Journey to a Kuwaiti Beauty Salon

Hear directly from former CA girl and current Kuwaiti businesswoman and Images Salon owner, Dr. Stacey Al-Ghawas:

What is considered beautiful in the glamorous, elegant, desert country of Kuwait?

No, they do not ride camels; no, the women do not wear burkhas; yes, you will hear some interesting cultural differences about what is considered attractive and what you can expect from a middle eastern salon experience.

From earning her PhD in Cell Biology at University of California Santa Barbara to working in the medical research field in Kuwait through the Iraq War to opening restaurants and specializing in middle eastern business development, Stacey still could not find a decent place to get her hair cut. So she opened her own full service salon offering treatments that appeal to western, Arabic, Indian, and Far Eastern women.

Discover how beauty is defined halfway across the globe.

* What is “shira” or “sugaring?”
* Why do Arabic women remove arm hair?
* Why is threading, so popular in the middle east, making its way to strip malls in the US?
* What role do eyebrows play in defining the attractive face?
* And for those of you who listen all the way through our interview of this go-getter and globally aware entrepreneur, you will hear some interesting tidbits about how your hair style can directly affect your marriage options.

Once you are done comparing the natural style of US women to the glamor of Kuwaiti women, visit us at our website, Fun and Fit. Then visit Stacey at her Images Salon! You are welcome any time (unless you are a man, then the law forbids you entry!).

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About Kymberly Williams-Evans and Alexandra Williams

Identical twins and fitness pros Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MAhave been in the fitness industry since the first aerobics studio opened–with them–on the European continent back when leg warmers and thong leotards were the rage. Their fitness experience spans 3 decades on land, sea, and airwaves.

Kymberly has taught fitness on 4 continents in 4 languages for 30 years to more than 10,000 exercisers. She is former faculty at University California Santa Barbara (UCSB) in the Department of Exercise & Sport Studies. IDEA, the International Association for Health and Fitness Professionals tapped her to serve as the inaugural editor for Fitness Edge, a publication devoted solely to group exercise leaders. Finally she knew enough people in the exercise world that she became a three-time nominee and finalist for IDEA’s Program Director of the Year award.

Kymberly also worked the mind attaining a Master’s Degree in English. Her true specialty was conducting business writing seminars and helping professionals communicate more effectively in the business world. From hosting an international fitness TV program to serving as grammar expert on a live show, Kymberly has led, moved and grooved with energy and good grammar for all.

Alexandra has been teaching, presenting and writing about fitness for over 25 years (since she was 7 and 1/2)! Currently on staff in the Exercise Studies Department at UCSB, she is also a contributing editor and writer for IDEA Health and Fitness Association’s many publications. As an international presenter, Alexandra enjoyed her honeymoon in Venezuela after judging their national fitness championships.

Alexandra has her advanced degree in counseling, which qualifies her to ask nosy questions of her two teens. Combining her love of words and the microphone, she has also had a successful run as a radio presenter, emcee and comedian. She loves to work, so she also writes for her blog and is a frequent guest contributor to a variety of blogs about business and health.

Kymberly and Alexandra are also the Hosts of Fun and Fit on WomensRadio. Fun and Fit offers answers to audiences’ fitness questions, shares Fun Fit Facts, faces Freak Out Fit Facts head on and helps listeners cut through the hype and fat to reach their fitness goals. Learn, laugh and live it up on your road to health and fitness!