Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Best Hair Salons in Mumbai

Well we all know that how important a haircut is. So let's have a look what are the best places in Mumbai to get a good haircut.

1. b:blunt
Mumbai's trendiest hair salon where you are sure to come across some or the other bollywood biggies. A chic salon, set up by Adhuna Akhtar, is one of the best places in town to get a great haircut. Transform dull hair into wow factor hair with the help of renowned hair stylists of b:blunt, stylist to actors such as Aamir Khan, Preity Zinta, Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan, Sharmila Tagore. Their friendly staff will suggest you the hair style best suited for your hair, but make sure you tell them if you have a specific need (like not going too short). They have two salons in Mumbai, one at Peddar Road and the other at Juhu.

Apart from their 'great haircuts', you can also indulge in one of the Kérastase hair treatments to relieve you from your stress and leave your locks visibly healthier, shinier and smooth.

Recommended Stylist: Avan Contractor, Osh (charges about Rs. 3,500) and Naz (charges about Rs. 1,800)

Charges: It can be a little bit pricey depending on which stylist and treatment you get, but normally the charges vary from 800-2500 for a hair wash, cut and blow dry.

Contact: 022-65980301 (Peddar Road, South Mumbai)
022-26285082 (Juhu Salon)

2. Jean Claude Biguine
What can be better than getting a haircut from a French stylist in India? The 5,000 square feet slick and sophisticated Jean Claude Biguine (pronounced 'bigeen') salon in Bandra has French stylists, trained in Paris, to work on your hair. This cult brand has hundreds of salons worldwide and is the right place for a quick hair fix. They use Kerastase products (upon request) and offer a variety of services including special hair treatments and nail care. In fact if time is in your hands then you must get a French manicure from here and you sure will forget all the manicures you ever got done.

Don't forget to your stylist the different hair styles you can create and take tips on blow drying that will save you from the last moment panic.

The perfect treat to transfer bland hair into serious glam! Definitely recommended (even for men).

Recommended Stylist: Edwin

Charges: Rs. 699-1,850

Contact: 022-65222211 (Bandra, West, near Leelavati Hospital)

3. Juice
Established in 1998, JUICE is Mumbai's Über hair fix destination and is famous for its edgy and stylish haircuts. Have your hair washed, styled and blow dryed from experts, taking it from drab to fab in 45 minutes. If you are looking for super cool highlights or coloured hair then look no more, because your search ends here.

They are located at several locations throughout Mumbai (Kemps Corner, Colaba, Khar). They also have salons in Pune and Dubai.

Recommended Stylist: Sangeeta

Charges: Rs 500-1,800 for haircut, depending on the seniority of stylist.

Contact: 022-23805087 (Kemps Corner), 022-26045624 (Khar)

4. Christiaan Georgio
Transform dull hair into a wow factor hair in just 30 minutes with the help of renowned hair stylist. Situated at Grand Hyatt Mumbai (off Western Express Highway) this ultra chic hair salon is your answer to perfection in hair styling. If you are looking for a blow dry, let me tell you this is the best place in town for a blow dry.

The place spells of luxury and exemplifies the ambience of a plush lounge. And if you are thinking of a short bob then this is 'the place' for you.

Trained at Vidal Sassoon and Trevor Sorbie Hair Academy in London and Melbourne Hair Academy, Christiaan Georgio has tamed the trés chic tresses of stars like Eva Longoria, Angelina Jolie and Monica Bellucci. Georgio's clientele in India includes most of Bollywood, high-end corporate executives and socialites. He personally attends to all his clients from start to finish.

Recommended Stylist: Christian Georgio (of course) but if you want someone lighter on your wallet would recommend Renee (Rs. 1,685)

Charges: Rs. 1,685 -3,370 (including taxes)

Contact: 022-66761216

5. Mad O Wot by Sapna Bhavani
Another popular celebrity stylist salon in Mumbai is 'Mad O Wot' by Sapna Bhavani. A self-taught hairstylist, Sapna Bhavnani works the tresses of the limelight-prone — be it Bollywood celebrities like Bipasha Basu, Minisha Lamba, Priyanka Chopra, the Reddy sisters (Sushma, Sameera and Meghna) or the cricket brat-pack led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh.

They say, we don't follow trends, we create them'. So if you want something different, edgier or maybe funky this is the salon for you.

The Salon's address and contact details are:
Mad O Wot Hair Salon:
Plot No 450, Ground Floor Hemkund Society,
close to Bombay Blues Restaurant,
14th Road, Bandra WestMumbai - 400050

Contact: 022-65290288, 022-65290289

6. Toni and Guy
The famous Toni and Guy also opened its doors in Mumbai somewhere in 2008. It sure is a trendy salon (with white interiors) with their trendy hair stylists, but I wouldn't say much about the hair cut as was not good enough. But yes, finally, you can find the so-sought after GHD Hair Straighteners at Toni and Guy Mumbai at Bandra. They have two salnons in town, one in the suburbs and the other in South Mumbai (don't know much about the Cuff Parade one).

Toni and Guy - Bandra
207/208, Allied Bungalow, Pali Naka, Near Golds Gym
St Johns Road, Bandra West
Mumbai - 400050
Contact: 022-26400164, 26400169

Toni and Guy - South Mumbai
Shop No. 1, Saideep Building,
ear Taj Residency
Cuffe Parade, Mumbai
Contact: 022-22154464

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  1. i visited christian georgio salon at hyatt n totally loved the blowdry he'd given me. it lasted for 3 days n my hair lukd grt'
    thanks fr the suggestn

  2. can u help me choose.. i stay at peddar road.. need only a hair cut.. Juice, b:blunt or jean claude.. sumthin in layers..
    ready to spend uptil abt 1200..

  3. kamie....

    need to realllly know who r the best cutters. dont go by name. it best to go by the person who cuts... and is known in market.... and thats difficult to get...... Enrich . i am finding tooo tough in mumbai to get someone to cut my hairs....... its a mess to find sone good.. who understand the face and body.. yahoo me for answers someone : kamleshbhatia79

  4. hi anonymous --- do u actuallly hd an experience with some best known saloons in town........ i am looking for male saloons.... and am confused..... just am not from mumbai but have lived abroad and need guidance on the profesional men saloon for hair cut.

  5. Dear Anonymous

    b:Blunt is good, for Rs 1200 you could get a cut with Naz, she's a good stylist. Alternatively, if distance is not a problem, you can also try Alam (Stylist) at Franck Provost in Juhu (he charges about Rs 800-900 and have heard good reviews).

    Jean Claude Biguine's Edwin is also good, but a bit pricey.

  6. For good men's hair salon, go to Jean Claude Biguine (you can ask for Edwin) or at b:Blunt (stylist Osh). They both are good and very professional.

    Edwin is the French stylist and Osh is also a very senior stylist, well-trained in Europe.

    Enjoy your haircut!!!!

  7. Its my 18th bday... i want a hair cut for around 500 600 rs. plzz suggest me sum nyc hair stylist for curly hair in south bombay...


    Its a great idea to have nice haircut for your birthday. I would recommend you choose either Juice or b:Blunt(preferred) for a nice haircut. They have different category of stylists whose charges range from as low as Rs 600 to Rs 2500. You can ask for a good experienced stylist for your budget.

    They both are located on peddar road, close to each other. I usually recommend b:Blunt.

    You can choose nice side swept bangs on the front, and rest of the hair straight (as in no layers). This style usually suits curly hair, but would also depend on your face shape. The sylist would help you in choosing a suitable hair style for you. But do check if bangs would look good on you.

    Have a great day!!!

  9. hey thnx alot... nw i checked out both d salons tarrif nd dey both r almst same sooooo lyk juss suggest which 1 shud i go 4 habbibs o b:blunt...

  10. b:Blunt is very good. Their stylists are all very well-trained and go for regular trainin either in their own academies or in London and New York.

    They are well-updated with latest styles, and would suggestyou a good hairstyle that would suit your face.

    Would not recommend Habibs. Not as good and professional as b:Blunt

  11. hi... am looking for a male-hair cutting salon in kalyan-dombivli or thane...
    i have long hairs n am looking for cutting them in some style which will suit my face...
    can can u suggest me any???
    budget - Rs. 1000...
    Rahul M

    plz do reply...

  12. Hi Rahul

    sorry I am not aware of salon in Kalyan or Thane side.

