Chinese New Year 2021 hairstyling lookbook

Chinese New Year hairstyling

Chinese New Year 2021 is round the corner, so here we bring you some hairstyling and nails lookbook by the stylists in Singapore. Getting that makeover during the annual Chinese festivities has been a long-standing tradition. Shopping for new clothes, accessories, getting a hair style and colour makeover (and the undesirable surcharge), and perhaps even new furniture for the home.

Over the years, many stylists has gathered in Singapore, with many Japanese and Korean stylists bringing their skills and experiences over in a traditionally Malaysian dominated industry. The healthy competition has definitely sharpened the services offered, but customers also benefit from the most in-trend styles from the world.

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Words will not do justice to the styles, so we compiled the various styles in a “lookbook” below. Feel free to use it like a catalogue when you hit the salons for your annual makeover.

Bright hues will always be art of the “Huat” contingent for Chinese New Year. The always trendy curls and adding various tonality adds a different character to it all.

Hidden colours been something preferred by those in the more professional (think boring =X) industries, so the versatility allows you to hide the wild side beneath the dark outer layer.

Baby violet colour is very subtle and trendy to impress at the intimate gatherings.

Toni & Guy are definitely the experts in haircuts, treating every strand of it preciously. There’s a reason they are a global brand and runs a academy in Singapore.

Ash Lavender takes the mystical unicorn-ish colour theme, but will go very well for the occasion too.

Short styles has been gaining traction recently, with its clean lines and face-framing properties. Perfect for humid Singapore.

Perming is no longer a thing for the ladies, with male perms picking up steam in recent years. For the record, perming does not equate to “Maggie Mee” hair, so get updated.

No reason why the men can’t get a trendy styling on the hair. Style needs to be embraced by the brave.

Beat the Chinese New Year surcharge with ULO Lifestyle

We are so used to the surcharge salons have during this festive season. It is not unreasonable given the additional hours stylists put in to ensure you get the styling you need before the battle begins. However, while the stylists are rewarded for their hours, customers can also be rewarded if you choose the right hours to visit. Take some time off work, and hit the salons during the slightly less crowded hours, and unlock discounts to help overcome the surcharge.

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Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba) – Hair trends led by the viral Japanese anime and movie

Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba) - Hair trends

Demon Slayer-inspired Hair – With the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Singapore movie theatres were waiting for some blockbuster film to jumpstart their business. The restart in July following Circuit Breaker has been slow, until the globally viral Japanese anime Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba provided a glimpse of hope; bringing large hauls of fans into the cinemas.

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Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotōge. Following the conclusion of season 1 of the anime, a continuation in the form of Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Train, has been slaying the box office globally. The rave even drew non-anime fans to the cinema to catch this movie.

You would have received some character-themed merchandise for the purchase of every ticket; where you can opt for either the poster of 2 designs or badges of the main characters of the movie – Tanjiro Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, Inosuke Hashibira, Nezuko Kamado and the only Hashira – Kyojuro Rengoku.

Fanciful “Demon Slayer” hair fit for the characters, and to liven your festive season

We always thought anime-style hair is proprietary for cosplayers, but with hair trends evolving and people opting for bolder colours and styles to stand out amongst the crowd; anyone should take the step to spot some adaptation of these styles.

Perhaps it is really time for fans to flock to hair salons to get their desired demon slayer hairstyles. Bright and vibrant colour, with some complemented by a tow-tone or three-tone colours is the way to go. I personally love the Shinobu and Nezuko hairstyles, given that they have two-tone colours – ombre style, with violet and orange accents at the tip of their tresses which makes them look so beautiful and unique, with loads of cuteness.

With everyone having differing appetites for hair colours, the Nezuko and Shinobu styles presents the more subtle options; consisting of majority dark tones with that tinge of colour the the edges. Complement it with that hair accessory and it’s perfect for the Christmas date. The bolder ones should definitely go big with Kanroji style, which will grab you all the spotlight you desire everywhere you go. Rengoku style may be harder for the streets of Singapore to accept for sure; of course #YOLO is an option.

For the boys, everybody wants to be Tanjiro, and like Nezuko spots a nice and socially acceptable colour. See how reasonable and trendy it looks in the modern era below.

On a separate note, the Yushiro style as a whole seems pretty chic even for the modern era; if you dare to go for the silver-ish or white-ish colour. The cross-over between modern and Japanese traditional styles makes for a fashionista look on the streets.

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So what are you guys waiting for? Just pop by any of the hair salons for these eye catching new look to give your friends or loved ones a surprise in this lovely and warmth seasons. With everyone rushing for the festive makeover, do check out the ULO Lifestyle app to bring you some great savings for that makeover.

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Two Block Haircut – The Korean undercut

Korean Two Block Haircut Singapore

Two Block Haircut – The undercut has been the dominant style for men of all ages in this decade, but there is a “new kid on the block” – The Korean Two Block haircut. Like all things to do with style, there is no absolute creativity. It is not often you get to see an entirely new style being created out of nowhere, but subtle innovations that enhances the norm leads the new trends.

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The Two Block Haircut has been around for a couple of years, but is still the leading cut now. The hairstyle initially developed in Korea within the K-Pop world (surprise surprise) and has risen to become “the cut” all men should get. Thanks to its popularity, it has set off plenty of different variations, which makes this hairstyle grossly versatile. It’s tailored to fit any ambiance and personal style, ranging from sleek and formal to messy and casual. So, if you have booked an appointment with your barber for the nearest future, it’s high time to choose the two block cut you’re going to ask for. Browse our photo gallery for the trendiest inspiring ideas.

