Studio Fix by Alex Carbonell

4/F Greenbelt 5, Legazpi St., Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila

Studio Fix by Alex Carbonell
4.5
4.5 Stars

21 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 13
  • 4 stars 7
  • 3 stars 0
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 27 Reviews
  • 85 Recommend
  • 21 Reviewers
Category:
Hair Salon
Business Hours
Reopens: 10:00a - 9:00p
Phone
+6325013064

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Faye M.
5.0 Stars

Always look for Hermes

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Jia F.
4.0 Stars

Hermes 128142

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Yshkael C.
4.0 Stars

Dropped by here before heading to Looloo Rendezvoos at Ludo!

Just had a haircut by Hermes.

It was actually my first time.

Yep. I agree with what the others said. They really take time in shampooing and massaging your hair. Surely a different experience. Actually it was spa-like since they make you even wear robes. Wow.

The haircut was sooo fast like woah! I think 15 mins and I was done.

I think he did a good job and the service was pretty good too with the blowdry and back massage.

I would have given 5 stars but since they called me Vanessa !!??!? Who is that?!?!? My name was cleary written on their log book and yet they called me differently. Well, the name is everything...

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Jenn N.
4.0 Stars

Decided to go with my mom and tita-lola last February when they booked an appointment with Sir Alex Carbonell and Hermes. Perfect timing since I was going on a trip later that month. And since Sir Alex's schedule was full, they could only accommodate my mom. My aunt and I went with Hermes.

There was nothing much they can do with my hair because it's still colored, so I opted to just retouch my roots, get a trim, and a treatment.

As much as I wanted to keep my curls, my hair looked like walis tambo and I just couldn't deal with the tangles anymore.

Everything cost me around 5-6k, which I think is the standard price. I wouldn't mind paying for their excellent service. I like how Hermes really took time to check my hair before deciding which colors to mix para "mahabol" my hair color. And he didn't suggest anything that would further damage my hair.

What I really liked about them is that their staff is not too chatty and they do not sell you products. I like my salons quiet, as it is my only time to pamper myself and relax at the same time. There was just one client who was too noisy. She was on the phone THE WHOLE TIME talking about her travels and her lots in the province. UGH CAN YOU NOT!!!128529

Overall, the salon experience was really good, except for that very chatty customer. 128517

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Reinne A.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Loren L P.
5.0 Stars

Php1,500 na ang rate ni Alex for haircut! My husband insists it's ok to have my hair cut with him pero the php300 increase - my heart can't take. Hahaha. So I take the next best thing- Hermes. Got a real fringe this time- not just some side bangs and I was very happy. Sorry, no pics. I'm shy of my chubby cheeks 128540

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Tiffany C.
5.0 Stars

I love Alex! :)

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Faye M.
5.0 Stars

Always look for Hermes :)

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Lia B.
5.0 Stars

Great service! James and others who attended to me were pretty good. I was satisfied with the results. Had hair color, mani and pedi done. Shampoo was wonderful!

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Liz D.
2.0 Stars

Either you go for Hermes & Alex otherwise your hair would look like nothing happened. I had a TERRIBLE experience in this salon most especially the service I have received. There was this weird-looking hairdresser whose face got botoxed (i think) and he made a terrible cut on my hair! I went there to detox but instead it made me even more stressed out. Anyways, to each his own. 128129God bless this place. 128582

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Faye M.
5.0 Stars

Look for Hermes he does wonders to my hair :)

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Loren L P.
4.0 Stars

Alex was fully booked when I had to go back for another haircut so I had Hermes do my hair. The experience was probably not as overwhelming compared to Alex but Hermes did a good job- I liked it too, not bad as alternative to Alex considering the price. 128512

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Justin T.
5.0 Stars

I am recommending Hermes. He knows what's best for my hair :)

#firstguytocomment

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Dianne C.
5.0 Stars

5 years of wanting to have my hair colored but never had the guts to try. Scared of drying my hair and wasn't really convinced by most of the salons.128556

And then December 2013 came, I noticed my sis-in law's hair color was very natural and glowing. I asked her where she had her hair colored and she whispered studio fix. Parang secret diba haha128516

So I searched it in the net, looked for some reviews, checked looloo.. And everyone seemed to be satisfied with the service. 128584128584

Come march 1,2014- my boyfriend and I booked an appointment with Hermes the following day.

