Product Reviews

Relax & Unwind

I enjoyed an afternoon of pampering at Elle Salon that recently opened its doors at Kemps Corner, Mumbai.

With an aim to invite clients to experience a Parisian salon experience, Elle Salon recently cut the ribbon to their new space in the heart of South Mumbai’s posh locale, at Kemps Corner. Equipped with the latest salon essentials, this space houses services from renowned international brands such as Elemis, Marc Anthony and Nouveau Lashes, all of which are usually hard to find. I paid a visit to this newly opened Salon, and try their highly recommended Elemis Manicure and Pedicure.

Walking in to the cozy salon, I was greeted with a cup of coffee and led to the mani-pedi station. My tanned hands and feet were in for a treat! The process started with the usual steps of a soak, cleaning and filing the nails, and trimming cuticles. From there, the beauty experts Nuzhat Kalimi and Rinky Patil let nourishing products from Elemis work their magic—the Elemis British Botanical Hand and Nail Butter, De-Stress Massage Oil, Thousand Flower Body Wrap and the Skin Nourishing Milk Bath. While the Butter and Milk Bath moisturised my skin, the Body Wrap worked to exfoliate the skin gently but effectively—it was massaged on the hands and legs thoroughly, and left on for 10 minutes. The result was soft and supple skin, that was visibly brighter. Thanks to the use of excessive nail polish, my nails were left with an unflattering yellow tinge, and the aestheticians’ careful scrubbing and buffing took care of this too.

After nearly an hour of a careful and indulgent manicure and pedicure, it was time to glam up the nails—and what better than a pop of red to do that! My service ended with a gel polish service in a resplendent red shade, which stayed intact for a good 20 days.

My experience at Elle Salon was pleasurable one; the ambience was relaxing and the services stood true to their claim. While browsing through the salon menu, I noticed that apart from all the usual cut, colour, style and grooming favourites they have a host of unique services as well such as eyelash extensions, collagen facials, etc so whether you’re due for regular grooming or in the mood to try something new, you know where to head for your next salon appointment!

Address: Elle Salon, 2nd Floor, Kwality House, Kemps Boulevard, Below AMARA Fashion House, Maharashtra 400036. Phone: 091670 34365

About the author

Hena Desai

Assistant editor/ pop culture junkie with an obsessive need to keep up with the Kardashians. Keeping my nails painted and eyeliner even is all that I care about. And world peace, obviously.