    But if you happen to come to Juhu, you can try Frank Provost, you can ask for Alam he is good and would be within your budget

  13. Hi i m Sahil 4m mumbai.
    Growing my hair for a smart cut. My hair is pathetic, dry n forming bald.need the salons which can guide over n tk cr n gv an ultra look to me. Also heard abt some salons which displays ur hair on Comp with diff. options. PLz suggest a good person or salon thnx.....

  14. try Alam at Juice in Khar west, its opposite Gabbana, ahinsa marg. he's gud

  15. hi...have grown my hair fr a nice haircut.i got the rebonding done at agood saloon in delhi which lasted fr an year bt now there is wave as well as straghtened hair at length...need a person who can give a good cut accomodating both the texture,frizyy n straight...i live in colaba...pl suggest...thanx a lot

  16. @Anonymous Dec 4th

    Hi there. First of all, I must tell you that rebonding or any sort of permanent straightening treatment really damages hair and you must avoid it.

    It makes the hair dry, brittle, lifeless and aggravates hair fall problem.

    For a good haircut, I would strongly recommend b:blunt, its at Peddar Road, not very far from Colaba. They have highly trained hair stylists and they are one of the best in town.

    At b:Blunt, you could try Osh (he's a bit expensive at Rs 2,500). If you need someone more reasonable, try Naz. She's good. Explain them your problem and what style you need and they'll give a good haircut.

    Hope this helps.

  17. hi there....i really need ur advice....i have medium length straight/ wavy hair, but its thin & sort of dry...i have never done any experimenting but its my sis's wedding in a couple of weeks n really wanna have some different cut...can u suggest someplace good where the stylist himself will give me a cut that suits me without me having to think of something?? cuz im absolutely confused!! :( oh n btw, i dont wanna spend more than rs.1000...plz help...thanks a lot! rucha...

  18. Hi Rucha

    For a wedding you should go for something that would look great on Indian and is not too much to work on, an easy to manage style.

    Since I don't know your face shape, I can't really suggest something but usually side swept bangs work on most face shapes and look great. I have see many girl wearing this style with Indian dresses and looks amazing. Instantly makes you look younger and fresh.

    As for the stylist, for Rs 1,000 I would suggest you go to Juice in Bandra and ask for Alam. He is good, but make sure you explain him what 'you don't want'. Stylist can recommend you and experiment withyour hair, but if you don't like it, can't blame them really.

    Bangs (also called Fringes) as I told, keep them a bit so it is manageable. And part them sideways. You can check this link to see what are side sept fringes:http://beautify-flr.blogspot.com/2009/01/2008-fashion-flashback-happy-new-year.html
    (Reese Withrspoon has side swept ones, butyou ask for longer bangs)
    Juice phone number: 022 26045589

    You could also ask for Naz at b:Blunt, she would charge about Rs 1,200, she's good too (in case Alam is not there).

    I hope this helps, good luck and enjoy the wedding.

  19. hi, can somebody suggest me a good hair styling academey in Mumbai?

  20. Hi Suha

    b:Blunt, Toni and Guy are very reputed Hair Styling Academies in India and of course Mumbai.

    Though Toni and Guy is a brand across the world and they would be more advanced. Its like the Harvard in hair styling.

  21. Hey everyone!

    Its a wonderful post!
    Well, I have a query...and it'd be great if someone can help me!
    I have long hair...waistlength. And thick! They're plain...as in no hairstyle to it. I am currently in UK doing my postgrad. I will be coming to Mumbai later this month.

    I have tried Enrich and it wasnt satisfactory. Somehow, I want someone I can trust with my hair. I dont like a high-maintenance hairstyle...and definitely no straightening....I have really nice hair already!

    What usually happens is that the hair-dresser at Enrich stares at me...and asks me exactly what I wanted. If I knew what I could do to them....why'd I come to her!

    I wana go to a good parlour. However, I am sceptical about Mad O Wat and other high-end one's....cause I have heard that they'd charge me good 5000 and it want be so good! I can pay upto 2grand....and also, dont want any over the top-hip hairdo! Just slightly stylish...hairdo...!

    If you could guide me...It would be of a lot of help!

  22. Hey Janki,

    I understand your problem, coz I also always look for a low-maintainence hair style..

    Well Enrich is not really gud to start with...But u've not been informed correctly regrding the prices as even the high end-ones (being mostly jean claude, frank provost, tony n guy and d like) do not charge mre than 2 grands. The prices may vary depending on the level of hair stylists, but u can b assured that they will be well within your criteria.

    In my opinion, u cud try B blunt at either Juhu or Peddar Road or even Juice at Khar. They have good hair stylists n u must mention ur requirements to them before u get ur hair cut.

    Hope you have a gud experience !!!

  23. Thanks for this blog. I am a 24 year old girl - just moved to Bombay from NYC a couple months back. Most of the hairdressers I have visited here don't have a clue about layering. I want to get a deep angular cut with lots of layers and therefore, am looking for someone who has been trained abroad (i.e. NY, London etc.). I am quite used to paying around Rs 2500 (back home) for good haircuts so if I have to spend that kind of money here, I am okay doing so...as long as the cut is good.

    Beautify - you mentioned b:Blunt several times. Which stylists would you recommend for my request and approximately how much do they charge?


  24. hi
    i want a good hair stylist for straight hair and also for curly hair(for my friend), in the price range of 500-600 in south-central mumbai. I have heard Mad-o-wot, b:blunt and Juice are good. could u recommend some stylists in the required price range from these places.

  25. Hi Monica

    b:blunt is actually one of the best hair salons of India.

    All the stylists there are mostly trained abroad and regularly go for updating themselves with latest in hair.

    Osh is a senior stylist there and is good, he charges about Rs 2500. Check if you if you get an appointment with Adhuna, she's the best.

    Avan Contractor is also very good.

    If you can spend about Rs 3500-4000, you can also try to get an appointment with CHRISTIAN GEORGIO, he has a salong at Grand Hyatt.

  26. Hey! Thanks a ton for the guidance. Is there anyone in particular that I should seek an aptmnt from at b blunt or at juhu parlour!

  27. AT b:Blunt you could try Osh or Naz (depending on your budget). At Juice (Khar), Alam is good (though a bit talkative)

  28. hi, can u suggest me..a gud salon as i am confused about getin mah haircuts..nd a gud sujjestion dat suits meh....mah budget rs1000 plzzz

  29. hey im a bit confused above u mentioned alam at franck provost at juhu and then alam at juice..is it the same person?i live bang opposite juice at khar .deaperate to get a new haircut.my hair is extremely thin. now i can go to alam & naz as goin to both r convenient 4 me(i work at charn rd).if u had to suggest me the best from both who would it be?

  30. Hi Aditi

    Alam used to work at Frank Provost, he's now moved to Juhu.

    I were to recommend you one of the two, I would say get it done with Naz, she is well-trained and has more experience. At b:Blunt senior stylists go abroad for touch-up hair courses, so I'd say she's a better option.

  31. thanks! i did go to Naz and i love my new haircut. by the way she charges Rs. 1800/- and not Rs. 1200/-

  32. congrats for the new haircut
    Ya I heard that they increased their prices.
    Thanks for the Update

  33. I would recommed Jean Claude Biguine salon at Bandra and stylist Edwin. He is a French bloke and is really good with giving a good look for men.
    Contact Details: 022-65222211 (Bandra, West, near Leelavati Hospital)

  34. @ Guni

    I would recommed Jean Claude Biguine salon at Bandra and stylist Edwin. He is a French bloke and is really good with giving a good look for men.
    Contact Details: 022-65222211 (Bandra, West, near Leelavati Hospital)

  35. to beautify.

    Well i dnt knw wat type of cut i want exactly but i want sumthing wich will suit mi face..hw can i explain this to the stylist?is there any specific term for it? or wat?

  36. hey...can u tell me where mad o wat.....the hair salon is????

  37. Me Clyde

    Hi Mi budget is js 400..where can i get a good hairDo .
    I M Nt to tag conscious.anyone but a gud stylist.

  38. Hey, i have curly hair and have never been happy with any haircut i have gotten. I feel ppl here dont know how to style curly hair. Could you suggest someone who wld be good? My wedding is coming up... i dont really have a budget and can splurge for a good haircut...

  39. @Ashwita
    Congratulations for the wedding

    Since its your wedding you should really no experiment and go for a good stylist. Someone with good experience and name.

