Being a woman, there are just a lot of salon or parlor services I need. Not as many as other ladies though.
For my haircut, since it’s always simple, for practical reasons I go to Reyes Haircutters in front of KCC. I am honestly just going there because it’s cheap and near KCC. But I might be moving to another salon next time because I have had encounters with not very courteous hairdressers over there. Not rude-rude but a little lack of finesse.
For my pedicure, I go to Scent of Lavender at the second floor of KCC. I used to have a suki there who left work already. Luckily, there is another lady there who can clean my toenails just the way I like it. Her name is Leny. Very nice lady. Look for her if you need a good manicurista. I don’t get any manicure though.
For massage, I go to Body Excellence along National Highway (near T’boli Hotel). I have tried Asmara on EARH Arcade. Good but forgettable. Body Excellence has really good masseuses (is that correct?) and their rate is very affordable. I usually bring my own massage oil since theirs leaves me smelling of mentholated oil. I bought mine at Zen Zest. Very cheap at P 140 or P 160 per bottle, can’t remember anymore. There is still a lot left after a full body massage. My husband has tried Holiday Spa. He says it’s good also and the price is not bad either for the beautiful place and the good service. I tried their foot spa. You’ll leave the spa with really soft feet. For wax, (yup, ladies need it!) I go to Pleasures Salon and really like how they do it. Their staff are really friendly and they obviously know what they are doing. You know, Pleasures Salon very active in promoting and customer service. They really put a lot of effort into it by sending text messages, asking you if you liked your service and the like.
Now, please don’t ask me about hair treatments and dermatological services because I’ve not really tried any. I hear Egay de Guia is a good place for haircut and treatments.