Dubai is known for being a city that places a high emphasis on self-care. Keeping up with your appearance is crucial, from lashes to nails to hair to massages. Here are five fabulous salons that What’s On has deemed worthy of your inspection if you’re new to the city, or simply thinking of changing your salon.
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The Willow Lane Salon in Dubai:
Willow Lane always has a wonderful buzz around it. There are three stations at the center where stylists and clients engage in lively conversations while manicurists work in plush gray chairs neatly buffing, polishing, and painting nails. A coffee bar where guests can drink herbal teas or oat milk lattes is also available for those who would like a rest between treatments. As much as a pampering salon, the décor gives the appearance of a zen health spa: wicker barstools, rattan baskets filled with pampas and palms, a neutral color scheme.
There is a delicate balance between soft and bright lighting. Since Willow Lane started in late 2020, it has attracted a clientele that comes in for nail treatments and hair treatments in equal measure. Salon appointments feel more like an experience here, because manicures include a hand massage and gel polishes are vegan and cruelty free in addition to a quieter space to rest your laptop. Brogan is an expert on blonde hair, and she’ll recommend treatments that won’t damage your locks, as well as how to maintain your glossy, post-salon glow for as long as possible.
Hair & Beauty by Willow Lane is located at Gold Crest Executive – Cluster C, JLT. Contact number is (052) 584 8201, URL is @willowlanedubai
The We Nails Salon in Dubai:
There are a legion of fans of We Nails’ nail and hair services, and the company has been around for quite some time. There’s an industrial feel to the nail salon space, and the pampering rooms are designed like movie sets. Last year, the brand migrated to Dubai Marina’s Trident Grand Residence.
A brightly lit wheel of nail polishes surrounds plush leather chairs in vibrant colors, with every colour you can imagine. We take our time with every nail makeover, whether it’s classic French or intricate nail art. They’re always eager to go the extra mile to ensure you leave the salon feeling fabulous.
Dubai Marina, Trident Grand Residence. The number is (050) 507 7501, the website is www.wenails.ae
The Prettywow Salon in Dubai:
Almost impossible to get an appointment with one of the professional team when the JLT salon opened in 2019. Fortunately, it’s much easier to book in, but still a visual treat. Fast forward three years and it’s even easier to book in. It’s an Instagram-worthy salon with an apt name of Pretty WOW, and it’s in JLT’s Cluster V. The salon’s walls are painted in a baby pink hue, with vibrant prints, quirky quotes and murals designed by Liverpool-based artist Jessica Stanley.
Additionally to salon chairs and treatment stations, you’ll find a merry-go-round in the centre of the salon, perfect for those after-pamper photos. Even though the salon provides a wide variety of treatments such as brow lamination and lash lifts, we particularly enjoy the salon’s hair and nail services. If you’re looking for the best nail art in town, turn to Rita.
The RO-2 and Gold Crest views from Cluster V in JLT look incredible. For more information, call 045726437. @prettywow.ae
The 91 Beauty Salon in Dubai:
After opening about a year ago at The Wings, Arjan, Al Barsha, 91 Beauty Salon has become a destination for pampering. A team of hand-picked stylists trained in the UK runs this adorable hair and beauty salon owned by experienced British hair and beauty experts. You can always expect high quality services here because the standards here are always high. White walls, full length mirrors, and deep blue shades offset the whiteness of the salon’s aesthetic, which is bright and airy. As a result, we’ve added a neon quote on the wall, as well as a beautiful cherry blossom tree. Balayage and extensions are their specialities, but they also offer lash, brow, nail, and waxing services. Their Instagram is the place to check for the latest deals: throughout March, there’s 50% off color services with a full-paying hair cut and blow dry, and 15% off hair extensions.
There are three beauty salons in Al Barsha: 91 Beauty Salon, The Wings, and Arjan. @91_beautysalondxb
The British Salon in Dubai:
Pampas, pink walls, a floral-filled phone box – we’ve never seen a girly space as beautiful as The British Salon’s newly opened location in JLT. Though The British Salon does offer lash extensions, brow tints, and laminations, its primary focus is on hair services, specifically extensions and colour. The salon offers highlights, balayages, and root colours, as well as styling options, for those looking for big, bouncy waves or cute pin curls. It’s a great spot to treat your locks before an event, brunch, or special occasion, since it includes a complementary cut and blow dry with every colour service currently.
The British Salon is located in Cluster V at Gold Crest Views. Please call (058) 572 6839. @thebritishsalondubai