Almost the entire last year, because of COVID outbreak, I mostly remained home, and even worked from there. In doing so, many of women like me, almost forgot that we had a body and head with us that needs care apart from following the precautions against the pandemic inside and outside.
After managing to live with the new normal i.e. precautions for COVID, and going out for work as well, I first looked at myself. My hairs spent almost the year untouched were like as bad as anything and their colour was faded and uneven. That was the time for me to see some trained professional to get them back to their shape and shade.
Luckily during that time I was invited to a newly opened beauty service facility at Karachi’s opulent DHA, THE KRISALYS. The Imperial Group’s flagship state-of-the-art beauty and wellness sanctuary is an architecturally-inspiring glass KRISALYS COSMETIC TOWER. According to Salman Khan, The President & CEO, The Imperial Group, “The Krisalys – the name inspired by the transitional process of an egg in a cocoon transforming into a beautiful butterfly.”
The six-storied building offers, male and female full salon service; makeover for bride and groom; aesthetic, dental and derma treatments; cosmetic surgery and hair transplant facilities under one roof. The Sky Bar Café at the roof top is also about to be opened for the customers and visitors to have some good time snacking after or before their treatments.
All that made me to decide finally that Krisalys was the place I was waiting to visit for a year. I took an appointment and waited for the day to come.
When I reached, I was apologetically asked to wait as the hair stylist was busy with another client. The staff was no doubt where amazing. They greeted me with a nice and hot coffee with some cookies.
After a while, stylist came and consulted with me about my hair. She built a good trust and I agreed to let them do what could be done best with the present condition of my hairs. I was sent into hair section where I had colour, treatments and cut.
Colour Me Dark! A darker brown shade was suggested for my hair to give them an even blend. My stylist told me that the shade matched with my eyes and suited to my skin tone and ultimately would give a fresher look to may face. The dye was applied with L’Oreal smart bond treatment which is used as an additive to secure the hair bond and texture. Waiting was not an issue as I scrolled down with mobile and enjoyed techno music coming out from hidden speakers in the hall.
Tick Tick! 45 Minutes, I was called to wash my hair. After my hairs were washed with Kerastase colour locking shampoo, they were given Fusio-Dose, the signature Kérastase treatment, applied on wet hair to restore the strength, moisture and lustre of hairs. Lastly they were soaked in an anti-frizz colour locking mask and were ready for cut.
Haircut! My stylist knew what would go with my face and hair texture and most of all for the strength of my locks. I had to compromise on the length as it was my hair fall season and trimming them more was suggested for their health. Personally I like longer hair (for both women and men). A big chunk of rough strands were chopped off to protect my crowning glory. I was given a multi layered cut (in square to round shape) with little notching from edges to manage the uneven length of my hair. Those layers were to create volume in hair and to contour and enhance my face and body. Blow dry was another fun. They were loose curl with just dryer and round brushes.
After my hair dye and cut done, I took another appointment to check their spa as my first experience was almost according to my expectations.
It was time to pamper me little more with body scrub and manicure and pedicure.
A hard scrub was given to remove all dead skin from my heels and toes accumulated through dry winters and then a gentle massage was soothing and relaxing. Manicure was also done with care and I was told unlike my hair I kept good care for my hands and feet as they didn’t find any cuticles and rough edges. Yes a good buff was done to give a shine to my nails.
In COVID times, starting a beauty facility is quite a risky business but the management and staff both were following the SOPs suggested for the pandemic strictly. That is why I don’t remember many of their faces as they remained under masks throughout my visit.
It was time to say goodbye to them after spending almost four hours of relax and fun. When I was leaving, I was thinking about my next visit to get some more experience of nice pampering.
The Krisalys can be visited for online appointments at https://thekrisalys.com/.
Delay in diagnosis can result in long term disability
An awareness seminar to highlight the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of arthritis was conducted at the Governor house Punjab, with joint collaboration of Arthritis Care Foundation and Scotmann Pharmaceuticals here in Lahore on Sunday 21 November.
The seminar was chaired by the honorable Governor of Punjab Chaudry Muhammad Sarwar, with awareness sessions conducted by chairperson Arthritis Care Foundation, Prof. Nighat Mir Ahmed, Co-chairperson Prof. Sumaira Farman Raja, and Co-chairperson and General Secretary, Prof. Muhammad Ahmed Saeed, and Dr. Saira E. A. Khan.
