My Two-Tone Hair Makeover at the Azta Urban Salon SM San Lazaro!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

I really really want an ombre hair style! I don't know why the look appealed to me, but it's so hippie-for-my-life, hahaha! :P 
 Celebrities sporting the ombre look: I love Rachel Bilson and Drew Barrymore pa naman! Hehe!

The not-so-cool ombre look:
 Medyo extreme na to mga teh! Christina Aguilera and Drew Barrymore with light-to-dark hair!

So, last Friday, I visited the "new" Azta Urban Salon in SM San Lazaro (Manila). It was one of "my malls" back during our college days, so when I passed by Dangwa, Lacson, Laong Laan...sobrang senti mode lang! I miss USTE!

Saw this sign...So off I went!
Located at the 3rd level, near Sun Cellular and the theaters:

The salon's "menu":

I learned that the Azta in SM San Lazaro has been operating since February this year. I was really curious about this salon after seeing the blog features of Lissa Kahayon, The Plump Pinays, and Honey Andrade--fashion bloggers who all root for Azta's services. Although a bit new compared to other salons we've all been going to since our high school days, Azta is fast-becoming the salon we fashion bloggers prefer!

Upon entering the place:
 Greeted with a smile! Plus points! Haha!

Receiving area: (Magazines are all updated, yey, haha!)

They had me at "Free Drinks", haha!

Now, to my hair makeover!

 Davines, Hair Color from Italy:
...Because my hair stylist Ms. July Flores gladly helped me kung anong babagay sa akin, and even recommended a haircut and total look that's right for me! :)

After telling her about ombre, Ms. July said she wouldn't bleach my hair because it will do damage, so we will go for lighter color sa taas (Ash), tapos darker sa baba (Mahogany)...They call the look "Two-Tone Hair" - 
Beyonce with Two-Tone HairStyle: Light to Dark.

After deciding on the color, hair cut muna! They shampooed my hair sa seat ko mismo..."Dry Shampoo" ang tawag dito, a procedure they got from Malaysia. Shal!

 After blowdry and haircut...

...On to the hair color procedure:
 Ms. Lorena assisted my hairstylist in achieving my two-tone hair!

It took around 2 hours for the whole thing (shampoo, blowdry, hair cut, hair color, shampoo again, then blowdry)...So make sure you really allot the day for this session. After a few hours of waiting for the color to settle (thank God for BB and iTouch for keeping me company, and Ate Lorena, who is super accommodating--she makes sure I'm not bored and palagi pa akong inoofferan ng drinks, hehe).....

Finally! My new look! Yehey! Tamang tama events night non, Sarah of Ms. Eggplant Chronicles called the look: "Reverse Ombre"! Hahaha!

What I also love about Azta SM San Lazaro is that they gave me a "reseta" after undergoing the process of hair coloring: 
Ms. July explaining to me the DOs and DON'Ts...

After ng aking pagpapaganda, I looked around the place so I can feature them here in my blog...

Love the mirrors na framed with light bulbs...So artista lang the peg! Hehe!

I just had to take a "mirror photo", hehe!

The salon also offers haircut and styling for boys....

Digiperm... (the girl beside me, ganda ng curls niya nakita ko ang before and after...Hindi naging "poodle-y"...Natural Curls lang! Next time eto naman pagagawa ko, kelangan lang talaga magpahaba pa muna hehe....)

 Mani / Pedi....

Interested na? :) Check out THIS PAGE for more of the services offered in AZTA!

Basta ako, happy ako sa Reverse Ombre ko, haha! :) Thank you Azta SM San Lazaro for my new look! :)

Mume-Megann Fox na ba? Hahahaha!
 I wish! Hahaha, kahit sa two-tone hurr man lang! ;P

 Ready for your own hair makeover? Visit Azta Urban Salon in SM San Lazaro! Contact number is 3531344, or like AZTA Urban Salon on Facebook!

Up next: Will blog about the two events I went to that night (SOFA then TOPS)....
Simple lang my outfitey, pero with a standout hair, carry na, diba! ;)

Celebrity Photos from Google Search. No copyright infringement intended.


  1. Ganda :D
    Did you start with dark hair, or light hair ka na bago nagpa-color? Gusto ko kasi magpa-dye ng red sa kanila, kaso baka hindi maging kasing vibrant dahil black ako huhu. =/

  2. I so love your hair Ms. Ana! =)

  3. Weyn: Nagpacolor ako ng may kulay na talaga hair ko (hindi na black na black) ... Medyo uneven din kasi kung minsan ako lang nagpapakulay haha! Kung gusto mo vibrant red, nagbbleach din sila! :) although scared pa ako, someday papaganyan din ako para maachieve yun blonde tips/ real ombre na hehe :)))

    Karenav: Thank you thank you sooo much <3

  4. Love your hair color! bagay na bagay :D

  5. wow ganda ng haircut and hair color :) parang inspired...

    Glenn of Gencified

  6. Yehey wow thank you Argie!!! :) Coming from you, super means alot!

  7. Glenn: WOW! Hahaha! I wish! :D Pero sige, I'll seek inspiration anywhere, para masaya ang buhay! ;D Hahaha! Thank you for the compliment! :) I love AZTA na talaga!!!

  8. Ang coooool! Love it sis, bagay! =)

  9. Yehey thank you sis! :) Next time talaga ombre na talaga! :)

  10. ganda ng haircut Ana! plus the "reverse ombre" suits you! =) kung pwede lang magattend ng job interivews while sporting an ombre 'do, ginawa ko na talaga kahit pa dyi! haha! ganda kasi! :D

  11. I love your hair! You look gorgeous! :)

  12. love your hair and the color combi is very very bagay!

  13. Ghoent: wow job interviews? Goodluck sia a! Fight fight fight!:)
    Mimi: waaah thankyou so much!!!<3

  14. Feastfulife: awww yey thankyou thsnk you!!!:)

  15. nice sis! I likey hehe..gz2 k dn nga nung blonde/black combination dati pa d ko alam kung keri haha...

  16. Your hair looks super nice and the ombre look suits you! The color is not too striking pati, very mild lang ang dating but it definitely has a plus factor on you. Thanks for sharing this salon. Ma-try nga next time! - Mar

  17. i love your hair!:)

  18. Thank you for the comments Ella, Mar, and Faye!!! :) <3

  19. Hi, how much did it cost? :D


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