Studio Strands- A world-class experience..!

I recently visited this newly opened salon called Studio Strands in Sainik Farms, and I have to say that, the class and quality of services one will get to experience is depicted right at the moment one enter the salon.

They have ample space and different sections as per different needs of services.

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I got the following services done at the salon and my experience was really great:

Waxing

Manicure

Pedicure

Head Massage

Shampoo

Blow dry

For waxing, they have rooms in the basement, very neat and clean, air-conditioned and spacious.

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After waxing, I moved upstairs for my head massage. Head massage was given in a peaceful room, with dim lights and relaxed atmosphere. It was one of the best massages I got in recent times.

Next was my manicure and pedicure, and again it was simply awesome. In fact they have these big massage chair units, so while you get your manicure and pedicure done, your back gets a nice massage on the chair.

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Then I got done my shampoo and blow dry.

Overall I had a very relaxing and fulfilling experience at Strands. The ambience of the place is perfect to spend a relaxing day getting your beauty services done.

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The staff is very very professional, hospitable, dedicated and caring, they really make you feel very wanted and special.

So do drop in and experience world-class beauty and hair services at Studio Strands.

Monte Carlo opens its new flagship store at DLF Mall of India, Noida

Monte Carlo, a leading fashion brand of the country, today opened its latest flagship store in Delhi NCR at the DLF Mall of India, expanding its sales footprint in the capital territory with an aim to target the elite and upwardly mobile population of the city.

Spread across 1600 sq feet, the store is Monte Carlo’s second exclusive brand outlet in the Noida region and offers its fashionable collection and dressing range. With a significant presence at India’s largest mall which registers a large number of footfall Monte Carlo is expected to garner sales up to 5 lacs on the day of launch of the store.
 
 
The store was officially inaugurated today by Mr. Sandeep Jain, Executive Director, Monte Carlo Fashion Ltd, who spoke about the rapid expansion witnessed by Monte Carlo in recent years, buoyed by the growing popularity of the brand. The company’s products reach the end user through different channels including Exclusive Brand Outlets, Multi Brand Outlets, Large Format Stores as well as e-commerce websites. Monte Carlo currently has over 225 Exclusive Brand Stores, over 1500 Multi Brand Outlets and more than 60 Large Format Stores.
 “This is our largest store in the entire Delhi NCR region and given its presence at one of the city’s most popular malls, it gives us a strategic presence and visibility. In recent years, we have worked aggressively on expanding our footprint across the country with twin strategies of adding stores as well as diversifying our product offerings to meet the varied needs of different customers. Monte Carlo today offers a massive range of all season apparel for the fashion savvy consumers and its up-scale fashion offerings have captivated a dedicated and loyal following,” said Mr. Swapan Dutta, President, Retail, Monte Carlo Fashion Ltd.
Monte Carlo, which already has several outlets in the city and also sells through numerous multi-brand outlets, is now aiming to establish a larger footprint and brand value. Keeping pace with the latest fashion and trends, Monte Carlo has also unveiled a series of fresh summer collections including floral collections, tweens’ dresses, fusion wear and summer sportswear, among others.
The main objective of the brand is to stand up to buyers’ expectations and maintain the USP of the brand with respect to quality and designs. Monte Carlo works with an experienced workforce, state of the art machinery and top-notch raw material. 
ABOUT MONTE CARLO FASHION LIMITED
With the years of enriched experience & expertise, Monte Carlo has successfully established itself as a respectable and ethical player in the apparel industry. It has cemented a stronghold in the garment industry with its huge range of all season clothing. It is one of the few fashion apparel brands that are listed at Bombay Stock Exchange & National Stock Exchange.

Monte Carlo’s products reach the end user through different channels like, Exclusive Brand Outlets, Multi Brand Outlets & Large Formats Stores. Currently, Monte Carlo is available through more than 225 Exclusive Brand Outlets & over 1500 Multi Brand Outlets in India and abroad. Monte Carlo has also marked its presence in Nepal & Bangladesh with its exclusive outlets. The company’s products are also available online now, retailing through its dedicated website www.montecarlo.in and is also available on other leading ecommerce portals such as Jabong, Myntra, Snapdeal, Amazon etc.

