Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Guess where?




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.


6 comments:

Deden said...

Hmm interesting place indeed.. Lots of artistic ornament, provide great resources of artistic inspiration for the hair styling.. your hair must be shine like a star right now Mia.. :D

Gunn said...

Unique !!
Thanks for sharing.

mia said...

Hi Deden! Thankfully my hairstylist did not go too crazy with my hair or I would've looked like one of those strange manequins displayed there. D

Hi Gunn! Yes I don't think I've seen any other salons like that. The owner must be quite a character himself! :)

Hap said...

Incidentally, just a few steps away is Cafe Juanita which is also packed with interesting ornaments.

Nice blog!

mia said...

Uy Hap! Thanks for dropping by and thanks for your comment! Yup I'll have to visit Cafe Juanita one of these days. Sarap din daw dun!

mia said...

Uy Hap! Thanks for dropping by and thanks for your comment! Yup I'll have to visit Cafe Juanita one of these days. Sarap din daw dun!