Spruce up for Karva Chauth with beauty offers
A flurry of men and women are availing themselves of the discounts and queuing up at parlours for skin and hair treatments to wear their best look for the special day - when wives fast for the wellbeing of their husbands.
Women come with demands of a glowing skin, a new hair colour, nail art and even body art, says celebrity stylist Ashmeen Munjaal, who is offering a discount equivalent to that of a couple's married years at her salon.
"Married women or recently engaged women come to me before Karva Chauth and ask me to work on their skin and hair. They want to look different. The festival is special because it gives a chance to all married women to feel like brides all over again," Munjaal told IANS.
On Karva Chauth, several women fast from sunrise to moonrise to wish for their husband's long life and good health.
A couple of decades ago, women used to deck up in traditional clothes and get intricate henna designs on their palms on the occasion.