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Sunday, February 22, 2009

By the way, I am now a red head

I've had long hair for the last 3 years. Louis Phillip Kee, my absolutely fantabulous hairstylist, has kept me looking sexy and gorgeous but I've grown tired of long hair and wanted to go short again. So last week, I visited his posh new salon at One McKinley and got a chop.

Louis' new salon is so luxe, it's divine. The wallpaper is from London, the chairs are all sink-into-heaven comfy, the mirrors are perfect (meaning I don't look wobbly or fat in them!), the shampoo chairs are soooo comfortable, and the lighting always makes me look soft and feminine. And the service is excellent.

Once I sat down, the polite and efficient staff asked if I wanted a cappuccino or an iced tea. I love how their coffee is served in gold-edged china. The sugar is muscovado. Yummy and healthy!

After coffee and a few magazines were served, Louis came up and chatted. He always asks me what I want. I used to always say, "Whatever you feel like, darling." But this time I said I wanted to go really short. Louis said, "Let's do it gradually. But I do admire your courage!" Here are Louis and Angie deciding on the fate of my mane. They both suggest something very bold--a deep vibrant red. I say, "Sure!"

This is Gilbert. He always attends to me when I'm here. He's like my personal assistant--he massages me while I wait, he shampoos my hair, he gets me drinks... Gilbert is the best! And his massages are to die for!

Since coloring hair can be a long wait, the staff offered refreshments and snacks. Here's a plate of the yummy seafood pasta I had. Sigh. I do love this salon!

And here's a before pic...And this is what I looked like after!I am loving the red hair, and everyone loves it, too! It's not so obvious here. Under lights (especially sunlight), it's quite vivid! Very bold. In fact when I first saw it, I kinda blanched and said, "Louis, it's very... red." And he replied, "Honey, when I first saw you, you were blond!" Ehehe, that's right--I used to have this terrible blond dye job. Anyway, like Louis said, we're doing it gradually so my hair is still kinda long. But I plan to return in a couple of weeks to go utterly short. Soooo excited!


Louis Phillip Kee Salon
G/F One McKinley Place, 25th Street and 4th Avenue,
Bonifacio Flobal City, Taguig
Tel nos. (02) 856-3388, (02) 856-4848, (0918) 842-4888

11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! And very bold ;)

    How much does he charge if he does the cutting himself? I *might* go to him sometime this year, when my hair grows out. I'm not too happy with my current style =T

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  2. Very nice, red is definitely your color.

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  3. You looked fabulously great! I like your new fashionable hair....RED!!!
    Why don't you post your blog here too...A Global Tribe

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  4. Go for Macbook..pero nabasa ko yun bagong generation ng macbook mg mga bugs e.. ewan ko lng ko naFIX na nila..
    i like t3 magz kaso mejo manipiz na siya..
    pwede makipagexchange link po?
    wala p din po na yun bag?

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  5. WendyB, Jane, Rob, Bucca and Krizhart, thanks!!! I'm going shorter soon!

    KV, go to Louis! He's the best! I don't know how much he charges, though. We're friends so he does my hair for free, so I just give him a very big tip =P I do think he starts at P1,200 for cuts...

    Showbiznews, I'll tell Vince you like T3--he'll be happy. And no, wala pa yung bag!

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  6. Di ba you wore a pixie cut wig before? That suited you as well.

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  7. I know, right??? No one seems to think so, though. Iba ang wig daw. Let's see if I can get Louis to cut cut cut away!

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