Tucked near the corner of Makati Avenue near Manila Peninsula is a small hair salon that seats only 10. Creations Salon is one of seven shops by Lourd Ramos.
His shops are inspired by his travels.
“I’d go to London and New York and find these really cool salons that had only eight chairs,” he says. “It’s such a different experience.”
With just 10 seats in the brick-lined space, Creation Salon’s intimate scale offers customers a cozy experience, less hustle and bustle of hair dryers, more low-key chatter.
“On weekends,” Ramos says, “we even serve mojitos.”
The laid-back vibe is unique to this location, which, though minutes away from Greenbelt and Glorietta and right across Ayala Triangle, seems like entirely another world.
Ramos, who designed the space, found himself charmed by the location. The salon is set away from the street, with shaded steps leading down to the front door.
Plants line the front walk and customers are invited to sit and have a drink outside while enjoying hair treatments.
His regular clients live in Urdaneta and Salcedo Village and often walk to the salon.
“Sometimes, I just get a text: ‘Lourd, are you there? I’m
coming over.’ It’s that kind of neighborhood spot,” he says.
Creations Salon is located at 7912 Makati Ave. Makati City. Call 551-7491.
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Julia Barretto, LA Aguinaldo and Enchong Dee, along with members of the media, got a sneak peek at the Japanese-themed festival, which mined Shibori tradition, the art of dying fabric in shades of indigo, for the new slippers and Japanese pins, which included a ninja, ramen and sumo wrestler.
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The Assumption alumnae put together a few brands, including Aranaz and Luxe Resort, and set up tropical-themed interiors.
Ocampo and Po presented coral-print caftans and colorful beach-ready dresses, many sourced from Positano, along with a slew of raffia accessories.
Celebs like Solenn Heusaff made an appearance, along with members of Ocampo and Po’s high school crew, like Chris Yam-Daez.