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Transform Your Look With Hair Extensions

One of the fastest and easiest ways to transform or update your look is with hair extensions. Whether you are growing out a bob hairstyle, looking to celebrate a major life achievement with a new look or suffering from a medical condition that affects your hair, extensions can give your style and confidence a huge boost. You can transform your look with hair extensions in as little as an hour.

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When it comes to hair extensions, there are many different application processes and types of hair to choose from. Synthetics are a more cost-effective choice, but for a completely natural and flawless look, human hair extensions are worth the investment. Keratin infusions are a newer extension application technology and are applied with a fusion iron; i-tip extensions are applied using micro beads and rings; tape-in extensions are fast, cost-effective and easy, but they are meant for quick-change uses.

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L’Oreal Professionnel and Kikay Corner’s Wear Your Color Proud GIVEAWAY!

Before the day ends, here’s one lovely news to Kikay Corner readers: L’Oreal Professionel is sponsoring this Wear Your Color Proud Hair Color Service treat. It will be like a “Meet and Greet” event with one of my lucky readers! Yay! Girl bonding at its finest where I will get to enjoy  proper consultation and diagnosis for our respective skin tones, with one of my dear readers. And you have now until this coming Friday to join! I will be announcing the winner, Friday night, October 25.

This is in line with L’Oreal Professionnel’s advocacy to be able to provide every Filipina the perfect hair color using the right hair color brand for them through proper consultation and diagnosis. It is L’Oreal’s aim to be able to educate stylists on the science of proper skin tone diagnosis to be able to give every woman the color that will help them become more confident and enhance their natural beauty.

Wear your color proud

Regardless if you’re a mestiza, morena or chinita, you can achieve the hair color that you want by selecting the right shade that suits your skin tone best. Through a combination of proper consultation and understanding of LP’s color brands, every Filipina can achieve that perfect look and that perfect color they want to have.

L’Oreal Professionnel makes it easier for us to WEAR YOUR COLOR PROUD. Kikay Corner and one of her dear readers will be TWO OF THE FIRSTS to try out this service. Sweet! Because we will have first dibs on this, our Wear Your Color schedule will be this coming Saturday, October 26, 2013. If you think you can spare a moment that day for an absolutely free exclusive treat with me at Tony & Jackey, courtesy of L’Oreal Professional, jump on over to the mechanics and join! 😀

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Keratin Treatment by Louis Phillip Kee

What girl does not want to be pampered? Not me, for sure! I had my lovely share of pampering some two weeks back when I got invited to check out Louis Phillip Kee’s newest Salon. It was timely since I have been putting off, for months now for my locks to get some serious treatment. Blame it on the couple of perming treatments I had it go through last year. I thought since my hair is naturally wavy, I can get away with permed hair, perceiving it to lean towards the “wash and wear” type. No need to worry over wavy roots peeking. Yes, that has a lot to do with my tendency to be lazy to style.

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 Louis Phillip Kee Premier Salon is love! I have heard a lot about Louis from my dear friend, Frances of TopazHorizon.com from years ago, I remember thinking of scheduling a visit then. That never came to fruition since I live so many kilometers away. This premier salon is good news for me since it’s only around 10 minutes drive from where I live. Sweet!  Although I had to park at the nearby Tile center, since the salon’s parking area was full packed on that day. It is right smack Shopwise Libis, which can be very convenient too.

Louis Phillip Kee Premier Salon has private rooms to boot, which can transform into a sparty of sorts for girl dates, for bridal shower showers even. Each private room has a flat screen TV for watching movies. They offer special group rates at no added charges. Now that’s a treat!

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 Now back to my hair treatment. My first experience with Keratin Treatment in 2011, while I loved the after effect, I did wish the shampoo and conditioner routine that came with it, were more olfactory-friendly. The Coppola shampoo and conditioner tandem had this very strong fume. I later found out that it has high percentage of formalin. Yikes! I was delighted that Louis Phillip Kee salons use this Diora brand, which  (I believe anyone can forgive me for) I had to smell before the treatment was done. It had this lovely scent, no trace of that Coppola formalin smell.

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Top Japanese Hairstyling Brand, Lúcido-L Hair Supplement, Now Available in the Philippines

One of Japan’s top ladies’ hairstyling brands and Singapore’s no.1 ladies’ hairstyling brand is now available in the Philippines. Lúcido-L Hair Supplement is the answer for soft, manageable, beautiful hair. It lessens the hassles and reverses the damage brought about by other hair treatment products. The launch, held at SM Makati City, opened up with a hair fashion show, followed by short speeches from Lucido officials. There were also free hair treatment sessions for guests and visitors.

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According to Hirotsogu Ohashi, General Manager for Mandom Philippines Corporation, Lúcido-L, “aims to provide long lasting, moisturizing treatment by restoring your hair’s natural moisture retaining system.” Ohashi explains, “The main reason for split ends and curls falling flat is due to lack of moisture in our hair.” Healthy hair should have the ability to retain moisture. This is where Cell Membrane Complex, or CMC, plays a vital role. A CMC-like ingredient is present in all Lúcido-L products. (more…)

Hair Accessory Find at Ben Thanh Night Market in HCMC, Vietnam

Kikay Corner is back from Vietnam and Cambodia! T’was indeed a very relaxing and enjoyable time for me and my family! Thanks to those who have joined my Limited Edition RIIR Tree Bag by Rajo Laurel Giveaway. You still have a few more days to go and I’ll raffle off the winner.
 
Meanwhile, here is a hair accessory find at Ben Thanh Night Market. And because our hotel was practically a stone’s throw away from the famous Ben Thanh Market, we made sure we did not waste time and checked it out on our first night in Vietnam. 🙂

Hair Find at Ben Thanh Market  for  VND 100,000 (approx. $5)

Sure it does not look so souvenir-y at all. But I cannot help but be amazed at the different things you can do with it. For all I know this particular hair accessory might even be readily available here in Manila. I’m sharing it anyway because I’ve been loving it so far. The heat of the summer season calls for our hair to stay up. Never mind if I was told against it as it said to leave permanent wave marks on my poor locks. (more…)

My Coppola Keratin Smoothing Treatment Experience at Henri Calayag

It was more than a month ago when I decided to have my hair undergo Keratin Smoothing Treatment or what is more commonly called nowadays as Brazilian or Express Blow Out or Permanent Blow Dry at Henri Calayag Salon.

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As what I would usually do with my previous reviews, I had to sit this Keratin Smoothing Treatment out for a month at least just so I know I will be providing an accurate review. This was a birthday treat for my brittle and unmanageable hair.

My visit to Henri Calayag prior to this, I was told several times over by Richard (Junior Creative Director-above photo) how dead my hair was and there is no way on earth it can survive another rebonding treatment and not fall off on me. Digital Perming is also out of the question. No more harmful chemicals from there on out. All I really needed was sort of revive my hair back to “normal” and I was willing to try anything.  I have had badly damaged hair for as long as I can remember and brushing has been a chore if not for the anti-frizz serums that I used.

The Permanent Blow Dry/Brazilian Blow Out/Express Blow Out procedure was way simpler than that of rebonding.

1. My hair was shampooed with Coppola Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy Clarifying Shampoo twice.

2. Hair was blown dry 100%.

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