April 8, 2011

Ladies...Which Salon is the Best in Kuwait?


Going to a top salon is a must in Kuwait. Working long hours, dust, heat, wind and the water can damage our hair and skin. I want somewhere that offers a one stop shop so I can get everything done at the same time.  I am searching for that perfect salon that has knowledgeable, friendly and experienced staff that keeps up with the latest trends and techniques, high end products, first rate tools, comfortable chairs and beds, soothing music, relaxing, clean, sanitary environment, prices that match the services and not what country you are from and a convenient location with flexible hours.  I don't mind spending a lot if the services are worth it.  I'm tired of paying Manhattan prices in Kuwait for mediocre work and low end products. 

What's up with salons in Kuwait that charge Westerners twice the price and everyone else a lot less, that use cheap products, (Why does Kuwait only have L’Oreal and Wella? Is there a hair color mafia? Customers want the best like: Aveda, Redkin, Framesi, etc.), bickering staff that constantly complain to their clientele, (We came to your salon to relax and not spend the entire time listening to your internal drama!), unsanitary conditions, (You want to put that nasty wax on my what?), revolving door, (Every time you find a decent stylist they leave), untrained colorists that ruin hair on a weekly basis, (How many people do you know who had their hair ruined in Kuwait?), stylists who work on too many clients at one time, stylists who text or talk on the telephone constantly and forget you are there and I could go on and on.

Ladies, please tell me which salon in Kuwait is your top pick? Who offers the best:

Body Waxing, Eyebrow Threading or Wax, Hair Color, Highlights, Lowlights, Hair Cuts, Hair Style, Facials, Massage, Body Scrub and Spa, Hair Deep Condition / Treatment Packages with Head and Shoulder Massage, Artificial Nails (Gel / Acrylic), Manicure, Pedicure, Spray Tanning, Makeup, Eyelashes (Extension / false / dye), Fair Prices, Specials and Packages.

I hope you will share with our readers your choice for Kuwait’s top salon and why. You can list more than one salon and stylist.  It doesn't have to be a fancy salon with a big name.  You might have a favorite nail salon and then another place for hair and body.  Please be sure to mention the name of the stylist / technician you recommend to book your appointment with, the telephone number and address when you comment about your favorite salon. 

If you are a salon owner or staff then please feel free to comment and let our readers know about your stylists, services and current offers.

Salons in Kuwait I've heard about from Expats and Kuwaitis

Toni and Guy Pros: Western stylists for both women and men. (Note: You must have your hair cut by the same sex.) Convenient for those belonging to the Al Corniche Resort & Spa. Cons: expensive, not close to American contractor housing.

Al Corniche Resort & Spa - Arabian Gulf Street, Al-Shaab Al-Bahry
Tel: 2566-3286


Soho Salon Spa ~ Pros: American co-owner, Western hair stylist, convenient location to American contractor housing, good products and chic décor. Cons: This is where I like to go for hair because it's convenient and comfortable.  BUT they can never keep a stylist for very long (they always quit) and go long periods without one, expensive.

Location: Fintas - Area 1, Lulwa Center, First Floor
(opposite Egaila Beach, Fintas, Kuwait). Tel: 2390-2077


Eden Salon Spa ~ Pros: Full service salon and spa (they have everything), nice décor, American owners and stylist that is really good. Cons: Top stylists work on more than one client at a time with a lot of text messaging in between, salon chairs are a bit close together (no privacy), expensive, must make appointment way in advance for best stylists, not an easy location to find and far from American contractor housing.

Location: Sharq, Kuwait
Near Mughal Mahal Restaurant, opp. WoW Catering and Ibis Hotel. Tel:  2241 9556 / 7


RETRO Salon

Location: Qortuba st., Block#5, Qortuba. Tel: 2533-0587


Images ~ Pros: Easy to get to off Hwy 30, 4th ring.  Open 7 days per week. Fantastic Romanian hair stylist (Flori) if she is still there, best waxing technician (Maria), great nails (artificial / gel) is Gloria and friendly staff, frequent specials for multi-treatments, many private rooms.  Cons: No Western stylists, expensive, outdated and uncomfortable hair washing stations.

Fouad Al-Rashid Building No. 4, 1st Floor (Please use Stairs)
Abothar Al-Gafari St., 4th Ring Road, Salmiya, Kuwait.  Tel: 2563-9388


Strands Salon and Nail Bar ~ Pros: The first Western salon in Kuwait, Western stylists, nail bar, chic design, good products, spray tanning.  Cons: Expensive and must book in advance for top stylists.

(Moved its location on June 1st, 2012 to: Salmiya, Blk 4, St. 6, Bldg 1, Flat #11)
Tel: 25711237/8


The Cutting Edge ~ Pros: Western Stylists. Cons: Expensive and crowded area of Kuwait off Gulf Road.