Strands Salon continues their growth by launching a new outlet at Punjabi Bagh

Strands salon recently announced the opening of its new location, at 55, basement, west avenue road, Punjabi bagh. Strands celebrated their much anticipated grand opening with eminent personality  Ms. Kishwar Merchant, family & friends. Strands Salon includes modern interior elements that complement the custom design amenities located throughout the studio. Strands feels proud on providing an uplifting experience for the clients. Strands is dedicated to consistently providing high customer satisfaction by rendering excellent service, quality products, and furnishing a professional environment at acceptable price/value relationship.

Big Boss participant Ms Kishwar Merchant gave her immense presence & said “I view strands not just as a salon, but an experience. Their mission is to provide high quality beauty services by highly educated stylist in an elegant, well designed setting so every client feels confident & beautiful.”


Speaking on the occasion Mr. Naunihal Singh CEO Strands said, “I am indeed happy to announce another milestone in the history of salon. Our  mission  is not view our customers as a job. No two customers are alike when it comes to beauty products. The diversity and variety of products we offer allow us to customize each individual’s characteristic to create an ultimate experience.”


Ms. Raman Ghai, VP Operations, Strands said, “I am unable to express my pleasure into words for this new opening as the business will get a boost from this location. Our salon has a great streamline operations which has got a scope for trainees to keep their skills sharp & practicing cutting edge styles behind the scenes. This new inning will double the benefit of customers & the salon as well.”

SHANGRI-LA’S – EROS HOTEL, NEW DELHI CELEBRATED GLOBAL WELLNESS WEEK WITH AN AQUA AEROBICS SESSION

Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi celebrated Global Wellness Week, an international celebration of health and wellness with a session of aqua aerobics by renowned fitness trainer Kiran Sawhney on Tuesday, 7 June, 2016. Kiran Sawhney is one of the most sought after personal fitness trainer in the country with over two decades of experience in water aerobics, including aqua zumba, pilates and kickboxing.

Aqua Aerobics offers multiple health benefits for any fitness level and helps in increasing the overall physical fitness, it helps in weight reduction and toning up the body. Additionally, Aqua Aerobics also ensures that the joints and the cardiovascular system are protected during the exercise.


Aqua Aerobics is perfect for the sweltering summer heat and makes the body feel refreshed and rejuvenated, A one-hour session of Aqua Aerobics can help burn up to 850 calories since water resistance increases the intensity of the exercise. The technical explanation for this is that since water is 12-14 times thicker than air, the movements carried on in water create a greater impact on the body. The session starts with basic walking on the pool floor followed by cardio and core strengthening exercises. As opposed to other workout routines, Aqua Aerobics is a fun activity, which can be enjoyed by all age groups.
Kiran Sawhney’s aqua aerobics classes are available from 3 June 2016 on every Tuesday and Friday evening until 31 July, 2016.
Venue: Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi, 19 Ashoka Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi 110001
Timings: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Every Tuesday and Friday
Cost: Rs. 1,000 all inclusive per person per session.
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts celebrates Global Wellness Day
On Saturday, June 11, Shangri-La hotels and resorts around the world will invite guests, colleagues and communities to find their #ParadiseWithin on Global Wellness Day, an international celebration of health and wellness. From 10-minute massages and juice bars to beach-side yoga and healthy cooking demonstrations, Shangri-La, Traders, Kerry and Hotel Jen properties will host free wellness activities and offerings surrounding Global Wellness Day to promote healthy and mindful living.
From Hong Kong to Borneo, Global Wellness Day offerings will be unique to each destination and property. Hotels and resorts will incorporate unique local attractions, such as a rooftop spin class in Taipei that will overlook the cityscape and Taipei 101 building or a city bicycle tour to Pudong Expo Park in Shanghai. Hotels and resorts will also integrate local offerings into Global Wellness Day celebrations, such as healthy refreshments prepared by the in-house tea sommelier following a garden yoga session in Singapore or a Rooted in Nature cooking demonstration using locally-sourced ingredients by the executive chef in Penang.
Shangri-La will celebrate Global Wellness Day with the global community on social media. Guests and colleagues can join the movement by hashtagging posts with #ParadiseWithin and #GWD2016.

