Hair stories + my JURO Salon Exclusif experience

04 September 2012

I've always had a love-hate relationship with my hair. I love that it's thick, but I hate that it becomes so unmanageable and seems to have a life of its own whenever I forget to put any styling product on it.

All throughout high school until about four years after I graduated from college I resigned myself to accepting the fact that my hair will never be as beautiful as the long, silky-straight manes always featured in commercials and print ads. Blame the power of advertising (or my gullible, impressionable mind) but I honestly thought I cannot be beautiful without long, silky-straight hair. I knew I wasn't the only one. Remember how prevalent rebonding was before? I never had my hair rebonded though; I've always believed pin-straight hair doesn't really suit my personality. So yeah baby, I let it all hang out. Some days I tied it up in a ponytail.

Long-time readers of my blog will remember these photos.

Behold, Krissy circa 2010
I pretended the waves were big, loose curls LOL.
November of that year, I got bored and got a bob.
March 2011, I got birthday bangs.
I really wanted to get a pixie cut and thought long and hard for months.
One day in June, after failing to find anything to buy at the mall, my friend Mich and I got hair makeovers  instead!
Oh na na, what's my name?
It worked well for me because the style is meant to be unmanageable. Every morning after taking a shower, I just slap on some styling paste then head out. No need to fuss over combs or hairbrushes. Perfect. So perfect that I have tried different variations of the pixie cut since then. The best cut I've EVER had in my life, like ever, I had last Saturday at JURO Salon Exclusif.

Spanking clean salons make me giddy :)
JURO Salon Exclusif is owned and operated by two of Manila’s best hair artists, hairstylist Jude Hippolito and colorist Rose Velasco. They have already made a name for themselves with years of providing topnotch hair and beauty services to clients who are not willing to compromise the quality of their locks as well as training most of today's top hairstylists in the country.

Sir Jude mastered the art of precision cutting - a highly-technical method that revolutionized hairstyling in the 1960s - at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica, California. With precision cutting, clients can enjoy low-maintenance “wash and wear” hair that looks great outside the salon and keeps its shape when it grows. Goodbye, hair that only looks great immediately after it's cut.

When it comes to colored hair, Ms. Rose is the expert; years spent working with top color companies has given her a keen sense of color and a gift for corrective coloring. She creates custom colors designed to flatter and make the skin glow. Amazing, huh?

We were invited on Thursday last week to see a demo of Sir Jude cutting Sarah's hair. Check out her post here. Last Saturday, Kira and I went back for our own hair makeovers.

The last time I got a haircut was a month ago, while the last time I got my hair colored was last March.

See the little girl? She's Sophia, their very cute daughter/ apprentice :)
I am very shy around people I just met, but Sir Jude immediately made me comfortable. He asked me about my lifestyle, blog, hair preferences and how I maintain it, then made a recommendation on what cut he'll give me. I willingly accepted straightaway! He said it's very important to ask these questions so he can determine what will suit the client. Also, he has been cutting hair for 20 years now. Expert alert!

After Sir Jude worked his magic on me, it was Ms. Rose's turn to make me prettier heehee. Ms. Rose told me she has checked my blog so she already knew what color to use for me. Wow!

Now that's what you call an asymmetrical haircut ;)
My favorite is the left side.
They said I was taken great care of by my parents when I was a baby because my head has such a perfect shape. Sir Jude also commented on my "tail". He said some people request to have a faux tail done, but for me, look, that's completely natural. I feel so bad-ass haha.

It has been two days since I've had my hair cut and colored but it still looks GREAT! Haircuts done by Sir Jude cost P6,500 while coloring done by Ms. Rose starts at P3,500. It might sound steep the first time you hear about it but since precision cutting improves with time, you won't be due for another haircut for months. Value for money? Absolutely! Besides, it's hair. Trust me, you wouldn't want to scrimp on your hair and be left with a meh hairstyle.

Thank you so much, Sir Jude and Ms. Rose!
For someone to be a half of the most famous duo in their industry, Sir Jude and Ms. Rose are definitely two of the most humble and down-to-earth people I've had the pleasure and privilege of meeting. I'm sure this is a great contributor to their success since they make people feel at ease and more beautiful and confident. Thank you, JURO Salon and ARC PR!

JURO Salon Exclusif is located at Kensington Place, Unit #2D, 1st Avenue corner 29th Street (near Burgos Circle), Crescent Park West, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. The salon is open on Mondays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., by appointment only. Book an appointment by calling 822-5673. 



  2. and then I noticed how you never grow your hair long anymore xD short hair ftw~! I always want to grow mine long but... it's just too hot here in Indonesia and I'm not someone who can take care of my hair that much plus I'm a lazy lazy brat... oh, and of course, short hair saves shampoo! yay for that! lolololol

  3. Awww I loved your look when you had long hair, pero bagay rin sayo short hair! :) Very edgy. And so brave with the hair experiments! Idol! :)

    ♥ Megann of Style Surgery

  4.  wait... what? 6,500 for a haircut? that is not steep... that is RIDICULOUS! or maybe a typo.

  5. YES to everything you said about the plus-sides of having short hair ;D

  6. Thanks Megann! Looking at my old photos though, I think I kinda want to have long hair again :D

  7. No, it's not a typo. And when you think about it, P6,500 for a haircut is acceptable if it can go for months. It's the same as peels that can go for P2,000 per session. Then again, I agree and acknowledge that the price range is not for everyone. JURO has a loyal clientele naman, Sir Jude actually had four other clients there the day we went. I've gone twice and there were around four other clients the day I got my hair cut and colored.

  8. Ah yes, i remember your hairs history very well :P But i must say, the pixie cut looks THE BEST on you! Super bagay! (+ extra pts for badassery) and your newest haircut looks great! I'm not fazed by the prices as those are normal here. Haha! You get what you pay for though, right? ;)

  9. How does your hair always look so pretty in pictures if it is not pretty?  Trick photography?  No, I think you are just too hard on yourself...your hair is beautiful!!!

  10. Chic! You put Rihanna's pixie cut to shame :D

  11. Lucky Krissy!!! :) I'm not as adventurous when it comes to my hair! I can't sport a bob! I swear I'd look like a boy! :(

  12. Thank you Kym!! Looking on my old photos though, I think I kinda miss having unkempt long hair :D

  13. Yeah, maybe trick photography :D But thank you, Rick!

  14. Oh don't worry Roma, I'm sure I would've looked like a boy with this cut too if not done by the right stylists! :D

  15. In this  Short Hair  Cut you are looking gorgeous its suits you best above all the haircuts.In USA i prefer great clips for haircut

  16. I didn't know na long hair ka pala before ; p


  17. jakieandthebeadstalkAugust 15, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    gusto ko yung likod ng hair mo. laveeettt!


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