You might have read this post about my recent experience when dealing with Make Up Artist for my engagement party. Long story short, I was disappointed with one when I wanted to book her. I ended up having had to find another one that suits my budget (note: it’s relatively easy to find a MUA in Jakarta if you have unlimited budget but that’s not the case for me…).
My friends (including Wien) have been really helpful, I received enough recommended profiles but after spending time to review them all… another friend came up with a great idea that best suits my conditions.
She told me that there’s a very recommended salon nearby the restaurant where I’ll be having the party, so a couple days ago I went and did a test. It turned out good, so I have decided that I will just go to a salon to do my make up and hair do for the engagement party. Ta-da! Problems solved, all settled now.
Funny how I spent so much time researching for a Make Up Artist and will end up getting my make up and hair done in a salon, hehehe. Less hassle, less expensive, and no booking drama because I can just simply book for the hairdresser in advance. Worst case is when my preferred hairdresser turns out to be unavailable that day, but I guess I’m ok with a replacement, really I don’t give that much of a fuss on make up anyway.
Speaking of which, do you go to salon often? I normally go at least once a month for a hair treatment/creambath, and if I’m really stressed or think that I look dull, I opt for extra service like manicure and pedicure. Well one of the perks of living in Indonesia is that going to salon is relatively cheap. I mean you can get the treatments I mentioned with less than $20, and I’m sure that’s not the case in most non-Asian countries.
I remember when I was in the UK, I did not go to salon at all. There was a salon near my house – a small one, yet the rate for a simple hair wash and blow dry was around £20. How could a
broke student like me afford to go? hahahaha. Really, the first thing I did in Jakarta after I settled back in was to get a proper haircut and a full-body massage!
But yesterday I had a rather interesting conversation with my colleagues over lunch. We were talking about a newly opened salon next to the restaurant that we were in, and suddenly one of my colleague pointed out that she does not like to go to salon! Oh wow. I’m not a salon addict or anything but I did not think that anybody would pass on the opportunity to get a creambath? 😉
So, let me end this rather-random-post with a simple poll. Do you like to go to salon? If not, care to tell me why?