There is something about being on the threshold of a new year that calls out to you to try a new look and it can be as effortless as getting a brand new hairstyle. And as one of the leading salons in Bangalore that swears by its mantra, ‘what you wear starts with your hair’, Bounce was the way to go. Everyone else seemed to agree; the salon was a whirlwind of activity to the steady beat of music.
Started in 2005 on Lavelle Road by a brother and sister team – Vikram Mohan and Prarthana Mohan – Bounce specialises in hair and offers other beauty treatments too.
That is exactly where I started – with a 15-minute consultation with Anjali, the Art Director. The stylists are categorised according to their experience and the Art Director is way up there in the ladder. The consultation does not necessarily give you what you want but leads you to a style that works best for you.
Anjali came with seven years’ experience and has studied the art (and science) of hair styling in India and overseas. She began by asking me about the length I wanted, how open I was to experiment with colour, and how much time I had to spend on my hair. I have fine hair, and the length was not doing much for me, and as I hardly have any time to spend styling my hair, she decided to give me a bob with layers.
After a wash, she chopped away my hair to chin length and with it the copper highlights I had earlier and which had grown out. The haircut was simple, flattering and low maintenance. The shorter length made my hair look fuller.
It was the time of revelation, off came the towel and voila! the colour looked fantastic! The colour and the bob came together beautifully – it made a statement albeit a subtle one.
Other services you could splurge on at Bounce are perming, straightening or you could try one of their fabulous manicures and pedicures.
Price (for the cut and colour): `3,500 approx.
Products used: Schwarzkopf Igora’s 100-88 and 100-99; Schwarzkopf’s BC Bonacure Colour Saver Shampoo and Moisture-Kick Moisture Spray Conditioner
Written for Hairsay magazine