Have you ever imagined stepping into a bubble? The weightlessness, the freshness, the airy feeling that tiptoes into your soul? Bubbles has transformed all of this into reality.
Even as you step in, you know you are going to be cosseted here. Bright, roomy and spotless, with pretty lace curtains fluttering around and shades cutting out the sunlight, Bubbles just beckons you to have a seat and never stir again.
Smitha Shashank, a Telugu singer, owns this place, but it is managed by Manju Williams. While the former has no experience whatsoever in the field, the latter has been a beautician for almost 25 years. In fact, she has worked for the oldest beauty parlor in town, Miracles
, for almost 15 years. She is experienced, she is sweet and she is pierced all over her face.
The staff at Bubbles claim that it is the only beauty parlor in town to have the Nail Bar - in English, a variety of acrylic designs on nails. They also maintain that they can do facials that are unheard of in Hyderabad; like the Whitening Facial, the Pearl Facial, the Galvanic Facial, the Nitrogen Facial etc. I recommend that they should do more thorough homework prior to making such across-the-board claims.
The parlor has separate sections for men and women. But the recruits live like one large, blissful family. They have about 7-8 sections in the place, and are constructing some more in the basement. So you never need lose sleep over whether you can do your waxing at ease.
What you might lose your sleep over, and justifiably at that, would be their charges. Their haircuts are Rs. 150 - Rs. 400, and their piercings cost Rs. 300 - Rs. 1,000. While they have a specialist in bridal makeup, they also specialize in looting you on the occasion of your wedding; they charge Rs. 5,000 for a bridal makeup. Other than these, they have all the expected treatments, namely facials, waxing, body polishing, massage, steaming, mehendi etc.
And, while you are here, keep your eyes open, for you just might spot one of your favorite cine-idols. It's an entirely different thing that once you manage to decipher what she is getting done to herself, she may cease to remain your beloved.