6 Semi-Permanent Beauty Treatments Worth Your Investment

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Cut some time from your daily beauty routine with these semi-permanent beauty treatments that also allow you to space out your salon visits.

Everyone has their own definition of beauty, though for most women it entails a little bit of effort—yes, even those who prefer to embrace their natural looks have to do the bare minimum (the no-makeup makeup look exists, after all).

Getting ready for the day can take a few minutes to an hour depending on your self-care routine, but when you’re looking to save time, these semi-permanent beauty treatments can help you breeze through your day faster.

Sure, it requires an initial investment of money and time, but dropping a few thousand pesos on an afternoon in the salon rewards you with long-lasting results, so not only do you get extra time in the mornings, but you also get savings from products you don’t have to use daily anymore!

Here are six semi-permanent beauty treatments worth your investment.

Brazilian Blowout

Brazilian Blowout by Colors & Peach (Photo: @colorsandpeach)

Imagine all the time you can save when you don’t have to blow-dry your hair every day (also, you shouldn’t be blow-drying your hair every day).  Brazilian Blowout is a hair smoothening treatment that uses liquid keratin to coat each strand of your hair, eliminating frizz and giving you that shiny, bouncy, fresh-out-the-salon blowout look for at least six months.

Brazilian Blowouts have become so popular that it has become a common name for similar keratin-based treatments in most salons. Make sure to check that your salon carries the original Brazilian Blowout line of products.

Eyebrow Microblading

A lot of us don’t leave the house without eyebrows on because kilay is life. Filling them in may seem like a relatively simple task, but it’s often hard and time-consuming to get them just right. Even those who have mastered their techniques can also have off-days.

Perfect eyebrows every day doesn’t have to be a pipe dream. Microblading is a demi-permanent procedure that tattoos hair-like strokes using a small tool with tiny needles at the tip.  This results in a natural, filled-in look that lasts you anywhere from one to three years, depending on your skin type and beauty routines. Always go to a certified microblading artist for your own safety, and to achieve the best results.

Gel Manicure

Manicure and pedicure by Nailaholics Nail Salon & Spa (Photo @nailaholics)

A fresh manicure looks oh-so-elegant, but don’t we all agree it’s so cumbersome to wait for polish to dry completely? Not to mention it’s a challenge to keep nail polish unchipped for at least a week, especially when you work with your hands a lot.

Gel manicure is the perfect alternative to those who want long-lasting, perfect nails. This procedure uses a special nail polish that you cure with a UV or LED lamp, so you walk out of the salon with fresh and dry nails. With proper care, gel nails will last you a very long time, though it’s best to remove them after two weeks so your nails won’t get brittle.

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Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal by Beauty Affair Face & Slimming Hub (Photo: @beautyaffairhub)

Shaving, tweezing, threading, waxing—all good and valiant methods to get rid of unwanted body hair, except that hair will always grow back right away, some faster than others. If you’re tired of having to do these things often, consider laser hair removal instead.

Laser light targets the hair follicles and stops new hair from growing. Contrary to popular belief, laser is not a permanent hair removal solution. It does, however, guarantee you to be hairless for at least a few months, and in some cases even up to a year. Touch-ups are required if you want to maintain it, though you won’t have to schedule appointments as regularly as you used to remove your hair on your own on a regular basis.

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Lash Extensions

Danessa Onglatco with lash extensions by The Fab Lab Lifestyle (Photo: @thefablablifestyle)

The only drama we should be looking for is full and thick lashes, amirite? That’s easily achievable with a few coats of your favorite mascara, but if you’re not blessed with a lot of natural eyelashes or you just want that extra oomph, lash extensions are your new best friends.

Most lash salons offer a menu of looks you can choose from, whether you prefer something more natural-looking or you want to go all-out dramatic. Your lash artist will methodically glue on tiny extension pieces using a special adhesive, which are then left to dry. Lash extensions follow the growth cycle of your lashes, but you can prolong them with proper care.

Lived-in Color

Lived-in hair color on Kryz Uy by Piandre (Photo: @bigseedpr)

Hair color is one of the easiest and best ways to express our personal style, though the further you stray from your natural color, the more upkeep it demands. Salons often recommend coming in for touch-ups every six weeks, but not everyone has the luxury of time and resources to go that often.

Space out your salon appointments further apart by opting for lived-in color. This technique utilizes carefully placed highlights so your roots blend in with your colored hair as your hair grows out, minimizing those dreaded harsh roots. The best part is this works with any hair color you want, as long as you see an expert colorist to achieve this look.

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