Mitzi Ilagan | VigorBuddy.com
Even when you’re not there, a woman sure knows how a salon smells like. The strong odors of acrylic nail polish, hair wax treatments, shampoos, and the like are very much prevalent in most beauty parlors, that even when your eyes are closed, you’ll know you’re inside one.
But if you do that in French Tips Nail Parlour, you’re gonna get it wrong. The scent, once you’re inside, makes you feel like you’re inside a fancy washroom of a luxurious beauty geek who owns a collection of branded lotions and perfumes.
French Tips Nail Parlour has this one characteristic that separates them from the others: they use eco-friendly products which were never tested in animals. Who (unless you’re not aware of it) would ever want to use products who make animals suffer or die? The bottles of nail polish that you choose from their boxes are toxic-free, Formaldehyde-free and Paraben-free. ICYMI, Formaldehyde, and Paraben are two synthetic preservatives used in cosmetic brands, which, apparently, has negative effects on the skin. Their polishes include international brands such as Honeybee Gardens, Beautylish, Piggy Paint, Suncoat Products, Acquarella, Pritinyc, Sparitual, Zoya, Misa, OPI, Orly, Nubar, Faby and Color Club.
What’s more to this is that your pampering sesh could be personalized depending on which scent you’d like the esthetician to leave to your skin. The lotions and foot soaps that you’ll be choosing are also eco-friendly, safe, and of course, it’ll make you feel like you’re a French girl enjoying a little luxury. Even the interiors of the nail parlor would bring you to France with its elegant walls embedded with faux grass and shades of pink and florals. There’s nothing to worry about comfort in this salon because the high-back cushioned chairs and sofa feels like home.
You could get a pampering session (Eco Chic) that includes manicure, pedicure, and foot spa for PHP720, but you could also go for a package that uses an organic nail polish for PHP820 (Ultimately Organic) or the guilt-free polish for the same price. They also offer services such as organic eyebrow threading, eyelash perming, hand/foot paraffin treatment and sugar waxing.
Here’s a tip when you visit them: ready your cameras because all of the French Tips Nail Parlour branches are so Instagram-worthy!
French Tips Nail Parlour has 5 branches nationwide: SM Megamall, Nuvali Solenad, Ayala Terraces, SM Mall of Asia and recently opened branch in SM Aura. For more information, check out their Facebook page, Twitter account, and Instagram.