Fawad Khan gets candid with Giovani Loyalists..!

Meeting few people is like striking off a task from your bucket list, they are just like a dream come true, and this is exactly what happened when I met Fawad Khan at the Giovani Event.
Giovani the quintessential Suits and Jackets brand, from Future Lifetsyle Fashions celebrated #Meetthegiovaniman- a meet and greet event for its loyal customers to meet the Giovani man himself- Fawad Khan.
The event was packaged with unforgettable moments for the Giovani loyalists, who were also Fawad fans and fashion followers. They were thrilled to be a part of this fun-filled evening. They not only got an opportunity for an informal chat with Fawad but also garnered some interesting style tips from the man himself.


Earlier this month, Giovani ran #MEETTHEGIOVANIMAN contest across social platforms and also instore. On FB and Instagram, the contest was all about fans uploading their Fawad moments through dubsmash videos. On Twitters, the fans were aksed to complete a saying,”I love Fawad Khan because…”. At store level an on spot quiz on Fawad was organized abd those who answered right got a chance to meet him in person. In all, 7 winners were selected through a lucky draw, who got once in a lifetime chance to meet Fawad and share some candid moments with him.


I did not win any contest, but the benefits of being a blogger came my way and I felt truly blessed to be part of the event.
Walking in a baby pink coat with brown pants and shoes, one look at Fawad and he truly melted the hearts away as he walked in the banquet hall at Radisson Blu Hotel, Noida.
He looked every inch royal and Sauvé, and yet very very humble and casual in his approach.

Speaking at the event he said, “I am extremely elated to be a part of this meet and greet event by Giovani. It is my great pleasure to interact with Giovani loyal customers who are also my fans. I must say that Giovani suits fits me perfectly and adds that extra glam to my style quotient. I am also glad to see the Giovani’s spring summer collection; the range looks classy abd elegant as always. It compliments the latest trends and my personal style.”


After the meet and greet session with each category winner, a q&a was organized for all present, where in people asked Fawad questions about his personal fashion style to upcoming movies and his journey in the Hindi Film Cinema.


It was a great event, the winners got opportunities to get clicked with Fawad, and though I wasn’t a winner, but this was one opportunity I wasn’t going to miss. My son who also attended the event with me is a little fawad fan, and making him step forward, we jumped at an occasion where Fawad was standing alone, and made the most of it but getting a quick selfie and comfortable hugs with him.


I loved him earlier, but now after meeting Fawad I have become a bigger fan of his, his humility and charm are just electrifying.
Thanks Giovani for this great experience.

Travel, party and make style statements with your hair..

With Delhi’s scorching heat, Delhiites are planning weekend getaways with their friends and family, to escape the summer heat. Gone are the days, when summers were spent indoors or meeting distant relatives. Indians seem to be caught in the daily grind of corporate life and hence do not miss any opportunity for a fun filled getaway.
Here is the time to relax and unwind. Plan a solo trip or explore places with your best buddies and look stunning in all your travel pictures with picture perfect hairdos.

Travellers make the most random plans with minimum baggage while travelling for a vacation. One doesn’t need hair styling equipments to give them a vivacious look. Experts from Advanced Hair Studio, give you some classy hair style tips without any fuss to look ultra-glamorous on your holidays.
1.     Twisty Ponytail – When travelling on long trips, simply tie your hair up in a ponytail to avoid messy hair. But to give it a twist, we suggest an easy and trendy version of it by twisting hair twice or thrice and then tying up in a ponytail. You can do it high or low as per your face structure.

2.     Natural Waves – This is one of the best and easy hair styles for vacations. Simply keep the hair loose and apply some hair products like hair mousse on damp hair and let it dry naturally. This is the best hair style to be carried in hot and humid weather, without worrying about your hair getting frizzy.


3.     Funky BraidsBraids have always fascinated well known fashionistas. Be it a night party or an afternoon luncheon, braids work wonders on girls. From a non-fussy, neat braid to loose, partial braids, one can look alluring as per the occasion.
Among other trending hairstyles are ‘
side braids’ which are quick and stylish. Simply do a hair up-do from these braids by twisting them up in different directions and carefully putting hair pins wherever required.


