The Hair Gurus of Dubai.

November 20

I’ve been receiving emails asking about recommendations on beauty gurus in Dubai, and as it’s difficult to reply to each one of you, I’m going to start sharing my recommendations on the classic beauty treatments. With all the salon options in Dubai, it’s a dilemma making the decision on which one to choose, so I’ve done it for you… Let me know what help you need in the comment box below and I’ll try my best to help you out.


For that bouncy volumes blow-dry…  Rabih at Posh Salon, Burj al Arab

There’s not many blowdries that can keep my hair in place till the next day, let alone that same night. I love coming in to Posh to see Rabih – hair wash, blowdry and curls in an hour (takes me two usually) and I leave with bouncy wavy hair that has lasted over two days… King of the perfect blowdry. I’ve struggled to find many hairdressers that come up to the same level as Rabih. 


For that deep shiny color… Sharon at Salon ink

What I want from a good hair colour is something that looks natural, shiny and doesn’t need maintenance for at least a few months. Months ago, I got my hair done at Salon Ink (after hearing great things from Virgin Radio presenter, Simone Heng) for a hair cut and colour. I was booked in for an appointment with Sharon, one of the co-owners, as well as the creative director of the Salon. The Salon is owned by two Wella professionals from Australia – they also have a Wella bar! I decided to go back to my natural hair colour and gave Sharon the freedom to do what she felt worked with my hair. What I loved is that she asked what I wanted out of it, then told me what she thought would work with that. I loved how she knew exactly what I wanted, and gave me hair that looked better than what she suggested. My hair was super shiny, rich colour, beautiful cut. I spent quite a few hours getting my whole head sorted by luckily – the coffee was great, they had wafers that came with the coffee, the natural light was beautiful and they had the latest fashion magazines. Highly recommended. 


For that trim…  Jaana at I Glow

I recently got my hair trimmed at I Glow in JLT, which is owned by Finnish partners – they have the best blonde hairs I’ve ever seen… The salon uses US haircare brand, L’anza which I’ve never heard or used before, but fell in love with. Before cutting my hair, I got a hydrating treatment with the best head massage followed by a trim. I always struggle with trims, I come in wanting a tiny trim, and leave with my hair inches shorter… With I Glow, I came in for a trim, and left with long, tidy and healthy hair. PS they are also known for great lash extensions. 

  • hadeel

    Thanks for the review seriously just in time. I guess you reviewed I Glow previously but I totally forgot about them. I will try them for a hair cut then hair colour if I like the result and trusted them on my hair but do you recommend someone there in specific?

  • Nadia

    Would it be possible to have a few more recommendations for a good blow dry? Although I live in Jumeirah, it is still quite out of my way to head to Burj ul Arab, specially since I get blow dry 2-3 times a week. If you could suggest a few places across town that would be great. X

  • May

    I got tape hair extensions in Salon ink on the 2nd of July. I paid approximately 3500 AED and after 2 days 2 of them fell out. It is now the 15th of July and another 6 have fallen out. I was told before I handed over all that money that they would last about 2 months. I’m now back in Ireland and it’s going to cost 50 Euro to have the rest of them removed. Or 150 Euro (700 AED)to have them retaped and put back in. I am absolutely appalled that this has happened. I have taken care of the extensions and made sure to follow all the advice given. The lady who did my hair was very nice but I’m so annoyed to have to be handing over yet another fistful of cash when I was told thay they would last. My hair should have been assessed properly to see if it could withstand the extensions in the first place. NOT A HAPPY CUSTOMER!!!

  • Andrew

    My Wife has just tried GLOSS on Al Wasl Road, and she said that they were fantastic. They have a very new, modern Salon, with a contemporary and luxurious feel with professionally trained staff. Their number is 04-3216588, Al Safa 2 –

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  • sandra

    respect to all but I need to recommend Tony, he is a freelancer at jacque la coupe, he an ex Toni&guy style director so cutting is all about sectioning and he is an amazing listener and fashion advisor 0567919557

  • sally

    Tony my Respect to this amazing talented hairstylist Guru, ladies save money and time and head to Tony he is the address Marina at Jacque la coupe call on 0567919557