Manila's Best Blowout Bars
With its tropical savannah climate and a temperature that rarely falls below the 20-degree-Celsius mark, mane maintenance in the sultry Metro Manila is no mean feat – so we’re thanking the hair heavens above that the Filipino capital has been keeping up with global trends and now boasts a fair few of its own blow-dry bars. And now that bone-dry winter is giving way to another long and humid summer, there has never been a better time to submit your wayward tresses to the hot air, deft fingers, and curling tongs of these lovely mop mavens...
Never ones to beat about the bush, American brand BLO (a ubiquitous blowout bar already found across the world) has finally debuted not just one but two shops in Manila – but don’t expect any cuts or colour, the name of the game is ‘Wash, Blow, Go’, whether you want your hair ironed skyscraper straight, flirtily flounced and bounced, or in an à la carte up-do. As opposed to BLO’s seven signature styles, Manila-born Blowout Bar offers only four: the Flirtini (big and wavy), the Long Island (sleek and straight), the Malibu Rum (messy, beach-inspired waves), and the Cherry Bombshell (corkscrew curls), though for a little extra clients can also enjoy an argan oil treatment and a chilled glass of wine. Cheers to that and farewell, frizz!
Blowout Bar / G-02 / Rada Regency / Rada St / Legaspi Village / Makati / +63 917 841 2484 /
Mon-Fri 7am-7pm, Sat 10am-8pm / facebook.com/BlowoutBar
BLO Serendra / 2/F / Fort Bonifacio Global City / Taguig / +63 917 625 6379 / 10am-9pm daily, but open 7am by appt / or / BLO Rockwell / P1 Level / Power Plant Mall / Rockwell Center / Makati / +632 808 6322 / 11am-9pm daily, but open 7am by appt / blomedry.com