January 26, 2014

Hair Review: Getting the Chop @ Tsiknaris Hair, New Farm

I was never intending to “get the chop”. I have been dying to get back into the hair salon to get my hair re-shape, trimmed, and overall freshened up. I wanted to refresh, that’s why I seek out the Tsiknaris brothers again to take care of my hair, and boy, did they do such impressive work. Again! I was bummed I had left my SD card in my laptop, so I had to resort to my phone camera. I also had forgotten to take a photo of my excessively long “before” hair… my hair was almost down to my waist, with layers past the chest area. Long.

You can read about my very first experience with Tsiknaris Hair here, where I talked in depth about the steps to recreate the boho wave look with my kind of hair.

This time, I told Bill and Chris that I want an update. Something that would suit my face shape, skin tone, that sort of thing. Chris even noticed how earthy my colour scheme is. Hah! Good thing too, he picked just the right hues to update the colour of my hair. I said, “Sounds good!”

I told Bill I wanted something with volume and that oomph feel, without having too much wispy layers at the bottom (totally do not suit my look). I also said, to rid of the unnecessary weight but still having the feel of ‘long’-ish hair. Tricky, huh? But you know what, they get it. Spot on. Bill suggested some looks, and told me his ideas about it. I said, “Go Ahead!”


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This device is called Climate Zone – a climate/temperature thingamajik that helps with colouring your hair. It also shorten the time it takes for the colour to process.

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Alright, before I show you the finish result.. I did find a recent photo of me… to give you an idea of what it was like.

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Wow. You know, I’ve always wanted to try this style of hair but never knew what to describe it or how to tell it to the hairdresser? But he just read my hair… and got it.

Products used:

Alterna Caviar Blonde Shampoo
Alterna Caviar Blonde Conditioner
Evo Fabuloso Hair Conditioner (3 Minutes Masque) – which is a prescribed conditioner that your colourist must concoct and mix specifically for your hair colour.
Alterna Volume Mousse
Alterna Root Blast
Alterna Hair Spray

Amazing products, all going into my wishlist…

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It has volume, it has style, it has the right kind of layers, it frames my face, it’s bouncy and just feels right.
The right cut makes such a difference, let me tell you. My face is round, but would you have picked it from the photo?
When I grow this out, and it’s long… we shall see what’s next :)

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Thank you Bill & Chris for taking such good care of my hair!

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If you’re interested in getting a personalised hair style, feel free to give them a buzz. They do awesome cut, colour, tone, and style! They sure know how to work my hair, where many have failed. I’m here merely to share my lovely experience with them again and again, in the hope you would experience it too.



669 Brunswick Street, New Farm, Brisbane
(07) 3358 5588

Or Email: reception@tsiknarishair.com




I came back to them with no obligations, affiliations or monetary compensation involved. This post was not sponsored. All expenses of services and products were paid with my own funds.

1 comment:

lisa said...

ahhh!! omgosh you look AMAZEE!! your hair looks beautiful!!!

i SOOO agree. i still don't refer to myself as a "blogger" it just sounds so pretentious haha i just say "i blog sometimes.." lol!!