Tuesday, July 14, 2009
You'll Lab Park Jun's Beauty Lab
Ok, I'm coming clean. I have a love affair with Korean culture (both traditional and pop).
- I love love love Korean food! Back in Manila, my SIL Lorr and I would go on food trips in authentic, hole in the wall Korean restos.
- I love Korean food so much, I would eat soon du bu if not spicy Bon Chon chicken once a week when I was pregnant with Berry. Never mind that I'd throw it up later, haha.
- K-Town is one of my favorite places in Manhattan.
- Not only do I love Korean dramas (Boys Before Flowers being the latest!)...
- I love Korean beauty products (Face Shop I miss!)
- Of course, here, I enjoy going to the Korean grocery H-Mart to stock up on beef short ribs and bulgogi cut beef, plus Korean no MSG instant noodles! Yum!
So when I was invited by PR firm Visions & Expressions to check out Park Jun's Beauty Lab, the latest Korean salon in Manila, I had to plead plead plead with my SIL Leslie to please please please check it out for me! Because I have an affinity for most things Korean (yes, even Sandara Park, I knew that kid was going to go far! Ever heard of 2NE1?) and I figured it was worth a visit, if only to see the latest Korean beauty craze, hair styles and treatments. Because don't Korean girls have fabulous hair all the time? (And well, amazing skin too!)
I mean, just looking at Creative Director Maiya Noh and Style Director Jinny Kim's hair styles, it doesn't take much convincing for one to see that this is the place to go for authentic Korean cuts!
According to Maiya, for 2009 “Women’s hair trends will play to the extreme...We will see more of the bob, bangs and fringe hairstyles in different lengths and volume.” Although for those who want the gorgeous Korean movie star curls, Filipino stylist Al Ong can do the perming for you!
Services unique to Park Jun's Beauty Lab, according to Jinny Kim, is Volume Rebonding (Php 4,600 to Php 9,200), which not only straightens out the hair but gives it volume, and Volume Magic Wave (Php 7,800 to Php 11,200) that creates perfect and more natural looking curls.
Pinoy guys by the way can look for Art Director Kino Lee if they want a Korean boy do! He says, “Men can try a decorous or asymmetric cut if they have a natural wave. Something like a twist of the classic school boy cut with a bit of rocker-edge.”
Since Leslie just got her hair cut and styled recently, she decided to get her hair colored at Park Jun's, and she was super pleased - with her new hair color and with the place & service as well!
She said, "They're super okay because they advice you as to what is best for you, like in my case, my hair was colored before, so they explained that they have to color the bottom part (the part with hair color) first before the virgin hair since hair color is absorbed faster by virgin hair. They also advised me that it was better if i get the color treatment rather than the curl masque since my hair is not dry."
"The place is very nice, with 2 private rooms (additional 10%) and a makeup room!"
"As for the people, they're very friendly. They really make conversations and spend lots of time with you."
I think Leslie might have labbed Park Jun's Beauty Lab so much, she left the place looking like a real Korean girl! Heehee!
Park Jun’s Beauty Lab is located at the G/F Glorietta 3, Ayala Center Makati City. 819-3001 to 02.
Hair cuts range from Php 600 to Php 1,200 for ladies, and Php 450 to Php 1,050 for men.
Special rates: Below 12 yrs old 20% discount, student 10% discount
Private room: Additional 10%
To know more about Park Jun's Beauty Lab visit www.parkjun.com.