Why should the adults have all the fun? Divas & Dudes, India’s first ever children’s Salon, Spa and Party lounge, opened its doors in DLF Phase-1, Gurgaon, has given the kids a reason to party too! When it reached my ears, my expectations weren’t much to speak of, the mother in me anticipating it to be just another place! With my daughter in tow, i visited Divas & Dudes and i must accept, my first impressions of the place can be described in just one word….Effectual!
A Pleasant and happy decor greeted us. As we set about scouring the place which was choc-a-bloc with an ecstatic bunch of kids, my daughter included! Anu Basavaraju, the founder of this very creative concept, met with an extremely warm and enthusiastic demeanour and connected with the kids instantly. She went about sharing the idea that kick started Divas & Dudes. She came up with the concept of an entertainment lounge and salon for kids because she was not able to find that perfect place for her own daughter in Bangalore when she wanted to celebrate her birthday. Having relocated back from the US, Anu had experienced kids salons and was eager to open a child friendly salon, spa, parties and play lounge.
As is the concern for every mother, finding a place that matches our level of hygiene is a challenge. So it was for me as well. A hair cut for my daughter became a Herculean task owing to the lack of cleanliness in most places. Divas & Dudes changed that for me…. They resolutely use non toxic, all natural products on the kids to make it a child centric, stress free experience by virtue of use of natural, organic, child friendly, non-toxic and chemical free shampoos & conditioners! Their customized themed salon chairs ergonomically designed added to the fun quotient and a treat at the end of it is a serious pre requisite for a happy haircut! Problem sorted!
Post the haircut, we moved on to the activity fiesta they offer. Their spate of activities include haircuts by their trained stylists, a Spa to thoroughly pamper the little brigade, making their own soaps, lipbalms & lotions. Ever seen your kids excited to take a bath every night? Yes, Divas and Dudes can make that happen with their amazing products at the Creation Station where your child can make their own cup cake shaped soaps in chocolate, strawberry or Jolly Rancher Fragrances. They can also make their own glittery lotion or all natural lip balms. The most popular of these DIY stations are the Slime Stations. I just can’t wait to have my little Diva experience this charming little place!
Parties, a safe hangout and memories galore
Children’s early happy memories begin with their first birthday party. Divas & Dudes has designed themed parties with the aim to delight both kids and teens to celebrate their special day or any other day like graduation party or a bridal party etc. A moody summer carnival or a party with groovy foot tapping music comes with flat screen TVs, disco balls, themed decorations to suit the occasion or glittery costumes for the touch of glamour; that with lip smacking food and drinks, are all set to get the mood going for a day of celebrations for our young customers. Divas & Dudes aims to make the party hall a safe hangout and lounge for kids, also offering a selfie area to capture memories of growing up years.
Have you ever had your little girl aping you? The most endearing feeling, isnt it? Divas & Dudes has brought every little girl’s dream come alive. Spa services such as mini manicures, pedicures, princess hair updos, hair braiding & chocolate facials, sparkly nail art & a selfie corner to capture their happy moments, didn’t fall short in impressing me! Their boutique section offers products that are made just for kids like their all natural and safe nail polishes, clothes and much more. Apt for both girls and boys, a uniquely interactive concept, had kids swooning!
We all love those furry, cute, fuzzy stuffed animals, don’t we? what If you could build your own best friend by choosing the animal you love the most? You can do just that at The Build-a-Buddy studio at Divas & Dudes. Pick the fur of the animal you love, add a heart, some wishes and prayers, amazing smells and sounds or record a message in your own voice, we will then together bring the animal to life and give it a birth certificate to show it belongs to you!
End your search for a place that is clean and uses chemical free, child friendly products, designed to make girls feel like a diva and boys like a dude. A safe and fun place where young kids and teenagers can engage in multitude activities.. Divas & Dudes is a result of this wishful thinking and imagination and a desire to enable children exude imagination and rejuvenation!
Divas & Dudes
17, Ashoka Crescent Road, DLF Phase-1, Gurgaon
Phone number: 9821885281