MANE MAN: A Look at Tim Yap’s Changing Hairstyles

Tim Yap, one of the metro’s influential style mavens, has had as many hairstyles as career milestones and achievements over the years. And for the talented multi-hyphenate, that’s no mean feat. The radio/TV host, eventologist, newspaper editor and columnist, club owner, product endorser, and newest Novuhair brand ambassador has gone from long to short, wavy to straight, black to blond in his colorful hair-story.

He’s had his share of bad hair days – from dry and damaged hair to looming hair loss, caused mostly by the constant changes to his mane. But that’s all a thing of the past now. With Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss, Tim has found a reliable hair care partner that helps keep his crowning glory healthy and camera-ready at all times.

Here’s a brief look at some of Tim’s hair defining moments through the years:

TIM01Sporting a full head of hair as the newest Novuhair brand ambassador in 2014.
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TIM02Effortlessly pulling off wavy hair with supermodel and designer Tweetie de Leon-Gonzales at a 2013 orchestra event.
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100mag51Donning a bouffant updo for a 2010 magazine launch.
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TIM03Tim the eventologist, blonde hair and all, sometime 2006.
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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Ideas on the Best Hair-Related Presents

Stressing out on your incomplete gift list? Fret no more! Give the gift of beautiful hair this Christmas without breaking the bank. Here a few ideas on thoughtful presents to give your family, friends, and colleagues this season of giving.

For Dad, get him a safe, all-natural hair growing topical lotion to keep thinning hair at bay while Mom will surely love another box of her usual hair dye or a bottle of organic Argan oil, dubbed as liquid gold, for a dose of added sheen and moisture.

For your siblings, an assortment of essential styling tools and products will definitely bring out cheers of appreciation. A multifunctional hair iron that curls, straightens, flips, and crimps will take your yuppie sister from meetings to cocktails. For lil’ bro, tubes of non-grease hair wax or gel will keep his mane stylishly in place even while playing ball.

Gift certificates for some pampering for the tresses will be a great treat for your best girls. Schedule some gab fest and ladies only date while having highlights or a Brazilian blow out at your favorite salon.

Surprise your colleagues with nicely wrapped packs of different-scented shampoos and conditioners. Drop by
any of the weekend markets or bazaars for locally made, fair trade, and herbal products that are good for both the hair and the environment.

For your pre-teen godchild, indulge her inner fashionista with a bag of brightly colored clips, head bands, and ribbons and throw in a pretty, little comb to complete her hair kit.

Last but not the least, make your hubby or boyfriend get his hair cut regularly with a prepaid gift card to his trusty barbershop. Plus, he gets unlimited spot massages every time he goes in for a cut.

Just remember, gift giving is supposed to be fun. Presents need not be expensive as long as they’re from the heart.