    I would recommend you go to b:Blunt salon (details of the salon is in the post above). Ask for their senior stylist Osh or Avan. In case they are not their, book with a senior stylist of same league at the salon (avoid Mamta).

    Hope this helps.

    If you are looking for an alternate, you could try Alam at Juice (Khar).

  40. @Anonymous (19 Jan)
    Address of Mad O Wot Hair Salon:
    Plot No 450, Ground Floor Hemkund Society,
    close to Bombay Blues Restaurant,
    14th Road, Bandra West
    Mumbai - 400050
    Contac No.: 65290288, 65290289

    If you happen to go there, please post your feedback on the comments section. Thanks

  41. @Clyde

    you can get a good haircut at Juice for Rs 600-700. Juice has salons at Peddar Road and Khar.

  42. Hey...do you know who the senior artist is at JCB palladium mall that has just opened ??

  43. In palladium mall at Jean Claude biguine salon who is the senior Stylist ??

  44. Sorry for th delay. Apparently I have not yet been to the new Jean Claude Salon, so will not be able to tell.

    But you can always call them ontheir Bandra Salon at 022-65222211 and check with them

  45. Well, as I have mentioned that, I was in Mumbai for my sister's wedding.

    I had only a few hours. I did check b:blunt, but it turned out VERY expensive. Starting off 3000 for basic stuff. And then, I also didnt have too much time.

    I went to a local parlor, Shimmer. The stylist called Ketki. She did a fantastic job.

    But I mean, I am still in want of a completely 100% different hairdo. A friend suggested 'Mad O Wot'! Is it good?

  46. Mad O Wot is a good salon, run by Sapna Bhavnani, te celebrity har sylist. However, her cuts are more on the funky side. So if you looking for an experiement, then you can try her. Getting an appointment with Sapna herself culd be difficult,and she is a bit expensive.

    As for b:Blunt, I can assure you that some of their very good stylists charge half of wat you quoted. Rs 3000 is charged by their senior most stylists.

    You can book an appointmen with Kadamberi, who carges Rs 1300 at Juhu salon (022-26285082) or from Naz at pedda road, who'll charge about Rs 1800 (no. given in the post above).
    Both are very good stylists, lot of my acquaintances have got a cut from them and are vey happy.

    If you would like to visit Mad O Wot, you can book an appointment: 022-65290288, 65290289

  47. now m the game for hair let me know the pro yes m goldies touch

  48. could u plzz recomend meh sum gud hair stylists..i hav heard abt b.blunt & juice bt confused..i hav curly,frizzy,medium length hair..i would lik sum1 who knows wat style would suit meh....i jst want a gud hairdresser...price doesn't matter..

  49. @Anonymous:
    I would recommed Jean Claude Biguine salon at /Phoenix Palladium and stylist Edwin. He is a French bloke and gives good cuts.

    You could also go to Kandamberi at b:Blunt, she's good, or Osh at b:Blunt

  50. hi, wanted to know if jcb is in town as well if so where cause bandra and palladium r too far

  51. i want the hair cut tht looks good on me i really dont no wht haircut would look on me so can u tell me with salon should i go n they r sure tht which one will looks good on me i really need ur help!!

  52. Any good stylist can recommend you what would suit your face. But getting a haircut is about personal choice.

    The stylist may recommend you something, but you must also like it.

    Bangs usually look good, have a look at this link to check what sort of bangs u like: http://beautify-flr.blogspot.com/2009/01/2008-fashion-flashback-happy-new-year.html

    U can go to b:blunt at juhu or peddar road (Naz o Kadambari).

  53. which salon is better enrich,b:blunt,or mad o wat

  54. Heyy,

    I just called at b:blunt Juhu. Kadamberi is on leave. There's only Mamta who's available. She charges 1800INR.

    I would be grateful if you could guide me here....

  55. @Janki

    Mamta is ok, but if you know what you want then she would do it well. Alternatively you can go to jean Claude Biguine, its near Leelavati Hospital Bandra. Edwin is a good stylist there

  56. Hi.. I was wondering if anyone can tell me if the Raih salon at walkeshwar is good?

  57. is mad o wot gud or b:blunt?

  58. wht salon is better b:blunt or mad o wot

  59. b:Blunt and Mad-o-Wot both are good salons. IT's more personal choice where you want to go.

    I'd say ifyou need somethig more edgy and funky go to mad-o-wat.

  60. well, hi...shreya here...wanna get a new hair cut for my bday on friday...charging anything below 1000...place doesnt matter...i got thin but straight hair...and basically want sum1 who'll tell me which style will suit my face...please advice soon...

  61. hey i want a stunning hair color....keepn wit summer look ....whose d best colorist???? im new i mumbai please help ... hav always colored my hair in london... so want to knw whose d best in mumbai...

  62. hi ... thank u for your suggestion...visited bblunt juhu .my stylist mamta gave me a fantastic haircut... it cost me rs.1800. it was more than value for money...totally loved my experince there ,im totally goin to recommend everyone,thanx for your suggestion

  63. Colourist in Mumbai: Avan Contractor at b:Blunt is good for colouring, but she's an expensive stylist. She's worked on hair of the who's who of Mumbai, and did a splendid job.

    You could also try Toni and Guy (its in Bandra and also Cuff Parade). They are known worldwide for hair styling and colouring.

  64. hi...I have medium length wavy but dry hair..I am 24 and working but on weekends am party animal,everywhere people call me ponytail coz I always tie my hair..I want a hairdo which is will suit corporate as well as party mood...Actually every time i go for layered hairdo but this time i am really desperate to try something stylish and get out of my GEEK image...My budget is Rs.1500..And plz tell me the detailed address or phone number.I am shifted to Mumbai just a month back so not familiar with the places...One more thing I am not sure which hairstyle will suit me so tell me accordingly name of the stylist who will help me out...plzzzzzzzzzzz

  65. I'd suggest you go for fringes. They look great and suit almost all hair types and fae shapes. Goes well with wavy hair, as u'll then have myriad options of styling.

    As for salon in Mumbai, within your budget I'd suggest either of the 3 options:

    1. Juice Salon in Khar (Alam is good stylist)
    2. Jean Claude Biguine (Edwin is good)
    3. b:Blunt (Naz at Peddar Road or Kadamberi at Juhu branch)

    all of them are good, Jean Claude maybe a little over your budget, but this French guy is good.

    For address and phone numbers, check the post above, it has all details of these 3 salons

  66. hieee there i had straighted my hair 9mnths bak i have great curly hair and the straight is going out i want a nice haircut wer i can get my straight totally out ill hav to go for something short plz suggest me a good salon recently i heard about curl up and dye need a good hair style like layers that will go on curly hair i have an oval shaped face ...my budget is 700-800-from bandra

  67. Hi im looking for a great colorist in mumbai. Someone who wont burn my hair out and give me exactly the color i have in mind. Any recommendations? Would appreciate it!

  68. For hair colouring try Juice or b:blunt salon

  69. hie, m serchin 4 da mst stylish n tredy hairstyle.
    n ma budgt s frm 3000-4000 jst sugst m a nce salon

  70. You could go for a senior stylist at b:blunt like Osh or Avan Contarctor. They're good and can give you a nice trendy look.

    Alternatively, also try Mad-o-wat

  71. If you have enough money (3.000), then christiaan Georgio is the one you have to choose.
    The rest is good but this christiaan guy was amazing!


  72. I wanted to know if there is any beauty academy which gives a certification in cosmetology ,which institute is the best for the same ,

    Thanks and regards,

  73. hey can u give me recommendations on a good salon around bandra area . I have shoulder lenght hair and need a chic haircut

  74. hi everyone,
    i have straight medium length hair which i don't like. i like wavy or curly with old amrita singh or dimple style hair. whom should i go to? is b:blunt good for that? how many days in advance i have to call them to book? as i am visiting mumbai just for 5days.

  75. hi i have question..i am not a regular to spent above 500 for a haircut, but if we visit this places and if a haircut cost is around 1000, how much one should tip? and should it be given to the stylist or tobe added in to the total payment?

  76. i will be in town for a wedding this month and am not familliar with mumbai, but as i recently had a very bad haircut and it needs to be fixed asap. i need the very best, price is no object. who would you recommend?
    christiaan georgio sounds promising, but i would like to get your opinion. i would be staying at the jw marriot, and although i don't mind travelling a bit, i would prefer not be in the car for hours. also, do you know if christiaan georgio does kerastase treatments?

