Care about hair

Sustainable haircare range Biolage RAW, made from all natural ingredients, launches in the UAE this month. It uses products from natural-origin sources meaning that all of its products (even the packaging, which looks like juice bottles) are recyclable and 99 per cent biodegradable. Some of the ingredients in its hair products included coconut oil, shea butter, ginger, olive and kiwi. The hair products come in three ranges Nourish (for dry, dull hair), Recover (for stressed, sensitized hair) and Uplift (for flat, fine hair). Available at

Made you blush

For anyone who loves the feminine Valentina fragrances from Valentino you’ll be pleased to know there is a new addition to the family. This summer fragrance is lighter and sweeter than the original with notes of praline (yes praline), and orange blossom. Dh485, available at beauty counters nationwide.

Smells good

Now your home can smell as good as you – Australian beauty brand Aesop has come out with a range of home fragrances. Named after European destinations, the trio of sprays will bring the outside in with natural and fresh scented ingredients. Just spritz a few sprays around your house in the morning and the intense scent will last all day. Dh175, available at Net a Porter.

Sunny stripes

I’m loving the Summer Bright nail colour collection by Sally Hansen. As someone who is always chipping her nails, this is the best at-home nail polish brand there is. The Miracle gel polishes stay on for over a week, even on the clumsiest person’s nails, and the Miracle Gel top coat will make sure they have that just-painted look all week long. Dh43 for colours, Dh45 for topcoat. Available at beauty counters nationwide.

3 places to get celebrity-inspired braids

From the runway to the red carpet to your salon, this summer is all about cool, low-maintenance braids. Here’s where you can get them in the UAE.

1. Be Bar, from Dh40, Villa 594, Jumeirah Beach Road Dubai

2. Pastels Salon Braid Bar, from Dh50,

3. Jetset braid bar, from Dh50, various locations.