Hair Fun! / by christina dy

I met Drea when she took my photo in 2010.

Ever since we met, she's always cut my hair. Or if not her, then one of her stylists at Piandre. Recently, it's been Ms. Lina of Piandre Promenade because she's nearer to me, and Drea is so busy traveling and managing the business (she's the Dre in Piandre).

If you have short hair, I understand the trouble of finding the perfect hair stylist. It took me years, I gave up for a while and cut my own hair, and then, yeyyyy hello Drea.

So recently we've been playing with color (see the pink and gray hair above!), and I said ok, I want white hair. Drea says they have new white color and that we can test it out.

I went to Piandre HQ in Timog with my friend and frequent collaborator Corinne. She wanted blue hair, but because she had recently colored her hair black, they'd have to see if they can bleach her hair first.

Isabel, who is their trainer, worked on our hair. I love how she started by explaining the whole process to us, and she would explain more every step of the way.  Hair coloring science is fascinating!!! How to mix colors, how to prep the hair, how to prep your hair for future color, it's all so amazing. Thank you for the extra info Isabel!

We started at 10am with bleaching my roots, which have been growing since my last color in November. 

roots. which actually grew out well!

roots. which actually grew out well!

One more round of bleach and then she started bleaching the roots near my scalp.

And then one last round of bleach which kind of stung a bit, so Isabel had it washed out asap! 

For our color, we would be using the new Manic Panic line. It's vegan!

So many bright colors to choose from!!!

So many bright colors to choose from!!!

The creators of Manic Panic. That's going to be me and Corinne in 10 years haha!

The creators of Manic Panic. That's going to be me and Corinne in 10 years haha!

For my hair, we will be using Virgin Snow, haha, what a cute name! It's a white toner which would help take out the yellow from my hair. 

The whole process took close to 7 hours, and I take this as my weekly dose of rest. Piandre service is super nice, they offered us beverages and sandwiches. But since I'm on an elimination diet for my allergies (that will be another post), I only requested for water.

To keep ourselves entertained, Corinne and I read (I had a paper book, she had a kindle), we stretched and walked around, and we chatted about being Mrs. Robinson in a land of 20yr olds. Hahaha. 

Reading 'Move Your DNA' by Katy Bowman 

Reading 'Move Your DNA' by Katy Bowman 

Corinne doing lunges

Corinne doing lunges

When it was time to rinse off my Virgin Snow,  i.plex was applied, while we were given a really wonderful head massage. That was heaven! Isabel explained that iplex is mixed into their colors to lessen hair damage and to make hair stronger. i.plex can also be applied separately to reconstruct damaged hair. 

Of course, this whole time I was seated near the shampoo area, and I saw a giant wall, and told Drea, hey I want to paint that wall. Wouldn't it be nice to look at something pretty while your hair is being shampooed? :)

That giant grey wall on the left, perfect for painting!

That giant grey wall on the left, perfect for painting!

After the last rinse, ta-dah!!! My new hair. This is as white as it will go, as my hair is too stubborn for bleach. YEYYYY I LOVE IT!

I love that this hair goes well with my all-black wardrobe.

YEYYYY thank you Isabel! Thank you Drea and Piandre!