CHECK IT OUT: Salon Beauvoir at Somerset Olympia in Makati
Getting styled never looked so chic.
Upper Ground Floor
7912 Makati Avenue corner Santo Tomas Street
Tel. Nos. 904-5154; 478-7670; (0916) 681-3722
Open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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(SPOT.ph) Ask any girl and she'd probably agree: there are few things that can compare to a good salon pampering, except maybe the compliments you might end up getting afterwards.
Of course, it doesn't hurt when stepping into the salon feels a lot like getting a chance to play princess in a luxurious French boudoir, which is exactly what Salon Beauvoir looks like. Pale lilac walls are accented with stencils of classic French patterns in a subtle silver, dainty chandeliers provide pretty lighting, and mirrors in ornate white frames somehow make you feel a little less run-down as soon as you look into them.
In a setting like this it isn't too hard to relax, but it's a big plus when you know that it comes with an expertise that will leave you looking like a million bucks on top of feeling that way. So we were happy to put ourselves in the hands of Salon Beauvoir's very capable creative team. Stylist Sam Santos, who has 26 years of experience under his belt-including a stint in London with the Queen's official hairdressers-recommended a cut that would give otherwise limp, stick-straight hair some form and bounce, along with a L'Oreal color that made it look a lot less dry and abused.
Their coloring process takes less time than you'd usually expect, but if you'd rather make the time go by a little more quickly, try the salon's manicure and foot spa services and take your pick among their selection of Essie, OPI, and Orly polish. In a hurry? The salon is one of the first few in Manila that can be considered similar to the blow-dry bars that have been popping up like mushrooms in the US: their Express Blowdry comes with a quick wash and blow dry designed to leave you looking like nothing short of a bombshell, all in 30 minutes flat.
The Express Blowdry is priced at P250 to P350, depending on hair length. Price list of other services available upon request.