Shawn Cutler Salon Review

It has been a rather hectic few days for me and I’m excited to announced that I’ve come 1st Runner up for the Simplot Food Blogger Cook Off Challenge, I’ll do a little write up on the competition soon but I gotta say that I can’t seem to shake off this 1st Runner Up thing yet since 2007. Be it singing competition, beauty pageant, baking or cooking competition, always the number 2! Too much of a coincidence? Hehe. Anyway, I put up more food posts (few reviews and recipes to come), I shall write about my experience at the Shawn Cutler Salon as they have very kindly sponsored a makeover for us.

Shawn Cutler has been in the business for many years and has now opened the 4th branch just a stone throw away from their first salon on Jalan Telawi 2. The Cutler is located at the new Telawi square just opposite Bangsar Village II. I have initially made the appointment for the older branch but the staff there insisted for us to try out their brand new salon.

New Telawi Square where The Cutler is located
New Telawi Square where The Cutler is located

The new branch is distinctively different from the other as it’s blessed with abundance of sunlight, albeit smaller in size.

All glass wall gives it a clean look.
All glass wall gives it a clean look and you can see that it’s buzzing with activities

As per usual, I went into the salon with an open mind and left the pros to do what they want. I basically told them I need more volume in my hair (I’ve mentioned before that hair loss is my main concern for my hair) and perhaps a subtle pop of colour.

Before: Long, slightly curled at the bottom from the last makeover, but very thin.
Before: Long, slightly curled at the bottom from the last makeover, but very thin.

I have very fine hair and I’m starting to find that longer hair styles no longer suits me, so I told them to show no mercy and just cut as much as they want. As a result, I think I lost about 4inches of length.

A peep at the washing station
A peep at the washing station

I was told that they will have to make more alterations with their basin as some customers have complained about the angle. I just found it a little ‘short’ for tall people like me. Small issue though.

Majirel by Loreal colour
Majirel by Loreal colour, my hue was the red one in the middle.

I like red in my hair and that’s what I chose. Love to have a whole head of red hair but considering how lazy I am I will not be able to keep up with the touch-ups etc (and I hate the regrowth look), so highlights it will have to be. The hair dye took about 40 minutes or so and then it was time for treatment. Loreal Hair Spa was used on my hair, the main aim is to lock in more moisture for that healthy look.

Kung Fu Hustle lady!
Kung Fu Hustle lady!

Put up this photo and I thought it was hilarious. Here you can also see how vibrant the red is. Although the layers are actually all buried until the top layer.

Back view
Back view

Love it! On hindsight I should have asked them to put the colour at the very bottom layer too as this is less noticeable than I hoped. My hair now looks thicker too.

Tada!
Tada!

The curls are obviously temporary and it was achieved just by those hair rolls. Maybe I should invest in them. Seems like the least damaging option for big volume.

As red colour fades quickly, shampoo for coloured hair is important, and I bought a bottle from them.
As red colour fades quickly, shampoo for coloured hair is important, and I bought a bottle of Vitamino Colour Shampoo (middle pink series) from them.

I must say that the service is really cheerful and friendly in Shawn Cutler and every hair stylist truly shows their passion into creating a suitable for each customer. My stylist Emily in particular was good-humoured and best thing we had something very much in common.

With Emily.
With Emily.

You see, early into our session, I guessed correctly that my hair stylist is a Sarawakian (She’s from Kuching). Our conversation went something like this:
Emily: bla bla bla bla if this happens, then “Ngai Ti” lor
Me: Hey! You must be from Sarawak?
Emily: Eh how did you guess?
Me: Only Sarawakian would use “Ngai Ti”, haha!

From Urban Dictionary:
Ngaiti
A very popular Sarawakian Chinese slang (A region in the Borneo) to express “what the hell”, “OMG”, “gosh” or something else similar.

Once you hear someone else called out “ngaiti” you could directly conclude that they are the Sarawak people.

Just for your reference, my hair makeover would have costed this much:
Cut RM75
Colour (Majirel) RM250
Treatment (Loreal Hair Spa) RM180
Total: RM505.00

Thank you Shawn Cutler for the makeover!

After the long 3-hour session (clever me didn’t have time for lunch before the appointment and was starvin’ marvin’), it was only apt to have a cheap but good meal just next door to Telawi Square:

Banana Leaf Rice!
Banana Leaf Rice!

No need for fancy side dishes, just the rice flooded with curry gravy and veges! Yummo.

The Cutler
Shop 3, Telawi Square, No.39841, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-22881008

Shawn Cutlerโ€™s Facebook page โ€“ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shawn-Cutler/128088503930988

More info at http://www.shawncutler.com.my

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11 thoughts on “Shawn Cutler Salon Review

    1. I don’t want it visible from the front but at least more at the bottom would be nice. I had the same pattern of highlights for a year + last time.

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