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Self-Care Staples: How Often You Should Get a Haircut, Mani-Pedi, Facial, and More

by Maia Marquez
January 21, 2019

If there’s one thing we’ve learned so early on in 2019, it’s that self-care never goes out of style.

Commonly known as anything that makes us happier and healthier mentally, physically, and/or emotionally, self-care can be defined and practiced in many different ways—so much so that it comes in whatever form we want it to take: going for a leisurely stroll, hitting the gym, trying something for the first time… the list goes on! But for beauty enthusiasts out there (ourselves included!), good grooming has secured a spot at the top of the self-care list.

While the number of beauty to-dos may be daunting, you always get the same, satisfying result after. Whether it’s just an hour or two of pampering or a whole day of me-time indulgence, you’ll step out of the spa or salon looking and feeling like your happiest and best self. For lasting results, beauty treatments need to be done regularly, turning them into habits and making them part of your routine. Confused on what needs to be done when? Allow us to help with that.


There’s more to a haircut than simply changing your style. Having your tresses trimmed every so often reduces frizz, promotes healthy hair growth, and prevents split ends, all while making you look fine and fresh whatever the weather!

Get it: every 4-8 weeks

We recommend: Marqed Salon’s Cut with Hydrating Mask and Peppermint Scalp Treatment

Not only will you be given a face-framing cut, you’ll also be spoiled with a Schwarzkopf Hydrating Cream Masque to seal moisture into your locks and a Peppermint Scalp Treatment to keep your mane moisturized. It’s the perfect way to maintain happy and healthy hair!

Marqed Salon
Ureana Design Building
59 Connecticut Street, San Juan
(0966) 805 1143

Redemption Hours:
Daily, 9AM - 6PM


A pop of color for your tips and toes comes loaded with benefits you may not even be aware of. A thorough cleansing from countless germs, exfoliation and smoothening of the skin, and an improvement in blood flow and circulation are just some of the advantages you can get from having your nails done.

Get it: every 1-2 weeks for regular polish, every 3-4 weeks for gel polish

We recommend: Nail&Co's Long-Lasting Gel Manicure & Pedicure

The perfect reward for your hardworking hands and feet, this gel mani-pedi package gives you chip-free nails for 3-4 weeks, making it the perfect treat for all those busy beauty-loving bees.

2/F Kensington Place, 1st Avenue cor. 29th St.
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
(02) 551 6508
(0915) 103 6233

Redemption Hours:
Mondays to Saturdays, 10AM - 8PM
(Last appointment will be at 6:30PM)

Foot Spa

Sometimes, all we need is to sink into a plush chair and let skillful hands work on our tired and sore soles. Never underestimate the power of a little TLC in making you feel like you’re walking on clouds!

Get it: every 1-2 weeks

We recommend: The Makeover Lounge's Mani-Pedi with Foot Spa & Back Massage

More than just relief for tired and sore feet, this invigorating foot spa rids you of calluses and loosens up tension in your legs and feet. Throw in a fabulous manicure and classic pedicure, and you’re in for a session of utter relaxation!

The Makeover Lounge
G/F 81 Xavier Residences, 81 Xavier St.
Greenhills, San Juan
(02) 577 2994
(0977) 832 5866

Redemption Hours:
Daily, 11AM - 9PM
(Last appointment will be at 7PM)


Pretty much synonymous to the perfect taste of rest after a long, hard week, this relaxing treat is key to regulating stress. Surrender yourself to pure bliss and allow each stroke to send all your worries away.

Get it: every 1-2 weeks

We recommend: Transcend Spa & Nails’ Javanese Lulur Whitening Scrub + Massage

This 2-in-1 indulgence doesn’t just scrub and stroke the stress away—it also leaves your skin soft and supple. It’s a fitting reward that helps you reset for the coming work week as well.

Transcend Spa & Nails
The Third Eye Wellness Center
600A, 6/F 20th Drive Corporate Center, 20th Drive
McKinley Business Park, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 808 2984
(0917) 636 2800

Redemption Hours:
Mondays to Saturdays, 11AM - 8PM
Sundays, 9:30AM - 6:30PM


Nothing feels better than knowing you’re ready to put your best face forward any time. And while the list of skincare trends is constantly growing, a trusty facial is still the go-to for targeting your skin woes all at once.

Get it: once a month

We recommend: Aesthetic Institute of the Philippines’ Signature Diamond Peel with Complete Facial & Moisturizing Mask

The all-in-one solution to bringing out your skin’s natural glow, this power-packed facial rejuvenates your skin, slows down the aging process, and aids in collagen production. Tell us which is more time-efficient: this quick me-time treat or your daily 10-step skincare routine?

Aesthetic Institute of the Philippines
15 Eisenhower St.
Greenhills, San Juan
(02) 725 0808
(0917) 720 0808

Redemption Hours:
Daily, 9AM - 7PM
(Last appointment will be at 6PM)

Permanent Hair Color

The only constant thing in life is change. Whether it’s to switch things up with a bold hue or to soften your looks with a subtle shade, trading in your current hair color is always a welcome change to make way for a fresh and new you.