Arabian Gulf Street, Salmiya, Tel: 25718001


Nail It - Nail Spa

Branch 1: Al Plaza Mall, Hawally. Tel: 2265-8869
Branch 2: Arraya Mall, Sharq. Tel: 2299-7970


Pinkies Nail Design and Spa (Home Service)



Photo credit for both images: Google Images


175 comments:

  1. well , i dont go to one salon for all treatments :P each treatment i love is in a different salon :P

    best body waxing and eyebrow threading is in sharqiya salon in jabriya, its HUGE! and extra clean

    best hair cuts i got in lashes salon in yarmouk by na'eema , their phone number is 25338584, they also do manicure and pedicure

    my fav mani and pedi spa is nail it in hawali plaza, her staff are awesome and they also give hair treatment

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nail-It/358519171158

    ReplyDelete
  2. Just Noon ~ you rock! Thanks for the awesome tips! I know you have exquisite taste (not just in food ;)

    ReplyDelete
  3. wlecome :* hope u enjoy the treatment :**

    ReplyDelete
  4. For a Mani & Pedi, I really liked Me Time Nails in the Avenues. They make you feel like you've been there a gazillion times, they do a great job, the price is better than in the US & it's super, super clean!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I wrote a long comment, then got it deleted by mistake :(

    ReplyDelete
  6. for facials and hair treatment: I highly recommend fivesenses salon in tala cente in salmiya.

    for nails: I recommend Nail it in plaza hawalli and nail polish also in tala and jabriya and N Bar in salmiya

    Hair cuts and coloring : the cutting edge in salmiya.

    Spa: nothing tops Spa time avenues :)

    hope that was helpful

    ReplyDelete
  7. for deep tissue (relax) massage, Oriental Princess in Salmiya-- the therapists are all from Thailand and I swear it's in their DNA to just hit the right spots whenever you're feeling tense-- 15 KD for one hour or 20KD for 90 minutes.
    there is also a hairstylist there by the name of Mona-- she just has a gift for cutting great hair-- I have medium length hair-- 3KD
    I also get my eyebrows threaded there for 1KD and every time I do, the lady does such a good job that I don't have to get it down for another 3 weeks !

    Mani/pedi -- Elche Spa in Gulf Hotel -- Salmiya
    11KD with a mask for your feet and hands-- ask for Norah-- she really is able to trim away cuticles and apply polish so that your nails look fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Anonymous ~ Me Time sounds great! Thanks for the tip.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Lady B ~ Please don't make me beg...

    Please, please, pretty please post again. I really value your input Miss Fashionista. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Her ~ thank you for taking the time to post so much helpful info. The places you mentioned sound fabulous! :*

    ReplyDelete
  11. Anonymous 5:42 PM ~ awesome suggestions! Thank you so much. I've never heard of these places and I'm excited to try them out.

    ReplyDelete
  12. The best place to go to style your hair is definately Beautique in jabriya! They dont do any of that scary puffy stuff, their styles are red carpet worthy and the salon itself is really nice and their staff are very nice. And if you don't like how it comes out they redo the entire thing for you and their prices are very reasonable. :D

    As for makeup I never get it done in salons, try youtubing huda heik she has really really good tutorials!
    And for nails, I really like Eden, or me time.
    Hope that helped! :D

    ReplyDelete
  13. r.alsharif ~ Thanks for the tips! :D It does help a lot.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Expat and the city, I am sooo glad you thought of putting out this questionaire and readers have been kind enough to share their experiences and views in their comments. Great! I must visit some of these places.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Kuweight 64 ~ If you visit some of these places then please let me know what you think. I'm glad the post was helpful :D

    ReplyDelete
  16. I really like Trendz Salon in Salmiya on Baghdad Street across from LaBaguette. The parking is easy, the prices are very reasonable and the staff are friendly and well trained. There's a Lebanese coiffure, I dont' remember her name, but she's really great and can even cut Westerners hair nicely.
    Its a small salon but very clean which is hard to find in Kuwait.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Anonymous 9:01 AM ~ thank you so much for the great info! :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hey :)
    I just discovered your blog...
    I live in Salmiya and here I've done nails few times - in salon Nail'z plus. I mean - never again. Last time was 'last drop in full glass'. They're making appointment and then you are sitting and waiting as a fool for many hours (las time I spent there 4 hours instead of 2 - how much takes refill of acrylic nails). I totally pissed off, cause I really don't want to spent all my free time in salon. At the end, the girl who was making my nails was apologizing to me 100 times, even if that was not her mistake (female boss is making appoints.)Every time was like that, so I simply gave up.
    Beside that comment, girls are doing their job perfectly.

    But I'll definitely find some other place to go, I read all comments, thanks for that! ;)

    Sorry for long comment!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Nastasja ~ Hello and welcome to E&TC :D That is a too long to wait! I wouldn't be happy either. Our free time in Kuwait is too precious to wait for hours for nails or a man. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Well, this has to be the most difficult question to ask. I did the same thing a few months back and even with my readers suggestions, I still wasn't happy.
    I am so glad you pointed out the fact they only use L'oreal.... I'm not sure what the deal with that is.

    I don't mind paying manhattan prices IF I'm getting manhattan quality but we just don't get it here.
    Even in many of the top salons, there are unqualified staff. If I wanted unqualified, I'd do it myself.

