I was hesitant at first to go to the new Aveda salon at Basement in Shangri-La mall, but it’s hard to say no to Catherine David who invited me to try.
Hair is my biggest concern. I was born with very fine curly hair that I need to blowdry to look human. Because of that I need to be extra gentle with hair products and treatments I use. (Read: high maintenance)
I met hairstylist Stefan Wilczynski who examined my hair and scalp and gave me a kind sermon about what was wrong with my hair. This guy knows a LOT. He is not scary and I really learned a lot—what to do, what not to do, and why my hair wasn’t growing.
On that day there were three other girls at the salon (or should I say “it” girls): Bianca Araneta, Hindy Tantoco, and Tessa Valdes—all of them with good hair. I swear, I felt like a square peg.
Stefan spoke to to Bianca Araneta before her treatment
Ugh. She looks good with wet hair
She gets a trim
Hindy got a “sermon” too with some pampering before her treatment
What Stefan did was so amazing. I think he is a great colorist
Tessa came in later and checked out the Aveda range before getting shampooed
Yay for “minimal” Tessa!
As for me, I got a gentle treatment to color my white strands. The result wasn’t spectacular at first because my hair was extremely damaged. After a couple of weeks I went back for another treatment.
Stefan convinced me to switch to a shampoo without sulphate. I’ll have to admit Aveda hair products are not cheap but they are so worth it.
I got two sets—Color Conserve to keep the color in.
I use Color Conserve for a couple of days until it feels oily. Then I switch to Invati, which is the miracle product that helps your hair grow.
Invati—Sanskrit for invigorate—is Aveda’s most popular hair care line. It is a system of 97% naturally-derived products that promise to reduce hair loss by 33%. The Invati daily regime includes Exfoliating Shampoo, Thickening Conditioner and Scalp Revitalizer.
For my husband, I got this
I’m due for a third treatment soon and I can’t tell you how much I really love the two shampoos I’m using. No need for conditioner because my hair is too limp.
If you care for your hair and can afford it, I highly recommend Aveda hair products.
If you want to try Stefan Wilczynski at Aveda Salon, call Basement at (02) 638-2222.
If you want to try the products, buy them at the salon or the newly opened Aveda Experience Center at the ground floor of Greenbelt 5.
At the Experience Center, shoppers can experiment with Aveda’s botanically based beauty products and experience them. Skin and hair consultations are also offered.
To know more go to http://www.aveda.com/