Requesting for and maintaining the Two Block Haircut

After setting your mind in getting a two block haircut, ensure that you talk to your hairstylist about the length and style that you desire (provided your Hair has sufficient length =P). Nothing beats searching the internet for the ideal style you will like to have, but if I was you, I would certainly leave it to the judgement of the experts. Getting that perfect cut is beyond asking to look like that K-Pop idol, we need to be realistic about it than risk looking weird.

After getting that fanciful cut you so desire, there is still plenty of room to change the look. If you wish to spot a longer style of he Two Block Haircut, all you need to do is get a regular trim to the sides while leaving the top to grow. The wildly popular video below will give you a much clearer idea of what this is all about.

With the multitude of Asian hairstyles men don’t have any options other than to look trendy and fashionable. A two block haircut is one of the most popular ‘dos thanks to its versatility and relatively low maintenance.

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Closing it off, my personal recommendation is to hit the salon and talk to the stylist on which Two Block Haircut will suit you the best. The subsequent sessions can focus on discussing about future variations of that style, so you don’t look the same all year long. ULO Lifestyle has a myriad of hair salon merchants for you to choose from. There is no better way to get that perfect makeover and be rewarded for your time to look good.

Balayage – The hair dye trend every influencer is talking about in Singapore

Balayage Singapore Hair Colouring

SINGAPORE, Hair Trend – The buzzword of hair dyeing and highlights in Singapore has been a certain “Balayage” for some time. It is such a thing that we see it floating around everywhere on Instagram, be it by influencers or hair salons showcasing their portfolio. Every other day felt like Christmas, with all those colourful graphics of hair. In actual fact, Balayage is nothing new in the hair industry, and started rising more into the scenes back in late 2018.

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How to pronounce Balayage?

This jargon is definitely one that falls under the category of “how the hell do you pronounce this”. The hair authority (Modern Salon) asserts the correct way to pronounce balayage is bah-lee-ahge with an alternate pronunciation of bah-lay-ahge. Whichever way you decide to go, I doubt anyone in Singapore will pronounce balayage better than you anyway.

What is Balayage?

Balayage is a French word that literally translates as “to sweep” and that’s quite exactly what your hair stylist will do if you ask for the treatment. She’ll apply very thin and gentle highlights toward the root, and gradually adding more drama from the mid to ends. The latest rise of this hair colouring technique is all about adding multi-tonal dimension – think of it like contouring for your hair, giving it the upgrade to 3D Balayage. 3D balayage takes traditional balayage and makes it more multi-tonal, instead of streaky or flat. Rather than dyeing the hair with a single colour, there are two shades, and one always slightly darker.

Many ladies should have experienced how poorly done colouring job can result in a flat and lifeless hair. This was probably what got people excited, and with all the celebrity hype there is no way this can be kept under wraps. Now that you have read about what the word is about, time to check out the inspiring effects of it.

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While Christmas and the Lunar New Year being around the corner, it’s probably a good time to help boost the gloomy Singapore economy while preparing for the festivities. If manners maketh the man, then the hair definitely makes the ladies to a great extent too. While working from home, if you have some time to spare, why not make a booking for that hair treatment through ULO Lifestyle. Be rewarded for your time by our partners with the discounts, and walk away ready for the intimate parties.

IZ*ONE – Korean idol comeback trendsetters for hair

IZ*ONE comeback hair featured poster

The Korean wave has swept across the world for more than a decade. Ladies around the world are still looking up to the Korean capital for trending inspirations like fashion, make-up, skincare, hairstyles and many more. One of the girl groups leading the trends has to be IZ*ONE with their colourful concepts and the unique character from each of the 12 members.

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Ahead of IZ*ONE’s comeback on December 7 at 6 p.m. KST, the group will be performing their new title track for the first time at the 2020 Mnet Asian Music Awards (2020 MAMA) on December 6. However, what caught our eyes are the teasers of IZ*ONE comeback concepts (especially the hair). On November 23 at midnight KST, IZ*ONE released their first teaser for their upcoming return in December: a cinema-inspired poster resembling a ticket with all of the members’ names and the words “One-reeler: Act IV.” 

The varying shades of blonde and brown hair colours blended perfectly with the maple leaf season. The colour palette seems to be a direct derivation from sunlight shining across the lands of Korea in Fall. Apart from the chic short hair of leader Eunbi, it also looks like the long wavy hair trends are here to stay.

IZ*ONE – The Color of Youth

Stay Bold with IZ*ONE

On 28 November, IZ*ONE also released a new batch of individual teasers for showcasing their “Stay Bold” concept, which I am also particularly impressed with. The concept features a more glamorous theme, with a strong focus on the colour red. So if ladies are also looking for Christmas styles, these shades of gold (blonde) and red will definitely shine throughout the festive season as well.

I am excited with the IZ*ONE comeback and looking at how the hair concepts will enhance the stage outfits. When it comes to Korean idol comeback, you can expect every subtle detail to complement each other to deliver that perfect performance.

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Season to be jolly with your hair

With the Christmas season coming, there is no better time to get bold with the hair, nails or even a complete makeover. With Urban Lifestyle Offers (ULO) offering you great savings to reward you for spending time to pamper yourself, you are bound to find that perfect place o deliver the most glamorous style suited to you. Show this article to your stylist to give them some inspiration, and one of those styles is bound to be a fit.