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).
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.
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 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?
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.
|Mandatory BEFORE picture|
|Another BEFORE shot featuring my overgrown roots|
And since Mike was my stylist for that day, he was the boss of my hair. So highlights it is!
|Foil Weaving Highlights|
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
|My stylist Mike doing a Full Head Color in Light Blonde|
|Hot mint tea; Vegetarian Miracle conditioner and Eyebrow Color|
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.
Check out my eyebrows! Can you see it? They look a lot lighter now! #kunwaritisay
|Mirror selfie time!|
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.
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...
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 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!!!
|It's been over a month now, and I still love my light blonde hair and brows!|
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.
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