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Haircuts and massages at Snip | Goa

What you see – Snip Salon and Spa is definitely the right place to visit during an amazing holiday in Goa, for two reasons. Snip Salon, GoaFirst, to look smashing for that Saturday night party at one of the most happening clubs in Goa and second, to de-stress yourself after that rigid work schedule you finally got a break from.

This unisex salon and spa is situated in two locations across Goa, namely Panjim and Calangute catering to two different sections of people i.e. the working class from Panjim city and the holidaying tourists at Calangute beach, one of the most famous beaches in Goa. Snip Salon and Spa, Panjim is located in Padmavati Towers on 18th June road. The lane on the right hand side, just before the famous shopping center Bombay Bazaar has to be taken to get here. This is, assuming you are on the street in the direction of Panjim church. Snip Salon and Spa, Calangute, is located off the road heading to Candolim from Calangute, opposite Lloyd’s (a famous restaurant in the area). It is massive in size and stands out, quite unlike the Panjim salon.

Snip offers comforting and soothing ambience right from the moment you enter that it somehow manages to relieve you of the pain from your aching legs after a long walk at the beach. The entire salon and spa is adorned innovatively with a splendid collection of oriental art. All the spa and massage rooms are lit with aromatic candles, with light Indonesian music (instrumental) playing in the background making you feel pampered and relaxed.

Snip, Panjim is divided into four levels. The lower level comprises the salon area catering to services pertaining to the hair, whereas the rest of the three levels are dedicated entirely to spa treatments, massages and facials. The Calangute division comprises two levels. The lower level is divided into two sections; the hair salon and the foot reflexology / pedicure and manicure section. The entire top level comprises the spa section. Snip, Calangute in contrast to Panjim offers upgraded and more exotic products and services. The rates for the same are priced high.

What you get – Basic haircuts as well as stylish ones by hair experts from Thailand are provided at Snip. A whole range of hair styling, hair coloring and other hair and scalp treatments along with stylish shaves for men are also offered. Further, you can enhance your hands and feet by going in for a manicure and pedicure and top it up with lovely nail polish. Waxing, bleaching, threading and various makeup including bridal makeup as well as day and night makeup are sure to make you look your very best. The above mentioned salon services range from Rs. 100 to Rs. 3,000.

The spa packages at Snip are a must try. Their signature massage is the Balinese / Indonesian massage which is particularly meant for tourists, at the end of a tiring day. Other face and body massage packages (exclusive to Snip, Calangute) include Mandarin and Grapefruit (Sun soother), French Marine (Detoxifying Ritual), The Chocoholic (Stress buster for men), Gin and Tonic (Mood elevating treatment), Baileys / Cabernet / Champagne (also called the spa mini bar) and Body Rebalancing (Hot stone massage). In addition to these massages and spa treatments, an assortment of facials, body scrubs and exfoliants are also provided. All these packages come within the range of Rs. 400 to Rs. 6,800.

Snip uses its own oils for massages which come in flavors such as musk, orange, opium, rose and mogra. These oils are light, non greasy and highly therapeutic. Facials are done using Hungarian based organic products which are exclusive to Snip. Only L’Oreal and Schwarzkopf products are used. A series of L’Oreal products are displayed, for sale to the customers as well.

Our verdict – A visit to Snip is totally worthwhile. The stylish haircuts by the Thai experts can make you look truly dashing. The service provided is exceptional. The proprietor Archana Bhobe, a very friendly person, is equally involved in the day to day functioning and offers a lot of expert advice. The spa treatments especially in Snip, Calangute can definitely lift up your spirits. The rates in Calangute are comparatively higher by a margin of Rs. 150 to Rs. 200 on each item. Parking space is available in front of the salon here though at Panjim it gets difficult to find.

Anytime between – 10 AM – 9 PM (Last appointment by 7.30 PM)

By Pooja Vinod
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