  77. @ Anonymous 25 May: b:blunt is a good salon and I would highly recommend Kadamberi for you. She has given some very good haircuts for people looking for especially a wavy or curly hairdo. She prefers wavy to straight hair. She is at juhu branch of b:Blunt.

    Alternatively, you could also try Alam at Juice Salon in Khar. He is also good.

  78. @ Anonymous 2nd June: Christian Georgio is great, but it is very difficult to get an appointment with him. Most of the times he is travelling, but you can manage to get an appointment with him directly then he's the first recommendation.

    You can alternatively, also try b:Blunt salon and go for Avan Contractor or Osh. They are the senior most stylists at salon and have a very good reputation for their styling and cutting in the industry. Their charges are about Rs 2500-3500 for a haircut.

  79. Basically its totally wrong that Sapna Bhavnani gives Funky hair style..! m regular at MAD-O-WOT..!! She believes in giving haircut with low maintenance you dont require any blow dry or to waste time everymorning to set ur hair..! all the stylist are simply awesome..! they understand the way out falls on its own.. n trust me.. if proper haircut falls in place .. u look awesome. initially have tired everythin frm b:blunt to toni n guy..!! but nothing like MAD-O-Wot.. and its not really expensive.. starts from 650 to 2000..!! ASK for Kiran : Rs. 1450.., Vinati: 1200rs. , sarika, mahera, avni, sushil all are excellent..!!!!

  80. Hi there I actually have curly medium length hair. I have been straightening it everyday and am done with wasting so much time not to mention the damage it does to my hair. I wanted to get my hair rebonded.. so please recommend a good place in Bombay and approximately how much it would cost me. I normally dry my hair so the curls are a bit relaxed after which I straighten them. I have noticed when I straighten them they seem to have some volume as compared to the poky straight look the stylists end up giving when I get it straightened by them. I would much rather prefer a more natural and bouncy look then poky straight hair so is rebonding the right choice for me is there anything like partial rebonding?

  81. @11 June, Anonymus: First thing you must know is, rebounding will definitely cause some damage to your hair, no matter which stylist you go to. It makes hair dry, brittle and I know people who have witnessed lot of hairfall after rebounding. So think twice before you actually get it done.

    Moreover, if you go for rebounding, it certainly will give you poker straight hair, the volume that you require would be lost.

    My suggestion is, firstly stop straightening your hair everyday, it damages your hair as you're exposing it to heat everyday.

    Get a good haircut to ensure your hair look its best everyday. When you're going for a special occassion, you could straighten them enough to give you the balance of volume and straight hair (not the poker straight, if you dont like it).

    Whenever you straighten your hair, make sure you use the hair heat protection serum to ensure the hair is protected.

    I hope this helps.

  82. Hi! Thats an impressive post on hair salons and styling! While most of my questions are answered, what does one do about hair color, especially when you want to cover the grays and also if you want a new glamorous but natural look?

    Has anyone tried hair coloring at any of the above salons? How safe is it? I have never done anything to my hair and now have very few grays (done no chemical treatments ever), but I've had a history of hair fall and very dry, static hair.

    Please comment or suggest, Thanks

  83. Hair colouring is one of the best and easiest ways to get rid of greys and updo your look.

    However, it does come with some cost, after all you're putting chemicals to work on the hair. It has been found to make hair dull and lifeless and in some cases also hairfall. But then in certain cases, it didn't do any damage.

    So how will colouring react to your hair would be known only when you colour them.

    As you have never gone for any chemical treatment, you could opt out of colouring and use some natural way to get rid of greys.

    These days you can find heena (mehendi) in different shades (black, dark brown, etc) to colour your hair. It's natural and good. But with this method, you might have to colour your hair more frequently.

    Hope the information help!!!!

  84. Hi there I was thinking about getting hair extensions. I have medium length wavy hair. Would like to know which places offer the best techniques for hair extensions in bombay. I don't mind paying what it takes for a good treatment which causes least damage to my hair but gives a natural look.

  85. how is the London Next in cuff parade vs b:blunt, JCB,Christian Georgio,Juice
    for chick hair cuts and sophesticated hair color.. not funky and wild

  86. i want a cut and color something diffrent chick and trendsetting and elite is Christian Georgio a good choice .to make me look like a star..need uregnt reply

  87. Christian Georgio is good, but you must get appointment from him. If he's not avaiable (which is 8 out of 10 times you try to book), try Sapna Bhavnani's Mad O Wot in Bandra. She'll give you what you require.

    In case Sapna is alsonot available, third very good option is b:blunt, get haircut from either Naz (peddar road) or Kadambari (Juhu)

  88. hey
    i am scheduled for a haircut with kadambari. is she good? i don't want it too short or bangs but i do need some serious styling. specially cause my hair is very wavy and i kinda look like a hippie right now. but i'd like it to be a bit funky too. is kadambari the right choice?

  89. Ya Kadambari is good, explain her what you need or don't need and sh'll do a good job.

    My acquaintance had wavy hair and she gave her a fab style.

    Pls also give you review on this blog once you had the haircut, would be helpful to others

  90. how do you tip at the big salons? do you slip in the stylists hand or do you pay at cash counter?

  91. please suggest me sum good parlour around juhu n a good hair stylist. i have wavy medium hair length getting too much fo split ends i am never happy with my hair style as when ever i cut them with a blow dry they look good later it becomes boring . cant keep on blow drying have a small kid want a good n easy to handle hair style .budget 1500

  92. Tipping at the Hair Salons:

    How would you tip at a particular salon would depend on the salon's policy.

    The easiest way to tip your stylist, which will work at all salons, is to budget ahead and have some cash in varying denominations with you before entering the salon. This way, you can simply slip him or her what you feel is an appropriate amount and not have to worry about asking for change or figuring out the percentage amount at the till.

    Other ways:
    Some hair salons have a tip jar directly at their station in which you can deposit your tip.

    Luxury hair salons or spas may provide envelopes in which you can discreetly place tips for your stylist.

    If neither of these options are provided, you will have to find another way to give your stylist a tip.

    If you are paying for your hair cut with a credit card, keep in mind that not all credit card machines will provide you with the option to add a tip to the total. To be safe, ask your stylist or the cashier to add a certain percentage or amount to your bill before they ring the transaction through.

  93. Hair stylists in Juhu:

    If you would read the post above and the comments, you would know the good salons in Juhu.

    The Best option is b:Blunt and recommended stylist there is Kadamberi

  94. Hi..i have hair little down to my shoulders,its thin, and frizzy and little wavy from down.I have hair fall also.
    Later in feb 2010,i took a haircut from a peacock salon here in vashi,navi mumbai if u have heard of it..!
    fringes in front and i asked the stylist to give me more of volume.It looked awesome after the cut because it looked straight due to blowdry for 3 days. But i dont think a good cut really works for me.
    i have my ring ceremony coming tuesday and marriage after two months and im really worried what to go for. So im thinking to do straightening which seems a last and quick option. What do u have to say about it?
    i am thinking to get it from the same salon or juice which is at inorbit mall,vashi.
    Do u have any idea about juice at inorbit? about which hairstylist is good over there?
    is it good or not..? it is charging me 6600 for straightening.
    also suggest me should i do strightening or not..!
    because my cousin also did da same its been 1 year but she says hair is normal as it was before.No damage or as such she says as i have been hearing about straighetning..!
    she did it from thane and they gave them wella produts after straightening.
    what do u have to say about it??
    please suggest me something good. I am nervous for my wedding as hair is the only problem i have.

  95. @dreamz: first of all a Big Congratulations!!!

    Stragtening is a chemical process which would damage your hair in the medium-long term.

    All the people I know who have undergone straightening have witnessed lot of hairfall later followed by their hair becoming hard and losing the softness. So is no recommendd. For you wedding and engagement and other functions, if you prefer straight hair look, use a good wuality cermaic hair straighter for the job. You can invest in a good straightner instead of paying for the treatment. But dont make it a habit to straighten everyday, else you'll face same trouble.

    As for a haircut, since its a big day for you, you must go for a good salon. I would recommend b:blunt in Juhu. They have very good, experienced and trained stylists.

    Kadambari, Naz and Osh are the recommended stylists there.

