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Get Party-Ready with These Star-Approved Hair & Makeup Pegs

by Marla Miniano-Umali

The holiday season is upon us once again, which means there’s a chill in the air, a shopping list to attend to… and extra pressure to look our best.

After all, the only way to walk into a party or reunion is with a spring in your step—and nothing can give you a boost of confidence quite like knowing you’ve put some effort into your look. The Christmas season is also the best time to experiment with different hairstyles and makeup combinations to see which one you absolutely love.

Confused about which look to go for among the many possibilities? Take notes from these gorgeous celebs to discover the combination that makes you feel like a star, too. And because we know a bit of help in the beauty department never hurt anyone, we’ve listed down the top salons in the metro to assist you in achieving celebration-ready hair and makeup as well—plus some sweet exclusive offers you’ll find very hard to resist! (You’re welcome.)


Copper Eyes + Sleek Low Pony

INSTAGRAM: justineclaudia

Nothing spells festivities better than a sweep of metallic shadow that will let your eyes do all the talking! Like morena beauty Kathryn Bernardo, keep your hair out of the way for all that dancing and schmoozing with a sleek low ponytail. Defined cheekbones look great in pictures, especially when flash photography is involved, so don’t be shy to ask your makeup artist to sculpt away.

Get the Look: Hair and Makeup by a Senior Stylist at Headzone Salon

Let the senior stylist at Headzone Salon in Shangri-La Plaza fulfill your hair and makeup dreams, using top brands such as MAC, Chifure, Paula Dorf, and Sivanna. Avail of this deal at ₱2,300 (from ₱3,500) today!

Headzone Salon
Level 6 Unit 6013 East Wing
Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong
(02) 948 1107
(02) 997 4014
(0922) 827 6066
headzonesalon@gmail.com


Cherry Lips + Chic Side Twist

INSTAGRAM: martine

A bright, punchy red is almost synonymous with Christmas. Choose a long-wearing but lightweight matte lipstick for a pout that stays in place all night—if you’re feeling bold, go for monochromatic chic by using the same vibrant shade on your lids and cheeks, as seen on style maven Martine Ho. Finish off with a super cute side twist that’ll make you look effortlessly put-together in a snap.

Get the Look: Hair and Makeup Package at Benibana Beauty Hub

At Benibana Beauty Hub, you can enhance your natural beauty for a fresh but glamorous look, using quality brands such The Ordinary, Kiko, Urban Decay, Nars, Benefit, Milani, Anastasia, MAC, Maybelline, and L'Oréal. Grab this deal at 50% OFF!

Benibana Beauty Hub
Flossom Place, 187 N. Averilla St.
Brgy. Sta. Lucia, San Juan
(02) 400 8990


Fresh Face + Classic Blowout

INSTAGRAM: kelseymerritt

Victoria’s Secret Angel Kelsey Merritt lets her skin shine through with a no makeup-makeup look that’s perfect for no-fuss, low-maintenance gals; you’re good to go with a clean, flawless base, expertly groomed and shaped brows, and a generous coat of mascara. A classic blowout and a deep side part add a bit of flair to an otherwise understated vibe.

Get the Look: Expert Hair and Makeup at Jesi Mendez Salon

Head to Jesi Mendez Salon, Robinsons Galleria to turn your hair and makeup peg into a reality—without burning a hole in your pocket! Priced at only ₱1,500, you can definitely afford to stock up on this deal for all your holiday parties.

Jesi Mendez Salon
2/F East Wing, Robinsons Galleria
EDSA cor. Ortigas Avenue
Ortigas Center, Quezon City
(02) 632 0536
(02) 632 9140


Peachy Hues + Beach Waves

INSTAGRAM: isabelledaza

A staple cool girl combo, peach-toned makeup paired with barely-there beach waves lets you bring the sunshine with you wherever you go. Great for daytime parties and more casual events, take a page from It girl Isabelle Daza’s book and ask your stylist for a center part and textured yet soft tresses, with straight ends that prevent them from looking too “done.”

Get the Look: Hair and Makeup by Senior Stylist at The Style Run

Who needs a fairy godmother when you’ve got The Style Run? This full-service salon in Makati will transform you into your most gorgeous self while you sit back and relax. Hurry and avail of this deal at ₱1,250 (from ₱1,800) before it’s gone!

The Style Run
G/F Rustan’s Supermarket, Courtyard Dr.
corner Ayala Avenue, Makati
(0906) 227 2882


Bronze Glow + Bombshell Hair

INSTAGRAM: iamsofiaandres

Seasonal celebrations are perfect for making a statement. Make actress Sofia Andres’s bombshell-worthy locks your ultimate party peg by requesting for big, sexy curls that frame and highlight your pretty face. Ask your makeup artist to work her magic and give you not-so-subtle strobing for that sultry bronze goddess glow. Then go work that room, honey!

Get the Look: Traditional Hair and Makeup at Jesi Mendez Salon

With the techniques of the skilled stylists of Jesi Mendez Salon BGC and the help of premium products from MAC, Becca, Make Up For Ever, Anastasia Beverly Hills, and Zoeva, your dream makeover is within reach—for only ₱1,600 (from ₱2,500).

Jesi Mendez Salon
The Fort Pointe Building, 7th Ave.
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
(02) 809 4688
(0995) 275 0313


Sparkly Pink Lids + Glam Updo

INSTAGRAM: meganbata

Pink makeup—not just on your lips and cheeks but on your eyes as well—was a huge trend among beauty enthusiasts this year. This look on beauty queen Megan Young is as extra as it can get with long, voluminous, flirty lashes, shimmering lids, and glossy lips, plus a super glamorous ‘do that piles on the drama and makes you the instant star of the show.

Get the Look: Airbrush Makeup with Hairstyling at HG Studio

Feel like a VIP at HG Studio, the official makeup partner of Francis Libiran Bridal and Inglot Cosmetics. Your expertly applied airbrush makeup will last for up to 10-12 hours, and is water, sweat, and tear-resistant, so there’s no need to worry about constant retouching. The best part? It’s at 44% OFF right here!

HG Studio
Unit 1E Torre Venezia Suites
Scout Santiago St. cor. Timog Ave., Quezon City
(02) 622 0360
(0965) 207 8686
hazelgonzales@hgstudio.asia

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About Marla
Marla Miniano-Umali is the former editor in chief of Cosmopolitan Philippines, Candy Magazine, and Summit Books. She has written four YA novels and two short story collections, and co-authored two poetry anthologies—including the travel-inspired The Maps that Contain Us. She likes long drives, snack pit stops, and adventures on and off the page.

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