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Short hair: Check!

16 Jun

I did it.

It was part of my New Year’s Resolution, among other things that still needs to be accomplished before this year ends. There’s no one stopping me, not one speck on this planet. Not one.

Well, except for my hairdresser.

Remember when I said I wanted a Michelle Williams pixie? Josie of Elevation Salon vehemently said no, it does not suit you. It will not complement the shape of your face. Your hair strands are too fine.

No, Kassy. Not pixie.

Because she’s been our family’s go-to person when it comes to hair styling (yup, she’s the same Josie, formerly from Tinette and Co.) since time immemorial, I gave her my approval but not without another request:

“Can you colour it red, though?”

And her resounding YES lit up my face like a goddamn Christmas light on Christmas Eve.


It sure is a struggle to be strapped on a salon chair just reading various beauty magazines, most I’ve read gazillion times while having my nails did at a favourite nail spa near our place. A relief, indeed, that Elevation Salon has free wifi for clients and–ahem–waiting husbands and boyfriends. In fact, I was able to upload this before photo pronto on Instagram.


No, I didn’t get that bored since my college best friend A of Dominadorable fame (fame talaga?!) tagged along with me to have her virgin hair coloured by a pro for the first time. Yay, A! As a matter of fact, it was our first salon bonding time together in our nine years of friendship! We enjoyed our treatments, since we were well taken cared of by the salon staff, plus the place is so spacious, unlike other salons that are too cramped and too noisy!

I didn’t realize that time was running fast, that my treatments are over and my hair cut short. I was kept busy by friends’ well wishes on IG and Facebook on my long-awaited makeover.


Photo taken by the boyfriend, who came all the way from a company outing (Top: From Mom; Lounge Pants: Uniqlo; Shoes: SM Parisian+)


Here we are! All new and purrrty and celebrating our ninth year of friendship!


Just a little back store: I got to know A during our college orientation at La Salle. There was a vacant seat next to this scrawny, metal-mouthed girl and the Lasallian Ambassador assigned to us had me sit beside her. I was this noisy kid trying to be friendly (and noisy) with everyone and there she was, sinking on her seat wondering what the forks she got into. Haha! Love you, A!


And of course, we are well-supported by our loves! Yay!!!

(Elevation Salon is at the Building 3 of Jannov Plaza, 2295 Pasong Tamo Ext., Makati City. It’s right in front of Saatchi House, and just beside where Juju Eats is.)