  96. @ beautify..
    not only for the functions i want my guy also to feel good when i am with him.lol.
    Like perfect looks n all.So was thinking to get rid of same old look,tying a ponytail becos of such normal hairdo.
    Is it so bad? becos i have seen straightened hair it doesnt looks thin,or people dont look bald.My cousin sis says the hairfall is normal as it was before for her before straightening which is from within.
    i went to peacock hair salon today itself it estimated at about 7200 and along with power bond,dont remember da exact name but this is for lessening the effects of amonia.
    they will be using loreal products,shine bond and also they will be giving a haircut. Dont u think its too much?
    so should i go for it or not?
    if yes then guide me through which products i should go and which salon will give me good benefits like this one gave,or also if i can get more than this... and only around 6000 cos this is too much isnt it?
    and also let me know seriously if it has ill effects and most percentages havent faced something good through straightening then i wont go for it.:(
    but nothing seems as a fast option to change my looks.

  97. @ beautify..
    and also every salon i went the stylists,they said its not at all a problem nothing like hairfall or stopping the normal hair growth.
    i dont know why they say that when u r saying this..:(
    im confused.

  98. @dreamz: Many hair experts have said that chemically processing the hair would do damage to your hair, sooner or later. So it is not advisable for hair straightening.

    You can use hair straightening irons temporarily, it would be a far better choice, giving the same straight hair. You can buy good GHD straighteners at Toni and Guy hair salon in bandra (address given in the post above).

    There's a lot you can do with your original hair. Give a haircut that would give good bounce and wave to the hair, and it would look very stylish and feminine at the same time. Guys usually like nice waves and bouncy hair. And if you want them straight for a change, you have the option to straighten with your hair straightener.

    But if you go poker straight, the choice would be narrower.

    So I suggest you dont go for permanent straightening considering pros and cons.

    But if you still feel it compulsive go get the straightening done, then yes go for best quality products. Loreal is good enough.

  99. I went to Hakim Aalim salon in Bandra...have been going there for 4 years not ...but this time I changed my stylist to a guy called Abbas and Tell u what I paid 1250 for the haircut and it was awful....worst haircut I ever had in my life....I thought a top stylist at a salon like Aalim are supposed to be good but really really bad haircut ! Abbas was bad !

  100. Hi,
    Its my birthday and looking forward for a haircut wth Curls. plz suggest me a good salon & hairstylist to go for..
    Price ranged between 1000 to 1500


  101. Hey...I read some really kool salons to visit here....can you please suggest a good salon for cut & color which is super duper amazing...and can change the look...not looking for something very funky as am into corporate but would like somethg which is hot & smart...thanks so much for helping me out :-)

  102. pls read the post, it briefs on all salons and also the comments above. You'll be able to find out the best one for your need :)

  103. Hey..i wanted to know a good treatment for hair fall and for
    strengthening hair,for it to be strong.
    can u suggest me any good treatments for the same? i have heard about
    kerastase treatment..how is it?i went to a loreal salon they said they
    dont use kerastese but loreal,and for treatment 3 to 4 session is
    necessary..is it true?or just one will do?
    and also please suggest me top salons in pune if u know which can
    provide good treatment for hair? and do u have any idea about trichologist..? in which salon i will get trichologist?
    i have hairfall and the hair is not so strong so suggest me treamntment accordingly.
    let me also know the price ranges of the salon u will suggest me.

  104. @dreamz - The treatments from Kerastase and Loreal have not helped in hair fall and straightening. It's more of a marketing gimmick.

    A couple of my acquaitnances have also tried trichologist, Richfeel, but it did not help. They will keep on calling you for visit, prescribe their medicines and it will go on and on. However, in India they are the only good trichologists.

    You can atleast visit them once and get all the tests done to know whether the problem is general or due to some deficiency.

    You may also visit a good Endocrinologist, he/she will be better at diagnosing hormone related hair loss, if any.

    There is also a naturopathy specialist Nirmala Shetty in Mumbai, who does hair treatments through suggesting proper nutrition and her natural hair treatment through herbs, fruit juices and hairoil massage. Their contact number is 022-26518465.

    Pls visit a specialist, not the kerastase or any other cosmetic treatments. They dont have any good reviews of helping in hair loss or hair fall. Its good for conditioning and making hair softer. However, too mcuh conditioning will only make hair look thinner.

    Hope this helps!!

  105. but then why celebrities are in salons all the time for their hair? and the result of their hair is softer and healthier..

    i have heard the more hair will feel relaxed,oxidised and stressed out,it will fall less.Even for b:blunt u have suggested kerastase why?
    see actually my hairfall is normal,like 6 to 7 strands a day and around 10 to 15 after washing,its dry and frizzy also.
    so it is necessary to visit a doctor or jst relaxing it will do?
    i hope nirmala is not like doctors who dont give treatment,, just ask for money..?
    ya i will consult her too,but i find visiting doctors too tedious..and if it happens that my hairfall becomes more after visting doctors,im afarid of that moreover..!

  106. @dreamz - if its a normal hairfall, you need not visit a doctor. But you can visit Nirmall Herbals, the expert Nirmala Shetty will give you a diet plan for maintaining good hair and skin, and once you incorporate it, you're problem will not aggravate further and would improve over a perid of time.

    Take a couple of her hair treatment (its all natural) and you'll immediately see the difference. Its your choice whether you want to continue or not, so there's no harm in going. Plus its all natural, so no side effects.

    As for celebs, many a time they promote things, because they're paid for it. Actually they may themselves not be using it. This Nirmala Shetty is also consulting many celebs and Femina Miss India for their skin and hair through natural stuff. So you can trust her.

    I suggested Kerastase for making hair softer, their conditioning treatment is good for dry and dull hair. But for hairfall, recently I got the feedback that it is not very good. You can try either, but natural is the best way, as it atleast has no side effects.

  107. thanks a lot beautify.. i will surely visit nirmal. U have any idea of the price range?
    and also suggest me which outlet is famous and is the best.. bandra ,chembur or powai one?
    please suggest me a good outlet i want to take my fionce for his treatment so he should not feel 'where has she brought me' kinds..so altogether his expirience should be good and his money should also not get wasted..i hope you understand.. thats why all this surveys..
    i will get back to you after applying your suggestions.. i hope it turns out good for me and him too.. :)
    thanks again for suggestions..

  108. Hi,
    Can someone please suggest a salon and hair-dresser in the range of 1000-1200?


  109. @dreamz: only Chembur's clinic of Nirmal provides services for men and allow them in. Rest others have no entry for men. Their Bandra's clinic is the best amongst all, when you're going on your own, visit this one. It's a good place, so there should be no problem taking your fiance along. Do visit the place when Nirmala Shetty is available so you can take consultation from her and get a diet plan made from her.

    Congratulations for the engagement!!!!

  110. @Anonymous: You can visit Juice or b:blunt salon. Tell them your budget and they would suggest the stylists who will be available in that range. Their senior stylists cost more, juniors charge comparatively less. Details of the salon are mentioned in the post above.

  111. Your comments and the blog have been very helpful. I am visiting Mumbai and will try to go to either b:Blunt or Juice at one of their locations. Are the stylists you mention (Naz, Osh, or Kadembari and others) still at their locations?

    What is the typical tipping etiquette in Mumbai? Is it a % or an approximate number. For example for a haircut?

  112. Ya these stylists would be there in the salon. As for tipping, ideally you should give atleast 10-15% of your bill.

  113. hi...i go to college..I need a cool haircut till around 600...something funky...how is 0-hair at matunga..i booked der..bt not sure about it...if only you could help..i have medium length wavy hair wid a round face...
    n yeah Read alot about b:blunt here...n mad-o-wat...can it be adjusted around my budget..or somewhere close?
    rply soon...pls...!
    thanks in advance...:)

  114. @Richa: Hi Richa, I am not sure about the hair salon you mentioned, but you can definitely get a good stylist at b:blunt or Juice at that budget. Call them and and give your budget, they'll recommend stylist accordingly.
    Contact numbers are mentioned in the post above.

  115. went to b:blunt bandra to a stylist jagtap..awwfull hair cut is not the word .Very bad experience

  116. Thanks for sharing the information. The b:blunt salon in Bandra is an economical version of their flagship salon and is called b:blunt lite.

    Girls remember that one of our readers had bad experience with Jagtap at b:blunt.

