The Reluctant Stylista

This year, I’ve tried to move on from my sidecut.  Not that I didn’t love it anymore–it’s still my favorite hair cut–but it’s been a pretty common style nowadays, and one can get tired of the same comments on repeat.  And besides, I started going to meetings with a more corporate feel to them, and I thought a subtler style would be more handy.  So now I’m growing out the sidecut–but I couldn’t resist, and I did a new, more subtle undercut:

Growing Out an Undercut

Growing Out an Undercut

So this new undercut goes all the way from ear to ear, including the nape.  I have much thinner hair now.  I do miss the thickness of my original hair, but I know it’s only a short time before my sidecut grows out–and that’s quite a handful already.  It’ll be thicker again once it’s long enough to tie up (and it almost is!  Just after 8 months.  Not bad).

One of the questions I get most often is–how do you grow out a sidecut?

I thought it would be a lot more difficult, to be honest, and especially because I have wavy-curly hair.  It does pouf on one side, and it looks awkward, but I always  fix it with a hair pin or a barrette.  That keeps one side nice and flat, so it looks like you just styled your hair with a side part.  It doesn’t look much different as to how your hair would normally fall during the time you’ve been keeping the sidecut.

Status Salon Tomas Morato Quezon City

In the photo above, I just had my hair styled and colored by Status Hair Salon in Tomas Morato, Quezon City.  I had to take my usual hair pin out because of course, they had to shampoo, color and blow dry my hair.  So you can see, one side is a little poufy.

I recommend Status Hair Salon if you’re in the area, because they have pretty affordable rates for good service.  This is where Azta used to be, if you can remember–which is where I got my first ombre.  Ironically, Status is the first salon I’ve gone to for covering the old ombre for an overhaul and an even coloring.  So it’s like coming full circle!

Status Salon with Ana, Fashionista Commuter

Ana (of Fashionista Commuter) and I had our colors done side by side at Status, but she opted for a cool purple hue.  Here, when I gather more hair to the side where it used to have the sidecut, it’s less poufy because the longer locks are weighing them down.

Status Hair Salon - Alex Lapa

My color is all done! You can still see the ombre here, but it evened out a bit more after a few washes.

Schwarzkopf BC Color Freeze Shampoo

They recommended Schwarzkopf Color Freeze shampoo to make the color last.  It’s currently my favorite because it’s sulfate-free and quite mild.  My scalp is very picky and even some of my favorite shampoos in the past like Bedhead will cause it to itch after prolonged use.  Right now I rotate this with 2 other shampoos–my medicated one and Neutrogena’s Anti-residue shampoo.

Aside from Tomas Morato, Status Hair Salon also has branches in Eastwood in Robinsons Galleria.  Here are the rates:

Status Hair Salon services rate sheet

A sketch to their Tomas Morato branch:

Status Hair Salon Tomas Morato Quezon City

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