Earlier this month, a friend whom I had a chance to meet during my participation in S3X Tour Tres invited me to the grand opening of Envy Me Salon and Spa at Robinson's Galleria in Ortigas Center, Pasig City. I honestly didn't know what to expect but surprisingly, I came out after a few hours with a new look and a renewed love for femininity.
Envy Me Salon and Spa is owned and managed by a family based in Davao. Its first branch opened on August 2006 along McArthur Highway in Davao City. Their objective was to establish a one-stop salon that offers high quality services, excellent customer service, and provide value for money without compromising quality. They also promise updated service portfolio to keep their client well-informed on latest trends in the beauty and wellness industry. All of these were personally and meticulously supervised by the family that consequently paved the way to the success of the business.
And now they have opened a branch here in Metro Manila, the first Envy Me Salon and Spa outside of Mindanao.
- Basic services includes hair cut, styling, blowdry, curl, and make-up.
- Hair treatments such as hair spa, hair repair, rebond, perm, and scalp treatment.
- Hair color with choice between Botanique Spa and L'Oreal. Also offers corrective colering, higlights or lowlights, and semi-permanent coloring.
- Menu of nail services (woot) ranges from the regular mani/pedi to paraffin wax treatments.
- Waxing or hair removal
- Body treatments include scrubbing, bleaching, foot reflex, and massage.
- facial services
- wart removal
My first impression of the salon when I stepped in was how comfortably spacious it was and I liked it! Most of the salons I visited were hungry for space. Clients of Envy Me Salon and Spa are given personal space, which I think every girl wants during a salon day.
The look of Envy Me Salon and Spa, Robinson's Galleria Branch
Photo courtesy of Donna Mae Congson
Hair treatments are done here and this photo only shows a portion of the area.
The salon can accommodate more than a dozen clients availing of any hair services.
Look how elegant and classy!
Shampoo area. Clean towels were organized
in a shelf at the back that can be easily reached by salon personnel.
Oh, notice that cute foot rest! It's very useful for petite girls like myself.
Room for facial treatments.
There's also a separate room for massages and a classy tub for a body scrub. It was a busy room during the opening and I was not able to take pictures. Nail services are done on a designated area as well and I have to add, with lazyboy seats to boot! This idea of allocating separate spaces for particular services is practical and is a clear indication that Envy Me Salon and Spa does think about customer satisfaction.
A handy hook for your bag and other personal belongings. Very insightful!
I was preoccupied with taking pictures and taking a guided tour of the salon when I attended the grand opening of Envy Me Salon and Spa in Robinson's Galleria that I didn't have time to consider trying some of the salon's services. I actually wanted to get a hot oil treatment prior to my visit because I felt my hair was dry. Turned out, I had another hair concern that needed more attention.
Donna was filling me in on the various hair treatments that is available, the products they use, and the professional hair stylists, colorists, and staff. In our conversation, I mentioned that I was planning to get a hair treatment to repair my slightly dry hair. She gave me a detailed account of the several treatments that's being offered in the salon. She also introduced me to Josh, one of their senior hair stylist and colorist. He further explained hair treatments that I was interested in. I liked how he was able to explain it in a simple way (without much technical terms) that it was easy for me to understand.
I told Josh a brief history of my hair. I always wanted them short and if it grows long, I always tie it in a ponytail. In short, what Josh said was true:
Your hair is boring.
It was straight-forward and I appreciated that because that's what I wanted to hear when I want to get my hair styled. I wanted a hairstylist that will not be afraid to tell me what look or color is best for me. Josh gave me a dose of what I needed to hear that prompted me to ask him:
Are you free now?
So I let my hair down (yes, it was in a ponytail ... again) and have him take a look. Then he did his magic.
Left photo is before and on the right is how my hair looked after.
You have to forgive me for the blurry photos.
Well, you can't argue with the "boring" comment. Josh gave me a lighter hair color (my natural hair color is black) and created layers at the sides. He told me a lighter color will help brighten my face and the layers would help create volume but more importantly, it will help show my face more. Apparently, I have a very small head.
Josh and myself
Josh, me, and Donna
I forgot to say that I love my new do and I'm thankful that this experience reminded me how fun it is being a girl. :) I now spend a little more time after showers to dry my hair and sometimes, if I have more time, even set it.
2 days after the salon day with a little blow drying.
No more ponytails... except when I do nail art. :)
Envy Me Salon and Spa is the first salon in the Philippines that offers the Brazilian Blowout Professional Hair Smoothing Treatment, a service that originated in the U.S. It is a treatment that involves a process to create a well-conditioned hair. It is recommended for people with frizzy, very curly, processed or damaged hair.
The best thing about a Brazilian Blowout is that you can immediately wash your hair or even tie it without compromising the treatment. It lasts for approximately 3 months, depending on the condition of your hair and your lifestyle. The cost is somewhat pricey (for me, at least) but I would love to try it soon and experience it.
Visit Envy Me Salon and Spa at the 3rd Floor, West Wing of Robinson's Galleria in Ortigas Center, Pasig City. To inquire or book an appointment, you may call them at (02) 2341066.
Find them on Facebook: http://facebook.com/EnvyMeSalon
Read their blog: http://envymesalon.blogspot.com/