DOT ZERO Hair Studio

Lakme Aura Manila – Aura is the first biotechnological, vegan hair treatment that straightens and softens the hair fiber and eliminates frizz (frizz-free).

  • Dermatologically tested
  • Formaldehyde free
  • Extraordinary treatment results: highly texturized, shiny, silky and soft hair
  • More manageable hair, faster and easier drying
  • The results last for 4 to 6 months

DOT ZERO Hair Studio provides the Lakme Aura hair treatment.

Our salons in Manila offers Lakme Aura. This treatment is formulated with a premium complex of hyaluronic acid produced by fermentation. It is obtained through a high performance biotechnological hair treatment method that is, safe and respectful of the environment. Applying this premium hyaluronic acid to hair offers intense hydration and protection. It increases shine and creates an anti-pollution barrier effect.

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AURA offers a ritual with greater straightening power and frizz control. We offer the EXCELLENCE treatment, which allows the treatment up to 6 months, depending on your aftercare maintenance.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How much time should the hyaluroplasty take?
A: In general, about 2 to 3 hours, but hair length, type, thickness and texture should be taken into account.

Q: How long should I wait after the hyaluroplasty to color hair?
A: Hair can be colored 24 hours after treatment, after washing the hair.

Q: What type of flat iron should be used?
A: A flat iron with titanium plates and with a maximum temperature setting of 230º should be used.

Q: What maintenance shampoo do we recommend after this service?
A: We recommend using Lakmé’s sulfate-free shampoos: Gentle Balance, Color Stay or BioArgan.

Q: Can the hyaluroplasty treatment be applied on hair treated with henna or metallic dyes?
A: This treatment is compatible with all chemicals. However, we do not recommend applying hyaluroplasty on hair treated with henna or metallic dyes as these types of dye create a layer that prevents the product from penetrating the hair fiber.

Q: Is hyaluroplasty safe for use on pregnant or breastfeeding women?
A: There seem to be no contraindications, but just to be sure, we recommend checking with your doctor.

Q: Does hyaluroplasty contain formaldehyde or ammonia?
A: No. It is 100% free of ammonia and formaldehyde . The product neither contains nor releases any of these chemical products during application.

Q: Is it OK to wash hair the same day that the hyaluroplasty treatment is applied?
A: Yes, you can wash the hair on the day of treatment.

Q: What benefits does AURA offer in comparison with other treatments on the market?
A: AURA not only straightens, but also softens hair fiber and eliminates frizz in extreme humidity. It enhances natural shine and achieves an optimal state of beauty and health for your hair.

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We offer free hair consultation. You may drop by any time before 7:00 pm. We are open seven days week. Also, you can send a private message to our facebook or instagram account. Please note that all quotes provided to you are for estimation purposes only. We still need to assess your hair in person before the work is guaranteed. You will be provided with the actual cost upfront by your stylist so that you can decide from thereon.


Brazilian Blowout Manila
DOT ZERO | MARS Hair Studio, Certified Brazilian Blowout Salon

Brazilian Blowout Manila – The DOT ZERO Hair Studio and the MARS Effect Hair Studio groups of salon is a Certified Brazilian Blowout Salon. We use truly authentic Brazilian Blowout provided directly by the only sole distributor, Beauty Lane Philippines. For more information about Beauty Lane Philippines, please click here.

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Brazilian Blowout Manila – Brazilian Blowout Frequently Asked Questions and how to find out if it is authentic.

Q. Who is the best candidate for the Brazilian Blowout?
A. It has been our experience, that good candidates for the Brazilian Blowout are anyone who has frizzy, damaged or processed hair. We have performed the treatment on every hair type (fine/course/frizzy/curly), as well as hair that has been permed, Japanese straightened and extensions. In doing so, we have found that with proper communication and a well considered application, everyone can benefit from the Brazilian Blowout smoothing treatment.