  117. I read all your posts and i tried calling B:blunt, but they are shut today.
    i also called juice..but alam is not available.
    and i tried Jean claude too..but edwin has an off today!
    seems like i'm really out of luck!

    can u suggest some good stylist at nalini or mad o wot..my budget is around Rs 1500.

    Thanks! :)

  118. wooh!!!! well it happened because most salons are shut on Mondays, so you couldnt get through. You could try tomorrow. AT Jean Claude there's another French guy, you could them and check.

  119. hey..what do u think of the Savio John Pereira salon?!

  120. hi can u suggest a good place for haicut in goregaon or lokhandwala. budget 1000. and the name of stylist. any idea on stylist called tanya at asifs lokhanwala

  121. in my opinion all 'hairstylists' in bombay know only one cut...disconnected layers wirh an asymmetrical fringe. ive been to juice, b blunt, mad o wot, asifs in bandra and they've ALL given me the exact same cut. recently i tried asking for a long bob with some softening wisps that would brush my cheeks at mad o wot versova but the stylist told me that i shouldnt lose the length and said she would give me layers that would give my hair shape and would look 'fabulous'. What did I end up with ??-- surprise surprise-- the same old layered cut. the only difference was that I didnt do the fringe this time and i also lost tons of length despite the stylist telling me that she would only cut off about 2-3 inches. I had hair half way down my back and the way she described the cut I thought I was going to get long feminine layers while more or less retaining my length, not short spiky ones. And thats another thing that no stylist here seems to be able to do - long layers. they are always short and spiky and wavy as hell. ive learnt my lesson - the next time I want a simple cut Im just going to go to my local salon. Its just a huge waste blowing up money on these so called edgy, funky places.

  122. @Nina: thanks for your review. Can you also give us the names of the stylists, so our readers can make a better decision before getting the haircut.

  123. i dont remember the stylists' names at Juice and Asifs. At b blunt juhu it was Andrea, at mad-o-wot versova it was Neha. im not saying any of them are bad at what they do, just that stylists here are stuck in a rut, plus they never listen to the client. its fine to make suggestions, but if the client is so obviously resistant to your ideas and has something else in mind, move on and just do what the client wants. what they do is impose their ideas on you whether you're happy with them or not. then they expect you to gush over a cut that you never wanted!

  124. Hey Im getting married in next 14 days and It would be of graet help if you could answer this as soon as possible..I have wavy medium length hair but every salon suggests something different..Runah opp. Phoenix mills suggested Smoothening, Enrich suggested Rebonding and Habibs suggested Relaxing...Im confused..what looks best on hair..I dnt want poker straight hair...just want the frizz to go.
    pls suggest what you think is best? Thanks a lot :)

  125. @Megha: Congratulations!!!!

    Well, every stylist would recommend something different, and it does not always work for you. My suggestion is don't do anything drastic with your hair, as you won't have time to fix if something goes wrong.

    Just trim your hair, maybe get some layers as they add volume and look good on most face types and would give you varied options to style your hair.

    Try b:Blunt Salon (Kadamberi stylist is good) and ask them to give you a trim and blow dry and style it nicely. Would work best. For different functions you could style the same hair differently.

    Try middel partition in one and side partition with waves in the other. You could also consider a nice chignon for one of the functions. Go to a good salon, as its your most imp day and you would not want to regret. b:Blunt is really good, and Kadamberi is good. She styles well, and listens to what clients want.
    Most stylists won't listen to the client and you might end up in a style you hate.

    Good luck!!!!

  126. thanks a lot for your quick response!!!

  127. Hey.. I am new in Mumbai and i dont have any idea about any hair saloons r8 nw. I want to have a haircut and a new hairstyle within a budget of 600-800 INR.
    I have read a few posts and m jst... lil' bit confused abt them.
    Could u please suggest a decent saloon or a good hair stylist??

  128. @Vipin: For men, Jean Claude Biguine is great. Ask for one of their French stylists (preferably Edwin). They're good and would fit in your budget perfectly. They have salons in Juhu, Bandra and Palladium Mall at Lower Parel.

  129. @Admin: Thanx a lot 4 ur rply.. Cud u jst tell me wer can i find Edwin. I mean in Juhu, Bandra Or the Palladium?

  130. m Prajakta

    I have very thin straight/wavy hair, well below my shoulders... I want some different hair cut which will require less maintainence yet its should b different and trendy (not the common layers and same cut fringes) but not weird. I don't eactly know which hairstyle i want. Will Naz and Kadembari from b:Blunt give me tht ? or shud i go for mad o wat. Suggest me a good stylist at mad o wat (budget is 1800). How much does Edwin at Jean Claude Bignuine charge ? Thnx in advance.

  131. hey!!m pooja my birthday's on sunday n i'll b 22 then n before dat i wan tak a gud hair cut so can u plz suggest sme gud places in suburbs at khar,satacruz or bandra..my buget is around Rs.500-800.A hair stylist who wud suggest me a haircut which will suit me n myfacecut,my hair texture is wavy n my hair length is little below my waistline.also i hav been reading ur older posts an mostly u'v been suggesting places lik bblunt, juice,mad o wot n so on repeatedly can u also suggest places apart from dis ones which are gud ones for good hair cut wid exp.stylist wid d charges.Also wanted to know d prices only for a haircut n styling which does nt include d charges for hairwash..plz reply soon

  132. Hi, i am Rudra - the post appears to be informative and useful. I am pretty touchy about my hair styling - and after a series of bad experiences in Bangalore abandoned the idea of a good cut for past 2 years!. I'll be touring Mumbai sometime in Jan and would like to go in for a smashing cut without losing much of hair length - at present it is about a feet long below my neck and am bored with the pony haired look. Please give me your valuable insight regarding the best places i can visit for my requirement. I will be staying at Vile Parle - so something nearby would be even better & are the salons open on Sunday evenings as well ? My budget is upto 1K.

  133. @Pooja: the salons I'd been recommending in all my comments and posts are tried and tested are the best in Mumbai. Hence the recommendation. You can tell them your budget (Juice or b:Blunt) and they'll recommend you a stylist within that budget. Moreover, all the good salons have just one price which includes your hairwash, cut and styling. And a hairwash is madatory because of hygiene reasons.

    @Rudra: Bad experience of a haircut can be frustrating. If you can stretch your budget a littel (@Rs1300) then I will highly recommend Kadamberi at b:Blunt in Juhu (Contact details mentioned in the post above). She is great and would not chop your hair much if you dont want them short. Its also very close to Vile Parle so you wont have to travel much.

  134. I'm from the states...moved to Bombay a few months ago... I checked out Juice in the Inorbit mall @ Vashi...it ws ok...but what I really need is a salon that does boyish haircuts...I totally want to go drastic...the shortest I've gone is bobs...but now I'm ready for a change & really need a salon that really knows how to cut short hair...you know you can't really fix short hair once you've messed it up...so that's why I need the best...as for price range...im flexiable to an extend...

  135. Thanx for the responses - guess, Kadamberi at b:Blunt seems fine..is she adept at both gents & ladies styling ?.. am open to considering any others as well.. How about the timings on Sundays ?

  136. Hi... I am plannin 2 go 2 b:blunt 4 d 1st time dis week... My budget is within 1000... Which stylist wud yu suggest... I have straight long hair... I want an awesome haircut which enhances my beauty... Plz recommend the best... M going 4 a wedding & I want 2 luk the best... hehe... :)
    I have heard alot about b:blunt... So m definitely going there... b:blunt @ Juhu... Suggest a stylist ? ? ?


  137. @Mishikaa: under Rs 1000 Mona is good.
    In fact, if you dont want a haircut even a good blow-dry can do wonders for your hair.
    Good Luck

  138. Thanks alot 4 ur advice... I want a new (cut) look... So, is Mona good in dat case ? ? Its gr8 dat she charges under Rs.1000.... But are u very sure dat she is very nice ? The thing is that I relly l0ve my hair... dats y m asking yu s0 many Qs... Btw how much does she take ?
    Mona is at Juhu rite ?!
    Thanks alot for answering my previous Qs... I am very excited to go to b:blunt.... :)

  139. Hi... Beautify (u truly are an amazing source of guidance)...
    m also planing to streak my hair... 2 streaks of blonde on lower 2 sides... Wat do yu have 2 say abot diz ?
    @B:blunt how much do they charge for 1 streak ? ?
    Any other advice is welcome..... thanks a ton....

