10 Favorite Hairstylists of Manila's Most Discerning
A list of T&C’s favorite hairstylists and their respective salons.
1. TINETTE OZAMIZ PUYAT OF TINETTE & CO.
Tinette’s has been around for more than 23 years. Owner and creative director Tinette Ozamiz Puyat first opened on Pasong Tamo, Makati before settling at San Antonio Plaza. The salon has a highly skilled and experienced team of staff and stylists, but Ozamiz Puyat’s magical touch is a must if you want the full Tinette’s experience.
San Antonio Plaza, McKinley Road, Forbes Park
2. TENG ROMA OF EMPHASIS SALON
Emphasis has been the go-to of society's top names since it opened in 2000. Vicente “Teng” Roma redefined the model for salons by combining his knowledge and skills with premier services. The hairstylist-entrepreneur is known for his cutting-edge work amplified by his personal touch.
Joya Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati
3. CHIYO TAGAMI OF SEI SALON
In 2004, Chiyo Tagami came to the Philippines and sought to change the “Filipinos’ conservative take on their long black hair.” In the following years, Tagami used her Japanese heritage to give clients cool, modern cuts. She sadly left the Philippines last March.
6/F, Republic Glass Building, 196, Salcedo Street corner Aguirre Street, Legaspi Village, Makati
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4. JUDE HIPOLITO AND ROSE VELASCO OF JURO SALON EXCLUSIF
Owned by Jude Hipolito and Rose Velasco,
Unit 2D, Kensington Place, 1st Avenue corner 29th Street, Crescent Park West, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
5. JING MONIS OF JING MONIS SALON
Jing Monis has a made a name as a hair and makeup artist for the “country’s top photographers, fashion designers, fashion and beauty editors, advertising creative directors, models, celebrity endorsers” for over 25 years. Though his eight salon branches make him busy, Monis still attends to clients on a regular basis.
3/F, Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas, Makati
6. LOURD RAMOS OF CREATIONS BY LOURD RAMOS
With 18 years of experience as a hairstylist, Lourd Ramos has definitely made a name for himself. Creations, which he established in 2010, has several branches in the city. Ramos makes sure to visit each branch regularly to attend to his many clients.
3/F, Bonifacio Stop Over, Rizal Drive, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
7. HENRI CALAYAG OF HENRI CALAYAG SALON
You know you’re in good hands with Henri Calayag, one of the country’s top hair masters, whether it be a trendy hairstyle or a simple trim. His Greenbelt salon not only assures you great service
The Residences at Greenbelt, Esperanza Street, Greenbelt, Makati
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8. ALEX CARBONELL OF STUDIO FIX BY ALEX CARBONELL
Located at Greenbelt 5’s topmost floor, Studio Fix is one of the country’s most celebrated hair salons. The mastermind behind it is Alex Carbonell, who previously served as chief creative and learning director for Bench’s Fix salons nationwide. Carbonell specializes in layered cuts that grow out beautifully. Check out his Instagram and see his work for yourself.
4/F, Greenbelt 5, Esperanza Street, Makati, Metro Manila
9. BE BEAUTIFUL FOR HIM
Be Beautiful For Him (“Him” refers to God) is one of Makati’s best-kept secrets. It’s been around since the ‘60s and is a stone’s throw away from the Bel-Air and Rockwell neighborhoods. The women of BBFH are ever reliable and speedy workers who specialize in multi-tasking. Another treat that clients come back for
8485 Kalayaan Avenue, Barangay Poblacion, Makati