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For some, the year 2018 may not have been their best. That’s exactly what new years are for, though. It allows you to start fresh and redeem yourself.

Photo by Madel Crudo

Enter Empire Studios, a learning space right inside Uptown Mall at Fort Bonifacio that offers self-improvement and personality development classes.

Some of its notable founders and mentors include famous beauty queen-maker and talent manager, Jonas Gaffud, as well as world-renowned beauty pageant training camp, Aces and Queens. Together, they aim to make “every person be the best that they can be.”

In-house programs include:

Beauty and Fashion

  • Pageant coaching and Royal grooming with Aces and Queens
  • Modelling Workshops
  • Makeup Workshops with Nix Institute of Beauty

Fitness and Wellness

  • Wellness Bonding Party Package
  • Yoga Classes
  • Dance Classes
  • Corporate Wellness Program

Personality Development and Imaging

  • Corporate Imaging
  • Renew: Life Coaching
  • Public Speaking
  • Acting Classes
Photo courtesy of Empire Studios

The Wellness Bonding Party, packed with yoga, dance, and makeup classes as well as a photoshoot to boot, is one of the studio’s best services. “It’s perfect for bridal showers, bachelorette parties, reunions, and even corporate gatherings,” public relations and marketing assistant Bianca Guiddotti tells us.

Photo by Madel Crudo

Nix Soriano of Nix Institute of Beauty is in charge of teaching the know-hows of makeup, from concealing to drawing a wing with an eyeliner. Participants can choose beauty items for the workshop from a makeup buffet straight out of our dreams. It features makeup tools and must-haves in your vanity.

Photo by Madel Crudo

Meanwhile, the studio also offers Empire Exclusives, which feature workshops from Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and notable makeup artist Gery Penaso.

This 2019, a series of special workshops will also happen. Online content creators from Adober Studios will team up with Empire Studios for a meet and greet, and workshop. Beauty influencer Rei Germar will also hold a makeup workshop for 50 people.

Which class will you go to for a better you in 2019?

Empire Studios is located on the 2nd floor of Uptown Mall in Fort Bonifacio. For more details on services and class rates, check out their website and socials. 


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