The May 2011 issue of the StyleSpeak magazine – a Design Special –  “is full of inspiring salons from different cities which show architectural excellence.” Of the three Salons hand-picked across the country that best exemplifies “design and functional efficiency”, one of them happens to be the Play Salon at the Mantri Square, Bangalore.

Titled Opulence at Play Salon, the feature traces the Concept, Design Elelments, History, Functional Efficiency, the unique and exclusive services extended by Play Salon. Here is an excerpt from the brilliant, exhaustive and insightful coverage on Play Salon in the StyleSpeak Magazine’s  Design Special Issue (May 2011) by Ayesha Augustine.


Opulence at Play Salon

The design concept evolves from an eclectic thought process which has been given form at the Play Salon at Mantri Mall.Spreadacross 3000 sq. feet, this elite salon is based in the heart of Bengaluru and offers services to its chic and famous clientele. Hence, its design is meant to speak luxury in every section of the salon. The harmonious blend of straight lines in the design with ornate and opulent forms of various elements in the space was to create a unique atmosphere of grand opulence and a regal feeling for the people stepping into the space – a feeling of transformation from the hustle and bustle of life and the shopping frenzy. StyleSpeak, inspired by the exquisite design of this salon, decided to feature it in the ‘Elite Salon’ category for its interiors.

The Play Tale

Born of a rich lineage of beauty experts, Neeru Radhakrishnan, founder of Play Salon, started with Neeru’s Beauty Concepts in early 2000. Play Salon was conceived as a creative expression of her passion for the fine art of hair styling. With an ever growing base of loyal customers, Play Salon over the years has grown both in its reach and repertoire of luxury salon and spa services. On offer is the choicest services for its elite and discerning clients who understand the importance of professional hair care and styling. Play Salon enjoys an exclusive relationship with L’oreal Paris, and is among the first to internationally roll out the brand’s special treatments. In true testimony to its exclusivity, Play Salon is among elite few salons in India to offer Kérastase treatments from L’oreal Paris……

Download the entire feature here.

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  1. Hi Neeru , do you have any advice for dry n frizzy hair . i stay at kerala .its too humid here and it makes my hair sick .

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