Hair Makeover at Midori Eco Salon*

I’ve been trying to grow out my hair because I want to do things like the sock bun and fish braids etc. But now that it’s long, I end up leaving it loose most days, and it just… hangs. So boring. Recently, I went to Midori Eco Salon in the World Trade Centre in Sandton (the really tall building on West Road South) for a QMS facial, which I’ll blog about soon.

I loved the salon so much that I decided to come back to do my hair. The owner was an interior decorator for 20 years, and she has decorated the salon in an eco- friendly way, using green materials wherever possible. I loved the vibe of the salon- it was completely calm and serene, not “Sandton-like” at all. Also, there are iPads at all the nail and hair stations to pass the time… no dog eared magazines from 2008 lying around- such a pleasure!

After a consultation with the hugely talented Chantal, I decided to go for highlights and we agreed that she would reshape my hair so it has more volume. Midori uses Davines hair products (the same as Carlton Hair). These products contain no ammonia so your hair will not be damaged. After enjoying a cappuccino, I waited for my foils to take to my hair.

After that, I had a treatment at the washing basins, and while the treatment was in my hair, I was given a foot massage, which they do for all clients who have to wait.. so much better than just sitting there doing nothing!

I was positively THRILLED at the result… check out the before and after pic!

I’d really recommend Midori, and my stylist Chantal in particular for all your future hair requirements.

In addition to hair, they also do nails, waxing, threading and makeup, with a qualified makeup artist as part of the team. They also have dedicated ethnic hair specialists at the salon.

Contrary to expectations, their prices are super reasonable. A cut and blowwave will cost you R350 for short hair, R400 for medium hair and R485 for long hair. A mani costs R180 and a pedi is priced at R220- not bad at all, right?!

They also have some GREAT specials running currently:

1. Full colour OR highlights, cut, blowdry and treatment for R1000.
2. Bring a friend and get 50% off on both your acrylic or gel nails.
3. Get a QMS medi facial for R350 (I’ll write about my QMS facial experience soon)

Give them a call on 011 784 3488 or visit their website:
Their address is: First floor, Greenpark, Cnr West Rd South and Lower St, Sandton