It’s payday and peeps in the office decided to hit the mall and unwind at Giligan’s. While my husband and other officemates are having their fill at Giligan’s, I decided to have some “me”-time and went to the salon instead. It’s been a while since I had my haircut and my hair had grown long just above my waist. I always go to Bench Fix for my haircut but I decided to give a new salon a try, Acqua Salon looks promising based on the reviews from other forums and blogs.
Upon entering the salon, you’ll be delighted with the modern and crisp feel of the salon with it’s bright white lights. I was asked for my preferred stylist but I said it’s my first time to go there. I should have pointed the male (gay?) stylist when I was asked because I was assigned to the female stylist named Lui and her assistant, Ian. You see, I don’t like female stylists because I don’t like the styling they give to my hair. I have yet to find a good female stylist in any salon. Meanwhile, Ian led me to the shampoo area and I was surprised to see bed-look-alikes instead of chairs. I have to lie down while Ian washed my hair. After applying conditioner, I was treated with a scalp massage for about 10-15 minutes. Great! And I thought the free scalp massage was enough for a treat, I was given a glass of iced tea while having a back massage while waiting for the stylist, Ms. Lui. Another thumbs up, this is what a Php 280.00 haircut like.
On with the haircut, I told Lui to cut my hair up to the bra line with a layered cut. The result was fine but it could have been better if she added more layers, this is why I preferred gay stylists because the latter can seem to add more layers and flair to my hair all the time.
I decided to have eyebrow threading too with Ian. They have a special area in the salon too for different kinds of procedures. Ian tamed my brows well and the procedure is almost painless. Eyebrow threading costs Php 120.00.
Overall, I love Acqua Salon, the spacious and modern interiors and the extra effort to make the ambiance more relaxing is a plus. I almost dozed off from my chair while having a back massage and a haircut because of the soothing and relaxing music. The relaxed atmosphere is carried on how they cut my hair, Ms. Lui really took time with my hair. Unlike other salons like Bench Fix or Ricky Reyes where stylists are rushing back and forth from one customer to another. I love how the stylist handled my hair and how they blowdry your hair gently, not the pulling and tagging thing. The massage was great too! I will definitely come back to Acqua Salon for a haircut but I’ll look for another spanking stylist.
Level 2, Mindanao Wing, Trinoma
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