Big Hair, Big Lashes- It's a look that I try to achieve every single day because I believe that volume makes everything beautiful and interesting, at the very least. I don't have a problem with my lashes. (thank God for whoever invented the volumizing mascara) As for my hair, I don't consider it problematic, but rather challenging because I can't seem to inject volume into nor style it, not to mention I don't have the patience for it.
My hair is glossy, pin straight and fine, and it's the type that defies curling irons, hair mousse, and hair sprays-my hair doesn't care if the tools are the best in the whole planet that's why I'm just a wash and wear kind of gal. On special occasions, I exert a little effort on my locks by curling them: they're nice at first, but the niceness will last for only 30 minutes that's why I don't even bother going to salons for precision styling-Tried it for a couple of times already, and my hair would still end up looking the same. So why waste time and money?
I attended a big party last Saturday-my hair looked like crap that time so I had to visit a salon to have it groomed. It's been a while since I curled and styled my hair so I thought, why not do it? The nearest salon to my hotel was Salon Beauvoir in Somerset Makati-it was my first time to try the salon and was a bit hesitant to go, but I went anyway 'cuz I had no choice-I arrived at the salon at 6pm and the party was slated at 7pm. So yeah, I had no choice. :p
Hair Styling at Salon Beauvoir costs a whopping P1,000.00. Like you, I had the same impression: "Expensif!" The most expensive hair styling service I paid for was P500.00 only! Sam Santos, owner of the salon and who's had 25 years of hair styling experience under his belt, perhaps saw the look on my face and right then and there he assured me: "Dear, your P1,000.00 will be well worth." I trusted him and his 25 years of experience, but I had no expectations-I left everything to his hands. I just told him that I want big, poufy hair, ala-Beauty Queen because that was my costume for the party.
Lo and behold, he delivered! Big, poufy, beauty queen hair was what I got!
First, my locks had some serving of volumizing mousse, were blow-dried, and then a couple of heat-able curlers were attached to them. Sam said that this is an effective way to make curls last on any hair type: The hot curlers activate the mousse and help hair set properly. That was the first time I've experienced hot curlers-the other salons I've been to use the curling iron right after after drying my hair--I just don't know if the other salons are using this thingamajig now.
After 20 minutes, the hot curlers were removed and my hair looked like this. It looked a lil' wavy-actually, it already looks nice on its own.
I almost settled for this vintage hairstyle, but Sam said that he'll still turn it into bombshell hair.
Sam doing his magic on me
He teased the sides for a bit to give me a wavy bump on the top of my head. Using a paddle brush, he loosened up all the tight curls to give my hair more 'poof' and volume. For the finishing touch, he sealed the hairstyle with a hair spray.
The Beauty Queen Hair
I love it, especially the big, wavy bump on the top of my head! Big hair does make a difference. Calling my hair my "Crowning Glory" seemed very fitting that moment!
Are you gonna vote for me in Bb. Pilipinas? LOL! :D
And my friends, Kimmy and Rio, were quite happy with their hairstyles too! One thing I liked about Sam was he didn't give us generic curls- Mine was poufy and very curly, Kimmy's was beach- hair inspired, while Rio got a 1940's wave.
I'm quite happy with my experience, my hairstyle, and his techniques, and I'll definitely go back to him for some serious hairstyling in my next important occasions. My curls have straightened out after four hours, but the poufy bun on top of my head remained intact all throughout the night. Wish the curls stayed intact as well, but it's okay because 'twas the only time my curls have lasted THAT long. Next time, I'll try to ask him to curl my hair with a curling iron after the hot curlers just to reinforce the curls, and to go easy on the hairspray.
If you're interested, Salon Beauvoir is located at Somerset bldg., Makati City, right in front of Ayala Triangle Gardens and just beside Old Swiss Inn restaurant.
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