  140. @Mishikaa: Mona is a good stylist, charges about Rs 850. However, if you are looking for a very good stylist and can stretch your budget to Rs 1,300 then I'd strongly recommend Kadambari. Both are in Juhu.

    As for colouring, blond usually does not suit Indian skin type, however you can always take second opinion from your stylist and they'll guide you better in-person (explain your style and preferences and take their suggestion).
    Choice and style of colour is a very personal choice. Would depend whether you like funky look, trendy but undertoned, natural or something subtle.

    Charges for colouring vary on many factors and I can't say unless I see your hair.

    Best is to call at b:blunt (Their numbers are given above) and they'll give you all requisite details, including charges.

  141. thanks a ton!!! :-)

  142. Rudra said...(repeat)

    Thanx for the responses - guess, Kadamberi at b:Blunt seems fine..is she adept at both gents & ladies styling ?.. am open to considering any others as well.. How about the timings on Sundays ?

  143. @Rudra: for men I'd recommend Jean Claude Biguine salon (stylist Edwin in Bandra). They are in Bandra, Juhu and Palladium Mall. Kadamberi is good for ladies. For timings, pls call the salon and check, their numbers are mentioned in the post above

  144. I want a nice and different haircut for my 17th birthday!
    I dont wanna reduce my length but just want some style from ahead cause i wanna grow my hair longer than what it is and if i cut off the length it takes tooo long to grow back. And hence im confused which parlour would give me the BEST CUT as per my requirement. I really want something diff this time since i have straight hair and not much usually happens in it..
    I have been to mad o wot thrice before.. and toni n guy once.
    Idk much about juice or b blunt. What would you suggest?

  145. Hi.. I have long wavy hair. After reading your post I had gone to b:blunt n got my haircut done from kadambari. But it was ok. It wasn't that great. I just shifted from Delhi and am not aware about the hairstylists in Mumbai. I want a change in hairstyle. Probably a very nice cut which can make my hair look bouncy plus I want an ombré hair color. But I'm just scared as not all stylists can give a good ombré hair coloring. Can you please recommend a good stylists who can color as well as cut my hair amazingly so that I can get a kind of makeover done.
    I called up Jean Claude biguine and they told me Edwin is not working there anymore.

  146. Hi..Need help on where to go for a good hair cut and styling..I have curly,frizzy and dry hair which is shoulder length .My face structure is Long..Please do recommend some good hair salons in Bandra ,Juhu.
    I need a nice hair cut for my sister's wedding which in Jan..
    I want a good hair stylist who will try and keep the length as far as possible...
    This is my first time and i want it to be perfect.. so pleaseee help :-)
    Please do suggest..

  147. hi...
    I recently straighten my hair (permanently) and is not cum out that good .Its rough at de bottom coz my hair was colored and a bit curved
    please suggest me something.

  148. Hi... I want to go for hair REBONDING or STRAIGHTENING, whichever gives me a naturally straight hair look.. I stay in Nerul, Navi Mumbai and would prefer some salon nearby. I had recently visited the JUICE salon at Inorbit mall vashi for consultation.. They said they would do Schwarzkopf rebonding for me... I also visited EXQUISE salon at Inorbit mall, vashi and they said they would do LOREAL Straightening for me... I am really confused.. I really long for beautiful straight hair but need some real good and wise advice as in, where do I get the best from... Please help me decide!!

  149. @Meera: for a good haircut you can visit b:blunt (Kadambari or Naz) in Juhu or Mad-o-wat in Bandra (Sapna).

    They will give you a good haircut. The numbers are given in the post above, you can call and book appointment and check the charges.

    @Anonymous (straightened hair): use a very good conditioner and that will help. I'd strongly recommend Kerastase deep conditioner (you can find it in kerastase stores in Delhi or Mumbai or check their website for retailer details).
    A leave-in conditioner overnight will also be a good idea. Will make your hair soft and manageable. Use Kerastase conditioner for dry or damaged hair.

  150. Hi There,

    Could u plz suggest me a gud stylist at B blunt (whether Kadambari/Naz)...Kadambari/Naz is at Juhu or south mumbai??And how much do they charge?

    I have shoulder lenght hair and gets oily freq and also they are less in volume...Tried many salons in mumbai but never satisfied with the cut...i even tried B Blunt but some other stylist over there and she ended up giving me regular cut...
    It will be really helpful if you could recemmond a specific stylist at B blunt as m really looking forward to a chic & Trendy haircut....

  151. Hi -
    Can you please tell how is Shano at Hakim Alim (Bandra). She charges is Rs1800/.
    I confused between Shano, Naz (B Blunt), Kadamberi (B Blunt), Kiran ( Mad o wat).
    I have long hair & looking for stylish & elegant cut.
    Pls advice me. Thanks

  152. Hi,
    Could you please suggest a good stylist for very thick and very long hair? I have always had shoulder length hair, but I got a TERRIBLE haircut at BBlunt last year (the hairdresser just wouldn't take my brief, can't recall her name) so decided to grow my hair out. And now it is up to my waist and really thick and with no style :(

    I want a haircut with a lot of layers, so I can leave it open and it should not be too short, bcz my hair is frizzy and if it is cut too short, it just blows up.

    Please suggest a good stylist (South Bbay even upto dadar is ok, budget 1300 to 1800 n no more). Please also help me with stylist lingo. How should I brief the stylist to get my point across? The first layer should be a little below the earlobes n the last layer below shoulders. And many many layers in between. And help get rid of the volume so I can leave it open. You're my SOS call, help!

  153. Hi I just posted above (thick long hair). Forgot to mention that it is okay if the stylist is from B'Blunt or juice (key places in mind), but he/she should be willing to listen and give me the hairstyle i want and not shove his ideas down my throat. Shall await your prompt reply!


  154. @Anonymous: I would recommend Kadamberi at b:Blunt Juhu, she listens to what you want and gives you a cut as per your need. If you're not sure, she can suggest and you could decide. You could also try Naz at their Peddar Road Salon

  155. NISHI
    hi! everyone
    could u pls suggest me something which is going to be good for my hair as well as for me,i am very upset due to my hair.i have an average(bad) look in that my hair's condition is so bad.i have a medium lenght hair.since my hair is curly i had permanent straightening also.my hair is rough,dry,frizzy,split ends mostly all the hair problems.i dont know wat to do?i am just losing my confidence day by day.pls pls pls....suggest who can save my life from dis disaster or someone who can give me a complete makeover.i am ready to spend around (5000 to 6000 bugs) in my hair to come out from dis problem.

  156. really good blog..i went in for a
    n inverted bob last year after straightenin m hair..my hair was not exactly damaged but since i have wavy hair wen m hair started growing out it started looking pretty bad...dats y i agree wid every1 who says dont go in for straightening...
    have taken an appointment wid kadambari at b:blunt lets c how it goes.i want a vic beckam inspired wavy bob!

  157. Hi,
    I wanna get a hair cut done on Sun. I usually get it done at Nalini's but this time I wanna try something else.

    Pls suggest. I dont mind around 2k-3k but want a nice and diff one.

  158. @Nishi: I would suggest you go for some natural treatment for your hair to fix the problem first and make your hair more manageable. If you stay in Mumbai you could go to Nirmal Herbals and take their hair treatment - get more details on them: http://www.nirmalherbal.com/
    For a good haircut, you can go to b:Blunt and take an appointment from Osh. He's the senior most stylist there and can give a good fix.

    @binoli: you could go to b:Blunt and get a haircut from Kadamberi or if you can spend more try one of their more senior stylist.

  159. Thanx.

    I ended up going to Vardha at Nalini's like always. Well, I am happy with the cut I have got. Will try B:blunt next time..

    Well, I have a smooth straight hair but during parties and all , Is it ok to do blowdry / straightening?? Does it damage the hair?? How often in a month that should be done?

  160. I hav thick and heavy hair and want some nice hair cut widout reducing the lenght much.
    can u suggest me some good salon. Budget is arnd 1500/-

  161. @binoli: Blowdry and straigtening certainly does damage hair, so you must try to restrict it as much possible. Especially straightening. Gte a good dryer with ions and cold option. And use some hair protecting serum before you use it.

    Make sure you religiously use a conditioner.

