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Beauty Lab: LakmÉ Hair Color

Lakmé hair color gets roadtested.
Beauty Lab: LakmÉ Hair Color Lakmé hair color gets roadtested.

To welcome the new year, Stylebible and Preview's fashion girls wanted to try out a new look. They dropped by Piandré Salon in Libis to get a hair color transformation by Lakmé.

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Jacque De Borja, 

Fashion Assistant, Stylebible.ph

   


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What was your hair’s current state before having it dyed?

My hair was in its normal/healthy state. I haven’t had any treatments (e.g. color, perm, keratin, etc.) in the past year and only use a volumizer or sea mist as my go-to hair products for everyday use.

What color were you aiming for? From where did you get the inspiration?

I colored my hair in a deep plum shade before, so I decided to stick with the same color scheme. I was choosing between a nice shade of red or purple. I got a lot of inspiration from Pinterest and saved images on my phone so I could show the stylist what color I preferred.

How was the process?

My stylist, Alona, and her team were very accommodating and helpful. They started off with a patch test along with our consultation to find out whether or not I was allergic to the dye. I showed her my pegs when she asked me what shade I would like to go for, and when she found out I wanted to play with red and purple she suggested she blend both colors to give my hair more dimension in the form of highlights and overall color. She first started with highlights and then did the base. They blow dried after rinsing. The whole process only took about two hours.

How did you like the result?

I loved the result! The colors on my hair really blended well and complemented each other. Alona used copper red for my highlights and violet mahogany-light brown for my base color. My hair had more dimension, thus making it look fuller than usual.

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But I noticed that only after a week, my hair faded to a reddish/orangey shade even if I was using sulphate-free products and those made for color-treated hair. Disclaimer: Red really does fade because it has the biggest color molecules, making it hard for the hair shaft to fully absorb the tint. I just really wish it lasted longer.

Would you recommend it to others?

I would still recommend it, as I trust the brand when it comes to hair color and products. At the same time, my stylist was also great when it came to mixing shades suitable to my haircut and skin tone. Red just really needs proper aftercare!

mj MJ BenitezEditorial Assistant, Preview
   

What was your hair’s current state before having it dyed?

Prior to this visit, I’ve actually already had my hair dyed a deep red from the Piandré Greenbelt branch a month ago. This was my first time to go red so I wanted to do it properly, touch-ups and all. It should be known at this point that I’m one of those people who would go on dye jobs (always brown) and then promptly stop after the first visit. Let me tell you, the growing-out phase is never a pretty sight. This time, I was determined to finally give my hair the proper attention it deserves, especially with a hue that’s so different from my natural shade.
 
What color were you aiming for? Where did you get the inspiration?

I tend to play it safe when it comes to my beauty choices; I figured a dye job would be a great way to get myself out of a beauty rut. Since I didn’t want to stick to the usual natural hues of black and brown, I decided a dark red was the best color option for me since it grabbed attention without going overboard.

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How was the process?

Originally, I instructed the stylist to just dye my hair the same tried-and-tested red hue as before. But after studying my hair, Alona suggested I go for a deep ombré instead, with the color gradually becoming lighter at the ends. Though it sounded a tad too adventurous for my taste I finally acquiesced, on the condition that it didn't look so drastically obvious. Before the treatment, she checked for any possible allergies by applying a bit of the dye on my ear. Having passed the test, she then dyed my hair with Lakmé’s intense mahogany light brown shade. Afterwards, she proceeded to dye the tips with a mahogany red shade, rinsing it all off after giving the dye proper time to set in.

How did you like the result?

I’m really happy with how it came out. True to her word, Alona was able to give an ombré that worked for my taste. The inconspicuous gradation is a pleasant surprise, giving subtle drama to my locks.

Would you recommend it to others?

Definitely. Besides an array of vibrant hues, I also love how Lakmé products aren’t harsh with my hair. Compared to other brands, Lakmé has low ammonia levels, resulting in a healthy shine—something my perennially dry, thick hair is eternally grateful for. A word of advice: Red hair is a tricky color to maintain as it tends to bleed (more so if you start off with a light color base) so make sure to invest in hair products targeted specifically for colored hair. For the fickle or uncertain, Piandré also offers the Lakmé semi-permanent dye. This temporary dye contains no ammonia at all, guaranteeing shiny, healthy, stand-out strands.

Lakmé is available at Piandré Salon. See the Salon & SPA Directory for details.

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