3 Homegrown Beauty Destinations to Visit When You’re in Need of Self-Care

3 Homegrown Beauty Destinations to Visit When You’re in Need of Self-Care

Look no further than the Queen City when you need to de-stress. These places provide the care you seek with a touch of local pampering.

After two slow years of living in the pandemic, things are picking up at quite a hectic pace. As we navigate the post-COVID world and play catch-up, post-pandemic exhaustion is an actual thing that many people around the world are experiencing.

It’s important to slow down every now and then. If your idea of relaxing is getting pampered, here are three beauty establishments worth checking out for some dedicated me-time.

Beauté Affair Luxe

The sister company of Cebu-based Beauty Affair Face & Slimming Hub, Beauté Affair Luxe is a premium local destination for your face and body needs owned and managed by Reese Borromeo Dy Pico. With all their treatments supervised or done by medical professionals, you’re sure to be in good hands. 

As the first accredited center of the French brand Biologique Recherche in Cebu, a must-try is the eponymous Biologique Recherche Facial, which is tailored to suit your skin’s needs through consultation and a session with their facial analyzer. If you’re looking to reduce fat around problem areas and lift skin, the Luxewave is a state-of-the-art high-intensity focused ultrasound that delivers long-term results even with one session. 

Beauté Affair Luxe also offers non-surgical enhancements like the Haiku Nose Lift to achieve a more defined nasal bridge, chin fillers, and Korean face thread lift.

2/F The Space, A.S. Fortuna Street, Mandaue City
+63 977 759 4838 | Facebook | Instagram

No Strips Waxing Salon

A lot of people are embracing their natural body hair, but if it helps you feel more comfortable in your skin by having them waxed off, No Strips Waxing Salon is the best place to be. They have six branches all over Cebu and Mactan, making sure there is a super waxpert always near you.

With owner Farrah Casilda Nazareth at the helm, No Strips Waxing Salon offers a la carte services if you need waxing on a specific body area, but we’re big fans of their combo treats. The Awesome Foursome takes care of your Brazilian, half-legs, underarms, and brow threading. Their waxing services are very thorough, with threading done after each session (tweezing for Brazilian) to make sure all those pesky fine hairs are taken care of.

If you’re looking to get kilay-on-fleek, try the Ultimate Brows. After a much-needed brow threading, a technician does brow mapping to craft a shape that’s suited for your facial structure, which is then tinted. The treatment finishes off with contouring with makeup. It’s perfect when you have a big event to go to and can’t be bothered to do your own eyebrows.

Ayala Center Cebu, SM Seaside City Cebu, Robinsons Galleria Cebu, Robinsons Cybergate Cebu, Raintree Mall, and Island Central Mall
+63 936 910 2586 | Facebook | Instagram

Nailed It! by L.A.

Nothing beats a classic manicure, but if you’re looking to jazz it up and achieve all the nail art you see on your Tiktok feed, give a call to Lynn Avrille Taboada of Nailed It! by L.A.

Having been in the business for five years, Nailed It! has done thousands of Custom Nail Extensions at this point, evolving from dainty freehand designs to bolder structured gel manicures, with glitters, chromes, and gems in between. She uses premium nail products often shipped from the U.S., and for each client utilizes a fresh, clean set of nail tools to ensure sanitation.

Nailed It! has a private studio in Mandaue City (address to be given after booking), but if you want to get your nails done in the comforts of your own home, she does home service for a fee.

By appointment only, Mandaue City
+63 927 209 6056 | Instagram | Tiktok | Facebook

g.spot would like to thank Beauté Affair Luxe, No Strips Waxing Salon, and Nailed It! By L.A. for being our brand partners for our anniversary event.