Q. What kind of look will you get from the Brazilian Blowout?
A. The hair will be left totally frizz-free, shiny, effortlessly manageable and with plenty of body and bounce. There will still be the option to wear hair curly/wavy (depending on the hair type) and the freedom to blow dry hair smooth and straight in a fraction of the time invested prior to receiving the treatment.

Q. Can I still receive a Brazilian Blowout if I have highlights and/or color?
A. Yes, the Brazilian Blowout will actually improve the health of color-treated/highlighted hair by conditioning the hair while sealing the cuticle for enhanced color, reduced frizz and radiant shine.

Q. Is the Brazilian Blowout going to make my hair straight?
A. If your hair is wavy, the Brazilian Blowout will make your hair appear naturally straight and healthy. If your hair is very curly, it will minimize frizz while enhancing the appearance of the natural wave/curl. If you have straight, frizzy hair, this treatment will eliminate frizz and promote radiant shine.

Q. How long does the Brazilian Blowout last?
A. The Brazilian Blowout will last up to 12 weeks if the Açai After-Care Maintenance product line is used. The Brazilian Blowout is a cumulative treatment, in that the more you receive it, the healthier the hair will be and the longer the result will last. This also depends on your aftercare maintenance and activities. Please consult with your stylist for more information.

Q. Can you apply the Brazilian Blowout directly on top of other relaxers and strengtheners?
A. Yes. The Brazilian Blowout actually works best on chemically treated hair, and helps to improve the hairs condition by fortifying each strand with essential amino acids. The Brazilian Blowout works great directly on top of a relaxer. Perform the relaxer first, Brazilian Blowout next, and then neutralize at the very end of both treatments. The Brazilian Blowout is great to perform when someone is trying to move away from having relaxers or Japanese straighteners. It puts movement back into the hair, allowing the hair to look its best.

Q. Will my hair lose volume if I receive the Brazilian Blowout?
A. No, your hair will not lose volume as a result of receiving the Brazilian Blowout. Your hair will maintain its natural volume and you will still receive great bend and memory when blow-drying and/or using a curling iron.

Q. Can you color your hair the same day you receive a Brazilian Blowout?
A. Yes, however, you must color your hair prior to having the Brazilian Blowout smoothing treatment.

Q. What is NOT a Brazilian Blowout?
A. If you were asked not to wash the same day when you had the treatment, it is not a Brazilian Blowout product. The products must appear similar to the photo below.

Q. Is Brazilian Blowout and Keratin treatment the same?
A. Straight answer is NO. The Brazilian Blowout uses amino acids—which are much smaller molecules—allowing the treatment to be rinsed out the same day. Keratin must crystallize over 72 hours. This is one of the biggest differences between a Brazilian Blowout and a keratin treatment.

Q. Is Brazilian Blowout a Brand or a type of treatment?
A. There’s a big misconception about the Brazilian Blowout being a treatment. It is a BRAND of product that provides hair smoothing and frizz reduction treatment. Some salons and parlors uses the “Brazilian Blowout” as a classification of a treatment to promote a non-Brazilian Blowout brand or a knock-off (fake Brazilian Blowout) brands. If you want to make sure you are getting the Brand as your hair treatment, we recommend checking with Beauty Lane Philippines for the list of salons they supply this product. For more information about Beauty Lane Philippines, please click here.

How to Sleep with Rebonded Hair – By the time you are reading this article your stylist should provided you what Do’s and Don’ts. If you haven’t, please click here to read the article on the post aftercare maintenance of your rebonded hair.

Here are the recommendations on how to take care of your rebonded hair when sleeping.

  1. Make sure your hair is dry before going to bed.
  2. Use a wide-toothed comb to remove any tangles before laying down.
  3. If you have an anti-frizz serum, you can apply this to your hair to help reduce the risk of frizzy hair.
  4. Try your best not to put your hair underneath your hair. Have it point towards the floor or areas where there’s a low risk of weigh being on top of your hair.
  5. Do not tie your hair. It has risk of leaving marks. Tying your hair while sleeping is a no-no.
  6. Pillows with Hair friction is bad for a rebonded hair during the first 3 days. You should sleep on pillow’s with pillowcase that are either silk or satin cover. These has lower levels of hair friction.
  7. This last one is a suggest but not a must – Sleep in a cooler temperature room. Warm and humid air can create frizz on the hair.

