We’ll admit it – unless we’re heading to a yoga class or to the salon for a cream bath session, we’re not really one to ever leave the house without styling our hair. Our “natural” waves were thanks to the hot curling iron we’ve been enslaved to ever since we discovered the GHD in our teens. We were pretty eager to get back those extra 20 minutes of maneuvering the beauty tool around our mane every single morning, so we immediately jumped on the wagon when Blow+Bar invited us to try out their famous permanent blowout. Sure, we were a teeny bit nervous after an utterly regretful perm situation back in college. But after being sold on potentially getting Victoria’s Secret-style bombshell tresses, how could we resist? We crossed our fingers, and hoped for the best!
The award-winning hair salon from Singapore is famous for their permanent blowouts – in fact, they created their own signature technique that doesn’t ruin hair like most perms. If perms make you think of overly curled, overcooked locks, stop! – the results of Blow+Bar’s Signature Permanent Blowout is completely far from that picture. Blow+Bar’s blowout looks are meant to be natural and effortless; think soft, loose waves that require minimal upkeep. Post-treatment maintenance only calls for weekly deep conditioning appointments to make sure your mane stays healthy, and this little catch was not going to be a problem for us at all!
Blow+Bar’s Signature Permanent Blowout Looks come in 10 levels of curl, from full on glam to sophisticated sleek. We’ve always had major hair envy from hours of going through messy wave hairstyles on Pinterest, so we decided to go for the “Bedhead” look. The entire process takes about four long hours – including a quick trim at the beginning and a deep conditioning treatment after the perm has set – so we do recommend eating beforehand or at least keeping a snack handy (although the salon does keep you satiated with a hot cup of coffee or tea).
The results are PHENOMENAL. Usually after a treatment, we have to sit back in the chair for at least another half an hour while the stylist gives our hair a serious blowout. Instead, all of five minutes went by while our hairstylist casually rough dried our hair using his hands and fingers to comb through for a natural, tousled effect. The permanent blowout did not sacrifice for smoothness at all – our mane amazingly still felt naturally soft to the touch (did we really just get a perm?). Blow+Bar’s stylist recommended using a leave-in conditioner to avoid frizz in this humid weather, and for days when we want more bounce, to simply twirl our curls even more while blasting the hairdryer. For even more undone waves, wash your hair before bedtime, twist it into a bun, and let it air dry while you sleep. Come morning time, you’ll finally have the ultra-sexy #wokeuplikethis tresses you’ve always dreamt about…for the next three to six months at least!
The Honeycombers Jakarta was an invited guest of Blow+Bar.