    @Mansi: pls go through the salons recommended in the post, they all are good and would have some stylist that would be in your budget

  162. Hi, wanted to give my feedback. Three months back I got my haircut done from b:blunt from kadambari and today I went to alam at juice. Kadambari ws gud but I found alam better. Just a feedback. May differ from person to person. Both charge 1100.

  163. @Tanveer: Thanks for the feedback!!!

  164. Had a cut by Christiaan Georgio at his Salon in the Hyatt. It was unimpressive, absolutely not worth the money he charges.

  165. Hi
    The blog is very appreciable and informative. I just needed your advice for haircut , Am having straight hair and have sligtly big forehead, I wanted to have bangs but i have heart shaped forhead n its need some specialist to do styling or it wont set , so can u reccommend the best stylist for bangs thanks a lot , good luck

  166. @HairNme: go for side swept bangs, would look best on your face shape. Check out this link for Bangs for different face shape (scroll down on the link for bangs): http://beautify-flr.blogspot.com/2009/01/2008-fashion-flashback-happy-new-year.html

    As for the stylist, I'd recommend Naz at b:Blunt at Peddar Road. She's good esp for bangs.

  167. Where can i get international branded shampoos in mumbai.?
    mumbai or navi mumbai.
    i am finding american crew shampoo basically.
    "the thickening one for men"
    i have heard about "the beauty bar" store in bandra, i asked them but they dont have it.
    any other stores that you know about?
    if not that shampoo but any store who keeps international brands would do.

  168. You can get international brands at Alfa in Irla (Vile Parle). They carry a huge collection. Alternatively, you can also try Karestase shampoo they're very good for hair and is one of the best shampoo brand of the world. They're available at Jean Claude Biguine and b:Blunt salons and also have a store/salon in the Palladium Mall in Lower Parel.

  169. hi..at alfa virla there are not many varieties i have been there.
    anyways i will think to use kerastase.
    but i am confused which one.
    i have normal to dry hair, frizzy too sometimes.
    and yes hairfall is there so i dont want any strong ones.
    i used american crew.. it was very light and less chemicals i guess. Felt less hairfall.

    and dint felt any need to use any conditioner also after that.
    dont know i can find it in kerastase too or not.

  170. Hi,
    First of all kudos to this site! I read these posts last year and made the best choice when I went to b:blunt Juhu and got my hair cut there from Avan.
    Although expensive at about 3000 or 3500, I was really able to work with it for the remainder of the year. She was someone who knew how to give a short hair cut.
    This time i'll be heading to b:blunt and probably ask for Kadambari to get my hair colour as I am attending a friend's Indian wedding.
    Thanks everyone for all the posts!
    ps: Please never make this site a sell out=) really appreciate it!!

  171. Thanks for your feedback. Really appreciate it!!!

  172. Hi,
    I have dry wavy/curly hair and a round face. Length of my hair is below shoulder. I have been growing my hair for 4 months now.
    I want a haircut that suits my face and is easy maintainence I want some salon in Bandra.
    Some one suggested AgileFingers!

  173. hi. i'd like to get a haircut in khar/bandra. need simple easy to maintain styling for super thin hair. budget: 800-1000. any recommendations? last i got a haircut from mahera @ mad o wot. liked her..but apparently she has left. anyone know where she is? thx.

  174. Hi,
    I'm a 17 year old girl. I want to get a really good haircut. I don't know if i want something funky, but I don't want to look older than my age...so no haircuts that make me look too mature.
    I'm confused which would be good for me. B Blunt or Juice? As you said, B blunt is no doubt the best, but I'm worried that I'd get a very woman-ish look.
    I'm okay with spending a bit more, but I want it to be really good!
    Please Help!

  175. @Anonymous: b:Blunt is good for all haircuts. They would certainly help you in giving a more peppy cut suitable for your age. Just explain them what you need. Try Naz at Peddar Road or Kadamberi or Mona in Juhu

  176. Hi.I want to give my dry,rough,thin and mediwm length hair a new look with a treatment.Kindly suggest me a nice hair saloon in suburbs

  177. List of all good hair salons are listed in the article above. Pls go through the list and select the one that is closest to you.

  178. hey.. just wanted to post my feedback..read ur blog n went to b:blunt..the one near kemps corner...took an appointment with praveen, who is a senior stylist n senior salon director i think.. anyway..i had a very pleasant eperience there. i wanted sumthn a lil funky and praveen sorta just brought mythoughts to life!!!
    i absolutely looove the haircut!! has a very trendy feel to it :)...a bit pricey tho ( praveen charges 1800 )..but i was more than satisfied at the end of the day n i think thats what matters most! :))

  179. Hey! I have curly hair which is a little messy. What would be a good place for getting a good haircut? Someone that understands the complications of curly hair.

  180. Hey!can u pls tell me which one is better ..JCB Warden Road or B:Blunt peddar rd...have straight shoulder length hair which needs volume..have been to b:blunt peddar road but ntn too impressive...out of the two..can u pls suggest which one to go to n who to go? i desperately need a hair dresser who could do some kind of magic with my boring tresses right now..budget is around 2500..pls help/suggest!!!

  181. hi.am fifty. professional woman. have thin long hair. want a shorter/medium hairstyle t suit smallface .
    pls advise

  182. @Aditi: I will recommend b:blunt on peddar road. You can call them up and ask for a senior stylist, or can also book with Naz, she's good.
    In fact one of the reader's of the blog has given us a good feedback of Senior Stylist Praveen, you could try him too. Good luck!!

    @Anonymous: for small face bob is the most flattering haircut. They also give appearance of thicker hair. Pixies also suit small faces, and makes you look younger. But you must go to a good stylist to get the right look.

  183. Hi.My daughter has curly hair.For her 16th birthday she got a haircut at b'blunt from kadambari.It was a total flop.I would definitely not recommend her for curly hair.

  184. Hi,
    I want to get permanent straightening done.Can anyone suggest a really nice salon in Powai,Hiranandani.

  185. is b;blunt juhu or juice khar better?? for permanent hair straigtening????

  186. which of the salons is better for permanent hair straightening...............b:blunt, juhu,kromakay,juhu or juice khar.

  187. Hi, any suggestions for a men's barbershop for a basic brushcut? Thx.

  188. how is aalim hakim's in andheri(west)

  189. hi,
    i need help decidin my hair cut...
    i hav long hair till below my knees...
    i havent had a hair cut ever..
    now since my hair has become really thin at d bottom and am also due to get married dis year.. want to get a good elegant yet trendy haircut till my waistlength...
    plz recommend me d best.. wnt someone who understands my point perfectly.. so tht i dnt dissappoint my elders too...

  190. Permanent Straightening: all of them are good for straightening. However I would strongly recommend not to go for straightening. It severaly damages the hair and makes them rough. Instead learnn to blow dry straight or buy good straightening irons.

    Men's Hair Salon: WHich area are you looking for in? Jean Claude Biguine is good for men.

    Aalim Hakim: He's good but you have to ensure you get his appointment only.

    Long Hair: I'd suggest you go at b:Blunt at Juhu and get your haircut done from Kadamberi. She's good and would listen to you. Just make sure you share your concern of going too short firmly.

  191. jcb at pheonix which stylist is good?
    cant decide jcb pheonix, b blunt peddar road or juice colaba. i have shoulder length, dry, think hair and round face. pls suggest.

  192. long hair: how abt Christiaan Georgio... i dnt mind spendin heavy.. but i want a proper stylist to understand me...

  193. thinking of getting extenso moisturit relaxing done on my hair. how is kromakay , juhu.any inputs or suggestions??

  194. how is kromakay,juhu for relaxing hair(xtenso moisturrist).

  195. hi,
    I want to buy ghd hair straighteners but toni and guy dont sell them anymore,would be glad if you could suggest some good stores where i can get hold of the oriinal ones!

  196. hi,
    ive heard abt dis hair protein treatment which results in permanent hair straightening(6 months) without damaging d hair i.e without d use of chemicals....is thr such a treatment....if so cud u recommend whr i shud get it done....thx in advance

  197. Hi,
    I have to get a haircut and i need to know your opinion about 2-3 stylists. Please help me decide. I want someone who understands how to style long hair and who is a safe stylist.
    My options are :-
    1)Avan contractor
    2)Ayesha of Salon Ay'sha near lokhandwala
    3)Shimsha shetty at The new b blunt bandra.
    Please give me your honest opinion about all three of them and tell me who is the best. I dont like experimenting .Please reply asap.
    thank you


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