Some notes about your newly rebonded hair:

  • You don’t need to use a flat iron to straighten your hair before you sleep.
  • If your hair is wet, you can use a hair dryer but don’t keep the dryer for a long time as this can damage your hair. You just need enough to keep some moisture intact.
  • If you want to wash/wet your hair, you can use a deep condition hair product. If it is necessary to shampoo your hair, we suggest a dry shampoo.

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We offer free hair consultation and you may drop by any time before 7:00 pm and we are open seven days week with some changes on schedule depending on the holiday dates. You can also send us a private message from our facebook or instagram account and one of our team members will be able to assist you, including cost estimates of our services. Please note that all quotes provided to you are general estimation purposes only. We will still need to see and assess your hair in person before we can guarantee the cost and/or the color work. You will be provided with the actual cost upfront by one of our in-salon team member so that you can decide from thereon.


These Promotional Packages are available at the Tunasan, Starmall Alabang, Las Pinas @ the Village Square Mall, and Makati Branches.

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The following hair services are by appointment only:
Fashion Color
Creative Hair Color
Hair and Makeup

The following branches accepts VISA and MASTERCARD credit card payments:

DOT ZERO Hair Studio, Makati
DOT ZERO Hair Studio, Las Pinas @ The Village Square Mall Alabang
MARS Effect Hair Studio, Alabang @ The Starmall Alabang Mall

Does your hair become unmanageable after every wash? Or is it so curly that combing spells trouble for you? If yes, then some hair care treatments like hair smoothing or hair straightening might be the only option for you. Though both the processes of hair smoothing and hair straightening result in sleek and manageable hair, they have a slight difference.

Before we figure out the difference between hair straightening and smoothing, let us give you a brief on them first!

What is Hair Smoothing?

Hair smoothing primarily is a hair care treatment that leaves hair smoother and silkier than before without changing the natural hair type. It is mostly just an alignment technique. If you have dull hair with split ends and want to make them manageable, this is the perfect option. Both natural and cosmetic ways offer the same results of making your hair straight.

What is Hair Straightening?

Hair straightening is primarily a styling method that also untangles unruly locks. There are a many natural products and ways to straighten your hair, but cosmetic hair straightening treatments seem to be more in demand. This treatment not only makes your hair more manageable, but it also gives you the much desired straight hair look.
When hair care is the topic, one of the most discussed issues is hair smoothing vs. hair straightening. Which is the better option?
Why Hair Smoothing over Hair Straightening?

Hair experts put hair smoothing ahead of hair straightening in some cases. This is simply a call taken on what is the end result you seek. If you’re looking to just improve the texture and look of your hair without changing your natural hair type, then smoothing is the choice that they will suggest.

Hair straightening requires the use chemicals as it is not easy to change the ways of your natural hair. If you have curls, then the bonds need to be broken and reset to straight which means the use of both chemicals and heat. And that definitely spells a certain amount of hair damage. And if you can treat your hair to a better condition without damaging it further, then why not?
Why Hair Straightening Over Hair Smoothing?

This is a process that will be recommended to you if your main aim is to have straight hair along with the prospect having manageable hair. When you keep smoothing your hair then over a period of time, your curls will become waves but the chances of it going straight are very poor. This is a result that only straightening can give you. This is the difference between straightening and smoothing. And this is where hair straightening beats hair smoothing.

The Verdict:

It is your choice that counts!

If you’re looking at keeping your natural look and improving your hair texture to make it more manageable, then hair smoothing should be your choice.

