Zero 1 Story Hair Salon Will Bring Your Dream Korean Look to Life

Zero 1 Story Hair Salon Will Bring Your Dream Korean Look to Life

This Korean hair salon in Manila offers cuts and perms for men and women.

Image credit:  @zero1storyhairsalon

Image credit: @zero1storyhairsalon

The Rundown

  • Zero 1 Story Hair Salon is a Korean-run establishment in Metro Manila that offers haircuts, heat perms, styling, and hair color services for men and women.

  • Commonly stylized and geotagged as Zero One Story Salon on Facebook and Instagram, you will find them at Bonifacio Global City in this address: G/F Fort Pointe 2 Bldg, The Fort Complex, 28th St., Taguig

  • Zero 1’s Korean stylist Dean Kim and squad are very accommodating and excellent in what they do.

  • Celebrities who have visited Zero 1 Story include Anne Curtis, Ryan Bang, and Erwan Heussaff.

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Review of Our First Visit

Munchies and refreshments from our visit on March 16, 2019 at 1pm.

Munchies and refreshments from our visit on March 16, 2019 at 1pm.

Our first visit at Zero 1 Hair Story Salon happened on one Saturday afternoon. At first, we weren’t particularly excited to come as we knew we had to endure the traffic from Quezon City to BGC, but we’re glad that the trip turned out to be shorter than expected, which was just a couple minutes shy of one hour. We had twenty minutes to kill before our 1pm appointment, so we decided to grab some Black Nitro (Iced Americano) at the nearby Nitro 7 Coffee & Tea Bar. The server wasn’t particularly welcoming that day, but at least the drinks were good.

With caffeine injected in our system, we felt more pumped about getting our hair done so we headed straight to Zero 1 Hair Story Salon, which is located near Early Bird Breakfast Club and Cable Car.  The Filipino staff greeted us warmly as soon as we walked up to their store. She confirmed our reservation and offered us some refreshments and access to their Wifi connection.

Zero 1 Hair Salon has more room than what we thought. They have a nice bar and lounge seats for the waiting area, six seats in the actual salon area, and two backwash chairs and sink bowls. (On the first floor, there’s a juice bar if you wish to get some quick bite!). We had a bit of a waiting time since there were two Korean women being serviced, but this we didn’t really mind as we enjoyed the view of the surrounds (and listening to the background music as well!).

When our turn came, Dean Kim, who is Zero 1’s head stylist, asked us what hairstyle we’d like to have. We showed him the pegs on our phone and he quickly proceeded to work on the Korean look that we were going for. As with all other salons, Dean Kim cut our hair first before the perming procedure, which lasted for an hour (I only had the sides permed). I really appreciated that the entire staff was thoughtful, polite, and accommodating the whole time, but more importantly I loved the end result of my perm (I’d show you a photo, but I’m too shy for that). Anyhow, all I can say is I really look forward to my hair growing back to being unmanageable so I can visit Zero 1 Story another time. (Doughnuts were sent to my previous barber, I promise.)

If you’re a guy who wants to have a Korean hairstyle as well but do not know anything about perming, you can start with this Youtube video made by Brute Choi:

A guide to Korean perms | 남자 머리 펌! One of my most requested videos. Hope you guys enjoy it and i hope it answers some of your questions that you have about the hairstyle. Please comment below if you have any questions.

Posts of Zero 1 Story Hair Salon and their Customers

Not sure what to expect from a Korean hairstylist? Take a look at the looks that Anne Curtis, Ryan Bang, and Erwan Heussaff got after dropping by Zero One Story Hair Salon:

Here’s Erwan at Zero One Story getting his Park Bo Gum cut.

Here’s who loved Erwan’s Korean look most, second to Ryan Bang. 💖

Here’s Ryan Bang looking dapper, thanks to Zero 1 Story Hair Salon in BGC.


BOOK IT!

The contact details and service rates of Zero One Story Hair Salon are found below, but if you are traveling to Korea soon and want to experience having your haircut in Seoul, you may want to check out any of the following activities that you can book:

OPTION 1: Hairstyling Experience at ARBOR, Hongdae

Screengrab from  Klook

Screengrab from Klook

  • PRICE: ₱1,860 or $35.4 for cut and styling, if not discounted

  • Professional Korean hair stylist analysis fee

  • Hair wash, hair cut, hair blow, and styling fee

  • One free drink from the coffee shop inside the salon

  • Available everyday 10am to 10pm KST

OPTION 2: Hairstyling Experience at Serimama, Hongdae

Screengrab from  Klook

Screengrab from Klook

  • PRICE: ₱1,860 or $35.4 for cut and styling, if not discounted

  • Includes professional Korean hair stylist analysis fee, hair wash, hair cut, blow-dry, and styling fee

  • Unlimited drinks

  • Basic English translator (the translation APP ID will be provided on site)

  • Available everyday from 11am to 8pm

TIPS!

  • Have a saved photo of the hairstyle that you’re going for in your phone. It’ll make it easy for Zero One Story Hair Salon to know what you have in mind.

  • Never mind if the photo that you have are photos of Gong Yoo or Park Shin Hye. They won’t judge.

  • If you’re going to Zero 1 Story by your car, there’s a paid parking lot just beside it. But you may already know this.


Zero 1 Story Hair Salon’s Price List

Here are the fees charged by Zero One Story Hair Salon in BGC, as taken from their Facebook page (subject to change without notice):

  • Haircut price: ₱800 (around $15)

  • Digital perm + cut price: ₱3,500 (around $67)

  • Rebonding price: ₱3,500 (around $67)

  • Hair color price: ₱2,500 (around $47)

  • [Promotion for men] Haircut + Head Spa: from ₱2,300 to ₱1,500

When I made a reservation on March 12, I was told through text that the haircut for men costs ₱800 and the perm + cut costs ₱3,000. They also informed me that first-time customers will get a 20% off for for the perm and hair color services, as shown in their embedded Facebook post above.

In case you think the haircut is priced high, I actually spent ₱1,100+ (₩25,000) in one of the salons in Mapo-gu, Seoul for the same service.

Zero 1 Story BGC Address & Open Hours

Visit them at G/F Fort Pointe 2 Bldg, The Fort Complex, 28th St., Taguig.

Zero One Story Hair Salon's operating hours is Mondays thru Saturdays from 10am-8pm. They are closed on Sundays.

Make a Reservation

Contact Zero One Story Korean Salon via any of the following to make the reservation:

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