This is an update to a previous post (and update) on salon picks LINK HERE.
Ashlee at Strands (25711237) is still my all-time favorite colorist. She is also good for keratin treatments and extensions.
Followed second by a colorist, Rose, I've just tried at (messed up name) Al Modalalah Salon in Salmiya (25612545). Two of my very elegant friends always have amazing hair. I assumed that they were going to a high-end westerner salon, but it turned out they frequent Al Modalalah. I just went there the other night and paid a mere 25kd for foil highlights. I was really impressed by Rose and my hair looks great.
Candice (formerly of Beach House) has never done my hair but I still get a lot of requests for her phone number. I have it if anyone wants to get in touch with her.
Boudoir is still my favorite place for pedicures. They have a great signature pedi with a mint wrap and extremely comfortable massaging pedicure chairs. Phone: 25335951/2. Also see my story on Boudoir HERE. I haven't been there for a while. I need to make time to pamper myself more.
Oriental Princess is kind of a Walmart of salons, but they provide great services for not a lot of money. They have 2 locations (one in Salmiya on the corner of Baghdad and Amman streets; and one in Dasman in the City Suites hotel). They have good mani-pedis, styling, massage, deep conditioning treatment, eyebrows and more on the cheap.
I have medium-long hair and I don't really care about the cut anymore. Stella goes to Tony & Guy at Corniche for her short haircut and swears by them. I had a deep conditioning treatment done there not-too-long-ago and spent 25kd. Ouch. My friend, Libra, cuts my hair every now and then and she does a great job. She also does eye lash extensions. (Contact me for her info.)
Make-up: I have not tried this lady, so I can't tell you, but someone recommended her to me. Her name is Reham Al-Shatti and can be contacted at 97925553. I'm going to try out her services sometime soon and I'll let you know. What I do NOT want is to come out of there looking like I'm about to go to a Bedouin wedding - which is exactly why I've never tried Hanan Dashti's make-up salon after seeing some of her sample photos online. I think they target a different audience than me.
Lazy girl? No time to go to a salon (or just making that excuse?) It's ok. Call Pinkies. They will come to your house (for ladies only) and do mani/pedi, hair, massage. Their prices are extremely reasonable and the techs are all highly trained. They even serve you tea or coffee (they bring it and set it up for you!) and play relaxing music. 97189700.
If y'alls have any favorites, please post a comment.