BLOW OUT BY THE SEA
If you haven’t yet visited Urban Retreat at Aïshti by the Sea, it’s high time you did.
The two resident hairstylists, Edimar Chawiche (for women) and Konya (for men), both trained under Andrew Barton, the celebrated creative director of Urban Retreat at Harrods in London, so what they can do to your hair is truly – and no pun intended here – a cut above the rest. “We always start with a consultation,” says Chawiche. “We find out what you like and how we can help.”
For women who always remain on the cusp of now, current winter trends include square and straight cuts, bangs and short hair. Also, the tousled, casual beach look – referred to as beach wave or new wave – is favored by the fashion set. “Key trends come from Andrew Barton,” Chawiche says, “and this year simplicity is in.” For clients who want to add or enhance their color, red (numbers 645 and 745 from L’Oréal) is the hottest, wildest hue. FYI: Chawiche and Konya both trained with Tracy Gallagher, star colorist and artistic director of Urban Retreat in London.
When it comes to their hair, Lebanese men generally tend to be more conservative than women. “Men are more classical,” says Konya, “but what they want also depends on their age and profession.” For the younger set, Konya can usually suggest something offbeat, like longer, wilder hair, shaved on the sides perhaps. Some older men with greying hair want to cover up their grey, so Konya usually recommends a L’Oréal dye that naturally blends the whitening hair with the darker strands. “I give a natural effect that reduces the grey,” he says.
Now you know: Chawiche and Konya are two great reasons to visit (and revisit) Urban Retreat at Aïshti by the Sea.
Aïshti by the Sea, Level 4, Seaside Road, Antelias, T. 04 711 940