Kid-friendly mani-pedis, radical hair styles and fun experiments during the holidays
While skill-based summer camps may dominate the holidays for a while, a teeny, tiny bit of frivolousness never hurt anyone either, we say. And with a whole month away from strict dress codes and austere regulations, top salons in the city are coming up with special, funky services just for kids, tweens and everyone in between.
@Jean Claude Biguine
Jean Claude Biguine keeps your little ’un’s tips and toes extra soft and supple with their kids’ special mani-pedi that features the basic cut, file and polish service with some funky nail art thrown in as well. For the more adventurous, they can add on some colourful hair extensions or chemical-free highlights and streaks that will last for a maximum of 15 days. Rs. 550++ upwards. At Lavelle Road. Details: 41514000
All the rage at this salon are their hair tattoos (Rs. 200 upwards), artistically etched on the scalp with options that include ying-yang designs, barcode motifs, floral patterns or any design customised to suit the young clients’ wild side this summer. Or fully utilise the freedom of the holidays with their hair chalk service (Rs. 300 upwards), in which chemical-free colour is applied to the hair followed by a Moroccan oil -based conditioner that is left on for 20 minutes. There is no pre-lightening procedure involved and the colour lasts for up to 12 days. Kids can also get some funky nail art and a hair trim in their specially designed kiddie section with personal TV sets. At St Mark’s Road. Details: 41466660
@Divas and Dudes
If you want to pamper your little princess this summer, Divas & Dudes salon and spa has signature services like mini mani-pedis, chocolate facials and gentle oil-based head massages. Or, if the kiddie party of the season is on the cards, they also do colourful hair extensions in eye-catching greens, blues, reds and more. Little ones can also opt for a hair wash with a chocolate-based shampoo, pretty nail art and hair colours, which are 100 per cent child-friendly and last for about two weeks. Rs. 50 upwards. At 80 Feet Road, Indiranagar. Details: 25252005
—Rashmi Rajagopal and Avinash Kumai