March 2,3014- Had to come here first since my boyfriend was kind of sick. 12pm- we started. I was kind of shy since it was my first time, but Hermes was very nice and talked to me like I was a long time client/friend. Gaan lang kausap. I showed him a picture of the exact hair color I wanted, pero syempre asked for his opinion and suggestion din. He told me okay na daw yun gusto ko. Then this guy eman offered me drinks. He was also the one who shampooed and helped in my colors.

So we started with shampoo and then the highlights (caramel brown), then the color itself (medium brown) then they covered my hair with a cling wrap then shampoo/conditioner and massage. Ahhhhhh128134128134128134128134128134128134 the experience..I loved it.

The picture above shows my previous hair color and my newly colored hair.

I really cannot put into words how happy and satisfied I am with the result. Staffs were very nice and patient- I have a thick and super long hair and they were doing my hair for 4hours. I love how they treat every client and they were super metikuloso.

My boyfriend got a hair color din. And he was satisfied. He loved the color and the massage while shampooing. He loved my hair color din hehe128513128513128513

Toni Gonzaga was there din :)

Price- worth every centavo128176128176128176128077128076128076128076

Mine was Php. 6k++ since almost 3k each for the haircolor and highlights and 500 for hermes. And 3k for bf. paid 9k++ for our hair salon experience. Syempre everyone was nice so tip tip din 128516128522128522128522

Ps
Roegan T they have a new branch in greenbelt 3 beside yakimix 128522

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Maia T.
5.0 Stars

Finally a much deserved haircut with The Alex Carbonell 9786️ This was my first time to get a haircut from him and Im very satisfied with the services I got.

I was scheduled for a 3PM appointment and the place was already bustling by the time I got there. Probably explaining his expanding clientle. The moment I was seated I was surprised. Erich Gonazales was in front of me! She was crazy beautiful 128525

The shampooing process was something else. I've gone to a couple salons and this shampoo process definitely stood out. It felt like a long special head massage, I almost fell asleep because it was that relaxing!

I was seated and was surprised that my hair was being blow dried. Turns out it was a reversal of the process. Basically my hair is lighter and easier to manage. And Alex Carbonell is definitely very warm and will listen to what you want. Pretty pricey for 1,200 but its definitely a quality cut. Im definitely getting my haircuts here from now on 10084

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Loren L P.
5.0 Stars

I have found the hair stylist of my life. Hahaha. I am loyal to a lot of things- restaurant, spa, etc but never cared too much for my hair so I never had a salon I regularly go to- till my 33rd birthday when I decided to have bangs and hair color. Heard so much about Alex Carbonell and I decided to go see him. Never been happier. Price just right (ok, the hair color and treatment OK but the php1200++ hair cut might be too much for me if I get a haircut or trim every couple of months 128516).

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Eunice S.
5.0 Stars

I wanted to keep my hair virgin until Studio Fix happened. Since I did some research prior the visit, I specifically asked for Hermes when I got in. Lucky me he was available because it was a weekday afternoon. :) I just asked him to cut my hair with some side-swept bangs and put a dash of color, highlights, specifically. Super nervous because all I've ever done with my hair is to cut it. I didn't give much instructions because I felt I was in good hands. True enough, I loved the cut and hair color! Thank you, Hermes! Gah, quality does really come with a price! :)

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April G.
4.0 Stars

It's very difficult to secure an appointment with THE Alex Carbonell (Creative Director) bec he's so popular and sought-after. So thank goodness I was able to get a slot from another top notch stylist, Hermes.

My hair is typically just wash and wear. No primping whatsoever. Shampoo and conditioner only. Never colored or rebonded.

I was expecting to be bombarded with the usual up selling of products or other complementary services. Nope! Nada! How refreshing!

I just wanted a nice cut that will grow well sans upkeep. And it has to be still ponytail friendly (aka long enough). So that's what I told Hermes. Do your magic given what I wanted.

And tada! I got what I wanted. Long enough, wash and wear, and will grow well without upkeep. (Photo attached was a day after the cut after washing my hair. Not bad based on personal experience of getting a nice cut but fails the day-after test).

Plus factor that Hermes made me look younger bec of the cut.

Will I go back? Yup!

1 star off bec the wifi was not working, I waited for a bit longer despite arriving 30 mins early and the supposedly complimentary drinks were not served.

