Expatriate Lifestyle - - El Tries -

Go­ing to the sa­lon is al­ways a treat be­cause I can leave it to the pro­fes­sion­als to take care of my long, thick hair; most re­cently, I had a won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ence at The Met Grand Sa­lon.

Step­ping into the sa­lon on the lobby level of Parkroyal Ho­tel Kuala Lumpur, I im­me­di­ately felt like I was en­ter­ing a world of lux­ury. At­ten­tive and friendly, the staff checked my hair to see if it could with­stand the hair dyeing process, and even gave me hon­est rec­om­men­da­tions on the best hair colours and styles for me.

Most tra­di­tional salons wet hair be­fore cutting, but here they dry cut as this method is bet­ter for main­tain­ing the elas­tic­ity of my wavy, curly hair. Next, a for­ward grad­u­a­tion cut gave my hair vol­ume, which is what ev­ery­one wants as it makes it eas­ier to style while adding body.

I wanted a colour that was pro­fes­sional yet stylish, so a two-di­men­sional tech­nique with Gold­well hair colour prod­ucts was used first to in­cor­po­rate red and vi­o­let (RV) shades be­fore RV and brown were added to in­cor­po­rate high­lights, mak­ing the colour pop more.the re­ju­ve­nat­ing Olaplex treat­ment was mixed with the colours to help strengthen and re­con­struct my hair dur­ing the process.

Af­ter evening out the colour and rins­ing my hair with warm wa­ter, I had Olaplex mas­saged into my scalp again. Since it took 20 min­utes to take ef­fect, I got a neck and shoul­der mas­sage with le­mon­grass and ylang ylang scented oil. I felt so re­laxed, I nearly fell asleep!

The Met Grand Sa­lon is the only au­tho­rised dealer in Malaysia to use Bal­main Paris Hair Cou­ture and Philip B Botan­i­cals. They used a spe­cial Bal­main sham­poo for coloured hair for one last wash, fol­lowed by the com­ple­ment­ing con­di­tioner. Note: don’t scratch your scalp with your nails when wash­ing your hair as it dam­ages the scalp.

Af­ter a sooth­ing Ja­panese mas­sage and a colour lock treat­ment, they gen­tly blow-dried my hair and ap­plied nour­ish­ing Ar­gan oil. The curls in my hair were beau­ti­ful and I could see even more di­men­sions in the colour. If you want to be treated like roy­alty and look glam­orous at the end of a sa­lon ses­sion, book your ap­point­ment now at The Met Grand Sa­lon.

Lobby Level, Parkroyal Ho­tel Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sul­tan Is­mail, Kuala Lumpur Tel: 012-501 0624

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