_The Philippines has a broad range of traditional spa treatments, passed on from generation to generation. Today, you can enjoy and indulge in these curative and relaxing treatments at spas that promise to bring you peace and harmony.
Nestled in a lush tropical setting, luxury spas offer a wide variety of beauty and wellness regimens, massage treatments, wraps, scrubs and other refreshing treats. Many are equipped with jacuzzis, steam rooms, saunas and swimming pools.
You can choose among different types of spa. A day spa offers a variety of spa services to clients on a day use basis, including that of hair and beauty salons. A destination/resort spa provides clients with lifestyle improvement and health enhancement through spa treatments, physical fitness and on-site accommodations. A hotel spa is located within a hotel, offering spa services, as well as fitness and wellness components.
In 2006, geared with nothing but talent and courage, he embraced the call of putting up his own Ingrid Salon; hopeful that no matter how inadequate his entrepreneurial skills is, he can attain something if he does with all his heart and soul.
Motivated with love for his family, this is his own means of increasing his income to support them more financially and aid for his nieces and nephews’ education. Started with an amount of one hundred thousand pesos only (P100,000.00) and hired ten (10) personnel, Ingrid Salon expanded and currently employs 27 personnel who man both the salon and Ingrid Spa.
Ingrid enjoys the fruits of his hard work; now he has two-story house and lot, two sedan cars and a 4x4 vehicle, plus savings in the bank. Despite these countless blessings, he never forgets to be generous and giving.
He even bestows financial support to a foundation for Catholic Community and continuously assists his family whom he has drawn a lot of inspiration from.
Indeed, he will never stop. Three to five years from now, aside from having additional branches, he aims to put up his own training school for hair dressing and cosmetology. This will facilitate future employment and might be a starting point for those who, similar to him, have nothing to start with.
*This article was originally published in Market Square Magazine.