Nail Talk – Only for your nails
Nail Talk is the first ever exclusive luxury Nail Salon in Hyderabad started by trio of 3 women – Shravya Reddy, Thulasi Javvadi and Nikhila Reddy who are fanatical about nails. The floral vibe rules this place making it the prettiest nail spa in Hyderabad
The place is centred to cater your nails, hands and feet only. The services they offer are complete nail care- acrylics, gels, shellac, manicures and pedicures. Nail Talk offers stylish chrome nails, mood changing colours and a variety of glitters. They use best of products (OPI) and hygiene levels are maintained to the best.
“If you’re looking to keep your hands and feet feeling wonderful and your nails immaculate, head over to Nail Talk in Jubilee Hills where you can be pampered to feel like a true princess.” adds Shravya Reddy
A visit to Nail Talk is definitely a good idea to break from our hectic schedules. What is great about the place is that they offer services for kids too. This place has the kind of vibe were you would want to come with your friend/mom/sister and have those endless juicy conversation. It’s a perfect place to even through a bridal shower/baby shower in Hyderabad. Pamper yourself, it is leisurely best- with gowns to change, comfy lounge sofas, pretty interiors and coffee/ tea to go with. It’s perfect for a quick
Location: Nail Talk- Nail & Spa. 2nd floor, plot no 715, Opp Croma electronics, 36 Jubilee Hills, Ph: 040 23556065/ 9550890419
Truefitt and Hill – Luxury Grooming for Men
Truefitt & Hill a Luxury Barbershops in Hyderabad is a unique luxe barber shop which specializes in men’s grooming product and services. The prestigious history of Truefitt & Hill began in 1805 during the reign of H.M. King George III. Since then, the clientele has included members of the Royal Family, as well as members of visiting royal households. The gentlemen in Hyderabad can experience the royal services and grooming products and accessories to get a much needed break from their work or the summer heat. They have some really good packages that you can opt for a pre wedding makeover or a special occasion.
We spoke to Mr. Istayak Ansari – Director and Co-founder to know understand the brand at its core
How has the response been in Hyderabad so far?
The overall response in Hyderabad, has been as good as most of the cities we’ve been to. The response is calculated by looking at the number of customers that walk in the door and the number of customers we are retaining. All the services that we provide are very elaborate and are designed to pamper you like a royal – there are 5 steps or processes in the 45-minute Royal Shave that we offer. It’s an experience that we offer.
Have men these days become more open to splurging on grooming services?
Predominantly our customers come for haircuts. There is a huge beard trend and a lot of people are now maintaining beards, so a lot of people come for beard styling. Shaves are our signature service. Men are still not into manicures, pedicures; peel off masks, hair spa and those kinds of services, so we educate our customers on why they should be availing such services. The average customer took 2 services a month which now has become 3-4 services. That is a welcoming trend. Earlier men opted for a facial only before their wedding and that was a once in a lifetime thing but that’s now moved to going for a facial every 30-45 days.
What makes Truefitt and Hill different from other brands providing similar services?
If you compare Truefitt and Hill service to other brands providing similar services, there is no match in terms of what we offer because we’re not giving you the typical 15-minute haircut, our haircut is a 60-minute process. The process is how it would be for UK royalty. So essentially what we’re offering is not a service, it’s an experience and that’s what differentiates us from the rest of the players operating right now.
What is on the cards for the future?
We’ve launched hairstyling and beard-styling products in India this year. There are another 20-25 products we’ll be launching this year. We are in 4 cities right now and we’re opening in Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Dhaka soon. Apart from this we’re thinking of opening in Chennai, Kolkatta, Chandigarh, Indore, Jaipur and Pune before Diwali. We will go from 4 cities to about 11 this year.
Location: Ground floor, 293/1-A, Road No. 12, Banjara Hills. Ph: 08885302199
Hair Expert’s Speak
Aly Hirani and Sai Kiran from Swag4Hair attend to most common summer concerns. Their passion for hair has led them an unbeatable clientele that has come out with impressive makeovers and worst of hair distresses solved.
What according to you are things everyone should keep in mind for hair care this summer?
Cover up: Cover your hair as much as you can to avoid the sun.
Wash Often: Wash your hair more frequently but avoid hot water. Use cold water.
What the hair styles trending this season?
Colour me up: Long hair is always trending but now with long it’s all about colouring.
What colour suits the Indian skin tones the most?
Never go according to skin tone if you do so then you get stuck with couple of colours for all your life. Be confident enough to carry it then any colour is fun for hair.
Important things to keep in mind before going for hair colour?
Use the right shampoo and conditioner. That is all you need!
What is your take on Hyderabad as a clientele? Do you see people here open to experimenting?
Yes definitely now the trend has change a lot. Hyderabad is going to next level in experimenting with their hair. Hope they continue doing the same.
What hairstyle can people with long hair go for this summer who don’t want to chop it off for the summer
Braid your hair.
High pony with loosing up your bangs
Braid up the bangs and a pony for rest of your hair.
Visit them at: Swag4Hair, Location: Swag4hair, shop no 9, first floor, Alcazar plaza, opp city centre, Banjarahills. Road no 1. Ph: +914064641010 +919642249665
The Spa- Sheraton Hyderabad Hotel
Contemplating over choices or going for a signature treatment, Sheraton’s spa is an abode to unwinding. After we choose a treatment, (in our case it was a customised – Hot Stone Treatment) the therapist led us to our room which was compact but cosy and the lighting was adjusted as per the guest’s comfort zone. Hot Stone Massage at The Spa, Sheraton is highly recommended for all the guests. Imagine lying on a massage table, letting the stress and anxieties melt away as your muscles are therapeutically manipulated with comfortably placed hot stones. A regular deep tissue massage is incredibly relaxing, and the additional use of hot stones makes this massage therapy an increasingly popular pick at day spas. It is a process where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their own hands, by placing them on the body. The heat generated can be both deeply soothing and help loosen up tight muscles. The therapist makes you feel comfortable in the ambience and explains the procedure asking your stressed areas and starts off by mildly pressing and massaging your whole body with oil. After that she sanitizes the stones and heats them. The masseuse always holds the stones first before touching them to your body, which ensures that the temperature is not too hot. She will gently rub the stone into muscles and issues on both sides of the body; the firmness of the stone coupled with the heat enhances the curative benefits of massage. She might also leave heated stones in specific key points along your spine, in the palms of your hand, on your belly, or chest and help you relax. The process is repeated on the entire body for duration of 60-90 minutes, as per your choice. After wrapping up the massage, your body feels calm and de-stressed. Combining the hot stone procedure with a full body massage provides a very healing and effective experience. The hot stones also help expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body. They have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation. However, the massage should not be taken by people who suffer from any heart disease or high blood pressure. The therapist shall accompany you to the refreshing steam, followed by an invigorating bath. The massage therapy ends by them serving a cup of green tea to leave you revitalized and energized for the day.
Location: Sheraton Hyderabad Hotel, 115/1, ISB Rd, Financial District, Gachibowli. Ph: 040 4925 1111