Salons across the UAE have begun to reopen, implementing plenty of safety measures to protect clients and staff. If, like us, your tresses are missing that sleek volume that only salons seem to manage, we've rounded up some of the best places where you can go and get yourself a blow dry at the moment.
Pastels - Mercato, Jumeirah, Ritz Carlton JBR
This award winning salon really gives the bouncy blow-dries which dreams are made of. They are implementing strict protocols with temperature checks, social distancing and PPE so you can enjoy your treatment with peace of mind. You can also treat yourself to nail and lash treatments for the ultimate pamper.
THT – JLT
THT (That Hair Tho) is a vegan friendly, cruelty free and sustainable salon known for supporting global causes. Throughout the month of June they are offering 50% off the total salon bill for anyone who has suffered a job loss or is currently on unpaid leave as a result of the pandemic with adequate proof. They create the sleekest waves we’ve ever seen as well as being naturals in all aspects of creative hair. This is one IG account which will give you serious hair envy.
Tara Rose Salon – Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi
Glossy manes appear to be the speciality here at Tara Rose, the shine is absolutely out of this world. The salon is taking all regulations super-seriously including the full sanitization of each station before and after each customer, and all staff and customers wearing masks and taking temperature checks.
Snob – Al Wasl Street, Dubai
Snob is the pink and green Instagram dream. Big leafy plants, soft baby pink interior, oh, and a fabulous blow-dry. They re-launched in February with their new aesthetic and we see big things in their future. They are following strict protocols with mandatory masks, sanitised tools and disposable cups for drinks. PS. 25% off all treatments on Mondays.
Jose Eber Laloge Salon – Mandarin Oriental Jumeriah
This super-glam salon has five locations across Dubai and gives true hair luxury. The celebrity salon’s regulars include Souhair Alqaisi, Assala and Karen Wazen Bakhazi. Oh, and JLo’s hairdresser Lorenzo Martin stops in from time to time…
Trevor Sorbie Arabia – Dubai Mall
Founded by hair icon Trevor Sorbie, this Dubai-Mall-based salon closes at midnight every day so you can always get your bouncy-blow-fix. The salon is a minimalist, high-ceiling, metallic dream. Alongside the beautiful interiors, they do a killer blow-dry. The proof is in the hair, look at those waves..
Hasan HD Beauty Salon – Marriot Downtown Hotel, Abu Dhabi
The team is led by Hasan himself, a Lebanese hair expert with more than 20 years in experience who has trained at renowned academies in Paris. From sleek and straight to effortless soft waves, the Hasan HD Salon does it all.
Maria Dowling – Al Meena, Dubai
Founded by the Middle East’s ‘Queen of Colour’ Maria Dowling, this ‘Dubai-based hair concept’ won team of the year at the GCC Awards 2020 and has an extensive hair menu including a hair and scalp detox and Olaplex treatments to create the perfect base for your bouncy blow. With over 18 years of experience, your hair is in very safe hands here.
Salon Ink – Al Wasl Road, Dubai
The glossiest hair of your life is only an appointment away thanks to Salon Ink. I mean really, look at this shine! You can also get beauty and nail treatments whilst you’re here, and they certainly know what they’re doing when it comes to fun colourings. Their pink and purple hues are serious hair inspo.
Jet Set – Grosvenor House Hotel and Jumeirah
“For fabulous hair days.” Jet Set is the Middle East’s first award winning wash and blow dry bar. Jet Set creates a stunning bouncy blow-dry and also provides Olaplex treatments to help your hair live its best life. Negin Zand, the hair dresser responsible for Jen Anniston’s dreamy balayage has even been known to do some shifts here.
So many salons so little time!