Tao Spa has opened at not one but two new locations in Dubai Mall. Tao’s luxury-meets-value concept means you’ll feel like you’re entering a high-end hotel spa but the prices are so much lower. Tao Spa on the Lower Ground Floor is a large location offering the full treatment menu including the signature Tao Ashi-Bar Massage. There are also a number of offers and packages throughout Ramadan with prices for a massage starting at Dh90. The second Tao Express Spa is situated close to the Metro entry and allows shoppers to have on-the-go quick-fix treatments when they are in a hurry.
Purses at the ready: Huda Beauty will launch 12 new shades of lip colour this month. Her latest make-up product, Lip Strobe, is sure to send beauty fans into a frenzy, just as her recent highlighter launch did. The Lip Strobe is a metallic take on her Liquid Matte gloss that will banish that dry lip look with a selection of sparkling metallic shades designed to highlight your pout. The collection will feature shades from lilac to dark brown, which are made from reflective pearls to leave a dewy texture on your lips. Available this month at Sephora.
Now there are superfoods for your face! Starskin’s Master Cleanser mask and foam contain seaweed, kelp and algae to help to give you healthy smooth and glowing skin. These natural ingredients have long been used to slow down the process of ageing and give a fresh-faced glow. Now for the science part: The products are made from hand-harvested 100 per cent sea kelp and fermented in a purifying seaweed base that is infused with a 90.37 per cent organic serum to help remove impurities. They are good even for sensitive skin. Master Cleanser Mask, Dh80. Master Cleanser foam, Dh130, at Sephora.
Free blow dry!
Get a free blow dry with every haircut at Jenny Rose Salon throughout summer. The cute spa and salon in Motor City is a hidden gem that offers hair, nail and beauty treatments in an idyllic relaxing atmosphere. Prices for a haircut start at Dh150. Booking is necessary. jennyrosebeauty.com
Big bold lashes
Lancome’s new XXL Monsieur Big mascara is their blackest, most intense mascara yet. The Monsieur Big is designed for those nights when it’s all about your eyes and you want a strong impact look. The chunky brush applies the product to your lashes in a smooth stroke that isn’t clumpy and will last all night without collecting under your eyes. Dh95, available at beauty counters nationwide.
3 beauty apps to download
1. Beem – This salon booking app will allow you to make appointments at over 50 salons across Dubai without having to call up before your services making it stress-free and private to book your treatments.
2. Vaniday – This app has a huge catalogue of spas and salons allowing you to choose from over 500 locations to book a treatment near you. They also have exclusive offers and deals when booking through the app as well as sending you reminders for your treatments.
3. Beautylish – This is filled with the latest beauty trends and inspiration for hair nail and make-up looks. You can even watch step-by-step tutorial videos to show you how to recreate some of the looks on the app.