9.06.2017

A month in Iran: reportage 3. In A Persian Salon

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On Milad Tower with my son
It looks like a normal building from outside, no banner, no shop windows. Upstairs there is a reception with a bare head woman, kind and profesional, who asks in Farsi: "Salam ladies, how can I help you?" Each treatment is paid a part and for each one I get a ticket. I'm going to start with the manicure so I cross the big hairdressing hall and walk in a room where some 30 women are siting at a long table getting their nails done. I sit me too. That's new for me as I can't remember the last time I had a manicure. I especially like the whole hand massage with a kind of scrub cream making the skin very soft.
Then I have my hair done. It takes a while so I have all the time to look at the other women. I think I'm the only one here who didn't ask for a complex cut or arrangement! No wonder that Iranians women always show perfect hairs under their loose fashionable scarves.
But the part I prefer is the face epilation by the traditional Persian technic: facial hairs are grabbed by the action of two yarns quickly moved by hands. It requires a great skill and results in a massage of the whole face, a little painful but so nice. The whole face is perfectly clean after it.
Last but not least... the eybrows. In Iran you'll hardly see a women who didn't have them done. I seldom do, very seldom... but I must admit that well shaped eybrows make a woman's look really charming. In spite of this, I decline the invite to chose a eybrows style and just ask for a cleaner simple line.
I'm feeling extremely beautiful when we leave, but my friend think I'm a too serious woman: "You should have tried some meches" she says "Or a different cut... or a more seductive eybrows style..." I laugh: "Hey hey...! I don't mean to be seductive!", "Ok ok! Let's go home, and tonight we'll have dinner out by Tabiat bridge. But before I'll take you to see Tehran from above, on Milad Tower".

TO BE CONTINUED

Have also a look to Part 1 and Part 2

PS
Sorry for bad quality of pictures but in this first days I just used my phone. Hopefully you'll appreciate the difference when I'll start publishing the pictures taken by my new camera.

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