Friday, July 04, 2014


Today, I've something good to share!!! The wonderful Essensuals Bugis has decided to thank the people around them for their continuous support and that includes YOU. They'll be rewarding ANY three of you (who's currently reading this) to win absolutely attractive prizes!!!!!!!

First of all, lemme go about talking a little about my over exaggerated hair transformation.

Yes, I.... in the salon made a mountain out of molehill. I asked Glenn, my stylist so many questions filled with fear and paranoid simply because I've NEVER gotten out of comfort zone or actually never gotten anywhere with my hair. For all the time I've visited Essensuals Bugis, it's so typical of me to colour brown - according to Glenn, I've covered all shades of brown in the colour sample book hahahahaha. 

Why wasn't I adventurous with my hair? 

1. I had to seek permission for hair plans
Yes. Permission. Being contracted to an agency means surrendering your being to management. Hair is the crowning glory of a woman so it's an essential tool to clinching jobs. Any self-modification changes has to go through the agency for approval. This is detrimental because..... for instance, client has always known that model for her brown hair and just nice she fits the next shoot they're planning for. Client calls agency up and books the models. Model shows up in red or different coloured hair. Client would FLIP. First, this reflects poorly on the agency's reputation. Second, obvious poor communication between model and agency. Third, utterly unprofessional. 

If there's any drastic change in terms of hair i.e. the length, new photos have to be taken to update portfolio and composite card (something like a model's name card). It's a lot of trouble just for hair therefore we usually need to consult our agents before making any hair plans. And I'm so used to my hair being under the control of my agency, it's never occurred to me to do anything drastic in terms of colour as it'll cost me my jobs. The time I cut my hair short (above shoulder length), was a decision/suggestion from someone notable in the industry. For something I've never learnt to make decisions for and calling my own shot on it now, it's like baby birds learning how to fly.

2. My hair was not healthy to begin with
From all the shows and work I've done, constant hairspray, teasing, direct heat contact etc., my hair is definitely not in the state where I can afford any more damage....... till Essensuals Bugis nursed it back to health hehehee :') 

3. Most clients ain't adventurous
If I'm an European girl with a coloured hair, many would perceive me as cool and praise me for my individualistic character. However, being an Asian doesn't give me that sort of advantage and I'm pretty sure having colored hair equates to not getting runway/high fashion jobs.

Why the sudden change in decision?
I'm quitting my agency. With school and everything going on, I rather call my own shot and manage my own erratic schedule. Having control of what I can do and what I cannot do, just feels more comforting. Of course it is tougher also to handle everything myself now, since I'm used to having people doing it for me. Though so, I feel a lot more carefree right now despite the weights on my shoulders.... like my body and being now belongs to me. And, I do not have to care about my measurements as much as before.

This subtle green, to me, signifies the rebellion towards the system and new-found freedom. 


We would love you gift you with:
1. $30 worth Essensuals Bugis vouchers
2. Professional hair care & styling products
3. Membership card!!!

How to take part:
1. Simply complete this sentence, "I love Essensuals Bugis because....." below with an email for us to contact you (remember to be outstanding!)
OR 2. You can simply tag us (@essensualsbugis and @irinatyt) in any of your Instagram photos! Caption to complete the sentence #loveessensualsbugis because..... otherwise it's invalid! 
3. ALL ENTRIES SHOULD BE IN BY THIS WEEK! So hurry hurry guys~



  1. Estelle (huisze's friend)July 4, 2014 at 11:10 PM

    Hi Irina, random comment here but i've also (for the longest time) wanted to add a streak of loud colour in my hair. You look even more gorgeous now hehehe after seeing images of you, i've more reasons to finally add that streak!!!!!!!! :B

  2. I love Essensuals Bugis because they can transform a plain Jane (like me) to be an individual that exudes great confidence with his/her newly beautified hairstyle. Basically, they perform crazy hair magic.

  3. I love Essensuals Bugis because WHO DOESN'T LOVE GREAT HAIR? My hairdo had been the same since forever and I am dying for a change! Not to mention, I am finally stepping into adulthood, I want to spice up my life with a quirky funky new hairstyle that I believe only Essensuals Bugis can offer!!

  4. Hi, may i ask if your hair is layered and naturally curled? I really love your hair and how it looks so natural with the curls.