All posts tagged: Haircut

Hair Service Review: Nalini’s of Nalini and Yasmin, Bandra

About 10 years ago, when hairstyling wasn’t exactly cool Nalini and Yasmin were the rockstars of the hair world. A lot of time was spent trying to get an appointment at this Bandra salon and the cool people there- the ones with weird hair and nose piercings (that’s how we knew they were cool back then)- were spotted milling about here. For me, at that time, it was the epitome of coolness. Since then, I got a nose piercing but I am nowhere close to cool so, yeah. When a friend, Neha Doshi, recently asked me where she should go to get her hair trimmed I suggested going to this old school favourite. Now, it’s called Nalini’s. I don’t know why? What happened to Yasmin? Are they still friends? Is there something sinister here? And it is because I do this that I am being kept away from detective novels. Anyway, so Neha booked an appointment and the both of made our way to this place which is exactly where N&Y used to be. Except …

Hair Service Review (Men): Drama Salon, Ghatkopar West

I strongly believe that there’s a lot you can do with women’s hair. You know, cut it (but of course, keep the length), colour it, streak it, snip it short, add extensions, basically, plenty. With men, you can either cut it short, cut it very short or cut it too short and make them look like they are headed into the military. Of course, you can add colour but men and colour, I am on the fence on that one. I knew someone who desperately needed a haircut and whose idea of a haircut was running to his local barber. And apparently it was great because you get ‘champi’ at the end of the cut. It took a lot of pleading and promising I would give him a head massage on my part to get him to agree to this review.  I did my research and decided to take him to Drama Salon at Ghatkopar West. I know, Drama Salon isn’t a chain or all that popular but it has an interesting story. The thing …

Hair Service Review: Truefitt and Hill, Khar

I had never reviewed a men’s salon and it was about time. And the first name that came to my head for a review was Truefitt and Hill. A Google search revealed this brand which is about luxurious grooming for men, was British. So, a male friend (Gaurav) and I arrived with placards, protesting loudly for Simon to go back outside their Khar outlet. Several minutes later, the bewildered and exasperated staff told us there was no one called Simon there to sent back and that most of them were Indian. Suitably placated, we headed upstairs for a hair service review. I needed a male friend because Truefitt and Hill serves only male clientele and also because I would look silly protesting alone. The Space The Khar outlet of Truefitt and Hill feels like you stepped back in time. The space is done up in dark wood and features interesting décor elements like a vintage phone, a typewriter (that I got very excited by and started tapping and they had to lead me away) and …