UK nail art enthusiasts expecting this in stores this coming Winter. While we've yet to hear if it'll ever make it to Asia, this is definitely something we're keeping our eyes out on and hoping that it'll soon line the shelves of our local Sephora.


The Paint Can spray on polish by Nails Inc. retails for £10.00 and will soon be available on www.nailsinc.com

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