Cut­ting crew

Sip on a mock­tail as you get your curls done at this style bar, Volt


Mar­gar­i­tas over man­i­cure. That’s pretty much the theme for the evening for this group of 27-yearolds cel­e­brat­ing their friend’s bach­e­lorette party at Volt, a glitzy new salon in the city. “Ex­cept that, here we serve mock­tails, so a vir­gin mar­garita/mar­tini, per­haps,” laughs Sh­weta Prad­hyum, who started Volt along with hus­band Prad­hyum G, and friends Raghav Kr­ishna and David Pradeep Nissanka.

The team at Volt likes to call it a style bar rather than a salon. Here, it’s all about the ex­pe­ri­ence, says Sh­weta. Which is why they also let clients book the en­tire space for par­ties or just a re­lax­ing night out with the gang, com­plete with mas­sages and hair spa. Imag­ine cut­ting into a cake while your hair is wrapped up in sil­ver foil. That's def­i­nitely one for In­sta!

“We have some­thing called Net­work at Volt where you can bring your friends, get a blow dry or party make up and dress up, while sip­ping on re­fresh­ing mock­tails, all for ₹3,500,” she says.

The 2,800-square-foot salon has five ser­vice rooms, in­clud­ing one dry spa, a wet spa, and an ex­clu­sive VIP room. Nissanka, fondly known as Nish has worked with a bunch of celebrity clients such as Ka­mal Haasan, Ak­shara Haasan, So­nia Ag­gar­wal, Su­naina...

While they do blowouts, hair treat­ments, mas­sages, funky hair colours (from blues amd ma­roons to uni­corn hair) and the works, one of the new beauty tech­niques they are in­tro­duc­ing this month is, semi per­ma­nent eye­brow tint. It stays for three months and makes the eye­brows look more de­fined. A few of the team mem­bers are train­ing in Thai­land for the same.

Mean­while, Prad­hyum has just fin­ished getting his hair coloured. His jet black hair now has speck­les of sil­very white. He’s de­lib­er­ately got the salt and pep­per look, some­thing that is ac­tu­ally trend­ing, I am told. It adds grav­i­tas to a look, ap­par­ently.

The team at Volt likes to call it a style bar rather than a salon

Volt is lo­cated at 32, Ram Cham­bers, Casa Ma­jor Road. Eg­more. 48687773


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