Find the perfect hue

Bianca S. Valerio (The Philippine Star) - August 1, 2015 - 10:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Life is too short to have boring hair. Bleached, blonde, highlights or rainbow-streaked, without speaking a word, there has never been a more liberating way to express one’s self in the name of beauty.

Unlike a tattoo or a haircut, hair color is absolutely non-committal: you don’t like it? No worries, color it back to its natural shade.

Regardless of age, size or skin tone, all you need is a good head of hair to sport any color you want.

Got no time or budget to get salon services? Stores like Watsons and SM The Beauty Store have got you covered by creating a hair care and color mecca with easy D-I-Y solutions for the curious or fully committed.

Take it from these four ladies who hail from different age groups, careers and motivation to get their precious tresses colored and since then has ultimately changed their lives as students, mothers, wives and as women who want to celebrate their individuality.

Aryanna Epperson: MTV VJ, blogger and YouTuber

“I used to be quite shy so ever since I changed my hair color, I find that it brings more attention and it’s helped me break out of my shell. I find that I have more fun. As the saying goes, ‘blondes have more fun’.”

Kim Reyes-Palanca: Freelance writer and stylist

“I’m a hair color junkie, and working in the beauty business gave me lots of opportunities to change my hair color. I’ve tried almost every color in the lot but now I feel very at home with this kind of brown. It’s classy, it’s easier for me to edit it, and I feel like, finally, I can be myself. I’m more comfortable with my own skin…and it’s not too crazy for the husband.”

Helga Weber: Blogger and copywriter

“It makes me feel a bit different and it’s taught me to be more confident in my own skin. It’s the easiest thing you can change in your appearance. Makeup can be washed away but when you change your hair, it’s like you’re a new person. You can have a bit of a new personality, too.”

Jackie Go: Mom, model, lifestyle blogger and  business owner

“I grew up very awkward, so hair color wasn’t really something I considered back then. I do get a lot of compliments (especially from my husband) ever since I started sporting my red hair and it’s something that gives me self-fulfillment because I own it more than it owns me. Even my daughter’s classmates call me the “Little Mermaid”  whenever I pick her up from school because they see me as someone who’s very confident.”


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