I Have Gone To The World Of Crazy Hair Colors At Salon Vim Bugis, And Am Not Turning Back!



Before I tell you how in love I am with my current hair color now – and the innumerable compliments I’ve received for it, let us go back to some weeks ago when I went to have my hair done at Salon Vim’s swanky new branch at Bugis.


Dreamy, aren’t they, these dangling bulbs?


Newly opened and so crowded already!

Salon-Vim-Bugis-Branch-Color-Bar Color Bar

Gary gave me a tour of the two-storey property and like him, I really love the modern interior set inside a heritage-rich facade. The shafts of sunlight streaming in from the old-fashioned windows on the second floor synthesize with warm interior lights to give character to the room.





Just look at the wash area! A great fusion of the 60’s and modern zen. LOVE.


Too bad this second storey is reserved for big shots and private events. And there’s even a spiral staircase hidden at the back for famous people to enter and exit with total privacy. Cool, huh?

I had another treatment boost this time, similar to the Cocktail Hair Treatment I did previously.

Just so you know, hair even at its most natural state, meaning no chemical processes done to it, needs to receive treatment to combat pollutants and other environmental contamination. If you have hair that has gone through chemical processes, you need to treat it even more frequently to maintain healthy hair and shine!



That’s Chester and Weng. Remember Weng okie!! 😀

Chester was my stylist for the day and he did a great job with the treatment and styling. Oh and if you love hardcore head massages, he’s really good!


DONE!!! 😀 And yes, it was literally ‘Christmas round the corner’ with the Christmas tree behind me. HOHOHO!


The new wing of Salon Vim at Bugis is located right behind the bus stop at Bugis Street. You know, just beside Bee Cheng Hiang. I love bak kwa (BBQ-ed pork) so much I used to just buy 2 slices of them and savor these greasy but grilled to perfection pork slices as I walked around the streets of Singapore. If you ever visit my lovely Singapore, you MUST buy a packet or two home!

bee cheng hiang bak kwa

Crrraaaazzzyyyy Color Time!

A couple of weeks later, when I had more time, I went back to have my hair style changed. I don’t know, ever since I’ve had my hair done at Salon Vim, I have become more adventurous not only with colors but styles as well. I think it’s the knowing that despite all the funky stuff done to my tresses, they are well taken care of. So far, every stylist that has handled my hair – Ivan Kan, Chester Soh, Weng – has been professional and meticulous. Gary really has a great team!

Salon Vim reshuffled some of us so that the stylists who came to join Salon Vim Bugis would be given a chance to work with bloggers. I got Weng! Remember Weng? I actually didn’t know he had handled my hair until I wrote this post and saw that he blow-dried my hair before (scroll to see picture above!). HAHA! Our affinity already started then! =)

I had grown more adventurous with each visit and this time I wanted something louder. But I didn’t know exactly like how. Lol. After discussion with Weng, we decided that we could go with hidden pink and purple streaks.

In order to attain the crazy color outcome, we had to bleach certain sections of my hair. My first time!!! I was apprehensive at first coz I was worried my very dehydrated hair would not be able to take it, but Weng ensured me that my hair condition wouldn’t deteriorate.


Salon-Vim-Bugis-Pink-Purple-Highlights Very light makeup – just foundation and blush

See the bleached area? Only the middle section of the hair was bleached, the ends and roots were left untouched. So interesting! Even Gary praised Weng for his creativity.


Me and Weng.



This picture was taken in Inglot, at City Square, JB. Great lighting, so you can see clearly just how pretty my hair looks now! I’ve received so many compliments for my hair! Oh, I put on a purple lipstick at the store to go mitchy-matchy with my hair. LOL.




It’s so funny that both the previous and this time Evonne was with me but we never took a single photo together!

If your work environment or school allows it, I think everyone should go for some funky hair colors or styles in some phase of your life. So that when you look back at pictures when you’re 63 years old, reminiscing the old days in your rocking chair, you can show your grandchildren their grandma/grandpa was once so young, hip, and daring!

Next time, I think I’m gonna ask for more blue and purple streaks.

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Hello! My name is Juli and Bun Bun is my alter-ego. I blog to share my love for makeup, how to apply it, and what works or what doesn’t work, all from an Asian perspective.

My first makeup product was a shimmery light blue lipstick which I proudly wore all over my eyelids and lips. It cost $2.50, felt like $250, and made me feel like a million bucks.

Throughout this blog you will see Bun Bun in different poses.

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In Bun-O-Meter, the first on the list would mean a 5/5 rating and the last one a 1/5 rating.

You can always refer to the sidebar any time you don’t understand what Bun Bun’s pose means.

I hope you enjoy reading my makeup and beauty posts as much as I did writing them.

