Various effects achieved via the new Modern Balayage technique at mǐ the salon

1. Modern Balayage 
Often the go-to technique for those looking for a natural blend of colours, Balayage comprises of painting on hair colour for a soft and graduated effect. This year, mǐ the salon introduces its new Modern Balayage x Hair Contouring (from $125) method, where the stylist combines both balayage and hair contouring to accentuate each individual’s facial features, before finishing with a fringe style that best complements the customer’s face shape. Those with frizzy hair can also try the Korean Gloss Anti Frizz Treatment (from $218), which replenishes hair with essential amino acids and protein to rebuild hair structure from inside out for smoother, shinier and more manageable locks. Or if you’re susceptible to multiple hair concerns, ask for Kerastase’s Fusio-Dose treatment (prices vary) for an all-inclusive hair care ritual.

mǐ the salon is at #03-19 ION Orchard, Tel: 6884 7757

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mǐ the salon

2. BBNudeColor

Blow+Bar’s BBNudeColor is designed to complement your skin tone for that natural, I-woke-up-like-this effect, BBNudeColor (from $280) draws inspiration from the barely-there, no-makeup makeup trend and features nude beige hues that illuminate your complexion.


Consisting of both warm and cool tones, BBNudeColor can be customised in a wide range of hues to complement all skin tones. The stylist uses a technique called “foilyage”, where lighter pieces are painstakingly painted and selected sections are wrapped in foil to add definition to your locks, creating the illusion of depth and intensity for a seamlessly blended effect. Also included are the Smartbond treatment and a haircut so you walk out looking and feeling like a million bucks.

Blow+Bar is at 40B Boat Quay, Tel: 6438 7005

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3. Metallic Shades

Moon Kyu Lee for L’Oréal Professionnel

Favoured by Korean celebrities, metallic shades can include icy silvery grey, sophisticated champagne blonde and iridescent lilac-pink. To achieve this coveted look, try L’Oréal Professionnel’s new Majirel Metals, which comprises of five high-shine shades to provide reflective and on-trend colours.

One of its star shades, Silver Star, is versatile enough to not only impart hair with a glossy, silvery finish, it can also be used to soften dark roots so the transition of colour from roots to ends is gradual and natural-looking. Regardless of whether you prefer a silver blonde effect of sultry, ashy hues, Silver Star can be used to dial up or tone down any look.

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