Thanks to semi-permanent beauty treatments, our routines have collectively become simpler. Name your concern and there's likely a procedure for it. Want to define your brows? Have them microbladed! Think your lips are too pale without lipstick? Try getting them tinted by a pro! There's more where that came from (brow lamination exists, too, for example), but by far the most in-demand now is about prettifying one's lashes. You can either get a lashlift or give your eyes a strong boost with a set of lash extensions. The latter is perfect if you want volume, lift, and the opportunity to skip mascara for months and not feel naked. Ahead, we list celeb-approved places for a full lash overhaul:
Where to Get Eyelash Extensions in Manila
1. NÉW Lounge
NÉW Lounge is undoubtedly Instagram's most-tagged account for lash extensions locally. Celebrities like Heart Evangelista and Jessy Mendiola swear by their lashes, which are all made with high-quality sable lashes that could pass as your own. Consulting one of their lash specialists can give you your perfect curl and volume combo, depending on how much extra oomph you want. They also offer extensions for your lower lashes, touch-ups, lash shampoo treatments, and home service extensions for a fee.
Price: starts at P1500++ (See full price list here)
Locations: Las Piñas, Alabang, Greenhills, Sgt Esguerra QC, Mo. Ignacia QC, Shangri-La at The Fort, Cebu, Davao (View exact addresses here.)
Contact Number: 0905-338-8941
2. Ayumi Japanese Eyelash & Nail Art
Ayumi brings Japan quality lash extensions to the Philippines by sourcing their lashes from DOT 1101, the biggest eyelash company in Japan. They're also the brand's only partner in the Philippines, so if you want that natural flutter that Japanese eyelash extensions are known for, or if you simply want to cop Maggie Wilson's set, then head on over to one of their branches. Their newest procedure, the 5D Ange Curl Extensions (P4500), combines a lashlift and extensions in one treatment. FYI, it's the exact set that Arci Muñoz has been wearing lately!
Price: starts at P1500++ (See full price list here)
Locations: BF Homes Parañaque, Las Piñas, Makati, Taguig, Quezon City, Manila, Ortigas. (View exact addresses here.)
Contact Number: 0917-899-6573
3. Kiyosa Japanese Total Beauty
Thanks to Kiyosa, you no longer have to travel to Japan to get the ultimate J-beauty experience. Here, you can get your hair, nails, and lashes done all in one place by their trained Japanese and Filipino staff who were trained to provide Japanese-style services. The Flat Lash Extensions (P2280) are a must-try for faux lash newbies, because aside from looking extra realistic, they're 50% lighter than your average eyelash extensions (read our full review here!).
Price: starts at P960++ (See full price list here)
Address: G/F F1 Hotel, 32nd St. cor. Lane Q, Bonifacio Global City
Contact Number: (8)805-8888, 0939-915-8888
4. Strokes Eye Beauty Studio
For Korean style extensions, make a stop at Strokes Eye Beauty Studio for your set. The studio offers the K Lashes procedure, which claims to give all the perks of extensions without looking like you have any at all. You can opt to for the Classic K Lashes (P2000-P2500) for a barely-there look, the Wispy K Lashes (P3500) for a spikier, falsies-like effect, the Wing K Lashes (P3500) for an eye-defining shape, or the Warm K Lashes (P3500) for brown-tinted extensions that give subtle volume and lift sans mascara.
Price: starts at P2000++
Locations: G/F Greenbelt 1. 3/F Vertis North, 5/F Shangri-La Plaza, LG/F One Uptown Residence
Contact Numbers: 0956-677-0350 (Vertis North), 0966-463-6648 (Shangri-la Plaza), 0926-722-9885 (Uptown Mall), 0916-774-9497 (Greenbelt 1)
5. Browhaus Manila
Browhaus uses synthetic hairs for Lash In Bloom, their customizable lash extension service that'll help you create the perfect set of lashes for your eyes. The Single Lash provides the most natural effect, with hair being placed individually on the lashline. The Cluster Lash involves placing clusters of lashes on your lids, adding volume to your natural hairs and providing an eyeliner-like look. Lastly, there's the Multi Lash, the most dramatic set that adds "bouquets" of lashes to your eyes for a fuller appearance. Combine these with their Natural, Cat Eyes, or Doll styles to suit your eye shape!
Price: starts at P3800++ (See full price list here)
Locations: Greenbelt 5, Serendra, Lucky Chinatown, Mega Fashion Hall, Rockwell, TriNoma (View exact addresses here)
Contact Number: 0917-88-27697
6. I Do Nails
Your nails aren't the only thing that this salon can sort out for you. Their lash enhancement treatments are conveniently available in selected branches as well, ranging from a lash lift (P2500), to lash tinting (+P500 if done with lashlift), to lash extensions. Start off with the Classic Set with 50 pieces of lashes if you're a beginner, or try the Full Set (80 pieces) and the Glam Set (100-150 pieces) if you want a more lushlook.
Price: starts at P800++
Locations: I Do Nails Kapitolyo, Robinsons Galleria South, McKinley, and Ayala Malls Feliz (View exact locations here.)
Contact Number: (02) 573 7838 / 0917 157 7462 (Kapitolyo branch)
Elitelash makes getting lash extensions feel like getting a massage. You get to lie down on the comfiest La-Z boy during the procedure, and we swear you just won't help but doze off. But before you do, choose between their Elite synthetic lashes and real mink lashes to achieve the effect you desire! A little over an hour later, you'd have a fresh set of fluttery eyelashes that'll really make you look like you "woke up like this."
Price: starts at P800+ (See full price list here)
Address: 2B Kensington Place 1st Ave. corner 29th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Contact Number: 0949-858-0117