Thursday, January 20

Salon Review: CUT Encarnacion Salon

Umm, this is a bit long. Please endure. Hehe. :)

The last post I had for 2010 was about some family issues and a newly rebonded hair, right? Well, here's the review for the salon that gave me a good rebond (for the first 2 freaking days only). It's called CUT Encarnacion Salon. They have a lot of branches around the metro actually. If you're a frequenter of Divisoria, you might have seen one in Tutuban Mall. But that wasn't the shop I visited. It's the one in Zabarte Road, Novaliches, Quezon City. Went there cos it's about a kilometer or two away from my uncle's condo, where we were staying that week. Anyways...




That paretheses-ed phrase above is already giving an obvious judgement - yes, I did not like the results after those 2 days. What they did were almost the same steps as how a regular rebonding is done:

  1. Hairwash (shampoo + conditioner)
  2. Blowdry
  3. Application of Solution A (straightener)
  4. Wait (for about 1-2 hrs)
  5. Hairwash
  6. Blowdry
  7. Flat iron (usually this is the longest and most painful step; but in my case last month, it wasn't)
  8. Application of Solution B (treatment: Pro-V + clear/colored cellophane)
  9. Wait (for 1-2 hrs again)
  10. Hairwash
  11. Blowdry
  12. Styling (optional: haircut)


The actual differences from regular rebonding sessions that I experienced during this salon day was that my hair was already damaged prior to the rebonding process. I had my hair bleached 6 months ago and that bleach literally killed my hair. My tresses were, to quote the stylists, "IN CRITICAL CONDITION." Yes, THAT bad. I really thought I was gonna get bald after the treatments. 'Cos the master stylist, Vanessa, said he's not sure whether my hair could stand the chemicals or not. Luckily, it did.

TBH Note: Vanessa instructed the salon assistant not to thoroughly rinse my hair after the conditioner on the 1st hairwash. I believe this was the important step that helped my hair manage all the treatments that day. 

But as what I've said, it was just good during the 1st two days after I left the salon. Those 2 days that I didn't bathe. (And by bathing I mean wetting the hair. I still took showers you know! Hmp! *defensive mode* HAHA.)

TBH Note: A girl who just had a rebond must give at least 3 days leeway before bathing so her hair can generate enough oil to ward off any dryness caused by the chemicals.

Though I did not wait for the 3rd day because I had an important event I needed to attend to on the 2nd day. Up to now, I still dont know if this had something to do with the not-so-good results. Hee hee. Alright, anyways...

My rating for this salon:

2 bumblebees

I should have given 1. But because the price wasn't too expensive (Php1500 or about $30) and Vanessa was very gentle (in Tagalog, magaan ang kamay), I just added 1 point.

Recommendations? Hmmm, if you have high salon expectations on rebonding, then don't visit CUT. Go to Tony & Jackey instead. That's the Korean salon with real Korean stylists which I also tried before and I can say, it's the best salon I've tried so far. Though quite pricey.

Thanks for reading, loves!

Head on over to their official Facebook page if you have any question. I am not part of Cut Encarnacion so I cannot entertain your concerns. :)

32 comments:

  1. post a pic of your hair before and after. :)

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  2. @ anonymous: alrightee, will do soon. thanks for the comment ♥

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  3. my hair was rebonded in that salon for the first time.. my hair also, just like yours was good for 3 freaking days only before i washed it.. now, my hair was only a month old since it was rebonded but if you look at it, it looks like it was a year old already.. too bad! just a waste of money.. ill never go back to this salon for rebond treatment again..

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  4. I strongly agree with you guys!

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  5. my hair was rebonded at hair cut encarnacion-francisco salons and it was great actually. i had a great experience.its been 4 months now and my hair still looks good. i also asked the manager if HAIR CUT is similar to CUT encarnacion because i usually go there and she said NO. i suggest you try HAIR CUT @ talipapa,novaliches :)

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    1. maybe its just the branch? i was suppose to go there today to rebond my hair...good thing I've read this...

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  6. the encarnacion salon here in cebu is the worst salon ..... with the unfortunate experienced i just had with them, one thing for sure I will never go back in there again.

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    1. What place in cebu? There are many encarnacion salon in cebu... just wanna know cuz i'm planning to rebond my hair too...

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  7. that's not what i experienced..they have a good service especially in recto branch..i dnt why that happened to you maybe your hair is already damaged that's why it became critical..sorry..but i dnt agree with you..its free to have opinions naman anyway..

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  8. they have a good service my rebond lasted for about a year ok naman. quality and affordable

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  9. BAT DI PA MAGSARA YANG MOTHERFUCKER NA CUT NA YAN!!!???? WALANG KWENTA! FOR THE WORLD!

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  10. yung hair ng friend ko mganda pa rin after being rebonded in that salon,almost 1 year n.

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  11. Screw CUT Encarnacion salon nayan! putek sinunog ung buhok ko... ung gupet pang grade school.. ampotang mga baklang inutil na yan! wala ng quality control puro quantity lang.... sa manager na si angel Reyes hope that you can do something about this. ang ganda pa namna ng logo sa mga shirt sa Staff nyo pero trabaho basura!!!!

    dati ok naman.. wala na bang screening bago nyo tanggapin ang stylist nyo?
    walang ramdom checking bago man lang lumabas ang mgatao!? kung prito or nilaga ung buhok nila....

    taena kayong lahat!