    One thing ALL salons lack here is a proper menu. I want to know EXACTLY what you are putting on my skin. It's no good telling me after the treatment when I've had an allergic reaction.

    As for appointments- I stopped making them and now just drop in because either way, I seem to sit forever.

    Unfortunately, I can't give you the name of any salon that I've been 100% happy with for doing EVERYTHING. :(

    Good luck tho, I hope this post sheds some light for us.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Babble ~ there are so many salons in Kuwait. I wish we could find just one that has it all :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. I recently did a bit of work on this unfortunately its for a client so can't share much but I think westerners in particular are loving Toni and guy! I have taken appointment once and then got busy and couldn't go. Let me know if you try them. MY hair is a mess at the moment and I totally need it to be set right!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Journey Kitchen ~ I haven't tried Tony and Guy. Why don't you go and test it out for me? ;) I'm sure your hair isn't the mess you think it is. It must be the humidity from cooking your amazing dishes in the kitchen. I bet your hair is lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  24. For Gel nails and nail art Emily at soho is definately the best. I have tried many places but she really is an expert.
    They also have a lady there called Neli doing body treatments to reduce cellulite (Vela) and firming facials, Im booked in ready to get bikini beautiful!!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Anonymous 6:44 PM ~ I went to Emily about a year or more ago when I tried gel nail overlay. She is very sweet and does an excellent job. However, she takes a long time and I felt like I was there forever. I have my natural nails again and for some reason they are so long and strong. I hope they stay this way. Thanks for the tip :D

    ReplyDelete
  26. Amazing! Have just discovered this blog. Am moving out in the summer and am delighted to know there's so many fab places to go! THANK YOU! Very excited!!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Anonymous 11:11 PM ~ thank you sweetie. Best of luck with your move to Kuwait. :D

    ReplyDelete
  28. *Eden Salon & Spa*
    Offers almost everything your looking for:

    *Hair*
    -Haircut: Mez/ Danielle
    -Hair coloring/ Highlights: Mez/Danielle/Sabah
    -Black Hair: Mez
    -Hairstyling/ Up-dos: Mez/Sabah
    -Extensions: Sabah
    -Hair treatments: Mazeena
    -Nano Keratin Hair Treatment: Danielle/Sabah

    *Makeup* -Sabah
    (Eye Makeup, Day Time Makeup,Bridal Makeup)

    *Tattoo Makeup*-Sabah
    (Permanent Eyebrows, Eyeliner, Lip-liner, Beauty Mark)
    -Tattoo body art
    -White Ink Tattoo
    -Temporary tattoo Body Art ( 6 months- 1 year)
    -Henna Tattoo

    *Piercing*- Sabah
    (Ears, Nose, Belly Button, Labret, Monroe, Eyebrow, Neck, Tongue)

    *NAILS*
    -A large selection of hand & feet Spa treatments from the plain & simple Mani/Pedi to our Eden Specialty Indulgence

    -Acrylics/Gel nails available:
    *Jane/Gloria*

    -Latest nail polish colors available from Essie/Orly/Color Club/ OPI/ & also Gel nails Like Shellac & Gelish that last up to 14 days *No chip No peel*

    *Tanning bed available* 3KD per session

    *SPA*
    If you want to get the best facial in town, EDEN is the place to go! *Tanya* is an expert in this field.

    *VelaShape II is also available: The latest technology in body reshaping. reduces Cellulite & melts your fat away.

    *Massages/Body treatments*-Book with *Orawan*
    (Relaxing massage, Thai massage, Hot stone massage)
    -Arabian Princess body treatment *Orawan*
    -Fruit Basket Body Treatment *Orawan*
    -Asian Persuasion Body Treatment *Orawan*

    -Moroccan Bath- Book with *Josaphine/Orawan*

    *Waxing/Shera/Threading:
    Book with *Sandy*


    --------------------------------------------------
    Eden Salon & Spa
    T:2241-9556/7

    ReplyDelete
  29. Thank you Anonymous for the updated info on Eden Salon & Spa :)

    ExpatandtheCity (Blogger will not let me login for comments, only for posting...urrrrrr)

    ReplyDelete
  30. Lol @ you locked out of your blog :P

    ReplyDelete
  31. Anonymous ~ Heeheehee, I was having Blonde Blogger Moment...:P

    ReplyDelete
  32. ladies im looking for a better than decent place to get a brazilian wax in kuwait.pls help.
    iv given up on appointment making for nail-jobs in Kuwait....thats it!
    i do miss those korean women in NYC who fixed nails like pros.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Try Dashing Diva in Bnier Al Gar 22522566 inside flex family Gym and also in Shaab 226 16661 inside flex woman Gym.

    They do Hair,Manicure,Pedicure,Virtual Nails, Acrylic, Gel, Metalic Nails, French Wrap Nails and all beauty treatments.

    Very clean, and the staff is very friendly and if you have an appointment, they are always on time, you dont wait for hours.

    Hope this helps.