According to research done by the Arthritis Care Foundation with funding by World Health Organization, approximately 1 out of every 4th person is suffering from some kind of inflammatory joint disease. If not diagnosed early, these conditions can result in long-term disability, like Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. State of the art department of Rheumatology with international standards and equipment has been initiated at the Central Park Teaching Hospital, served by highly skilled and qualified specialists and staff. Central Park Teaching Hospital also provides free treatment services for deserving patients with the support of the Arthritis Care Foundation.
The seminar highlighted the role of Vitamin D, diet, and exercise for healthy bones and joints, arthritis in children, young and elderly, and the common causes of back pain.
Peng Salon celebrates Children’s Day, inviting Children Cancer patients for a Spa Day
This Children’s Day, Peng Salon & Spa, one of the leading hair & skin clinics in Karachi came up with a thoughtful initiative for children suffering from cancer. They invited these young cancer warriors from Indus Hospital for a Spa Day at the salon to mark Children’s Day celebrations. The children were treated with professional salon & spa services for a relaxing & refreshing experience.
Kaneez Fiza & Nafisa Dawood, Incharge at the Psychosocial department at Indus Hospital, who accompanied the children stated that the children were happy and it was an amazing experience for the children as well as their team at the Peng Salon. According to Kaneez, it was the first time for the children that they had visited a salon and they loved every bit of it and were overjoyed with the experience.
These children, fighting their battle against Cancer, are dreamers – full of innocence, hope and happiness. These little angels enjoyed the services of their choice at the salon and they were all smiles with the kind of pampering they were provided with. Services such as Haircut, hair styling, manicure, pedicure, makeup etc. were provided that made their day extra special.
After going through months of grueling treatment, giving these brave warriors such a day was a thoughtful initiative by Peng Salon. Arranging a Spa Day on Children’s Day for these young children to give them moments of joy and happiness was a wonderful idea by the team. Their aim to make these children feel valued, loved and special while helping them make cherishing memories.
Children were overwhelmed with the services they were provided and were all smiles as they left for the hospital again. Thumbs up to Peng Salon for initiating such a thoughtful activity to celebrate Children’s Day!
5 motivational thoughts to get you motivated by Canadian-Pakistani CEO, Muneeb Mushtaq
Canadian Pakistani CEO and motivational speaker Muneeb Mushtaq has given us many insightful and empowering thoughts over the years on the basis of his experiences as a young and dynamic businessman. The tech tycoon has been the founder of three tech business ventures and has managed to achieve so much at such a young age. And, he has given back his learning and knowledge by motivating, educating, and mentoring people to be successful in life.
Here are some motivational thoughts by the Forbes awarded entrepreneur Muneeb Mushtaq to get you motivated and beat the Monday blues:
- Get rid of the useless and negative clutter in your life
Muneeb Mushtaq suggests that it is important to subtract some of the unnecessary things from life to realise how insignificant they are. He advises us to get away from the insignificant and negative clutter in order to see an immediate positive impact. Worrying about what others think of us, trying to please everyone are some of the unimportant things we need to remove as soon as possible. According to him “When you remove what’s negative, it’ll add more space for what’s POSITIVE”!
- Don’t wait, just take the first step
The successful entrepreneur recommends us not to wait for other people or for the perfect moment to do what you have always wanted to do. There will never be a perfect time, situation or circumstances that would make you start working on your dreams. He advises us to just take the first step and get started.
- Failure is the opportunity to start over again, more wisely
The dynamic businessman is also of the view that failure provides an invaluable experience that makes it more likely to get success the next time around. He explains: “Till the time you don’t give up, the failures are just learning experiences, helping you to eventually succeed.”
- Respect the competition
Muneeb Mushtaq also shares this motivational thought that competition should be embraced and should be used as a driving force to push you further rather than fearing it. Competition is also a validation that there is a massive market and opportunity in the space to grow further.
- Change is important
Another motivating thought from Muneeb Mushtaq is that if you want change in life, then you should also be willing to change. He says, “If you are not willing to change, don’t expect your life to either”.
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