Yes, I got long wavy hair extensions installed when I was in Singapore. Getting exte’s is a common thing for gyaru’s, but I’m not really “gal”. The one time I had it done previously was in Australia, and for a LOT more. So, extes in Singapore. I think it’s a rite of passage or something, like getting your hair braided in Bali (but hopefully more tasteful looking).
I researched and found that the main names coming up were Angel Xin, Vain, Milly’s, and H & C Carnival. In the end, I just trotted off to the Far East Plaza near Orchard Road, and took my chances. On the 3rd floor there are various beauty salons, and I kept wandering past a few of them, eventually heading in to Vain Hair & Beauty. The main shop is seen below:
…and the one I went into was just opposite, at shop 140
200 extensions would be $100, or 400 for $200. I ended up getting 400 (or so they told me). Although I still have a lot of blue hair, my roots and a good 6-8 inches are my natural dark brown, and so they matched the extes more or less to that. (I think they could’ve gone a little darker actually, but it’s ok). Here are the halfway and completed shots.
And from the front? I tried a few self-camera shots back in the hotel room:
I ended up trimming one of the sides that was hanging down longer at the front, but overall I’m pretty pleased with them. I think they look quite natural, being wavy, and now “I can haz mermaid hair”! I feel very girly swishing the wavy wisps over my shoulder. So waddya reckon, eh?
I can see this will work very well when I wear gothic fashion or gyaru fashion…and definitely saves me time by not having to straighten my own hair. It looks better the wavier it is, blending in more with the wavy extensions. Even in humid weather as in KL, it looks good. I’m sold! If you’re ever in Singapore, go ye to the 3rd floor of the Far East Plaza and check it out:
Far East Plaza
No. 14 Scotts Rd
#03-113 or #03-140
What about you? Have you ever had long hair extensions installed, either at home, or overseas? Were you pleased with the results?