Have you ever been to a nail spa? Are you among the female population nowadays who consider feeling and looking beautiful a necessity than mere vanity? Let your nails do the talking.
Last week, we visited the newest nail spa in Lipa City, Fingers + Toes (read as Fingers plus Toes). This newly established nail spa is under the same management as the MySkin MedSpa which is also located in ANIKA Bldg., C.M. Recto Avenue, Lipa City.
This medical spa (medspa) is a brainchild of Dr. Princess Dimayuga Katigbak M.D. F.P.D.S., who had her degree in 1989 and became the first ever dermatologist in Batangas.
Introduction of Aesthetic and Wellness Industry in Batangas
As one of the most progressive provinces in the region, it did not come as a surprise when aesthetic clinics and wellness centers began sprouting in key cities of Batangas. Dr. Katigbak went into practice for eight years before she decided to take a break and became a home maker. That was her life in Manila. In 2003, she returned into practice and found out that there are quite a few clinics emerging one by one in Lipa City.
That same year, she opened the first MySkin MedSpa in Tanauan where her roots are from. And in the middle of 2004, the clinic was transferred to Lipa City (in E. Mayo St. across Orient Spa) where her family resides. In 2008, they moved to their current location in C.M. Recto Avenue when the family decided to renovate their old building which was then a hardware and transformed it into a medical spa.
Fingers + Toes Nail Spa
Jumping to this freshest nail spa on the block, Fingers + Toes promises 100% pampering. Whatever’s ‘IN’ in Manila, it has to be here as well. Before, we have to go to salons to look for manicuristas and have our nails done. But it’s not all the time that a manicurista would be available by the time you need her/him to be.
With the presence of nail spas today, you don’t have to wait for too long to get your manicure and pedicure. Because obviously, this is what the business is all about. What makes Fingers + Toes different is the quality of service they provide for their clients. They have five junior nail technicians and one senior nail technician who does the checking right before every procedure would be finished.
“Chini-check talaga kasi we like to ensure that whatever we promised is delivered,” Dr. Katigbak shared. In Fingers + Toes, they want to make you feel like a queen where you get the pampering that you deserve. They have top quality products, both on foreign and local brands, one of which is Orly, an international leading brand in nail care products.
Services to avail depend on the client’s budget. If you’re on a tight allowance, like for students, you can have the best local brands like Caronia or Bobbie but still get the same pampering. Prices vary depending on the nail care procedure you want to have. Fees start at P180.00. If you don’t mind splurging, go Orly all the way. From basecoat, topcoat, strengtheners, and quick dry, Orly products won’t irritate your fingers as these are all hypo-allergenic.
Fingers + Toes Nail Spa also offers nail art for the more adventurous clients. Of course, you can opt for the simpler yet elegant manis and pedis like the French tip.
If you compare the service rates here with the nail care rates in other salons, Fingers + Toes rates are higher primarily because of the equipment they have in the spa. Fingers + Toes Nail Spa has nail dryers with UV light which allows your nail polish to dry faster than expected.
Pretty and Posh
When you reached the second floor of the nail spa, you wouldn’t have a notion that it used to be an office. The area poses something bright and beautiful. From the walls to the furniture, everything rolls out to be chic and stylish. Dr. Katigbak describes the interior as “homey and not intimidating”. They want people to relax here; for friends to spend time together and “make chika”. This is one fab bonding idea for girlfriends! Plus, they have a cafe there where you can grab something to munch before you have your nail care procedure.
So if you are thinking of another bonding activity with your friends, your sisters or your mom (or even with your boyfriend as he can have spa manicure or spa pedicure as well), try Fingers + Toes Nail Spa services. Where else can you have a great bonding activity plus all these fabulous pampering?
Oh, Fingers + Toes Nail Spa is also open for sparty (spa + party). If you want to treat your girlfriends on a special occasion, like your birthday or a work promotion, bring them here and enjoy a sparty where you can have the place all for yourselves! For more inquiries, you can contact them at (043) 756-6161 or better yet, go to Fingers + Toes, they’re open between 10am-8pm. 🙂
Fingers + Toes Nail Spa will have its grand opening and blessing this Friday, September 10, 2010 at 3pm, with Mrs. Bernadette P. Sabili as Guest of Honor. Invited guests are entitled to a special rate and raffle on the opening day.