Christmas is a few weeks away, and we're pretty sure you've somehow thought about how to spend your 13th month pay. But before you get carried away, we're here to remind you to spend it wisely. One of the most worth-it things you can splurge on for yourself are semi-permanent beauty treatments. From laser hair removal to microblading, these services can make your life easier, especially if you're someone who takes a lot of time getting ready.
Ahead, we round up a couple of beauty treatments that are worth spending your 13th month pay on:
1. Underarm laser hair removal
Tired of waxing or shaving your pits? Consider getting an underarm laser hair removal! While it won't permanently get rid of unwanted hair, it will help slow down hair growth. It's pricier than a waxing salon sesh but you'll be able to save time and money in the long run! Usually, it takes around six to eight sessions to see the best results.
Locations: Click here for a full list of Skin Station branches.
Skin House Beauty and Laser Clinic
Locations: 2/F 170 Mayon Street, Quezon City; 2/F 8006 Pioneer Street cor. United Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City; Lower Ground W City Center, 7th Avenue cor. 30th Street, BGC, Taguig City
Wink Laser Studio
Locations: Click here for a full list of Wink Laser Studio branches
2. Lash extensions
Having lash extensions will seriously cut down your makeup routine. It defines the peepers, allowing you to skip eye makeup, especially eyeliner and mascara!
Rate: Starts at P2,500
Locations: Click here for a full list of New Lounge branches.
Ayumi Art and Beauty Studios
Rates: start at P2,000
Kiyosa Japanese Total Beauty
Rates: start at P1,500++
3. Lash lift
If lash extensions aren't your cup of tea, a lash lift is a subtler, more low-maintenance option. It's essentially a perm for your lashes, keeping them curled and lifted for about four to six weeks.
Locations: Click here for a full list of Browhaus branches.
Most of us will agree that kilay is life, but let's be real: It takes time to "perfect" our brows. If you want to wake up with a flawless set of arches, microblading is the way to go. In case you didn't know, it's a semi-permanent tattooing procedure used to create the illusion of fuller brows.
Rate: Starts at P19,000++
Locations: 5F, Building B, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
Strokes Eye Beauty Studio
Rate: P20,000 - P25,000
Locations: Click here for a full list of Strokes Eye Beauty Studio branches.
5. Korean hair perm
If you love styling your hair every day, have you ever considered getting a perm? For natural-looking waves (Think: S-curl or C-curl), you might want to check out the different Korean hair salons' perming services in Manila. A perm usually lasts about three to six months, depending on how well you take care of your hair as well as your hair type.
Rate: Available upon request
Location: #47 Annapolis Street, Greenhills
Park Jun Beauty Lab Makati
Rate: Available upon request
Locations: G/F Park Terraces Tower, Palm Dr., Ayala Center, Makati City
Zero One Story Hair Salon
Rate: Starts at 4,000
Location: Uptown Parade, Bonifacio Global City
* This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.