Looking for a colour change? Whether you’re touching up your roots or getting an all-new look, these are the editor-approved salons to count on…
MARIA DOWLING, DUBAI
Don’t let the location fool you, this award-winning salon owned byMaria Dowling, aka The Queen of Colour, offers one of the best colour services in Dubai and is behind the hair of many of the city’s fashionistas.
Having been in the haircare business for over 20 years, Maria is knownfor her art of achieving natural, expensive-looking hair and boasts an eternally loyal clientele. Although a waiting list to be seen by one of her top team is to be expected, there’s no doubt it will be absolutely worth it. Maria Dowling, Bur Dubai, +971 4 345 4225
GLAMOUR SALON UAE, ABU DHABI
With a team that includes award-winning British hairdresser and Affinage global ambassador, Tracey Devine-Smith, Glamour Salon UAE have remained one of the capital’s most directional hair salons of the last decade. Specialising in exceptional colour work, MOJEH’strialist arrived stressed-out and straggly-haired with a balayage that hadturned brassy, courtesy of too much sunshine, the region’s notoriously hard water and weekends exposed to pool chlorine.
Three hours later, after a rich brown colour change on the expert advice of creative stylist Emma Williamson, a toe-tingly good post-shampoo head massage and a bouncy Dyson Supersonic blow dry, a beautifully-lit snapshot of your new do on Glamour’s signature foliage wall makes for the perfect insta-update. Top marks all round. Glamour Salon UAE, Al Zeina, Abu Dhabi, +971 2 555 9902
A favourite destination for those who have lived in the city for a long time, Pastels is a go-to for those in the know. Offering an excellent standard of care for all your beauty needs, it’s their care for hair that has earned them a reputation as one of the city’s better quality glam squads. If you’re looking for a safe place to try something new, the stylists at Pastels will offer expert advice without being pushy and confidently guide you to reach the cut and colour of your dreams.
With an extensive list of treatments on hand, they also offer in-salon and take-home hair repair to keep your locks in top condition come rain or shine. For colour, Danielle Stewart is your girl, whether taking blonde from brassy to vibrant, or boring brown to shocking pink, herpersonable approach and on-point expertise will keep you coming backfor more. Pastels, Al Wasl Road, Dubai, +971 4 344 7883