I don’t remember the last time I watched a symphony orchestra–this might have been my first, not counting the ballets I watched as a kid that had live orchestras (I used to dance ballet). This made it such a unique experience, so different from all the other events I’ve attended. But there was a special reason behind this, and it was, believe it or not, to demonstrate the power of hair, thanks to Cream Silk. The number one haircare brand in the Philippines collaborated with internationally renowned bowmaker, Archetier Paul S.J. Goh, to create Asia’s First Human Hair Violin Bow, using human hair that was strengthened and treated with Cream Silk Conditioner. I found this to be amazing, because I’ve seen how a violin is played, and it really requires hair to be super strong for it to be used on a bow, and to last an entire symphony!
The Cream Silk Hair Sonata is the world’s first hair symphony orchestra, and it was for me, a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of beauty, music and art through the biggest and most beautiful demonstration of hair strength in the world. The performance was headlined by the Hair Symphony Orchestra, a 42-piece Orchestra, featuring a 10-member female string ensemble, all using the human hair violin bows. Maestro Gerard Salonga of the renowned ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra conducted the symphonies for the evening. Complementing the Hair Orchestra’s serenades were performances by Ballet Philippines as choreographed by Alden Lugnasin, and the premiere of an all-new, all-original short film by director Gus Cruz featuring Cream Silk muse, Sam Pinto. It was an incredible night–the Cream Silk Hair Sonata proved that not only can strong hair be seen, now it can be heard.
At the event wearing an off-the-rack dress I got in the States. I did my own makeup that night.
Unilever Head of PR for Personal Care, Apples Aberin, with Macce Samarista, and Vice President for Personal Care, Gina Lorenzana.
Tanya dela Paz and Rosanna Ocampo-Rodriguez.
Tim Yap with Malou Francisco, Tweetie De Leon-Gonzalez, Liza Ilarde and Maurice Arcache.
Jojo Zabarte with Eva Abesamis and Citoy Lopez.
Summit Media’s China Jocson and Agoo Bengzon.
The Zonta Club of Muntinlupa.
With my seat mate, fellow Pond’s ambassador Jigs Mayuga.
Robert and Millet Mananquil with Anna Sobrepena.
I really enjoyed watching the symphony with these two: Jigs and Lourd Ramos.
The Symphonies were complemented by a film, directed by Gus Cruz, starring Sam Pinto.
Led by Maestro Gerard Salonga with the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra.
Cream Silk Human Hair Violin Quartet.
Special performances by Ballet Philippines.
Cream Silk Social Media Correspondents Laureen Uy, Nicole Andersson, and Kryz Uy, with Unilever Executives Nikki Abella, Dorothy Dee-Ching, Apples Aberin, and Ed Sunico.
With fellow Pond’s ambassador Laureen Uy, and TRESemme ambassador Lourd Ramos.
Bubbles Paraiso, Apples Aberin, Rissa Mananquil-Trillo and Phoemela Barranda.
Carlos Corrales, Cream Silk Assistant Brand Manager; Dorothy Dee-Ching, Unilever Marketing Director for Hair; Anne Remulla, Cream Silk Brand Manager; Nel Capila, Uniilever Head of Digital; Cesca Silvestre, Nikki Abella, Unilever PR Manager, and Apples Aberin, Unilever Head of PR for personal care.
The violin used for the Creamsilk Hair Sonata, the string for the bow is made of real human hair!