I seem to have become a salon expert off-late. Today I’m going to share my experience at Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic Salon in Noida, Sector 18.
Where is it?
After having a great watermelon facial at Blossom Kochhar Earth to Bottle Spalon, I was quite excited for such a venture to come to Noida (you need it, NOIDA!). They’ve opened a salon right in the middle of Sector 18 Market so it should be easy to spot.
True to Dr Kochhar’s taste, the salon has a wall dedicated to greens. It is divided into styling, hair wash, pedicure station and treatment rooms. There is also a makeup station in case you want to get ready for an event.
What did I try?
Well, I was given the option to try anything off the menu (which is super sweet). I could have gone for another facial (a signature facial by Dr Kochhar) but I think I was in the mood for a massage so I opted for an aromatherapy massage followed by a luxury pedicure.
Half of this is my fault: I expected it to be as good as the Spalon which actually has the ambience of a spa.
The salon treatment was small, they didn’t give me a gown to change into, the towels were very small (not meant for the body) and when I asked for a pillow, they didn’t give me one.
The massage was OK: using jasmine oil she used rhythmic movements to massage my legs, back, shoulders and then onto my arms. I guess my expectations were very high considering I had a good time at Hauz Khas village. Overall, I’d say the experience would have better, maybe usage of more oils, or a better massage to relieve me of knots etc.
After taking a shower (the room is equipped with a small shower unit), it was time for my pedicure.
First up, I love the pedicure station at the salon. It’s relaxing and superb on ambience.
The pedicure starts with basic cutting and filing. You then dip your feet in water filled with pink and blue bath salts. Not just pretty, they help get rid of dead skin when he begins filing. The pedicurist then uses a citrus scrub followed by various cycles of cleaning with a foot brush and cleaning stone.
He also sanitises, smooths and shapes your nails. After a 15-minute foot rub, the pedicure ends with a foot pack (wrapped in cellophane) to trap the moisture. I ended up choosing a neutral nail paint for my toes.
I think this is one of the best pedicures in the city that you can find in a salon and is super reasonable too.
What do you look for in a pedicure? What’s your favourite part about a massage?
Tell us in the comments’ section.