Ladies, if we all sit down and think about it, how many of us have a different salon dedicated to each part of our grooming routine? A salon we go to exclusively for blowouts, trims, dying and styling. A nail bar, a spa for massages and facials, and of course, a dingy hole in the wall salon who’s name we will never reveal. Simply because, it houses the most exclusive eyebrow lady who has become best friends with your eyebrows and only she will ever understand them. Don’t you wish that rather than driving all over Kuwait to attain the goal of beauty, you could find it all in one place?
Enter Mint & Co, a haven for all things beauty, featuring a glam squad to fulfill all your personal upkeep needs. Opened in January 2015 by longtime best friends Dima Saymeh and Cherihan “Cheri” Nasr, the goal for this go-to spot was to simplify the working women of Kuwait’s basic primping needs, especially since the two were familiar with the song and dance of salon-hopping. “We wanted to create a salon with an edge to separate it from the rest – somewhere ladies could spend the day in confident that their hair and nails were done just the way they like it.”
The little details are what matter to the mothers of Mint, as they pay extra attention to providing a cozy environment for their clientele – a mini-spa getaway, if you will. With comfortable seating, fresh flowers, and the TV set always playing something fun from music videos on VH1 to Keeping Up With the Kardashians on E!, customers feel more like regular guests making themselves at home while sipping on a steaming hot cup of fresh coffee or tea, paired with a complimentary lotus biscuit or one of wholehearted baked by siham’s paleo, vegan sugar free treats. “It’s the perfect place to relax after a long day at work, which was the original inspiration for its launch” says Dima. “While we’re committed to and focused on our day jobs, we needed an outlet that we could be proud of – a home away from home.”
Mint also has an array of both organic and non-organic specialties for sale; from facemasks, to shampoo and hair products, and even deodorant! “We share a mutual interest in organic products and have noticed that there’s a growing interest for it on the market as well – but we also understand that there are customers who like to stick to non-organic brands and we like to accommodate them as well.” For those who are interested in organic products, Mint & Co has an array on offer: face masks and scrubs used for their basic facials, organic hair dye, organic ink for their Permanent Makeup services, and even organic nail polish. Other services Mint has that sets them aside from your basic beauty parlor are massages, and Hard Gel nail treatments – a service that guarantees to strengthen the nails, hassle free; Mint is one of the few, if not the only salon in Kuwait that offers this service.
They also have weekly hair-masks galore! Made in-house with fresh ingredients handpicked by Dima and Cheri themselves, the girls along with the staff brainstorm and research hair mask ideas, create them in the blender of the salon’s kitchen, and write them on the board for customers to try. While each mask has a different purpose, the general consensus is that they leave your hair soft, supple and shiny – perfect to top off with a first class blowout.
The fact that both Dima and Cheri can beautifully integrate their areas of expertise and impeccable style into the field is only a small element to the success of the salon, but what adds to it is the friendly atmosphere. All it takes is one or two visits for the staff to treat you like family, and for the salon to become your Zen home away from home.
Treat yourself to organic luxury at Mint & Co, located in Jabriya block 3B, street 104. Call them at 9665 9774 and follow them on Instagram @mintandcobeautyspa.