Salons in Dubai are plentiful.
Finding one is easy, but finding one you trust is the hard part.
Here are FIVE tried and tested salons you can totally trust for a new do and chill spa experience.
1. The beautiful Hush salons – various locations
Hush Salon has four spots dotted around the city, each location is totally chic salon and worth checking out if you’re looking for a luxurious experience.
If your look is in need of a total revamp, book in with head stylist Abdallah Fakhreddine, who’s magic touch will bring bounce and vibrant colour to your hair.
The salon is luxurious and relaxing, with fully reclining massage chairs making your experience a totally chill one. Plus, there are VIP rooms and Hush pamper treatments that are just dreamyyyy. Salons are an escape but a visit to Hush is more like a vacay!
Where? Raffles Hotel, WAFI, Address Hotel Dubai Mall, Movenpick Hotel JLT
Check out Hush Salon on Instagram here
2. Pastels Salon Ritz Carlton is the OG of Dubai hair salons
Pastels is modern and laid-back with that added touch of luxury provided by its entry through the Ritz Carlton JBR hotel.
I visited on a Friday morning and the salon was busy with clients who all seemed like regulars… Always a good sign. Jordan Robertson is the new head-stylist at Pastels, with three-plus years experience at New York Fashion week under his belt, he’ll make you feel totally confident as soon as you take your seat.
My hair was a disaster when I arrived, it was in serious need of a cut and colour. My direction was vague but Jordan totally transformed it and I left with the swag of someone who’s totally delighted with their new ‘do. Which is all we really want after a salon trip, amirite?!
This spot gets bonus points for the lay-back flat hair washing chairs and the UNREAL head massage.
More info here
3. HeadKase is the hidden gem of Barsha salons
Headkase is a hidden gem in Al Barhsa, hidden because you might find it tricky to find but a gem because it’s totally worth the search.
There’s a brilliant atmosphere in the salon from the moment you step indoors. Book in with Ali, the Irish co-owner who’ll give you an honest assessment of what your locks need before getting staterd. Whether you’re looking for balayage, an intense new colour or a severe mop chop, Headkase is your spot.
Where? The Iridium Building, Unit No 9, Al Barsha First
More info at Headkase DXB.
4. For beautiful balayage look no further than Mane
Mane is a small salon with a big following, starting out in a tiny JLT located branch, it moved to bigger premises with a bigger staff in just two short years.
When I first visited, the salon was brand new and it’s amazing to see how the business has grown since then.
Sharon was my stylist and she worked wonders on my dead hair. I had no clue what I was looking for, just an update from my current lifeless mop, and Sharon sorted me out with a colour that was a much better fit for my skin tone than the blonde I was trying to work and a brilliant cut to go with it.
Run by Irishman Anthony, if you want beautiful balayage, he’s your man.
Where? JBC4, Cluster N
More info here
5. For a safe yet sassy blonde, hit up Trevor Sorbie in Dubai Mall
You may know Trevor Sorbie for its incredible hair products, but the salon is equally as incredible.
Tucked away in Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue, the sleek and airy salon has plenty of friendly stylists ready to sort your mane.
With one specialising in cuts and another in colours – you KNOW you’re in good hands with these British-trained hair wizards.
If you want an overhaul including a funky cut – this is the place for you.
Where? Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue