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Have a Great Hair Day 24/7 with These BGC Salons

by Chinggay Labrador
August 15, 2018

Salons in the city have seen an evolution from the neighborhood “parlors” your grandmothers frequented (some of which are still around), to swanky hotspots that are as urban as the next club or designer store.

These modern-day oases provide brief pockets of pampering and tranquility, which have become essential to folks immersed in city life. In Taguig’s bustling CBD, you'll find plenty of salons catering to both men and women, providing everything from basic treatments like mani-pedis and foot scrubs, to fine-tuned, technical services like precision haircuts and expert hair color jobs.

Whichever style of pampering you want, whether you have six hours to spare in your day for a complicated cut and color or a quick 30 minutes for a simple chair massage, make sure to include these top salons in your beauty itinerary.

1. La Provence Modern Salon and Beauty Café

Transport yourself to the French countryside and get yourself some well-deserved pampering in this Wella Professionals flagship. Decorated with a mélange of charming murals, La Provence offers fashion-forward services that range from eyebrow embroidery to waxing and threading; massages to manicures and pedicures at the aptly named Le Nail Bar; as well as haircuts, color, and treatments. The prices at La Provence are flexible, covering a wide range of budgets. Women’s haircuts range from ₱500 to ₱2500, while men’s haircuts go for ₱400 to ₱1500.

The piece de resistance at this charming salon is its café component. If you’ve ever sat on a salon chair for hours, you’ll know that having a bite during your wait can ease the experience. La Provence’s menu consists of classic French concoctions such as sweet and savory crepes and sandwiches.

La Provence Modern Salon and Beauty Café
3/F Central Square Mall
30th Street corner 5th Avenue
BGC, Taguig
(02) 824 0699
(02) 964 7203
(0917) 808 3425

2. Jesi Mendez Salon

A stalwart in the beauty industry, Jesi Mendez has been in the business for over 40 years now. A former fashion designer and illustrator, Mendez became fascinated by salons in the '70s, when he began tucking into the salon that was located right below his atelier.

Today, the range of services that Jesi Mendez Salon offers is expansive, making it a great one-stop shop for full-on beauty treatments. Whether you want to step in for a quick blowout before a big event (₱330 / ₱450), get a luxurious Argan, Kerastase, or Keratin treatment (₱1100 to ₱8000), or need to give your nails a refresh with a classic, spa, paraffin, or gel manicure and pedicure, you won’t have to think twice, given Jesi Mendez’s long-standing track record of quality salon services. Think no-fuss basics that work, every time.

Jesi Mendez Salon
The Fort Pointe Building
7th Avenue Corner 28th Street
BGC, Taguig
(02) 809 4688

3. Creations by Lourd Ramos

Known for his attention to detail and dedication to his craft, Lourd Ramos has earned a name in beauty as a hairstylist, hair expert, and as a creative director for his salons found all over the city. Its Stopover location is situated at one of BGC’s up and coming corners, providing corporate folk and condo residents a chance to unwind and pamper themselves without breaking the bank.

The vibrant salon is warm, colorful, and urban—a reflection of the on-trend cuts and color jobs that Creations has become known for. And for cuts that range ₱350 to ₱950, hair treatment options that won’t go over ₱1000, and color jobs that run from ₱2000 to ₱2500, the salon proves that it’s possible to access the latest styles at a friendly budget.

Creations by Lourd Ramos
3/F Bonifacio Stopover
31st Street corner 2nd Avenue
BGC, Taguig
(0945) 813 2831

4. The List Salon Spa Dermatology

INSTAGRAM: thelistsalon

Salons that offer the basics can be found everywhere in the city, but places that accommodate walk-ins, no muss no fuss, are a rare breed. The List is a great place to visit for those who find themselves out and about in BGC, with some spare time to go in for a quick cut or a hair treatment. This salon offers everything you need without the dated “parlor” aesthetic.

