Check Out The Country’s Leading Pampering and Grooming Destinations!

R2 Group of companies had their Press Launch last June 27, 2017. These included brands like Vivere Salon, hallmark of bespoke and precision cuts anchored towards a strong inclination in education, Nailaholics which offers distinct nail and spa services, French Tips, which is the only Eco Chic salon in the country, Sports Barbers which is dedicated to male grooming, Ooh La Lash which is in charge of beautiful eyelashes, Max Wax Waxing and Eye Brow Design Studio, Hey Sugar! Waxing Salon, uses all natural and organic products and lastly, Happy Brows, the newest brow salon offering superior threading services. #WIMtern graduate Nikki Collantes and I are so stoked to tell you about our pampering session experience!

1.Vivere Salon


We first visited Vivere Salon, located at Glorietta 2. “I really wanted to have an ash blonde hair color, an ombre one or a Digi perm for a change but my hair condition is not ready for that three. Senior hairstylist Ivan Hugo, suggests a service that will perfectly suit my hair and these are cellophane, keratin treatment, and a haircut. I so love the outcome of my hair because it makes my hair looks alive from its dry texture before the service” said Nikki. As for me, anxious about what my hair will be since I have not done anything extravagant with my hair than cutting (and one hair coloring experiment last year)


I finally decided to get an ombre but before everything else we got a consultation first and according to hair expert, Hector Real of Vivere Salon Balayage is the popular choice nowadays and it more suits me. “Hair contouring used to be for models and celebrities only. We are glad that we can offer this very fashion-forward, sleek yet very easy to maintain hair style to every Filipina because they very well deserve it” says, Mr. Real. So yeah, I jumped right in channeling the Sagittarius in me.

For those who don’t know, Balayage is the technique that looks like natural sun-kissed highlights throughout the hair for a more natural and less maintenance hair whilst Ombre is the style wherein it’s the transition from a lighter to a darker shade or vice versa.

Okay, so Alben Lawa of Vivere Salon Glorietta 2 did my hair and I definitely recommend him, again I want to reiterate that I highly recommend him to do your hair because he truly showed Vivere Salon’s campaign of #EducatedHairStyling. He’s so passionate about hair and explained to me everything that I have to know about getting it colored and tips for taking care of my colored hair. He was able to do mine and achieve it perfectly! Now is the best time to get your hair done because Vivere Salon offers a 15% off on its hair contouring services with its All Tressed Up Promo”.

Here’s an after look of my Balayage with a little kaartehan of blonde tips that I totally love


What I adore about their salon offers a wide range of services and experts are ready to answer your questions and even give you advice to be able to really achieve the style and look that you want. They believe in celebrating uniqueness and embracing individuality and for you to get that is to also learn about your hair.

2. Hey Sugar


Meanwhile, Nikki also got a chance to visit Hey Sugar at Glorietta 2, the most trusted organic and all-natural waxing salon in the country to get her legs smooth and hair-free! Not only that it was quick but sure procedure and the staff is really attentive! “As I prefer waxing services, I recommend this one because among all the waxing salon that I’ve tried this one’s the best for me as their services are not that painful than the other waxing salon out there. I tried the usual eyebrow threading and the underarm waxing service. Also, it’s my first time to try the half legs wax service and so far I like it. It makes me feel flawless and it’s not that painful as I expected” said Nikki.



By the way, Hey Sugar offers “The Sweetest Thing Promo”, all you have to do is head on to any Hey Sugar Branch nationwide and avail any of the services with a minimum single-receipt purchase of Php 500 which will give you (1) one raffle entry to win an iPhone 7 starting June 8, 2017 to September 30, 2017. More details, check out:

3. Nailaholics


Nailaholics offer a wide range of services, and you even get a hand or foot massage during the process of making your nails fabulous.


Also, they offer a promo called “Escape to London”. By simply availing any of Nailaholics’ pampering packages, starting from June 1 to September 30, 2017, a customer is entitled to a raffle entry for a chance to win a getaway vacation of 5 days and 4 nights to London for two. “It is our top priority to provide the best and real pampering experience to our customers. We want to show how we value them and in an effort to show our appreciation and gratitude for their support and loyalty” said Lorraine Baterina, Brand Manager of Nailaholics.

4. Ooh La Lash


“For a first timer, I was really excited to get mine done, I availed the natural lash extension and so far so good! It only took an hour to get mine done and I really like it. I feel like I’m a barbie because of my lashes. This will definitely not my last for a lash extension” according to Nikki Collantes. 

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We cannot wait to go back because of their great customer service and it’s one of the things that I really look for in pampering and grooming destinations and R2 Group of Companies never disappoints.

They now operate a collective of 114 stores nationwide, expanding its presence in the prime cities of the country. I highly recommend these branches linked below if you wanna get full on pampering and grooming: