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My trip to Hair Philosophie Salon

I'm not just looking for a new hairstyle whenever I go to a salon. I'm looking to chill in a well-decorated, quiet area, without having to worry if my hair will turn out right. That's why I prefer mid-range to high-end salons (and spas, too!). I can reasonably expect that their staff is well-trained and professional, and the place discreet and relaxing.

One of the newest salons in the metro is Hair Philosophie, which I visited last Thursday. It is located in Tordesillas St., Salcedo Village Makati, near Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. The place is classy and spacious, with a lot of natural light coming in through the glass walls. I felt so at home! It really is one of the best-looking salons I've visited in the past few years. See for yourself -

The entrance

Work area

Gorgeous right? The staff is courteous (of course, they know I'm visiting to review the salon) and professional. I was supposed to get an expensive curl-defining treatment, but after telling them that I don't want anything too harsh on my hair, we settled on a hair spa treatment.

It was a fairly straightforward procedure. They slathered some cream on my hair and scalp then let it steep for about 30-45 minutes. Then they washed it off and gave me a layered hair cut, as I requested.

Here's the final result!

Ta dah!

The day after I washed and blowdried it on my own. What do you think?

My hair felt super duper soft and bouncy after it was blowdried. I swear, I kept touching it throughout the day. :P The hair cut was nice as well. I guess my only comment is that the volumizing treatment I got didn't volumize by much. My hair pretty much returned to its thin self by the end of the day.

Will I come back to Hair Philosophie? Probably, if I'm in the area! I live in The Fort so it's out of the way for me, but the thing is, there's no salon in my area that I particularly like anyway. I liked Junel, my stylist, because he seemed honest with his hair advice and wasn't pushy. You should look him up!

Here are more photos of the salon and the price list:

The waxing/threading room

Futuristic shampoo chairs!

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Look for this sign as you traverse Tordesillas St. You won't miss it!

You can find Hair Philosophie at 117 Tordesillas St. corner Bautista st. Ground Floor Finman Building, Salcedo Village, Makati. Tel nos. 0917 5717717 or 02-836 7681.

Follow Hair Philosophie on Facebook! They're also on Twitter @hairphilo. 

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