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    I love my hair! ICON Shunji Matsuo by Lily Xu Far East Plaza

    So it was time for me to get some pampering treatment for my hair again at ICON Shunji Matsuo by Lily Xu at Far East Plaza. This time, I went for a perm and changed my hair colour!

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    Been wanting to get a perm for quite some time now. I’ve always loved permed hair because my natural hair is way too straight and flat. Plus I’ve got big ears, so I need permed, wavy and messy hair to cover my ears.

    And it was finally time to perm my hair since the previous chemical treatment and my hair stylist, Simon, deemed my hair long enough and ready to be permed. Yay!


    My flat and boring straight hair.


    Simon had to cut my hair to ensure that it’s of the right shape before perming.shunjimatsuo-3

    My hair was wayyy too straight!


    Got my hair washed before starting the treatment.


    First they had to apply a pre-treatment cream to prepare and protect my hair from the perming agent and heat. This is so that the hair does not get too damaged from all the chemical works. A definite necessity!



    The ice cream sticks were there to prevent the rubber bands from forming marks on my hair.

    After which they started to curl and twist my hair into the rollers. Here comes the heat! Okay actually I wasn’t affected much by the heat since it wasn’t the revolving kind around my entire head.

    When the heating was done, we waited for my hair to cool before they applied a neutraliser onto my hair. And after a hair wash…



    My soft curls!

    TADA!!! FRESHLY PERMED CHIO HAIR! Usually I was sit there for like 3-5 hours to get my hair done but time always passes by very quickly because I get to talk to my hair stylist or his assistant. And his assistant, Derrick, always helps me to buy my favourite Ice Cream Milk Tea and Shih Lin Chicken! Best assistant ever!!!

    After the perm, I went back a few weeks later to colour my hair. Simon chose the colour for me and I really like that colour although I was a bit worried the colour may be too light for me. But it turned out quite well! It’s not a lot of difference from the previous hair colour, but it’s definitely more obvious. I think it’s about 1-2 shades lighter than my previous colour.


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    Went to the Benefit event after doing my hair and many people commented about my nice hair HEHEHE. So flattered!

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    Jerlyn from Musicalhouses and me (& my new hair) at the Benefit event.

    Really gotta thank Shunji Matsuo for this. I’ve been gaining lots and lots of praises about my hair ever since I started visiting Shunji Matsuo. Thank you for always giving me nice hair and ensuring I leave the salon full of confidence with my gorgeous tresses! :’)


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  • Reply ivory

    Hi dear is that the japanese cosme curl u did or digital perm? tia!

    December 20, 2013 at 9:11 am
    • Reply urbandoll

      Hi Ivory! I did digital perm 🙂

      December 21, 2013 at 12:47 pm
  • Reply Daisy

    Hi may i know whats your hair colour? Really loving it!

    May 4, 2014 at 3:09 pm
    • Reply urbandoll

      Hey Daisy! I don’t know which colour it is but you can go to the salon and request for my hair stylist, let him know you wish to have the same hair colour as me. By the way I’m under Shunji Matsuo at Somerset 313 right now! My hairstylist is called Jerry, and you can quote my name for 10% off!!!:)

      May 8, 2014 at 12:27 am
  • Reply lin

    hi so your perm was done at somerset 313 or at far east plaza? thanks!

    August 9, 2014 at 4:05 pm
    • Reply urbandoll

      Hi Lin,

      It was done in Far East as per the post title. However, I have been assigned to 313 as of this year. So you can quote my name at 313 for 10% discount instead! 🙂

      August 10, 2014 at 10:59 am

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