What I liked about Niche Hair Salon and Nail Spa – it’s not just a hair salon or a place where I can get my nails done or myself waxed. I could spend a day here doing everything, all in one place.
I had the pleasure to meet with the owner, you can tell she takes good care of her staff from how they in turn treat their customers. They do it with care, simply because they believe and want to do their best in making them happy.
It was my first time here, also my first time to really go for waxing … I was afraid that it would be painful but gave it a try anyway, with the assurance from the owner herself and all the staff that it will be just fine.
I had laser before and was quite satisfied with the results, it was painful nevertheless. Waxing this time changed my perception of it completely, it was surprisingly neat as I never really imagined how it would actually be like, except that it must be really painful. In the opposite, it wasn’t that painful at all.
I picked to do a Hollywood, here they adopted the technique of using premium stripless wax to conduct the service with the least pain, also this method was trained by an Australian expert. They have different kinds of wax for every skin and hair type from fine hair with sensitive skin to coarse and strong, as short as 1mm.
The brands that they have are Caronlab, Lycon and Epilyss.
Moving on to my nails, I must say I am the clumsy one and when it comes to getting my nails done, it never goes well. Every time I had my nails polished, there was always a scratch or something that ruined it. Something must get in the way. I almost gave up on the idea of having perfect nails.
First I had foot and hand spa and massage and there were an array of colours for me to choose from. It wasn’t easy to decide which colours to go for. I got the help from the staff who recommended good choices to me. I did a manicure-pedicure, the ultimate trick to this job was the CND Shellac. It enhances high performance wear without any damage to your nails.
Other brands they use here are Chanel, Dior, OPI, Zoya, China Glaze, Essie, Ciate, Artistic, Harmony, and Flowty etc.
I grabbed my phone from my handbag, then I realised something … I must have caused a scratch on my nails at least because of it. No … not again. Then I looked at my nails and I was prepared to ask the staff if they could re apply the layer for me. But then something wasn’t right.
This time there was not a tiny scratch. I turned to the staff and said, I wonder why? The answer was simply that they took it into account and made sure they used high quality products so my nails wouldn’t be ruined afterwards. I found a solution for my clumsiness!
Next was my hair. This is the first time that I did a free hand painting technique, Balayage. The hairstylist chose the sun kissed Balayage for me to give it a soft and natural feeling. It’s a technique that implements highlights and lowlights to create a flow of shades which you can’t tell where they stop. It lasts for at least 12 to 14 weeks. The technique is to paint the colours on the right hair strands. It’s for all hair types, lengths and colours. It gave me a different feeling about myself, something subtle, something different.