O dear, I just went to read the reviews on Yadig and most of it was pretty bad ay. I guess I was the one of the few that was lucky?! (Thank God!)
Weeks ago I bought one of those 99 AED all-inclusive Cobone vouchers. I’ve bought one of these before for a random salon at Mirdif (Morning Glory Health Club & Spa) – and it wasn’t the best of experiences. So you’re probably asking me why did I do it again? 😉 Can’t think of a better answer than – maybe I’m just cheap (and always keen to try new things!). Hahahaha.
Anyways, it was 99AED for “full hair colour”, hair cut & blow dry, classic mani-pedi, and eyebrow treading. Here’s how my experience went.
I was half an hour late for my 11am appointment, but they were really cool about it, probably because they were so busy already anyways. Tip : Make an early reservation i.e before noon. Any later and you’re bound to wait for ages. After waiting for 10 minutes, they popped me onto the chair and I was served a nice hot cup of tea.
I think it was Anna who did my nails. Tell you what, I’ve been to just a handful of mani pedi’s in Dubai over my short 1 year here and she was probably the best of the lot. N Style – Dubai Mall (so-so), La Bella Hair Lounge – Millenium Plaza Hotel (not good), Fluid Spa and Salon (okay), and even Armani Spa! The funny thing is – you pay such a cheap price so you expect a classic mani pedi to be just a ‘classic’ mani pedi. She actually gave me an arm and hand massage, filed my heels very thoroughly, gave my feet a good rub/massage, cut my cuticles very neatly, and, they use OPI! 99AED for just this would be considered cheap! Anna did the proper base coat, colour, and top coat thing as well. Very happy with the end result, and super happy I got my poor heels filed as well, haha.
Okay moving onto the hair part which you’re probably more interested in.
The voucher did say that it was only inclusive of hair up till mid-back length so don’t complain if they say they’ll charge for the extra. I was happy to pay for the extra – and you know what, they did a really good job. Hair cut was great, just as I had requested, and they blew dry my hair to light curls at the bottom as well. (Sorry no photo, unless I pixelate my face but that will just be dumb)
I walked out feeling a million bucks!
So I don’t know – maybe I was just lucky to get the good mani/pedicure lady. The hairdresser wasn’t the friendliest looking girl but she did her job well, so I’m happy.
My advice – next time this thing comes on Cobone and you’re thinking of buying it – go ahead, just remember to
- a) Book for an early appointment
- b) Print your voucher before you go
- c) Get Anna to be do your mani/pedi ( I hope I got the right name!)
- d) Explain to your hairdresser exactly what you want, and don’t look away when she’s doing her job. It’s your head, your hair -if you don’t like what you see you can tell her to stop or change what she’s doing.
- e) Understand that you will be paying quite a lot more if you have really long hair