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Friday, February 24, 2012

Sereni Linggi's Wedding Hair

Hey guys,

A short blog;  to share some tips on how to get voluminous hair like Sereni Linggi (co-founder of Sereni&Shentel famous headband) during her wedding on 13th February 2012.  I am very honored to be there for her and her hair :).  Thanks Sereni for having me...

Sereni has a medium length hair..and we did a dark glossing for her hair to get as natural as possible without damaging her hair.   Before the wedding, I have pre-glossed her extension too.  We decided to use them to ensure Sereni's hair look thicker on the wedding day.  Even though extension has been used, she looked completely stunning and her hair did not look fake even a bit.
Sereni's flawless look...

What I did was firstly, attaching extension to her hair by using braiding techniques. Next, I did some crimping on the root of her hair around her crown to ease the teasing on the root, creating a small beehives; which will stay stronger and longer.  Then, I started to section her hair into 3 sections and curling thong it inwardly and outwardly alternately.   And before I did that, I set her special all white wedding headband before 'thonging' the hair. Lastly; I secured her wedding veil onto her headband with bobby pins; making her looking gorgeous and classic with modern touch.

Tips: It sounds simple but to ensure the hair look natural and flow nicely on her, I have also used humidity blocker to ensure her hair stay all night long.

Sereni's gorgeous photos:

Sereni and I

Preparing Sereni for her wedding catwalk:)

Cute couple, Lloyd and Sereni..Congratulations..

Lovely wedding deco and venue...

Beautiful hair..Beautiful Bride ;)

Sereni and Lloyd

Shentel, Sereni and Joseph...

My magic hand and Bridal Collection 2012 headbands by Sereni and Shentel  (Inspired by herself)  on Sereni' huh?



Thursday, February 23, 2012

2012 Fashion Madness

Lately I have been seeing lots of "madness" in fashion; and I figured I need to share some thoughts.. Yeah  I am trying hard to imitate columnist Carrie Bradshow right now..imagining and writing thoughts; and sharing everything  I could think of; anything related to fashion...and hopefully this "column" I wrote make sense to all of you.
1980s looks

As Coco Chanel quoted," Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only.  Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening" I wish she added hair in her quotes too...haha...okay I've got something...Probably I should start to create my own quotes for fashion.. "It will not be a fashion fast forward unless hair is involved" Sounds cool?  Make sense?

Marilyn Monroe 1950s

2012 Adele

2012 Katy Perry
Don't you think hair plays the biggest part in fashion?  Let me ask you something.. How do you differentiate 1950s look with 1980s to 2000s?  The biggest point  that differentiate the looks throughout the years would be the hair! Even if you go without the makeup and clothing; you can still recognize the looks from the hair.....BINGO...yeah... Let me compare some photos for you to see.  After 60 years, the 1950s looks  revived thru 2012..The huge fashion influence on this revival is Hair...As you can see here, 1980s hair, and 1950s is different...while 1950s hair can be seen this year.  Look at Adele and Katy looking at the photos it is enough said huh?

Sean Connery 1950s

2012 Bruno Mars

Why did I say fashion madness? Bruno Mars looks James Dean and Sean Connery.  Rooney Mara looks so Salander - she was transformed into gothic- punk- mysterious- attitude characters that made H&M to release protagonist Lisbeth Salander Inspired Clothing Line. Andrej Pejic looks so feminine; he was on runway wearing girl stuffs; awarded Male Model of the year and Rick Genes with full body tattoos was featured in Lady Gaga Born This Way's mtv.  "Madness=Unique=Fashion...", my next fashion quote?

Rooney Mara as Salander 2012

Andrej Pejic

Andrej Pejic

Rick Genest
Let me think..what will be the next madness in fashion?  Okay, here we go...WonderBra...The next trend might be WonderBra; as sharpy bra that boost up your boobs with edgy look on your dress...Please look at the photos as below..

WonderBra on Marilyn Monroe

You might be surprise that next year 2013, all of us will have to wear WonderBra to celebrate madness in fashion.  Oopss...Just kidding.


