Friday

Spazzing - A promise of transformation



A visit to the Spa – is about looking good - hair, skin, nails, feet, whatever.

They consult, they shape, they cut, they shade, they create - a signature look for us. You could be spending up to 4 hours in a spa. And watch the old skeletons tumble out from your cupboard. Speak about your husband or boyfriend or lover or friends or bosses, political views or traffic snarls, Manmohan Singh or Advani. And your attendant is your best friend in the hours you spend here. It’s a strange soul connection you form with them for those hours. You lay down your nails/hair and your troubles to them. They so understand. They look at you with such empathy, silently saying “I wish I could take away your troubles honey”, that you are willing to try the new derma creams and the expensive conditioners which cost 5 times more than the ones you have been using thus far. All done so smoothly, so caringly, that you don’t realize till you are back home, when you feel much lighter in the pocket!

If what you go there for, doesn’t turn right, then nothing is right. And what happens when a plan goes badly off? You want to wrap your well manicured hands around the stylist’s slender neck and see how sorry she looks next... By now she probably has this terror stricken look “I am not sure how this happened”. So why is she there in the first place if she is not sure? Nobody knows. Guess the spa probably is understaffed, its not my office alone, but spaz too, so, they got them interns!

Seen brides on their wedding days? Over dressed and over decked? O boy! Why so much war paint and why so much fuss? If you look good everyday then chances are with “dressing up” you ai’nt gonna look good no more! Seen too many “off’s” and that’s sad because on this special day every bride must look the part – stunning!:)

Then they sell you “care” products from cuticle care, to tint colour care to hair care. Consumerism thrives. We are the suckers. For a normal toilet soap that should cost a few rupees, we are willing to pay hundreds because the “brand” is so cool!

Ever seen a new-comer walk into a spa and how she/he behave? They look cornered and testy. I mean if you ai’nt comfortable being here, why are you here darlin? And then quickly the hostess will walk upto them and get busy settling them down. Hmmm:)

Nail bar is supremo uno for me…love the ambiance and I know I am paying through my nose for it, love the guys who strut around looking terribly busy doing nothing, and the pamper – am willing to walk away thousands of rupees short:)

14 comments:

melinda said...

I love the spa's and the salon's and nothing compares when its a good massage:)

Jim said...

Hey nice:) I dont know of anyone who does'nt love to spa or visit the salon! Infact spas are reserved for spcial occassions. I gifted an entire day to Anne on her bday at Ritz and she loved it

Neelu said...

it's magical isn't it? it's all about you in those 4 hours - no husband, no kids, no phone calls or crabby clients..

sanjiv said...

Spazzing? Nice:) New jargon for me! Yea I guess the privileged world gets pampered. Hard working people like me hardly have any time to think of spazzing:)

ashish said...

I love a good pamper and nothing like those every sundays when I can get to the salon for a hair massage and feet massage ...heaven, yea away from all the hustle bustle

runa said...

Remember when we went to Angsana gosh tat place is lovely! Strt out of high living. And the menu delightful:)

sheila said...

Hey gorgeous when you were in Siem Reap didn't u say thr was a massage on the menu given by the blind? I wonder if anyone went for tat kind of stuff. In hk the spas are very expensive and used sparsely by us working class people, but totally agree with you its a place you for for some peace quite and girl bonding:)

RavneetSingh said...

Its a very girl thing I think. I know some guys go thr under the guise of hygiene but am not sure if any alpha male wil go to spas. Salon for a hair cut is ok. But nomore. Not for me atleast. Mee does mean I don't make the mark?:)

keshi said...

Very nice post Mee, captures a visit to the salon pithily. Weekends are the best time away from all n everything to pamper myself and recoup. :)

Pawan said...

I keep wondering why there is nothing like a budget spa and why all spaz are maddeningly expensive! Do you think there would be takers for desi spaz with natural,rustic surroundings which are also easy on the pocket?

Mee said...

isn't it K?:)

Pawan its a brilliant biz opportunity:)

ALLEX said...

Great post.... all of us like being pampered and like the pomp show...... spa is justa place i feel for satisfying that instinct in us...... we all love the massage and the treatments and spa provides a good option to that.....

shikha said...

All credit goes to Romans for their Hamams, Not so common man like us can afford it

Mee said...

Allex yes!

Shikha- Romans and Hamams? U r right, never thought of it! Thanks!