Finding a good hair-dresser in Dubai is a mission in itself.
And when you find a goodie, you’ll hold on for dear life… And this is only AMPLIFIED when you’re talking blonde hair. ‘Cos only us wannabe blondies know the true trauma of a bad dye-job (coupled with the expense of it here, it’s just not worth thinking about.)
Fortunately the following spots are tried and tested:
No hair-raising disasters on this page, read on…
1. Tip & Toes
Rather than giving you a salon name, here we’re giving you the name of the lady you need to ask for.
Highlights can go either way, and if you’re nervous about going blond or looking for someone to freshen up your locks, put yourself in Aleksandra’s qualified hands.
Aleksandra makes you feel confident in the process ahead as soon as you take your seat. She listens to what you want, offers suggestions and gets going, leaving you with a (flattering) colour tone suited to you. DREAM.
Tips & Toes has the charm and service of an individual salon, despite being a UAE-wide chain, making it always the go-to for all salon needs. Info here
2. Maria Dowling
The revered salon of choice with a reputation that precedes it, (near) Satwa located Maria Dowling is all about the customer experience, and with a thriving business in Dubai since 2002, you can be sure the international team of stylists are qualified to treat your tresses.
Who to go to? Maria herself, if you can get a slot. Her gift in creating a colour to suit your individual needs is like no other.
3. Ted Morgan
Hearts in Palm Jumeirah broke when the TM Palm location closed, but the service at this salon is worth the journey to the Motor City location.
The international team all come with minimum seven year’s experience, and if there’s one thing we look for in a stylist, it’s experience.
Looking for a natural blonde with a darker root? Ask for senior stylish Siobhan. Check our her fab feed of previous happy clients to see what she can do .
5. Pastels – multiple locations
We’re here for the total comfort and relaxation gained by a visit to Pastels at the Ritz, JBR.
Comfort is key, so prepare to fall asleep on the flat hair-washing stations, where you can relax and trust your locks are in the best hands. Ask for Jordan and Karl, both are tried and tested from the Lovin office, and whether you’re looking for beachy waves, balayage, ash or a natural blonde, these guys are your go-to.
More info here