Hair Today – Gone Tomorrow

I am not sure if you have been following my Instagram (if not WHY NOT? Hee Hee) lately but you might have noticed a slight change to my appearance.  Gone are the long straggly locks ( those who know me KNOW I hate getting my hair cut as I never know what to ask for.)  Now I have above the shoulder hair locks, scary at first but I am loving the new shorter hairstyle.  It was true…”the first cut was the deepest…”  Cheesy I know but it really was that initial snip and I did utter a little gasp as it was a shock to see HOW MUCH hair was cut off.  Your mind accepts that you are getting your hair cut but the actual reality of it becomes a physical shock to the system.  It was like “Oh my God…there is no going back now”.  I had to complete the hair cut, it was not like they could stick it back on if I shrieked “I changed my mind!”  I have to admit I had always smirked and sniggered when watching the top model reality shows when they come to the make over episode.  There is always one girl who freaks out.  Cynical me always thought “this is not the first series, you should realize what is coming…”  However, I now understand it can be a shock even if you expect it.



Yes, I did mock but now I understand… Anyway, lets go into a few more details… Paul Gerrard HK has a new director who already runs a successful salon in Australia.  Hamish Glianos loves cutting asian hair which is a god send to me.  Paul Gerrard have been wonderful to me, teaching me about skin care and also now responding to my hair SOS.  They truly seem to be a friendly and the atmosphere is really friendly and chilled.  The addition of the new director has not made any difference to the family atmosphere. OK so yes, I had a chop.  It was more than I expected but in the long run it has been a blessing.  Hamish advised just above the shoulders and also to have the cut at the back shorter than the front. The front would have some face framing layers which would help me with my fear of round face.  I can theoretically blow dry it straight or keep it wavy like my natural hair is.  Or using the GHD curve wand and add more volume whilst also giving me more curls/waves. OK so tada…here are the results?

Screen Shot 2015-07-19 at 6.49.23 PMUsing a GHD Hair Curve Wand to try to style my new hair do…

Screen Shot 2015-07-19 at 6.50.44 PMWith Salon Manager Vanessa after my amazing new hair do…

Screen Shot 2015-07-19 at 6.50.58 PMWith the Man behind the Cut… Paul Gerrard HK’s New Director – Hamish Glianos

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It passed my errr “low maintenance test” I can tie it back and still look relatively decent…

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Big Hair –  AKA OPTIONS!  Rob Resnick from GHD Hair HK gives me a 101 to show me short hair does not mean boring hair!

You know I was enamored with my new shorter hair do if I a) buy hair products straight away (EVO dry shampoo and sea salt spray FYI) and I actively ask for hair styling options (apart from tying my hair back).  Thankfully Rob Resnick, the managing educator for GHD Hair HK/Asia was on hand to give me some tips and errr dangerously gave me freedom to play with HEATED HAIR IMPLEMENTS!!!  Yes dear readers, I was dangerously waving hot styling irons around my face and hair.  Thankfully the GHD Curve Curl Wand is easy enough to use even for a dummy like me.  Hey I even made it on the HK Tatler website for the first time so I must have done something right!

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So here are the details:

Paul Gerrard HK Hair Salon (Hamish Glianos cut my hair)
Pottinger Street

Tel: 2869 4408



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