Thursday, May 17, 2012

Featured Blogger 'Demolish Designs': "About a Beauty Salon in Al Khuwair"

I'd like to feature various blogs I read and their best articles, especially those of the Omani girls blogging in English about anything of interest to me. I found out about this place (and credit all pictures to her) from this Omani blogger who also happens to be an Interior Designer [link here: http://demolishdesign.blogspot.com/2012/01/sparkles-beauty-salon-and-spa-al.html] and had such a great experience there myself, I thought I'd share her article that inspired me to go.
Demolish Design's Nidhal Al-Brashdi: "

To the regular female readers from Oman, if you have not been to 'Sparkles' yet, I suggest you go already! I am most certain you will once you have taken a look at the images below.

Located in Al-Khuwair, 'Sparkles' owned and designed by Ahlam Al-Sabahi is not your typical beauty salon, as it also consists of a cafe, a ladies one might I add, where the customers can relax and keep busy if they ever arrive earlier than their agreed appointment, it's something new and different and I simply love the idea.

The interiors of the hair salon are a mixture of vintage and art deco with a touch of contemporary, vibrant colors are used within the space to emanate a lively atmosphere, a classic feel is also given out with the use of timeless wallpaper in some areas of the salon. It is clear that the designer wanted something vivid and intense, I definitely think the color composition is quite brave. I also like the notion of displaying black and white abstract pictures of the classic Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, it most certainly adds to the theme of the space. Check it out.
While Nidhal mainly blogs about her faves in Interior design [which runs a bit more mod than my taste] I did enjoy these (and a few more) Oman related posts (including news on restaraunts and anything related to the feild of Interior design in the GCC):
http://demolishdesign.blogspot.com/2011/07/oman-convention-and-exhibition-centre.html
http://demolishdesign.blogspot.com/2011/09/my-cupcake-qurum-oman.html

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

What type of room is the last area pictured? A shower room?

~Casey

Omani Princess (not Omani...yet) said...

Casey: A spa room. What treatment, I am not sure. I just got my hair cut;)

Janine@Hair Salons said...

Wow!!! How beautiful that one looks. I like the stone walls. It looks like you're from Cleopatra's time.

Fifi42@Hair Salons said...

I really would like to live even for a day just like an Omani Princess.

daloo3aster@gmail.com said...

I only just saw this. Thank you for the compliments :)

Regards,

Nidhal