Since eyelash extension became a fad for the ladies, salons saw to it that they have such service to offer. Joining the wagon last November was Lash Extend, which is located at the 2nd level of the DC Square Building, Timog Avenue, Quezon City.
And guess who we saw during the launch? The prince of R & B Jay-R.
He was quick to say, "I'm not an endorser. I'm just here to support..."
In an email he forwarded to PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal), he added, "I just wanted to support my friend's girlfriend's new business."
But he said he doesn't mind getting his name associated with a salon. "I am always there when friends need help. They asked me to be at their launching, to be in front of the press, and I was happy to accommodate them," Jay-R told us.
That day, he took on the role of a brand ambassador, talking about "semi-permanent eyelashes."
"Puwede kang umiyak, puwede kang mag-swimming o maligo, at nandiyan pa rin," he mentioned matter-of-factly.
Other than sheer curiosity, there's another reason why eyelash extension is a must-try service for girls: Most guys notice the eyes.
The singer-actor affirmed that he finds long eyelashes "very attractive."
The topic shifted to his grooming routine, which he described as "boring."
"I just wash my face and take a shower," he said, before adding, "I am not very vain at all, actually. Although I should be because I'm in showbiz, but I find it a little femme to be vain."
But, "if you don't want to be sloppy," Jay advised three things to do before leaving the house:
- Take a shower and wash your face.
- Make sure to put on deodorant.
- Brush your teeth.
The Prince of R & B, by the way, just released his Christmas album Holiday of Love. He's now busy working on his music videos.
"I caught interest in directing, and I have this HD [high-definition] camera na hindi ko ginagamit, so yun yung ginamit ko. So I shoot videos—yung duet namin ni Kris [Lawrence], solo ko, 'tapos pag-uwi ko sa L.A., pupunta kami sa snow, dun kami magshu-shoot with the family para really warm.
"Aside from that, I'm working on two albums: one album under Universal Records, 'tapos yung isa is under my record label Homeworkz Records, it's parang an inspirational album," he ended enthusiastically