Styleluxe Salon: Luxury Beyond Haircuts

We’ve all had those good and bad hair-day stories. From feeling confidently beautiful because of your bouncy hair, to times where you spend days trying to fix your last rushed haircut because you were out of time and budget.

I am a strong believer in getting things done right the first time than doing a lot of “firefighting” moves to fix a situation, especially on your looks (saves you time and money in the long run), so I’ve been on the lookout for great salons that offer lasting results. Those with hair work that goes beyond a few weeks…or your last shampoo. That’s how I found Styluxe Salon & Makeup Studio.


It’s located on the retail ground floor of the beautiful oasis of Arya Residences Mckinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City. Stepping inside and soaking in the details give you an assurance that you are definitely in for classy pampering by the experts.




One of the reasons you go to a professional salon is to be handled by the experts. Who else but Nelson Cruz serves as the creative director for haircuts and style. Celebrity actor Dindong Dantes and other who’s-who get their hair done by Nelson. And that’s the reason why sticking to an expert hairstylist sometimes becomes a lifelong relationship, because they know every detail of your hair.

Aside from Nelson Cruz, Styluxe has lead & senior stylists for both men and women to take care of your hair and give you the best styles possible. Prices range from Php 750 – Php 1,200.  The difference of a professional salon like Styluxe is that you can choose from stylists who have received intensive training for your customized needs. Unlike a one-cut-fits-all approach, they will specifically go into studying your hair–so even if its frizzy, curly, limp, layered, treated, the approach is custom fit for you.


And no other than celebrity hair and makeup artists, Paolo Maranan, Jaime Sy, and John Valle bring out a more stylish you with their services at Styleluxe. (Php 4,480 – Php 5,600).

These gorgeous style directors will do your hair and makeup at the salon’s private makeup room. Bridal packages are also offered.

when-in-manila-styluxe-salon-fort-taguig-bgc-2545Private room.

Getting styled here is literally more than having a pleasant afternoon tea. You get served with only the finest—TWG tea, freshly brewed coffee by the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf company, and some gourmet cookies on the side.


This is probably the only salon in the country that will also serve you wine and cheese (for group packages). This just set the peg for an afternoon of pampering for me.  If you’re setting aside time for yourself, might as well do it with style–because you deserve it.



So to give all this awesomeness a try, I went for a cut, color, and treatment for my layered, dry, spongy hair that was badly in need of a revival. Ms. Riza Balla, the head colorist, offered a hair technique that would retouch and give subtle dimensions to my hair. I’ve recently been on bleach, ombre, and hair jobs that left my hair a colored mess, so I wanted to go back to something clean and simple but still with character.

Style hair techniques include the following: New growth, Tint, Halo, Full & Partial Dimensional Color, Oil Based Color, Laminate, Prelighten, Luxe Color, and Strengthening On-Color. (Price range : Php 2,240 – 10,640)

After that, one of the latest treatments, Milbon from Japan, was applied on my hair to enhance texture and shine, leaving every strand feeling silky-smooth and soft. Unlike other treatments that take hours, this took just 20 minutes. You also get a take-home product to maintain the smoothness in the following weeks, even at home.


I was very satisfied with the results even after a few weeks and washes.


Other hair technique treatments are: Color Balance, Hair Therapy, Hair Restore, Strengthening (Php 1,680 – Php 5.040 depending on hair length), and Hair Technique Forms: Digital Wave, Perm, Hair Retexturing, Smoothening Mild, Smoothening Intense (Php 3,360 – Php 10,080).

The best brands in hairstyling are also available at the salon for sale. Take your pick for your type of hair. Nail services, waxing and threading are also available.




Styluxe Salon & Make Up Studio

Retail 6, The Plaza at Arya Residences, McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City
(02) 800 3655
Facebook : Styluxe Salon and Makeup Studio
Instagram : @styluxe_salon


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