First-ever nail bar for men poised to cater to the modern Filipino
The first-ever men’s nail bar in the Philippines opens in Alabang Town Center.
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First-ever nail bar for men poised to cater to the modern Filipino
( - November 19, 2019 - 8:00am

MANILA, Philippines — With the "self-care" phenomenon sweeping across nations, together with the popularity of skincare routines originating from neighboring Asian countries, it’s no surprise that Filipinos have caught up in modern ways of being pampered.

Given a more welcoming climate that warrants, and in some cases, requires individuals to an occasional "treat yourself" binge, the Filipino male banidosos have finally positioned themselves in the limelight.

At Pennyworth’s Nail Bar, Filipino men of discerning tastes, from young professionals to those at the top of their careers, can finally enjoy their leisure and have pampering needs taken care of.

All your penny’s worth

As the first-ever men’s nail bar in the Philippines, Pennyworth offers a diverse lineup of services and treatments for the modern Pinoy.

From mani-pedi to indulgent massages, essential oils to aloe vera scrubs, the nail bar is poised to satisfy and relieve men of their everyday stress while giving them the polished look they deserve.

“Pennyworth is into the holistic treatment of the male grooming process. Whatever technique that works, we use it for the overall wellness of the customer,” said Felix Berbano, head of marketing for Pennyworth Men’s Nail Bar.

(From left) Kenji Watanabe, long-time loyal guest, and Teodoro Matta, owner of Pennyworth, at the ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening.
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The list of services also include unique ones like the Dagdagay Stick Massage, the traditional foot massage of the Ifugao. It is improved with the use of hot towels and the benefit of deep tissue massage via reflexology for an immensely relaxing experience.

Not only that, but Pennyworth is also working on possibly using only organic products to assure the best for its customers.

Inspiration, beginnings

The brand was inspired by the superhero Batman’s (Bruce Wayne) most iconic valet, Alfred Pennyworth. More than just a butler, Pennyworth’s character signifies loyalty, dedication and impeccable service—the perfect English gentleman and true anchor to Bruce, in becoming the well-rounded man.

These are just some of the many reasons why the new player in male salons has adopted the name, in alignment with the company ideology.

The staff of Pennyworth Men’s Nail Bar.
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Pennyworth Men’s Nail Bar is the brainchild of the pioneering nail care business authority, Leslie Matta. After launching the California Advanced Nail and Skincare (CANS) in 1995, known to many today as the California Nails and Day Spa. Matta was eventually moved by the desire to cater to the male market.

Four years later, Pennyworth was realized.

Their exciting lineup of services, together with a focused, zen, atmosphere, the male clientele can finally have their own self-care sanctuary to come back to again and again—and each time, it’s worth every penny.


Discover Pennyworth Men’s Nail Bar at 19 LG Service Town Level in Alabang Town Center. For inquiries and reservations, call 0917 185 2267 or email them at For more information, visit their Facebook page at

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