My little sister's makeover in Taiwan

Before we left for Taiwan my sister’s hair was terribly fried from a bad perm by a horrid hairstylist. She had been really upset at how her hair turned out and I told her to endure a week or two before attempting to rectify it so that her hair would have more time to recover before being subjected to more chemicals. And I also promised her that when we got to Taiwan I’ll scout a nice hairstylist to do some work on her hair since I too intended to do a little snip and retouch.

I asked around and we ended up at Cutti Hair Salon at Xi Men Ding, just a stone throw away from Rainbow Hotel. The best thing was that the stylist was very accommodating and even opened past midnight to finish up my sister’s extensive hair treatment, rebonding, color and cut.

After settling my sister down nicely and explaining to her hairstylist the cut, effect and color that I was hoping to achieve with my sister’s damaged hair I left the salon. I was only intending to do a quick touch up and trim while my sister had a 5-6 hour process to get her desired effect which meant I had time to grab a quick bite and some foot reflex massage with my mum before returning to the salon for them to work on my hair.

I had some nice pasta at a shop nearby and met this fur boy who almost look like the mascot of this joint. Whenever I go to countries that accept dogs in most restaurants and boutiques freely like Taipei, I always wish that I could bring Louis and Emmie along as well. Some dogs aren’t leashed in Taiwan and are pretty much free to roam around while the owner is living or eating nearby. The foot reflex was not bad though I didn’t take any photos. It was raining that day so my hair was pretty wet but since I had a hair appointment soon, I didn’t really mind. The pink cardi I wore only cost SGD8 and I bought it from one of the street sellers there!

Returning back to the salon, my sister was still I long way more from getting done.

I was ready for my cut, treatment and a good hair wash after being in the rain.

I really liked the rustic fan they had installed in the salon and being a pink and white themed salon made the place look so girly! Even my hair clip and wristlet blended in.

This Coach wristlet was a birthday gift from Sushi dear and it served me well my whole Taiwan trip. Thanks babe! As for the pink ribbon, I bought it in Korea many many years ago and it was one of my favorite hair accessories for 6-7 years. Unfortunately, 2 days after I returned to Singapore I lost it. To make things worse, Sushi gave me a similar one and I was just showing her how similar they both were when I lost both of them on that very same day. I never knew what happened to them I got home and just couldn’t find them even though they were supposed to be in my bag. If there are any kind souls that visit Korea and come across my ribbon please help me buy one back!

I finished about an hour or two earlier then my sister so I was cam-whoring with the mirrors while waiting for her to be done.

Here’s my sister with her stylist after a whole evening of work! Her hair and cut might not look spectacular but it was a very impressive improvement from the time she first walked in. All her damaged ends were cut and the remaining salvaged and tamed beautifully. She also has no more frizzed dried hair with a lovely healthy color.

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12 Comments

  1. Jac
    February 28, 2010 / 1:03 am

    Yea both of u look good 🙂

  2. Jac
    February 28, 2010 / 1:03 am

    Yea both of u look good 🙂

  3. Adele
    March 5, 2010 / 11:05 pm

    I just had the same bad experience ur sister had… horribly fried damaged perm hair by a horrid hairdresser.. =(

    Great to see that your sister’s hair is saved… hw nice.. =)

    And ur permed hair looks gorgeous.. how u managed to keep it looking so fine?

    • March 6, 2010 / 2:00 pm

      Adele,

      I think it’s really traumatic when you trust your hair to someone you believe was a professional only to get your trust broken and you hair fried! I’m sorry to hear that you too had to go through that. Leave the hair alone for a week or two till it’s no longer as fragile and then get another recommended hair stylist to try and salvage it.

      My taiwan photos are not that recent so my perm has died down quite a bit. I need to blow dry my hair to get the nice volume if I air dry, my curls aren’t that bouncy.

  4. Adele
    March 5, 2010 / 11:05 pm

    I just had the same bad experience ur sister had… horribly fried damaged perm hair by a horrid hairdresser.. =(

    Great to see that your sister’s hair is saved… hw nice.. =)

    And ur permed hair looks gorgeous.. how u managed to keep it looking so fine?

    • March 6, 2010 / 2:00 pm

      Adele,

      I think it’s really traumatic when you trust your hair to someone you believe was a professional only to get your trust broken and you hair fried! I’m sorry to hear that you too had to go through that. Leave the hair alone for a week or two till it’s no longer as fragile and then get another recommended hair stylist to try and salvage it.

      My taiwan photos are not that recent so my perm has died down quite a bit. I need to blow dry my hair to get the nice volume if I air dry, my curls aren’t that bouncy.

  5. shereen
    September 24, 2010 / 12:11 pm

    Hello!

    Came across this entry while googling “hair salons in taiwan” 😀 My family’s thinking of going to taiwan for a holiday – and with 3 girls in the fam a hair makeover just had to be on the list (at the request of mom)…

    As I’m currently planning the trip, and that my hair is in a really bad condition i think i’ll be looking fwd to doing something to my hair (like your sis) Can i check with you roughly how much you spent? Oh and is it difficult to get to the salon? Thank you!

    • September 24, 2010 / 2:12 pm

      Shereen,

      I don’t remember how much we spent since it was sometime back but it was about the same price as the local salons in Singapore. And the salon is very easy to find as well. It’s on the 2nd floor above the stretch that has a dog mascot cafe and opposite rainbow hotel in Xi Men Ding.

  6. shereen
    September 24, 2010 / 12:11 pm

    Hello!

    Came across this entry while googling “hair salons in taiwan” 😀 My family’s thinking of going to taiwan for a holiday – and with 3 girls in the fam a hair makeover just had to be on the list (at the request of mom)…

    As I’m currently planning the trip, and that my hair is in a really bad condition i think i’ll be looking fwd to doing something to my hair (like your sis) Can i check with you roughly how much you spent? Oh and is it difficult to get to the salon? Thank you!

    • September 24, 2010 / 2:12 pm

      Shereen,

      I don’t remember how much we spent since it was sometime back but it was about the same price as the local salons in Singapore. And the salon is very easy to find as well. It’s on the 2nd floor above the stretch that has a dog mascot cafe and opposite rainbow hotel in Xi Men Ding.

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