    Adelle

    ReplyDelete
  34. im thankful and appreciate this blog that i heard from some of my client at SOHO SPA that she found me for this blog, for my Excellent Nail Gel and my incredible Nail Art Hand Painting @ SOHO SPA Fintas... im very thankful for my long lost client that we fund me her and happy me to stay for 9years in KUwait... to all my followers u can search me on my fb account: iloveu Dabawenya/emilynajaro or Hugis Kamay Tattoo Artist group. any tattoo service u need is to confirm at qmaeqmae@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  35. EMILY cabusao oliquinoSeptember 24, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    very thankful of this blog and appreacite and all followers for my Excellent Gel nails And My Incredible nail art hand painting at SOHO SPA Kuwait, fintas... thanks to all my supporters u check all my art work at my facebook account ilove Dabawenya/emilynajaro or Hugis Kamay tattoo Artist group. qmaeqmae@yahoo.com for more tattoo appointment... u all welcome to join my nail art and tattoo group. God Bless u al

    ReplyDelete
  36. Hi Emily ~ It's so nice to hear from you. You did my artificial nails once and they looked amazing. I've had natural nails for a long time now and due to time constraints haven't made it back to you. Usually I'm in Kuwait City for a mani and pedi. Best of luck and I hope to get some time to visit you again. :D

    ReplyDelete
  37. Hi i am new to Kuwait and I have heard of 2 different salons to visit but I can not seem to find any information on them. I am trying to find either Black Bear Saloon and /or Um Nader Saloon can a girl get some help on these?

    ReplyDelete
  38. Anonymous ~ We have never heard of those salons in Kuwait. I wish we could help you more. Maybe a reader of this post will comment with some info. Thank you and the ones I've listed are pretty good. :)

    ReplyDelete
  39. Is there anywhere in Salmiya that does Shellac?

    ReplyDelete
  40. I think the Nail Bar near the Salmiya Sultan Center does Shellac nails. :)

    ReplyDelete
  41. Eden Salon and Spa does both Gelish and Shellac. Phone no. 2241-9556

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I like Eden Salon. :) Thank you for your comment.

      Delete
  42. Love this blog!
    I tried Grace at Sloanes yesterday for a cut and style. Sheer brilliance.
    I ooze glamour today!!! He, he, he...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for the tip. :)

      I heard there is a new lady at SOHO named Carol that is really good as well. I'm going to try her out because she made my friend's hair look so much better. Believe me, that was a miracle cut. LOL!

      Delete
  43. Hey all....does anyone have Soho Spa's (Fintas) telephone number please? Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  44. SOHO Salon in Fintas # 2390-2077

    ReplyDelete
  45. Hey Ladies. I am a British trained nail technician, living here in Kuwait. I specialize in Acrylic nails, gel toe nails, spray tanning and eyelash extensions. I have found a lot of westerns really miss the spray tans here in Kuwait, so having that fabulous glow is an essential when the hot weather arrives . My nails and toes are always designs to catch attention and be the envy of all your friends. Please see my twitter page for more information. I am a new business here so if your on twitter please follow me @JeweledByRema

    ReplyDelete
  46. hey guys , can anyone tell me a nice place in salmiya , for basic moroccon bath and full body waxing ,, with reasonable prices ?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. i know a saloon in salmyia, called ahla zeina Tel 65009024 and it's very clean and amazing staff, they also use brands in everything and low cost in everything not only the morrcon bath
      and the waxing

      Delete
  47. REEM

    if you are looking for awesome EYEBROWS and FACIAL, I can recommend you BEAUTY FACT, Mangaf. it is new saloon, low cost saloon. pleasing and experienced staff. Mob 55075825

    ReplyDelete
  48. Are there any salons that are knowledgeable in doing Black hair and using excellen products?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There is a place owned by an American and I will try to get the information. Sorry for my late response.

      Delete
    2. Ive been in Kuwait here for 3yrs Im a Hairstylist I specialize in haircare. Check my Facebook/Instagram-TifaniHairstyles. I av lots clients for testimonies.

      Tifani 965 5594 2923WhatsApp

      Delete
  49. where can i find tanning salon in kuwait apart from Eden salon.

    reply urgently

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There used to be a place in Abu Halifa called The Beach House but I'm not sure if they are still open. Please think twice before using these machines. They just age you and cause skin cancer. :( My Mother never let me use one.

      Delete
  50. Dear All,

    Regarding the beach house salon is it moved or closed for good!!??

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The salon is located in Abu Halifah and you can call this number 65002244 to find out more.

      Delete
  51. Heyyy plz any one tried toni & guy hair style plzz
    Reply me .. I wanne go there but i want to know ur comments

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know several people that go there and they love Toni & Guy. Their only complaint is one stylist that is in love with herself and stares at her own reflection in the mirror all day long instead of the clients. (LOL! I swear I've heard that over and over.) The other complaint is the price.

      Delete
    2. I tried Tony & Guy a few times to refresh my highlights. It's one of the only places in Kuwait where they didn't damage my hair but I was not happy with the color (very yellow instead of blond) and I never had a good blow-dry. And yes, they are so full of themselves! Hightlights, cut & blow-dry, 80KD!! A lot of money to walk out unhappy. I'm still looking for someone who knows how to do blond highlights without ruining my hair completely.

