My first time at Henri Calayag Salon

My overly fried tresses finally got the snipping that they needed at Henri Calayag Salon last Wednesday.  Good thing I was finally able to squeeze that in my schedule. Even the L’Oreal Power Dose treatment I had done a couple of weeks back at another salon barely did anything to my hair. I just got really tired of not being able to brush down to the ends because of the stubborn split ends. Yes, my hair is that bad! If it was not for the L’Oreal Nature Anti Frizz serum which I use interchangeably with Citre Shine No Frizz serum, on a daily basis, my hair would never look half presentable.

So early last Wednesday, I called up Henri Calayag Salon for an appointment later that day. I asked for a Senior stylist. Since I was told that Henri is not around for the day. I wouldn’t want a mistake done on my already damaged hair. Henri’s next man being, Richard, who I was told was the salon’s Junior Creative Director. He, as I understand, comes next to Henri.

As expected, I got the affirmation that my hair is in really bad shape and I should forget about rebonding altogether. I assured Richard that never again will I have that done. I’ve seen enough how bad my hair turned out. He would not even recommend digital perming even in the near future. All I wanted was to get my hair restored. So I was told to come back after a few weeks (since I just had power dose treatment done recently) for a round of Kerastase treatment. Then, if I was at all to consider another treatment, it should be no more than a Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy which is better known as Permanent Blow Dry. I remember almost purchasing that deal in one of those group buying sites. But had second thoughts because it was gonna be done in a salon that I have never heard of. Since my issue is just to have manageable hair, ideally, the wash and wear kind, I think this is it for me. The rebonding tends to flat out the hair and is not exactly my favorite. Poor alternative for my rather out of sorts naturally wavy hair.  Richard emphasized a few more times never to get my hair rebonded again. Else, I might just find my hair falling out altogether. Yikes!

When I went to sit on the chair, all I remember telling Richard was I need to get my hair restored and get rid of split ends. I appreciate that he was honest to tell me what I need to hear and also did not push on getting any hair treatment done (for now). Another salon would have gotten me to do a treatment or two just to sell another service for profit. This man definitely knows what he’s doing. I can have the treatment done in a few weeks instead. And in three months or so I can come back for the Permanent Blow Dry treatment, which is basically hitting two birds in one stone. Apparently, this Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy by Coppola encases the hair follicle with a keritinous bond to promote healing, block the effects of humidity and prevent environmental toxins from entering the hair.

The classy lady beside me even vouched for Richard to the high heavens. Saying that she’s been with him since his Tony and Guy days. She’s been to other salons like Louis Phillip Kee. But was never as satisfied as she is with Richard. That basically got me sold. I’m totally getting Richard to officially get my hair restored back to health. 🙂 I also love that the salon is WiFi zone too. That’s always a plus for me. I can check on my work email and browse through random articles from news, beauty, even stuff about trailer hitches that I need to work on. And yes, check in via Foursquare too and play my online games! The hour and a half just flew me by.

Although that hair snipping did not exactly turn my damaged hair to the best of health, I now have hope that I’m towards the road to recovery. I can’t believe I have stalled way too long to visit Henri Calayag Salon. Did I mention that they have the best service of all? Henri, who came later that day, even had me escorted to Greenbelt 2 by one of his staff because it was drizzling outside. I told them it was okay, but he insisted. I was happy that I did not have to say goodbye to my perfect, just-stepped-out-of-the-salon hair all too soon. That extra service was really sweet. I am surely going back to have my hair treatment done. Then later, have that Permanent Blow Dry too. 🙂

Henri Calayag Salon

G/F The Residences at Greenbelt (TRAG)
Esperanza Street, Ayala Center, Makati City
Tel. 799-1495 | 799-1888


  1. Meikah Delid says:

    Wow, you look much younger! Love your outfit, too ;))

    My hair actually needs pampering. I should check out Henri Calayag. 🙂

  2. Jennie says:

    Aww… thanks Meikah dearie! Don’t forget to look for Richard! He’s the best! His off is on Tuesdays. So don’t go on a Tuesday! I googled him and learned that he is the go to stylist of a lot of beautiful ladies. 🙂

  3. Kumi says:

    suits you 😀

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