Beauty Getaway: Your Tropical Beauty Escape

When a couple of friends, both OFWs who had international trainings in aesthetics and micro blading, decided to invest something close to their passion – improving health, beauty and relaxation, a light bulb moment happened!

Why not open a one-stop shop for skin care and aesthetics?


That’s when Cara Santos and Vanessa Elaine Gajudo, both registered nurses, decided to open Beauty Getaway in a small space in Mabolo in May 2017. They started with personal care treatment services such as facial, micro blading, beauty drips, massages, and nails at affordable prices.

A year later, Cara and Vanessa didn’t expect how their clientele had grown so they decided to move to a bigger location to cater to more clients.


Located at the 3rd floor Maryville Place, corner Acacia St. and C. Rosal Gorordo, Cebu City (near Auto Lab), Beauty Getaway has transformed into a chic, and laidback environment for the clients.


As you walk in, the beauty wall gives you this vibe that you’re in for a tropical beauty escape. According to Vanessa, the wall is an inspiration of Cebu’s tropical vibe and their love for traveling.

“Each cubicle has varied themes so everyone can have a different experience,” Vanessa shares to the media.

The beauty and brains behind Beauty Getaway, Cara Santos and Vanessa Elaine Gajudo. (Mural by Hannah Soi)



Beauty Getaway Ambassadors (from L-R) Jessica Knight, Mariana Varela, and Kymberly Maitland-Smith enjoying their fresh and healthy juices.
Beauty Getaway’s signature handcrafted organic soap (made with pure honey and oats) – Php300 (Photo from Beauty Getaway Facebook page)
Sunblock (Beauty Getaway Facebook page)


Cara and Vanessa wanted to do away with the idea of beauty clinics making you look perfect because that would only lead to anxiety, insecurity and stress which totally defeats its purpose of pampering their clients. “Beauty Getaway is not here aiming for perfection but to celebrate the flaws of every individual. We are not here to change how you look but we will help you enhance the beauty that you already have,” Cara points out.

And that’s what makes Beauty Getaway a special tropical beauty escape. It’s not only a place to indulge and pamper oneself with the quality services but it is also a place for everyone to celebrate one’s beauty and uniqueness because everyone deserves to be pampered and feel beautiful in their own little way.


Thanks to Ryan Racal for the amazing photos 🙂


Opens Monday-Saturday from 10AM-7PM

Contact Numbers: 032-3443537 / 09956156448 / 09173092832

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A former educator and now working as a freelance writer. Simply living her own version of life’s passion – music, mobile photography, story telling, road trips and food trailing! 🙂

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