Salon De Manila III continues to serve beauty under new management
by Lucille Nolasco Garrido
Nena & Nap Ebor
Salon De Manila III, 737 Keewatin St.
Beauty, they say, is in the eye of the beholder. And beauty salons are ready to lend a beautifying hand.
As COVID-19 restrictions loosen in Manitoba, businesses considered non-essential are reopening their doors. One of these businesses is Salon De Manila III, operating inside the Philippine-Canadian Centre of Manitoba on Keewatin Street.
The salon is now under the ownership and management of entrepreneur couple, Nap and Nena Ebora. Mr. Ebora has experience in many different fields – the food industry, distribution, funeral pre-arrangement, and now he’s taking on the beauty business.
PE: When did you assume ownership of Salon De Manila?
Nap Ebora: My wife and I assumed the ownership of Salon De Manila III on August 1, 2020. We are celebrating our first anniversary this month. As seniors ourselves, we would like to honour the seniors in our community by giving them 15 per cent discount for their haircut.
PE: Did you face any difficulties in operating the salon?
NE: As a seasoned entrepreneur, I know that challenges are normal. What we didn’t expect was the pandemic to hit us. As a man of faith, I believe that there are opportunities in every difficulty in life. As a retired couple who are still called to serve the community, through our hair salon, we are still encouraged to make our environment a better place by making them feel better through the services we have at Salon de Manila III.
PE: Did you maintain the former employees?
NE: We are excited for you to meet our committed and passionate hairstylists. Expect that they will make you feel better with the services we offer at the salon. Their experience, expertise, loyalty, and willingness to be of service to our community is what makes the new Salon de Manila III special.
PE: Tell us about the services at Salon De Manila III?
NE: We are open Tuesday to Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sundays at 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. We welcome walk-ins but encourage everyone to call us for an appointment. Our services include cut, hair and make-up, perm, hair colour, hair re-bonding, ear piercing, and barber’s cut for all ages. We are closed on Mondays.
PE: Have you ever thought of changing the name of the salon?
NE: We are continuing to use the name of Salon de Manila III because it is already well-known here in Winnipeg. We are so proud to represent the Filipino salon. We offer many Filipino styles for hair, and it makes us feel good to be given an opportunity to help with what our kababayans need and want. We believe in building a good relationship with our employees and customers. It is our greatest pride and honour to operate Salon de Manila and serve the Filipino and other communities.
My wife and I are both blessed to be blessings to others. In my own experience, it’s not only about making money; it’s all about caring, loving, giving, accepting, and forgiving. Before you can learn to help and support others you must first learn to love and care. We are so grateful to God’s goodness and faithfulness, and we want to express that gratitude through our generosity to others.