Get it: every 2-3 months

We recommend: 65A Salon's Schwarzkopf Color with Haircut

Not sure which shade will suit you best? Let their expert colorists recommend the perfect hue for you! The salon is known for their wide hair color selection, so you can choose a shade that evokes your personality.

65A Salon
Unit D Jogar Building
29 F Dela Rosa St.
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
(02) 755 6729

Redemption Hours:
Daily, 10AM - 8PM


The key to achieving your dream curls, a perm gives you volumized hair that’s already effortlessly styled. Cut your morning hair routine in half—all you need to do is scrunch some mousse into your damp tresses to define your curls and control frizz, and you’re good to go!

Get it: every 6 months

We recommend: Jesi Mendez Salon's Davines Digital Perm & Haircut

Achieve those soft, natural-looking curls with a Davines digital perm. Pair it with a refreshing cut to accentuate your features, and you’ll always be picture-perfect no matter the occasion!

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

Redemption Hours:
Daily, 10AM - 9PM

Straightening Treatment

There are times when bad hair days repeatedly take a toll on your confidence, especially when you just want to let your hair down. When numerous hair products really can’t tame that mane, a straightening treatment is your all-in hassle-free solution.

Get it: every 8-10 months

We recommend: Design Studio Salon’s Permanent Blowout® with Infinity Cleanse® and Keratin Masque®

When it comes to treating yourself, you only deserve the best. Make your way to the country’s only salon licensed to offer the Permanent Blowout®. Bundled together with the Infinity Cleanse® and Keratin Masque®, it’s set to give you natural-looking straight hair with bounce and body, plus tangle-free tresses for easier styling—what’s not to love?

Design Studio Salon
908 G/F Arnaiz Metrobank Bldg. A., Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road)
San Lorenzo Village, Makati
(02) 832 5508
(02) 899 9977
(0919) 999 7622

Redemption Hours:
Daily, 9AM - 9PM

Brazilian Waxing

Repeatedly having to shave can get quite taxing. Whether you’re preparing for a beach trip or simply want to rid yourself of pesky and unwanted hair, a waxing session is always a treat to look forward to.

Get it: every 3-4 weeks

We recommend: Hair Salon Hide2A from Tokyo’s Brazilian Waxing with Eyebrow OR Upper Lip Threading

Spontaneous beach trip this weekend? Schedule a quick visit to this under-the-radar salon and be hair-free with this fast, hassle-free, and painless solution!

Hair Salon Hide2A from Tokyo
G/F B and P Building, 843 Arnaiz Avenue
Legaspi Village, Makati
(02) 779 8435
(0908) 299 1290
(0927) 228 7470

Redemption Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 10AM - 8PM
(Last appointment will be at 5PM)

Eyebrow Threading

Clean eyebrows are an indicator of good grooming habits. Making sure they’re nicely shaped also properly frames your face and helps bring out your best features.

Get it: every 2-3 weeks

We recommend: Silk by Lay Bare’s Eyebrow Grooming

Indulge in some me-time and head over to this luxurious waxing salon for an all-in solution to better brows. This cleaning, shaping, and temporary coloring brow package will give you bolder brows that are always selfie-ready!

Silk by Lay Bare
2/F Uptown Parade
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
(0943) 283 0824

Redemption Hours:
Sundays to Thursdays, 10AM - 10PM
Fridays to Saturdays, 10AM - 11PM
(Last appointment will be at 9PM)

Underarm Laser Hair Removal

Whatever your shape or size, nobody should ever tell you what to wear. But what if you’re limiting your own fashion choices because you feel too self-conscious to expose your underarms? Get fuzz-free in an instant with this fuss-free solution!

Get it: every 2-3 weeks

We recommend: Beautylosophy & Skin Club by MBM’s Underarm Diode Laser Hair Removal

Bring out those sleeveless tops and summer dresses and dare to bare those smoother, hairless pits—you’ll notice a 30-40% decrease in hair growth right after!

Beautylosophy & Skin Club by MBM
2G Crescent Park Residences
2nd Ave. cor. 30th St., Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 869 7492
(0917) 533 7546

Redemption Hours:
Mondays to Saturdays, 12NN - 8PM
Sundays, 11AM - 5PM

Beauty Drips

So many beauty and pampering needs, so little time? A quick, efficient beauty drip is the answer! While these treatments have no therapeutic claims, they’re loaded with vitamins and minerals to keep you happy, healthy, and glowing inside and out.

Get it: once a week or every 2 weeks

We recommend: SvelT'i’s Health Boost

Apart from evening out your skin tone and texture, this Glutathione with TMG concoction improves your immune system and reverses signs of aging. And it only takes about 15 to 20 minutes—how’s that for an all-in quick treat?

5/F South Insula Condominium
61 Timog Avenue, Quezon City
(02) 332 7546
(0918) 878 3584

Redemption Hours:
Mondays to Fridays, 9AM - 6PM
Saturdays, 8AM - 1PM

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This article was last edited on April 10, 2019 by the DG Traveler team.

About Maia
Maia’s passions in life are to travel and tell stories. Born in the States and raised in Manila while having studied in France, her ultimate goal is to travel all countries of the world. While she’s not abroad, she spends time tanning at the beach, exploring the underwater world or chilling with her 14 dogs. Follow her adventures on her Instagram @maiawillseetheworld.

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