This weekend, I decided to pay Midori Eco Salon, in Sandton, a visit. I literally live two streets down from them and have just never made the time to take a peek. I had previously checked them out on their website and "stalked" them on twitter! Midori is the first eco salon of it's kind in Johannesburg and means "green" in Japanese. (And just to be random, Midori means "doll" in shona, so it works well for me both ways 😛)
I went in to texlax my hair, from natural, a story for another post to follow.
I made a phone call first and was attended to by a warm and extra friendly receptionist - yes I was being my usual self, asking her to justify and explain everything first. On arrival, I was, yet again, greeted by the same lovely lady, and made to feel extra special. Free wifi, offer of anything I would like to drink and ushered to a cosy waiting area - for two minutes.
My stylist was positive, professional and welcoming. Had a consultation to begin with, she made her recommendations, which I was very happy to oblige, and the whole process began. Trust me, the entire experience gets better...
The ambience at the wash basin was unexpected. Spa music & pot plants literally transported me to "lala land" in seconds! The massage wasn't just a massage, it was a whole massage haha! A full Indian Head massage, was part of the wash & treatment process, it was so welcome as I take advantage of any chance I get to relax.
Now, if you know me, I am a sucker for all things beauty. So don't take me to get my nails and hair done, because the whole salon will know about it! I looked and felt fabulous. My hair looked and felt stunning by the time she was done. I was whipping it back and forth... literally!!
Would I go back? Would I recommend it to anyone else? You bet your cotton socks I would! I think I may have found my new go to place. If you are one for quality and professionalism, and prefer to go to people who are well versed about hair and beauty, then this is your place. i felt the pricing was quite steep, but trust me, not only will you be satisfied, but will rest assured that your needs are well met. That counts more for me than anything.
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Have you been to Midori before? What was your experience? What do you look for in a salon experience?
NB: this post is in no way biased, it is based on my personal experience, I'm in no way affiliated to Midori or in the knowing of who is who, and I paid for all my treatments out of my own pocket!