For over 20 years, Philippe Tordjman has been the unsung hero of hair color, design and care behind Hollywood’s most notable coifs. The former top stylist of David Starr and Salon Au Top Coiffure in San Francisco then made the long trek from styling Hollywood hair to Filipina locks, gaining the attention of L’Oreal in the process.
The company began sending him to France yearly to learn the latest techniques in hair color and cutting, after which he heads back to Manila to share with local L’Oreal-accredited colorists what he has learned.
To sample Tordjman’s handiwork, one can book an appointment in Le Salon at Sofitel Philippine Plaza. I’d recommend splurging on one of Tordjman’s cut or color. Or do like I did and have both.
The marvelous hair makeover includes a consultation and cut with the veteran stylist (P2,500). For my color, Tordjman applied highlights (P4,000-P6,000 depending on length) using L’Oreal’s Majilift and Majiblond. These create natural highlights without bleach.
To add shine to my dull hair, he used L’Oréal Professionnel’s Gloss Treatment, giving hair that boost of brilliant shine, ultra softness and luscious natural colors. The end result—hair color with maximum dimension!
Le Salon is at Sofitel Philippine Plaza, CCP complex, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City, 1300 Manila; tel. 8326954,
L’Oreal’s ammonia-free Inoa hair color, cuts, Coppola’s Keratin treatment, brow shaping, manicures and makeup. If you want Philippe, be sure to book an appointment, to get a slot in his expectedly crazy schedule.
Tordjman’s A-list clients
Rachel Leigh Cook
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Top tip: A Metro Deal promo is in the works until the end of October. Book the keratin treatment and you’ll get a free haircut, blow-dry and back massage. This Le Salon service originally costs about P12,000, but if you bring the Metro Deal coupon, you can slash the price by 75 percent to only P2,999.