BY: JENNIFER CROSSON
As any parent knows, you spend a lot of time trying to find appropriate and fun activities to spend time with your kids, so whenever you hear of something new, the first thing you often do is start Googling it. And, this is how I came across Hello Kitty Beauty Salon. My oldest daughter and I love to do mommy/daughter days, and one of our go to activities are haircuts and nails, so when a friend suggested this place, I immediately jumped on it. It is a salon and spa that caters to ladies and girls only and has the full menu of haircuts, hair styling, nails, and massages that one would expect at any salon. As its name suggests, the store is decorated in the Hello Kitty theme, complete with bath robes and capes for your luxurious treatments. They even have a small menu of drinks and cupcakes that you can order and enjoy while getting pampered.
For our outing, my daughter and I both had our hair cut and styled and received pedicures. Due to the day we chose, there was only one hairstylist that day, so we did not get our hair cut at the same time, but we were still in the same area. My 5 year old loved the robes she donned for her treatments, and the adult versions were comfortable too, minus the huge Hello Kitty that were on the girl ones. Most importantly, the hairstylist and nail technicians did a beautiful job with our services. They were meticulous and spent their time to ensure that everything was done correctly. And, for the ladies out there who are worried about getting their hair done at a "kiddie salon," (which I will admit did cross my mind) I found the stylist to be as professional and competent as any other salon I have visited. Also, while I did not get any of these treatments done, I did notice they had the range of Keratin, coloring, and highlight options that are usually found at most salons. A definite plus if you are interested in those services.
Separately, the salon also offers different workshops like bath bomb making, soap making, or body glitter that would keep your little girls entertained. And, like many things in Dubai, Hello Kitty can host birthday parties for your little girl's special day. Overall, the prices were very reasonable for the services, and Hello Kitty also offered a number of packages, promotions, and specials, such as Pink Monday, which allowed us a 20% discount off all of their services the day we visited. A professional and fun salon/spa that is affordable? Win-win in my book - a definite return for the future.
Address: Ground Floor The Galleria Mall - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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