Behind Janine is a tropical-themed wall art—made by event organizer Teddy Manuel—highlighting her barkadahan’s slogan: “Just say yes!” “Ito po kasi ang palaging sinasabi ng barkada po namin: ‘Just say yes!’ Tapos ’yong kanta isa din sa mga favorite namin. Tapos kunwari meron kaming pinag-iisipan o alanganin [kami] or parang hindi kami makapag-decide, parang sinasabi [namin] palagi, ‘Go mo lang. Just say yes!’”
Last October 18, 2019, Kapuso prized star and QCinema International Film Festival 2019 best actress Janine Gutierrez adds businesswoman to her many achievements as she opened her very first venture, the I Do Nails Nail Salon and Spa franchise located at the 3rd level of the Ayala Malls The 30th in Pasig.
Asked why she chose a nail business among the many choices, she says: “No’ng college [ako], ’yong bestfriend ko nagpapa-manicure siya para maging happy siya. Pero ako, ‘Totoo ba?’ Hanggang sa naintindihan ko,” Janine, while giggling, tells pikapika.ph. “Ta’s naging regular na rin ako nagpapa-nails. More so no’ng artista na ako. Kasi everytime na may shoot, minsan magre-request pa sila ng, ‘Can we do nails like this, eto po ’yong pegs, ganyan. It has become a part of my life is why...kaya I really wanted to choose a business na interesado ako talaga at ginagamit ko din talaga.”
Besides, she says she has been endorsing the salon since it started with its first branch because the owner, Monica Maceda, has been her friend since grade school. “Lalayo pa ba ako?” Thus, Janine—along with her high school besties Patricia de Leon and Cristina Santiago—pulled their resources together to get the franchise of the I Do Nails’s 7th branch.
Janine says her mom, actress Lotlot de Leon, is the happiest for her regarding her new endeavor.
“Happy si mama, ako din po happy kasi matagal ko na din pong gustong magka-business kaya lang hindi naman ako marunong mag-start. Wala din akong oras na ’yon talaga ’yong pagtutuunan ko. Pero luckily, with this it’s a franchise tapos ’yong owner has been my friend since grade school pa. Actually ini-endorse ko itong [I do] Nail Salon eversince she [the owner] opened her first branch.”
Janine says she frequents the Ayala Malls The 30th thus, she’s extra happy that she’s able to get a space here for her I Do Nails branch.