Courtesy: Head -hairexpert from Advanced Hair Studio

Jabong.com changes my opinion of online shopping

 Jabong.com changed my opinion of buying clothes online. Online shopping today is as common as shopping on ground, and it’s primarily due to the lack of time in everyone’s life. I am no different, juggling between work and family life, sometimes online shopping seems like a convenient option and since a couple of years I have been regularly making use of online shopping especially to buy random articles, groceries, house-hold items, electronics etc. but I have never been comfortable buying clothes and shoes online. 

Both these things mean comfort and comfort is something I cannot reassure myself by just looking at it. I always got attracted with the numerous designs and styles available online, especially in terms of dresses, but the urge to touch and feel always ended up acting as a resistance in buying the same, also I felt that buying clothes online was much more hassled than other things, as it usually takes a long time to deliver, whereas when you seeing clothes, you really wanna get them as soon as possible, and the possibility of size going wrong is also high, but this time, Jabong.com, beat me there.  There was this particular dress that I saw on Jabong.com’s site and I had an instant liking to it. It was a perfect summer things, cool colors and yet a very party like appeal, the material was silk. To me it seemed like a perfect weekend night-out wear. As usual I started contemplating the decision to buy, but this time the urge to buy was more, and my hands just moved towards the add to cart button, and following simple steps my order was placed. 


I was surprised with the ease of placing order on the site and also the swiftness of confirmation mail and message reaching my inbox, but the bigger surprise came when my dress was delivered in just 2 days, much before the expected date of delivery. 



My dress was very cutely packed and fitted me perfectly when I tried it. The material, the look and feel was as similar as it appeared on the site and absolutely correct as per the description. I could not wait for the weekend to wear my dress and head out to party. 


I am really impressed with the speed, the quality and variety of designs and styles on jabong.com and it has definitely helped me overcome my inhibitions, so think no more, go shopping at Jabong.com.


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Strands salon a synonym for style, opens one more outlet in Delhi

Strands, India’s one of the best leading salon chain adding another icing on the cake by opening its new outlet at sainik farm. Strands has shown its chef-d’oeuvre in the field of beauty & health care by adding another wings in to its various salon units. It’s indeed great news for those who are fashion, makeup and beauty savvy. Ms. Rammya Singh, Miss Globe India Representative intensified the beauty of the event by her presence and said, ”It’s my great fortune to be the part of this opening ceremony. Strands has got its own brand n ways to work which is actually required in today’s scenario.”

The opening ceremony was followed by many activities Like Fashion shows where various model dressed  on to the ramp with their fabulous hairstyles and makeup. They showcased new hairstyles along with high sculpting and flaunted their stunning hair color for bridal, weddings’ and evening. They presented many innovative and classy braid and buns.

Mr. Stan Darren Newton, creative director of wella professional said,”I am delighted to be a part of strands as each of the expert has an extensive background and proven track record in their field, and continues to research and practice new technologies and technicalities in hair.”

Ms. Raman Ghai, VP Operations, Strands was also present & expressed her happiness on the new opening.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Amit Chawla, Head Business and Franchise Strands said, “This is an extremely pleasing and proud moment to launch, I am extremely happy with our latest edition of Studio Strands in Delhi. We are also in the process of acquiring a leading salon chain of North India, he added.”


About Studio Strands :

The salon at Delhi has a slick ambience and efficient staff. Strands offers the most current hairstyling and hair care techniques for every look, with world class products, highly trained experts and the kind of personal service that will keep bringing one back for more. The salon has appointed an efficient staff trained by Wella Professionals- the biggest salon brand of the world who have the passion for creating great and enviable looks. The capacious studio has defined sections for the beauty services. The posh interiors are beautiful and luxurious and so is the furniture. Their vast offering includes services like hair care treatments, haircuts, smoothening, hair spa, haircuts, colours, straightening, perming, body massages, scrubs, foot spas, facials, under eye treatments, skin care services, hair extensions, reflexologies, body polish, bridal service, pamper packages and more.

Common mistakes that women make with regards to their skin and what they should do to keep skin issues at bay, by Dr. Chiranjiv Chhabra, Skin Alive Clinic.

