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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

My Holiday Hair Makeover at Creations by Lourd Ramos Salon

Most of you know me as a food blogger, but I guess I wouldn't stick with the blog name The Purple Doll if I wasn't dainty and a girly girl. So instead of sharing something foodgasmic today, let me talk about hair. My hair specifically, and my hair makeover experience at Creations by Lourd Ramos Salon ETON Cyberpod Corinthian branch.

Creations by Lourd Ramos ETON Cyberpod Corinthian

Last December 2013, I received an invitation from my friend Janese to try out the services of Creations by Lourd Ramos Salon at ETON Cyberpod Corinthian. Normally, I'd show a little modesty and will do some pakipot before jumping on the opportunity. However, since my hair needed a makeover really badly, I said yes in a heartbeat.

To be honest, I only go to salons once a year when I need some trimming. Yup! I'm that low maintenance when it comes to hair. You might be wondering how I always have colored hair... Well, for almost 4 years now, I'm proud to say that I've been DIY-ing. I use Prettia, a Japanese bubble hair color brand, and Etude House for my most recent DIY hair color escapade (which left my hair dry and too rust orange-y by the way).

Creations by Lourd Ramos Salon

This was what excited me more about trying out Creations by Lourd Ramos Salon. I want to finally have my hair colored by professionals, and see and feel the difference. So on a Wednesday afternoon, I headed to ETON Cyberpod Corinthian.

If you're not familiar, ETON Cyberpod Corinthian is just across Robinsons Galleria.

Creations Lourd Ramos Salon ETON Cyberpod Corinthian

It didn't take me a while to find Creations by Lourd Ramos Salon inside the building. If I remember it right, it's the only salon in ETON Cyberpod. It sits just beside a snack and milk tea shop. And with bright red seats like these, I'm sure you also won't miss it.

Creations Lourd Ramos Salon Creations by Lourd Ramos ETON Cyberpod Corinthian Shampoo Area

Creations by Lourd Ramos Salon in ETON Cyberpod boasts of a clean, modern, and somehow zen-inspired space. And I really dig that they even made use of lavender, almost light purple curtains amidst the bold hues of red, black and white.

My Hair Makeover Experience

After I was seated, I was asked what I wanted done with my hair. To be completely honest, I had no idea. I just wanted to experience professional hair coloring. Haha! So I told my stylist that he can do the thinking. I'm game with anything -- ombre, bleached, pink hair, even rainbow colored hair. Surprise me! Oh, and just not bald, please?

Sumi Before Hair Makeover at Creations by Lourd Ramos Salon
Mandatory BEFORE picture
Sumi Before at Creations by Lourd Ramos Salon
Another BEFORE shot featuring my overgrown roots
The owner-creative director, Lourd Ramos himself, wanted to give me an ombre with bleached ends. I can actually imagine it, and I think I'd love it. However, my stylist Mike on the other hand, thought a light blonde with highlights would look more flattering on me.

Foil Weaving Highlights at Creations Lourd Ramos Salon ETON Cyberpod Corinthian
Foil Weaving Highlights
And since Mike was my stylist for that day, he was the boss of my hair. So highlights it is!

Full Head Hair Color at Creations Lourd Ramos Salon ETON Cyberpod Corinthian
My stylist Mike doing a Full Head Color in Light Blonde
Doing the highlights using the foil weaving technique was actually pretty time-consuming. However, it was the applying of the full head color that posed a little problem for me. Some of the dyed hair kept sticking and stinging the back of my ears. So if you notice on the photo, they placed napkins to protect the back of my ears. #parangdumbolang

Hot Mint Tea at Creations Lourd Ramos Salon Vegetable Miracle Hair Treatment at Creations Lourd Ramos Salon
Hot mint tea; Vegetarian Miracle conditioner and Eyebrow Color
While waiting for the hair dye to set, I was offered a drink. Even if I wanted to have iced tea, I had no choice but to go for hot mint tea since I was coughing my throat out that day.

#walangsakitsakit #tiisganda

Next, my hair was shampooed, conditioned, and rinsed. As a bonus, I was given the Vegetarian Miracle Treatment which contains acai oil, grape phytoceuticals, passiflora oil and rice oil that protects and conditions hair. The conditioner with a cooling feel was massaged on my hair, then it was left covered in a plastic wrap for about 10 minutes.

At the same time, my eyebrows were also dyed to match my new hair color.

Sumi Hair Makeover at Creations by Lourd Ramos Salon
Sumi The Purple Doll Hair Makeover at Creations by Lourd Ramos Salon
Mirror selfie time!
Check out my eyebrows! Can you see it? They look a lot lighter now! #kunwaritisay

Sumi and Lourd Ramos at Creations Salon

The fabulous Lourd Ramos was about to leave the salon to check on the other Creations branches. So even if I looked like ET's sibling, I didn't miss the chance for a photo op.

Blowdry at Creations by Lourd Ramos Salon Sumi Hair Makeover Final at Creations by Lourd Ramos Salon

After a few more minutes, the plastic wrap was removed and my hair was blow-dried then styled with soft, bouncy curls. Now, if only I can style my hair this way everyday...

Sumi and Stylist Mike at Creations by Lourd Ramos Salon

Even if I was asking my stylist Mike this and that about hair bleaching, hinting I wanted my hair bleached, I was blown away when I saw what he did to my hair. It's simple and not totally out there, but it was beautiful. Beautifully colored, with beautiful highlights that gave my colored hair more oomph. It was also my first time to get highlights, and I think I won't be missing out on them the next time I get my hair colored in a salon.

