Lakme Absolute Salon Hair Smoothening Experience
Last week we got invited by the Lakme team to visit their salon to try out one of their services from the latest limited edition London menu from the Runways of the World collection. What it means is that every month or so they will pick a city and create a menu of services inspired from the city and its trends. Like this month its London and they created a menu of some 9 services involving hair bangs, ombre hair, half moon manicure, hair smoothening, anti ageing facial, etc. So we visited the Lakme Absolute Salon in South Ex-1, Delhi which I visited last year as well for the now popular coloured hair extensions. I like this particular branch from their other salons because the design is quite modern and classy.
Umm..so let’s decide what to pick. Since I wanted to take loads of pics that day which wouldn’t have been possible if I underwent the service myself so I got this brilliant idea to pamper mom and cover everything for VNA as well. I know! Since her hair is quite dry and frizzy we opted for the hair smoothing service.
Trust me it took a lot of effort to make her try hair smoothing. She doesn’t even colour her hair regularly because of the fear of chemicals. So yep had to coax her into it!
The hair treatment involves a hair wash and then some chemical thingy is applied on your hair. Then a hair wash again followed by another round of lotions and potions. The whole process took around 2-3 hours.
So while the hair is being done lemme take you around the Lakme Absolute salon and show you things that picked my interest.
Yep these are the props for you! You can pick anything from the scarfs to the mustaches and then pose for the camera!
This area was calling out my name ever since I came their last year. I saw they have added a lot of new brands to their portfolio. Earlier it was just TIGI Bed Head and S Factor now they have Schwarzkopf, Eminence Organics (from My Envy Box), Thalgo and some others I don’t yet recognize.
They also retail this stuff. So if you guys can’t find these brands online then you can buy them from the Lakme salon as well.
I spent quite a lot of time at the Lakme makeup counter. Took a few swatches which I will show you in the next post.
We were quite worried that the results might not show up because of the henna coated hair. Henna dries up your hair and coats your hair so that no chemical treatment works as effectively as its supposed to. The hair stylist there convinced mom to never apply henna and use hair colours to cover greys as much as possible. Well..I think he was quite successful.
And taddaaa here are the results! You can see how drastic the difference is.
The hair smoothing is supposed to last 6-8 months nicely. Ofcourse proper care is necessary. I liked that the hair stylist was not trying to promote their stuff and genuinely recommended a lot of options from quite a few brands as far as hair care products like shampoos and conditioners go. He also suggested mom to go for deep conditioning every week and a hair spa every month.
Price: Rs.6k-8k depending on the length of hair
I quite like the results. You can see the shine and the smoothness. My cousin’s wedding is in September and earlier we were thinking of some hair updos for her. But now I guess she can keep her hair loose as well with a little bit of styling..which yours truly will do ofcourse. As far as the world runway menus go I think its a nice way to market the services. There are some offers where you get a nail art free with a bill of 5k and above. So its a nice time to indulge in some hair pampering if you have been thinking from some time.
Although I have a few options but I would like to know what you girls use. Please recommend some good shampoos and conditioners for chemically treated hair. All brands welcome but should be available easily.
PS – Is it smoothening or smoothing? Every time I say smoothing I feel like having a mango smoothie!
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