What makes The List more interesting is that its services go beyond the conventional salon menu. Its spa offerings are comprehensive, including everything from ear candling (₱780) to facials (₱500 to ₱1000), and massages (₱500 to ₱700) to foot and body scrubs (₱350 to ₱2000). The List also has in-house dermatology services that include treatments, peels, and laser hair removal.

The List is a convenient spot to drop into when you find yourself with extra time, but also a spa to purposefully visit when you’re ready to go more in-depth with your beauty regimen.

The List Salon Spa Dermatology
B3 Lane P corner 7th Avenue
Bonifacio High Street, BGC, Taguig
(0928) 352 0700

5. Natural HYPE®

INSTAGRAM: gtotheelo

Many people search for Zen and relaxation when heading to a salon, but most of the time end up in a sea of chatter, noisy blowouts, and a staff that oversells and overextends itself. Tranquility is key when you want a full-on transformative experience, and nowhere is this more accessible than at Natural Hype®. Run by Japanese stylist Fumio Ohnishi, the small-sized salon is quiet, serene, and modern—providing the perfect atmosphere for some top quality pampering.

Natural Hype® posts its calendar through its social media channels, and it’ll do you well to set an appointment, as seats and slots are limited. Not only does this guarantee you focused attention from Ohnishi, it also makes the entire cut and color process more streamlined. Whether you know exactly what you want for your hair, or would like some guided direction toward the cut that works for you, the Natural Hype® experience provides exactly what you need.

Natural HYPE®
2-D Blue Sapphire, 30th Street corner 2nd Avenue
Crescent Park West
BGC, Taguig
(02) 478 4226

6. Studio Fix by Alex Carbonell

INSTAGRAM: rain_407

Alex Carbonell has become synonymous with celebrity cuts for over a decade, and for good reason. The stylist and creative director specializes in cuts, color jobs, and treatments that grow out beautifully. Whether he performs a dry cut, designs color and highlights that frame your face and work with your complexion, or walks you through soft-set curls, his artistry allows your mane to evolve, adapt, and change weeks and months after your cut.

Studio Fix at Shangri-La The Fort matches Carbonell’s aptitude with its streamlined interiors, subtle use of color, and modern, expansive spaces. Whether you’re walking in for a blowout, are making an appointment to have your makeup done for a special event, or are in need of a head, shoulder, and back massage, you know you’ll be treated with the utmost care at this landmark establishment.

Studio Fix by Alex Carbonell
2/F Shangri-la The Fort
30th Street corner 5th Avenue
BGC, Taguig (02) 805 3918

7. JuRo Salon Exclusif

INSTAGRAM: jurosalonexclusif

Jude Hipolito and Rose Velasco have perfected the balance between precision cuts and intensive color jobs for almost 20 years now. Vidal Sassoon-trained Hipolito gives each of his clients’ ‘dos a proper analysis and in-depth look before making recommendations, while Rose inspects one’s history, lifestyle, and look before talking you through her process. JuRo’s customers don’t just get a complete and transformative makeover with every salon visit, they also receive an education on how hair color works and why a certain cut will work for them.

The duo has become known for being sticklers for perfection, which clients experience with every snip and stroke of color. Jude also brews an excellent cup of coffee, which is a definite perk to every visit. Despite the high price range, JuRo attracts both local and international customers because of their incredible skill set, and more than that, their ability to engage in great conversation and retain long and lasting relationships among their clients-turned-friends.

JuRo Salon Exclusif
Unit 2D Kensington Place
1st Avenue corner 29th Street
BGC, Taguig
(02) 822 5673

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About Chinggay
Chinggay Labrador is a freelance writer and published author. She also runs Practical Magic, a tarot business, which specializes in readings that aim to bring the magic of intuition together with practical, everyday guidance. When she’s not writing or slinging cards, Chinggay practices and teaches yoga and meditation, finds inspiration through travel, and bakes super fudge brownies. Find her on Instagram at @practical_magical and @superrrfudge.

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