      Delete
    3. Try Ashley at Strands. DG recommends her over everyone else for highlights. They are expensive but the best.

      Delete
  52. Hi guys,
    any recommendations for a great salon that does hair extensions?
    Thank u!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've never had hair extensions but I've heard good things about Eden & Strands. :)

      Delete
    2. great!--thank u :)

      Delete
  53. Does anyone have a contact number for the salon Desiree in jabriya?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I couldn't find it anywhere on the Internet and nobody I know has ever heard of it. I'm sorry I couldn't find the number for you. :(

      Delete
  54. I want to get a medium to short bob, any suggestion? Please I don't want to get a self done bob like I've seen around Kuwait

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Try Strands, Soho or Toni and Guy for a good short bob. :)

      Delete
  55. Hi, I want to get a medium to short bob haircut, can I get some suggestion please... I've seen some horrible want to be bobs walking around Kuwait and I don't want to be one more victim...tnx

    ReplyDelete
  56. As for Toni & Guy, I went there couple of times for all over hair coloring. And what I can tell you is:

    Chloe- Really good at matching and mixing colors to suit your expectations. I found her very helpful when I went there for my color change consultation, and the result was a fantastic shade with a nice vibrant tone to it. Only minus is that I have long hair and I found couple of spots where the dye wasn't properly applied/covered and so hair didn't fully catch the color.

    Emily- Really good technique of dye application, no patches of different colors, overall the job looks fantastic. My personal minus, we didn't seem to be on the same page as for my color selection and so the result of my visit was a really nice shade of color which I didn't initially want.

    Hope you find that somewhat helpful.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for sharing! I really appreciate when readers give their reviews of salons in Kuwait. It really helps the rest of us. :)

      Delete
  57. any goood salons for brazilian wax? or home service pls give me a number thxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Images salon in Salmiya. Try Maria for Brazilian wax.

      Delete
  58. Does anyone know of a salon that does good keratin treatments? My mother did at a salon and it destroyed her hair! I just need something to elimate the frizz in my hair wihout burning it :(
    Please and thank you :p

    ReplyDelete
  59. Please does any one know of any home service hair salons or freelance hair stylists. Any info would be most welcome. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I would call some of the salons in my post and ask if they have home service. :)

      Delete
  60. So glad I stumbled on this blog.... have been in Kuwait for 2 weeks so starting to think about things like hair and nails. I had no idea where to start, so info here has been a brilliant start. Thanks so much.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Welcome to Kuwait :D I hope you enjoy your time here.

      Delete
  61. Hi...I just want to say do not go to Agalia Salon and Spa in Bneid Al Gar. They totally ruined my hair when getting blonde highlights. Not only do I have to wait one month to get it fixed (so they say) but...my hair is damaged beyond repair and needs to be cut, and cut short. Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I can get it fixed? Thanks in advance. PS they offered to fix it for free but Im not taking the chance. YES its that bad!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If your hair was damaged by bleach then all the damage should be cut out. Weekly deep conditioning treatments and special care are a must. I would go to Ashley at Strands but it will cost you. She is worth it.

      Delete
  62. Omg this post is GOLD. I am new here and now have an idea where to go thanks to everyone! what are typical prices for a hair cut here and body wax and mani? I don't want to get ripped off and the previous country I was in was cheap.. but I'm expecting kuwait to be far more expensive.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I would recommend going to a salon where the prices are fixed and posted. I’ve mentioned in my post the best Western owned salons. They charge more but are usually worth it! You can't put a price on maintaining hair, skin, body and nails. :)

      Delete
  63. Keratin? definitely at Strands, Gretta is amazing for Brazilian wax. Their phone number is 25711237 . I was informed that they are running a special offer for Ramadan.

    ReplyDelete
  64. Strands strands strands :)) all british stylists and gretta is amazion at waxing , facials and tanning !!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You must be Strands biggest fan or an employee / owner. ;P Thanks for stopping by and Ashley rocks!

      Delete
  65. i HATED toni and guy. never again! i spent alot of money and hated my hair afterwards. :( going to re-dye my hair again 2moro using jst a box color ( cannot afford to spend more money on my hair!) wish me luck -.-!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Same here - I ended up doing a box color over it, but the stylist wouldn't listen to what I told her and just did what she wanted - I had highlights from the 80's in my hair. I didn't feel that this stylist had quality training. But there are 2 T&G,I went to the one on the Gulf Road. Never again!

      Delete
  66. They did my color just how I asked for. My hair and color looks great.

    ReplyDelete
  67. How about elche? They have a in-home menu for hair, spa and nails. Anyone have any reviews or experiences with them? Due to my very hectic work schedule, it would be nice to be pampered at home one day.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've never heard of them before. Just make sure they have an authentic Kuwait business license for your own protection.

      Delete
  68. Very helpful. I'm an American here with an extremely busy schedule. I'm ready for a day of pampering, and the comments and suggestions above are helpful. Any thoughts on Elche? They have an entire in-home menu as well.

