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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Multi-hyphenate and latest Novuhair brand ambassador Tim Yap certainly knows and lives his style and fashion. Considered as one of the metro’s fashion movers and shakers, the eventologist/host/newspaper editor/creative director/club owner shares with Novu News tips on how to create and achieve your personal brand of style.

1. Have a sense of adventure and dare to experiment. Use your imagination and make dressing up a fun and exciting activity. Don’t b
e afraid of color. “Be bold and confident in mixing different styles and trends, breaking a fashion rule here and there, and expressing your individuality,” the lifestyle editor shares.

2. Visualize your looks. Get a sketch pad and draw the looks you love and want or clip photos and magazine pegs. Unleash your creative self and add your own savvy twist to the different looks around you. “But remember, be original, don’t just copy; and express, don’t impress,” Tim further adds.

3. Create a fashion signature. Have a personal fashion trademark, whether it’s a particular item of clothing or accessory. Tim personally loves jackets and blazers for layering and has more than 100 pieces in his impressive collection. At the Style Origins event in Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro, he was snapped wearing a colorful jacket with a tribal-inspired design.

4. Find your own style council. Think of personalities whose style you admire and make them your own “secret style council.” Whenever faced with a fashion dilemma, play out in your mind what style choices they would make and use this as your style identity guide. Tim considers Andy Warhol, the people who invented the barong, and Mindanao culture as his personal style icons. Fashion blogs are also a good way to keep abreast with the latest trends and knowing what’s hot or not in the fashion world.

5. Always look your best and have the right kind of attitude. Before stepping out of the door, make sure you look clean, polished and presentable and that includes having beautiful and healthy skin and hair. “I never leave the house without fixing my hair,” Tim reveals. But equally important is having the best kind of attitude –
“be positive, be true to yourself, don’t be afraid of what other people will say, and go ahead and express yourself,” Tim says with a beaming smile.



A Tale of Style: Tim Yap on Preventing Hair Fall, the Natural Way

A Tale of Style: Tim Yap on Preventing Hair Fall, the Natural Way

MANILA –  Meet Tim Yap, the newest ambassador of NOVUHAIR®, nature’s answer to hair loss.

If the name rings a bell, that’s because Tim also happens to be the style icon that hosts on TV and produces some of the most talked-about events in town. Yes, that Tim Yap.  Today, he joins the growing ensemble of personalities who swear by NOVUHAIR®’s efficacy – and reveals to us why he’s never looking back.

The Cost of Style
An influential figure in both Manila’s showbiz industry and elite social circles, Tim has donned an eclectic range of hairstyles throughout his career, from long and short cuts to straight and wavy fares, to dyed looks and fringed bangs. Unfortunately, going the extra mile in looks and style comes at a cost.  Eventually, all the styling took a toll on his mane, leading to one fateful morning when his pillow and shower drain gathered more hair than usual.  It didn’t help that members of Tim’s own family, including his dad and brother, suffered naturally from hair loss.  At such a point in his career, Tim couldn’t possibly go the route of losing more hair.

The introduction to NOVUHAIR® came during a jog with good friend Kim ‘Kuya Kim’ Atienza, who managed to convince the skeptical Tim to give the product a try.

Within just 14 days of continued use, the results were enough to change a mind. NOVUHAIR®, Tim knew, was working as promised.  Soon he was waking up to less fallen hair on the pillow.  Drainage flowed better in the shower.  In the mirror, not only did it appear that his scalp was growing more hair – it all looked like thicker and fuller, as well.

Tim knows he has found the real deal when it comes to addressing hair loss.  “My hair is my statement,” he says.  “My style is bold, but never bald.”  For Tim, living fully means living with a full head of hair – the crowning glory that is evident of one’s healthily cared-for scalp.

The Undeniable Power of Nature
NOVUHAIR® Topical Scalp Lotion, Herbal Shampoo, and Herbal Conditioner, are all made with herbal ingredients that collectively combat hair fall.  These ingredients – which include moringa oleifera, panax ginseng, virgin coconut oil and the essential oils of rose-mary, lavender and peppermint – help increase nutrition and enhance blood circulation to the scalp, reducing the rate of hair fall whilst spurring hair growth.

NOVUHAIR® is available as a Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo, and Conditioner.  Purchase the Scalp Lotion individually, or any one of the following combo packs from Mercury Drug Stores and all leading drug stores nationwide: a NOVUHAIR® Topical Scalp Lotion & Herbal Shampoo set; a 3-in-1 Pack inclusive of NOVUHAIR® Topical Scalp Lotion, Herbal Shampoo, and Herbal Conditioner; and a 2-in-1 Plus One Pack inclusive of two bottles of one bottle of Topical Scalp Lotion and two bottles of NOVUHAIR® Herbal Shampoo.

For more information, visit, Like the brand’s official Facebook Page, Novuhair Official and follow @NovuhairNatural on Twitter. You may also call the following hotlines: 413-6570 and 0922-883-0575.