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Jean Yip Style of the Month Campaign

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I’m one of the 10 lucky bloggers who have been invited to Jean Yip’s Style of the Month Campaign. I tried explaining to T that the Jean Yip Group is a large beauty chain in Singapore with hair, face, body and nail salons all over the island as well as in Malaysia (and China). As a point of reference, I said Charles Worthington, which of course, my American fiance doesn’t know. Then I said how about Vidal Sassoon and he said oh okay. He asked if I was going to get a $1000 hair style and when I said “I hope so”, he got excited about it. Heehee…

My hair is the ultimate crap. I never know what to do with it. I usually go to whichever hair salon is empty or convenient and ask for a bob with bangs. Then leave it up to different hairdressers to interpret what that means. I’ve got fine, limp hair and an oily scalp. My hair becomes greasy by 5pm even if I wash it every morning before I go to work. To add to that, I’m starting to spot greys and some thinning. When I received the call to confirm my appointment, I told them that I trust that they would do what’s best for me and to please feel free to cut, colour, treat, perm or whatever they think I need. I heard a chuckle on the other end of the line and reassurance that I don’t have to worry, they will make it look good.

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My appointment was for 8 July 2013, 5.30pm at Jean Yip’s Plaza Singapura branch but I arrived about 20 minutes early. Andy greeted me and brought me to my seat. I was introduced to Senior Stylist Joe who asked me what I wanted and I told him he could do whatever he thought was appropriate. After all, my hair was limp and shapeless.

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I was given a stack of magazines and my 3 1/2 hours there went by really fast. To be honest, I used to scoff at people who spend hours at the hair salon every month because the thought of just being bored in a chair for that long kills me. Jean Yip hair salons have tons upon tons of magazines and I’m glad they have both English Language ones and Chinese language ones (not that I ever read those). Also, the flurry of activities around me kept me thoroughly entertained.

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I was given a “light wash” which I thought was very thorough. I wonder what their proper wash entailed. Then I was given a hair cut, a digital perm, and scalp treatment that involved my hair in a steamy nappy then my entire head under a red lamp. While the entire thing was going on, I was constantly asked if I needed a refill on my drink or if I was hungry. That was really nice, huh? I was very well taken care of by Joe and Kate who assisted him. What was even better was, big boss Mr Mervin Wee came by to introduce himself and shook hands. Then busied himself around the store, giving someone a haircut, and popped by my seat to bid farewell before he left!

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So tah dah!! What do you think of my new hair courtesy of Jean Yip Group? My digital perm and cut costs S$288; the Scalp Peel with light is S$338. I chose to do the scalp peel with light because it’s supposed to help clear the build-up on my oily scalp and nourish follicles to prevent hair loss. I can’t wait for my next appointment! I’m planning to colour, trim and treat!

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They have over 20 hairdressing outlets all over Singapore. Drop in on any Jean Yip salon, get a haircut with one of their 400 professional hairstylists and be a part of the #styleofthemonth campaign! You stand a chance to win 1 Grand Prize of S$1, 000 hairdressing service voucher and 25 consolation prizes every month! Details to be found on their facebook HERE

Author: Chloe Happ

I left Singapore for the US of A in 2013 and now live in Las Vegas with my indie game dev husband and our son Gummi Gumdrop. I am also probably much older than you think I am.

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