Crop Studio, Kuchai Lama

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Heyy ! On Wednesday, Michelle and I went to Crop Studio for our hair appointment . We bought a voucher from JackCow .. So off we go (AGAIN I DIDN’T CHECK FOURSQUARE BEFORE BUYING . ANGRY!) There weren’t any reviews on Crop Studio .. So I’mma do a short review for them .

Waiting patiently downstairs of the condo where Mich lives.

Chilled at her place awhile, and she added some bright colours to my daily makeup (Double winged eye liner)
Gradient of yellow to green bottom liner ! Love my makeup artist *mwah!

We’ve booked an appointment for 11.30am. At about 10am, they called us and asked if we could change our appointment time to 1pm as their staff has taken an emergency leave. So, left with no choice, we had our appointment at 1pm. The moment we entered and gave our names, we were seated already . Pretty fast .. Unlike most comments about this place, where they said customers had to wait about .. 1 hour? Maybe for walk in customers. From what I could observe, most of the customers that came in were seated almost immediately.

Funny, we read this review online, said that they didn’t serve water to the customers .. But they improved ! They serve CHINESE TEA NOW . HAH! Okay, that was lame .

Michelle with her faded red hair and black roots !! Sadly it’s not very obvious here .

Where I, have my already wavy and bad conditioned hair. Split ends and all ..

That’s roughly how the salon looks like.

Mich got a female hair dresser, whereas I got a guy . Goodness, I’m so paranoid with male hairdressers, really . 5 out of 6 ruined my hair . This one almost made me want to strangle him by just having a conversation with him .

I find that majority hair dressers in Malaysia only speak fluently in Cantonese/Mandarin. Sad . The way he spoke in English to me.. Goodness, it was nearly impossible to understand.

I explained I wanted hair relaxing . He kept using the term ‘hair rebonding’ . There’s such a huge difference between relaxing & rebonding , I wasn’t even sure if he understood what I meant .

Then, about the bleach ! OMG .I wanted to maintain my ombre hair, and bleach the ends of my hair again . He repeated and quoted a price at RM133! FOR THE ENDS ? So, I asked again . Slowly, this time . He said , RM133 for whole head (With a big smile on his face). RAWR !

Me: Okay, what if I just dye the ends of the hair? I don’t want to bleach already (Said it 4 times)
Male Hairdresser: So, it’ll be about.. RM180 if you want to dye the middle section and bleach the ends .

REALLY NOW? REALLY?

NEXT . Weirdest thing ever . I can’t believe I actually believed the guy . He told me, I can only do hair relaxing on my unbleached hair . I bleached it around March/April this year !! I checked online and they said it should be alright to relax it 2 months after bleaching ! So he did an inch from my roots and until where my bleached hair starts. Are you kiddin’ me ..

Treatment was RM65 (We got a whooping 50% Off from the voucher) . I felt so unsatisfied . The hair service I did in Penang (Hair relaxing and treatment) was only RM120 , with no vouchers. This one ? RM144 . Voucher and 50% off.  They didn’t even straighten my hair properly . Only used the iron , once . /: Oh well ..

I found the treatments here quite amusing though . Michelle had a big balloon on her head. Look !

Now she looks like one of those aliens from Men in Black or somethin’ .. :O

With that weird machine on my head, it’s pretty impossible to reach for my tea .

THAT’S PURPLE ?? Looks black to me ._. But she liked it .

We tried to take a photo under the sun … Still too dark to be able to see anythin’ .

This is the end product of mine . Look at the ends of my hair ! He really didn’t do relaxing on my bleached ends . PFT!

Looks exactly the same as what it used to be, but slightly straghter and shorter . Sien .

Oh well … /: What’s done is done . I’m gonna stick to FABULOUS Salon from now onwards . No more lousy ass vouchers . Why do they treat voucher customers so badly when they know it’s their opportunity to attract more customers?

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Hair Chalking 101 !

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Hello ! So , everyone’s into hair chalking lately , and I really want to show a tutorial on how it works on dark hair ! Hair chalking was introduced to me by a really good friend of mine, Michelle and we both got excited, and shared a box of soft pastel as shown below .

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This one only has 12 colours , not many to choose from (Not even purple! Boohoo) , but we wanted to test it out before we regret . It costs about RM15 and you can buy it from bookstores like MPH and Popular . A hint on where to find it is to go to where the artists would go to – The art section ! The place where you can find paintbrushes and stuff .. Yeah, somewhere there you’re bound to find boxes that looks like this one above .

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There, inside there are 12 colours .. For this box, it’s about the size of your index finger . The one above is broken into 2 because I shared the other half with Michelle . I thank her so so much for this trend cause I really loveeeee ombre hair , and dyeing the ends of my hair !

Okay, this is what you need .

Soft pastel/water-based crayon
Water
Hair !
Hairdryer / Haircurler / Hair straightener
Gloves (Optional)

You can really opt for gloves if you haev perfect manicures and you don’t want to get any kind of possible stains . I don’t , so I won’t be using gloves in this tutorial .
First, grab a small strand of hair, tie the rest of your hair up , so you don’t get them coloured by accident .

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Wet the chalk . I like to leave a droplet of water on it cause it makes it so much easier to colour your hair . Another option is to wet your hair instead but it doesn’t exactly work for me .. You can try both ways and see which one works for you . (:

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Next, you’re going to literally colour your hair ! Rub the chalk downwards , and you’ll see your hair colour changing !!! It’s a miracle ! 😛

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Don’t get worried if you made a mess and get colour all over your hands because it’s perfectly fine , it’s normal ! Just use some soap and wash it off ! (:

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Next , you needa dry it . Blow dry it , curl it , straighten it .. Anyhow you want . Just make sure you dry it properly or it’s gonna cause a lot of stain on your skin and clothes when in contact .

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There you go ! That’s how it looks once done . It’s so cool, ain’t it ?

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Don’t forget to clean it after you’ve used it because excessive chalk will come off and stick to your curler or straighter. (:

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Look at how prominent the red is on dark hair . It’s vivid and stand out !

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Testing out turquoise !

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This was one of my favourites . I used 2 colours – red and blue . (Initially trying to make purple , but I ended up doing duo colors instead) . Be creative , do all sorts of styles ! (:
And just a tip , you might not want to comb your hair after you coloured it, or chalk will come off . Best is to leave it and don’t even touch it ! D: So , hair chalking is really great for curly hair , not so much on straight hair .. Hmm .. I put up some photos from the net below just to get your creative brain working . (:

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http://thebeautydepartment.com/2012/01/chalk-it-up/

And here’s a video of hair chalking which is really good ! (:

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