Indulge in first class treatment at an aviation concept salon.
WHO doesn’t love great eyebrows? Not only do well-groomed brows look tidier, they can make a huge difference in balancing and complementing our facial features.
Women with hairy issues have a tough time dealing with unwelcome body hair and often opt for leg waxing (and other methods).
The question is, should you go to a homey salon or a high-end spa, or do the task yourself at home?
Well, here’s one way to tackle the issue in style. The first beauty boutique with an air travel concept, Apronbay, which opened its doors in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, last month, is a salon that offers whole body waxing, brow design, threading, as well as manicure and pedicure services.
Company director Ashley Loong, a former air stewardess with Singapore Airlines, got together with a friend who enjoys being pampered and shares the same values on grooming, to start the new concept beauty boutique.
Loong, a frequent traveller, came up with the name Apronbay because she wished to create an aviation concept beauty salon where customers can enjoy the best service and pampering beauty treatments just like how passengers are given premier treatment on a flight in first class.
Apronbay is an aviation term used to describe the special area on an airport runway reserved for the aircraft for parking, refuelling, and the embarkation or disembarkation of passengers.
Your journey in Apronbay begins when you step into the first class “check-in” reception area, greeted by a staff member dressed in a flight attendant uniform.
After that, you will be “parked” at the first class waiting lounge, where the manicure and pedicure services are offered. You will then be ready to transfer onboard your flight, and enter the themed room of your choice.
The dedicated themed rooms for waxing are designed to represent the ambience of New York (Contemporary City), Shanghai (Oriental Suite) and the seaside of Boracay (Seaside Loft).
There are two rooms for browdesign which have been created to showcase Victorian London (Covent Garden) and Country Garden. Even the treatment room doors are designed to resemble airplane doors.
“We aim to fulfill this unique brand concept by exuding the glamour, comfortable luxury and the sort of poise that come from being exposed to cultures around the world,” said Loong.
If you have yet to visit the Big Apple, the New York (Contemporary City) room may be the next closest thing to the city’s flashing neon lights, skyscrapers and bustle.
Shanghai (Oriental Suite) resembles Chinatown just about anywhere, but looks a lot more photogenic.
Need a break from the busy city life? Seaside Loft will be perfect for you to enjoy the ambience of a seaside getaway. This room is my personal pick to balance the peace while getting your waxing done.
Victorian London shows the
Staff in a flight attendant uniform at the Victorian London-themed room for brow service. In Apronbay’s Contemporary City-themed room, model Mandy Tan is dressed like Audrey Hepburn who played a New York socialite in