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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Celebrities MakeOver - Crystal Chooi

Toni&Guy, Patent House, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 15th October - 3.30pm 

This lovely Saturday  was indeed a great day for me as I was having a makeover (cut and color) session with local Chinese actress, Crystal Chooi.  It would not have been possible if without the help of  Toni&Guy KL team mates.  Thank you  David Mercer, Henne Mercer and William Wong; not forgetting all the staffs of Toni&Guy KL for making my Saturday an unusual one....

Crystal Chooi came in about 3.30pm and we made sure she seated comfortably in the nice ambiance of Toni&Guy salon on the top floor of Patent House, Bukit Bintang.  Before I started the hair cut, I gave her a thorough consultation, showing her photos from our Look Book...our bible to latest hair styles. This is to ensure that she is fully aware of her new look.

Consultation session

During the consultation, I learnt that Crystal never dare to go very short as worrying that her face may look more round.  With thorough explanation, I shown her few photos that shown her otherwise.  I adviced her to cut  short on both side of the ears but leave her fringe slightly longer; and that she may be surprised that actually the cut will keep her jawline more obvious and her face shape will be sharpen.  Without much hesitation, she gave it a go and agreed to try it out.

After the consultation, Johnny (Assistant at TG shown as picture above) helped me to wash Crystal's hair; preparing her for the cut session.
Showing Crystal photos of  hairstyles that may suit her

Before the haircut
Before the haircut

Crystal's hair was properly section before cut to ensure precision and balance.

Slowly performing the detailed haircut

After the haircut, I continued with the color session. Again before I proceed, a consultation was been carried out too - checking her lifestyle and work details.  Crystal not only have video shoots but also have formal meetings with clients who needed her expertise in managing new movie or drama production.  So I decided to give her a versatile hair color where she can have a party look and formal look at the same time... ..Crystal's initial hair color is cooper base with few big streak of light blonde.  I decided to give her a matt ash medium brown as her base; with light ash brown highlight.  I took the longest fringe on her right side and did 5 foils of highlight with light ash brown.  It would be a huge streak of ash brown but the fun part was that the highlights hid underneath.

Highlights session

The rest of the hair was glossed with matt brown

Crystal was sleeping haha...I think my brushing technique calmed her? haha..just joking!

Once done, Crystal was led to the wash area to get her hair washed and conditioned.

Blow dry session

After the cut and color session has been done; Crystal attended to my mini-styling 5 minutes course; where she learnt the 1 minute DIY styling techniques with latest Wella Texture Touch clay; and I finished her look with Wella HairSpray.  I was hoping she has learnt it and will use the techniques before she goes to work everyday ;P.  It is super easy!

Teaching Crystal how to blow dry her hair.

Teaching Crystal how to use the Wella Texture Touch clay
Teaching Crystal how to get her final look with her cool highlighted side fringe


Yippie..mission accomplished!

I hoped I have given Crystal a more younger and fresh look.  Look closely at her hair color.  With her highlight streak hidden underneath her base color; she can have different hair color; either for party look or for formal look for work.  If she styled her fringe to her right; it shown that her hair color will be just one color which is matt brown - a suitable look for work...However if she styled her fringe to her left as shown in the photo on the right; it shown that her hair was styled for more casual look..

I hope that Crystal Chooi likes her new look...




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