Want a hair straightening treatment that won’t damage your hair? Try getting a Keratin treatment. It heals and strengthens your hair so it’s softer and smoother. You also get straighter hair as a “side effect” — but most of all it’s easier to style.
These are some of the best Manila salons for hair straightening and Keratin treatments. While every girl’s got her favorite hairstylist, these places are always mentioned in magazines and blogs. If you’re looking for gentler alternative to hair rebonding, or a way to heal frizzy or damaged hair, start with this A-list.
Jing Monis Salon
Makati salon: Unit 303, 3rd Level, Greenbelt Mall, Paseo De Roxas (Tel: 893-4098 / 840-4773 / 0917 8306515
Alabang salon: 3rd level of Main Tower Wing, The Bellevue Manila, North Bridgeway, Filinvest City (Tel. 555-0963 / 555-0970 / 771-8181 loc. 8202 / 0917 5214480
Pasay salon: Velvet by Jing Monis 5th Flr Maxims Hotel, Resorts World Manila, Newport Blvd., Pasay City (Tel. 511-1171 / 0917 5119423)
Jing Monis is hairstylist to the stars. “Jing simply gives his all in his work; I know he even regularly updates himself with latest trends abroad, making him a trendsetter in hairstyle also. A lot of other celebrities and prominent people also entrusts their hair with Jing,” says Anne Curtis.
Try Jing Monis’ Mane Taming treatments, Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment and Keratin Express Blowout. While these aren’t technically hair straightening treatments, they can remove up to 95% of frizz and curls. Your hair is smooth and shiny, but still has bounce and body.
While the Express Blowout is cheaper (expect to spend about P3000 or more, depending on your needs), results last up to about 6 weeks. The Natural Keratin treatment costs about P5,500 to P9,500 but last for 3 to 5 months.
Salcedo: G/F, Four Seasons Apartments, Tordesilas St., Salcedo Village, Makati (817-8770)
Amorsolo St: Ayala Avenue Corner Amorsolo Street, Makati, Amorsolo St, Makati (751-9560)
Legaspi Village: 05 Aguirre Street Legaspi Village, Makati (813-0459)
San Juan Salon: 709 J Abad Santos Street, San Juan (727-2196)
Greenhills Salon: 17 Annapolis Street, Greenhills (722-6615)
Quezon City Salon
Del Monte Avenue: 37 Del Monte Avenue, Quezon City (413-7192)
Timog Avenue: 25 Timog Ave, Quezon City (927-3448)
Piandre’s Keratin Complex Soothing Therapy is one of the best hair straightening treatments in Manila! It can rescue frizzy and buhaghag hair , and is a must for girls who always style or color hair.
The deep-nourishing treatment is applied to your hair for about thirty minutes. Then, your hair is ironed and is shiny and full of body. The entire session takes less than 3 hours and saves you a lot of time in the long run. The keratin treatment gives you maintenance-free hair for months — so you can breakup with your blowdryer now!
The keratin treatment starts at P5000. You can also get the express blowout at P2500.
Run by the famous tandem of top Manila hairstylist Jude Hipolito and colorist Rose Velasco, JuRo salon offers a gentler, healthier alternative to the Brazilian blowout. The JuRo blowout or Japanese blowout controls frizz and heals damage from coloring and chemical treatments. (Read about other habits that can damage your hair!) Your hair becomes naturally straighter and more manageable.
The hair treatment is also very short — perfect for people who don’t have much time! It starts with an application of a Thioglycerine-rich solution that’s left for 10 minutes to soften the hair. A blow-dry irons and seals in the goodness. Hello shine, hello body, hello straight and healthy hair!
And you can trust JuRo for a quality treatment. Aside from being a fave among beauty bloggers, lots of people save up for the signature haircuts and colors.
Quezon City Salons
Level 3, Ayala Fairview Terraces, Quezon City (961-3239)
4F Gateway Mall, Araneta Center, Quezon City (922-6467)
4F, Cinema Level, TriNoma Mall, Quezon City (02)915-022
3F, Main Mall, Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas Avenue, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City (477-4985)
5F Building B, SM Megamall, EDSA corner J. Vargas Avenue, Mandaluyong (584-6610)
3L, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Binondo, Manila (254-4543)
L4, Robinsons Midtown, Pedro Gil cor. Adriatico Streets, Ermita, Manila (554-6609)
Makati Salon: 3F, Glorietta 2, Palm Drive, Makati City (02) 812-3364
Alabang Salon: 3F, Festival Supermall, Alabang, Muntinlupa (552-1653)
Vivere’s hair stylists are all trained in the Vidal Sassoon academy. So even if this salon is very affordable, you can still get quality haircuts and hair treatments. In fact, they often send their teams to magazine shoots and runway shows!
Their Keratin Complex is made from natural ingredients that are imported from Brazil. Your hair gets healed and nourished from the moisturizing extracts of soy beans, corn and wheat. There’s no strong chemical smell! Hair immediately looks softer and more vibrant. It’s priced at P5500, and the results last up to 4 months.
Mandaluyong Salon: Shangri-La EDSA GD 106 Carpark Bldg., Shangri-La Plaza (638-2222 / 638-6666)
Makati Salon: 2/F Powerplant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City (898-2222 / 898-6666)
Eastwood Salon: G/F Eastwood Center, Libis (255-2938 / 218-4982)
Basement Salon is one of the most established hair salons in Manila. They offer the Permanent Blow Dry (sometimes called the Brazilian Blowdry, since that’s where this hair treatment was first developed). It still uses a keratin solution which is heat-activated. And yes — no more frizz, no more unruly curls, no more styling in the morning! You wake up with hair that’s straight, manageable, and still has lots of volume. (You know, like a permanent blowdry!)