Thursday, June 21, 2012

Number76 @ Midvalley

Mom was complaining forever about my hair. How messy it is. How unruly. How untidy. How un-glam. How un-girl. How unkept. Basically she used up every vocabulary she knows to tell how much she hates the condition of my hair *laughs*

Since we were in Midvalley, I suddenly recalled the famous Number76 Salon that every girl blogger seems to praise about. Found it easily although it was tucked away at the corner of Northpoint (cause it was near Japan Foundation! Never knew got salon downstairs!)

Decided to risk it and for the first time in my life, paid a total sum of 76 McDonald's sundae cones for a haircut. Maybe it's normal for many people out there but it was definitely around 3 months supply of McD sundaes! (well then again, rm76 included wash and massage) O_O And I never expected the place to be packed even on a weekday. Talk bout "laku!" (popular)

Had Steve Koh cut my hair..(Cause if you want a Japanese to cut, it would be an extra rm20...20 McD sundaes O_O and honestly Steve is effing Japanese. Doesn't feel like Malaysian at all ) Erm...LOL* Pretty much explained my whole experience. I think he asked me to smile cause I can look pretty glum/fierce during a haircut cause for one, I can't effing see anything without my spects! I will feel so silly if I smile while I'm half blind and how I know what the heck are you doing to my hair?? -_-

One thing I loved about the salon was that they did not push / try to sell any product. He was actually really helpful, like he could sense (or tell from my hair condition) that I am a lazy fuss free person, so he taught me the simplest way of blow drying my hair. But the way he teach, really like teaching small kid-_- bah.

And I guess they know best when he rejected my fringe idea. Last time any salon would just cut after I say it and my mom always like to say I look like I'm wearing a helmet (or sa gua) -_- Thanks mom. I'm your flesh and blood ley!

Oh! he is also the first hairstylist that did not mention anything bout my bald spot T_T *bless his kind soul*
 
The mainmainmain point is......veryvery important ....is the day after, when you wash your hair, whether a not the cut is still great (or at least presentable) after that. I can safely say it is :D

AND OMG, HE KNOWS I CUT MY OWN FRINGE!-_-
he was like "NO CUT. NO CUT. Let it grow" and holding, showing me my fringe.
that bad meh my cutting skills?!-_-


number76 Mid Valley:
A-G-2, Ground Floor, North Point, Mid Valley 
TEL: +603 2287 0661/0662
EMAIL: info@76style.com
STORE HOURS: 10:30 - 19:30 (Closed on Monday)

34 comments:

  1. hhhmmm............
    so how do u look like after the cut??

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    1. actually i look....normal LOL! just much neater :P

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  2. So I guess that 76 sundaes cones worth of hair cut is actually worth it? :P Maybe I should give them a try too!

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    1. LOL more worth than my previous random rm35 haircuts la. but definitely wont be going on a regular basis...maybe one year twice?? ouch ma...^^'' but definitely worth a try at least. everyone seems to love their ombre hair service though!

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    2. I have problem leaving you a new comment, ms bulat. So I 'tumpang' here instead ;)
      Why never show the new you? :P

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    3. LOLOL!!~ Paisehpaiseh*
      look normal dy after wash his styling~~

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  3. OMG!!! That is seriously a nice drawing!!! *Subscribe*

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  4. he is a really nice man who keeps giving great advice! :) i have to stop cutting my own fringe too :X :X

    Latest: Pretty Whitesoot

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    1. hahahaha! at least i am not the only one who cuts :P

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  5. Haha, those hairdressers can spot unusual things on the hair - like you cutting it or doing something wrong with it. But till today, I still opt for the cheap RM15/cut saloon - cannot afford such an expensive style on my head. :P

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    1. T_T don't like that. I first time also! wallet pain **

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  6. wow. so cute! I will put u under my blogroll (Illustrated blogger) =)

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  7. First time at your blog. Your drawings are so sweet <3 And you make me feel even more inclined to try out number76 XP

    I'm also starting my own illustrations. Although i'll still have picture posts. Hope you have a look at my blog and tell me what you think :)

    Ta!

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    1. :D:D Lemme know if you do go there to cut!
      Just remember to discuss with them first what style you would like etcetc!:)
      The stylist I had showed an example frm a magazine befre cutting

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  8. I saw your comments on my blog, and so I try to search for your blog too.

    And I totally fall for your cute illustration!
    You now have a new follower aka me :P

    I saw this number76 too at cheesie's blog, but never thought of going there, because..*see my wallet* sigh....
    I'm the same gal like you too, I seldom care for my hair, that's why it looks fussy and messy. Never had a good time at saloon before, either they keep pushing their products, or I ended up being dragged to those aunties saloon by my mom...(we all know what happens after that la..)

