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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Salon Vim: BFF hair makeover!!!

i don't know if you remember me blogging about Salon Vim's "Touching Lives with a Heart for the People" community project here, but when John sent out an email regarding the project, i knew i had to write in to try to get the free hair makeover for one of my closest friends since our poly days, Farah.

we've known each other ever since we were 17, and have seen each other grow up and change over the past 8 years... gosh, 8 years is a really long time, and i'm glad that some friends always stay true to you regardless of anything. well.. i don't know about you, but the feeling really sucks when you know that your close friend is going through a difficult time, and you're so helpless... all you can is to watch them suffer :( you want to help so badly, but some things are just not within your control.

i really felt like that when Farah was having the worst year of her life, and i couldn't do anything to make her feel better :( i'm not gonna go into details, cos i don't think it's right to share another person's personal life publicly, but i knew that a free hair makeover (which was what Salon Vim was offering for its project) sounded perfect for Farah, cos she's been struggling with her long and thick hair for the longest time, and not daring to cut it cos its rebonded and once you cut it, it's gonna be curling all over the place!

so i wrote in to Salon Vim, with Farah's plight and how she really needed the free hair makeover, and i was so so so so elated when Salon Vim told me that they picked Farah for the hair makeover!! ahhhh!!! it feels damn good to win something for someone else, especially when you know how much they need it!!! :)

guess some of you would know that Farah's working for TVD now too, heh (: so we took an off day together, and headed to Salon Vim for our magical hair transformations! :D
Steph attended to both of us, and did her magic as always, i LOVE the new hair color and highlights she did for me from the Autumn Winter 2011 collection, it's a combination of the Time Master and Guardian Angel (love the cool names!!) color/highlight technique, and she used a gorgeous warm copper brown for my base color, followed with red and orange highlights that are SO SO nice! honestly, every time i go back to Salon Vim, Steph somehow manages to make my hair look more and more gorgeous every single time. i don't know how she does it!!

as for Farah, Steph gave her a new look by cutting bangs for her, as well as trimming her hair into a more manageable shape after soft straightening and treatment!

i couldn't believe how pretty my dearest friend looked, after the hair makeover!!!!
HEE. helped Farah put on some light makeup as well, eyeliner and etc, and she is so sweet and ravishing!!! :') you don't know how happy we both were. i miss Farah looking so pretty and happy... and i'm so glad to see that Farah coming back now!
Farah & I! yayyy! we both love our new hair so much!
together with the best hair stylist ever.. Steph! 
a great big THANK YOU to Gary, director of Salon Vim, for being sooo generous. THANK YOU GARY!!! you don't know how much it means to Farah, and how happy i am for her as well :)
group picture together with Steph and John, John was in charge of spearheading the community project as well, so we owe him a big THANK YOU too!!! thank you John!!! thank you Steph!!!


a free hair makeover may seem like a small and superficial thing, but i really believe that by starting small, it has the power to kickstart a series of changes and positivity!!! and i am SO glad that Farah has had the hair makeover, all thanks to Salon Vim. i really really want to see my best friends happy, and to think that i played a small part in it (by writing in heehee) makes me feel happy as well!
we went for dinner at Marche after our long session at the hair salon, to fill up our growling stomachs! the food tasted really good that day, i'm not sure if it's cos we were so hungry, or so happy, or both! :D the banana caramel crepes with ice cream were out of this world, and rosti never tasted soooo shiok! we stuffed ourselves. hahahaha. oh yes, i was wearing the new co-manufactured with LilyPirates London Bridge Blazer in Cream.. i'm so tempted to keep both colors (Teal Blue & Cream) cos it has such a smart cut! LOVE TTM. maybe i'll post up more pictures of it soon.

and a handwritten thank-you note specially from Farah to Salon Vim... :') 
hahaha i'm sure this handwriting is familiar to TVD's customers :P

all we want to say is... THANK YOU SALON VIM!!!! you made this hair makeover possible, and changed a person's life for the better. thank you. thank you thank you thank you!

of course, i feel very grateful myself every time i step into Salon Vim, cos i'm also so spoiled and pampered in their good hands!!! and i am SO in love with my latest hair, so i had to camwhore with it (but of course) with my new ring light. i don't care if any trolls and flamers start insulting me about looking auntie with red hair and all that shit. I LOVE MY HAIR AND I'M PROUD OF IT.

i love the red highlights in my fringe especially (the Guardian of Light technique!), not too garishly done cos the red is hidden under a layer of brown so it peeks out prettily.. and as usual, my hair feels in better condition after doing the two step treatment, it's so much softer and manageable! simply in love with the new look!

remember that you can quote my name YINA for 10% off all hair services at Salon Vim! :)

313 @ Somerset #04-07/08/09

check out Salon Vim's facebook page too, for the latest promos and services available! :)


RANDOMLY. i think one of my separators fell out HAHAHAH and i probably swallowed it or something!! -_- was feeling my teeth with my tongue yesterday and suddenly realized that one of my separators (the one that broke) was not there anymore OMFG HAHAHAHA.

it's probably in my stomach now.

but i called the orthodontist and the staff said that it's OK lol. my next appointment is tomorrow so i don't have to go back to replace it or anything! woohoo. can't wait for tomorrow to come!!! and today i'm going for a TV programme filming LOL for channel 8. BUFFET SHOW. shiok or not. i go and eat buffet liao. cos once i get my braces on, i probably won't be able to eat properly for a couple of weeks!


k. need to go wash up and get ready now. bye!!!!!



  1. LOVE that second self shot!!!

    Did you get a ring light for the EP-1?

  2. @Tambourine thanks Tams! <3 the ring light stands on its own, so you just need to get a tripod (i think u have already right) to support your EP1 and set up the two together! :D


  4. farah's hand writing is so unique and awesome, she should officially make it into a font! tell her that she looks really good in her new hair :)

    and more pic of the blazer pls! looks quite good ;D

  5. @Anonymous yes, farah's handwriting is really beautiful! :)

  6. @Anonymous heehee i'll tell her! :) :) :) and i'll put up more pics of the blazer soon! :D

  7. Farah's new hairstyle makes her looks prettier, younger and slimmer :D

    Very pretty.

  8. @Anonymous thank you dear, she'd be really really happy to know that!! i think she is a really pretty girl, she just needs some confidence!!! ^__^

  9. Yina, Where u bought your ring light? and how much?

  10. @Anonymous i bought my ring light from alanphoto at sim lim sq :) cost me about $120 i think!


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