It’s been years since my last Metrodeal Purchase! While other people find voucher sites such as this, kind of syndicated, I had always believed that proper research and a little bit of math can save you from bad experiences. In fact, it can save you actual money!
Last Holiday Season, my mom decided to give me funds to have my hair fixed. I was honestly torn if I will be getting a Rebond Treatment or a Brazilian Blowout. While the Rebond Treatment promises to create new fibers on the strands of your hair, the process would have to include relaxing them and breaking the hair bonds in hopes of a rebirth. This scares me. I have read somewhere that since it includes breaking the old and worn-out bonds, there are instances that it does not go straight to the rebirth process, thus leaving the hair limp and lifeless.
So, I chose the Brazilian Blowout instead. According to what I have read on a magazine, unlike the Rebond Treatment, the Brazilian Blowout immediately creates a protective protein layer on the hair to eliminate the frizz. No need to break anything. A safe bet huh? Plus, it’s more natural looking. If you have a naturally curly hair, it does not stick straight your locks to the point of “light as a feather, stiff as a board”. Due to this, the Brazilian Blowout is more expensive.
Luckily, as I was browsing through Metrodeal’s website. I came across the offer: “Hair Rebond or Brazilian Blow Dry with Nourishing Treatment & Haircut at Queen’s Lair Salon for P899”
I checked where the salon is located and to my delight, one branch is near my house (Proj. 4)! Of course, I purchased the voucher and paid through the SM Department Store Business Center, had myself scheduled over the phone, and gave Queen’s Lair a visit the next day. Scheduling was such a breeze! I just gave their hotline a call and I was able to talk to a nice girl who politely helped me find a good hour to visit. The call didn’t even last 5 minutes!
When I arrived at the place, the front-liner immediately accommodated me on a seat and had my voucher verified. As soon as everything was set, I was assisted to the wash area. The front-liner shampooed my hair and was very gently in doing so. I was even at the point of falling asleep!
They sat me down on an empty booth and asked for me to wait for the stylist. It was definitely a full-house and she apologized because the wait time might take a while. I was cool with it. I could really see how busy everyone is. Another factor is that there were only 3 people on duty versus 5 to 6 customers.
A salon staff finally began my treatment and started applying the chemicals and blow-drying my hair. She was courteous enough to warn me that I have to protect my eyes because of the strength of the treatment. I followed her tip and it went smoothly from there. The treatment lasted for a good 2 to 2-and-a-half-hour resulting to a fully rejuvenated hair!
They offered me a product for maintenance but I had to decline since my mother just had her treatment on another salon and she bought the same thing. The staff was nice and transparent to inform me that I need not go and have the Brazilian Blowout Treatment every 2 months. Just proper care using the product was acceptable.
I asked for the haircut after and got myself something not too fancy. I had my hair trimmed 2 inches and layered. Honestly, I wanted to have it styled but the staff was sort of talking me out of the idea for whatever reason. You see, I am fully aware how the voucher-site-industry goes, if you do not ask for things included in your deal, they sometimes wish you’d forget. Same with getting the quality of the “side” services. It’s not always what you expect it to be. Like this, for example, it was literally a “haircut” and nothing more.
The interior of the salon is elegant and clean. It has this vibe that would make you feel important and taken care of. It’s not necessarily relaxing because of the buzz, but hospitality is there.
The other staff member is also helpful in lending a hand. Although I was told before that this strategy is to actually force the customer to tip everyone, I felt sincerity over the help. She was kind enough to relate a story of how she ended up working in a salon, and why she loved it here. It was nice to have these neutral conversations to kill time.
Once the treatment was done, I was ecstatic and very appreciative of the result. My hair looked naturally straight and the frizz was gone! My hair regained life and felt better on my head (❁´▽`❁)*✲ﾟ*.
As for the tip, I handed a bill and just had to ask them to divide them among themselves. This, I believe, is the best way to resolve any difficult decisions you may have on who to give what or how much.
This Metrodeal Voucher is not really a good one, sad to say. Although it’s valid and not a scam, it is misleading. You do not actually save 74% as their ad claims. Look at the computation below:
Brazilian Keratin Blowout (this includes the “nourishing treatment” mentioned on the ad) (normal price) – 999 Php
Haircut (normal price) – 79 Php
Total: 1078 Php
***74% of 1078 Php is 797 Php which means that if the service is 74% off, I should only be paying 281 Php. Not 899 Php.
***…and yes, I have discussed about the haircut. (｡•́︿•̀｡)
***This is sad, though, because if there is one thing I loved, it would be the staff. The 3 of them were nice and took care of me all throughout the service. Thank you po!!!
–The Metrodeal offer has already expired. There is a new one, though. You can avail it HERE.
–The Project 4 branch is already closed, sad to say. However, you can still enjoy their services at their Mandaluyong and Makati branches:
CROSSING: G103 Grand Central Residences Edsa cor. Sultan St., Brgy. Highway Hills, Mandaluyong
MAKATI: G4 Tower 4 Cityland Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City
MANDALUYONG: G11 BSA Twin Tower Banks Drive, Mandaluyong City
METROWALK: 88 Gold Park Center, Meralco Avenue, cor Julia Vargas beside MetroWalk, Pasig City
–Queen’s Lair Hotline: Tel. 0947-5399604, (02) 782-1107, (02) 703-3800