Jun 1, 2008

Cleveland Desi Beauty Salons

A suggestion was made for a list of Cleveland Desi Indian Beauty Parlors Salons. Here is what is out there. If you would like more information, email it over. If you find any included information objectionable or would like to see deleted, just email and it will be processed. Use this information (which may not be accurate) at your own risk.

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All Beauty Salon Services
(Eyebrows, Threading, Facial, Waxing, Henna, Bridal Mehendi, Hair Cut)
14113 Crystal Creek Drive
Strongsville, OH 44149
(440)212-5366

Maya Anjum
Auspicious Art

Nita Mitra
Cosmetologist
(216)901-1400


Beauty Tips for Asian Indian Women

1. Liquid liner isn't omnipotent.

After polling a few friends, I realized -- this is a divisive issue! Some insist black eyeliner is a must for Indian girls. I'd like to propose the opposite: I like mascara with no liner, combined with a shimmery white shadow. I find it keeps my eyes looking bright even through a long day, and makes eyeliner a distinct nighttime look. A colored eye pencil, however, is lovely during the day because of the matte effect. And dark skin can really take all shades: Yellows, blues, greens and browns.

At night, kajal, aka Indian liner, makes for a sultry, earthy look (available at Indian stores or in beauty shops in a translated version, as kohl pencils). One girlfriend pointed out that smudging regular liner creates a similar effect.

Don't be afraid of a simple eye though, especially if you're wearing a standout lipstick. The Indian aesthetic is to go all out -- painted face, topped off with earrings, a necklace and two arms worth of bracelets. That's great if you're starring in a Bollywood movie, but to create drama at close quarters, contrast is key.

2. Make your brows pop with an optical illusion.

A trick I love -- echoed by one of the friends I polled -- is to dab a touch of white shadow just under the arch of the brow. Particularly on dark skin, this sets off a dramatic brow.

Sephora sells a great, fool-proof eyeshadow kit by Too Faced Cosmetics that has taught me how to achieve the mythic "smokey eye" -- which can be magical on darker skin.

3. More importantly, work with your brows, not against them.

Indians love our high-octane decimators, whether it's threading, waxing or zapping everything in sight. But I've found that putting myself in others' hands always leads to anemic brows. And this strikes me as silly. We tend to be blessed with naturally bold brows. We should work with them, not against them!

Of course, you can be your own worst enemy if you're not careful. I developed an overzealous tweezing habit in college brought on by procrastination (just one laaast pluck before I bang out a brilliant thesis!) that I thankfully kicked. These days, I tweeze those odd stray hairs and trim the tops of my longer hairs with manicure scissors for a WSJ-approved, bold-but-groomed brow.


4. What you do is not as critical as how often you do it.

It is our birthright to believe in supposedly magical home remedies. Turmeric, yogurt, oatmeal, honey, coconut oil -- like many Indian women I have worn all of these delicious food items on my head region. Do they change lives? In mine, I've found that a sense of well-being and discipline do more. Adopt a routine you can manage, don't stress too much about it, and your skin and hair will thank you.

5. Find your signature hair and stick with it.

Once again, less is more for me. I invest in paraben-free shampoos, and don't use conditioner because it weighs down my hair. Every now and then, I follow received Indian wisdom and condition my hair with coconut oil (told you so), letting it sit for as many hours as I can stand before washing it out. Who knows what long-term effects, if any, this leads to, but in cold months, it soothes a dry scalp. One friend swears by yogurt as a leave-in conditioner.

The most transformative thing though, is to identify a cut that works for your face and your lifestyle. Landing on my favorites for myself -- a jagged bob, or when long, an unlayered cut -- has simplified my life. Another destresser: Choosing not to color my greys, which trend early in my family. If you keep your hair healthy, silver on black can be stunning.


6. Don't try to lighten your skin with makeup.

The right foundation is like the holy grail, in that it's very hard to find. My personal preference is to put nothing on my face except, occasionally, a smudge of blush. I love The Multiple stick by NARS in Riviera, which doubles as blush or lipstick.

If you are going to wear a base, take time to find the shade that matches your complexion (which I guarantee is more complex than "very fair" or "dark"). Do not try to lighten your skin with makeup (or bleach, or anything). Not only does it look odd, it's entirely unnecessary. Dark skin is a generous canvas -- you can wear prints, the brightest white and every color on the planet. More importantly, you woke up like this!

7. And, of course, bag a red lipstick.

The revival of hot spectrum shades is a wonderful thing. These babies are basically made for us, and there are so many to choose from. NARS makes a great orangey-red lip color that works well in the daytime (Heat Wave). I also love Burt's Bees chapsticks for hydration with a hint of color. For a bolder look at night, I like to cut whatever I'm wearing with my old faithful, the red Revlon lipstick that snuck up on me.

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48 comments:

Anonymous said...

i called this place, but they said this salon is no longer in service to the customers since they are moving to different city. i didn't talk to Maya but who ever answered the phone gave the information.

Cleveland Desi said...

Try Amita at 440-914-XXXX. Email for info.

ask said...

i am interested in getting homecooked Indian food? anybody interested please email asiabizcomms@aol.com

Cleveland Desi said...

To ask: try Daniel at (216)916-0964 for desi food catering service.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know of any Indian Beauty Parlor in and around Cleveland, Ohio

Mitali said...

