Park Jun is a huge Korean chain of salons all over the world. This year, a Manila branch finally opened at Glorietta 3. The salon is fantastic--spacious, the decor is cutting-edge, the gadgets they use are out of this world, the service lovely. The shampoo chairs are amazing--they mold themselves to your body!
Anyway, I was so happy with everything (especially my Kerastase treatment!) that when my stylist, the adorable Jinny Kim, said I needed a cut and color and she would like to style my hair, I said... yes.
Now, you have to understand something about me: I always agree to whatever the stylist says. I believe the stylist--with his/her years of training--knows more about what would look good on me than I, a mere writer, would. This explains why my husband is no longer shocked when I come home with bleached hair, orange hair, assymetric hair, et al. And I never cry about my hair--whatever its incarnation--because it's just hair. It'll grow back. That's one of the things the hubby loves about me--I am not vain. Yes, believe it or not and despite this beauty blog, I really don't care what I look like!
I am a journalist, however, so I'd always say yes whenever a new treatment, product, service is offered to me. It is my duty to report! I've come home burned, bloated, fried, electrocuted (yes! I thought I was going to die!), injected... for the sake of honest reportage. The husband is the one who gets angry. Me? I just shrug, write about it and forget.
So... back to Park Jun salon. I liked it! But this is what my haircut looks like:
What do you think? Everyone says the following:
- "Where did you get that... thing done?"
- "You look ugly."
- "That is not your look, nuh-uh."
- "Don't worry, it'll grow out."
- "It's... okay."
- "Eww! What happened to your hair?"
And I never even asked for their opinion! Because, like I said, I forget what I look like! (For the record, my hubby said, "Oh, it's not so bad!") Oh well. It's just hair. Don't feel bad for me--I never get offended. Besides, it will grow back. In fact, that Park Jun cut was done 2 weeks ago. My hair already looks different now because my hair grows really fast:
Photo taken the other night at Gap 1969 Premium Jeans launch
So that's my review. Up to you now if you want to go there or not. My friends who went to Park Jun all loved it there... but they didn't get a haircut; they did the famous Blow Dry Perm. Actually, I had a good experience, too, except that everyone else thinks I should sue.
Park Jun Salon
Ground Level, Glorietta 3
Ayala Center, Makati City
Tel nos. 819-3001/3002