To say that this is the official beauty parlor of the 5-star hotel, Taj Krishna
, would be saying it all. Unfortunately, my bread and butter depend solely on narrative.
When you go to Salon de Beaute, it is understood that you have put off your other engagements for the rest of the day, or, at any rate, for a few hours. For, here, time is precious - as precious as those gobs of money you will hand over; and, consequently, when the clocks tick slowly, you had better tick with them.
Despite the fact that Manju is the recruited manager of Salon de Beaute, it is Yasmine that actually runs the show around here, and for one very elementary reason - she has been around as long as the place itself. And when she is around, you can rest assured that you will be treated like royalty. Right from the conduct to the vibes, it is all plush, extravagant and liberating. Also, it must be understood that the only company you will have here will be loaded, or, to put it less crassly, well-to-do and elite.
As for how much you will have to shed for this stately treatment, a haircut for men is Rs. 165, and for women it is around Rs. 300. A facial at this place comes to about Rs. 1,000, and a bridal makeup (hair and sari included), to around Rs. 7,000. Before you gasp the thought of ever going here, remember, class costs, and that's exactly what you'll get here.
Apart from their eminent quality, you can avail yourself of their sound sense of beauty. So if your mind fancies a Madonna, but you're preordained to look like a Cher, be prepared to face it here. But it will come along in so subtle, so conciliating a manner, that you won't even realize when you began to adulate Cher. For, at Salon de Beaute reside the maestros of deference.