La Villa No. 36: Top Notch, Relaxed Salon in Dokki
36, El Messaha Street
10AM-8PM, Closed on Mondays
The staff at La Villa is as friendly and professional as they come. After signing in, you’ll go on to be dressed in a clean, white robe and offered a variety of beverages including tea and juice.
La Villa’s design is boast-worthy; punches of colour are found in the tiniest of details, 1960’s themed screen prints line the walls and last but not least, the workrooms are beautifully serene and spacious. Continuing with the brightly coloured theme is a large, circular hot pink couch for those waiting. Alternatively, you can have a seat on one of their balconies nestled among the trees – watch out, though, as the cosy chairs with deep cushions have a tendency to suck you right in.
In terms of services and price, La Villa’s menu is on par with others around town, although running short on massage services. A Thai masseuse comes only once or twice a week, depending on the schedule. Massages start at 250LE and are available just for women, unfortunately.
Other stylists are also available including the talented Ehab. With a sense of humour and dance moves in tow, the entertainment is always appreciated. Haircuts begin at 150LE, including a shampoo, sleep-inducing head massage and blow-dry.
Hair removal, manicures and pedicures are also available. For 30LE and 40LE, the nail treatments are thorough, taking care of hangnails, tough cuticles and any other pesky nail problems that one might have. High quality OPI nail polish is used and a topcoat always offered to ensure a long-lasting paintjob.
When all is said and done, La villa is where it’s at. From their great customer service to the lively atmosphere and reasonable prices, it’s no wonder they stay busy and are sometimes booked for weeks in advance. Walk-ins are available but we recommend calling ahead.