Anyone who knows me knows that I get nervous when I go to get my hair styled (or cut for that matter).
I sit in the salon’s chair, praying and hoping that whoever cuts my hair will give me something I not only like, but will grow out well.
I’ve “graduated” from Pierre’s (in the super duper old Makati Arcade–where Landmark now is!) and Precy’s (isn’t this salon such a blast from the past???). I’ve tried Fix (kasi cheap), Rey Angeles (who did my makeup during our wedding but cuts hair too), Fabio Salsa (because S’s cousins went there and their hair looked pretty good), Emphasis (Teng Roma and Victor Ortega were okay, but — kulang), Rodger Craig (when it was still in the Peninsula Makati), Propaganda‘s Alex Carbonell (who, I understand, does the training of the people from Fix Salon.)
And every time I’m out of the country (it just sounds like I travel a lot. I don’t. The last trip I took out of the country was six or so years ago!), I never fail toying with going to a top salon there and getting a cut. (I contemplate that every time we would be in HK and in Paris–once!–on our honeymoon.)
I could never imagine forking over so much money for a cut.
Until I met Louis Phillip Kee. This man is THE one.
I remember early last year, my friend E and I were wondering who to go for to get a new look. And since we were actively reading the local fashion forums, we’d both read about Louis. When she finally took the plunge and forked over the money to get her hair styled by this whiz of a man, she totally loved it!
Of course, I soon followed after. And for the first time in my life, I did not feel any palpitations while sitting on the seat and getting my hair cut. For the first time, I was confident that this man was going to make me look good and that I was going to be truly happy with it. And he didn’t fail me!
I went back again in November of last year for my next cut. But it took me all these months to go back, because I am not working, and well, to be honest, it’s not a cheap cut. But since it grows out really really well, it’s “value for money”.
Very recently, I went back to the fashion forums and checked out other salons because my hair screamed for a cut already. It was too long, I had lots of falling hair. The salons I floated around in my head were Azta, because S’s cousins have again told me that they’d go there and well, their hair was nice. Others were Tony and Guy, and Tony and Jackey (the Korean place). But I still wasn’t convinced I should try out other people.
None really appealed to me. (Once you’ve gone with the master…there’s no where else to go, but back to him. Hahahahah!)
Then I receive a message from my broker, who says that I have some cash dividend. What luck!
I finally went back to Louis today. And all I can say is that I’m so happy I waited, and that I went back to him. I sat there, in the familiar chair, while he worked his magic.
I told him that for a while, I did consider seeing someone else because of the cost, but then after seeing what he’s done, I know I shouldn’t even try. And I know I won’t. He’s a master, and I swear, I love him! He’s the best!
Here’s my new look. Fresh from the salon.
In any case, if you decide to try him out, he’s at Razzle Dazzle Salon in Makati. His mobile is 09178424888. Salon numbers are 8482388 and 8402880. Look for Cheryl. He also goes to Cebu every 2 to 3 months, and works his magic at Posh Spa or something like that. So if you’re from there and are interested to get a cut, give him a ring.