    ReplyDelete
  69. Nails : Bubbles nail spa in Burj Jasem - Alsour street


    Hair Color , Highlights and Lowlights : Nena salon Salmiya - Albelajat street


    Eyebrow Threading or Wax : Linda or Fairooz in Lamode Qurtuba block 2


    Hair Cuts and Hair Style : Rabeea'a in Lamode Qurtoba block 2


    Makeup : Reham Al shatti she put the makeuo in her house in yarmouk block 1

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for taking the time to tell us your favorites. :-)

      Delete
  70. hello, im looking for a qualified beautician (home services) for full body waxing at affordable prices. any suggestions? thank you x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We do not know anyone but hopefully someone that does will respond. Best of luck. :)

      Delete
  71. Hi,
    I am looking fr someone for deep massage, hot stone or Thai maybe? I'm in a lot of pain with a tight back. I live in Fintas but do drive, I just have to work my way how to get everywhere as new to the country. Thank you in advance.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The Kuwait Hilton Hotel and Spa is close to you and they have 60 & 90 minute hot stone massage. After your massage you can drink fresh OJ and swim in their spa pool.

      Delete
  72. Im looking for a nail salon that can do pink and white fills? And around how much should i expect to pay?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Please call the salon numbers in the post for a quote on their nail services. Best of luck. :)

      Delete
  73. Want to get Keratin treatment for my hair. Does anyone know of a good place? My first time so wondering whether it is worth taking the risk. My hair is dry just want to get something done which will make it look healthy and smooth without becoming flat.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Try Sloanes (25753949) I've been going there for the past 7 years.

      Delete
  74. I would like to Personally thanks to all my client that have followed me even after finishing work at SOHO SPA.
    If any one is looking for me for your awesome Nail Gel or Acrylic Extension with incredible Nail Art please feel free to contact me on.
    qmaeqmae@yahoo.com
    "Emily Cabusao" on my Facebook page

    Thank u so much for the comments they very much appreciated ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  75. Hi all,
    I have been reading this post for a while, like i READ all of them
    i really need a brazilian waxing queen - i had this women in the states she was FAB-o-LOUS! i went to a small salon in salwa and omg omg omg i died of the pain and i had to stop her from doing it she was so slow, painful and i started bleeding -.-
    please save me from this and tell me someone who will do it like a breeze!!! i don't mind price i just need to PAINLESS wax
    THANK YOU

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I asked around and all of my friends agree that the best person to go to is an Indian lady named Maria at Images salon. Their telephone number is above on the post. :)

      Delete
  76. Hi everyone, I came across this blog by coincidence and I was wondering if anyone has tried the Hilton resort's ladies salon for a haircut? Is there anyone good there? I would also like to know who is the best massage therapist at the Hilton spa? Thanx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm not a fan of their salon which is not under the Hilton. They just rent the space. However, the spa is under the Hilton and is pretty good. All of their therapists are great and be sure to go early so you can relax in the pool.

      Delete
  77. Well I wish u had replied earlier I took a chance and tried the salon yesterday and now I'm waiting for my hair to grow back.They are horrible Hilton shouldn't rent the space to just anyone.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm very sorry you had a bad experience but we do the best we can to reply to everyone in a timely manner. This is a personal blog and not a business. I am the main blogger and since it was NY2013 I went out of town for the night.

      Delete
  78. I wish u had replied earlier,I went to the salon on New Year's eve and it was a disaster.I'm waiting for my hair to grow back which will take ages.The spa was great though but expensive. Well I had to learn the hard way.

    ReplyDelete
  79. I would like to recommend Anita Salon in Hawally for hair treatments like Keratin. Also, they have a great hair cutter there and coloring is great! I had a problem before with hair fall and lost almost all of my hair when a friend recommended me to go to them. My hair is thin, and after doing Keratin treatment and bi monthly coloring, my hair grew shiny and straight. I've been going to them for 7 years now. From time to time I would try some other salon, but I always go back to them to have it fixed. The salon might not look much, but the service is good. Also, the mani and pedi techs are fantastic. I have thin nail beds and she patiently does my mani and pedi slowly so i won't get any cuts. Other services I wouldn't try--- its not a spa anyway.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hmmmm please do tell me where exactly is this anita salon in hawally thanks!!

      Delete
  80. For hair color - lashes salon in yarmouk

    Nails- chi nail bar olympia mall

    Hair cut- still haveny found the right person ! Grrrr

    ReplyDelete
  81. I don't know why Nstyle at Bustan Complex hasn't been mentioned! They are fab and a franchise from Dubai. I used to go to them whilst living in Dubai and they maintain the same standards, esp regarding sterility! I have to say though, I don't know whether they are good for Gels/Acrylics etc but their treatments and basic mani pedis are great!

    ReplyDelete
  82. Thank you JJ & Anon from above for sharing your favorite places. :)

    ReplyDelete
  83. Dears, please leme know wats the range of facials available in Eden? Im luking for saloons which provide good facials in Khaitan with reasonable prices. If anyone could help me on this that could be soo helpful.
    Also somebody help me to find ladies gym in and around Khaitan. Thanks in advance n love u all

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Please click on Eden's Website in the post to check for prices or you can call them directly. I do not know about salons or a gym in Khaitan. I would drive around the area and just go inside any cute salons you see to check them out. Good luck and let us know if you find any. :)

      Delete
  84. plz help me out to find a gud salon for bikini waxing, hair spa n clean ups....