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Abby T.
4.0 Stars

The first time i got my hair colored was with Hermes, Lovely & Eman. If you've read my review, you'd know how pampered & satisfied i felt. Lovely was very conversant while applying the dye & had a smile on her face most of the time. Eman on the other hand gave the best scalp massage & was equally attentive.

This is going to be hard for me especially when Hermes was always so accommodating and i again had the best mind-blowing shampoo experience. You know how stylists usually try to engage you with "small talk" to somehow minimize awkwardness & build rapport instead? Unfortunately, this Rowena who did the coloring did the exact opposite. Like how our parents used to scold us: "Ni ha, ni ho wala!" She didn't even say hi, not a smile, nada. There were times pa when i felt she was tugging on my hair without apologizing, i just hope those were unintentional. I don't know if she was having a bad day or just a case of bitchy resting face...128533

Next up to make matters worst, i was waiting for my keratin treatment to be done when this Zet girl started removing the wrap around my hair. Turns out she mistook me for another customer! Brilliant, right? The moment she found out her booboo, she was grinning & didn't even apologize. She didn't even wrap it properly afterwards.128548

If you're wondering about the finished product.. Initially was like 128563 because it turned out jet blackish when i asked for reddish brown, but after the keratin treatment plus ironing it out.. VOILA! Wish come true!128171

I'm a bit disppointed with some of the incidents today, but i'm happier because i got the color i wanted (which is the most important part). Thank you, Hermes.128522

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Peanut D.
4.0 Stars

Finally followed Ruby's advice and had my hair cut by Alex Carbonell!

So yes, I'd like to thank Alex Carbonell for my hair. Plains and Prints for my outfit. Special thanks also to Pau Liniment - walang aw sa pauuu! And Hammerhead Jackets. #whut

Pwede na bang pang-artista greeting? Lol.

On to my experience!

THE SALON

Their waiting area looks modern and clean with lots of white. Aside from that, you'll also spot a number of dudes enthusiastically staring into space, waiting for their wives/girlfriends. 128540

I had to wait 30 minutes even though I was scheduled for 230 PM 2 weeks before. When I whined to my sister about this, she was quick to give me a bunch of joke lines:

"You didn't know? Alex Carbonell doesn't wait for you. You wait for Alex Carbonell."

"You don't review Alex Carbonell. Alex Carbonell reviews YOU."

Hahaha. But they were nice though. I think they checked in on me about 2 times to make sure I know that I'm next.

But after the waiting period, everything went pretty well.

THE AMAZING SHAMPOO EXPERIENCE

I seriously felt like I went to The Spa for my head. It was the most beautiful shampooing I've ever experienced in my life. I thought I was going to fall asleep! I think shampooing lasted about 15 minutes. Sarap!

When I told the lady who shampooed my hair that it was amazing and felt really good, she told me that that's really what they want because other salons make you feel like shampooing is just part of the process. Here, they make sure you enjoy it. And I did!

THE HAIRCUT

Okay this is my fault somehow I guess. I didn't tell Alex what I really wanted. I just whined about my current haircut and told him I don't like it.

I was hoping he'll give me a flatter cut to get rid of the shagginess.

Instead he said, "konting snip snip lang yan!" And that he understood why the first stylist cut my hair the way she did. It's because my hair is so flat and straight, she was just trying to give it body.

After he was done, I couldn't really tell how my hair looked because he had it curled.

At first I scared myself looking at the mirror. I felt like I was this old lady from the 70s. Now that I think about it, I think I just reminded myself of my Lola. She liked curling her hair a lot. Alex assured me that it looked nice. Lol. He was really friendly btw. And really has tons of loyal clients!

The following day, when the curls were gone, I was saddened to see that my hair was pretty much just like how my previous haircut was. Ho hum.

BUT! Just the other day, I made the effort to actually use a roller brush. It didn't look so bad! My hair actually looked thicker!

For the price of Php 1,200, the amazing shampoo experience and my haircut wasn't so bad. (My Php 2,800 haircut at Salon de Manila sucked so bad I can only think of how I got ripped off.)

I'm still on the lookout though for the best haircut for me. I'm looking at trying out Azta after 3-4 months and just copying my sister's haircut haha.

Or maybe I can go to Alex again and just explain to him what I want. 128522

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