Everyone I know is running manic right now, prepping for the festive season. If they haven’t left for home already, they are busy with last-minute packing and gifts, while wrapping up work and squeezing in other appointments before they get on a plane. And when you are going home, you want to look good – for your family, friends, frenemies and the million pictures you are bound to be a part of. You want to look smart and groomed, with shiny tips, dazzling tresses and glowing skin.
I know this because I recently went home and was so worried about the mess that the world sees as my hair. They were dry, brittle, screaming for a cut and some dedicated love. I had to get them to a salon pronto but there were two hurdles: 1) I didn’t know where to go, and 2) I didn’t know what I wanted.
I had heard of Vaniday, so I went on to their website and browsed through featured salons. That’s how I found Pastels Salon. I had been to Pastel before for eyelash extension, and had a good experience. I went ahead to book an appointment, and it was the most convenient salon booking experience I have had in a long time. There was no need to whisper the services you want (like maybe Brazilian), I could see all the available appointments, locations, and stylists, without any to and fro. I picked a location, checked out available stylists and appointments, and went on to confirm my appointment.
I was asked to either pay then, via credit/debit card, or at the time of the appointment. I chose to pay then, and checked out. Voila!
An email confirmation followed shortly, along with a phone call. That was a pleasant surprise. A sweet gentleman confirmed if I had booked in an appointment at Pastels, and I said like yes! *dramatic drumroll*
It was an experience I’d recommend to all my fellow beauty enthusiasts. The added convenience comes at no extra cost, you can get an appointment at 3AM, and I liked not having to spell out what I want to another human over the phone.
So go ahead, check it out, and experience next level of convenience at www.vaniday.ae. You can also get gift cards for friends and family, if you are still looking for a Christmas or New Year present.
Some random facts before I say goodbye:
- Beauty services and salons listed are for both men and women
- It is backed by Rocket Internet, the company behind global success stories Hellofood and Namshi
- You can either pay online or at the salon – it’s completely your call
- Prices listed on the website are the same as the salon’s – no additional charges