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  12. that's my experience too now... I just had my hair rebonded last dec. 22 @ Cebu Branch and when i wash my hair today still has it's curl and quite dry when it dries...too bad for me... i searched for their contact numbers and found nothing... :(

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  13. to the managers of CUT please do something....

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  14. maganda ba yung encarnacion sa tutuban mall??

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  15. Actually, magkaiba po ang CUT Encarnacion salons and Hair CUT Encarnacion Francisco Salons kasi po sister company po silang dalawa. Tapos po dipende naman po yan sa Hair condition ee :))

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  16. maganda naman experienced q sa cut salon s atutban so far 3 times na qng nakapag pa rebond dun and i haven't tried any other salon yet..per ung nga lang mabilis sya kumulot ulit..

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  17. try ko palang ngaun dyan sa encarnacion sana maganda ang kalabasan...

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  18. :-( sadly I'm also one of their victim so far...after I had my hair rebonded just last Oct 25...I now have the MOST DRIED hair EVER....just right after 3 days when I washed my hair naging straight na walis tambo hair ko :-(...SO PLEASE..DON't EVER TRY TO GET REBOND in "CUT SALON" here in Biñan, Laguna...

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  19. If you have any problem with our services,we are glad if you can address it directly from us. Hindi naman po sarado ang aming opisina para pakinggan ang inyong mga reklamo.09232068339 or 5138693

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  20. SA tutuban mall lng ung mgandang branch ng encarnacion,ilang beses n kmi ngparebond ng kapatid ko dun, at masya kami lagi sa resulta, look for ms.Lorna ata un. magaling sya at mabait pa... o kaya ung sa isang bkla na mahaba ang buhok. natuwa kasi dun ung kapatid ko. alam niyo ung magandang gawin sa buhok. talga..dati kasi natry ko sa recto isang beses..ang pangit ng pagkakarebond...nasunog ung buhok sa bandang ibaba..

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  21. HI SAN SA TUTUBAN MALL?? KC DBA MAY CUT, TPOS MAY PETRA PEPITA ENCARNACION, MAY ISA PANG SISTER COMPANY NILA DUN..SO SAN DUN UNG MGANDA MGPAREBOND?? THANKS

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  22. I like CUT SALON period. :)

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  23. Grabe yung staff nila sa zabarte branch mga bastos at hindi marunong gumalang sa customer..imagine cla na yung nakakabangga sayo wala man lang excuse o sorry.sobrang rude din once may pumasok,mag jujudge agad sa itsura ng client akala mo nman kung cno cla..nkaka disappoint,panget na gawa panget pa ugali..ipapangalandakan pa nila na sobrang kapal o panget ng buhok mo.tsk

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  24. I had my hair done at encarnacion tutuban 3 times and once a year, so far my hair still looks good until now. i guess it depends kung gano ka kulot ang hair nyo bago nyo ipina rebond, sakin kasi straight naman sya medyo buhaghag lang. so ng i rebond sa encarnation naging super straight at bagsak na sya.

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  25. Nagparebond ako sa Zabarte branch last 2012 of January okay naman maganda, it lasted almost a year, tapos nagparebond ulet ako nung December 23, 2012 kase hindi na maganda so nirebond naman, now wala pang one month hindi na maganda yung igang parte ng buhok ko, dry and kulot2x na lalo na underneath, pupunta ako now to complain about this sana magawan nila ng paraan at their own expense.

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  26. Uhm, i think your hair is already damaged kaya the result was that bad. But as for me, okay naman so far. :)

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  27. I had my haircut in CUT Salon in Sta. Mesa and its fine with me, the hairdresser who attended my hair was friendly. So the next day, my sister and I went to CUT Salon around 10AM because she wants to put highlights in her hair. Yes I know we went there a bit early but thats the plan so we will be the first customer,hopefully. And when we got there by any luck we are the first customer. While my sister is having her hair done, I told the hairdresser that I want a mani-pedi (Manicure & Pedicure). She said the manicurist is not in the salon yet so I waited for about 15 mins. And when the manicurist arrived she ate her brunch that took for 30mins or so. Im a bit irritated and asked how long will I wait. They told me she's finishing soon. So after another freaking half hour she finished eating and I didnt know because nobody informed me. I went to their manicure station and saw her cleaning another customer's toes!! Oh my gosh!! I was furious and told my sister and my sister complained but the manicurist just looked at us like we were some cheap people. She didnt even apologize!! Oh gosh.

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  28. This salon gave my hair a lot of hairfall after my rebond. Plus hair breakage on my roots. So frustrating. It's been a year after my rbond there and my hairfall does not stop still.

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  29. i was suppose to go there today to rebond my hair just exactly at cut.... chenez??? zabarte branch...good thing I've read this...thanks a lot...

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  30. Nsa klase ng buhok ang result. Kung super kulot, o damaged ang buhok nyo, wag kayo mag expect na mama magic ng reb0nd yan. Twice nko nagpapa reb0nd sa encarnaci0n at mgnda ang result.

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