Beauty hubs have been mushrooming left and right. Proof to that is Ortigas which has a treasure trove of beauty shops. Every nook and cranny of this bustling city would have stores with an armada of beauty brands, salons for beauty upkeep, and clinics that restore skin perfection. And because beauty junkies just can’t have enough, we’ve rounded up major beauty hubs that they can add to their go-to list. Whether you’re in for a major shopping in Estancia, dining in Greenhills, checking out knick-knacks in Tiendesitas, or sweating it out in Industria, know that there’s always a beauty haven waiting for you.
- Beauty Bar (Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons)
This wonderland in Estancia is no newbie to a hardcore beauty junkie. It showcases drool-worthy names and brands, and heavenly shelves of what you cannot not have, once you step inside. Make-up, skincare, bath and body essentials, and beauty tools / accessories. If brands like Smashbox, Earth Therapeutics, Japonesque, and Burt’s Bees make your heart go a-flutter, wait `til you see other labels that are equally worth coveting. Going there and leaving not getting anything? Nearly impossible.
- Lush (GF, Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons)
It’s literally an eye candy of sorts — from shampoo bars, to soaps, to shower jellies, to bubble bars, bath bombs, conditioners, facial care, make-up, and hand / body lotions. Notice real lemon peels, lavender petals, and herbs on its candy-colored shampoo bars? That’s because Lush is strictly against animal testing and uses only organic fruits, veggies and essential oils for its ingredients. Products are handmade cosmetics that come in attractive, colorful, “naked packaging”. Something Lush is truly known and loved for.
- L’Occitane (Level 1, Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons)
Inspired by the lavender fields of Provence and the rustic charm of its local market, L’Occitane is one brand that grows on the belief that beauty ingredients to be used should only be of highest quality and sourced as sustainably as possible. Every product is a spa to the senses — from bath and body essentials, to fragrances, to skincare. Some of L’Occitane’s most-loved products are its Immortelle Reset Oil-In Serum, Almond Supple Skin Oil, and Almond Milk Concentrate.
- Simply Skin (2F Shoppesville Greenhills Shopping Center)
Taking it one step further, Simply Skin in Greenhills intelligently infuses technology for skincare advancement. Facial treatments designed for whitening, brightening, and anti-aging, and more advanced treatments like ultherapy are being offered in this clinic. Attended only by certified skincare experts, Simply Skin takes pride in its team of professionals and its well-kept space, fit for its highly-valued clientele. Simply skin accepts online booking and is located at Shoppesville, Greenhills.
- Nazal MD (2nd Level Connecticut Arcade, Greenhills Shopping Center)
If it’s more than skincare perfection you’re after and body contouring is part of your pampering list, Nazal MD (formerly Clinica Dermatologica) is just a quick visit away in Greenhills. Aside from facial treatments, it has non-surgical slimming and sculpting customized to address specific problem areas. It’s being run by one of the top and most trusted dermatologists in the Philippines Dr. Isabel-Lopez Nazal, M.D.
- Giga (Located at Level 1, Furniture Village, Tiendesitas)
Going around Tiendesitas, one wouldn’t miss this small shop that sells an array of natural, virgin coconut oil-based products. Giga is a quaint store that started as a home-based enterprise way back 1999. It has since then grown into an ASEAN compliant, full managed corporation that sells natural and organic soaps, oils, balms, sprays, and other personal care items with the same FDA-approved quality as the other expensive brands. Truly a must-visit for the beauty savvy who wants nothing but pure and natural on her skin.
- Illumina Aesthetic and Slimming Center
Illumina Aesthetic and Slimming Center is another skin and body clinic that has a wide range of anti-aging, whitening, skin-perfecting, body sculpting and slimming services. Complementing such treatments are beauty products like whitening and smoothening soaps also sold at the center. For the practical consumers, Illumina Aesthetic and Slimming Center offers various promo packages designed to give a bang for the buck. They’re usually offered during special occasions and seasons like Mother’s Day, Women’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Rainy Season, and Summer.
- NS Salon (2F, Circulo Verde, Calle Industria, Bagumbayan, Q.C.)
If beauty is all about “mane attraction”, Industria has Nail Salon. From hair cut to hair treatment, to hair extension to eyebrow threading, Nail Salon has everything. Its well-kept, minimalist, cozy interior is relaxing enough for any visitor to just lounge around and have herself dolled up by professional hair stylists. And because it caters to women, men, and children, families can just book for an appointment and have their own pampering / bonding in this nice, cozy corner at Industria.
- Nailandia (Unit 1-129 Industrial Mall Circulo Verde, Calle Industria, Bagumbayan, Q.C.)
Flaunt-worthy hands and feet complete with mani and pedi? Achieving it and nailing it comes easy at Nailandia. For nail grooming addicts with luxurious hand and foot fancies, this shabby chic nail salon is just the place to visit. Massages and facials are also offered, making it a complete head-to-foot pampering sesh. Whether it be for a weekday escape or a weekend spa retreat, Nailandia makes for a perfect beauty breather.
Truly, Ortigas is a bevy of beauty cocoons ready to pamper you. Anywhere you are and any time of the day, being pampered and looking beautiful is just a quick visit away. Learn more about Ortigas Malls at www.ortigasmalls.com.