This coming Saturday is our flight to Puerto Princesa so I spent the entire day today buying some stuff and preparing myself. I just had my hair rebonded last February at Headway Salon in SM North Edsa Annex. It’s a whooping Php 4,000 but I think it’s all worth the price. The package includes volume rebond, haircut, hair cellophane and keratin treatment. I’m definitely dead satisfied!
I already have gray hair and we all know that colored cellophane can only last after a few shampooing. After contemplating earlier while shopping at 168 Mall in Divisoria, I have decided to have my hair permanently colored. I didn’t go for light colors since I don’t want my hair bleached.
So I headed to North Edsa and after few inquiries, I have decided to try Tony and Jackey. This is my first time in the salon. The staff and even the hairstylist are courteous and very accommodating. The salon is well equipped and I’m also impressed with their comfort room.
After the Korean stylist checked my hair, they started dyeing it with dark brown shade. It looks more black which I wanted because I want my gray hair covered. The promo I availed is the Wella Package worth Php 1,750. It includes Wella Hair Color and Keratin Treatment as described in this banner ad with the price of 1,200.
So after few more minutes of waiting, the assistant washed and shampooed my hair. I’m a bit annoyed though because she didn’t know how to use the shower in the ears area. The ear plug is not that helpful actually because she holds the shower as it is leaning towards my ears directly, making the ear plug dropped several times. I tolerated it including her bad breath and just covered my ears with the towel.
After a few minutes, she left and get something. When she came back, she’s holding a big bottle of what she called Keratin Treatment. She said that she will apply it now. Then I said okay. I’m a bit surprised that while lying in the wash area, she applied the treatment and it didn’t even sit there long. In my calculations, it’s less that 2 minutes. (Mas mahaba pa ang time na nilalaan ko sa buhoko pag nag lalagay ako ng conditioner. Ampt!) So I asked the assistant, “why did you rinse my hair so fast? I guess the treatment has not yet been fully absorbed by my hair.) And she said, it’s really like that. I’m now pissed (until now that I’m writing this post). I didn’t ask any more question but I really felt deceived. Knowing that their Keratin Treatment is worth 1,200, it shouldn’t be like that. I had Keratin Treatment before and this one is not even worth 200 Pesos. My hair is above shoulder and it can only consume a sachet of ordinary conditioner. She didn’t even bother to at least massage my scalp (I regret that I gave her a tip).
I had previous inquiries from respected salons and I know that I’m going to pay a high price for hair color. Well…at least I know what I’m getting. I went for Tony and Jackey because of the reduced Keratin treatment price and what did I get? I’m so much willing to pay, in cash because the salon is not accepting credit cards!
I don’t have against the salon. It’s just that I really felt deceived. Now I’m thinking if the color applied to my hair is really a Wella product. Anyways, nothing bad happened to my hair but I should have listened to my sister (she had her hair rebonded there too) and my instinct. Next time I’ll be more careful in choosing salon. With this experience, I guess, Tony and Jackey is just overrated. Other people may be satisfied but me, I don’t think I’ll ever come back! I just wish I dropped by at Headway Salon… Lesson learned!
P.S. I really don’t like ranting on my blog but this one really annoyed me.