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.