WHAT I HAD DONE:
  • Davines Full Head Hair Color
  • Foil Weaving Highlights
  • Eyebrow Color
  • Vegetarian Miracle Treatment
So how was my first hair coloring experience at a salon? Amazing! I think I'll still DIY my hair color if it's just for a single tone. (My stylist Mike was even complimenting how even I had my previous hair color applied.) However, if I want 2-tone or even 3-tone, of course, I'll head over to a salon! (I can't DIY that for the life of me!)

Sumi Hair Makeover Natural Light
It's been over a month now, and I still love my light blonde hair and brows!
So to Lourd, to Mike, and to all the assistants at Creations by Lourd Ramos Salon ETON Cyberpod Corinthian who took care of me and my hair, thank you! I shall return!!!

Creations Salon by Lourd Ramos
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Creations by Lourd Ramos Salon currently has 5 branches: Soho Central Residences in Mandaluyong; One Archer's Place in Taft Ave., Manila; Cedar Executive Bldg. in Arnaiz Ave., Makati; Raffles Hotel in Makati; and ETON Cyberpod Corinthian in Quezon City.

For more information on Creations by Lourd Ramos Salon, visit their Facebook Page.


28 comments :

  1. you 're not alone sis! i only go to salon as well for a total make over rebond cut and other stuffs once a year pg bday ko lng haha. My hair is too think and I spend a whole day in the salon which is one of the reason i only go once a year. looks pretty sis!

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    1. Apir sis! As for me, I have thin hair naman, kaya I don't avail of a lot of salon services except for cutting. But now, I think I'll go back to the salon more often. Maybe instead of once a year, mga twice or thrice naman. ^^

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  2. Lovely curls, Sumi! Your new hairstyle looks fab on you. :)

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  3. I think I'm in love..pls. be my soulmate?lol peace tayo ms. Sumi. I really love this blog, please don't stop blogging about food..I always check your blog kapag wala ko maisip mapuntahan, nahahanap ko nmn agad kase nakacategorize ung places :)

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    1. Thanks! Yup, I'm not stopping at food blogging anytime soon. You can count on that! :D

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  4. The hair color complements your skin, love it! Sometimes it's hard to pull off that color noh kasi it might look too "loud"? Lourd is fabulous too, I've met him during a Dior makeup workshop..

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    1. Actually sis, the lighter the color the better for me. Haha! I guess I have to blame it to my first DIY hair coloring session. I used chiffon beige, a light-medium blonde-ish color, so it has been my benchmark. Anyway, thanks for the compliment, Florence! And yup, Lourd is definitely fab! He's really nice too! :)

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  5. i love your hair color it really really suits you!!

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  6. Wow, this is the first time I heard about them - in fairness, your hair looks great now - I mean, compared before - I love it. bagay sayo :)

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  7. The result is really nice! Light blonde suits you a lot. Your stylist did a great job. :)

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  8. You look good with your new hair color. The curls are gorgeous! You should make that permanent ; )

    xoxo
    MrsMartinez

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  9. I Love Creations by Lourd Ramos. I Love that Vegetarian Miracle Hair Treatment. I Love your Curly Hair, mas bagay sayo yan Sumi :-)

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  10. So cute Sumi. I love the hair color you have here. BTW this is my first time to know that eyebrows can be dyed color now. All I know it is prohibited before because it can destroy eyesight.

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  11. I have yet to see you with your new look but you look much fresher and younger with this new look. Nice makeover.

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  12. I badly need a new haircut as well! I wanna try this one. Thanks for this!

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  13. This post reminds me that I just had an ombre a few months back and then I just jumped in to getting a new cut this year. Maybe I need a new color soon. Will def check out this salon. You look gorgeous, Sumi! :)


    xoxo,
    Gelleesh.com

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  14. Wow! curls looks good on you Sumi!! parang member ng sikat na Korean group! :D

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  15. Err.. NICE COLOR!! Fits you. but seriously? First time? :)

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  16. OMG, I sooo love your curls sis! And super likey ko yung light blonde, it looks really good on you! Try ko din kaya yan sa next visit ko sa hair stylist ko, magpapa hair color din ako ng light brown pra mag mukha din akong tisay. Hihi. :)

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  17. I met Lourdes at a Tresemme event before. He's so nice and funny :) I have yet to make use of the GC I got for his salon though, but I will soon! I want to get highlights.

    Your new color looks great on you!

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  18. Hi! Did you just walked in or had a schedule reserved?

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  19. yay! you look good with the highlights and all! having ME time is the best! ^^

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  20. You look so pretty after that Salon treatment! They did a great job (not that you don't look pretty before but your looks were greatly enhanced)

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  21. WOW,i think you look more prettier with the curls

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  22. They did well on your hair coloring. It looks good on you. Your selfie on this post (the last photo) is pretty nice =)

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  23. Good you had a good experience at Creations by Lourds, my experience was totally different from yours. I bought a voucher for hair color + some hair treatment. Went to their pasay road branch. Since i thought the salon was reputable i had my hair highlighted also. I asked the supposedly hair expert for the best color combination, i told him i dont want it too dark or blonde color. Well sorry to say it was a big disappointment! My friends didnt even noticed the new color, the highlight was too dark and so uneven... They cannot believe i paid P2,500 for the highlight, it didnt look like an HAIR EXPERT did my hair colors, they thought i did it myself... So very amateurish. If Lourds will charge that much for their services, i hope he makes sure the results will be worth the money.

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