    But after reading your post, maybe I should start going for a good saloon.
    Will try number76, thanks for the recommendation ya :)

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    1. hahaha I understand you totally bout the auntie saloons.

      my mom at first did not really think her haircut was worth rm96 (Japanese hairstylist will be this price O_O) but after like...3-4 days? she suddenly said that the cut is good! she loves it more than her previous trusted stylist (but it's those rm35 aunt saloon type) she said she will definitely go back! O_O I did not expect such positive feedback from my mom haha

      I guess it's worth the first cut then after that you can follow up trimmings at some other normal random stylist outside? Also,maybe better discuss with them bout what hairstyle you would prefer, length etc) though mine DID show me an example first before cutting. Im just too "anything" to care. hahaha

      If you cut your hair like once a year or so, I guess the price is okay...after dividing it by 12 months! :P hahahahaha~

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  9. i just saw this post. i know i'm late xD but i really like your drawings :D and i was thinking of seeing if number 76style can somehow tame my dry, curly hair that every hairdresser cannot fix T.T

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    1. omgosh! Sorry fr missing your comment!
      Did you manage to try salon76 in the end? :)
      So far everyone who went there are all satisfied customers!

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  10. love your review :) has convinced to color and cut my hair there :D

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    1. ^^ All the best for your haircut!!~ I will go back when it is near CNY~

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  11. Oh yeah, love ur cute n funny drawings :)
    I would also like to try out there to fix my getting messy and fluffy hair.
    My bf's relatives have thrown their very "honest" opinion on my hair. TT
    By the way, I hope that I'm managed to try my poor English to communicate with them...

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    1. Hello! Don't worry bout the communication part!~ if not can always opt fr local senior/junior hairstylist. They can speak canto/mandarin ^^

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  12. The drawings are CUTE! but yea I do feel the wallet pain of wanna-try-this-salon. lol..but anyway I think they should be better than those "famous/well-known" hair salon around in malaysia (you probably know which few "famous" salon). Those salon always mess up my hair, and i ended up with hairstylist-phobia *LOL*

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    1. hahah I guess everyone has somewhat a hairstyle phobia experience! I had horrible haircuts when I was in secondary school *scared* Oh btw, I saw that groupon (or some other discount website) were having some promo for 76 saloon. RM45 (i think) for haircut + wash for 1st time customer if you buy the promo. Worth trying! :)

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  13. Just wanted to leave my opinion.I just wana share my 3 times experience for this saloon good and bad. First time I went to Midvalley branch n i made an appointment a week before but when i arrived to the saloon the person in charge said that there was no appointment made by me. Then the stylist is not able to comunicate well with customers in english in order to understand what the customer wants. So i think the problem is communication. Yoshi cut and colour my hair which was great the first time round because it was not so crowded. 2nd time was done by Steve because Yoshi was off so i rebond my hair & did ultrasonic treatment. My complaint would be that after treatment is done i will be waiting in my chair for 45 min for the stylist to come back and do a quick trim which last only 5-10 min. The result was nuthin special but very simple and normal styling. 3rd time was with Yoshi for treatment ,straighten,color and cut. The saloon was full with people and Yoshi spent less than 15 min overall with me thru out the 4 1/2 hour but i am paying for his rate? Another new girl Melanie was the one who did my hair. I was also surprised that hair RELAXING for short hair below shoulder cost rm 400 when i was billed in the end? Is that the correct price as i saw REBONDING for short hair cost only rm 300 on your website but mine is not REBONDING it is just RELAXING which no one told me till the end ? Total bill cameup to rm 948 ( director rm98, ultrasonic 250, colour short hair 200, straighten relaxing 400) The only good thing is my hair was healthier from the ultrasonic trtmnt. But when i came back home my hair in the insides with curly roots were still curly and my fringe is not even straight. So i am dissapointed with the curly result though i paid rm400 to get it straighten. No one told me about what i could do with the points i had collected too . I just feel like i overpaid for service done by a junior with mediocre results that any other saloon would do better for half the price . So does No.76 concentrate more on famous bloggers hair & magazine to get publicity but in reality normal customers dont get special treatment ?? ;(

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  14. * typo i meant i saw the price stated on their website not urs ><

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    1. oops! sorry for missing your comment & So sorry to hear bout your not-very-pleasant experience at 76. Maybe you can mail them and tell them bout this? At least they are aware and customer feedback is always good for improvement as well :)

      I understand how you feel when the stylist spends around 15 minutes during peak hours/season. haha cause that was what happen when I went there during CNY. Though I was a bit shocked/upset that I am paying so much for just 15 minutes of service, but the after cut (erm...means like now it has been around 3 months since CNY) the cut is still good, my hair doesn't grow out of shape.

      So I believe although it was just 15 minutes, he (mine is Steve) did the cut professionally and in the shortest time possible so that other guests wouldn't have to wait so long :)

      Though that being said, maybe next time I will pick a non-peak time and go back on weekdays instead. haha :D

      As for communication, my mom always picks the Japanese stylist(s) and if there is anything, usually the receptionist will help or the junior stylists (which are usually malaysian) will assist in getting my mom's message through. So far it worked well :)

      I always go to the Midvalley branch :)

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  15. i made an appoinmnt with steve koh..for cut and blowdry the price is rm98 wont be any hidden charge rite???????????

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    1. Hello Hanis,
      As per my experience there is no hidden charge. RM98 is inc wash, cut and blow dry:) As long you don't add any extra services such as Tansan, etc during the process!

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  16. your account of your hair cut with Steve is exactly how I felt when I went for my hair cut with him! :D love your drawings btw

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    1. oops* sorry~ didn't see your comment!
      Hahaha!! Good to know I am not the only one!

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