Where: Kozma & Kozma
The lowdown: Imagine sinking your feet in a massive bowl of warm slush in a variety of neon colours (like the shocking pink in the picture above). It is an instant mood booster. At this quirky salon, which looks more like a candy store, a session of pampering is great fun, too. Started by American couple Hillary and Mike Kozma, the duo had runaway success with its three salons in Qatar and have now opened shop on Al Wasl Road. Bring out your inner kid with a menu that includes unicorn pedicures and snowman manicures. The menu inspired by favourite fairy tales and nostalgic childhood memories will give you a sense of whimsical fun while you get preened.
To book: Call 056 554 4534 or visit kozmaandkozma.com
Skin cell customised moisturiser
Where: Rebecca Treston Aesthetics
The lowdown: There’s now a skin solution that involves creating a customised moisturiser made from your very own cells. Yes, you read that right. There has been amazing hype about the health and beauty benefits of Concentrated Growth Factor (CGF) treatments, and now using the technology the clinic can create a bespoke moisturiser. Every skin cell in your body contains growth factors, a natural protein that is essential in maintaining healthy skin. These proteins are extracted from the blood before being placed in a centrifuge that separates and optimises the high-quality growth factors. This concentration is then made into a moisturiser, which promises a reduction in wrinkles and fine lines.
Prices: CGF extraction, Dh500; bespoke moisturiser, Dh800
To book: Call 04 394 5422 or visit euromedclinicdubai.com
Mani meets pedi
Where: Tips & Toes
The lowdown: Now that the party season is over and you’ve decided to hang up your dancing shoes, you’ve realised your feet could do with a little TLC. This treatment uses pharmaceutical-grade ingredients and is a quick fix for cracked heels and dry skin. It starts with a gentle cleansing foot soak containing anti-microbial properties to rehydrate, followed by an exfoliating seaweed scrub blended with essential oils. Feet are then slathered in a revitalising mousse and finished off with nail shaping, a foot massage and your choice of a Tito polish. Trust us, you’ll want to wear open-toed heels all year round after this session.
To book: Call 04 399 0550 or visit tipsandtoes.com
Where: Sisters Beauty Lounge
The lowdown: Want to know the secret to looking like you’ve had eight hours of sleep? Fake it with Russian lashes. Everyone seems to be talking about the pretty power of these 100 per cent synthetic lashes that are applied to your natural lashes (the treatment get its name because it was developed by a Russian woman). Lie back and get some shut-eye for 90 minutes, while a therapist creates a look of your choice ranging from the cat eye to the Kim Kardashian West look. The multi-layering technique creates a natural look and feel without ruining your own lashes. These are the perfect accessory for a special occasion.
To book: Call 04 339 8500 or visit sistersbeautylounge.com
Where: Lesprit Clinic
The lowdown: It looks like the big eyebrow trend continues this year, and if you have gone a little too far with the threading, there is help at hand thanks to Dubai’s eyebrow queen Patsy Kerr. She uses a Long-Time-Liner (a form of semi-permanent make-up) where medically regulated pigments made of natural minerals are gently pushed into the skin’s first layer. Your brows are guaranteed to look thick and perfectly defined whether you are at the beach or on a night out. While it’s not totally painless, a numbing cream is applied pre-procedure, and unlike tattooing there is minimal downtime. Now you can have Cara Delevingne eyebrows – and in less than two hours. The best bit is that the micropigmentation can last from one to three years.
Price: An eyebrow session is Dh3,200
To book: Call 04 3388238 or visit lespritclinic.com
Where: Dubai Cosmetic Surgery
The lowdown: Every now and then your skin needs a little bit more than just a regular moisturiser. Biorevitalisation is the latest treatment on the market that can help slow down the signs of ageing and turn back the clock. The non-surgical technique involves the use of non-animal hyaluronic acid in small doses that is injected into the skin. This stimulates skin cells and triggers collagen production. The treatment lasts from 30 minutes to an hour – then get ready for rehydrated and vibrant skin.
To book: Call 04 348 5575 or visit dubaicosmeticsurgery.com
Express hair colour
The lowdown: Nothing updates your style faster than a hair colour change. Marquee’s Express Colour Menu is designed to offer a gorgeous enrichment to whatever shade you’ve already got. It’s as easy as choosing from the five signature looks, including The Halo, which adds a ring of highlights, or try out the Flash, which gives a streak of crazy colour that can be added to your fringe or ends of your hair.
Price: Prices vary depending on treatments.
To book: Call 04 321 7395 or visit marquee.ae
Organic paprika facial
Where: Pastels Salon
The lowdown: We have all heard about the benefits of going organic, and now you can go one step further and treat your skin to an organic facial. The latest treatment from Eminence consists of a whopping 18 steps. The paprika treatment is layered over an AHA fruit treatment to detox and provide a rejuvenating oxygen boost that will leave you with a bona fide glow for up to three weeks. It is little wonder this treatment is a favourite of A-listers including Cameron Diaz.
To book: Call 04 388 3534 or visit pastels-salon.com
Multicolour chrome nails
Where: We Nails Dubai
Made famous by Gigi Hadid and Beyoncé, chrome nails were one of 2016’s most popular beauty trends, but in 2017, multi-coloured chrome nails are the must-have celebrity-inspired manicure. Chrome nails are created by applying a highly pigmented glitter dust over a regular gel manicure. Choose your favourite gel colour as your base coat and watch it get a mirror effect. The manicure is completed with a gel top coat that will hold the mirror dust in place for up to two weeks.
Price: From Dh120
To book: Call 04 452 8226 or visit wenails.ae
Facial and teeth whitening - in one
Where: Rebecca Treston Aesthetics
The buzz: Nothing beats a treatment that solves two beauty dilemmas at once. With this treatment you can get a facial and your teeth whitened at the same time, in less than 30 minutes. The facial uses four clinically proven wavelengths of UV-free LED lights to help promote cell renewal and brighter skin, while the dentist applies a light gel and laser to give you a mega-watt smile.
To book: Call 04 394 5422