How many among you prettify yourselves before a major travel..you know, do the whole manicure, pedicure, hair treatment stuff? Am guilty Your Honor, my feeble reason being to look Facebook & Instagram-worthy for those pics with a background of famous tourist landmarks, LOL.
My hair is my Achilles Heel, to be honest. I will never be happy with it because I find it coarse and not naturally straight. On several occasions, I’ve stuffed my luggage with a straightening iron which is a burden for someone who prefers to travel light.
Anyhow, I was mapping out my first-time travel to Korea when Creations by Lourd Ramos Salon invited me to try their services. It just so happened they were opening near me, in BF Homes Parañaque, to be exact. I jumped at the chance, it was exactly what I needed. My long hair was getting ho-hum and it needed a new life.
The warm interiors greeted me…
Red is the dominant color.
I was relieved that they use Davines hair products which are organic and 100% Made in Italy. The reason why I don’t always go to the salon is because I don’t want my hair to be over-treated with harsh chemicals. Davines is known for being eco-friendly and having high-quality ingredients so thumbs up for this one!
It helps that The Lourd Ramos is concurrent ambassador for topnotch haircare brands Davines and TRESemmé in the Philippines. It was cool to see Lourd at the salon on the day of my visit, definitely one of the top (& hip) hairstylists in the country today. I would have loved for him to solve my hair dilemma but he was so busy! His staff fussed over me instead…no doubt, properly trained, so no complaints
I opted for hair color plus highlights (normal cost for both procedures would be a reasonable P4000 in this salon). Am sure you know the whole highlighting thing where they use foil to separate strands of your hair to be colored…it can be tedious. Afterwards, they leave it on for 30-45 minutes to treat, more patience required for all the waiting. I amused myself by fiddling with my smartphone (and wished I also brought a book).
After treatment is the magic. This photo of me is kinda blurred and there’s nothing radical about my hair color either. Am just glad for my crowning glory to be revived and styled again. In this case, I left it in the hands of the experts at Creations by Lourd Ramos Salon. Check it out!
JV Habalo Building (beside Starbucks Aguirre)
President’s Avenue corner Aguirre Avenue
BF Homes Paranaque
Other branches (and phone numbers)
Greenfield District, Mandaluyong (2345221/09088977364)
La Salle Taft (2544659/09178335896)
Eton Cyberpod, Ortigas Center (5705692/09088977363)
Cedar Executive Building, Arnaiz Ave, Makati City (8467500/09088977360)
Raffles, Fairmont Makati City (5559777)