Scent Salon & Spa on Lavelle Road has only been open a few months but it seems that every time I visit they have something new to tempt and delight their clients. I first went to Scent because they are ‘blonde specialists’ and really know how to highlight blonde hair like mine without turning it orange or some other random unnatural colour. Then I fell in love with their pedicures, which they uniquely offer with an optional 30 minute Thai reflexology foot massage that rejuvenates me and sends me out the door a new person…also making Scent home to my weekly pedicure now.
Well, last week was my 42nd birthday and when I called to schedule a hair and makeup appointment so they could glam me up before my birthday party they told me about their new Gals Spa Mornings and asked if I wanted to come in on the morning of my birthday to start off my day in style and I said Hell Yeah! What they described over the phone was a package deal that ‘a la carte’ would cost between Rs.5,000–9,000 and included my favourite treatments for the amazing low price of Rs. 3,300 (inclusive of tax).
Scent has hand-picked a basket full of 12 spa and beauty treatments for the Gals Spa Mornings and all you have to do is pick the 3 that you want! Since I was coming back later that night for hair and makeup before my party, I opted for some relaxing pampering as a birthday treat to myself and enjoyed three hours of bliss with their signature massage, a facial, and the manicure + pedicure.
The facial was both relaxing and deep cleansing, which was much needed because I’m terrible about going for regular facials (something they said I need to start doing…I’m guessing ‘cuz I’m getting so old??). For the massage, I asked for a deep tissue massage and the woman who performed it was previously a sports therapist so she did an amazing job. Although at one point she jumped up on the table with me and I wasn’t really sure what she was going to do but she was just trying to dig in and work out a couple of knots I had and it worked. And of course I’m already a fan of the manis and pedis so there was no surprise there…the estheticians at Scent are all fantastic!
- Signature massage
- Thai feet reflexology
- Back, head and shoulder massage
- Facial – either harmonizing or herbal enzyme
- Body scrub
- Manicure + pedicure
- Hair removal – either waxing or threading, full body except Brazilian
Plus 5 Salon Treatments:
- Hair cut
- Hair spa – a 45 minute treatment that includes wash, head massage, special treatment, steam, light hair set
- Colour touch-up
- Hair set
- Light makeup
Honestly, at the all-inclusive price of Rs. 3,300 it is the best deal in town. I’ve tried out other packages at Bangalore spas but I’ve never seen anything similar to Gals Spa Mornings for less than Rs. 4,500. We all know that mornings are always less busy at any spa or salon than the evenings but how many of them do you know that actually translate that reality into a reason to “gift” us clients something like 40-70% off the services we love most? None that I’ve heard of so far! I love Scent!
I think it would be great to arrive at 10am with a friend and try the body scrub, the hair spa and then enjoy my weekly mani/pedi. This way we’d exit by 1:30pm, just in time to sit down for a lovely mid-day lunch afterwards. The Scent team says that they can accommodate small groups of two or a maximum of three so it really is a perfect “girls day out” plan. If you try it, please come back and share your experience, I’d love to know how it was for you!
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(reviewer Angela Carson)