REVIEW Lowlights and balayage colour treatment at Trimmings Loewen


The Dempsey Hill area is always a delight to visit – especially if it includes stop at these hairdressers in Singapore. Founded in 2008, this army barrack turned pamper retreat has gained a loyal following with expats and locals alike – and it's no wonder.

My consultation started well before I walked through the door, with my stylist Ray asking for some pictures of my current hair and my desired outcome. We agreed on highlights and lowlights in a gentle balayage effect to channel happy summer vibes.

With a refreshing ginger tea in hand, Ray sets to work on turning my holiday hair dream into reality. Using the foilyage technique of combining traditional foils and the balayage painting technique, Ray leaves the colour to develop, checking it meticulously throughout. My hair is then washed and left to rest in the basin with the first phase of Olaplex 2 treatment. From there, a toner is used to counter any brassy undertones, followed by a sensational back massage whilst the second phase of Olaplex 6 treatment sets in. Finally, a quick dry and some dinner-ready curls and I'm a new me – I love the final result!

– Leanda Rathmell

75B Loewen Road |