If you’re looking to go for a hair makeover and try out the straight hair, then hair straightening is best choice. There is nothing wrong with that. Straight hair is easier to maintain and in this way you get to eat the cake and the cherry too! But keep in mind that chemically treated hair needs more care and love, so make sure you give the TLC it needs!

Have you made your choice yet? Don’t forget to share your ultimate choice with us here. Till then, keep it stylish!


After undergoing the hair rebonding process, you need to treat your hair with extra care. Hair rebonding makes your hair weak and as such lot of hair problems can be observed after hair rebonding. Read on to know about the precautions which you need to take for protecting your hair after hair rebonding.

Hair rebonding is a process in which the chemical bonds of your hair are broken and then the solution that is used straightens your hair. The bonds of your hair are rearranged permanently. This is the reason why many people find hair loss and other problems post hair rebonding. This treatment is harsh for your hair and so you need to take lot of precautions after you have gone through hair rebonding process.

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Tips for Taking Precautions after Hair Rebonding

You need to treat your hair with extra care after undergoing the hair rebonding procedure. Here is how you can take care of your hair after hair rebonding.

Avoid Hot Water

Do not ever wash your hair with hot water. Not even warm water is recommended for hair wash after rebonding of your hair. Wash it with cold water thoroughly after using a shampoo.

Condition your Hair

Conditioning your rebounded hair is a must. Use leave-in conditioners whenever you have to go outdoors. Do not hesitate or restrict using conditioners because you need to use these generously for a healthy hair after rebonding.

Use Clarifying Shampoo

Use a clarifying shampoo for at least once in a month. This will help you clean any residue of the shampoo and conditioner that you use regularly.

Use Wide Teethed Comb

When combing your hair use a wide teethed comb and do not use brush as it might damage your hair.

Avoid Tying your Hair and Hair Dryer

Do not tie your hair at least for the first month because it can result in damaging your hair to a great extent. These damages can be irreversible also. Avoid using hair dryer. Let the hair dry naturally whenever you wash it.

Have a Balanced Diet

Try to have a balanced diet at least once a day. Focus on fruits and vegetables and try to avoid junk food as far as possible. Increase your intake of proteins, as that would benefit your hair and maintain its health as well.

Avoid Changing your Hair Style (NOTE: Haircut trim is not equivalent to Hair Styling)

The most important thing is that you should never think of changing any style of your hair after rebonding. This might ruin the health of your hair completely. Even if your hair stylist recommends highlighting or any other styling for your hair after one month or so, it is better you avoid and stay away from any other styling.

Hair rebonding, no doubt, gives a super silky and straight hair just like the one you see in commercials. But, in reality, this leaves your hair fragile and if you do not take proper care, it can leave you with no alternative. You will lose your hair and that will be irreversible. The chemicals that are used in the process of hair rebonding damages the hair and you have to take special care of your hair to keep it healthy and in proper condition. The tips will help you to have saved your hair to a great extent.

Before and after hair rebonding, you need to follow the advice of your hair stylist. It is better to consult a hair expert before you opt for hair rebonding. She will advice you whether your hair will be able to cope with the damage done by hair rebonding or not. In any case, you have to be very careful handling your hair after rebonding.

Do not try any styling gel or other chemicals on your hair and follow the instructions regarding cleaning and maintaining your hair. Keep in mind the above guidelines and it will help you have the silky hair with health so that you have your wish without damaging your hair.

Additional Tips:

  • Keep your hair safe from environmental factors – harsh sun rays, cold winds and the rains. Use a hat or an umbrella.
  • Apply a hair serum regularly. This creates a barrier between your hair and the outside and helps protect it better.
  • In case you wet your hair due to rain, wash your hair like a regular wash as soon as possible. The salts and pollutants from rain water are highly damaging.
  • Use hair masks frequently or get hair spas done. Your hair needs moisture and nutrition.
  • If your hair is not really greasy or oily, stay away from shampooing every day. You can try alternate days or try co-washing which means using conditioner as a shampoo and just rinsing it away.