Are you thinking of spoiling your man with a hair cut? Don’t bring him to the same parlor where you had your hair permed three months ago–take him to a special grooming salon instead. Your man deserves a dapper haircut from a barber who knows his sh*t, after all.
5. Talas Manileño
If your man is into the James Dean pompadour craze, take him to Talas Manileño–a retro-hip themed concept barbershop owned by Jericho Rosales. The Filipino word talas means sharp, which is exactly what your boyfriend will look like once he steps off his ~vintage~ barber chair.
Try the: Manileño (cut, wash, scalp massage, and choice of craft beer, whiskey, or brewed coffee) or Tasa (cut and wash)
Location: Cubao Expo 38 Gen. Romulo Ave., Bgy. Socorro, Cubao, Quezon City
Reserve a chair: 0917 503 1842 / email@example.com
4. Hangar Fine Barbers
This aviation-themed barbershop takes grooming to first class. Book your SO an appointment and get a boarding pass to a clean, smooth cut.
Try the: Gilder (PHP 280; cut + warm face towel treat + scalp and neck touch-up massage) or the Zeppelin (PHP 600; cut+ executive shave + warm face towel treat + full body massage)
Location: 9641 Kamagong St., Barangay San Antonio Village, Makati
Reserve a chair: 0917 800 8727
3. Kapwa Studio
If your boyfriend is into the arts, take him to Kapwa Studio, a barbershop and a co-creative space where creatives can connect through workshops, community events, gigs, and art exhibits.
Location: 5059-A P. Burgos Street, Makati
Reserve a chair: 805 7948
2. Back Alley Barbershop
Rediscover old school with Back Alley Barbershop. Complete with 40-year-old Takara Belmont barber chairs, curated music, and hand brewed coffee and craft beer, Back Alley Barbershop is a no-frills neighborhood grooming shop that is all about giving your man the traditional barber experience.
Try the: Quickee (PHP 250; no-frills, fast service haircut), Hungover treatment (PHP 750; hot and cold towel applications + clay masks+ a facial treatment)
Location: Ground Floor, Alpha Salcedo Condominium, Bautista Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
Reserve a chair: 0947 518 5736
1. Felipe and Sons
If your man likes dressing up, take him to Felipe and Sons, a barberdashery that combines the services of a traditional barbershop and the custom clothing of a modern haberdashery. This place also offers everything a gentleman needs—dapper haircuts, custom-made suits, dress shoes, and booze.
Try the: Cut & Rinse (PHP 360; cut + hot towel treatment+ massage), Afternoon Delight (PHP 650; the signature cut & rinse with an SFW extra)
Location: El Pueblo Real de Manila, Ortigas
Reserve a chair: 997 3724