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Please read all the comments as there are lots of good suggestions on where to go.

      Delete
  85. Hello. This blog is really helpful. I have moved recently to Kuwait and I am trying to find a decent place where I can get gellish nails and a full body wax near my area as I live in Sharq. I neeeeed HELP!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Farah. There are salons everywhere but a Western one close to you would be Eden. You can click on their website above in the post.

      Delete
  86. Tifani International Hairstylist in Kuwait 3yrs. Formerly worked in Beach House Tanning & Salon Abu Halifa. Photos Instagram/ Facebook TIFANI HAIRSTYLES (965) 5594 2923 WhatsApp. Hair Cuts. Stylin. HairUp. Creative Color. Hilites/Lolites. Keratin. Affirm Relaxer.Treatments. Hair Extensions. LOCS Care. Thank You Kindly

    ReplyDelete
  87. Sloanes has closed but you can still contact Lisa for a cut on 97949818.

    ReplyDelete
  88. Hi, kindly please anonymous can you give the phone no. of Anita salon and the address

    ReplyDelete
  89. HELLO EVERYONE I USED TO WORK AT SOHO SALON FOR 4 YEARS STILL DOING HOME SERVICE!

    BRAZILIAN WAX,FULL BODY WAX,
    FULL FACE CLEANSING WITH MASSAGE FREE EYE BROW THREADING
    MANI PEDI WITH FREE MASK TO SOFTENS YOUR SKIN WITH A HOT TOWEL
    HAIR GROW TREATMENT ,SCALP TREATMENT ANG DRY HAIR TREATMENT

    PLS CALL IN ADVANCE;55800257
    MY FB BEAUTIFIES_YOU@YAHOO.COM

    THANK YOU
    GOD BLESS EVERYONE!

    ReplyDelete
  90. HI,
    To All EXPATS Around Salwa We are Introducing Our Salon and Spa at block 2 street 1 next to al-ahly bank,
    Basement Floor!
    Were using all Herbal Naturals for treatments
    COME RELAX & ENJOY!

    Pls call for appointment; 25669624

    ReplyDelete
  91. Any male waxing services? I prefer my ubby just hot, not hairy in kuwait. We had an excellent technician in the US :(

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He can try a Turkish salon for men where they provide full service with waxing. I would suggest you take him to a dermatologist at Al Seif Hospital for laser hair removal. :)

      Delete
  92. Anyone do eyebrow and eyelash tinting?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm pretty sure all salons that are mentioned in the post do both. For sure Eden and Strands.

      Delete
  93. OK I am new to Kuwait. Although I have traveled a lot and lived in other countries this is the most difficult transition I have ever had. Saying that I welcome your opinions and advice. Hair solutions I do have. Damaged hair from bleach I recommend Wen. Until you can deal with your next hair cut. Also if ur hair was highlighted and is still yellow consider nexxus platinum pro or simply silver. This will help with toning the yellow or brass out of your hair. my girfriend did hair and makeup for the celebs back home in LA. Im so nervous to seen anyone here. Im trying to gain the courage. Thank you all for your posts.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Best of luck here and I hope your hair gets healthy again fast. Thanks for reading. :)

      Delete
    2. Dear Treena:

      I fly to Dubai to do my hair, that is an option for you also.

      Delete
    3. One of my female managers from when I was a contractor used to do that as well. I love the idea of turning a haircut into a fun weekend getaway in Dubai. Cheers!

      Delete
  94. Thank you all for the advice. I go home in 4 weeks for my daughters graduation so I am debating trying something here or see my hair guy when I get back home. but in the future I may have to try Dubai weekend in Dubai for my hair. I love Dubai!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Have a great vacation! Congrats on your daughter's graduation. :)

      Delete
  95. Hi
    Could anyone please suggest me a good salon for hair cut in Kuwait....

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There are several mentioned in the post. Eden (Daniel), Images (Flori), Strands (Ashley) to name a few of the best from the West.

      Delete
  96. Hi. Did anybody try Top to Toe salon? Or heared some positive/negative things about their work?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've never heard of that salon before. There are too many in Kuwait.

      Delete
  97. hi everyone! i was wondering if u know a place where i can have ReVLITE LASER? THANKS. and if i wanted to have a pixie cut where i can go without having regrets afterwards? appreciate all your help.thanks

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. For the pixie cut I would try either Eden (Daniel), Images (Flori), Strands (Ashley) to name a few of the best in Kuwait.

      I am not sure about the laser. I would call the top private hospital / clinics.

      Delete
  98. Hey guys, I'm a British ex pat living here in Kuwait, I'm super fussy with my hair colour and cut, I tried so many salons here in Kuwait and finally I found my favourate, The cutting Edge in salmiya, it's British owned and run, all the girls are trained at top salons, and are super proffesional, my stylist is called Julia. Hope I can help someone! Also in comparison with other salons it's not expencive especially for the quality.

