Frizzy hair, split ends, clearly visible roots, or troublesome fringes? D’ Xpert Salon and Spa in Makati comes to solve hair and beauty problems so you can save yourself from future bad hair days. As the brand implies, D’ Xpert strives to be an expert in delivering quality treatments at their Hello Kitty-themed unit.

I was invited to try and experience their services for myself and I chose to avail of their ongoing promotion: Rebonding / Brazilian Blowout / Ombré (Hair Color Trend) + 6 other services for only PhP 2000. Very timely, since taming my hair has become one of the most frustrating parts of my morning routine, I had my hair rebonded and also got to experience foot spa, foot reflexology, manicure, pedicure, and hair cellophane. The last one in my list was supposedly “back massage,” but because I was rushing for dinner, I just skipped it and went out of the salon feeling satisfied anyway.

with the owner

Review of D’ Xpert Salon and Spa (Dr Jose P. Rizal Avenue, Makati City)

Ambiance:

The owner’s favorite color is pink, and it shows. D’ Xpert Salon and Spa is fitted with pink walls and Hello Kitty decorations. You can say this place’s interior design leans towards totally girly, but that doesn’t stop men from also visiting the salon and availing a number of their services.

Geared to its local clientele, D’ Xpert Salon and Spa is nestled on the quiet street of Dr Jose P. Rizal. It’s nicely spaced, with areas catering to the salon (front) and the spa (back) separately. Clean, colorful and contemporary, D’ Xpert is a beautiful place to conveniently and comfortably wile away the hours, so customers can book a whole host of treatments for a relaxing afternoon.

Service:

The staff were personable and professional. They offer drinks: coffee, tea, and water to guests waiting to be served. Hair stylists sounded knowledgeable about the products they use and procedures they do. They also recommend treatments, styles and cuts according to the customer’s facial shape, hair texture, hair condition, and personal preferences.

After getting a Brazilian Blowout at Petra & Pepita Encarnacion Group of Salon in October 2015 (nine months ago), I thought my hair was once again in dire need of a little pick-me-up. It’s a bit wavy with frizz all over. Hair rebonding with Cellowax cellophane treatment at D’ Xpert Salon and Spa gave me straight locks like the ones you see on the labels of hair products and shampoo ads. 🙂 Since there were too many customers in the salon being served simultaneously on a Sunday, the transformation was done in six hours. Sigh, I know. The wait was long but well worth it.

The procedure began with the hair stylist sectioning my hair and spraying the strands with water. Then, he applied the organic hair rebonding treatment and left it on for about an hour.

A vast of products used for hair rebonding are effective for hair straightening, but there’s only a few that are safe to use. Those containing strong chemicals can irritate the scalp, loosen the hair vitality, and may cause hair fall or more serious damages. D’ Xpert Salon and Spa’s Organic Hair Rebonding treatment manages to ease two head scratching worries. What’s good was that I did not feel my scalp sting or itch throughout the duration of the service.

After rinsing, the stylist went on towel-drying and blow-drying my hair before he ironed it straight. We waited for a while before he applied the neutralizer cream, rinsed my hair again, and then put on clear cellophane. The Cellowax cellophane treatment made my scalp feel icy cool and refreshed. Result is healthier and shinier hair that looks silkier than before. It also makes the natural color more vibrant and lush by increasing the light refraction due to the shine.

Before and After Photos

Foot spa, foot reflexology, manicure, and pedicure were neatly done as well. I liked that the manicurist/ pedicurist was gentle and thorough in her approach as I’m sensitive to pain. She did a wonderful job at both my hands and feet.

Booking (through the Booksy App–download and install here for Android and here for iOS users) is recommended, but no appointment is required: you can just turn up, which is always handy.

Price for Value:

Last Sunday was my first visit and I’m sure it won’t be my last. With PhP 2000, there’s so much pampering you can do to enhance your look. At D’ Xpert Salon and Spa, you can leave feeling a million dollars without having to spend that much of money. In hair coloring, D’Xpert Salon and Spa uses Cynos ColorPlex, a high-end brand with high-quality products. It also sells a whole line of hair care products that can’t be bought in malls or beauty section of the department store.

D’ Xpert will be celebrating their second anniversary on August 7, 2016. Doors will be open to guests and customers from 7:00AM to 10:00PM. On this special event, 50% discount will be in effect to major services: Rebonding / Brazilian Blowout / Ombré (Hair Color Trend). To heighten your interest further, a lunch buffet with wine will be served!

There are more exciting and bang-for-your-buck promotions to come soon, so watch this space. 🙂 Click here to view their rates and price list.

243 Dr Jose P. Rizal Ave, Makati, 1204 Metro Manila
For inquiries, call (02) 752-2339 or ‎0927-6831317
Date Published: 07/13/2016

Review of D' Xpert Salon and Spa (Dr Jose P. Rizal Avenue, Makati City)
Ambiance
Service
Price for Value
4.5Overall Score

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57 Responses

  1. Melissa Jennings

    WOW! The D’ XPERT SALON AND SPA (DR JOSE P. RIZAL AVENUE, MAKATI CITY) looks like so much fun! My niece and I would LOVE the chance to go there! If I am every in Makati City I am sure to go. Thanks for the fun review and glad you got pampered!

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  2. Annemarie LeBlanc

    The salon looks lovely in all those pink everywhere. The seats look so comfy. I could fall asleep while getting a pedicure in there. I am happy that you were able to find a full service salon that gave you the results you wanted for your hair. Thanks for the review!