Women leave no stone unturned to make sure they look fabulous with a glowing or flawless skin. While they do not mind spending their fortune in buying expensive products for skin care, there are few common mistakes that women make that prevents from attaining the perfect look. Below are some of the common mistakes and their solutions to keep issues at bay as suggested by Dr. Chiranjiv Chhabra


With regards to tanning: tanning is common, especially during summers. It is quite bothering too. Thus, in order to get rid of it, women usually go to the parlor, where they use bleach to remove tanning. However, bleaching does more harm than good. Bleach contains strong chemicals that damage the skin. Hence, bleaching is strictly not advisable to address the issue of tanning
With regard to sun block: women show a lot of negligence when it comes to sun block. While many do not make it an unfailed routine to apply sun block while stepping out in sun, many do not choose the right product for them. While selecting a sun block, more than the brand, SPF should be taken care of depending upon the time one spends in sun. Secondly, sun block should necessarily be applied after every 2 hours, post cleaning the face properly.
With respect to products: Most of the women do not bother to change their products with the change in the season. They tend to buy expensive products in a season and then reluctant keep change it with the season. However, this is a major skin care, as our skin requirements change with the change in season and weather. The products of one season could be kept in the refrigerator for next time use.
With regards to dermatologist: Women often do not care to visit to dermatologist when it comes to common skin issues. Instead, they prefer to go to the salon to find a solution. However, it is essential to visit a dermatologist even in case of minor skin issues, as they would be able to give a core and medical solution to the problem.
With regards to new technology: Although women are regular with their salon routines, they are often unaware of the new technology. There are many new technologies and medical facials that are very gentle to the skin. They have also proved to give good results in addressing the issue of sunspots and pigmentations.

Fashion Jewellery By Ayesha

Fashion and Funky Jewelry go hand in hand, and what happens when a renowned fashionista opens her store that offers very fashionable, trendy and funky jewelry.. Bingo, you get the best..!

I am talking about the newly opened store called Ayesha, by Asheya Kapoor, the sweet little girl that played Rani Mukherjee’s younger version in the film Black. Well she is all grown up now, very beautiful and very stylish. She along with her mother came up with this idea of fashion jewelry and turned their passion into setting up these stores. 

Adding another star to its skyline, ayesha is proud to announce the launch of its new exclusive store at Mall Of India, Noida. With the opening of its first exclusive store, ayesha is ensuring it spreads fun and funkiness all over NCR!
The new ayesha store is painted in a gorgeous combination of a you-cannot-miss pink and purple! Glowing neon pink ceiling and oval displays add interest and make your trip a whole lot of fun, while the peppy music and vivid gleaming lights perk you up.Stop by the huge collage that adorns the store. Pick your favourite ayesha look or tweet your fav ayesha quip. And when you do get down to trying out ayesha’s fun fantabulous fashion essentials, we’ll make sure you never run out of choice! The accessories are displayed in graduating colour blocks (warm to cool colours) against black wall units and easily catch your eye.


At their recently opened store at DLF Mall of India, Noida, they organised a bloggers meet to showcase their collection of fashion jewellery & accessories. A fun activity of dressing up Ayesha in Bohemian style was also organised. The player had to chose jewelry and accessories from the store and dress up Ayesha.
Thes store has a huge variety ranging from chunky neckpieces to delicate ones, from small studs to big ear hoops and danglers. They also have a range of fashion accessories like hair bands, hair clips, sunglasses and even handbags.


If you are a fashion lover, this store is definitely gonna be your thing, so don’t give it a miss and visit asap. I was lucky to get a couple of pieces gifted by Ayesha, and I also picked up few myself, here is the sneak peek into my personal collection.


Jacqueline Kapur, MD ayesha accessories says, “We are pretty excited to launch our latest store in Noida. We hope to reach out to all the fun loving fashionistas. At ayesha, fashion is fun, constantly changing and comes without the heavy price tag!”
Ayesha Kapur is happy to talk about the latest styles on offer, “The new metallic accessories, the bohocollection totally rock my current look”. Also check out the large collection of bags, laptop sleeves, jewellery, hats, hair accessories, sunglasses, and a lots more!
Keep in touch with what’s new at ayesha on
With regular contests, here’s one page where you can be sure to find something new. Always!

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