Friday, February 17, 2012

Malaysia Hairdressing Association Gala Night 2011

Hello everyone,

I have been very busy throughout end of 2011 and has been delaying writing this blog.  Now since it's off peak; I've got to update this blog.

2011 MHA Gala Night was held at Shang-Ri La Hotel Kuala Lumpur on 29th November; and I would love to share our team creation for the night.  We named it, "Sleeping Beauty"...You will see lots of photo attached in this blog I promised.  

Well, well, well...MHA Gala Night is always the best night where all hairdressers around Malaysia get together to showcase their creations. 2011 theme was Illusion Hair Fiesta...and it was a great theme to crack our mind as a hairdressers haha..

In the beginning, we really had no idea what we should do since we were only flying over to KL the morning of 29th and we figured out that we do not want to carry too much stuff as it would be a nightmare traveling with.  We had no fashion labels here in Kuching to get the clothes from...we felt so helpless in the beginning...We had no ideas at all...but 3 days before the gala, ideas kept running thru our head..we brainstormed and all sort of crazy ideas came thru....

We even thought of using to carry those..where to find those?...We were very worried to be honest..

Eventhough, it is our few times participating the shows, we hope as a Sarawakian we can show off a bit Sarawakian Hairdressers' skills hehe......

Then we were thinking of something white, plain, pure, and beautiful..We were imaging a beautiful long hair woman sleeping on pure white bed..SO...we thought of getting her walking with bed on her..But...  how to put a model on a bed and make them walk? We thought of getting woods and nail it on the model once we get to KL.  But how to carry those was really a stress...

Lastly we decided to get 2 pillows...very light ones...and bought white clothes to make 2 pure white pillow case; and also 14 meters of white clothes to make it into clothes for the models; since we really could not find any fashion label for the models.....As we prepared the luggage with all the things needed; we prayed to God and hoped for no humiliation...

As soon as we reached KL, we headed straight to the location to get ourselves ready.  We were very happy that the models Jean and May from Amber Chia Academy were already arrived...and found both of them have sufficient a long hair  for our creation..Here, I would like to thank Ms Winnie Loo for helping us prebooked the long hair models earlier..and not to forgetting Ms Amber for borrowing us  2 beautiful swans; Jean and May..

We started preparing the model at 2 pm and the preparation hall was huge and it was cool to see so many hairstylists in the room preparing too..but at the same time prayed that our minimalist creations could also stand out.

Lewis did the make up while me and the rest of the team started to prepare the models' hair.

Starting to zigzag Jean's the hair for volume

Look at the models before the transformation.  Team mate Chung sectioning the hair for setting.

Special makeup

Lewis started his make up session for May

Preparing for the model clothes..the 14 meters white clothes divided by 2 persons..we are trying to create Alexander Mcqueen's haha...

Making sure hair is tighten..

                                                                            Our special wardrobe-white clothes and needling on the spot

Team work
Finding ways...

How to fix the head on the pillow??

The finishing job..yeah!!  Team work rocks!!! Thanks to both cool models..May and Jean...

Final sleeping beauty

Too pretty..

Sleeping Beauty 2012 May and Jean

the best look we ever did for MHA Gala

Touch up

Look at her...brilliant job team

Falling asleep beautifully..

Famous fashion blogger Kee Hua Chee with our Sleeping Beauty...

model have to lie down to get the feel..haha...

Cool creations of other hairdressers for Illusion theme...

inside the preparation hall
After the show...Chung, May, Jean, Me and Lewis..

It ain't easy to be a hairdresser...and it is even tough to be a skillful one..Being a hairdresser  is a continuous learning career.....and it takes patience, persistency and time to master it..  That is why I love my work..Too challenging but worth it..

Lastly.. I would like to thank MHA for inviting us to be part of the gala ..and especially to Mr Billy Lim, MHA President; Ms Winnie Loo and MHA committees for being very helpful during the whole show..

Thanks guys...