Now you can rent an 'unnie' for your beauty needs

Travelling to Seoul? A new tour service lets customers go on a Korean beauty tour with a local female friend.

Following the success of its "rent an oppa" service, the people behind Oh My Oppa launched a new service, this time providing their customers with a unique experience with an "unnie."

"Unnie" is a term Korean women use to call females older than them. It is similar to the Filipino "ate" or "sister" in English.

The idea came to mind after customers started looking for guides they can do some beauty-related activities with.

"It would be more certain that we got an idea of hiring female guide from customers who wanted to do some 'girl thing' with Korean local friend," Hyunjung Roh said via email.

Screen grab of Oh My Oppa's Instagram page.

Activities customers can do with their chosen unnies include shopping for beauty products and clothes, as well as getting beauty treatments.

Customers can also ask their unnies for advice on how to pull off Korean fashion items.

"There were some customers who wanted to go shopping, get beauty treatments and get advice about Korean fashion and cosmetics from local 'female' friends," Roh added.

The highlight of the unnie service is the two-and-a-half-hour tour of Myeongdong, a popular shopping district in Seoul. Here, tourists can enjoy various kinds of street food while looking at beauty products and stylish clothes.

Screen grab of Oh My Oppa's official website.

Those who are not that interested in beauty or fashion can also ask their chosen unnie to go with them to the usual tourist destinations also offered through the Oh My Oppa service.

Among the popular destinations offered by the website are tours of Bukchon Hanok Village, Ikseondong, Kyeongbok Palace, and Gwangjang Food Market, among others.

Customers can also decide on their own destination.

The Oh My Unnie service was launched on March 22, and according to Roh, they are still in the process of recruiting more unnies for their clients.

At present, there is only one available unnie, Jane. According to her profile, Jane speaks English and Chinese, aside from Korean.

Screen grab of Oh My Oppa's official website.

Roh also said the company is cooking up another new "buy for you" service for Korean beauty junkies.

Tour rates start at $70 for two-and-a-half hours. Visit Oh My Oppa's official website for more details.

(This article was originally published on ABS-CBN News Online.)


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