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  • Writer's pictureJuliana C Stryker

My Quintessential Wedding Hair Stylist – Shunji Matsuo Hair Studio

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You probably already know that your hair affects how you look to a very large extent. To be exact, we’re talking about 70%.

But can you guess what that 70% is made up of? Color, texture or style?

If you guessed style, you’re absolutely spot on! A huge portion of our looks is contributed by a flattering cut that contours our face and livens up our image.

And if you’ve guessed otherwise, it’s time to check into hairstyle rehab! Haha!

In the past couple of months, I’ve dyed my hair thrice and cut my hair once but the one time I felt spectacular was after the refreshing new hair cut.

Since the cut already framed my face nicely, DIY-ing the perfect hairdo for my wedding shoots has also become easy peasy.

All I had to do was create bundles of well-organised curls and that would already cajole a “Wow!’ out of my adoring fiancé. 😛

Well, this is an important beauty lesson and thought I should share it with you belles too.

Click now to find out more about Shunji Matsuo’s hairstyling mantra!

Seeing is believing. This next series of photos will elaborate further about the importance of a good hair cut.

My bro always has a ‘hair-raising’ problem. Haha!

His hair never goes down. It always grows straight out then tails off with some kind of wave. Sassy!

And now, the importance of a good hair cut will be clearly demonstrated from this photo onwards. 😛

La Bi Xiao Xin (Crayon Shin-chan) in the making!


From dork to hot! 😀

See what I mean?

As mentioned the last time, Shunji Matsuo developed a one-of-a-kind niche cutting technique that focuses on creating a perfect structured style that aligns with the skeletal structure of the face and the hair fiber. Therefore, the hairstyle will last longer, be more resilient to changes and will also frame the face shape perfectly.

Shunji Matsuo hairstylists honing their creative craft on some mannequins.

William, Director of Shunji Matsuo, materialised that unique cutting concept on my brother’s hair and gave him a smashing new look that garnered many positive comments on FB and IG!

He looks happy! What say you?

And now it’s my turn to experience the Shunji Matsuo magic.

Eeek! The dark roots have come out to play!

William suggested a quick touch up of the roots as well as more peekaboo highlights to accentuate the base color.

Ammonia and hair cuticles certainly will never be BFFs.

Why? Because to dye the hair, ammonia has to open the hair shaft pores to allow the color to penetrate and bond with the hair. Not surprisingly, this is a very mane-mangling process so William suggested a full hair treatment to reverse its harmful effects.

Here’s Alvina, my colourist and treatment therapist for the day. 🙂

Shunji Matsuo is a huge supporter of Shiseido’s hair care range which is known for its ability to restore the hair’s original lustre and prevent further damage.

Alvina washed the dye away before spreading some scalp care gel on my head.

Whoopee! And my crowning glory gets some serious massage.

This is not only relaxing but also stimulates hair growth.

And then she washes the treatment products away with Aveda’s Rosemary Mint shampoo which was absolutely invigorating for the scalp and mind. 😛

Next, she applied more treatment products to my hair and steamed it for a few minutes.

My treatment culminated with another relaxing shoulder and head massage. Woo hoo!

The ultra soft and moist texture of my hair shocked me. As mentioned, hair colouring always challenges the health of your hair so it is important to make sure you include a hair treatment that’s infused with a luxurious blend of moisture-rich ingredients.


It was really easy for William to style it too.

My hair is now soft, shiny and in control.

Since my hair was repeatedly bleached, it wasn’t long before the hair ends started to show signs of detriment. One treatment is not enough! This was taken a month and a half later.

I need another treatment!

Since I was also prepping for my third wedding shoot, William decided to give my hair a total color transformation to liven it up.

I suffered from major flaking problems after my last dye job so William applied this Sherpa CMC Carrier Oil to moisturise the hair and scalp before the colouring job. It is pretty amazing because this time, flaking was minimal and my hair stayed silky and healthy for a long time.

And this time, we opted for a darker color. 🙂

As usual, the cleansing process involves major repair and treatment work.

And tadah!

Ash brown-green hair! Do you like it?

If you look at it closely, you’ll notice subtle green streaks amongst its rich brown base.

Thank you Spicy and William for creating this for me!

And now it’s time to celebrate with some delectable spanish cuisine!

Haha! Yup, we actually toasted to the happy occasion with some good food and wine at the Serenity Spanish Bar and Restaurant (located on the same level as the salon). 😛

My ‘chaperone’ of the day!

More photos of my renewed smooth tresses.

My looks for my ‘Lady and the Tramp’ and ‘Aladdin’ themed wedding shoots in late August.

Fast forward to this week…

Hair still looks as good as new.

Shunji Matsuo has just launched a new program known as Hair Spa Indulgence and has kindly invited me to try their new treatment.

So here I am back at Shunji Matsuo Hair Studio.

The key purpose of the program is to eliminate calcium ion pile-ups and minerals and to restore hair to its natural healthy state.

Let the indulgence begin!

After a thorough cleansing routine with Shiseido’s nourishing products, Jessica of Shunji Matsuo squirted more treatment solution on my hair to repair the chipped hair cuticles and revive my limp locks.

After a good ten minutes, I was back at the washing bay where the solution is completely removed.

Then Justin, Director of Shunji Matsuo, blow-dried my hair and trimmed off the unruly ends.

And it was another glorious day at Shunji Matsuo. 🙂

Not bad eh?

I had a great time chatting with Justin who not only shared many hairstyling hacks that every girl (and guy) should know, we also talked about his amazing extreme adventures in Japan. Apparently he tried one of Japan’s steepest rollercoasters! Haha! That’s crazy but I would love to try it one day too.

Anyway, Justin really knows his stuff and wants all his clients to leave the salon feeling confident and satisfied with their new hairdo.

He’s extremely friendly too so do feel free to approach him for hairstyling tips when you visit Shunji Matsuo Hair Studio, or even better, ask him about his adventures! 😛

In case you’re wondering, the treatment that I just underwent is known as the Hair Revitalization Program that consists of 5 steps that detoxes and repairs damaged hair as well as maintains the good health of the hair.

Here’s a full info sheet of its process and rates:


Shunji Matuo Hair Studio is now offering an additional 15% off for their Hair Spa Indulgence program. This promotion is valid till 30 September 2014. See below for their full terms and conditions.

T&C :

– Strictly valid from Monday – Thursday only.

– Valid with international director and director stylists only

– Not applicable with other promotions, vouchers and card privileges

– Appointments preferably be made in advance and subject to availability

– All services must be utilized by the same user on the same day of visit

– Promotion valid till 30 September 2014

– Strictly valid only at Shunji Matsuo Hair Salon, 391 Orchard Road #05-23, Ngee Ann City Tower B Singapore 238872



Look absolutely crush-worthy this season with professional services by William!

Quote ‘Honeyz‘ to receive 10% off any chemical service by my Shunji Matsuo stylist, William. 🙂 Website: Hash Tag Shunji Matsuo On Twitter / Instagram: #shunjimatsuo / ShunjiMatsuoSG

It is every woman’s dream to have shiny, beautiful Pocahontas hair! And now I’m ready to take on the world! Whee!

Your friend, Juliana

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