They Grant 'DreamHair' Wishes at Hairshaft SalonMonday, March 03, 2014
I finally found the perfect salon, and it's a match made in heaven. I have been sharing my hair misadventures here in my blog so I'm sure you already know that I have given up going to salons altogether.
My friend and fellow blogger Angela of Lush Angel (thanks luv! huuuug!) texted me one day and asked me if I wanted to review a salon in Podium, which is called Hairshaft. I have known the existence of Hairshaft before because I did makeup there once in 2007 for a fashion show, but that was the last time I was there.
So after weeks of much deliberation and of course I never had the time before, I finally had free time to go to a salon so I texted Angela and asked her if I could go to Hairshaft on Sunday. It was short notice but I really just took my chances just in case. Angela worked her magic and was able to get me an appointment with Fred himself.
|Hairshaft Salon, 3/F The Podium, Ortigas|
So fast forward to the present, I am ready to take on my next hair adventure. Secretly praying to myself "God, please let this work."
It is well lit and doesn't smell like burnt hair mixed with chemicals like most salons.
|Kristen Stewart (Photo Courtesy of Google Images)|
After he cut my hair, he personally applied something on my hair. Unfortunately I am not that knowledgeable in coloring so I just sat there and took photos. I think this one was to strip my hair color at a certain level so that it would appear lighter than the rest of my hair.
After about half an hour, they applied some more of the same thing on the rest of my hair. Phew! They did it in 3 sections. If I'm not mistaken, I think this was called the 3 color foil Hi-Lite. This would give my hair dimension and a lot of personality. Highlights always give that extra umph! to anyone's hair no matter how virgin it is!
After a while Fred takes his cute little travel hair drier and heats the foil one by one. Yes, that's right. One by one. He doesn't leave anything to chance. He made sure that even the tone inside and under my hair will come out even and natural looking.
Again, I play the waiting game. By this point in my treatment, I have been sitting in my chair for 4 hours. Good thing I brought my iPad mini with me. I have about 50 books in that thing!
Just shy of 20 minutes later, Fred's team of 4 stylists worked on blowdrying and setting my hair. The curlers are just for styling purposes. And the blowdrying straight of my bangs is the one that would relax my kink.
I am loving the service. 4 hands to do 1 head. I LOVE! They all worked as a team to get my done faster because by this time, I have been in the salon for 7 hours!
They set my hair with big curlers for about 20 minutes, and when they removed it, I was left with beautiful big diva hair. I love the volume!
|with Hairshaft Salon owner, and hairstylist extraordinaire, Fred Penales (IG @hairshaftfred)|
Check out the back view of my hair. Isn't it just gorgeous? I love the flips and whisps of my hair. I have fantastic high and low lights pegging Jennifer Aniston's hair as well. I am just speechless.
Here is a copy of their list of services and their price list.
For those of you who are curious how much color correcting my hair and repairing the damage costed, here is the service that they did to me that made this hair possible:
WHAT THEY DID TO ACHIEVE MY DREAM HAIR:
Hair Cut with Signature Stylist - PhP 1,100
Full Head hair color (long hair)- PhP 2,490
Cellophane treatment (long hair) - PhP 2,490
3 Color Foil Hi-Lite (long hair) - PhP 3,840
Pre Lightening (long hair) - PhP 2,000
Hair Color Retouch (long hair) - PhP 1,950
Hairshaft Special Treatment A (long hair) - PhP 2,550
Brazilian Blowout (long hair) - PhP 7,500
Eyebrow Color - PhP 450
TOTAL: PhP 24,370 (compliments of Hairshaft Salon -Thank you!)
Here are the other miracle workers who worked on my hair alongside Fred:
|with Mitch (IG @hairshaftmitch)|
|with Carl (IG @hairshaftcarl)|
|with Miguel (IG @hairshaftmiguel)|
|with Tali (IG @hairshafttali)|
The excellent service is not only limited with Fred, all stylists who work in his salon are talented, honest, and well trained in their field of expertise. Listen to them and they will magically make you look your very best. I walked out of that salon feeling like a beauty queen and a huge smile on my face. I know it may sound conceited but I felt like everyone was looking at me thinking how beautiful I looked.
For the first time in my life, I found a hair salon with very talented and gifted hairstylists. They made my dream hair come true. There re no more words for me to say that would express my overwhelming gratitude.
I am dumbfounded, speechless, and just plain stupefied.
Will I re-visit? ABSOLUTELY. They will be the only ones who can touch my hair from now on.
Will I recommend it? Definitely, yes.
*I would like to say a big THANK YOU to Fred and his wonderful staff at Hairshaft Salon for sponsoring my hair makeover. I will forever be grateful for this wonderful gift!*