All posts tagged: Salon

App Review : Zooty, Beauty and Salon Deals

You’ve probably heard of Ziffi. Well, recently they went to the dressing room and got themselves a snazzy makeover. They come with a fun name now- Zooty – but you can still get some great salon deals on the app. Since this was right up my alley, they got in touch with me and I was pretty gung ho about doing the review. So, here’s what I thought. They have an okayish rating but that could be because they changed and all. The interface is quite cool and colourful and that is my thing so I was instantly drawn to it. Even the heart icon they use is quite fun. Also, while loading, the slide screens are doing their thing.   Then, you must sign in, which is kind of a bummer because I would really like to see what they’ve on offer before I make that kind of commitment. And they ask your gender as well.   Once you’ve given them all this info, it instantly takes into account where you are located and suggests …

BigStylist.com, a Home Salon Service Review. Is it worth it?

Among the home salon services, I think I have now officially covered all of them. I know that sounds very comprehensive but these people advertise to me on Facebook and Instagram all the time, so really, not so difficult. But, and I have said this before, the thing with home salon services is that you actually have to get off your bum and help the person out which, well, not so fun. Anyway, I got the people at BigStylist over. Here’s what happened. First things first, they tell you that you can get 4 services done for Rs.999. This is not true. Once you do go to the website and click on the services you want, all the while feeling rather smug for getting such a good deal, you get a rude shock when you get a message saying you’ve booked services for Rs.1149. While that certainly isn’t expensive, if I am going to pay taxes or whatever, just let me know upfront. The Service Once I made the booking and made peace with the …

Salon Review (Women): Happy In The Head, Bandra

Last weekend, I had a soiree to attend and I hadn’t had a great haircut in months. I thought it was time my locks got some snogging with a pair of scissors and I have been wanting to try this place called Happy in the Head for a while now. So I made an appointment and here’s how the entire experience went. I must pepper you with a little information first. Avani, who owns this place is ex Mad O Wat and has that same quirky vein run through her. Or that’s what I assume. The Space It’s a tiny little cubbyhole tucked into a lane in Bandra. The lane in question though is home to 3 of the major colleges in Bandra so it’s not quiet. Also, I found it really peculiar that there’s more place outside the salon than in it. And when I reached, I was greeted my various women (clients) pottering around outside with foils in their hair. I imagine like baking in makeup? Baking your hair must be a thing …

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:Mookh Salon, Phoenix Market City, Kurla

Phoenix Market City in Kurla has a new salon. A salon called Mookh. It’s been around for a while but because I was gallivanting around town, I did not have time to pen down this post. Now, I went on a weekday, because that’s how I roll. Now, this place is easily missable. In fact, many places on this side of the mall are. But, but , I happened to be on that side once and simply had to review it. So, let’s get right to it. The Space I told you it was missable, yes? It is. Also, it has been designed by someone with a particular and peculiar penchant for white. The whole place can give you an alien vibe. Because I don’t know about you but when I go to a salon, I do want to feel like I am in outer space. It’s very white with little pops of blue. I went there for a hair spa and this area was cave like with you being seated under some seriously black ceiling. …

Hair Service Review (Women): A’Kreations, Bandra

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. The Space 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 …

Hair Service Review (Women): Our Own Hair and Beauty, Colaba

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 Space 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 …