The Ahlan! Health & Beauty Blog

24 May 2015

Rimmel's new collection, the latest hair trends and more

Just Landed!

With its unique slant tip for ultimate precision and its 16-hour wear, Bobbi Brown’s new Perfectly Defined Long-Wear Brow Pencil is your makeup bag’s new BFF this summer.

INFO: Available at Bobbi Brown counters nationwide


Behind The Scenes with Kate Moss


If you need to fake that eight-hour sleep look, Rimmels’ new Wonder’full Wake Me Up Mascara will have you sorted. Infused with vitamins & cucumber extract, that wide-eyed look will last you all day long. And the best bit? We’ve got an exclusive BTS look at the campaign images shot with none other than the beautiful Kate Moss. With her perky peepers and wide-eyed beauty, we can think of no-one better!

INFO: Dhs49 available at Rimmel counters nationwide


Ahlan! Loves

If you’re addicted to keratin treatments but can’t justify the price tag, make sure you check out Syoss new Keratin Hair Perfection’s line of shampoo, conditioner, serum and mask. At bargain prices, it will keep your locks in tip top condition for months after your treatment.

INFO: From Dhs18, available at leading supermarkets


Christopher Kane for NARS


Beauty addicts, listen up! British designer Christopher Kane is bringing is space age aesthetic to your makeup bag with a 10-piece collection that mixes nudes, neons and dynamic shimmer in one fabulously fashion-forward range. With colour-pop lips and bright blushes, this is one that you won’t want to miss.

INFO: Available at NARS counters nationwide 


Ahlan! Awards

Top 10 Hair & Beauty Salons
1. JetSet

The region’s first cut and blow-dry bar, JetSet is renowned for bringing celebrity stylists including Negin Zand and Yosji Hagiwara to our sunny shores.
INFO: 04 399 5005,
2. N.BAR
With 10 salons in the region, N.BAR is dedicated to offering the most glam nails in the most speedy of times. Perfect for girls-on-the-go.
INFO: 04 346 1100,
3. NStyle
With its minimalist aesthetic, this no-fuss salon is the place to go for quality service without unnecessary extras. Their own-brand polishes are some of the brightest in town!
INFO: 800 678953,
4. Pastels Salon
Dubai’s one-stop-shop for all things beauty related, Pastels offer everything from manis and pedis, massages, cuts, colour, blow-dries and make-up application, all under one roof.
INFO: 04 388 3559,
5. The Dollhouse Dubai
Famous for its hyper-bright interiors and playful atmosphere, The Dollhouse can create the most amazing works of art on your talons. Highly recommended!
INFO: 04 385 4484,
6. The White Room Spa
Fancy an amazing blow-dry that won’t break the bank? The White Room charge just Dhs65 regardless of your hair length. Yes, you read the correctly.
INFO: 04 422 8997,
7. Tips & Toes
A previous Ahlan! Best in Dubai winner, we highly recommend the luxury day spa with its amazing Moroccan baths that provide the perfect retreat.
INFO: 04 399 0550,
8. Toni & Guy
A world-renowned favourite, everyone knows the name Toni & Guy. If you want an incredible cut with stylists you can trust, there’s nowhere better.
INFO: 04 3244900,
9. Great Lengths
A state-of-the-art Jumeriah salon, this is where those in-the-know go to for the most natural looking extensions in town. They train staff in their own academy, too.
INFO: 04 395 2013,
10.  Maison de Joelle
Dubai’s own celebrity salon, it’s featured on MBC1 in reality TV series Joelle that highlights amazing transformations – so you know you’re in good hands!
INFO: 04 394 9088,


Upgrade Your Lashes!

Fed up with OTT false lashes and after something a little more luxurious? Then you need mink lashes in your life! Exclusive to, these cruelty-free mink lashes are the ultimate in bespoke beauty, created by gently brushing minks to collect their fur. There’s six styles to choose from and Kim K, Gigi and JLo are already fans – prepare to flutter!