    ReplyDelete
  99. I live in kuwait here and i have no idea where can I get my hairs styled and traditionally pierce my nose ! I badly need help (:

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There are some good salons mentioned within the post with telephone numbers to call. You can ask if they do piercings. I'm pretty sure Eden Salon does them.

      Delete
    2. Thankx alot (:

      Delete
  100. Hello,
    Thank you all for the info ! I recently moved to Kuwait and still trying to figure out everything.
    I have one question though, at the end, assuming that you are satisfied, do you tip the girls that do your hair/nails etc.?
    If yes, how much?

    ReplyDelete
  101. Thanks for the information everyone! Very helpful but I've had pretty bad experiences in Kuwait before. I have extremely curly and frizzy hair. Any good salons anyone wants to recommend? (preferably those that are able to cut curly hair!)

    ReplyDelete
  102. Hi I'm new in Kuwait so thank you so much for this post it IS helpful :)
    For nails I've tried Sparkles in Discovery mall and I loved it. The staff was adorable (Jasmine especially), they did an amazing job and the place is really pretty and clean.

    Now I've transfered to Mahboula and I'm looking for a nice place to have a pedi in this area....

    And for highlights... ahem I get really nervous when I think about it. Maybe I'll wait next year when I go back to France to get it done. I'm so afraid they ruin my hair here!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There aren't any great nail places in Mahboula so it's worth the trip to stick to the place you love.

      For highlights: Danielle at Eden or Flori at Images.

      Delete
  103. This is a fab blog ! And really helpful I have been to every single western salon in kuwait , and I have had my fair share of bad hair months but then I went to Toni and guy and great the stylist was amazing and my hair looked fab I though I had finally found someone that new what I wanted then the stylist left :( I went back but this on girl was paying more attention to her self that to my hair and I didn't like the color she made it , then I went to strands the stylist was scottish (forgot her name ) and she gave me a good consultation so she new what I wanted and the color and cut are great :) very happy even the hair wash was great 20 min head massage bliss I would recommend strands for hair color and mani and pedi chi nail bar their just amazing x

    ReplyDelete
  104. Hi I recently moved to Kuwait (Mangaf) and I'm in desperate need of getting my blonde roots done! I'm usually really fussy about getting my blonde done, especially in a foreign country! I'm always very paranoid about yellow tones as I prefer my hair ashy. I'm not too bothered about having it cut/styled, just the colour! I would be so grateful for any help! :-) x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ashley at Strands (tel # in post) is the best. She's expensive but worth it. She took me from medium / dark blonde to light.

      Delete
    2. Brilliant, thanks! Is it easy to find in a taxi?

      Delete
    3. You're welcome! :)

      Yes, it's easy to find for a decent cab driver but you need to book weeks ahead for her.

      Delete
  105. hey
    I would like to know if anyone has got their hair straightened or a hair relax treatment and which saloon in Kuwait is best recommended for this ?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I would try Strands (Ashley) or Images (Flori). You need to be really careful in Kuwait when it comes to your hair.

      Delete
  106. Does anyone know where Chloe from SoHo is now?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I would just call around to all of the Western salons in Kuwait. Most stylists newbies in Kuwait move around from salon to salon.

      Delete
  107. I work to soho for 4years but from 2years ago then we don't have Any Chloe name in soho.... I don't know as of now bcouz new staff and new owner for the past 2years in Soho.

    ReplyDelete
  108. Hi, Just moved to Kuwait and i'm feeling rather pale and could really do with my eyebrows waxing. Is there anywhere in Salmiya that has sun beds and does waxing treatments.
    Thanks in advance
    Ange

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Stands is in Salmiya and I believe they have tanning beds. Eyebrow waxing is everywhere. I'm sure you already know this but using a tanning bed only causes wrinkles and skin cancer. They are so dangerous and not popular in this part of the world where the women bleach their skin just to be fair like us.

      Delete
  109. Hi,
    This was a great help! Can anyone provide some information about facial peels here in Kuwait. I had tried few like glyco peel and tca peel in Dubai. I was very happy with the results. However here in Kuwait I enquired and the cost is exorbitant. Thanks in advance!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm glad this post helped you. :) I don't know about facial peels in Kuwait but you might want to call the dermatologist at Al Seif Hospital and see if they do them. I know Kuwait is pretty darn expensive. Please don't go to a place unless they are really safe and clean. Get references from their clients. I don't want you to get hurt or an infection.

      Delete
  110. I recommend California Skin Care for facials, they are really good. I have very dry skin, dry to the point where I get fine lines (only 28!!!) and leathery patchy flakes on my face. I have gone to all the "best" dermatologist in Kuwait and they have different diagnosis from eczema to allergies to just plain dry skin. I went to california skin care and they did a dimaond facial on me and an algae mask and my skin is now soft and dewy. They really know what they're doing. You ought to give them a try.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for reading this blog and taking the time to write a comment. It might take up to a week or two but we do respond to every comment. :) Posting anonymously is a privilege and not a right. This is a conservative country so please do not be disrespectful to anyone.

© ExpatandtheCity, 2010 - 2013. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to ExpatandtheCity with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.