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Walk In The Park

Park Jun's Beauty Lab is the latest Korean craze.
Walk In The Park Park Jun's Beauty Lab is the latest Korean craze.
Park Jun's Beauty Lab is the newest hallyu or “Korean wave” addition to hit Manila–and we can't help but be sucked in. From their huge, roomy two-storey space in one of Makati's hippest districts, Glorietta 3, to their awesome, top-of-the-line styling gadgets, the popular Korean salon franchise has definitely brought its A-game to the country.

The salon was put up in 1981 by namesake Mr. Park Jun, a Korean hairdresser, who through dint of hard work and a continuous harnessing of his craft expanded the franchise to 200 salons by 1999.

It has been quietly offering its services—a broad range of cut, color, styling, makeup, hair removal, nail services using Skin Food Since 1957 products and their famous perming and conditioning treatments—to a primarily Korean customer base since December 2008. Now, however, they're ready to expand their clientele to include anyone who's more than ready for a fashionable style update, with a distinctly Korean precision touch to their looks. Creative Director Maiya Noh forecasts the comeback of the bob and strong bangs for Fall 2009: “Women's hair trends will play to the extreme. We will see more of fringe hairstyles in different lengths and volumes.”

Aside from their complete Kérastase in-salon treatment range, some services to also keep in mind are Volume Rebonding, which straightens hair but retains its normal body and bounce; Volume Magic Wave, for those elusive, natural-looking curls; and their various perms, which are a salon specialty and make use of the most cutting-edge technologies that provide everything from full-bodied waves to long-lasting beach curls.

Visit Park Jun's Beauty Lab at G/F Glorietta 3 (beside Hard Rock Café and Gloria Jean's Coffee), Ayala Center, Makati City or their website, or call (02) 819-3001 to 02 for details.

Click on to see photos of the hot new salon.

—Eunice Lucero, Beauty Editor>
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