So before you jet off on your hols, if you are anything like us you will like to indulge in some pre-vacay pampering, not that we ever need an excuse to hit the salon! To make it easy for you, we bring you our Dubai based tried and tested favourites, guaranteed to stand the test of holiday time..
☆ The Blow Dry – Be Bar
This beautiful blow dry bar on Jumeirah Beach Road wins extra points for being the chicest salon on the block with it’s iconic Instagrammable blue door and classy interiors. With seven signature blow dry styles to choose from, you’d be hard pushed to find one you didn’t like. Oh and did we mention they last for days? If you’re going on a city break, pop in the day before you travel and you won’t need to worry about your locks whilst you’re away. #winning.
☆ The Mani / Pedi – The Cure
Shellac or Gel nails are must-haves for us whether we are travelling, or have our feet firmly on Dubai soil. The Cure is our consistent winner and the one salon we return to time and time again for chip-free, perfectly manicured nails. Let us set the scene; series of Friends on replay with headphones to watch from, a cappuccino in hand, friendly staff who are all perfectionists that I don’t need to book in for a particular lady, a lovely, comfortable space with pinks and floral accents. I never leave disappointed! My nails last at least two weeks and the mini complimentary back massage after every mani/pedi just seals the deal!
☆ The Wax – The Cure
Again, The Cure wins hands down for waxing – Flor is our leading lady and is a whizz with the wax! It’s never going to be pain-free but she is quick, thorough and loves a natter, making the whole experience not so bad after all! The results last as well meaning you don’t have to worry about dreaded re-growth whilst you’re away on holiday.
☆ The Brows – Chloe Walsh
☆ If you need a little help in the brow department (we do, after an unfortunate over-plucking incident at the age of thirteen – they have never grown back properly since – sob), pop Chloe Walsh on speed-dial as she is the best in the business. From regular shaping to HD Brows and Microblading, Chloe is on top of all the current trends and instinctively knows which shape will suit you best. No more worrying about your brow pencil coming off in the pool 😉
☆ The Last Minute Quick Fix
If you are at Dubai airport (T1 & 3) and have some time to fill, why not squeeze in some extra pampering to really start your holiday in style? Estee Lauder retail have a range of mini complimentary airport services to take advantage of from the likes of Mac, Jo Malone, La Mer, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, Smashbox and Estee Lauder. Each treatment is between 5-10 minutes so if like us, you are travelling with the little ones in tow, it isn’t too time consuming. We enjoyed a hand and arm massage from Jo Malone and learnt the art of layering fragrances. It was beautiful and I actually could have sat there until the final call for our flight! On our journey I could smell the fresh notes of Lime Basil and Mandarin throughout – yum!
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