She invited me in with a warm and welcoming smile. She looked at me as if I’d been missed there a lot and it showed. She demonstrated real concern over my long absences and almost questioned my neglect. Since I’d called in advance she was ready with a list of stuff I’d undeniably need to get done. She was a friend everyone would want to have. She was my life-saver, my rescuer. She was my beautician. 😀
Every single time I pay a visit to this just-around-the-corner parlour I get a feeling that I’ve undoubtedly become uglier than before and even a day’s delay would’ve worsened it further had I not finally decided to park my lazy self in there. 😦 The lady certainly has learned all the ropes of the business very well, what with all the cajoling and sweet-talking even while burning a hole in the pocket of her clients.
Every place has its own charm and existence and a beauty parlour is no exception. The distinctive smell of creams and lotions, the noise of hair-dryers and scissors nipping unwanted tresses, the stack of fashion and film magazines strewn all over, the helping and trainee girls chitchatting amongst themselves, the endless and necessary gossiping of ladies etc are just some of the characteristics that make all parlours, no matter where they are or whom they cater to, as one single defined entity. 🙂
I personally find their way of going about their business very passive aggressive, with the best part being that they actually convince you to choose a therapy of their choice, no matter what you decidedly came for. Only yesterday, two ladies came in just few minutes after me. They wanted a facial done for a wedding in their family. The lady who was busy working on my face requested them to wait awhile and used that spare time to recommend some great options. I was rather amused at how persuading she was and how successfully she managed to make both of them go for a 1000 bucks facial, even when they had not come prepared for it. Flexible payment options she said I think. 😛
As far as I’m concerned, yes the visit was long pending and I’m glad I got all prepped up for A’s cousin’s wedding. I’m not one of her regulars and she despises me a bit for it I think. Why rely only on them when you can go for easier non-expensive home remedies, right? She hasn’t managed to influence me yet, that’s why she keeps trying even more. 😀
Well, like they say, love them or hate them but you can’t ignore them. Here, it’s more of a necessity since one needs to be cleaned up and pampered at all times,isn’t it?
So YAY for them! 😀 😀