Indulge in luxury beauty treatments and experience rejuvenation at its finest at the Taj Lands End Mumbai’s new unisex salon, niu&nau. By Shaoni De
The newly launched unisex salon, niu&nau at Taj Lands End, Mumbai, made me feel energised with their tasteful, vibrant and elegant décor, from the word go. I was looking for something more than the usual, something ‘new’ to start ‘now’. At once, the pedicure and manicure stations overlooking the Arabian Sea caught my attention. The thought of getting pampered while watching the sunset against the vast sea instantly put me in a relaxed state of mind. A private nail treatment area and an art section adjoining the pedicure station added to the tranquillity of the space.
While I was soaking in my thoughts, Shraddha, my therapist, ushered me to the skincare treatment room. She examined my skin, and suggested the Janssen Advance Care Ritual, using German skincare products. The treatment, she explained, would help rehydrate my skin and restore its vibrancy. Currently, the salon is equipped with products from brands like Remy Laure, while Forest Essentials is going to follow suit soon.
Once I settled into the private treatment room, my therapist started the ritual with cleansing my skin. A steaming session followed next, culminating in the application of a Cellular Regeneration Complex. In its essence, it is a concoction of red clover extract and fermented tea or Kombucha. Once the cleansing, toning, and scrubbing were taken care of, it was time for my favourite part—a massage! Gentle strokes along my neck, shoulders and face sent me to seventh heaven. I could feel the inner me loosen up and dive straight into infinite bliss. Around 90 minutes of pampering later, my skin felt rejuvenated, and my face was glowing anew.
Meanwhile, my next therapist, Rohit had prepped for my hair spa session. On identifying my hair as dry and frizzy, he recommended a Moroccan Hydrating hair spa. As I sipped on a glass of fresh juice, he explained the finer nuances of this treatment. Instant hydration and nourishment would be the result, he said. First, he washed my hair with a hydrating shampoo. Next, he divided my hair into sections and applied argan oil infused with a Moroccan hydrating cream in each section. A relaxing head and shoulder massage later, he rinsed my now soft and frizz-free hair. Turns out a 45-minute treatment was all I needed to bring back the bounce that I always wanted in my hair.
For Men: A Luxury Shave in the gentleman’s barbering section is a complete session of pampering in itself. It includes a mini facial, styling, and hair treatment. Whether one prefers a fusion or a contemporary haircut, be assured that a well-trained stylist will take care of it for you.