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From barbershop to hair salon

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SALONde Timog

Barbershops have provided men with a neat head of hair for ages. They’ve been reliably trimming men’s manes with little fuss and flourish. But those looking a more fashion-forward hairstyle may try hair salons for a change.

We’re not discounting barbers here. They’re trained to cut shorter, traditional haircuts for men. They will typically cut your hair in a manner that allows it to look good naturally, without a lot of styling product. They’re unparalleled when it comes to getting a shave. And, finally, there’s no warmer experience than the friendly banter as he goes about his work.

But salon stylists have received more training in styling. During the consultation, a stylist can suggest a style that will flatter your features better.

A salon has access to the latest styles. It’s able to cut longer, fuller men’s styles, with a variety of layers, colors and products.

In addition, a good cut and style from a salon will allow you more flexibility in terms of using different products to achieve different looks.

It pays to put effort into having a good hairstyle. It is one of the first things people notice about you, and shows you have put some effort into your personal appearance.

Salon de Timog (G/F, Picture City Center, 88 Timog Ave., Brgy. Sacred Heart, QC, arcoss Bridgestone, near Plaza Ibarra and beside RCBC Savings bank; call  0917-8284370/ 9289948/ 9288233; e-mail salondetimog@yahoo.com.ph)

A great place to break into the salon habit is Salon de Timog, where men can have the same cut as their regular barber, plus added services.

The venue itself is nothing intimidating. It has simple interiors, clean and functional lines, with white walls, black leather chairs, and dark wood dressers. It sports the familiar barbershop look. It’s a no-frills place where men can let their guard down and relax.

Azta Salon (282 Tomas Morato Ave., Brgy. Sacred Heart, QC, beside Dulcinea, in front of Johnny Rockets;  call  9904234/ 0915-6429559; e-mail aztaurbansalontomas@gmail.com.ph; facebook.com/AztaUrbanSalon)

For a younger take on the hippest haircuts, visit Azta Urban Salon in Tomas Morato.

The salon offers basic hair and personal hygiene salon services, plus innovative services such as dreadlocks, corn rows, and hair extensions.

AZTA Styling Space

1010 Salon & Spa (F. Lazatin Blvd., Dolores, City of San Fernando, Pampanga; call  6345-4451010/ 0922-8687454; e-mail aztaurbansalontomas@gmail.com.ph; www.1010salonandspa.com)

For an out-of-the-city salon experience, 1010 Salon & Spa is the first high-end salon in Pampanga. It employs the newest technologies practiced in Metro Manila while using professional salon products such as L’Oreal, Davines, Kerastase, Pureology, Schwarzkopf, and Keratin Complex.

Top tip:

Keep that cut cool and in place with Davines Defining Wonder Wax. This cream is infused with a special silicone that gives hair definition and hold, without weighing it down. Sold at Salon de Timog for P1,365


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