Parlors and girls are inseparable (don’t quote me on that though). Before coming to AIM, I was worried about the parlor services in the Philippines. I got myself connected to a girl from the previous cohort to get rid of my anxieties. After speaking with her, I got even more worried, considering Makati is so gosh darn expensive.
When I packed my bag, I added some DIY stuff to survive the 16 months. Here are some things you can bring with you to make caring for yourself easy on the wallet.
These kits are pretty decent and are readily available in India. It isn’t very expensive either. The boring part is to do it on your own
Manicure / Pedicure Kits:
This kit is very good. I got some basic pedicure tools as well. Though it would be amazing if someone else did it but that’s the life of a student I guess.
I purchased L’Oréal hair colour from India. Actually, it is also available at Philippine supermarkets at a similar price. So, won’t suggest using your precious space with this item. Most of us have learnt how to color our own hair. The parlors here charge between PHP 1500 – 3500.
Waxing and threading services are expensive here in Makati. Luckily, we have the contact of a Filipino lady who visits the dorm for waxing services. She charges PHP 350 – 700 based on services used.
Parlors around AIM:
I’ve also done a bit of (“)research(“) on affordable parlors around the area, so you don’t have to spend extra getting to these places.
Laybare is just a 5 minute walk from our college. They use cold wax. They also have threading services.
Let’s Face It:
Let’s Face It is in the Greenbelt mall just across the street. They have hot wax & threading services. They also have pedicure, manicure, and facial services.
Hagod is a 5 to 7 mins walk from the college. It is in C Palanca street. They’re famous for their full body massage.
Nuat Thai is 10 mins walk from the college. They are famous for their full body and foot massage.