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Wedding Hair and Nails: Lifestyle Salon by Louis Phillip Kee

I know I should have had my hair colored and my nails done a few days or weeks before my wedding, but there was just so much going on during the days leading up to the big day, that I had to put it off until later. Anyway, I was certain that Mike wouldn’t love me any less if he saw my roots showing while I walked down the aisle, or if my nails were chipped while he was putting the ring on my finger!

You promise to love me even in bad hair days and in times of cracked nails, right?

It was only on the night before my wedding when I finally got the chance to get my hair and nails done! I have become so good at cramming! Luckily, my friend / client Christine invited me to avail myself of the services of Lifestyle Salon by Louis Phillip Kee. Luckily also, the salon was just a few steps away from Ascott BGC, where I was staying that night. It was already really late when I got to the salon, and I prepared myself for the possibility of getting to choose only either to get my hair OR my nails done, but not both. Hmm… have luscious locks but cracked nails? Or flaunt my fine fingernails but have two-toned tresses?

Luckily – and yes, that is the third time I am using this word because I really did feel lucky! – the salon staff told me I could do both! Someone would work on my hair while someone else would work on my nails! What a huge relief! (Plus, I get to feel like a queen with my own handmaidens pampering me!)

My pre-Mrs. hair. This was taken a few months before the wedding. You can already see the roots!

The Lifestyle Salon by Louis Phillip Kee Experience

Named as one of’s Top 10 salons in Manila, Lifestyle Salon’s interiors are beautiful and classy. They even offer free Wi-Fi for the comfort and pleasure of their customers. With the sleek mood of the salon and their cozy leather seats, you can already tell as soon as you enter that your experience is going to be truly first-rate.

Louis Phillip Kee is a well-known name in the salon business. He has trained in renowned hair academies in Hong Kong and London, and has been in the industry for more than two decades! With that kind of experience, I was expecting someone with an air of imperiousness. But when I entered, to my surprise, he personally welcomed me and greeted me, talked to me about my concerns, and entrusted me to his best staff.  He was busy attending to customers, but every now and then, he would check up on me to make sure that everything was okay. He would really look at my hair and see if some parts need more attention. I felt so special because the owner himself took the time to take care of me!

Louis Phillip Kee

The service here was really excellent. As soon as I entered, I was given a glass of cold iced tea, which they would refill whenever my glass goes empty. Unfortunately, I can’t remember the names of the two ladies who worked on me (because my wedding was last 2015 and because I’m terrible with names!). But I will never forget how sweet and kind they were to me, how they treated me with utmost care, and how they tried to alleviate my worries after I told them that I’m getting stressed with all the last-minute wedding details.

My Wedding Nails

I have a bad habit of biting my nails (what am I, five?) so my nails were a little short when I got married. Nevertheless, the staff worked around the length and still made my nails look pretty! I had a gel mani/pedi and chose the shade… “Blushing Bride!” (“Rushing Bride” would have been more applicable to me at that time though, since I was really cramming!)

I couldn’t help but blush and gush after seeing my nails!

My Wedding Hair

Lifestyle Salon by Louis Phillip Kee are known to be experts in hair coloring. From roots to ombré to balayage, coloring is their forte! One look at my hair and Louis Phillip Kee asked, “You dye your hair yourself, don’t you?” Oops! Was it too obvious?

For my hair, I didn’t want an outrageous color. I wanted to look like myself on my wedding day so I wanted it to be the same color as I already had, but slightly lighter and more enhanced. I also wanted the roots to be of the same color as the rest of my mane. He suggested a cellophane treatment so that I could achieve shiny and beautifully-colored but natural-looking locks. He noticed that my hair was already dry, and a cellophane treatment will not only do the job of coloring my hair but also repair it and make my locks lustrous again. They also applied highlights on my hair to make the color stand out.

And the result…

Note: These photos were taken after my hair was curled by my hair and make-up artist.

Wedding-ready, thanks to Louis Phillip Kee!

Since I went to the salon late at night, I was the last customer left! I think they extended their operating hours just for me! They did not try to rush things. I was there for hours because they were really meticulous about giving me great service and ensuring that the results would be perfect.

I was so happy with the outcome! When I went back to Ascott, my mom kept commenting on how nice my hair looked!

Lifestyle Salon and Louis Phillip Kee saved me! They certainly made me look wedding-ready in such a short amount of time!

I would totally recommend them for all brides-to-be looking for a salon to prettify them for their wedding day. Every bride deserves to feel beautiful on her big day, and I can say that Lifestyle Salon by Louis Phillip Kee can make that wish happen!

I feel purdy, thanks to Louis Phillip Kee!

Brides-to-be, make sure that you visit a reputable salon! You don’t want any hair disasters just before your big day, do you? If something goes wrong, you might not have any more time to do some damage control. With Lifestyle Salon by Louis Phillip Kee, you can trust them with your tresses and avoid any stress!

Thank you, Louis Phillip Kee and Christine Li, for this wonderful wedding gift!

A special treat from me and Louis Phillip Kee!

Get a 15% discount on services from Louis Phillip Kee when you use the code NADINEELITE18! Valid until May 6, 2017 only!

Lifestyle Salon by Louis Phillip Kee
Address: Unit 120 Forbeswood Heights, Rizal Drive cor Crescent Drive, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Phone: 8564848/8563388
Operating Hours: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM daily

Photo Credits: Zeus Martinez for the wedding photos / Lifestyle Salon’s Official Website for the salon photos
Special Thanks to Louis Phillip Kee and Christine Li for this
Bridal Robe by: Bridehouse Philippines

DISCLAIMER: I received the treatments for free. All opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way.

