You’ve probably heard of Kromakay. I think Alia Bhatt was spotted outside one of its outlets recently. Which to me makes it popular. Coz, Alia Bhatt bro. Anyway, Kromakay salons are pretty popular among the cool set for their cool work. So right now that would mean featuring women with green and turquoise hair on their page. But you know the peeps at Kromakay mean business because they have all the educational stuff in there as well. And of course, they work behind the scenes at Lakme Fashion Week which you know means they have arrived. Like in life.
Anyway, here’s a review.
The one that we went to in Juhu was kind of cramped and possibly an older one because it looked like it could use some work. Some corners were peeling off, there were spots of yellow on the wall and because I am especially lucky, I got a chance to shower with the AC water while my friend got her haircut. This Kromakay salon is a little cramped or they have too many customers because there was a little jostling for space while the services happened. At one point, all the chair in the hair area were occupied which tells you that the place is popular or the chairs are really comfortable.
My friend Shreya wanted a haircut before heading to Bali for a vacay. Yes, I know. She’s quite the globetrotter. Anyway, we have been loyal to Sana at BBlunt but we were ready for experimentation. I called up the salon and they explained that they have cuts from 870 (approx) all the way up to Rs.6000 in which they will also give you a new set of hair, I assume. We settled for one level above 870 which was at about 1200 approx. with a wash and blowdry. When I called up, the lady at the counter was really sweet and helpful.But I forget her name. It started off well. Harshad was going to be working on Shreya.
This particular Kromakay Salon puts you at ease immediately. The people at the counter are attentive and will put you on to your stylist quickly. Harshad was chilling when we walked in but was prompt and quickly took Shreya to the chair where he played with her hair, which you probably know is a must.
Then, he discussed how much to cut and while they arrived at a conclusion, I busied myself with taking pictures. Harshad also instantly asked us if we wanted to drink something so extra brownie points to him. Once settled, she was taken for a hair wash (done by another person) and then seated in another chair because someone else took her original chair. From here on, Harshad was quiet, going about his job. He didn’t discuss what he doing in terms of , I am going to give you volume here and the like but he was friendly nonetheless. Also, the various hairdryers whirring made any conversation kind of tough. By the end of it though, coiffed and trimmed, Shreya’s hair looked bouncy, sexy and really nice. Two days later, the haircut still looked super cute.
In a jiffy
Salon: Kromakay Salon, Juhu
Service availed: Haircut for female
The wallet is lighter by : Rs.1200 for haircut inclusive of wash and dry.
Get in touch: 1 & 2 Amber Building, Near HSBC Bank, 10th Road, Jvpd Scheme, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049. Call: 022 2613 3966
Brands used: L’Oreal Professionnel
Hygiene of salon and professional: Good but could use some sprucing up
Destress Quotient: 4.5 AAHs
Verdict: The place is comfortable and fun with a relaxed, chilled out vibe. We also spotted Farah Khan getting her hair coloured here so I am assuming this place is pretty popular. I liked it. Also, the cut was pretty fab and took a couple of years off her face. And is not high maintenance. LUHVE,
Stylists name: Harshad