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Bigger is better at hair competition


DAVINES Asia business development consultant Peter Theodoulou, Davines
International education coordinator Brian Suhr

The hottest names in hairstyling rubbed elbows at the 4th edition of the World Style Contest in Manila as witnessed by Davines. The best in hair coloring and styling battled it out, dahlings, to find out who will compete at the world platform in Paris this May.

After Berlin in 2010 and Miami, Florida, in 2012, this year’s World Style Contest will be held in Paris, the most exciting venue yet as it is still perceived, palanggas, as one of the greatest influencers in fashion.

MARINETTE Alarilla, Cynthia Carreon; Ayen Munji-Laurel and husband Franco Laurel; Ciara Sotto; Dinggay Espiritu

Witty and totally knowledgeable Brian Suhr, hot international education coordinator and mega-stylist at Davines, jetted into town for the local competition. In his short opening speech, he said, “I’m sharing my techniques and my love for the brand that has allowed me to make the greatest advances in hairstyling and coloring. Davines’ highly technical products are unique for hair care, coloring and hairstyling product lines.”

The competition was judged by local salon stars Fanny Serrano and Pin Antonio, Suhr, Davines Asia-Pacific director Franck Riviere and Asia business development consultant Peter Theodoulou. Other judges included environmentalist Isabel Roces, fashion designer Puey Quinones and Preview Magazine editor Pauline Juan.

WORLD Style Contest 2013 winners. Rodel Bautista of RJ Salon, Best in Cut; Joni Maclang of Essentials Toni & Guy, grand-prize winner and editor’s Pick; Ricci Conde of David’s Salon Alabang, Best in Color; and Cher Nogara from BND Hairgallery, Crowd Favorite

The grand-prize winner will compete at the global arena in Paris, dahlings, with Toni & Guy stylist Joni Maclang proving to be the standout favorite. The other awards handed out that night included Editor’s Choice, Best in Cut, Best in Color and Crowd Favorite, palanggas.

It was a spectacular night where snipping and coloring had everyone rooting for their favorite contestant, dahlings.

KRISTEL Montecillo, Erin Boncan, Stefan Wilcyznski, Anton Pachero

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Speedo heats up the runway

It’s getting warmer and moi for one love it when the heat is on cause it means it’s beach time, dahlings.

With this heat, what could be cooler than multifunctional swimwear, sportswear and accessories like the ones we spotted at the exclusive, by-invitation-only Speedo fashion show held recently? The brand showed its colorful Spring-Summer 2013 Collection at Speedo’s world-class flagship store at Bonifacio High Street.

First in line was Speedo’s new Play and Fun collection of summer swimwear followed by Speedo’s Sculpture to the Health and Wellbeing Collection, which had that modern look, palanggas, and chi-chi feminine styling.

SPEEDO Philippines’ VP for operations Manish Mahtani, Philippine Underwater
Hockey Confederation’s Dennis Valdes, British Embassy Manila Trade and Investment Officer Derek and Merete Page, Speedo’s Nari Genomal, Speedo business development manager Harry Singh

Taking center stage was Speedo’s latest addition, Swim Fitness collection supporting its new “Speedo Fit” brand campaign,

Naturellement, the rain poured and we all had to dash to a makeshift tent, while in the spirit of the “show must go on,” the models sashayed around the très slippery ramp with all the poise they could muster. Surprisingly enough, the wet atmosphere was perfect for Speedo’s swimwear, n’est ces pas?

DR. MJ Torres (center) and children Adel, Anton, Aica and Anjo Valdecañas

Topping the  show were top athletes all wearing the revolutionary Speedo Fastskin3 Racing System, no less, dahlings, led by the awesome Arnel Aba, who has overcome physical challenges proving “that there is always a way to reach one’s goals if one puts in that extra effort.” The differently abled swimmer and record-holder received a standing ovation with thunderous applause from all the guests for inspiring and motivating athletes to perform their best against all odds, wow!

Hotshot guests of honor included Harry Singh, regional business development manager of Speedo International Ltd.; Tom Carrasco, Philippine Olympic Committee chair; Mayor Edward Hagedorn; Derek and Merete Page from the UK Trade and Investments office; and José Joseph, First Secretary of the Indian Embassy.

BACKIE Celdran,Mela Lee; Brent International School’s Cathy Ong, ANC host Maiki Oreta, Tina Garcia, Speedo’s Anna Mahtani

Speedo is available at Abreeza Mall Davao, Alabang Town Center, Ayala Center Cebu, Bonifacio High Street, Centrio Cagayan de Oro, Chimes Davao, Gateway Mall, Glorietta 4, Harbor Point Subic, LimKetKai Mall, Lucky Chinatown Mall; Robinsons Bacolod and Palawan, SM City Cebu, The Podium and Trinoma.


Milestone for medical spa

One of the country’s leading medical spas, the awesome Zen Institute has opened another branch at the incredibly fast growing Bonifacio Global City.

SPEEDO’S Matt Black collection

ZEN Institute owner Dr.Mary Jane “MJ” S. Torres, former Tarlac Gov. Tingting Cojuangco, former Secretary Peter Favila

Owned and headed by smart woman of substance Dr. Mary Jane “MJ” S. Torres, the newest branch of Zen Institute, on the ground floor of Bonifacio Technology Center along 31st St. cor. 2nd Ave., promises to be the latest destination of choice for Zen’s clients in the Taguig and Makati areas, dahlings.

Like its other centers at Quezon City and Manille, the newest venue will still carry the same guiding philosophy of elegance in simplicity.

“Making use of the latest medical technology for aesthetic procedures, Zen Institute’s services include Lipotherapy, Non-Surgical Facial Contouring and Body Sculpting, among others. Over the years, the Zen Institute has garnered the reputation of combining medical science with creativity, taste and aesthetic sense in pursuit of perfect health and beauty, and its fast-growing clientele and roster of beauty ambassadors prove Zen’s success in this area,” concluded Dr. MJ in her welcome address to her regular très satisfied clientele and other guests at this special opening, palanggas.

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