Wow, it’s been a while huh? But I can proudly claim it’s not because of me being lazy. It’s because I’ve started my own Youtube channel, which you can find here. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6DMSOeu1dcO8H3bSfwA9Zw
This is super exciting to me, watch that space as well. Now, I hadn’t been for a haircut since Jan which , frankly, is quite appalling considering I write about this. But I was thought I wouldn’t do a haircut till September when my brother gets married. Because we need the length for the updos. So yeah. But then my bangs grew out to a length which was depressing and made my hair look super limp. So off I went for a haircut and I headed all the way to Colaba to a salon called Our Own to get it done. A pause so you can admire my dedication.
The salon, like all other salons these days, features plenty of white and grey. There’s an area where you can lounge round which appear before you can see the reception area when you step in. I only found the bit where they do the hair a bit peculiar. The area has all the stations facing once side placed behind one another. Like in a classroom. Not disturbing but peculiar.
I called up for an appointment at 4:30 because I was scheduled to for a play at NCPA at 6:30 and I thought that was enough time. You would think so, right? The lady at the reception (I forget the name) was sharp and helped me out quite quickly. They had to call me back and asked me if I would shift my appointment to 5 which I agreed to and they thanked me quite profusely.
I did run a little late and they called up to check which is always a good thing. When I got there, they put on to Raj, their junior stylist. I wanted to say I was Simran but that joke sucks. Anyway, he played with my hair as is the norm and then told me this cool thing about how if my hair naturally falls this way, it is more flattering than if it falls the other way. He used a lot of words- feminine, sharp features, frames your face etc. were thrown around and I tuned out after a point. He finally said ‘Let’s wash your hair’ and I was quite happy to waddle along to the wash area. I was given a white cape and he washed my hair.
We came back to the chair and he started cutting my hair. He was terribly slow. He was obviously disturbed by me and my friends chatting and he asked us to, basically, stop talking. He also constantly rearranged where I was looking so that bit got annoying after a while. At around 6:15 he was still playing with my hair at which point I had to tell him I had a play to catch. He looked at me horrified. Then, he started blow drying my hair. Once it was blowdryed to perfection, he asked to me stand up and snipped a few out of head strands here and there. He had this really weird thing where he put my hair right in front of my eyes and then would get the scissors to chop of the extra bits. It freaked me out. We finally finished by 6:40 and ran to NCPA.
That’s a wrap
Salon: Our Own Hair and Beauty, Colaba
Service availed: Haircut
The wallet is lighter by : Rs1000 for Junior Stylist
Get in touch: Shop No.2, Firuz Ara, 160 MK Road, Opp., Cooperage Rd, Dr Ambedkar Statue Chowk Area, Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra. Call:022 2288 8810
Brands used: L’Oreal, Kerastase
Hygiene of salon and professional: Extremely clean and well maintained.
Destress Quotient: 2.5 AAHs
Verdict: I really liked how clean and spiffy the place looked. However, the snail paced cut and his getting his scissors in front of my eyes was a bummer. I also did find that the other stylist’s were quite loud in their advice to their clients which is kind of awkward.
Stylists name: Raj aka Rajendra