Project Manager Voon Wei Art Direction Mils Gan Styling Lim Lee Ann Production Assistance Vanessa Lim Talent Coordination & Editorial Assistance Hanan Khair Director Brian Fang/M8 Videographers Howard Tu, Ricky Hang and Hao Nan/M8 Video Editor Shu Xuan/M8 Still Photography Xiang Makeup Chin Mun Hair Zac Lee
It would be hard to deny that for most of us, our hair is our crowning glory. Our hair is so much a part of us – it’s so wrapped up in our identity that sometimes, we don’t realise that our hair also grows with us and changes as we go through the phases of our lives.
Just like we might remember major milestones in our lives, in between, in and out, our hair is there with us (even if it is wrapped under a hijab!). You’ll probably remember that terrible hair colour you’ve done – even more so than your first kiss. You’ll remember that day you got “The Rachel” ’do or the most amazing balayage — probably even more than the details of what happened during prom or your first day of work.
It really is just all about how you felt in that given moment. And speaking about our hair can evoke so much emotion.
So, taking on the #10YearChallenge that was all over social media, we speak to four ladies about a #10YearHairChallenge to see where their hair was back then, their 10 year hair journey since then, and how their hair is now. We mean, if our hair could speak, imagine the things it would say!
Hit play on the video below to hear from the ladies themselves, and scroll through to see their stories.
Turning Up the Volume – Yeda Ng
When you’re in your 20s, you go through so many look transformations because you’re much more experimental. Yeda had very long hair 10 years ago but had to resort to maintaining short hair about four years ago because she battled eczema that affected the scalp. “I had to cut my hair short because of my skin allergies. It was just easier to maintain it that way,” she tells us. “But really, I think I look good in any style — short or long!”
Now in her 30s, Yeda says she’s just really embracing long hair and miraculously, despite the eczema, her hair just started growing thicker and thicker. It made her give it even more love! “I really do appreciate my hair a lot more now. Right now, my hair is thicker and healthier than in the past. When it’s long like this, I love how I can style it more and more, thanks to its length,” she said. And she pampers her hair now that it’s thicker and more voluminous. “I trim my own hair and take time to care for it every day. I also do at-home hair treatments.”
Now that she has new-found freedom to enjoy her hair’s length and texture, Yeda lets it dry naturally on most days. But when she’s going out at night or has a special occasion, she loves giving it a bit of volume with curls. “On a normal day, I just dry it and leave it straight. It honestly just makes me look younger,” she laughs. “But when I have a special event or I’m going out at night, I love to curl my hair,” she says.
The Philips StyleCare Prestige Auto Curler is most recommended because it’s so easy to use, and you get salon-worthy results in just seconds. “The most useful tool I’ve discovered is this Auto Curler. It’s great for someone who’s not great at curling their hair manually,” she says. “It’s so handy and user-friendly… I just need to put my hair in and it curls automatically! It comes out exactly like how it looks in the salon,” she enthuses.
“I really enjoy using it,” Yeda says of the Auto Curler. Tap play to see Yeda’s Hair Talks, and the Auto Curler in action.