(... don't even go there. It's not me. It's the name of a salon.)
Once upon a time, in the Kingdom of Jabriya, there lived a fair princess who opened a salon. But then, the Wicked Witch of the East moved in a few buildings down and decided to jack the name, calling her salon the same thing. So just in case you get confused, we (and by "we", I mean the voices in my head) are referring within this post to the ORIGINAL Mirror Mirror salon next to Organica and behind the Royal Hyatt Hospital. Different logo. (The correct one is above.)
If you are looking for a Western salon, I highly recommend Mirror Mirror. I get a lot of questions from readers about where to go for blondness - here ya go, my friends....
So I ventured to the Kingdom of Jabriya. (I do this only once or twice a year because I hate the traffic so much, but if you time it right, you can get in and out pretty easily.) I was invited by the salon owner, the lovely Mrs. Wendy Al-Omani.
Now, I'm no hair cheater. Y'alls know that I have been going to Connie at Underground Hair and I love what she has done to my hair. Alas, Connie has been in the States and gave me her approval to go to Mirror Mirror in her absence. (Hell to the Yes I needed it! She's from Kentucky!!! Those girls don't play!)
I waited a respectable amount of time before phoning Wendy. I didn't want to offend anyone. And I finally visited her this weekend.
I love the place - for several reasons. First of all, it feels like home. It feels like a salon in a small town where everybody knows everybody. It didn't hit me at first, but all the clients (that day) were American. And I knew some of the names from yester-year. And then I started remembering stylists and nail techs from back-in-the-day at Images. You'll never guess who is at Mirror Mirror!! The Queen of Ingrown Toenails, Gloria! So cool. All my long-lost buddies in one place.
(I'm digressing a LOT this morning. Probably because I took a pill to relax my back last night and then I had some coffee which has just made me loopy. Back to our story....)
I love the decor. It is so fresh and inviting. But that blended with the mixture of people sitting around, relating stories made me feel like part of it all. It was kind of like being reeled into a TV drama. I seriously just want to go back to catch up on people's lives! But of course, for their services as well.
Alexa did my hair. She definitely could be the "fairest of them all." She's so cute and what I like about her is that she isn't "switched off"; she is paying attention to the customer the entire time. We had a fun conversation and I came out with beautiful blondeness once again.
Mirror Mirror has a bouquet of services including nail treatment, massages, make up, and facials. I'm going back for a sports/hot stone massage combo (not that I'm athletic, but it helps with sit-on-yer-ass-in-front-of-your-computer-all-day aches. You know what I'm sayin.)
Thank you, ladies, for the wonderful afternoon. I had a great time and I hope to see you again soon!
Price listing and services is below (it didn't come out well in color, so I had to scan in black and white. You may have to download to see it clearly. Try clicking on the image first. Sorry.)