Women's Style Guide

Moscow, Russia

12 places
Women's Style Guide

Marina Yurcheva

Our list has all trendy brands, designer rentals, cool hair and nail salons and treatment places in Moscow.

The Chop-Chop founders Danila, Alexei and Evgeny one day got very annoyed by the attacks of Chop-Chop clients' girlfriends who begged them to open a similar beauty-shop for them. A year after the first Chop-Chop opening the guys built up a new team and launched the first female hairdressing salon Ptichka. It is divided in two halls: one for haircuts and another for manicure. The philosophical basis of the shop is naturalness. The whispering of a vinyl record player, light walls, vintage furniture and refined clientele take the everyday routine away as you step in here.

This beauty salon is for girls only: pink walls, fabric lamps, antique cabinets, portraits of ladies in gilt frames, tiles in floral. Girls indeed often gather here to have a little chat about boyfriends and to get their nails done. In addition clients are often served with champagne which makes it all even more exciting. There are regular movies screenings, "My Fair Lady" as well.

Fen Dry Bar is a salon of a rare beauty genre for Moscow. You won't get a cut or coloring for your hair, only drying and styling it. However a comprehensive hair care can also be booked in advance. On the weekdays one can also get a manicure here. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays the makeup section is added to the service.

Tsvetnoy Central Market deserves attention literally starting from the entrance. The building created by the architect Yuri Grigoryan is unique for contemporary Moscow. It depends on the season which route to choose when in Tsvetnoy Central Market. In summer you go right up to the roof café with marvelous city view. In winter down to the basement where you will find a Christmas market with local designers stuff. The fifth floor is interesting with its farmers market and gastronomy points (one of them is really Soviet like with all those traditional salads and cutlets). The brand locating scheme is as follows: make up and mass-market goods are downstairs, luxurious brands and selective perfumes upstairs. The upper the floor the higher the prices. Acne, MM6 Maison Martin Margiela, Edun, All Saints, Maje, Sandro, Zadig & Voltair, Reiss, A.P.C., Cédric Charlier, Paul & Joe Sister, Vivienne Westwood are among the brands here. Not everybody keeps in mind a perfume and beauty corner on the third floor though it's the only place in Moscow where perfume maniacs can buy Mai Couture and April Aromatics products.

Previously Winzavod was famous for contemporary art exhibitions, now mostly for selective beauty brands like Malin+Goetz, Panpuri, Acca Kappa, Urban Tribe, Tokyo Milk, PhiLab which may be found in Cosmotheca concept store. The shop is focused on the leading ethical niche beauty and perfume brands from all over the world. Sales launch of every new brand is always quite a happening in Cosmotheca whether it is a party or a public talk with brand ambassadors. In the beauty shop attached to the store they use all the brands from Cosmotheca so that you may not only get new haircut, facial or body massage but also try the products you'd love to. Since recently Faux Pas tattoо studio which has tattooed at least half of Moscow fancy youth locates here.

The venue in Staropimenovsky Lane is the child of ex Chop-Chop executive Alina Malyau and Arseny Shvetz who trained Chop-Chop stylists. Noir is nothing like a barbershop: no beards or blades, but both male and female haircuts. Berlin inspiration is obvious: industrial interiors, black walls and chairs echoing the name (noir means black), glass walls and modern art albums on the shelves. Services are simple: girls haircut and hairdo, boys haircut and beard trim.

The chain's specialty are perfectly shaped brows. Their staff are pros: forget about coal black or thread thin brows, here the masters know all the latest beauty trends and appreciate natural and full brows. They offer shaping, dying (try henna it's really long lasting ), brow make up, partial or full extensions and grooming. They also have makeup, facial care and hair removal . Find the bars in big malls such as Evropeyski, Аtrium, Аfimoll, Еrevan Plaza and Rio.

The place's owner Irina Ponomareva has been bringing French stuff to Moscow since 2001: Les Prairies de Paris, Laurence Dolidge, Gat Rimon, Sandro, Maje, Les Petites, Manoushe - some of the brands can be found only here. Apart from clothes they also sell hats, accessories and costume jewelry. The interior is pastel and coziness – you definitely won’t leave without a purchase

A highly priced store with splendid windowshops and interior designed by the architectural bureau of Alexander Brodsky. In several years of work KM 20 has formed a mixed public of its own. Here come those who can allow buying Ashish, Maison Martin Margiela, Olympia Le Tan or Raf Simons pieces without sale, those who drop in during a university coffee-break to look through a new Monocle or those who settle in with a laptop working in an airy greenhouse-café attached to the shop. In wintertime it is a lovely place to fix an appointment in: it's warm inside, hot beverages are in abundance and any dull conversation may be turned into a lively chat about dresses.

Since the store's opening its devoted clients know what is worth looking for here: Scandinavian, Belgian, French avant-garde designer works, complex dress cut, androgen silhouettes and high quality drapery. Nothing changes: year by year calm public dressed exactly like the mannequins in the shopwindow is attracted by elaborately cut natural cotton, wool, cashmere and jercey of mostly grey and black colour. To hit upon the winter sale in Traffiс is priceless, better go directly to the men department for big knitted and warm sweaters.

Patriasrshie prudy is known to be a hang-out place for various crowds. Here you can bump into asocial freaks, Bulgakov fans on a date, wandering around the pond and holding hands, as well as tiny companies enjoying occasional bottle of booze on a bench. But gradually the neighborhood is becoming more fancy and that's in a good sense. Rehabshop was established in 2011. Here you can often run into the shop's owner Natalya Dogadina. Several times a year she goes abroad to hunt down the most peachy examples of antiques and new collections by Chalayan, BOY BY BAND OF OUTSIDERS, Yigal Azrouel, Golden Goose, Rochas, Manolo Blahnik, etc. Rehabshop is among those businesses helping to make the hood a much more pleasant place.

They were one of the first to bring trendy streetwear to Moscow back in 2006 and today Kixbox has three locations (Tsvetnoy, Evropeyski and Metropolis malls) and also owns Fred Perry. What they sell are windbreakers and sweatshirts by Lazy Oaf, Stussy, Palace Skateboards And Obey, Brixton hats and Acapulco Gold t- shirts. And don't forget about New Balance and Nike sneakers as well as Pointer footwear, panama hats and backpacks. Kixbox buyers follow all the latest trends and bring the best stuff to Moscow.

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