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  3. Shawnyce Cano

    Oh my goodness! So much pink and Hello Kitty everywhere, but it looks amazing. I’ve got to find a place close to me with something like that. It looks like such a treat.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yes, D ‘Xpert Salon and Spa services and rates are amazing. It’s about an hour away from our place especially with traffic nowadays but it’s okay.

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  4. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    Taking time to take care of oneself is so important. As a busy mom of two young kids, I don’t have the time to go to the salon as often as I would like. I need to make more time for this. This salon looks fabulous. Your hair came out beautiful!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Thanks, Jenn! I’m also a busy individual myself. Most of my hours are spent in the office and I just work all day through night during weekdays. This reminds me to take a moment to take care of my hair and really make time for it.

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  5. Fernando C Lachica

    The salon interior looks feminine and bright in color. A saving for the service that you gained and most importantly you are satisfied. Such a treat for yourself from your usual food industry reviews.

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  6. Jenn

    What a beautiful and fun looking salon. I would love to visit it. Looks and sounds like they did a great job too. You hair and nails look fabulous.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Thanks, Jenn. 🙂 Come visit it on their 2nd anniversary for food and discounted major services. That’s August 7, the first Sunday of the month.

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  7. Aly Mashrah

    Ok, for starters that theme is amazing!! I would love to go to a salon that looks like that, it seems so fun and vibrant! I really love the way your hair turned out. They did such a great job and it’s always so nice getting pampered.

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  8. Censie Sawyer

    Oh wow. This place looks so fun! I love finding salons that have great decor and set ups like this. My daughter would flip because of all the PINK!! I need a spa day something terrible! HA!

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  9. Donna

    Been there in that salon. I received not a good service. They soak my feet for almost 1 hour and they accommodate more customer even they have few staff to attend to your needs. Grr…

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Thanks for raising that up. I hope the management reads this and try to really improve that part especially when more customers will be coming and expecting good service at the same time. If they need to hire more staff to accommodate everyone, they should do that so quality of work and service won’t get compromised.

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  10. Bites for Foodies

    I love the decor of this salon…it is so trendy, colourful and fun! I also love the hairstyle..I always have mine cut perfectly straight. I might try something different like this, although I don’t think wavy hair would lend well to this haircut.

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  11. Tami Qualls

    Your hair looks absolutely beautiful. My hair is so neglected and could use the same love. I’d gladly visit this salon and spa, enjoying the pink {fave color} atmosphere. You know, I’ve heard of foot reflexology, but have never experienced it. Gotta do that!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Thanks, Tami! Foot reflexology is like “an internal massage for your organs” because it focuses on the different points of your foot that relates to the rest of your body. It’s a spiritual massage for your feet that gets the blood circulation up and running. You should try it some time. 🙂

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  12. Kristy @ Mommy Hates Cooking

    Typically I’m not a huge fan of pink, but this salon is beautifully done! The Hello Kitty accents are cute, too! Your hair is beautiful as well, they did a great job! I’d love to go to the spa and experience feet reflexology.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Thanks, Kristy. Foot reflexology, unlike the regular foot massage, is an applied pressure therapy that involves stimulating reflex points that are located on the foot. It’s a great way to relax as well. 🙂

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  13. Fred

    So pink and feminine! And so Kitty (I wonder if they had to pay a royalty for that, hehe). I guess male customers will not be too comfortable in there.

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  14. Elizabeth O.

    It’s good to know that they do not use harmful products especially on your hair and your skin. I like the services that they are offering, it’s a great way to treat yourself after a busy week! Glad you had an amazing time here!

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  15. Amanda Love

    The place looks like a little girl’s dream room! Pink everywhere and some Hello Kitty details. I think it’s a place where you can go and relax and have yourself pampered. I’d definitely go here to cap off the week!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      This is an ideal location for those who work in the Makati area. I love that it’s open up to 10PM so working employees can still go even during weekdays.

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  16. Roslinda

    Pink is one of my favorite color and it’s full of pink.The D’ XPERT SALON AND SPA (DR JOSE P. RIZAL AVENUE, MAKATI CITY) looks like a real great place,hope you enjoyed a lot there.

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  17. Rebecca

    OMG the salon is so…. PINK! Very pretty! I definitely would love to get my hair and nails done there. I bet just being there makes you feel all relaxed and happy.

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  18. Zwitsy

    Your hair! It did change. I must say they definitely offer quality service. As for the anniversary celebration, people shouldn’t miss this. With the 50% off to its major services plus a lunch buffet, that’s worth every penny indeed!

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  19. Mums&Babies

    Love that ambience in pink and Hello kitty style. I am sure you would have enjoyed this pampering session with them.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      I think if they serve tea and some snacks with Hello Kitty plates and cutlery, D ‘Xpert Salon will be featured in a TV show segment, lifestyle magazines, and other sites. 🙂

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  20. lauren happel

    That salon looks beautiful and the chairs look so comfy! I love how your hair came out! It is always a challenge when trying out a new salon!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Thanks, Lauren. 🙂 You said it right. There are people who trust one and only one salon and come back to it for the rest of their lives. I prefer trying out new stuff and places and share if it’s somewhere worth going for.

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  21. Tiffany Yong

    Your hair is quite good to begin with, so the difference is not exactly very obvious. But to be able to enjoy massage at the same time will be really cool.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Go for it! There are days when we feel that we need change in our lives for a fresh, new start. Having a hair makeover is a good way to scratch that itch. 😉

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  22. Stefanie C.

    I love the atmosphere of this salon. So cute! Your hair looks amazing between the before and after photos.

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  23. nicol

    oh my, what a cute salon! it makes it a lot more interesting and fun

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      A boring and plain-looking salon doesn’t attract customers as much as an interesting and lively one. I’m sure D ‘Xpert has thought of that when they designed the interior.

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