Jenny Hewett listens to jazz while trying a gelish mani-pedi and back and shoulder massage at Snob Salon
The promise This new salon and beauty boutique on Al Wasl Road provides hair, make-up and nail services in a girlie, retro setting.
Step-by-step I arrive at reception and am seated in the nail area, where five chairs await pampered ladies-to-be. The attention to feminine detail here is immediate: pretty mint floral wallpaper lines the walls, giving the room a vintage feel, while nail technicians wear matching beige ensembles with lace pockets. I opt for a gelish mani-pedi, as chipped polish drives me mad. As the mani-pedi gets underway, a therapist tucks behind my chair and begins the half-hour back and shoulder massage, which exceeds expectations. Though the results of the mani-pedi are to standard, the procedure doesn’t include the hand and foot scrub step, so I can’t help but feel like something’s missing. My colour looks immaculate once finished and I leave feeling chipper and preened to perfection.