Last week was one heck of a week as HairInManila created a collaborative project with Stylebible, Pam Quinones, Shu Uemura, and L’Oréal Tecni.Artists (a group of freelance hair stylists who does a lot of magazine and commercial shoots). I’ll be posting that within the week 🙂
But for now, its time for a salon review!
Along with all the Koreans now studying and living in Manila, came the trend of Korean salons. And one of the newer ones is Park Jun’s Beauty Lab located on the ground floor of Glorietta 3, right beside Gloria Jeans and TGIF.
I asked Becca if she would like to check out the salon’s services, and although the salon prides itself in Korean perms, since her hair was recently rebonded, she decided to go for a Kérastase Hair Ritual instead. Sadly, she didn’t bring a camera that day so no pics of her look. All the photos below were taken by a photographer I hired during their opening months for my file.
When you enter the front door, this is all you see. Wait till you turn around that corner!
Becca Rodriguez writes:
Ever since Korean fever hit the Philippines, most of us wanted to have cool-looking hairdos à la K-pop or drama style ─ just like singer Rain or actress Sandara Park. The great thing is, you don’t have to drag your heart and soul to Korea to get the look. It’s all possible at Park Jun’s Beauty Lab, a hip Korean hair salon that opened a few months back.
This beauty central features plush and spacious interiors that lead to lockers and special beauty rooms fringed with slinky curtains perfect for hair and makeup styling for VIP guests. Downstairs is the main parlor with a drinks counter and nail bar. With modern interiors plus Korean hospitality will keep you coming back for more.
Around the corner is a long narrow corridor. Still no salon there
A few chairs for hair and make-up styling, plus a staircase leading down.
Ah there it is! And it is a huge space!
Services to Try
The real treat is the talent of artistic director Kino Lee, creative director Maiya Noh, style director Jinny Kim and Filipino stylist Aldous Ong. The salon’s latest hair and beauty trends feature statement waves, bangs and colors tailored to Asian skin tones. Plus, there are new hair technologies unique to the salon like Volume Rebonding which straightens the hair giving it volume and Volume Magic Wave that creates perfect and more natural-looking curls.
The Full Experience
While artistic director Kino Lee was examining my hair, he began giving suggestions for my new look. He said that short hair will be more glamorous and fitting for my face. He also proposed that, since my hair had a natural ash tone, that I shouldn’t color it anymore.
When the salon’s shampoo technician led me to the shampoo area, I couldn’t help but notice the rows of shampoo and conditioner by Tomo, a Japanese brand, and Kérastase. As my hair was being shampooed, I found myself closing my eyes and taking a quick nap. I was relaxed and ready for my Korean-style hair cut.
I like the fact that its not that cramped
As Kino worked his magic hands on my hair, a few snips took my passé haircut to a playful and more elegant ‘do, which only took a few minutes. Since my hair was dry, he suggested to use the Kérastase Masquintense treatment which restores vitality, shine and lightness to fine hair that is also very dry and sensitized. After Kino applied the Masquintense treatment to my hair, he used the innovated Miraero hand steamer from Korea to spray my hair with steam using mineral water. Then, he put an expandable steam cap on my head to make the treatment penetrate even more and open the hair follicles.
After rinsing my hair, Kino blow-dried it to glam perfection. My hair never looked so chic and amazingly different. It was also soft and shiny like never before. What else needs to be said? The K-pop looking hair stylist really knew how to make a girl like me look and feel sexy, which was enough to make me crave for some Kimchi and of course, Korean telenovelas.
Park Jun’s Beauty Lab is located at the ground floor of Glorietta 3 (819-3001 to 02).