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With Eid literally knocking at your door, and with only the last few days of Ramadan left, it is absolutely necessary that you start rushing into the last minutes of Eid preparations! Get right down to the basic chores, such as, completing any shopping left undone, preparing the list of what snacks and dishes to prepare or the regular house cleaning or rearranging before the much waited day. While all of this is indeed very important, let us not forget, that this is also the time when all you hard-working ladies out there have to start scheduling appointments at the various hair and beauty salons for that most deserving and essential of things to do- grooming before Eid!
Make sure to take a day off from work and household stuff, a much-earned day to pamper yourself and get back in touch with your glamorous side. Set all your worries aside, and just lay back and enjoy! Grooming can include anything or everything- from getting a new haircut to getting your nails done (a must if you have been doing the dishes all year round).
While popular and obvious names such as Persona and Women's World pop into the mind when thinking of beauty salons, it is never unwise to try out a few of the new openings as well. Tucked away in a little less obvious, yet no less comfy, nook in Baridhara, Herbal Solutions Day Spa and Beauty Studio has a lot to offer! According to owner and founder Sultana Parveen Huq, the spa, as the name suggests, has focused mainly on services such as massages, facials and aroma therapy, since its existence, which has been a little over two years now. They have now extended their services to hair styling and make-up as well, due to client demand. Also including two fully equipped Jacuzzis, the beauty studio is the first of its kind in Bangladesh. With a total number of sixteen employees Herbal Solutions offers a multitude of facials, body scrubs, hair and skin treatments and massages. When you walk through the glass doors, what will strike you immediately is the relaxing atmosphere and ambience, the only sound, that of the soothing music, because employees are trained and instructed to avoid talking so as not to disturb clients, while the décor, done in chic white, has a very classy tinge to it.
Their main objective, says the owner, is to provide their clients with the utmost in luxury and relaxation and their employees, specially trained in the art of Thai massage, see to it that you get nothing less than that promised! What differentiates the salon from others is that they use custom-made, herb and fruit based products that are 100% natural and strictly avoid using any sorts of chemicals, using only pure French essential oils that are imported from Thailand. With an exclusive list of clientele that include many foreigners and diplomats, one doesn't really need to wonder much about the quality of their service.
Herbal Solutions offers a variety of reasonably priced services that include facials (ranging from Tk.450-Tk.1000), body massages (Tk.750-Tk.1600), scrubs (Tk.1000-Tk.1300), spa & Jacuzzi (Tk.650), as well as the usual hair treatments (Tk.400-Tk.650) and threading (starting from Tk.50). The salon also offers free consultations regarding skin and hair treatments such as sunburn, freckle removing and hair fall therapy. Apart from these, Herbal Solutions manufactures and markets their own line of completely natural, custom-made products under the brand name 'Rapunzel', which include face/hair packs, body oil, make-up remover, facial toner, etc.
This Eid, Herbal Solutions has on offer a variety of deals and discounts of up to 15% that include gifts and freebies. Also available are platinum membership cards, which allow for a certain amount of discount to members, as well as gift vouchers, which can make convenient gifts for you to give to friends and family.
So, make sure to stop by, and while away relaxing hours in one of their Jacuzzis, amidst floating petals and scented candles accompanied by a fresh fruit juice on the house, or doze off under the expert hands of the masseuse, because this Eid, Herbal Solutions Day Spa & Beauty Studio will show you the way to truly indulge!
By Farina Noireet
Ecstasy Eid collection
This Eid, make a point in going through Ecstasy's new line of Eid clothing materials and accessories. In each of the garment you can find various selections of print, wash and cut that are designed to the very last detail. Here, you will be be able to get hold of some interesting t-shirts and a lot of denim. The casual shirts come in both slim and comfort fit, while the dress shirts are more soft, laid back and elegant. Contact: Flat- B4, H- 105, Rd- 4, Banani, Dhaka- 1213; 8834392.
Kay Kraft’s Eid
Saris are the bread-and-butter of a woman’s attire on Eid. Go for some fabulous traditional nakshi kantha motifs. Check out Kay Kraft’s Eid line.
Trendy Eid Wear @ Bashor Boutique
For those who like to dress differently, Bashor Boutique is offering some trendy and exclusive fashion wear for its valued customers. This Eid, Bashor Boutique is introducing a new line of trendy attires & accessories. This line would include shalwar kameez, tops, skirts, saris, bags & children's wear. Also available are fatua, men's panjabi etc. All items are done on silk, jamdani, khadi, applique, block & other motifs.
Looking for some exclusive clothing materials for yourself this Eid? Check out Shireen Kaim's Ruper Haat. Contact: Grace Villa, Flat- A2, 86, Indira Rd, Tejgoan, Dhaka; 0171427285.
For those looking for a decent place to get your grooming done before Eid, Feminine Beauty Salon might be worth checking out! Apart from usual parlour services such as threading (Tk 30), and make-up, Feminine also offers a wide range of hair treatments, styling and facials (price ranging from Tk 200 to Tk 1050). This Eid, they have also come up with a number of deals and freebies- a free hair-cut with manicure and pedicure, free facial with hair rebounding, free manicure with body massage, etc. They also have on offer a special 10% discount for all clients during this festive season, as well as free mehendi for the first thousand customers (the offer remains from the 12th to 14th of this month)! So be sure to drop by, because you might just be the lucky one!
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