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1 Maria Dowling: An award-winning hairdresser, Maria even has her own range of styling products.
INFO: Al Mina Road, Satwa, Dubai, 04 345 4225, www.mariadowling.com.
2 JetSet: Celeb colourist Patrick Shannon used to work at Daniel Galvin, London, and now leads this talented team plus guest celeb stylists.
INFO: Grosvenor House (04 399 5005), Palm Strip Jumeirah (04 386 8604), Emirates Towers Boulevard (04 330 0886), www.thegroomingcompany.com.
3 Salon Ink: Australian stylists Kelly Cyndrowski and Sharon Anderson offer creative reshaping services that includes the permanent wave.
INFO: Level 1, Beach Park Plaza Centre, Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 385 4402, www.saloninkdubai.com.
4 Pastels: Started by Ruksher Mallik and Steven Chan, they offer a range of treatments including hair extensions and Kerastraight.
INFO: Villa # 873, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah, 04 388 3534; The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, 04 399 5016; Mercato Mall, Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 344 7883, www.pastels-salon.com.
5 VOG Color Your Life: Founded in France in 1982, VOG won the award for the most creative hairstyle at last year’s Dubai World Cup.
INFO: Sunset Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, 04 380 8960, www.vog.ae.
6 Toni & Guy: Winner of awards such as Best Salon 2012 in Viva, their specialty lies in giving an unusual twist to the usual cuts.
INFO: Grand Hyatt Dubai, Bur Dubai district, 04 324 4900; The Gate, Marble Walk, DIFC, Dubai, 04 330 3345, www.toniandguyuae.com.
7 BT Beauty Salon and Hair Dresser: Resident Cezar Azar styled many A-listers at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival and staff members regularly go for training courses to London and Paris so what you get is the latest hairstyles.
INFO: Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort, Corniche, 02 677 3333.
8 Sisters Beauty Lounge: Top treatments include Chronologiste by Kerastase. Plus you can get a good mani/pedi while you’re there.
INFO: Villa 1, Khalifa Bin Shakhbout Street, Abu Dhabi, 02 222 2501; The Dubai Mall, 04 339 8500; Mall of The Emirates, 04 379 2992; Mirdif City Centre, 04 284 3554; The Village Mall, Dubai, 04 342 0787. Dubai, 04 342 0787
9 Hairworks: Open eight years, this is a trusted place for a new hue. We love the Caviar Treatment to strengthen hair.
INFO: Second Floor, Spinney’s, Al Khalidyah, Abu Dhabi, 02 681 6678; Al Wasl Road, 04 394 0777; Ibn Batutta Mall, The Gardens, Dubai, 04 451 2777.
10 Tips & Toes: Known for their fantastic nail salon, Tips & Toes’ hair treatments are just as great. The Brazilian blow-out is the USP here; hairstylist Mona Al Amir can make you look gorgeous with just a few snips and cuts.
INFO: Tips & Toes has 13 branches across Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. To find your nearest location, call 04 399 0550, www.tipsandtoes.com.