When it comes to hair, I’m probably one of the laziest person you know. I go to hair salon once a year, usually on my birthday. Few years ago I used to have some pretty funky colours on my hair, though I reverted to black in 2010 and have not touched it since.
Unfortunately, due to stress and possibly old age, my hair volume has actually decreased a lot over the years. Which is why I use the curling tong a lot to help create extra volume. But using curling tong often is really damaging too, which leads to a vicious cycle, really.
So that leads us to another solution, a perm. When Grado Icon Hair Studio offered to do the girls’ (MHB) hair, I took the opportunity to ask for a perm. Incidentally this is right up their alley.
Part of the reason I don’t visit hair salons often is that I hate spending 3-4 hours twiddling my thumbs while waiting for the dye/perm/treatment to set. Fortunately, this will not be the case at Grado Icon. For they do what’s called the “Setting Perm”, using Korean ceramic technology. The setting perm is great for the natural look, usually only the bottom half of the hair is curled. Best thing is, it takes much shorter time than say, Digital perm.
About 4 inches of hair was chopped off, and then it’s time for some treatment before the perm.
Grado Icon uses Sherpa Arimono, a Japanese brand tailored for Asian hair. Besides protecting our hair from the damage from dyeing and perming, they also smell divine, with rich berry rose scent.
This is the most amazing thing about the machine: it only takes about 15 minutes for the perm. And it’s completely painless of course, despite how it looks.
The ceramic ‘rolls’ heat up within 1 minute to 200 C, that’s it doesn’t take long to do the job. After 15 minutes, the curlers are removed and my hair was treated to another round of shampoo and treatment. The whole process took less than 2 hours. Perfect!
The aftercare is pretty simple. No washing for 24 hours. Then I went back to daily washing. There’s no need to style it after washing, air dry or blow dry will do. Although it does help if I twirl it while drying.
Some of my friends are surprised at the short duration for the perm, so here’s a pic 2 weeks post perm.
Thank you Grado Icon Hair Studio!
Grado Icon Hair Studio
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/GradoIconHairStudio
Address: 35 Jalan Radin Anum, Petaling, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur 57000, Malaysia, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 03-9544 5592
They open 7 days a week, from 10.30am – 8.30pm
Address: No. 55, Jalan Bunga Tanjung 18, Taman Seraya 52100, Kuala Lumpur.