Bang’s Tony and Jackey : Korean Hairstylist

Our hair is our crowning glory, and 99% of women would agree that our hairstyle can affect, not just our overall look, but how we carry ourselves and how other people see us. This is why it’s important to me that my hair is styled by someone who knows how to handle it. I’m not all for paying a premium to get the hairstyle I want, but if it’s going to be worth it in the end, why not? And that’s exactly how I felt a day after I got my hair cut at Bang’s Tony & Jackey in SM North Edsa, Annex.

Bang's Tony & Jackey at SM North Edsa, Annex

(Photo from their website)

First of all, let me make one thing clear. I’m not a KPOP fan (okay, except for Hyorin of Sistar), but I adore their hairstyles. I find them easy to manage and very stylish – no fuss. So, when my brother dragged me to Tony & Jackey to get my hair cut, I was excited, but at the same time wary about how my hair will turn out.

I can count with one hand the number of hairstylists that I trust with my hair. Actually, there are just 2 – one has been cutting my hair since I was in high school, and the other was more recent, but she did an excellent job, especially when I had my hair straightened. So, trusting a new hairstylist wasn’t something I easily do. I’m sure a lot of you understand this completely, right? 😉

A bad hairstyle can ruin your mood and your look for months! I remember suffering for almost a year from bangs that were too short than the length I asked! My hair doesn’t grow as fast as others, so it takes a toll on me when I get a really bad haircut. That experience, from a pseudo, know-it-all stylist who didn’t listen, who felt like he knew what’s right for me, still annoys me when I remember it. I’ve learned my lesson.

But, since my brother was all giddy about me getting a haircut from Tony & Jackey, I finally did it. I was assigned Wendy, one of their senior hairstylists, and there were 2 others who assisted her. She’s a professional Korean hairstylist, so I felt like I’m going to be in good hands (see her profile here).

Getting a haircut with Wendy at Bang's Tony & Jackey in SM Annex

One of the assistants washed my hair. I wasn’t planning on getting a haircut that afternoon, so I washed my hair at home. But, after a day of commuting, shopping and walking around, I didn’t want the stylist to handle my hair in its condition, so I went ahead with the washing.

3 people were handling my hair at Tony & Jackey

Coming in, I had no idea what style I wanted. They have style books to guide you. I also learned that you can even use the digital mirror to get a preview of a hairstyle. You can also watch movies, listen to music, or surf while you’re there. However, we were in a hurry, so I didn’t get to use it.

Hair simulation using the digital mirror at Bang's Tony & Jackey Korean Hairstylist

After I decided on what style I liked for myself, Wendy got to work. Though she didn’t speak any Filipino, we were able to communicate well and she knew exactly what to do to make the look work for me. She made a few adjustments and I am VERY happy with how it turned out. Of course, they blow-dried my hair and styled it, so it looked very pretty.

How my hair looked after the haircut and blow-drying

I don’t normally like getting my hair blow-dried ’cause I wanted to see how it will actually look when we take the post-trim styling out of the picture. I’m not big on spending time fixing my hair whenever I go out, which is exactly why I chose this hairstyle. It’s so easy to manage. After a couple of days, see photo below – that’s how my hair looked. It felt so light and worry-free to style. 🙂

My easy to manage Korean hairstyle from Bang's Tony & Jackey

I have thick hair, which most people envy. Before the haircut, I rock the mahangin-ba-sa-labas look pretty well. So, I really dig how this hairstyle made me look edgier. It made my bulky, messy hairstyle look more stylish. 🙂

My usual hair routine goes like this: After taking a bath, I carefully wrap and twist my hair in a towel ’til I’m done with makeup when I’m going out or after I’ve put on lotion when I’m just at home. I then slightly towel-dry it and I usually just comb it with my fingers. Why? ‘Cause my hair is so susceptible to falling, and it’s one thing I do to prevent it. Wet hair and scalp make the strands easier to pull out. SO, I only comb it when it’s all dry, and I use a wide tooth comb, with the large gaps. It’s best for those who suffer from moderate to major hairfall. 🙂

It’s been months since I had this haircut, so the front part is already too long. I’m planning on having my haircut again this October and I’ll definitely go back to Tony & Jackey.

The price I paid for my haircut is Php 500. To most people, that sounds expensive. I pay a fraction of that with my other stylists, but, I don’t mind paying that again if the result will be exactly what I wanted. 🙂


  • If you are planning on getting your hair cut, don’t shampoo at home. Why? Because 99% of the time, the salon will have your hair washed again. Shampooing twice a day is not good for your hair.
  • Don’t be ashamed or shy to ask if you can’t decide on what will look good on you. The assistants at Tony & Jackey are very knowledgeable, so feel free to ask them. I told them how I usually handle my hair and they gave me tips on what styles should go well with me.

Bang's Tony & Jackey - Korean Hairstylist in Manila

Bang’s Tony & Jackey – Best Korean Hairstylist


  • Ayala Building, Makati
  • Festival Mall, Alabang
  • SM City Manila
  • SM North Edsa, Annex and The Block
  • Tomas Morato
  • Market Market
  • Unit Bellagio Square Malate
  • SM San Lazaro
  • SM Fairview
  • Rustan Shopwise, Magallanes
  • SM Bacoor
  • SM Cebu
  • SM Batangas
  • Marquee Mall, Pampanga
  • SM Dasmarinas, Cavite
  • SM Davao
  • SM Baguio
  • Cebu Gorordo
  • One Amazing Place, Amoranto
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...