The Blonde Ambition Part 1: I Was Almost There

They say blondes have more fun. But they also say blondes are stupid. (No offense. XD)

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion on the Internet (but not anymore thanks to Sen. Tito Sotto’s sheer brilliance with the new Anti Cybercrime Law, which got passed A LOT LOT faster than the RH Bill that’s still not happening for years!) but I don’t want these two “cliches” get in the way of my current plan. šŸ™‚


As I wrote in my previous blog post, I’ve been expressing my desire/need/obsession to have Ā blonde hair and I’m happy to say that I’m on my way to achieving that! šŸ˜‰

Good-bye dark hair!! ^_^

Well, it didn’t turn out right this time so I’m calling this post as the
“The Blonde Ambition Part 1: I Was Almost There.”

Here’s how it went.

Last Sunday, September 23, 2012, I went to Azta Urban Salon at Robinson’s Metro East to fulfill my Blonde Ambition. My eldest sister, Katrina, has her hair changed to blonde too here at this salon that’s why I went here! They did a great job on my sister’s hair.

My sisters and their colored hairs. Left is Tina, right is Katrina! šŸ™‚

I went with my sister’s Senior Stylist, Marlon, to do my hair transformation. I showed him a picture of the color that I wanted and he said I need at least 3 to 4 hair bleachings before I could achieve that color. So I just said no and then he gave me a book with different hair color swatches. I picked the “golden light blonde” color.

I remembered asking him if I could get that light color even with just one bleaching, he said yes!

Step 1: Shampoo and Blow dry

This was how my hair looked life before everything happened.
Shampoo in a bottle, sprayed all over my hair and squished and squashed till bubbly! šŸ™‚

After rinsing my hair, they started with Stage 2.

Step 2: Black Hair Bleaching

Bleach for my hair!

Excited! XD
Almost done!
Marlon, in red, is the senior stylist.
Bleaching done! I had to wait for almost an hour to get it rinsed. I didn’t hurt at all! šŸ™‚
Fresh from the tub! XD
Blow dried version of my bleached hair. If only you felt it. It was so rough. XD

Step 3: Color Application

My hair with the color.


I honestly think it still looks like my bleached hair. hahaha

Frankly, I wasn’t happy with the result. It was not what I expected since the hair sample shown to me looked A HELL LOT different. So what did I do?

I called the salon and spoke with Marlon about it. He informed me to go back to the salon on Tuesday since he wasn’t available the next day. So Sunday night passed and morning came.

I was still very anxious with my hair. I felt the urgency to get it fixed right away! My boyfriend didn’t know I went to the salon that day and I wanted him to see me with my new ‘great’ hair and not something like this. haha He didn’t want me to turn blonde. šŸ˜›

I decided to text the cellphone number posted on their Facebook page and said I had a concern with the service I got from their salon the other day. A message from one of the co-owners of the salon, Melisa Velhagen, asked if she could call me.

We talked for a few minutes as I shared my dilemma. I told her I was not satisfied with the results. I asked her if I could go to the salon that day to have it fixed and not on Tuesday so Marlon could attend to me. I’m glad I talked to her. She knows how to handle customers. šŸ™‚

She called the branch and told them to expect me to fix my problem. PHEW! Thanks so much Melisa! She told me to look for Ms. Lea.

When I got to the salon by 11:15am, Lea and I talked about what happened. Apparently, there was a misunderstanding between Marlon and I. The samples Marlon showed me were “against white hair” that’s why the colors were like that.

Ms. Lea suggested that I have my hair bleached again to make it lighter. But we decided to schedule it next Sunday so my hair can rest for awhile. Bleaching damages your hair, really bad. Apart from it looking like “buhok ng mais,” it was very rough, kind of like aĀ walis tamboĀ would feel. hahaha šŸ™‚

So until then, I’ll be waiting for Sunday to have the second part of Ā my Blonde Ambition. I have no idea what to expect since I don’t want to be disappointed anymore. Shucks. XD

But I’d like to commend the Azta Urban Salon team at Metro East for their good response to my concern, and of course to Ms. Melisa Velhagen for understanding me.

I’ll keep you posted! šŸ™‚

Kist XO

PS:Credits to my sister, Tina, who gave the title of this post.

Azta Urban Salon
3rd Floor, Robinson’s Metro East Mall
Pasig City
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4 thoughts on “The Blonde Ambition Part 1: I Was Almost There

  1. I so know how you feel, I’ve had so much trouble lightening my hair and the hairdressers don’t seem to understand the results I want! So for now I’ve given up as my hair has been through hell and it needs a rest!

    1. Yes! Best to let it rest for some time. Our crown and glory shouldn’t be subjected to too much damage! Best of luck when you decide to give it another try!

      Thanks for reading! šŸ™‚

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