It’s time to bid farewell to brittle, breakage strands.
By Joyce Cheo of Harper’s Bazaar
If you have a penchant for perms, are a colour chameleon, or even a heat-styling enthusiast, smoothing out your damaged, tangled and brittle strands might be an everyday battle. Which is why you need a game plan for resuscitating your locks, i.e. trying out BAZAAR’s Pick Of The Month: PREP Luxe’s Olaplex Hair Restoration, from $120 for about 60 minutes.
You might have read about the Olaplex phenomenon on Instagram-sphere, where thousands and thousands of consumers and stylists alike rave about its results. But what does it exactly do? More than just a regular hair repair treatment, it’s a hair strengthening ritual that reinforces the integrity of individual strands.
Why is that important? For starters, when our hair is untouched by chemicals, it is protected by hair cuticles which lie flat, similar in the manner of fish scales. But when we perm or colour our hair, harsh chemicals are applied to yank hair cuticles from this position, forcing them to open to let colour pigments or perm solutions into the hair shaft to alter hair’s colour or structure. However, some hair cuticles could be permanently stripped off, causing nutrients and proteins to leak from hair structure. And when this happens, not only does hair lose its shine and vitality, it can become inelastic and snaps easily.
This is where Olaplex comes in. Designed as a two-step, in-salon treatment, it rebuilds hair structure from within to minimise hair breakage. At PREP Luxe, the Olapex Hair Restoration begins with your stylist applying Olaplex Bond Multiplier No. 1 directly to your hair. This replenishes hair with lost proteins and re-links disulphide bonds. After five to ten minutes, any excess fluid is towel-dried before Bond Perfector No. 2 is evenly applied. Your stylist then uses an airbrush-like device (which emits nano-mist) to help boost its penetration. This step helps to smoothen and soften hair. Next, your hair is thoroughly rinsed before you are treated to PREP Luxe’s signature blowout so you’ll walk out looking and feeling like a million bucks.
And that’s not all: for the month of July, receive a free six-month digital subscription* of Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore and a BAZAAR Pack* (which consists of the July issue and a special scarf) when you ask for the Olaplex Hair Restoration treatment at PREP Luxe.
Lived-in Colour is our signature hair colour service that maintains its unique lived-in look even months after you walk out of the salon by preserving your natural root then subtly fading down to your colour of choice using our signature hair painting technique – this means your hair colour looks great even when your roots grow out. Careful colour selection, expert technique, and professional after-care advice by our stylists also means your hair colour will look beautiful at every stage of it’s subsequent fade and evolution.
See the transformation of a steel grey/blue Lived-in Colour example and its evolution over the next 6 months below.
As the original virgin black hair had to be pre-lightened before applying the steel grey/blue colour, our expert stylist Den also described that the colour would eventually fade to ash blonde tips. He would however avoid brassiness or yellow tones (a typical problem with asian hair gone blonde) with careful pre-lightening.
During the 6 months post-colour, there were no additional colour touch-ups done and the colour and hair integrity were maintained purely with monthly Olaplex Hair Restoration Treatments at PREP Luxe and the use of Olaplex No. 3 (retailing at $79 at PREP Luxe) weekly and JOICO purple shampoo & conditioner at home (retailing at $34 each at PREP Luxe).
Root regrowth is clear when comparing the pictures across the 6 months period. However, despite the original blue fading away, the natural and subtle hair painting technique that preserved the natural root resulted in a unique lived-in ash blonde look that still looks uniquely lived-in and natural 6 months later. All this without any further expense or time spent on colouring services!
Lived-in colour prices start from $320 for hair that is shoulder to chest length.* Do ask us about how to get up to 20% off all services with our Store Credits!
Call 6384 1406 for appointments!
*Assumes original hair is black virgin hair. Price is for non-Director Stylist, surcharge will apply for Director Stylist
We love everything vintage and were delighted to have Maurice our Creative Director and resident specialist in Vintage Hairstyles to create a variety of 50s-inspired hair looks for Overeasy Orchard’s launch campaign shoot!
Victory rolls were a key highlight as we styled the likes of Melody Chen, Charmaine Seah, Aarika Lee, Hanli Hoefer, Victoria Cheng, Jaime Lee and Tjin Lee with her super adorable son Bubu. The bold prints and bright, gorgeous outfits by Lula Rock added to the 50s vibe, adding bursts of colour to the vivid campaign shots set in the classic American diner style decor of Overeasy Orchard. (Photos by our very own multi-talented PREP ladyboss Jacqueline Chang of course!!!)
If you haven’t yet tried the amazing fried chicken and waffles or their ridiculously good milkshakes, don’t wait any longer! Head down to the new Overeasy conveniently located at Liat Towers along Orchard Road where you can take a delicious break from Christmas shopping.
We’ve finally caught our breaths to write this post – Digital Fashion Week was crazy busy for us as our new outlet PREP Luxe located at Capitol Piazza (also the venue of DFW) put us right in the thick of things!
Finally our team styled a crazy number of models backstage for the show of Melissa Koh‘s debut collection for Run After.
Check out some of the highlights of our crazy Digital Fashion Week 2015 experience.
We found ourselves backstage again styling more sleek ponytails that seem to be a key trend for Fall Winter – this time for Karen Millen’s presentation of their AW2015 collection.
Our favorite pieces are the orange biker jacket and the ribbed tan maxi dress that look so comfy and perfect to take you from day to night so easily!
In September, we had the privilege of styling three beautiful models for the presentation of BCBG Max Azria’s AW 2015 collection at their flagship ION Orchard outlet.
Featuring lots of florals both in deep hues and pastels the AW 2015 collection was a delight for all the fashionistas in attendance.
Low chic ponytails were called for so as to perfectly set off with the patterned and textured materials.
It’s been non-stop craziness and business ever since we launched our second full service salon, PREP Luxe at Capitol Piazza. And YES you heard right, we do cut, color and perms now at PREP Luxe!
3 months after our grand opening, we’ve finally caught our breaths and would like to share with some pictures from our grand opening party. Our hearts are full and we are so so so grateful for all the support from our friends and family who turned up for the opening!
Mouawad, the high jewelry house well-known for designing and creating the diamond encrusted Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bras, recently celebrated their 125th Anniversary with a gala dinner for their VIP guests.
We were delighted to have been able to style all the models for the fashion show at the gala event with intricate yet classic and chic hairstyles – a perfect match to show case the timelessly elegant high jewelry by Mouawad whose heritage spans more than a century of creations and traditions in masterful jewelry design and watchmaking.
In collaboration with local homeware and furniture design brand Scene Shang, we are proud to present the Lady Banker Lamp – a more feminine and limited edition of their best selling Banker Lamp with marble touches and in PREP’s signature mint green.
The Lady Banker Lamp truly embodies Scene Shang’s distinct style which is a combination of contemporary with traditional, east and west. This beautiful lamp sits perfectly in our latest PREP Luxe outlet located at the heritage Capitol Piazza building.
Remember to check it out as you treat yourself to your Blowout at PREP Luxe!
The Lady Banker Lamp is retailing at PREP Luxe for $288