Paty Soto, the beauty blogger at the helm of Guapologia, reveals her top beauty hotspots in Mexico City. We join the make-up artist and former beauty salon press officer at each stage of her beauty routine, from the Lomas de Chapultepec district to Condesa.
Cut and colour pit stop at Ken Hair Studio and Romero 74
Thanks to her professional beauty experience and innate spontaneity, Paty Soto has developed strong relationships based on both trust and friendship, with those who pamper her locks and nails. She brings us along to meet Ken, head stylist at Ken Hair Studio, located in the heart of Lomas, the colonial district of Lomas de Chapultepec. This exceptional stylist has mastered the art of hairstyling like no one else: “It’s a truly zen-like experience. Ken, who is Japanese, is a samurai with his scissors and razor”, Paty tells us.
When it comes to colour, Paty turns to Javier, expert colourist at Romero 74, a salon in the vintage district of Navarte. This Mexico fashion week regular specializes in the most sophisticated of tint techniques. Whether it’s pastel locks or a ‘tortoise shell’ tint using honey and chocolate tones, Javier makes, with the utmost precision, any and every hair dream a reality.
Blogger secrets: keratin treatments and immaculate blowouts
Paty puts her faith in Marko Gomez and Franco Harvey at Salón salón condesa to give her hair shine and shape. The duo run a trendy salon in the center of the arty and cosmopolitan district of Condesa in Mexico City. Paty can’t get enough of their keratin treatment, which straightens and revitalizes the hair fiber. “Exceptional yet affordable treatments, a real hidden gem!” reveals Paty. She ends what she describes as her “hair tour” with a visit to Sénen at STILO 88. Armed with his hairdryer, this “golden boy of hair styling” offers blowouts to suit any occasion.
Moor Spa+Nails: nail art at the heart of a concept store
Passionate about nail art, Paty remains faithful to the team at Moor Spa+Nails, known for their precision and friendliness. On the third floor of the concept store, Punto i Coma, a stone’s throw away from Chapultepec Park, Paty relaxes in a girly cocoon and chats with her favorite nail artists. The welcoming space, with its original décor, strikes a balance between huge outlandish silver sofas, the almost childish simplicity of the painted wood furniture and the pared down décor of the treatment rooms overlooking the greenery and tranquility of the park.
Moor Spa+Nails offers its clients a variety of treatments, ranging from reflexology to hot stone massages, through to a wide range of exfoliating and anti-stress facials. Perfect for disconnecting from the frantic and polluted atmosphere of overpopulated city life.
From classic manicures to totally original designs, this nail bar is one of the most reputable in the city. “Nail artist Jin Soon‘s opaque white short nails with colorful squares at the tip” or “a thin gold line over clear nail polish” are just two of Paty’s favorite manicures.
Translated by Claire Waterworth
Photo credits ©Moor Spa