This October, a new season falls upon us…
And that calls for a hair color change! Whee!
Two weeks ago, I was invited to one of the most highly acclaimed beauty salons from India – Jawed Habib, to experience their Color Intensive Care treatment. The treatment involves hair coloring and a restorative hair treatment that rejuvenates and restores the vibrant health of damaged hair.
I arrived at the salon at Tanjong Katong on a Friday afternoon and was greeted by a scorching sun (boo!), an eye-popping red signboard and a glass window of hair products.
I walked into the salon and was immediately awed by its magnificent space and cleanliness.
This is my most favorite part of the salon – the chill out space. It is well equipped with comfortable sofas and magazines that makes it a great waiting area for our bored boyfriends and hubbies. 😛
Besides hair grooming services, the salon also offers a suite of beauty treatments such as nail and facial treatments to fulfill all your beauty needs.
I mentioned earlier in the post that Jawed Habib Hair Salon actually hails from the land of rich culture and heritage – India.
Please allow me to introduce to you the man behind the reputable Jawed Habib Hair and Beauty Salon Ltd (JHHBL) – Jawed Habib himself.
Ah.. yes. He was the guy in the picture at the chill out corner.
Jawed Habib came from a family of hairdressers who had styled famous personalities such as the last British viceroy, Lord Mountbatten and Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister.
To preserve the family’s legacy, Jawed Habib started Jawed Habib Hair and Beauty Salon Ltd to provide quality hair styling and beauty grooming services to the wider population of India in 2006. The salon was a major success and soon JHHBL became one of India’s leading hair and beauty salon companies with 312 franchised outlets in 90 cities across India, and salons all over the world including London, USA, Dubai and of course Singapore!
The Singapore office is managed by Denise who’s also the co-founder and lead hairstylist of the salon.
Denise is probably one of the most accomplished hair stylist I’ve ever known with extensive hair styling experience that spans many years in many continents. During our hair consultation, Denise shed light on the different hair textures of the Indians and the Chinese and the different methods of handling them.
According to her, Indian hair generally looks thick and wavy but in fact, their hair texture is very fine which makes them very airy and bouncy. Their hair also changes along with the weather and will swell and become frizzy in our humid weather. In contrast, Chinese hair texture is thick, dry and coarse. Most salons in Singapore are not aware of this difference, hence, they usually do not handle Indian hair correctly.
Denise believes that every client should be treated according to their hair texture and preference. So she decided to leave the country a few years ago to consult hair expert Jawed Habib in Mumbai on the proper styling techniques for Indian hair. How passionate!
So there you go. After a few months of intensive training, Denise brought her vision for the salon to fruition by opening Jawed Habib Hair Salon that specializes in cutting and treating Indian hair in Singapore.
Yay! Time to rejoice my Indian friends! 😀
So this was the condition of my hair on the day of the visit.
As predicted, my hair was dry, coarse, slightly static and “headed for splitsville”.
So it was important to use products that are nourishing and less harsh on my hair. Denise suggested using chemical free and anti-frizz products from Wella for my treatment.
Because of its poor condition, Denise strongly discouraged bright colors or going for the ombre or dip dyed hair trend.
So I chose my all-time favorite – the mousy brown hair look.
Let the work begin!
Denise went on to highlight my hair first.
The foil helps Denise spread my hair strands evenly to create a mirror reflection effect which will produce a more blended and natural look.
The whole process was very enlightening because Denise spent most of the time imparting wholesome hair care tips and teaching me how to differentiate between good and bad methods of hair styling.
Check out that ‘attentive look’! Haha!
Someone should consider casting me in the next Alien movie.
With the drying hood over my aluminium hair, I’m affirmative that I’ll make a pretty good alien.
Thumbs up for ear caps!
After removing the hair dye, the chirpy Jawed Habib ladies dried my hair and applied the hair treatment cream on it.
The treatment aims to soften my hair cuticles and seal in the moisture to leave my hair looking soft, smooth and shiny like I’ve just had a soft rebonding treatment.
To speed up the drying process, the drying hood is ‘put into action’ again.
Despite the ‘uncomfortability factor’, I was rather pleased with the results. My hair was significantly softer and less frizzy after the treatment.
Here comes my most favorite part of the treatment – styling!
I opted for natural tousled waves that I thought were great for a Friday evening out.
And here’s the big reveal.
I went from this in the day…
Even though the treatment took a whopping 5.5 hours, I was very happy with the results. I took several photos of my new hairdo that evening.
I admired Denise’s positive attitude, dedication and passion towards professional hairstyling. She emphasized that bad hair styling methods will damage the hair and lead to hair loss so she’ll always ensure that her team is adequately trained and her products are carefully selected for maximum quality control.
To Denise, her customers’ health and well-being are more important than running a lucrative business. So I know I am in good hands when I’m in Jawed Habib Hair Salon. 🙂
In case you’re interested, the Color Intensive Care treatment for my ‘rapunzel’ hair length cost SGD210. Usually it’ll cost much more than that for coloring, highlighting and treatment.
For its wholesome hair products, full-service menu, affordable priceline and scintillating hair services, I give it 4.5 Honeyz crowns!
I attended the Tachi Zero movie premiere three days after the treatment and my hair still looked and felt silky and smooth.
Here’s a close-up in natural lighting.
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