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  • 4 types of Beauty salons in Almaty, Kazakhstan

    When I came to Kazakhstan 4 years ago, it was not much difficult to live without knowing the language. Most of the time I get through by using google translator. But after one month, it's time for a hair cut. I want to keep original hairstyle, but it was quite difficult to convey my thoughts through Google translate.That time I was living in KBTU student hostel, so I went to a nearby saloon where most of the students go. I went there without an appointment, so had to wait for at least 30 minutes. I was watching guys having hair cut and leaving, all of them had the same haircut, I call it Kazakh boy hair-style, it looks like a short hair version of Kairat Nurtas.

    So when I got my chance, I used Google translate to translate these words to Russian " I need the same style, but very short hair" - "Мне нужен тот же стиль , но очень короткие волосы" She smiled and said OK... What happened? After 20 minutes I had the same hair style as all the Kazakh men before. I assumed she knew only cut in one style. So after that incident, I did a bit of research on the different hair saloon, and came up with the following categorization

    Level 1 : Student Category ( 500T - 1000T)
    Level 2 : Self established Businesses (2000T - 3000T)
    Level 3 : The Turkish Viva (4000T - 7000T)
    Level 4 : Concept Hair Saloon (5000T - 10000T) + Whisky

    Level 1 : Student Category ( 500T - 1000T)
    Unfortunately, I do not have photos of this type of Salon, but they are usually located under the road, near the road intersections, they do not really care about style or fashion, you will be able to get a hair cut within 10 -15 minutes. These places are usually tidy enough for the price and they do not have sinks for washing hair after the haircut

    Level 2 : Self established Businesses (2000T - 3000T)
    I usually go to a saloon under my old apartment, they are self established business, very clean and tidy, they do no have any branding or business plan, they work fine by getting business from around the area, very friendly. Also allows to wash hair before and after the haircut. Keep on asking if the hairstyle looks fine and comfortable every 10 minutes. I always forget to take appointment, but they always try to squeeze me in the schedule without keeping me waiting.
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    Level 3 : The Turkish Viva (4000T - 7000T)
    They are slightly upscale, more focus towards high end fashion, I called this level "The Turkish Viva" because most of the time 50% of the salon employees are Turkish. You definitely need to get an appointment in most these places as they are usually completely booked for the day. They mostly work with bridal hairstyle.Good service, smiling faces everywhere.
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    Level 4 : Concept Hair Saloon (5000T - 10000T) + Whisky
    These are new generation saloons trying out new concepts, mainly focused towards male audiences, Prices are very high, but you also get treated like a VIP. Most of the employees are under the age of 25.Some of them provide beard oil and beard grooming items. Personally, I haven't been in these saloons, maybe next month

    Barbershop Брадобрей - это не просто мужская парикмахерская где вам профессионально, быстро, со вкусом и знанием дела и за адекватную цену сделают нужную стрижку или корректировку бороды и усов.
    Website - http://ow.ly/Za1Vt
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    Chop-Chop – это не барбершоп и не салон красоты. Это просто сеть мужских парикмахерских.
    Website - http://ow.ly/Za1T4
    iOS App - http://ow.ly/Za1P9
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    So the verdict ?

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    ### There is a distinction between a beauty salon and a hair salon and although many small businesses do offer both sets of treatments; beauty salons provide more generalized services related to skin health, facial aesthetic, foot care, nail manicures, aromatherapy, — even meditation, oxygen therapy, mud baths, and many other services.

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  • Take away sandwiches , Almaty (Review)

    Well, after having canteen lunch at KBTU for almost 4 years , I decided to give visit to a nearby Take away sandwiches located at Tole Bi - Furmanov. Take away sandwiches is the subway of Kazakhstan. Not the real one, but they try to be the subway in every other way , from the menu style , brand color , seating arrangements. The good thing is Take away sandwiches works 24 hours a day and there are three branches in Almaty. Prices are very good , and about the taste , it really depends upon your choice of Burger, you have an option to chose horse meat for your burger. The employees are students most of the time so a speak a bit of English , but will understand you completely.

    Pros
    +Good Price
    +Clean sitting area
    +No smoking
    +Working 24 hours

    Cons
    _ A small one, you won't be able to get pickles, jalapeno or Olives other than lunch time, and they will not refresh the whole day .
    -They have two TVs that were playing loud, you may get dizzy trying to listen to both of them at the same time .
    -Nothing else, they provide what they promise and good food for the price .
    -Avoid Coffee / Tea and related items.

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    A quick Roll (Below)
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    Decor and ambience 5/10.
    Food and service 9/10.
    This is a great place!

    Phone : +7 747 426 33 59, +7 747 793 92 77
    Website : http://take-away.kz/

    ++This article is not endorsed by Center Plov and Shashlik, cafe , Just my honest opinion, All the above photos were captured with my phone

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  • I am looking for a driver/guide in Almaty

    Please contact Karla (very good in English) , she does tour guide in Almaty , she can also arrange you a English speaking driver - +77017552086

    1.Driver (Russian speaker) - +77016134781
    2. http://economtaxi.kz/ - 8 (727) 245-47-47, 8 (727) 390-54-10
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  • First annual General Body meeting of InCham Kazakhstan

    The first annual General Body meeting of InCham Kazakhstan was held on 07-02-2016 at the Ramada Hotel. The meeting saw a large attendance by the Indian community. Mr. Abdul Moktadir welcomed the gathering. Mr. Naveen Kapur, ROI, Almaty was the Chief guest. The Interim President Mr. Seshadri Sundaram in his opening remarks highlighted the activities of InCham. This was followed by discussion as well as suggestions from the members on the future plans of the organization.

    After lunch, the democratic process of elections were conducted. This was the first time that the Indian community voted their choice of leaders of InCham for the year 2016. An election committee was constituted with Mr. Naveen Kapur and Mr. Sanjay Gupta as the returning officers. 71 members cast their votes.
    The following were elected as the office bearers of InCham

    1. Mr. Seshadri Sundaram : President
    2. Dr. Tarachand Nehra: Vice President
    3. Mr. Abdul Moktadir: General Secretary
    4. Mr. Dillip Kumar Agasti: Joint Secretary
    5. Mr. Pritesh Shah: Treasurer
    6. Dr. Mohd Suhel: Auditor

    It was decided that the executive committee will be constituted on a later date on the basis of suggestions/ recommendation by the office bearers.

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  • Shoe repair place in Almaty

    Corner dostyk and kabebaye, under the stairs that lead to Resaï little mall

    Best shoe repair place: Dostyk-Tole bi (estern-south corner)

    There is one inside Ritz Palace (Риту Палес) Dostyk and Al Farabi.