About 2 months ago, I attended a hair event introducing Tony & Jackey’s new Korean City Style in collaboration with L’Oreal Professionnel. They sent us an email containing pictures of the three new permed hairstyles we can choose from (Check it out HERE). Obviously, it didn’t go well for me so I initially didn’t want to post what happened to my hair. I now have shorter, drier, straight hair.
By the way, I’d like to stress that what happened to me was an isolated case probably because of my previous hair treatment. Anyway, what made me decide to post this is because I want to commend the Tony & Jackey team for the effort and the genuine concern they had for my hair.
Since I had medium length hair that time, I opted to go for the Busan Style perm. So Sir Patrick went on to cutting about 2-3 inches off my hair to get the exact same effect as the one from their poster. He applied the L’Oreal products and then proceeded to placing the rollers in place.


After a few minutes, I got to see the wet curls. The curls appeared smaller and tighter than what I originally hoped for but still, it looks great. After washing my hair and blowdrying it, the soft curls I wanted turned to this horrendous, kinky ‘do. Eek! My hair couldn’t hold the curls probably which is why it ended up like that. I swear, I was about to burst into tears when I saw the outcome. I couldn’t even take a photo of myself with that huge bird’s-nest hair. If you’ve watch the Koreanovela, My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, you probably know Mi Ho’s old lady friend “ahjumma” who sells chicken. That was how my hair looked like – only shoter! Argh!

I didn’t know how to react when 3 or 4 senior stylists gathered behind me – I can still see them through the mirror – discussing something in Korean. That’s when Bang’s President, Mr. Sky Park, came up to me and then tried to cheer me up. He actually gave me different treatment options on how to revive my hair until we compromised that it’s best to just return it back to my usual straight hair.
Just imagine how damaging that is for the hair! I came in their salon with straight hair, had it permed and then rebonded again. All in one day! But midway through my rebond, Mr. Sky told me not to worry because he already gave orders to his staff that they could use any product and provide any service deemed needed just to fix my hair. He even handed me his calling card and offered to perm my hair after a few weeks if I’d like to.
I finished at around 7 in the evening and I can really see how tired Sir Patrick was by that time. I kinda felt sorry for me. But at the same time, very appreciative that he really took time to give my hair a long-term fix and not rushed the treatment. Even Mr. Sky Park and the L’Oreal Professionnel team were still there – waiting patiently for me to finish. <3
With Sir Patrick, the senior stylist of Tony & Jackey Makati branch.
I can’t thank him enough for fixing my hair. Honestly, I was partly my fault but he kept insisting it was his fault. You won’t believe how nice he is. Plus, he’s very cute too, noh? He actually jived well with Ina of IamBabyPanda who, by the way, kept calling my hairstyle “jejudo” or was it “jeju island”?  
P.S. He insisted on doing the “gwiyomi” pose series. Sooo cute! <3

Before & After:
I honestly didn’t like my new ‘do at first. Simply because it took me months for my hair to reach that length.. and they just chopped most of it off to minimize the damage. But after a series of selfies, I got to appreciate the look more. I eventually fell inlove with it when people kept complimenting how fresh and youthful the new hairstyle made me look.
Weeks and months after.. no blow drying or styling of any sort.
I’d still want to try Korean perm in the future but for now, I’ll definitely stick to this low maintenance hairstyle. Yup, you read it right. This takes very little effort to style because, somehow, it was able to retain the volume bob. No need to blowdry my hair every morning! I know what you’re thinking, did the incident completely dried out my hair? The answer is no. I mean, it did contribute to its dryness but my hair is already dry to begin with. So even after the hair catastrophe, I think the dry ends are still tolerable. Nothing a good Argan Oil can’t fix. πŸ™‚

I just want to commend how the Tony & Jackey team was able to fix my hair without really damaging it. I am touched by the extent of service they were willing to offer to make sure that I leave their salon happy and satisfied with my hair. Thank you!

What do you think of my new ‘do? Is it a yay or a nay for you?
Let me know what you by leaving a comment. I look forward to reading ’em. Toodles!:)