Beauty with a Purpose
Commenced six years ago, exclusively for men in Secunderabad,
Evlas Figurines has been making rapid progress
with four branches functioning in the city. Two of these
are for women. US-trained, Leela manages the
parlour located at the Banjara Hills.
Initially established to provide employment opportunities
for young boys and girls, it is serving its purpose
today by providing employment to 80 people. Apart from
regular services like threading, waxing, manicure,
pedicure, bleaching, facials, hair dye, haircuts, et
al, the parlor offers steam baths and massages.
The prices range from Rs. 20 to Rs.1500.
This parlour is frequented mostly by models, wives
of industrialists and politicians and the rich and the
elite in town. The parlour is open from 9.30 a.m. to
7.30 p.m. for ladies and from 9.30 am to 9.30 pm for
Address: Opposite LV Prasad Eye Institute,
Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-500 034.
Phone: 354 7618/ 657 1876.
In 1988 when the beauty the parlour culture was just
setting in, and Hyderabad had a dearth of good parlours,
Ms Shalini Bhoopal came forth as the saving grace
and started Salone de Beaute at the then The
Krishna Oberoi (now Taj Krishna). Today, they offer
a gamut of services from facials, streaking and
perming to bridal make-up.
Ms Bhoopal is planning another similar venture at the
Taj Residency soon. Also in the cards, is a plan
to set up a beauty school.
Personal attention, friendly staff and good
service are the unique selling points of this beauty
parlour. Services like haircuts, threading, facials,
waxing, and the like are available at prices ranging
from of Rs 30 to Rs 2,000. A team of 26, most of who
have been with the parlour for almost 12 years, work
between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. to attend to one's beauty
Prices here are a little high owing to the 20% luxury
tax levied on them. But their excellent services make
up for this disparity. Their clientele includes politicians,
models, film stars, and industrialists.
Address: Taj Krishna, Road No.1, Banjara
Hills, Hyderabad-500 034
Like any other beauty parlour - So what's different
about The Cutting
Edge? Well, it is not just girls who do the
jobs here but also men who efficiently perform the tasks
of hairstyling et.al.
It is worthwhile to watch Sachin, one of the
partners of the beauty parlour, supervising the various
beautifying sessions as nimble fingers gently move to
trim hair to give it a new look. Known for his innovative
haircuts and styling, creativity happens to be his forte.
Vasu and Padmini are the other two beauticians
who look after the administration.
Established a year ago, the parlour offers total beauty
care for both men and women. Herbal products are used
rather than artificial items. Like every other parlour,
they too offer haircuts, styling, colouring, henna,
perms, manicure pedicure, bleach, facials, threading
etc. The price range from Rs 25 for threading to
Rs 5,000 for bridal make-up. They also offer aromatherapy
for Rs 200 to Rs 500.
A personal touch is what draws the city's elite crowd
to this place. The actor couple Nagarjuna and
Amala are among the well-known celebrities in
the city who visit the parlour regularly.
Address: Karpamala House, opposite
Iranian Consulate,Road No. 7, Banjara Hills,Hyderabad-
Phone: 335 6835