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  1. What a lovely bride. For a moment, i tried to recall how i prep for my big day. I cannot remember if i was able to have my hair done in a salon weeks before the wedding. I think i was too occupied with so many things.. the rushing bride too, i guess! My nails was done the night before the wedding. Lol! Your nail color looks so dainty, i love it! 🙂
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    1. Thank you! 🙂 My nails were done the night before too! Talk about cramming!

  2. You look stunning. Your hair color really brought out the best features of your face. Your nails look very polished as well. What color is that? Anyway, I’m glad you experienced a great service at LS by Louis Philip Kee. Every bride deserves to be pampered. Cheers to them for helping you pulloff your Mrs. look 😊

    1. Thank you! I wish I could go to the salon everyday and have my hair colored like this again. The color of my nails is called “Blushing Bride” 🙂

  3. Thank you for sharing this. Our office will transfer to BGC and was wondering what usual establishments are nearby. One of these establishments are salons! Nice to know that there is one near Ascott which seems to have good service and nice ambience too.
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    1. Go check them out! We girls need a good pampering session, especially when we’re stressed. 😉

  4. Wow, you look flawless. Your hair colour is beautiful. Your nails are the perfect shape and your ring is magnificient. Your right…beauty lies within and your husband loves you with or without the glamour. You made a perfect bride indeed 🙂

    1. Aww, you are so sweet! Thank you! <3 And thank you for noticing the ring. It was my favorite accessory that day (aside from the wedding ring). 🙂 The husband loves me more WITHOUT the glamour, which is a relief!

  5. I never ever thought that people, who become a brand and well known can still provide a personal touch with their services. It’s great to hear about Mr. Louis Phillip Kee who would frequently pay personal attention despite having provided the best of the staff. A few known salons here in India do provide with a beverage, of course without the refill part but it sounds great to receive such a treatment when you know you are going to spend quite some time in the Salon/Spa.

    1. Isn’t Louis Phillip Kee amazing? I also love his personal touch. I think that’s what makes him such a great stylist. It’s because he cares and pays attention to the needs of his customers. 🙂 Yes, the service at his salon was exceptional!

  6. Blushing (Rushing?) Bride indeed! You looked gorgeous! Found an “aww” moment when you mentioned having chipped nails and two-tone tresses but still being sure your husband-to-be would still love you. hehe. So Sweet. I love how Lifestyle looks! Very chic and modern! It has that classy vibe, right?

    1. Thank you! 🙂 I don’t think my husband would have cared if I didn’t have the perfect hair or nails. You got that right… Lifestyle Salon is chic, modern, and classy, and the service is wonderful!

  7. I have short nails too!!! In only I’m in the Philippines…ya it someone will do my nails and hair at the same time, I will feel like i’m the queen of the day. I wished that we have this in Malaysia, but I know that it would be rather pricey for this service. The one that I employ for photoshoot cost about Rm450 only for make up.

    1. Oh yes, it is pretty pricey to go to the salon all the time! But since it was my wedding, I thought I deserved to feel like a queen! 🙂

  8. That’s a well made nails and a nice colored hair right there! I have a habit of coloring my hair every now and then and I usually go to my preferred salon.. but looking at your post, I just might try this one. It’s just near the office so I guess I can drop by some time. I guess you being not able to get your nails and hair done weeks before the wedding is a blessing in disguise for you to try out this nice salon.
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    1. Hey, Maaya! Go and give this salon a try since it’s just close to your workplace. Make sure you use my discount code 😉

  9. Im not getting married any time soon but i want your hair. It is so pretty! I used to dye my own hair too since it’s cheaper that way. But now I want to invest on beauty na rin. I’ll go check them out! And thank you for your discount! Yay

  10. I’m not getting married anytime soon but I want your hair!! I used to dye my own hair too and it’s much different when an expert does it. Brides should really invest on good salon for their wedding day because all good things starts with feeling pretty. haha! Thank you for sharing your experience here. I’ll give this a try and use your voucher ’cause it looks like an expensive one! 🙂

    1. Who says you need a special occasion to have hair like this? 😉 Oh yeah, it’s really different when you get your hair colored by a professional. It’s more expensive, but at least the results will be so much better. 🙂 Yes, go ahead and use the discount voucher! Tell me how it goes!

  11. First of all, congratulations on being married. You look lovely on your wedding day! I’ve been hearing about Louis Phillip Kee, but I still haven’t dropped by since I don’t think I’ll be able to afford the services of the owner himself. Anyway, he did a fantastic job with your hair. And the color of your nails is perfect for your big day. Hoping you also post about your wedding itself.

    1. Thanks, Me-An! 🙂 If you use the discount coupon, that will surely help. I have been meaning to post about the wedding itself, I just haven’t had the time to do that 🙂

  12. Whoah, that sure is stressing. Glad that you bumped to this salon! I love how they have done your hair and so as your nails too. I am sure it’s you alone and the most precious and most beautiful women your husband had ever seen that day. Best wishes to both of you though I am kind of late. heheh
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    1. I was one lucky bride-to-be! They did a fantastic job! And yes, I’d like to think that my husband found me to be the most precious and beautiful woman on that day. Hehe.

  13. You look amazing in wedding dress, wow

  14. Avril Bennet says:

    You are looking very beautiful and glamorous. Your nails are very well styled, they are giving your hand a soft touch. The way you carried yourself is flawless. Every bride or rather I should say every girl deserves to be pampered. Your bride robe is really alluring.
    But what I feel is brides have a different priority which can be enhanced by wearing a embroidered robe having a personalized quote over it.

  15. Wow, such a beautiful bride. you looked totally amazing on your special day. The hair looks fabulous and I really love the nail color!

  16. Such a lovely bride! I love your photos as they come with beautiful lighting and ideas making you and other wedding details more radiant.

  17. What a wonderful post, Nadine! I will opt this for my wedding definitely!

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