Thursday, June 19, 2014

Fringe Salon in Alabang

I was beyond excited when I was invited by Patty (of Mrs C's Sugarcoated Life) and Michelle (of Momma 'N Manila) to an afternoon of pampering at Fringe Salon in Alabang, which opened last October 2013.


The first thing that came to mind when I stepped inside is how posh the place looked. I loved the sleek, modern interiors and yet it still has that homey feel to it. It is very evident that owner Evelyn R. Tagle has paid particular attention to detail when she set up this space. No wonder it has since become a favourite neighbourhood salon for many residents in the area.

love all the huge, full-length mirrors!
the stylish waiting area

The second floor of the salon has 2 VIP rooms which clients can use as an exclusive venue for services, should they wish for more privacy during their visit. Wouldn't this be a fun place to have a girls' day out with your mom, sisters or BFFs? :)

even the bathrooms are so nice

For those looking for a full day of relaxation, the fully-equipped massage room also located on the second floor provides the perfect retreat. The massage room has its own shower and even a Jacuzzi fitted with a mini TV. I wouldn't mind spending the whole day here for sure! ;p


You can also tell how the salon equipment is all top of the line. Check out their foot spa chair, with back massager and a built in tub.


Even their shampoo chairs look so luxurious!


The salon only uses MAC makeup and Cuccio, an organic nail polish, so you know that you are getting only the best in quality when you avail of their services. And, with over 43 years of collective experience among their senior stylists, you are definitely in good hands at Fringe. You might think that their prices would be steep but it is surprisingly very affordable considering the amenities they provide! 


Like I said, I couldn't wait to get my hair done since it was really a hot mess already. Just a little kwento, I was dying to get my hair colored the whole time I was pregnant but chose to wait until after I gave birth just to be on the safe side. I gave birth in January and was finally able to go to a salon last March. The salon was new and I had high hopes since it was owned by a celebrity hairstylist. I showed them a picture of the shade I wanted and told them I even wanted it lighter than the previous color I had. However, I was disappointed after since it seemed my hair even became darker! They told me it would get lighter eventually but I was really frustrated since I paid a lot of money and didn't even get the hair color I wanted (not even close). So this salon trip to Fringe came at the right time since I was really planning on coloring my hair again!

Here's my BEFORE look. I really wasn't happy with the dull shade of brown. And I definitely needed a haircut! ;p

My hair was first analyzed to check its current state and growth from previous dye job. I'm currently having a LOT of hair fall post-pregnancy too, so I told them not to panic if they see clumps of hair falling out haha!

I was given a haircut before the color. I asked them to chop off about 2 inches (basically the damaged ends) but told my stylist Rodel I still wanted to keep it long. He gave me a layered cut to frame my face which you'll see later.

Rodel working his magic. Can I just say their mirrors are perfect to take selfies in haha!
lemongrass juice and some cookies for snacks

Then, it was time for the color! According to Rodel, they used Davines on my hair. I was honestly really nervous since I hoped the color would be right this time...


When they were blow drying my hair after, I was secretly doing a happy dance inside since I could already see that my hair was definitely a lighter shade of brown!


And here's the finished color. It's a bit lighter on top than at the bottom since they also did a reverse ombre effect.


Check out the huge difference before and after! I love it because I really want the color to be obvious even when indoors and not just when I go out under the sun. And I love my new layered look too! :)


So again, thank you ladies for the wonderful afternoon! Here I am with Maricel of A Sweet Cottage (who provided a lovely dessert buffet set up which I'll be blogging about next), owner Evelyn, Michelle and Patty.

(L-R) Maricel, Evelyn, Michelle, Patty, and me

Fringe Salon is truly your one stop shop for a perfect day of pampering and I can't wait to be back for more. :)

FRINGE SALON
G/F Commercenter Building
Commerce Ave. cor. Filinvest Ave.
Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa
+632 8080881, +63920 2193391, +63927 7897559
Open from 10am to 7pm, Mondays to Saturdays
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/fringesalonph
Twitter and Instagram - @FringeSalonPH

8 comments:

  1. Nice! Bagay na bagay sayo lighter hair color since maputi ka sis :)

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    1. Thanks sis! Tisay na tisay na ba? Haha! ;p

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  2. Helene! I am so happy that we're friends now. And thank you so much for joining us at Fringe! Your new hair is absolutely gorgeous. Can't wait to hang out with you again soon! xo

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    1. Likewise Patty! Super thanks for inviting me! Looking forward to more chikahan with you. :)

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  3. Mommy Helene! May I ask for the rates for haircut and hair color? :)

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    1. Mrs. Panda haircut for ladies is P800, then color for long hair is P3k. Pero best to call them and ask depending on your hair length :)

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  4. I love the new hairstyle, made you look younger. I came from Patty's blog. :-)

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