Everybody loves Hello Kitty! From the time Gift Gate opened in 1976 and introduced Filipinos to all things Sanrio, this adorable feline has captured the love and affection of many. It was no different for Mae Villapando-Lindo, owner of the now famous MOMSIE KITTY SPA & SLIMMING SALON. “I started my collection way back in high school. It was so expensive even then. Over the years, my collection grew and it was my students from Trinity University of Asia (where she heads the Accounting Department) who encouraged me to put a spa with a Hello Kitty theme. Readers, don’t be fooled by the small and gentle stature of Mrs. Lindo. She is a CPA lawyer and a full time Accounting Professor with an HRM stint to boot! She knows the in’s and out’s of the business so even if the salon is barely a year old, it now boasts of 33 franchisees! How’s that for business savvy?
HELLO KITTY OVERLOAD!
Curious to see what the hype was all about (the spa has been featured in Korina Sanchez’ Rated K and Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho), I decided to make the trip all the way to Concepcion, Marikina. My friend and I gushed as we entered the receiving area, “It’s soooo cute!” The two-hour trip notwithstanding, I was overcome with adrenalin rush as I touched, ogled at, and took pictures of all the Hello Kitty items!
THE MOMSIE KITTY SPA AND SLIMMING EXPERIENCE
FOOT SPA (P249)
We were asked to change into a silky pair of shorts and robe. The first order of the day – a relaxing foot spa! My attendant put a “secret” concoction of powder in a tub of water which resulted into a soft gel. I submerged my feet in the pink goo for a few minutes. Then the attendant scrubbed my soles until the dead skin were sloughed off. The foot spa ended with a thirty minute leg and foot massage. I almost fell asleep except my dear friend kept me up with her happy banter. 🙂
HOT STONE MASSAGE (P399)
The rooms were just as cute as the main floor. There was a DEAR DANIEL section (with a blue motif , of course!) and a HELLO KITTY section (done in red). Queenie, my attendant asked me to to lie facedown as she placed hot stones on my back.
MUSCLE TONER (P499)
Another attendant aided me with the third procedure. She measured the circumference of my arms. The bane of my existence is that most of my fats go directly to my arms and back! So the promise of losing some centimeters after the thirty minute procedure was music to my ears. 🙂
RF SLIMMING (P499)
QUESTIONS: (WIN A PAIR OF MOVIE TICKETS TO CENTURY MALL!) Leave your answers on the blog!
1. Where does Hello Kitty live?
2. What is your most favorite thing about the spa?
THE BQP RECOMMENDS A VISIT TO THE MOMSIE KITTY SPA AND SLIMMING SALON
The Spa is perfect for a party with girlfriends. For just P2999, you can book the place and avail of a 10% discount on all the services. There’s a lso a VIP card worth 500 which allows you to also get a discount and a Hello Kitty glitter pen upon spending a thousand pesos. Atty. Mae is also actively processing franchise applications. So if you’re interested to own your own Kitty Spa, drop by the flagship salon located at the 2/F of Loza Business Center , Lilac Avenue, Hacienda Heights, Concepcion 2, Marikina City.