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Mango: Zamalek’s Best Kept Salon Secret

  • 51 Mohamed Mazhar Street
  • Hair Salon
  • 01065795792
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Anne de Groot
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Mango: Zamalek’s Best Kept Salon Secret

If there
is one thing we women all have in common, it’s the experience of leaving the
hair salon crying about our new disastrous haircut, and professing that we no
longer have a reason to live after our hair was massacred by an Edward Scissor
hands-type hairdresser. Cairo is definitely not short on hairdressers but
finding a good one is still quite tricky. It’s tricky because you have to try
one first to know whether he is good or not, which can result again in disastrous,
tear-filled sessions. And that’s exactly why we at Cairo 360 are here to test
and separate the good from the bad and the ugly.

Mango is
located on Mohamed Mazhar Street right across from Cook Door. The owners
were previously located on Ibn El Nabih Street where the shop was known as La
Mia Vita. However, with the move also came a name swap. The shop isn’t very big
with two washing stations and four chairs on the ground level. The top level
has a room for treatments such as facials and makeup. The staff consists of two
guys, Khaled (hairdresser) and Fadi (makeup artist/hairdresser) and a few girls
who offer services like pedicures, threading and manicures.

Khaled
is not just a hairdresser but more of a hair artist. He transforms your hair
from frizzy to glamorous within a few minutes. His haircuts are also super-quick
but oh so efficient. The best thing is he also knows how to handle short hair
very well, whereas many other hairdressers in Cairo can only handle long hair. Haircuts
cost 100LE and include blow-dry and styling. Or you could opt for blow-dry and
styling for just 50LE. The hair salon mostly uses hair products by L’Oreal.

Aside
from the excellent haircut and blow-dry, this reviewer tried the pedicure, which
was swift and sufficient although more focus on the scraping would have been
preferable. That being said, the polishing was neat. This reviewer also opted
for the eyebrow threading (25LE), which might be a bit painful but works best
in order to shape them. Manicures and pedicures both cost 30LE.

The
prices of makeup depend on what kind of makeup you’re aiming for, and the brand products used are MAC, Chanel and Lancome.

Though
other hairdressers might have bigger or fancier salons, in the end what matters
is how your hair looks and feels. Try Mango; you’ll definitely not be disappointed.

360 Tip

Khaled's skills have won him many clients, and so you should definitely call ahead for an appointment.

Best Bit

Khaled is a magician with hair.

Worst Bit

Pedicures could do with being a bit more thorough.

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