Short hair is the new long
The last few weeks have seen everyone from Bella Hadid to Katy Perry chopping into their long locks, making short cropped hair one of the biggest beauty trends for summer. Both Katy and Cara Delevingne have gone all out with their super-short crops, while Bella and Lily Collins have both opted for blunt bobs, which they debuted at last week’s MET Gala. So say goodbye to hair extensions and long hair and go au naturel with a blunt cropped cut.
Kure Bazaar now open
Kure Bazaar is the latest manicure bar to open its doors in the UAE at the new BHV department store in City Walk. This is the first salon for the French beauty brand, which prides itself on giving its customers healthy hands and fashionable nails. Kure Bazaar’s unique manicure ritual includes a hand mask – your hands will be placed inside moisturising gloves that contain organic barley, avocado and aloe vera extracts before your nails are treated to a Parisian-style manicure so they won’t just look fab, they’ll also feel amazing. Manicures from Dh120.
Can’t live without
If there’s one beauty product I can’t live without it has to by my Tangle Teezer. For those who don’t know, this futuristic-looking hair brush gets even the toughest tangles out of wet or dry hair with its short plastic teeth. Now Tangle Teaser has released some cool new designs with options for kids and adults. I’m particularly drawn to the cute flower pot one! If you haven’t tried one of these before, trust me it will change your beauty regime forever. Prices start at Dhh65, available at Boots.
Learn to be a make-up artist
Want to learn make-up tricks from the experts? Max Factor has opened a Make Up Academy in Dubai Investment Park, a huge HQ with UAE based make-up artist Samira Olfat schooling wannabe make-up artists. Students can graduate as a professional make-up artist in six weeks. Some of the key techniques taught include contouring, make-up for various skin tones, make-up for your face shape and lots more. All graduates of the academy will be entered into the Max Factor network, which gives them access to new products before they launch as well as job placements and mentorships from experienced artists. Prices start at Dhxxx for a six-week course; maxfactoracademy.net
Summer is well and truly upon us, so what better make-up product to invest in than a waterproof bronzer? Guerlain’s Terracotta Sun Tonic Bronzer is a waterproof version of its classic Terracotta Bronzer that’s designed to stay on your face no matter how hot and sweaty you get in the UAE’s heat. Aside from that, you can also wear it to the pool or beach and look gorgeous without the worry of washing all your make-up off. Dh280, available at beauty counters nationwide.
Yay for yellow
Try something a little out of the ordinary with Christian Louboutin’s new Velvet Eye Definer Pencil in Hot Chick. Yellow, which was a huge trend on the SS17 catwalks at Emilio Pucci, Tibi and Salvatore Ferragamo, is the signature colour for the brand’s summer collection and will bring a bold daring look to your make-up style. Dh190, available at Christian Louboutin stores.