Monthly Archives: September 2014

//September

Wella Malaysia – Hair Coloring Seminar

First of all,

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THANK YOU Wella Malaysia for sponsoring hair coloring seminar to my social project… At first it was just a thought , a thought to partner with Wella Malaysia to provide hairdressing education to DignityForChildren Foundation.. And today , it’s really happening. Thank God for open doors that I can diverse my training for the students .

This training actually inspire most of them to see a different perspective of a proffesional hairdresser. Today they’ve learnt so much even though it’s just about the basic of hair coloring. Today they covered the subject on hair structure, color coding system , depth of color and coloring mixture.

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The lecturer from Wella, Mr Chua… has been working with Wella more than 20years…a humble guy and expert in this trade of hairdressing . It always feels great to gather fellow peers in this industry to capture the same vision with me.. At the end, all of us can do small little things that can bring a big difference .

It was a full day of class from 10am to 3:30pm… Mr Chua first taught the students on the structure of hair and the science behind hair coloring. It was an interactive session and all the students are very active in asking questions. Mr Chua is very impressed and admire these students’ attitude and passion in learning.

One more thing that I’m really grateful – One of my client who flew back from UK for holiday and get to know what I’m doing , decided to bless an amount of money which blessed lunch for everyone today…

After lunch , some of the students went to a corner in that training center that’s full of magazines… They’re so excited as all the magazines were fashion and hair magazines. They spent quite awhile browsing it…It was later I realized that it was all out dated magazines where Wella Malaysia is in the midst of disposing or give it to the recycle company. Mr Chua decided to ask if they would like to have it because they’re trying to dispose it anyway…some of the students were so happy as if they found gold…

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To them, they get to see and inspired by all the beautiful pics of hair and styles of fashion….reminded of how I started this career 12years ago…..simply because, I just love hair…
As i journey in this project more, I’m learning more each day. Seeing the joy of their face when they were given this magazines reminded me of how simple things can actually bring joy into our life… Sometimes, we over look many things and forgotten simple joy in small little things. All we have to do , is to reignite that childlike spirit within us… and enjoy !

Towards the end of the day, all of them were also trained to wash and style hair. It was so funny to see their reaction as they first hands on doing shampooing on model..

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The students begin to feel what it feels like to work in an actual salon. I believe this experience will enhance their passion more .. It tells through their face expression

There’ll be another training up in couple of weeks time. This time will be more of a practical lesson where they will do actual hair coloring on real people , real hair 🙂

3pm….

time to go home…..

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3:40pm head back to Dignity For Children school in Sentul…..

meanwhile in the van,

at first all still awake…..

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After 10 min ride home …..

all KO..

😀

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It was definitely a fun and tiring day for all of them.. But I guess, it’s worth it. Im really blessed to see these students enjoyed the lessons and be able to help them see again, that they can make a living out of this passion …. and ultimately, break free from the “underprivileged” mindset….

spoke to some of the students personally…there’s actually so many struggles that these students is facing…there’s only so much that I can do ..

To give them a hope, to help them to see a future, that is my greatest joy. I believe in transforming their lives through a pair of scissor. I hope that I can gather more like minded hairdresser to join me in this “movement” …to make a difference through a pair of scissor…

before I end this post,

Wanna share about this few weeks ago but got too busy… something touches my heart deeply few weeks ago.i saw one of my student’s drawing that she drew secretly..

One of my student , Juno..drew this .

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It was written on top “ambition” and a drawing of herself with some hairdressing tools and ended with “hairdresser” at the bottom… I’m glad that this project sow a seed of hope in to one soul. Thank GOD for inspiring Juno to be a professional hairdresser one day..She’s able to see her future as a hairdresser. And each day of training, she’s one step closer ….

Afterall, if you can’t change the world.. Why not change someone’s world.

Cheers.

LEX

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Good Samaritan Home , Klang

Merdeka..

National Day was yesterday , and today is another offday for most of us:)  For many years, I’ve been working during public holidays especially on National Day. This year is different,  I run my own business now and I get to decide when I’m off and yes , it’s a personal “Merdeka” for me.

So, a group of us led by Debbie Teong , headed to The Good Samaritan Home in Klang. Some of us in charge in playing games with the kids…. While me, with my 3 newly trained barber of less than a minute LOL… I encouraged my buddies to tag along and cut hair together with me .. It’s easy as most of the boys we required to cut really short . Basically , bald.  the hairstyle was easy , standard .  Mrs Wong , the caretaker of this home insisted on NO.2 hairstyle …..

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these kids were really active and jovial. Unlike the orang asli kids who were more shy and timid. I guess it’s the environment they grew up that mould their personality.  Some of us lead the game and these kids can really shout and laugh..

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meet Timothy , my fav kid… he has the most charming smile 🙂image image imageimageimage  image

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Had the opportunity to cut hair for the founder of this home , Ps. Albert .

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Ps Albert shared about his journey of building this home since 14years ago. A calling that God has appointed him. Indeed it wasn’t easy and he is definitely a very down to earth and humble pastor….

 

Been cutting hair  non stop for 2hours .  Total haircuts more than 20kids. It was tiring but our team is more than blessed . As we are heading back, these kids came and gave us a hug 🙂

 

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The smiles. Priceless .

Promised Ps Albert and Mrs Wong to volunteer myself again for haircut service every month.

 

LEX

 

 

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