Dynamic mother-daughter Duo of Daniella and Janie From Pakistan:
No visit to Islamabad is complete without visiting Daniella’s, a beauty salon with a long tradition of keeping Islamabadis all polished and primped up. Some of its most famous clients include the late Benazir Bhutto, Margaret Thatcher and Hilary Clinton. Daniella’s has a headstart not only on expertise but at giving the customer- and every customer- the extra personal touch. Begums complaining about their spendthrift daughters in- law, upcoming family shadis, and summer vacations in London and Dubai, even foreign policy- just name it, at Daniella’s you hear it all. The dynamic mother-daughter duo of Daniella and Janie undoubtedly run the best salon in Islamabad and in Dubai. Though Janie is living in Dubai for past 10 years she I still consider Islamabad as home.
Q: Janie, your family has been a part of Islamabad for over
40 years now. Would you call Islamabad home?
Though I have been living in Dubai for past 10 years I still
consider Islamabad home. My parents are based in
Islamabad where my mother is running her famous Daniellas Signature Salon.
Q: Can less be more for the Pakistani bride?
Traditional look and feel is still most popular which I think is
due to the family influence. I think given a choice, brides
would prefer lighter more natural make up. You can see this
trend in the bridal jewelry being where instead of more than
2 necklace pieces they are going for one.
Q: You are based in Dubai now. What would you say the
difference is- if any- between Islamabad and Dubai and
Dubai is melting pot of different cultures and nationalities. There are more than 180 nationalities living in Dubai. This helps evolve a dynamic fashion environment. Biggest brands from the world fashion and beauty are present in Dubai. I have learnt a lot by being part of this city which has expanded my horizon.
Q: What does elegance mean to you?
Elegance to me is gracefulness and simplicity.
Q: Of the famous clientele you and your mother have had,
who would stand out?
Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and Hilary Clinton.
Q: What should every woman have in her beauty regime?
Starting with drinking plenty of water for the day! Good face
cleanser, mild scrub, toner, hydrating face cream.
Q: You are a constant presence in the tabloids in Dubai,
often shaking a leg with the Bollywood brigade. Your
They are professional people and have a great sense of
humor! Actors I would say, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan,
Hritik Roshan, Amir Khan and Shahrukh Khan. Actresses, I
would say Kareena Kapoor, Ashwariya Rai, Vidya Balan.
Q: Would you cater to North Amererican requests for Bridal
Why not, feel free to contact me on facebook or at:
Janie Liang Beauty Salon
Shop 17, Central building, St 15,