A furniture shop? Nope.
The home of an eccentric recluse? Well, not really.
We're at a salon! The Shunji Matsuo Salon, located in Kapitolyo, Pasig City.
Welcome to the wonderfully eclectic world of Shunji Matsuo, the celebrated Japanese hairstylist who has worked with the likes of Michelle Pfeiffer, Uma Thurman and Madonna. Matsuo's mentor was none other than Suga Yusuke, or more popularly known as Jackie O's hairdresser. Matsuo's celebrity clients here in the Philippines include Imee Marcos, daughter of deposed President Ferdinand Marcos and former First Lady Imelda Marcos. In the Philippines, Matsuo's salon is headed by William Wong, who learned Matsuo's tricks in Singapore and Malaysia, where Matsuo's other branches are located.
The salon is a feast for the eyes. Everywhere you look, you're bound to see something fun and quirky. There's a whole glass case full of dolls, a bright red parasol by the waiting area, Japanese kimonos on the walls and so much more. Best of all, they're really good with hair cuts. My hair now is short and spunky, just the way I like it.