INFO: Available at

Rodial is Back!

A firm fave among the likes of Emma Stone and Cameron Diaz, Rodial is celebrating its relaunch in the UAE with an in-store event at Harvey Nichols until 21 May. Head down there to learn all about the latest skincare phenomenon – serum layering – and take home a fab gift when you buy two products. See you there!

 New Collection Alert!

How cute is this artsy new collection from friends and artistic duo Craig Redman and Karl Maier? The pair have injected their eccentric flair into nail polishes, eye shadows and lip colours that pop with colour and will add a sense of fun into any make-up bag. They’re not out ’til June but we promise they’ll be worth the wait!

INFO: Available at Sephora stores nationwide

Must-Have Scents

One for the Brits, Jo Malone’s new Rock the Ages limited-edition collection comprises five scents that celebrate the UK homeland. From Tudor Rose & Amber, to Lily of the Valley & Ivy, there’s something to suit every taste and occasion.

INFO: Dhs310 each, available at Jo Malone counters nationwide

Your Skin’s New BFF

A foundation with 9 benefits? Now we’re heard it all! From awakening and brightening to concealing and protecting to harmful rays, this is literally your cosmetics’ bag new superhero. Oh, and it’s fronted by Kate Moss, too. What more could you want?

INFO: Available at Rimmel counters nationwide, Dhs39


The Braidy Bunch
Be it a milk maid plait or a long, flowing braid, get on board with the biggest hair trend of the season. How about a little A-list inspiration to get you started? These are our top 4 looks…

Jamie King

Jordana Brewster


Beauty Must-Try!

Not heard of hair sewing? The latest technique exclusive to Marquee involves sewing the hair with a linen thread to creating an effortless style without bobby pins. We recommend you give it a go!

INFO: From Dhs100, 04 399 5336


Nail It Next Season!

How great are Sally Hansen’s nails for Stella McCartney A/W15? A warmed up look of the new nail, its super subtle yet effortlessly elegant and perfect for any ensemble.


Georgia May’s Gorge Lip Service

Prepare for the perfect pout thanks to Rimmel’s new lip-smacking Provocalips line. Designed to stay put all day long, the fierce colour palette will make any outfit pop while the clear gloss top coat can be reapplied throughout the day for added moisture. Fronting the campaign is the ever-gorgeous Georgia May Jagger, looking the ultimate femme fatale with her full red lips as the perfect base. We’re sold!

INFO: Dhs47, available at Carrefour, Lifestyle, Max and Boots

Sephora 3D Precision Sponge
“This sponge glides easily around the face and guarantees a more even layer of foundation across the face and neck, absorbing any excess fluid to create the perfect base.”
Ahlan! Group Editor Sarah

My Little Chloé
Aren’t these the cutest little scents you’ve ever seen? Comprising three perfumes from Chloé’s signature line, they’re the perfect pint-sized products to carry around when you need a little pick-me-up. We want all three!


During April, Areej is hosting its annual Beauty Extravaganza with free masterclasses in everything from creating the perfect smoky eye to facial contouring. In addition, there’ll be exclusive beauty buys including Lancôme’s new summer cosmetics range, and when you spend Dhs699 or more you’ll receive a free case of make-up brushes – you can never have too many!

INFO: Areej shops nationwide, including Mall of the Emirates


Summer With Laura Mercier
Always our go-to brand for the perfect coverage, Laura Mercier is taking it one step further this season with a whole new bright and playful colour palette. From hot red lips and nautical eyes to, of course, the perfect foundation for a long hot summer – that’s your new-season make-up bag sorted!

The Top Coat to End Gel Manicures?
Sally Hansen has introduced Gel Shine 3D, a new top coat that aims to add volume, thickness and an ultra-gloss three-dimensional finish to nails to give the look of a professional gel manicure. But will it last as long?

