By Jeanette Johnson
I was in desperate need of a haircut before returning to Australia to visit family, and as I was not going home to my hairdresser I thought that I would be brave and try the new Belle Salon in Honiara, which is upstairs in the complex before the Hyundai Mall.
The Belle Salon opens at 10am and the small access screen on the ground floor should be open by 9.45am. If it is not open do call them on 7807032 and one of the staff will open it for you. I was taken upstairs by Jeff the hair dresser and Mae the therapist and made to feel very welcome. The salon is lovely and I felt I had been transported away from Honiara.
Mae escorted me to the far end of the salon where I sat in a very comfortable chair, rested my head back, closed my eyes and went to heaven, as Mae washed and conditioned my hair and massaged my scalp, which I adore. Then I was taken to another comfortable chair and Jeff came to talk to me. Jeff was very keen to cut my hair the way I wanted it done but I was more than happy to give him permission to do what his creative instincts wanted to do. He did check with me a number of times but I was very happy to allow him to continue with the cut and blow dry. My husband Colin said it looked good, he never says any thing positive about my hair, so that was a first time win for me, and Jeff!
I was on a time limit but decided the environment was so lovely that I should have a manicure. I was moved to a lovely room that was clean, air conditioned with a comfortable chair and a number of new magazines for me to look at. Mae begin working on my finger nails, when I dared to ask if a pedicure was possible too! Daisy, the assistant then came to begin my toe nails. I was in heaven.. again!! Mae was very meticulous with my nails and I was more than happy with my morning at Belle’s Salon.
If you are in need of some pampering, I would highly recommend some quality time being well looked after by Mae and Jeff from the Philippines and Daisy from the Solomon Islands.Address: 2nd Floor, Alvaro Centre, Mendana Avenue Honiara Phone: 7807032 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Open: Monday- Saturday: 10am – 7pm, Sunday: 11am – 7 pm
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