WHAT: Blow-dry and mani-pedi by Belle Femme ‘Beauty at Home’
WHERE: Your place! Call 04 454 8652 to arrange a visit or email firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW LONG: Approximately 90 minutes
HOW MUCH: From Dhs80 for a blow-dry, Dhs60 for a classic mani, Dhs80 for a classic pedi
THE TREATMENT: Most girls only ever get this star treatment on their wedding days. When I got married, I stupidly decided against hiring experts and did my own hair and nails. You live, you learn… now I’ve realised there’s nothing better than having your own personal glam squad weave their magic – and you shouldn’t wait until your wedding day either. Belle Femme is a new at-home spa service operating in Dubai and it’s utterly brilliant, as I discovered when I booked them before a big night out.
THE RESULTS: Three polite, purposeful ladies arrived at my door with silver suitcases filled with everything needed to turn my tiny lounge into a spa – the only thing I had to provide was warm water and a plug socket.
I’d already washed my hair, so my hair stylist could get started straight away, while the nail technicians sorted out my fingers and toes. Worried they wouldn’t be able to carry enough colour choices around with them, I’d set aside some of my own nail varnishes, but I needn’t have bothered. They had around 100 shades to choose from, including Essie’s new autumn collection. Spoiled for choice, I opted for a bold green, which lasted more than a week without chipping. My blow-dry was spot-on too. This team is my new go-to glam squad – and best of all, I got to pick what was on the TV.
INFO: See www.bellefemmem.com.