The weekend is here, so it was time to head for a bit of pampering with a mani & pedi. For this little treat, I was invited to try out Gaia’s Cocoon Spa and Beauty Lounge in the Um Uthaina neighborhood. Here’s how it went…
About Gaia’s Cocoon
Gaia’s Cocoon was established in 2012 and is a women-only spa that describes itself as “the one and only 7 star beauty center in Amman, Jordan”. They have various services that range from massages, manicure and pedicure, facials, hammams, body toning, hair styling, etc.
Finding the location was very easy, with a little help from Google Maps (I’m not an experienced Ammani navigator quite yet). The salon is on the 1st floor of the Barakat Jewelry store building.
Once inside the building, the first thing I noticed when I exited the elevator (I know, I know, it’s on the 1st floor I should’ve taken the stairs, but I swear I couldn’t find them) was the door, which indeed, made me feel like I was entering a cocoon.
When you first enter you will find reception, which was staffed by a friendly enough lady who had me take a seat in the cozy waiting lounge.
After only a few minutes wait, my esthetician called me by name and brought me into the mani/pedi room where I chose a color (they’re stocked with brands like Essie and Orly) and took a seat in one of the comfy chairs lined up against the wall.
Everything went as expected and I left with shiny fingers and toes that were seemingly knick-proof thanks to the quick dry top coat.
Oh yes, and not to forget about the price… 19 JD for a manicure & pedicure including a nail bubble bath, cuticle snipping, filing, short massage and color. Seems reasonable enough to me!
All in all, if you’re in the Um-Uthaina area, I definitely recommend that you check out Gaia’s for one of their beauty treatments.
Gaia’s is located at 20 Shat Al Arab, Um Uthaina, Souq Al Dahab, on top of Barakat Jewelry, 1st floor.
Tip: Parking didn’t seem to hard to come by, but then again I had an early appointment, on a Friday… during Ramadan…