Who doesn’t want to be pampered?
After a long week in the new normal—working from home, doing the groceries and what-have-you—all we want is to just wind down, chill, and be spoiled. The good news is: salons and barbershops in areas under general community quarantine a.k.a. GCQ (like Metro Manila) can now offer other hair treatments aside from your usual haircut. As of this writing, salons and barbershops are allowed to operate at a maximum of 75% operational capacity, which means physical distancing in most of these establishments is still strictly enforced. Are you itching to refresh your quarantine look but also want to feel safe? We came up with a list of salons and barbershops that are extremely compliant with health protocols vs. COVID-19. (Note: these salons and barbershops require face masks and face shields. Get your face mask and face shield here.)
Bruno’s Barbers has been pampering Filipino clients since 1989—its sleek and modern interiors can instantly make their clients (mostly gentlemen) feel relaxed. Under the new normal setting, clients can walk in anytime, or set an appointment online. Barbers and other staff are strictly required to wear face masks and face shields, while clients cannot take off their masks during their treatment. A health declaration is required during your visit, and you can also go cashless with your payment. Haircut starts at P400.
For a list of Bruno’s Barbers’ branches, click here.
Basement Salon opened with extra care when the lockdown eased into GCQ. Upgrade your style with their services: from haircut (P250-P2000, depending on the length and on the stylist), hair color (P3,500-P7,200, depending on the length and the number of your requested colors) to hair treatments (P2,400-P3,000 for the Aveda Hair Treatment; P2,400 for the Scalp Treatment). As their stylists and artistic directors follow strict measures, they announced an additional fee of P200 on top of their services to be extra compliant with anti-COVID measures.
For a list of Basement Salons’ branches, click here.
Various branches of Bench Fix nationwide are now open to help you address your hair concerns. Stylists are dressed in personal protective equipment (or PPEs), and strict contact tracing measures are in place. Haircuts start at P350 to P500 (depending on the stylist). Treatments (like PowerFix and Total Repair) range from P1,150 to P1,450 depending on your hair length.
For a list of Bench Fix’s branches, click here.
Piandré prides in providing “the ultimate in salon services to the beautiful people of Manila,” and also claims to be the largest single-owned salon chain in the country. All hairstylists have been trained by their creative director Andrea Zulueta-Lorenzana, one of a handful of Filipino graduates of the prestigious Vidal Sassoon Academy in London. Strict protocols are in place. Haircut ranges from P350-P700 for men and P450-P980 for women.
You may check Piandre’s branches here.
Another institution in the industry, David’s Salon came out with a Salon Visit Guide to remind clients how to protect themselves and others while getting their treatments done. One of their strict protocols is booking an appointment. Only clients with confirmed appointments will be entertained in the salon. A cut starts as low as P200. Hair color starts at P1,800.
For a list of David’s Salon branches, click here.
JING MONIS SALON
Want to up your hair game? Celebrity hairstylist Jing Monis is the go-to hair person for A-list celebrities such as Anne Curtis, Judy Ann Santos, and Daniel Matsunaga. Under the new normal, Monis made sure that clients’ safety is their main priority. Monis’ Facebook page also made it easy for you to book appointments online.
FELIPE & SONS
Dapper gentlemen, you CAN swagger safely with your cuts at Felipe and Sons as they made sure they are 101% compliant with government and DOH guidelines. They even require customers to wear face shields at all times, except for when they are getting a service.
Check all their branches here.