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!
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!
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!
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.
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.