SALONS

I have gotten the address correct. The signage on the gate says I am at the right place, but nothing I see leads me to believe that I am at a salon. In front of me is a lawn set with chairs and tables where a few ladies – their hair in rollers – are sipping on cups of tea, soaking in the watery read more...
By Parvati M. Krishnan
I have been going to Hauz Khas Village for years – to catch up with the girls, or to explore the ruins of 13th-century Delhi. But the purpose of my visit to the bustling hub this time is drastically different from the times before. This time I am in for a pampering session that I can’t wait for. read more...
By Charu Sharma
I walk through the mosaic-tiled corridor of ELLE Spa & Salon at the Crowne Plaza Hotel for the last session of my day-long indulgence – a hair spa. I sit on a chair and let my hair down, literally. A massage, a rinse and an air-dry later, my hair feels softer. But through it all, my mind is read more...
By Rashima Nagpal
Overlooking the Arabian Sea and the Gateway of India, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai is one of the most celebrated hotels in the country. Every time I walk down her corridors, the hotel’s illustrious past shines through and never ceases to fascinate me. This time however, my visit to the grand read more...
By Parineeta Sethi
My love for pampering myself has dragged me out of bed early once again. But after the initial grogginess, I have absolutely no reason to complain. I am in the luxurious brown, gold and cream Magnifique, an ‘avant-garde couture salon’ in the capital. I am greeted by Wonwon, senior manager, who read more...
By Parvati M. Krishnan
  What is the NY Facial? Inspired by the hi-tech celebrity facials available at top dermatology clinics in New York City, the NY Facial combines three different technologies for smooth, clear and glowing skin. The triple therapy works on every level of the skin, tightening pores, removing fine read more...
By Parvati M. Krishnan