I offer eyebrow threading ($5), upper lip ($5), chin ($5) and cheeks ($5) at Fairview Park Ohio, 15 minutes from downtown cleveland. call me at 216-534-0617 to schedule an appointment. Thanks Mitali

Yukta said...

There is a nice beauty salon in Mayfield Hts- Highland Hts area. Call at 440-449-4032

sneha said...

Is there a desi beauty salon at Parma

Anonymous said...

Are there are Indian beauty parlor around Hudson/Stow area?

Anonymous said...

There is a place in Beachwood Mall,next to SAKS,lower level called "Jamila" that does eyebrow threading
www.jamilamiraclebrows.com

Vedarao said...

Call Vijaya Durga Somarouthu in Mayfield Heights (440-681-0730). She speaks broken English but she knows her way with eyebrow threading very well.

Anonymous said...

HI girls!!! I am diya from broadview hts, you can call me at 440-384-7586 to schedule an appointment for eyebrow threading, upper lips, chin etc. $5 only!!

viraj said...

My name is Viraj Parikh and I have been providing Eyebrow Threading and other beauty service for many year in North East Ohio area.

Please call me for an appointment @ 440-364-5612

Anonymous said...

anyone knows of someone who does threading and waxing in canton ohio area?

Anonymous said...

I just moved to canton and need help with
1. info on someone who can do good threading and waxing.
2. desi restaraunt.
plz let me know, thank you.

Anonymous said...

looking for someone to tir sarees sept 4 at embassy suites beachwood for a group...please contact nehadhawan@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Don't you dare going to Vijaya Durga somarouthu, Their house stinks, can't even stand a while.

Anonymous said...

YUP! I too have the same feeling about Vijaya Durga Somarouthu in Mayfield Heights (440-681-0730).She does the work good, but U may fall sick, if you stay longer in that house.Full of MOLD. Take care Girls.

Anonymous said...

Hiii plz tell me any indian beauty salon or any one who knows threading in and around solon area

Anonymous said...

Is there a desi beauty salon for threading eyebrows near solon area....

Anonymous said...

I am looking for a good, clean parlour for threading and waxing in/near Cleveland downtown area. Please suggest someone with good reviews. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

interested in getting indian homecooked food. Also if someone can suggest good salon for threading, waxing, facials..in cleveland heights area.

Desiprincess said...

HI Im looking for a threading place in the cleveland heights area.. also a good place for desi groceries..

Anonymous said...

I just moved to Cleveland Heights from Toronto and Im looking for a threading place and an indian grocery store

Anonymous said...

DesiPrincess: Try 1448 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Heights OH 44124 for groceries. Their phone is (440) 446-8200. Can't help with threading in Cleveland Heights.

Anonymous said...

Hi I am looking beauty parlor for eye brow threading.

AG said...

Can anyone give information about Indian Beauty Services, especially threading in the Hudson/Akron area. Please respond back here.
Thanks

Anonymous said...

hiiiiii......can anyone tell me about desi saloon in strongsville ohio... which does eyebrow threading..please help me to find it out

Anonymous said...

I'm looking for an Indian beauty salon in or around the Akron area that offers eyebrow threading.

I'm also looking for a meat market in or around the Akron area that sells goat meat.

Anonymous said...

hi! looking for someone for eyebrow threading? peferably close to lakewood ...

Anonymous said...

Vijay Durga does very good work. I have been going to her house for the past few years and have not had a problem. I recommend her to anyone looking for a beauty services. Her number is 440 681 0730.

Anonymous said...

Vijay Durga does very good work. I have been going to her house for the past few years and have not had a problem. I recommend her to anyone looking for a beauty services. Her number is 440 681 0730.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone do henna

Payal Fashions said...

For professional Henna/ Mehendi, you can contact Ayesha at 440 377 0090

Anonymous said...

Hi I'm looking for a reasonably priced threading service near Cleveland Hts

Anonymous said...

This is older post, so how about an update of good eyebrows threading place or person to go to in Cleveland?

Anonymous said...

Does any one know about indian beauticians (threading, waxing, facial) near university hts/mayfeild hts?

Vrunda Shah said...

Does any one know reasonable beauty service around Parma or Cleveland Downtown ?

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am looking for a reasonable service for waxing near Severance Circle area. Please suggest

Anonymous said...

Can anyone recommend a reasonable beauty service near Cleveland Heights (Severance Circle)

Anonymous said...

hi i m looking for job in eyebrow threading .anybody need employee call me at 469 268 4633 thank u

Anonymous said...

hi can u suggest me a good place for threading and waxing,near parma or brooklyn

Payal Fashions said...

For professional Henna/ Mehendi, you can contact Ayesha at 440 377 0090 . Mehandi for all occasions Eid, diwali, karwa chauth, bridal, baby shower etc.

Anonymous said...

hi there
i would like to dye my hair with henna
can anyone send me about saloons that offer this?
fatmah.almuraikhi@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I have been going to Vijaya Durga Somarouthu for a few years now and I have not had a single problem. She is a cosmetologist/beautician and does good work for low prices. I have never seen mold in her house and the only thing her house smells like is Indian food because she is an Indian and cooks Indian food at home. I don't know who posted those bad comments, but in my few years of going to her I never had a problem. Her number is 440-681-0730.

Anonymous said...

Does Vijaya do waxing? I need to find a waxing lady near beachwood

Anonymous said...

Where is the closest/cheapest eyebrow threading in Lakewood

Anonymous said...

http://ritasbeautycare.com/ is good in Solon