Which colour do you choose?

MANE MAGIC Inside the Colour Bar

MANE MAGIC Inside the Colour Bar  

Of India's first hair colour bar in Chennai

Have you ever been bewildered by the range of hair colours available on the shelves and been unsure of which shade is right for you? Then `Colour Bar' at the new Anushka Unisex Salon and Spa opened in collaboration with L'Oreal, may have an answer for you.The `Colour Bar' is the first of its kind in India and features swatches of the different hair colour shades offered by L'Oreal.

75 shades for you

These swatches are made of natural hair, which gives you an idea of what the colour looks like on hair, and in consultation with a trained professional, you can choose from among the 75 different shades available at the bar. "The hair colour is then mixed before you at the bar, and carried to your station to be applied," says Shibani Vasundaran, owner of the salon.The 3000-sqft salon in Indira Nagar is bright and airy, all in white with splashes of cherry red. The comfortable leather bucket seats, the equipment and backwash stations have been imported from Maletti, an Italian company that specialises in designer salon furniture, and the entire salon and spa has been designed by Chennai-based architect Satish Kumar.The spa, which is in a separate section, also has a completely different décor in deep, calming shades of blue and red with muted lighting. "Our motto is complete relaxation," says Shibani, who also owns the other two branches of the salon in T.Nagar and Ashok Nagar. The spa offers varied options such as the Ayurvedic Kalari massage, based on the ancient martial art of Kalari from Kerala, Thai foot reflexology, hot stone therapy, and Lomi Lomi, the traditional Hawaiian massage, in addition to facials, body wraps, manicures and pedicures.Anushka is L'Oreal's only collaboration salon in South India, and all the staff members at the salon have been trained by L'Oreal professionals. DIVYA KUMAR

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