Back in August, I’ve blogged about getting a perm. I’ve always been the “rebond” girl for decades. The last time I got a real perm was when I was about 8 or 9. I know! Talk about young! My sister kidnapped me and took me to the salon to get “Shirley Temple” curls. Talk about old school. She was thrilled. I was too young to even make up my mind if I liked it.
While I was browsing through my wedding photos back in August, I was looking at my hair and how the stylist did my curls. It was just temporary. The kind that straightened out that same evening. By looking at those photos, I decided that I do like curls on me! So I blogged last August that I plan on getting a perm. You can read that post here.
So over the weekend, to finally get those much-coveted sexy curls, I hopped on over to Tony & Jackey (I also go to them for rebonding) to avail of the Digiperm package. It was my birthday gift to self. Incase you plan to get a Digiperm done in Tony & Jackey, here’s the breakdown of the cost according to their flyer:
- Loreal Setting/Digital Perm – P6,000
- Arte Herba Manicure – P2,000
- Kertain Treatment – P1,200
- Haircut – P 500
TOTAL: P9,700 but the packaged rate is just P5,000. I don’t know when the promo ends though. The flyer doesn’t indicate a promo period.
Anyway, I was okay to shelling out 5k, since that was the cost that I initially planned on spending anyway. However, as the stylist assessed my hair, she recommended that I have my hair colored since I have a lot of gray hair showing (another hair woe of mine), and also recommended that I have the top part of my hair rebonded in order to straighten out the kinks so it would look better. That would cost me an additional P3,5k. That’s P1,000 for the rebond (since it’s just the upper part that was going to be rebonded) and P2,5k for the hair color. So the total charge would round up to P8,5k. I know….HOLY FREAKIN’ EXPENSIVE. I literally had to take deep breaths as I spent moments debating with myself if I should go for it. Finally, I let go of that little voice in my head that said “Don’t do it!” and finally conceded. I said to myself, fine! if I’m going to spend that much on my hair, I better look like a friggin’ movie star when I leave the salon!
So here’s Wendy, one of the Korean stylists and her assistant in action. The assistant also acted as the translator. I do like Wendy, she smiles a lot. I’ve had a stylist once (same salon) that scared the crap out of me. She used to scold her assistant in front of me (in Korean) so it made me feel like something went wrong with my hair.
Anyway, if you’ve been to Tony & Jackey before, I’m sure you’ve seen the mirror that transforms into a TV screen and/or computer monitor, so you can surf the net if you want. I decided to watch a movie, unfortunately the earphones were defective so we had to turn it off eventually since it was pointless since there were no subtitles.
They let the treatment set for a while
So I browsed through magazines and toured the salon. In the bathroom, I saw this. Why Hello there complicated toilet! We meet again. Seriously, I still don’t know what those buttons are for!
During the course of the whole process, they added a bunch of other treatments that was also part of the package, and then proceeded to apply my hair color. I asked the stylist to recommend the best shade for me. She looked at my skin tone and eye color and recommended the ash blonde shade. She’s the expert so I said yes. She nodded and said “Very good. You trust me”. After my hair was washed twice, this contraption happened. It looks like something straight out of a Terminator movie.
Ate, whacha-making kutkot there?
After the final wash, they blow-dried my hair and before Wendy worked her final magic, this was how it looked. The curls were still a little too spiraly though. I forgot to take a final pic where the curls became more loose after she ran her fingers through the strands. At this time, my three year old was already throwing a fit that she literally dragged me out of the salon right after I paid! And because the toddler was having a meltdown and I was so dazed from all the bills that I had to hand over, I literally forgot to tip the people that worked on my hair! I only remembered it when I got home! I should definitely schedule a trip back soon just to hand over my tip. They’re probably thinking I’m such a cheapskate. LOL. Well that’s true on most occasions. But I do tip.
Anyway, two days post digiperm, this is how my hair looks like now. I must say I am inlove with the color! I’m glad the curls are starting to look less “Goldilocks-ish” and more relaxed. I assume it will loosen a bit more in the weeks to come. Can’t wait till the waves get more messed up and my hair starts looking like I just rolled out of bed looking oh-so-fabulous. hehe 🙂
So do I regret shelling out that much for my hair? Let’s just say that when I look at myself in the mirror now, the pain of my aching wallet is slowly dissipating. So I guess that’s a good thing 🙂
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