I’ve been meaning to do something to my two-year old hair which was almost reaching my waist. The last treatment it got was for this hair technology called Japanese straight, a thermal reconditioning treatment similar to hair rebonding. Prior to that, I had hair extensions done in China, if only because it was super-cheap there. It lasted me close to three months. I was almost certain my next hair phase would be digital perm in a Korean parlor , until I got an invitation for a pampering day at Ricky Reyes One-on-One salon. It was something I simply had to say “yes” to, even if I had to hitch a ride with Sasha to faraway Libis.
What made the whole session special? It was no other than “Hair Majesty” Mother Ricky Reyes who styled my hair. I felt thrilled to be primped by the Philippines’ most successful hairstylist whose rags-to-riches story has inspired many.What’s comforting is that she’s so down-to-earth in real life. I can still remember those funny words she uttered while layering my mane and putting on soft bangs : “Ano ba yan day, ba’t ang haba ng buhok mo? Hindi na uso si Dyesebel, si Darna na ngayon!” 😛
Prior to having my haircut, I had the patented Ricky Reyes hair reborn done by one of the attendants, Ralph, to give life to my increasingly dull locks. Basically, this entailed putting a gel-like substance to my crown and leaving it for about 30 minutes. Afterwards, it was time to seal it with an iron before rinsing completely.
I had a hard time choosing between the salon’s menu of services actually. Should I have hair reborn… hair manicure.. hair spa…. or hair detox? All of them looked like must-tries! Mother Ricky told us during lunch that he puts emphasis on research and development for his products, the reason why his salons always set the trends. Substances for new treatments are tested first in Korean laboratories, before being produced in China and introduced in the Philippines.
So after my haircut, I also availed of their milk hair coloring to cover my stray whites. I really don’t have my hair colored that often for fear of side effects, but I was told that this one is really gentle since it uses milk! Gone are the days when we’d fear the harsh infusion of peroxide and ammonia to our precious crowning glory. Advances in hair science will hopefully enable us to avail of treatments more often, without fear of ruining our ‘do.
This is moi resting in between treatments. Customers of Ricky Reyes One on One have the added bonus of using this comfy massage chair and have their back and shoulders kneaded, mechanically. It was relaxing, to say the least.
After close to four hours of pampering, I was ready to embrace the new me. I swear I’d never devote as much time to beauty matters, but this was an exception 😛
Thanks, Mother Ricky! We had a great time!
Ricky Reyes One-on-One branches:
Libis, Quezon City (across Tiendesitas)
G/F The Shop Bldg. Greenhills Shopping Center
Ortigas Ave. Greenhills San Juan, Metro Manila
Salon locations in major malls nationwide
For inquiries and reservations, call the Ricky Reyes hotline at tel. nos. 7217705 or 7235440.