When I hear the words design & studio I think about interior, home decor and the like. But this association has now changed ever since I visited Design Studio Salon a few weeks ago.
Design Studio is a salon for men and women tucked quietly along Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City. Coincidental or not, it’s surrounded by stores such as Kenneth Cobonpue, Mav Furniture, Hunter Douglas and Shell Canvas, all of which cater to interior and design.
Design Studio Salon is the brainchild of partners Chiara Echiverri and Chase Tinio. The need to provide a haven for both men and women, to enjoy good, relaxing time while they get their nails done (or any personal beauty treatment for that matter) either alone or with their friends is the top of mind of these two lovebirds/entrepreneurs. Their vision soon turned into reality and all the things they ever want in a salon, they make sure Design Studio has.
The interior speaks sleek & modern yet exudes a relaxing and steady vibe.
According to Chiara and Chase, every bit of element you see in Design Studio was well thought of. From the made to order chairs down to the plants. There isn’t anything unnecessary that consumes space.
One thing that sets Design Studio Salon apart from all the other salons here in the metro is their high tech rinsing chairs. It tilts back automatically and has a soft head support that prevents its client from straining his/her neck. I super duper loved it! I wish I could stay longer in this chair because I’ve never been this comfy while having my hair rinsed.
Cleanliness is non-negotiable for Design Studio. They make it appoint that each station is clean & sanitized for each client.They even have a dedicated sanitation station where all the staff are required to sanitize first before proceeding with any service or treatment. All my OC friends will love this salon, I swear!Just so they and you know, Design Studio keeps tabs of your treatments and takes a before and after photo of your hair for reference. This makes it easy for everyone, especially if you had your hair colored and want a touch up in the future.
Design Studio menu via iPad. They also have a handful of pegs for style, cut and color that you can browse through for inspiration.Tea & treats were served for me.
While I’m waiting for my hair treatment, I had my nails done using Sally Hansen gel polish.
Across the row of hair stations are three lazy boy chairs that Chase had custom made for the salon. The moment I sat down on one, I felt as if I was sitting on a fluffy cloud. The buttery soft leather contours perfectly to my body and wraps me, as if luring me to sleep. I could stay on it forever but I had to go back to my station to finish my hair treatment.
You must try Design Studio for a foot spa or mani-pedi so you’ll know how relaxing it is to sit on one of these lazy boys.
The cape crusader! Eeer I mean the cape that lets you check you phone. No need to waddle your arms out because this cape has a window that lets you use your gadgets conveniently. It’s another nice thing to rave about Design Studio Salon.
I feel like a queen being pampered like there’s no tomorrow. Can I do this every week? 😀I got a lot of compliments with my nude nails. Here’s my hair before I had my permanent blowout.
Here’s my hair after having Design Studio Salon’s Permanent Blowout. Sleek and straight. I love how I don’t have to let my hair dry nor blow dry it every time I need to look decent for an event or a meeting. You can ask your hair architect how sleek or straight you want your blowout to be. If you have layered hair, you can request to have the tips curled a little bit so it won’t look too stiff. According to Chiara, their permanent blow dry can last up to 8 to 10 months! I am in love with my hair now more than ever. And if I get bored with my sleek and straight hair, I can always style & curl it and it wouldn’t affect my blowout.
Design Studio Permanent Blowout is perfect for all modern Filipinas who find fixing their hair every morning a tedious and exhausting task that they can’t keep up with. For those interested to try this service, Design Studio Salon currently has an ongoing promo at Deal Grocer.With the mom & dad of Design Studio Salon, Chiara Echiverri and Chase Tinio. It is such a small world because Chase & I have worked together for a TV commercial. It was so nice catching up with you and congratulations to you & Chiara on your “baby”. Good service and excellent facilities Design Studio Salon, I can’t wait to go back!
DESIGN STUDIO SALON
908 G/F Arnaiz Metrobank bldg. A. Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road), San Lorenzo Village, Makati City.
02-832-5508 or 02-899-9977