When planning for a beach trip, a Brazilian wax is in order! I believe that the universe conspired to give me exactly what I needed when I received an invite from Pink Parlour to try out their award-winning Brazilian wax. How could I say no to baby smooth, hair-free skin?
Waxing • Nail • Spray Tan
Pink Parlour currently has 3 branches: SM North EDSA, A. Venue, and SM Center Pasig. The branch that was closest to me was SM North EDSA, which is so convenient for me since I pass by this place almost everyday.
Pink Parlour, SM North EDSA
Pink Parlour is located on the 5th level of SM North EDSA The Block. You'll see their super pink, super girly, and super dainty facade just across the escalator so it's impossible to miss.
The waiting area was posh, but I wish it could have been more private. The waiting area was directly facing the outside, where the escalators are. Perhaps a little glass frosting would be a nice touch.
On the counter was this cute little pink kitty! She's the most kikay kitty I've seen. A less kikay version of the same kitty is in each treatment room for hugging purposes. (You'll know why if you've had a wax before - it makes the pain more bearable.)
Pink Parlour has a nail parlour with 6 soft chairs for nail treatments that are fit for royalty.
What I like about Pink Parlour is their high regards for safety and sanitization, which means peace of mind for each of their clients. They go by their Superior Sanitization promise as an assurance for their commitment to give the most sanitary service available.
- UV sterilization kills 99.99% virus & bacteria
- Protection sanitization bags for all tools
- No double dipping
- Use of Karcher hot steamer to disinfect sinks & showers
- Regular anti-bacterial store fogging
Upon arrival, I was handed a towel and led to the shower area for a quick rinse. Then I proceeded to a private room for my main purpose of having a Brazilian wax. The last time I've had one was just a month ago, hence regrowth wasn't a biggie (yet). I was told that the more often you wax, the sparser the hair regrowth will be.
The inside of the room was still all pink, with black and white accents for the bed and the tables. The treatment bed had fresh towels over it.
On the table were the materials and tools my therapist needed for my Brazilian wax.
As promised, their tools are indeed sterilized and sanitized prior to the treatment.
Pink Parlour only uses Caron Hard Wax, which is Australia's #1 wax known for it's unsurpassed quality, efficiency, and gentle formulation. Even the wax is pink! How cute! Although it looked strawberry-scented/flavored, it had no scent to it and it's hypoallergenic.
It's actually my first time to try hard wax like this. The hot (not warm) melted wax is applied using a wooden spatula on the area. Each wooden spatula is thrown away after application, which is part of their strict "no double dipping" rule. I was actually a bit worried that it was a little too hot for me to handle, but my therapist assured me that it won't burn my skin. The initial heat setting was set to 5 (middle), but she adjusted it to 1 (lowest heat setting). Even with the lowest heat setting, I still found it quite hot, so maybe my skin was sensitive to the heat. Thankfully, as my therapist promised, no burns! The wax then dries up after a few seconds, then the therapist pulls the solidified wax in one swift motion. Off comes the hair! This went on for several times, until every strand of hair was removed. Since a Brazilian wax meant clean all over - front to back with zero hair left, I was left with super soft and smooth skin all over again - in just about 30 minutes or less. Beach trip or no beach trip, I can really get used to this clean feeling, also for hygiene purposes.
For your convenience, Pink Parlour has an Online Booking service over at their website. Also, feel free to like Pink Parlour Philippines on Facebook for more information on their services and promotions. In case you're wondering, a Brazilian wax at Pink Parlour goes for P900.00 for ladies, and P1,250.00 for men.
Pink Parlour promises maximum comfort and minimal pain. While a Brazilian wax can't be totally pain-free, I say that it's very tolerable (based from my experience). Try it! ;)