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  • Spyarchive

    Looks beautiful! I’ve never had the nerve to bleach sections of hair. The closest I got was using Feria’s hi-lift cool browns, but those are being slowly phased out. I loved the ombre; love the new bright colors!
    Ombre Q: How did you get the longer layers of your hair light enough to do the dark magenta?

    • BunBunMakeupTips

      @Spyarchive Thank you! I also never felt brave enough to let my hair go through bleaching coz I feared I would go bald with all that chemical LOL. Woah, I don’t quite understand your question even after re-reading it many times. Get it light enough to do dark? O.o Haha sorry I don’t get it!

  • candyslice

    Hello! Do you have a review coming up for naked basic palette? Would love your opinion on this :))

    • BunBunMakeupTips

      @candyslice Hello! I don’t think I will be getting the Naked Basic. I’m not that into neutrals, browns… Besides, I have the original Naked Palette and I really don’t use it that often. Sorry to disappoint!

      • candyslice

        @BunBunMakeupTips That’s absolutely fine! thank you for your time :)

  • BAMBIx

    I’ve never had these bright colors on my hair. But I think this color really looks good on your hair! and on your lips too!
    Blue and purple streak would be nice on you as well. I’ve heard that everybody will have her own matching color, which will look bright on that person. Not so sure it has something to do with Aura or not LOL. But mine would be yellow/orange, according to what my friends said. (I asked them “Hey if I’m a color, which color do you think I am?” LOOOOL.) And I personally think purple looks good with your charisma 😛

    • BunBunMakeupTips

      @BAMBIx Purple lips?!?! HAHAHA! I don’t have the courage to walk the streets of Singapore with purple lips, seriously.
      So have you tried yellow/orange before? Sounds cool! I think I cannot go TOO yellow coz my skin has very yellow undertones. Once, I dyed my hair too golden-yellow and my friend said I look like Little Miss Sunshine. He didn’t mean it to be cute, more like I look like a yellow human being. HAHAA

      • BAMBIx

        @BunBunMakeupTips  @BAMBIx LOOOL, but purple that you put on your lip at the store does really look good. hehe
        I’ve never bleached my hair because normally my hair is soooo damaged. BAHAHA. Very dry hair, and fall a lottttt. Really don’t know why it’s fallen a lot :( In the past I get used to ironing my hair every morning. After I decided to lessen the use of flat iron since my hair is very dried (and because I’m lazy LOL, but still have to use sometimes) I had to cut it short. Then I find out that short hair does really help with my hair fall, but not all. I think I need to have undamaged hair first before thinking of any bleaching, haha.

  • Evonnz

    : D : D You start with the ends… then half the head. and soon it will be the whole head. HAHAHA. Welcome to the club darling! <3

    • BunBunMakeupTips

      @Evonnz You la! You la! influence me BAHAHAHA! Actually also coz Vim makes me feel very safe. Like I know my hair won’t go cui with all that dyeing and bleaching. =D

  • cicio_0

    So awesome 😀 Always wanted to do colors to my hair but so scared that it will damage it! I want to do red and black like Christina Aguilera did hers awhile back. I am loving your color…suits you so well too 😉 I think if I found the right place to do the hair I might just try it 😀 and yes I am glad to be back!!

    • BunBunMakeupTips

      @cicio_0 Red and black is a great combi! Strong and SEXY. You should try it! Thanks for the compliments, dear! I love my hair too! ^_^*

  • LouisaKoh1

    Hey Juli, do you know how much your salon charges for rebonding?

    • BunBunMakeupTips

      @LouisaKoh1 Hello Louisa! I’m not sure, but you could call them to enquire or leave them a message on their facebook page.
      68847757 (313 outlet) or 68370073 (bugis outlet)
      Also, there will be no surcharge and price increase during this festive period. So awezzomee!! Rem to quote Juli or Bun Bun Makeup Tips to get 10% off! =)

  • WeeLing

    HI! You’ve mentioned “I had another treatment boost this time, similar to the Cocktail Hair Treatment I did previously.” .. What is the ‘other treatment’ u did? :)

    • BunBunMakeupTips

      @WeeLing Oh! This was the second time I did the Cocktail treatment. I cannot remember exactly what were the different ‘ingredients’ added into the great treatment mixture. It could have been the same as the first but I cannot recall. You can check out my review on the first treatment here:
      Despite all the dyeing and bleaching, my hair has never felt healthier. The cocktail treatment has really improved my hair texture and tamed the frizz. =)

  • monicaannsantos

    Your hair is gorgeous! I love it! and the bak kwa looks yummy! I just found your blog and already read some of your posts, now I’m adding you to my reading list! :)

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