In Tel Aviv, It's Now Beauty and the Beach

In the White City, it's hard to walk a few feet without tripping over a hair salon or nail boutique. The craze, beauticians say, is more than skin deep.

A tourist landing in Tel Aviv for the first time might mistake the first Hebrew city of modern times for the beauty salon capital of the world, and it's not hard to see why. He or she would be hard-pressed not to notice the sheer abundance of hair and nail joints cropping up on just about every corner in the nation’s cultural capital.