INFO: Available at Wojooh and Carrefour

Viva Brazil!
Comprising a shower gel, body lotion and fragrance mist, the new Bath & Body Works collection comes in three lush fragrances all inspired by exotic jungles and rushing waterfalls. Dreamy!

Celeb Facialist Su-Man Back in Dubai
Following the success of her first Dubai visit, facialist to the stars Su-Man is back next month, offering her exclusive facial at Biolite. Counting Sienna Miller, Freida Pinto and Juliette Binoche on her A-list-littered CV, her signature Skin Reborn Sculpting Facial blends her expertise in dance, Shiatsu, Pilates and Oriental facial massage in a treatment that’s been dubbed “a life-changing experience” by Anne Hathaway. Appointments are sure to be filled fast, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment! 

INFO: Su-Man will be at Biolite from Sat 9-Thu 14 May, Dhs2,500 for the signature facial,, 04 346 6641

Green Tea For The Body
Now we’ve heard it all! Not just a drink, The Body Shop’s latest Green Tea Ceremony line makes use of the antioxidant properties in product form, too. With exfoliating soaps, lotions and scrubs, this is just what you need for body, mind and soul.

INFO: From Dhs32, available at The Body Shop stores nationwide

Healthie of the Week
Britney Spears carries her mum after a workout – a bit like us after a heavy sesh at the gym!

Estée Lauder’s New Face
Joining the current EL crop –including Joan Smalls, Arizona Muse and Kendall Jenner – Brit actress Gabriella Wilde is the latest face of the beauty brand. Debuting globally this month, her first stunning campaign images were shot by renowned photographer Craig McDean in New York, and we couldn’t think of a more beautiful choice!

Pout Pampering Perfection
Dry lips playing havoc with your beauty regime? Fear not, Rimmel London’s new Keep Calm Lip Balms will nourish lips all day long, while the super-cute packaging will keep you coming back for more.

INFO: Available at Boots

Summer With Chanel
We’re suckers for new summer beauty collections but it has to be said, Chanel’s 2015 Collection Mediterranée is one of our faves so far. Nautical nuances such as aqua-blue polishes, glossy red lips and azure eye liners just scream summer chic and are just what you need to brighten up that palette as we enter the new season.

INFO: Available at Chanel beauty counters nationwide

“It may have just launched but I’ve already started to swear by Nuxe’s new suncare range. Natural ingredients such as water hyacinth and the kau pe flower make it perfect for my sensitive skin.”

Naomi Chadderton, Fashion & Beauty Editor

Glow Like The A-List
It’s the revolutionary illuminating body moisturiser created by the highly coveted Hollywood Glow, and now the 24-carat Body Bling by Scott Barnes is available at our very own Tips & Toes. Used by Scott on his celeb clients including Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian, this best-selling beauty essential is just what you need to cheat that beach look.

L’Oréal’s A-List Red Lip
Talk about a celeb-packed beauty campaign – L’Oréal Paris has enlisted everyone from Blake Lively and J-Lo to Julianne Moore and Eva Longoria to produce its new Collection Exclusive Pure Reds range comprising eight stunning shades – one for each celeb! With the scarlet lip making a huge comeback, there’s everything from classic and contemporary to lush berry shades that will suit any beauty mood.

INFO: Dhs75, available at L’Oréal counters nationwide

Bobbi’s New Nudes

Channel the season’s no make-up make-up look with Bobbi Brown’s latest Illuminating Nudes Collection. Comprising subtle light-reflecting hues that offer a natural glow, this collection is all about going back to basics with CC Creams, brow shapers, lip gloss and sparkle eye shadows.




INFO: Available at Bobbi Brown counters nationwide  


Ahlan! Loves…

Dolce & Gabbana’s new Dolce Floral Drops has us dreaming of spring...


One For The Boys!

Looking to treat that someone special? There’s nothing like a little Tom Ford to show you care and this new Noir Extreme fragrance is sure to impress with hints of mandarin oil and neroli. It looks super suave, too!

INFO: Dhs496, available at all Tom Ford Beauty counters from April