Just a click for your regular beauty needs
Words and photos: Ambica Gulati
In the fast growing convenience digital space, bookthesalon.com is a new entrant. The brainchild of Vijit Manaktala, the site is a one-stop search zone for online beauty bookings. Launched under the banner of Pritish Tech, it has a connection with over 150 salons across Delhi-NCR. Under this come salons, nail bars and makeup artists.
What you find on the site: Name of the salon, location and service. One can check out the prices, photos and book services accordingly. The site claims that partners are personally vetted.
What’s interesting: Visitors will be offered an opportunity to redeem points for exciting offers on every booking they do at the website. There is a facility for group bookings too.
What I tried: Korum Salon, M-block Market, Greater Kailash I, New Delhi
I liked the site as it has tie-ups with all kinds of salons, suited to every pocket. Since it’s summer and the tan seems to simply rest on the face, I thought I would try a facial which would bring take off the tan, the lines and make me a little brighter. Browsing through, I found Korum. It offered three kinds of facials—Dermalogica, Casmara, Aroma. As Dermalogica was a new entrant in town too, I thought it would be good to try this, being endorsed by Britney Spears. The site has the rate card, the list of things the salon offers, and the photos of the place. This gives a fairly good idea of what you can expect. The salon is a unisex one but privacy is important. You also get a SMS after the booking so all you need to do is show that when you reach at the appointment time.
The salon turned out as I had seen on the web—neat, clean and service with a smile. Dipika, the beautician who gave me the facial, gave me clear instructions on what not to do after the facial—that is go out in the sun or put water for a day on the face. I even got to see that all the products were Dermalogica. Karan Vohra, Director, Korum Salon, said, “The brand has a criterion before it shares the products. The beauticians are trained as per Dermalogica standards and there are quality checks in place.” Yes, the tan did vanish and I was told that regular facials would remove the pigmentation and patches from the skin.
All in all, bookthesalon.com lived up to its promised experience.