Posted in Rants & Raves

New hair by Jean Yip Group


Last month, I went down to get my hair done at Jean Yip in Plaza Singapura. I left it entirely to senior stylist Joe and he recommended that I had a haircut (trim and shape), a digital perm and scalp treatment.

It took me a while to get used to the digital perm but I am loving it now! I had mixed reviews and really it boiled down to whether I liked it myself and after 2 weeks, I totally did. More body and more versatile for hair accessories! At the same time, I have to totally rave about the hair treatment – worth every single penny (that I didn’t pay for but I would have if I knew how many compliments I would get about the texture of my hair). I am a convert and a believer now! Don’t just shampoo and condition your hair. If you have time and can afford it, treat your crowning glory to some professional TLC. My key hair issues were limp and fine hair and an oily scalp (that has led to hair loss). What is yours?

Anyway, I trust Joe and he has once again done his magic. I went in not knowing what I wanted or needed (the above picture was today’s BEFORE). He recommended a colour (S$128) and highlight (S$138) as well as the scalp peel with light treatment (S$338). I said yes yes yes to everything and left it to him to decide what colour or what to do. He’s the professional and I usually use my fingers to style my hair. As he went along, he explained what he was doing and why. Like how I should have a darker base and subtle highlights; tips on styling my hair; what special occasion looks I can go for etc. It was all very enlightening. I liked that my hair is dark instead of some caramel-ly or brassy colour. It still looks like my hair but less dull!


The service at the salon was great as usual. I had several people come up to me and asked if I needed a drink (I had a big cup of bubble tea so I was set for the 2 hours I was there); Joe constantly checked if I was uncomfortable or bored or if I needed anything; they had many different magazines available and I was kept entertained – I caught up with fashion news, gossips and random articles I wouldn’t have otherwise read. Long story short, if I had another need to revamp my hairstyle or save it from my disastrous and non-existant maintenance techniques, Jean Yip would definitely be at the top of my list. I’m a happy customer and I love my hair!


If I ever hold a wedding ceremony in Singapore (Back story: I’m not a big wedding party person and my fiance lives in America.), I’ll definitely try to book Joe to do my hair! That’s how satisfied I am.

I left feeling great with a nice clean scalp, bouncy curls and no more dark roots/white hair showing! Thanks to the kind people at Jean Yip Group (Singapore) for their invitation to be part of their 3-month long #styleofthemonth campaign!

You can be part of this campaign too! Stand a chance to win attractive prizes! Here’s how:

Step 1: ‘Like’ their fanpage (

Step 2: Post a picture of yourself (with a fashionable outfit) & insert #jeanyip in caption

Step 3: Get everyone to LIKE your post and the top 3 posts with the most “LIKE” will win

Check out the winners for July 2013 here. Don’t be envious, take part! I highly recommend my stylist Joe!

Don’t take my word for it, try it for yourself!

Posted in Rants & Raves

Jean Yip Style of the Month Campaign


I’m one of the 10 lucky bloggers who have been invited to Jean Yip’s Style of the Month Campaign. I tried explaining to T that the Jean Yip Group is a large beauty chain in Singapore with hair, face, body and nail salons all over the island as well as in Malaysia (and China). As a point of reference, I said Charles Worthington, which of course, my American fiance doesn’t know. Then I said how about Vidal Sassoon and he said oh okay. He asked if I was going to get a $1000 hair style and when I said “I hope so”, he got excited about it. Heehee…

My hair is the ultimate crap. I never know what to do with it. I usually go to whichever hair salon is empty or convenient and ask for a bob with bangs. Then leave it up to different hairdressers to interpret what that means. I’ve got fine, limp hair and an oily scalp. My hair becomes greasy by 5pm even if I wash it every morning before I go to work. To add to that, I’m starting to spot greys and some thinning. When I received the call to confirm my appointment, I told them that I trust that they would do what’s best for me and to please feel free to cut, colour, treat, perm or whatever they think I need. I heard a chuckle on the other end of the line and reassurance that I don’t have to worry, they will make it look good.


My appointment was for 8 July 2013, 5.30pm at Jean Yip’s Plaza Singapura branch but I arrived about 20 minutes early. Andy greeted me and brought me to my seat. I was introduced to Senior Stylist Joe who asked me what I wanted and I told him he could do whatever he thought was appropriate. After all, my hair was limp and shapeless.


I was given a stack of magazines and my 3 1/2 hours there went by really fast. To be honest, I used to scoff at people who spend hours at the hair salon every month because the thought of just being bored in a chair for that long kills me. Jean Yip hair salons have tons upon tons of magazines and I’m glad they have both English Language ones and Chinese language ones (not that I ever read those). Also, the flurry of activities around me kept me thoroughly entertained.


I was given a “light wash” which I thought was very thorough. I wonder what their proper wash entailed. Then I was given a hair cut, a digital perm, and scalp treatment that involved my hair in a steamy nappy then my entire head under a red lamp. While the entire thing was going on, I was constantly asked if I needed a refill on my drink or if I was hungry. That was really nice, huh? I was very well taken care of by Joe and Kate who assisted him. What was even better was, big boss Mr Mervin Wee came by to introduce himself and shook hands. Then busied himself around the store, giving someone a haircut, and popped by my seat to bid farewell before he left!


So tah dah!! What do you think of my new hair courtesy of Jean Yip Group? My digital perm and cut costs S$288; the Scalp Peel with light is S$338. I chose to do the scalp peel with light because it’s supposed to help clear the build-up on my oily scalp and nourish follicles to prevent hair loss. I can’t wait for my next appointment! I’m planning to colour, trim and treat!


They have over 20 hairdressing outlets all over Singapore. Drop in on any Jean Yip salon, get a haircut with one of their 400 professional hairstylists and be a part of the #styleofthemonth campaign! You stand a chance to win 1 Grand Prize of S$1, 000 hairdressing service voucher and 25 consolation prizes every month! Details to be found on their facebook HERE