I am here with another review. Of a place that seems like it has been named by Ekta Kapoor or a particularly zealous fan of hers. I don’t know if you’ve have heard of this place but the name had been cropping up in various places I was seeing and I thought it was time the Damsel took note and wrote a review. Now, it’s in a pretty fabulous place- it’s housed in the same building as the legendary Nalini and Yasmin salon- and I was expcting fabulous things. I have so much to tell you. Grab some tea and let’s get on with the review.
Because it is this uber cool building, I was expecting it to be pretty spacious. It’s not. The space feels extremely cramped and their design adds to the feeling of tiny. The place is done up in tones of brown and deep brown but not all of it is pleasing to the eye. They have jammed the nail services, about 8 hair service stations and a lounge area into this space. The lounge area is a tricky spot because it’s located across the salon and most customers won’t know it’s there. Which basically means the staff uses it. It could be so much nicer if they let customers use it as well, there’s a big, giant window that looks out to the road!
I called them up and booked an appointment with Priyanka. She took the details and I asked for a junior stylist. I actually wanted to get the haircut for a friend of mine , because I just had a haircut. Remember this? . Anyway, we head there. So we go there and they were pretty confused about us. They did accommodate us but I think they never took the appointment down. I know this because once Shreya was in her seat getting her tresses snipped into shape, they came over to ask me all the details like my number , name and stuff.
The fact that they had taken an appointment but had forgotten or hadn’t noted it down was a bummer. However, the service got underway quite quickly and Shreya was ushered to the chair. She was attended to by Tenzing who didn’t look like he had made to it to the top of the Everest, so I don’t know. But, but, he did a fabulous job. He wasn’t chatty and the place itself didn’t exude warmth but that’s not a minus for him, per se. He did this interesting thing where he asked her to throw her head back on the chair so he could curl her hair. He also then asked her to toss her hair in the front so there was a lot of movement on that chair. We walked out quite happy. She loved her cut and has been getting compliments ever since. Maybe Tenzing should move to a nicer place? Any salon owners listening?
In a Snip
Salon: A’Kreations, Bandra
Service availed: Haircut
The wallet is lighter by : Rs1035 for Junior Stylist
Get in touch: 1st Floor, Sagar Fortune, Above Haagen Dazs, Waterfield Road, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050 Call: 022 6599 9900
Brands used: L’Oreal, Moroccan Oil
Hygiene of salon and professional: Clean but cramped. The bottles of shampoo were placed haphazardly and the display had more products than it could handle.
Destress Quotient: 2.5 AAHs
Verdict: I didn’t like the salon but Tenzing did a great job. So I would recommend the stylist but maybe not the salon? I am upping the Destress Quotient only because he did a good job.
Stylists name: Tenzing