Amber Meyer comes from Canada and has been living in Beijing for three years. Before becoming a parent, she worked as a stem cell technologist, collecting, processing, and treating patients with hematopoietic stem cells. Meyer now homeschools her two sons who are four and five. In the night time she teaches some religious classes and works for Days for Girls. It is a non-profit organization that provides access to products making it possible for underprivileged girls to still attend school during times of menstruation. Meyer admits to not having a daily routine for her hair and makeup, but likes wearing makeup for church and events.
To give this hardworking mother a break, we treated her to a pamper day at the Catherine de France hair and beauty salon. Meyer was truly up for anything and put all her trust in Wendy Wang, a master stylist at the salon. Wang is great with curls and has lots of clients who come to her to tame their curly locks. Wang felt very creative and she wanted to do two looks, one with Meyer’s natural curly hair and one with her hair straightened.
Before we started the makeover Meyer had a nice relaxing hair wash. “This was so relaxing I almost fell asleep,” Meyer confessed. Wang started by cutting her hair in a hip inverted bob, shorter in the back and longer in the front. Wang has a special way of cutting curly hair that we never saw before; she rolls the hair in the curls and gives it some cuts with her scissors, so layers are cut into the curls.
Wang put some highlights in Meyer’s hair in a crisscross pattern, and then put in a bright red “rock star” streak on the right side of Meyers hair. The colors on the rest of the hair became a nice warm red. Wang then blow dried as naturally as possible to emphasize Meyer’s curls.
After the curly look, Wang styled Meyer’s hair and straightened it for a sleeker look.
Wang gave Meyer a bold lip and smoky eyes. When Meyer got home after a long pampering day, her two boys were so happy to see her but were honest enough to ask her, “Why do you have that on your face?” They also commented “Your hair is red!” Husband Peter (a pilot) was away on a flight, but thought Meyer looked amazing in the pictures. Meyer felt truly pampered and so pretty and wished every mother could have a day at Catherine De France Hair and Beauty Salon.
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Photos by Uni You
This article originally appeared on page 14-15 of beijingkids 2017 February Issue. Download the digital version here.