Give Your Hair A Revamp With This New Trend Featuring Babylights! | Clozette
With the mission to bring you the latest when it comes to beauty, fashion, and lifestyle, we're always on the lookout for the hottest trends. So when we first heard about this new hair trend using the Pastel Babylights invented by L'Oréal Professionnel, we knew we had to get full deets about it!


It all started with L'Oréal Professionnel’s Majirel Pastel Babylights colour service -- ready-to-wear cool translucent browns with pastel tones inspired by the hottest pastel color. Babylights is a micro-highlight colouring technique that was created to give a delicate and dimensional colour by choosing tiny hair sections. The end result? An extremely wearable look with subtle soft candy undertones that flatter most Asian skin!

With this in mind, we sent our very own Clozette teammate, Carissa, to have a go at this new hair trend.

Carissa's hair before the makeover

Carissa's hair type is straight and fine and she describes it as generally being limp and lifeless. So we sought the help of Irene Chai, the General Manager of NK Hairworks Salon, to give Carissa a hair transformation!

Keep scrolling to find out about her hair revamp and her thoughts on the entire Pastel Babylights experience!
What was the look you were going for?

I didn't have a particular look in mind but I definitely wanted something that could give dimension and depth to my lifeless hair! It will be a bonus if the look is low maintenance!


What was the final look Irene recommended?

With a combination of babylights and balayage colouring technique, Irene used soft translucent browns with a cool pastel tone of lavender and mineral from the Majirel Pastel Babylights Collection to give my hair dimension. [Then] a quick trim and a light bleaching of my inner hair to give my hair some depth. Irene recommended that this will help give me a more refreshed look.

*Tip from Irene: If you have fine hair, don’t go for a bright coloured hair crown as this will weigh down the crown and result in an overall flat look!


How was the transformation process like?

Different sections of my inner hair were lightly bleached to further make the Pastel Babylights colours pop and give depth to my overall look. After that, the L’Oreal Professional Still Cap was massaged into my scalp for protection.

Then we started with the babylights micro-highlights technique. The process started off with parting my hair at the crown in a diamond shape. Next, tiny hair strands were carefully chosen from the partition. The L’Oreal Professional Majirel Pastels in 7.17 (Mineral) was applied to the chosen hair strands section-by-section before wrapping them with foil.

By weaving the micro-strands for the micro-highlights, the baby fine strands can blend naturally with the lowlights/base colours for a subtle brightening effect. 



*Tip from Irene: The thinner the chosen hair section, the more obvious the streaks of micro-highlights will turn out.


Next, the L’Oreal Professional Majirel Pastels in 6.17 (Mineral) was applied to the middle section of my hair to give a lowlight effect. This was followed by the L’Oreal Professional Majirel Pastels in 7.21 (Lavender) for the end section of my hair. This 3-tone colouring technique gave depth to the crown and at the same time helped achieve a natural balayage effect. 

Lastly, the L’Oreal Professional Vitamino A-ox Color Powerdose was used for post hair treatment.




How do you feel about your new look and hair transformation process?


I am beyond thrilled! Since the colours are still relatively dark, I'm looking forward to seeing how the colours will turn out after a couple of washes. Also, I really like how the overall colours (highlights, lowlights, etc.) turned out so natural. I definitely look more refreshed now. The entire experience was fun and insightful! Irene and her team were friendly and professional, so I was very at ease throughout the whole process.

*The Pastel Babylights one tone colouring service without bleaching at NK Hairworks is priced at SGD $128++ for short hair, SGD $138++ for medium-length hair, and SGD $148++ for long hair.

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What are you waiting for? Get yourself some Pastel Babylights with L'Oréal Professionnel and NK Hairworks Salon!
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When living a fast-paced lifestyle, more often than not, your skincare routine is “your time” – a part of your day where you can decompress, not think about anything else, and just pamper your skin. But because you juggle long work hours and an active social life, your skincare products, especially your cleanser, should be efficient. It should be able to get all the dirt, oil, and pollution in your pores in quick and instant manner.


Luckily, Neutrogena has come out with the Deep Clean Cleansing Oil-to-Foam. A revolutionary cleanser and makeup remover that will cut your time spent on removing makeup and cleansing your skin in half!

The popular Korean method of ‘double-cleansing’ will be a thing of the past with this smart cleanser. The oil behaves like a magnet, drawing out and dissolving waterproof makeup, dirt, and oil deep within your pores before transforming into a soft foam upon contact with water.

The Deep Clean Cleansing Oil-to-Foam’s dual transformation process from a cleansing oil to a soft foam is gentle on the skin and easily rinsed off, leaving no residue or dirt behind. Its ultra mild formulation, which ensures that your skin is not stripped of its healthy oils and moisture, is gentle enough even to use on a baby’s skin! 

If you have other skin concerns too, the Cleansing Oil-to-Foam will be able to address that as it comes in 3 formulations: original, hydrating, and brightening. Complementing any lifestyle, Neutrogena’s Deep Clean Cleansing Oil-to-Foam will fit your daily skincare needs perfectly by elevating a timeless method for achieving clean, makeup-free skin.

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The Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleansing Oil-to-Foam (142 ml) will retail for SGD $30.90 at Guardian, Unity Watsons, and selected Fairprice outlets in Singapore.

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Oh, how we wish we could take our beauty and skincare collections with us wherever we went, right? Sadly, that’s rarely the case, especially when going to work. And the hardest part about not having all our products with us is that when a beauty emergency strikes, we have to be prepared to solve them – from smudgy eyeliner, to an oily T-zone, to red and swollen eyes.

So if you want to ensure that you always look neat and polished at work, keep reading below for the 6 products you must always have at your desk to ensure that you can fabulously and easily take care of any beauty crisis, whether it’s large or small!

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Cotton Buds


(photo from miamai)

Cotton buds, or Q tips, may be small, but they’re extremely useful. These thin pieces of cotton can fix up any beauty emergency you experience – from smudgy mascara, down to cakey concealer, and messy lip colours!

Eye drops


(photo from littlemisssmexy)

When you’re constantly heading to meetings and being introduced to new people, swollen red eyes are the last thing you want to have. With that in mind, make sure you always have eye drops in your desk to give your peepers a refreshed look wherever you go!


Face mist


(photo from Rachelxooo)

While air conditioning can give you relief from the heat outside, being exposed to it for hours can lead to dry skin. The solution? A nourishing and hydrating face mist! It will refresh and cool your skin, while giving your makeup look that dewy glow.


Blotting sheets or sponge


(photo from Aggylow)

There’s a thin line between dewy and greasy. To prevent your complexion from becoming the latter, keep a pack of blotting sheets or a blotting sponge at your desk to instantly give yourself a mattified look!


Dry shampoo


(photo from SmitaDeSouza)

Dry shampoo is most likely the best invention since sliced bread, and is a definite must-have for working bees like us as it gives our tresses a refreshed and voluminous look. So whenever you feel like your hair is a bit greasy in the middle of the day, just spritz this on, and wave goodbye to dull, oily hair!


Tweezers


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Brows frame our face. Unfortunately, stray brow hairs can often look messy, so if you want to always look polished at work, keep a pair of tweezers at your desk to give your brows a quick fix!

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What do you keep in your desk to be prepared for beauty emergencies? Share them with us below!

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