At last week's Star Awards, stars such as Kym Ng, Andie Chen and Bonnie Loo were seen backstage before the show with cards clipped to their hair. Is this some weird new hair trend, a hairstylist trick for amazeballs hair or one of those bizarre things stars do to get luck on their side at the Star Awards? Turns out, it's a little bit of all three.
We called Ryan Yap, a stylist at Passion Hair Salon, who used the playing cards on Kym and Andie, and he laughs, "No lah, it's just to flatten hair!" Apparently, it's a trick hair professionals use to flatten hair that is short and poufy — they hairspray a section of hair, then clip a flat object against the hair. All kinds of cards and even tissue paper have been used, but this is the first time playing cards have made such a big appearance at the Star Awards. Just for fun, Kym Ng chose "Ban-Luck" cards to attach to her locks, a 10 of Hearts and an Ace of Hearts. Guess they brought her good fortune, as she picked up her 9th Top 10 popularity award (one more to go, Kym!). Too bad Andie's Queen of Clubs didn't bestow upon him the same blessing — the actor went home empty-handed. Elsewhere, newbies Bonnie Loo and Denise Camillia Tan got carded too, with specially-printed cards from Hairloom Salon (we're guessing the cards were printed for this purpose?).
So now you know. Do try this at home.