Freeda: For Luxe Hair Rituals
The band of ladies who work at Freeda may as well wear capes – they’re super fast, super efficient and great at pretty much every beauty service you opt for. The Kerastase hair rituals here are luxuriant yet affordable, and the blowouts are favoured by glosse posse Malaika and Amrita Arora and BFF Kareena Kapoor Khan who we often spot here. Meanwhile, the Bandra boys we know love stopping by for a pedicure or shave, specifically with Sharafat.
Jean Claude Biguine: For Eyebrow Shaping & General Landscaping
Once you get your eyebrows shaped by Rupa at JCB’s Bandra salon, you’ll never give another’s thread the time of day. The aestheticians at Jean Claude Biguine also tend to be well trained in other areas of landscaping, their skills supported by a French wax (exclusive to this brand) that reduces pain by at least 50%. Get a Brazilian wax here and you’ll know what we mean.
MUDD Salon & Day Spa: For Hangover Treatments
Quite possibly the most peaceful place to perch in Bandra, Mudd Salon & Day Spa is a sea-side urban retreat for your hair and skin at Bandstand. An outdoor cabana draped in white mal curtains is where you will be seated for your al fresco pedicure, crowned by bougainvillea, and lulled by the sound of the waves. Inside, lady of the MUDD manor Alina Jetha, would like to draw your attention to the hair rituals. She loves it when you experiment with your mane, but also highlights the need for a parallel hair care regime, and suggests MUDD's protein hair masks for conditioning and revitalising. Also see their “Hangover Package” (includes MUDD’s signature head massage, hydration facial, eye treatment, foot reflexology) that let’s face it, we all need this Sunday, and every Sunday after that. AND, they have Wifi.
Near Sea Bird Byramjee Jeejeebhai Road, Bandstand Promenade, Bandra West, call 9920780905, visit www.muddsalonspa.com, follow them on Instagram here, Facebook here & Twitter here, Rs 1,495 for protein hair mask.
Our Own: For Blowouts
This unisex salon in Churchgate is run by Walter, one bpb scouter's favourite hairstylist. They do great blow drys, but also offer a slew of beauty treatments including mani/pedis, facials, waxing (which they call "unfur") and body massages, scrubs and wraps. Bonus: spotting actor Rahul Khanna in the waiting area.
Shop No.2, Firuz Ara, 160 MK Road, Opp., Cooperage Rd, Dr Ambedkar Statue Chowk Area, Nariman Point, call 22888810, visit ourown.in, follow them on Instagram here, Facebook here & Twitter here, Rs Ra 1,000 for a blow dry.
SkinStory: For The Best Glow
Getting a facial to the sound of The Beatles is better than it sounds, and possible in a professional, hyper clean set up thanks to SkinStory. All You Need is Glove? Yes. This Bandra artisanal facial bar understands that each individual has different skin concerns, and so their facial treatments are tailored towards your needs and aesthetic goals. Expect a traditional-approach-meets-modern technology philosophy. Go visit their new Bandra location and try their Dermalinfusion facials, the latest technology that exfoliates, extracts and infuses simultaneously, resulting in luminous skin with no downtime.
Taj Salon At Vivanta: For A Brazilian Wax
The super clean and comforting salon at Taj Vivanta is open to non hotel guests. Call and ask for an appointment with Doreen, who is gentle and fast, and will hold firm even when you beg her to stop half way through.
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