The first hijab-friendly beauty salon

Sorry, boys

  • 01.07.2021

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A common movie trope paints women as horrid shoppers who drag their bored partners around for hours on end, but truth is, men are worse. Who knows why it takes them a full hour to pick out a plain t-shirt? Hello, what’s up? Well ladies, there is no need to wait patiently anymore because you can escape the torture and enjoy an array of nail, hair, and facial services at the newly opened Kantik Room at the Mandarin Gallery.

Derived from the Malay word “cantik” — which means beautiful — this luxury salon is created by the Leekaja Beauty group, and it aims to provide holistic hair and beauty treatments using organic products. Clean beauty fans will be pleased to know that the colouring treatments are fully vegan, to boot.

Yes, you read that right. Vegan hair dyes are uncommon, but not unheard of. In the case of The Kantik Room, they will be adding NO3 dyes exclusively to its arsenal — which means users can enjoy getting luxuriously glossy, technicoloured locks using formulas made without animal-derived ingredients. Sweet.

In short: You’ll be able to sit back and let a team of experienced beauticians and specialists wash your inhibitions away while being surrounded by luscious greenery. Even better? The salon’s implementation of an eight-day promise where experts will provide free retouching services to ensure that you are thoroughly satisfied with your new look.

And for the pièce de résistance: Kantik Room’s exclusive ladies-only, halal-certified, and hijab-friendly premise — thus ensuring that no amount of outside pressure to “hurry up” will plague you while you’re tucked away in this private space. Just kick back and relax.

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