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The Absolute Best Hair Salons in Dubai, According to Our Beauty Insiders
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by Savoir Flair 5-minute read December 12, 2023

Only nine establishments made the cut on our list.

Your hair holds the distinct power to make or break not only your look but also your mood. Frizzy, unkempt, lifeless tresses, botched hair cuts, and dye jobs can not only leave you looking unpresentable but can also make your confidence tumble. And that is precisely why having that one trusted hairstylist who not only understands exactly what you need but also has the skills to execute your hair needs is vital. Whether you are new to the city, visiting, or suddenly find yourself in need of a dependable hairstylist, we’ve got you.

The expert stylists at our favorite hair salons can tackle everything from a simple trim and blow-dry, your riskier hair experiments, and beyond. Whether you’re seeking a complete color change, a cool new haircut, or merely a place to relax, we’ve got you covered. Read on to discover which establishments made the cut when Savoir Flair set out to discover the best salons in Dubai.

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Chalk

Chalk is the only full-service salon in Alserkal Avenue, and it also happens to be one of the best we’ve ever visited. The incredible attention to detail at Chalk starts with a survey, which asked questions like, “What are your favorite bands?” The fact that we filled it out while being served ice cream and nibbles was just plain fun. Next, we were sitting under the talented hands of balayage specialist Paulo Sloboda, who attentively listened to our needs.

Not only were we impressed with the artistry of his work as he swatched the dye onto his hand and (literally) painted it onto our hair, but we were also blown away by how careful he was to protect our locks in the process. The result? The best color treatment (with the least amount of damage) we’ve ever gotten, with non-stop compliments from others to match. What’s even cooler is that Chalk serves men and women alike with separate spaces for each, and offers a brilliantly designed space that invites you to truly relax while enjoying the talents of its highly trained staff.

Alserkal Avenue
(+971) 04 346 6284
www.chalk.ae

JetSet

Once upon a time, flying was a sophisticated experience. Today, JetSet reunites flying with sophistication and luxury in aviation-themed hair salons across Dubai. The ambiance strikes a perfect balance between modern chic and relaxed comfort, creating an environment where clients feel both pampered and at ease. Beyond the travel atmosphere lies a space filled with talented hair artists and helpful staff. Whether you’re after a trim, your highlights need freshening up, or you’re in need of a fancy blow-dry, JetSet should be your go-to. Its reputation for excellence is well-earned, evident in the loyalty of its clientele, some of whom have been frequenting the establishment for over a decade with bi-weekly blowout appointments. 

Grosvenor House and Emirates Towers
(+971) 04 399 5005
www.jetsetuae.com

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Laloge Beauty Lounge

Nestled in the heart of Dubai, you'll have to walk the glistening marble corridors of downtown's crown jewel, the Address Hotel, to reach Laloge Beauty Lounge's newest branch. Inside, you will be treated to Laloge's signature sleek modern furnishing and expert stylists who promise to transform your hair. Stocked with the best hair products and skilled stylists, Laloge offers a worry-free hairstyling experience. Sit back, relax, and sip on a hot cup of coffee as the stylists tend to your hair. In the mood to pamper yourself? Indulge in a luxe mani-pedi or a delightful facial session. 

The salon's flawless services can also be availed at remarkable locations across the city. Ready to treat yourself to the ultimate pampering session? Step into any of the Laloge branches located at Mandarin OrientalAddress Boulevard, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Address Skyview, and Address Montgomerie.

(+971) 52 722 5999
www.laloge.com

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Maria Dowling

If you’re looking for the perfect place to get gorgeous and on-trend color, this is it. Maria Dowling’s reputation as one of Dubai’s best hairdressers (she has been hailed as the city’s “Queen of Color”) probably needs no mention. However, we’d be remiss not to let you in on the impeccable service, skilled hair artists, and modern setting of the Maria Dowling Salon. Whether you’re receiving services from Dowling herself or her roster of talented stylists, you’ll always be pleased with the results.

Al Meena Residence, Satwa
(+971) 04 345 4225
www.mariadowling.com

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Marquee

From the in-house braid bar and braid-school sessions (yes, you really can master the fishtail) to the amazing blow-dry menu and cool color techniques on offer, Marquee masters it all when it comes to hair. The latest must-have products adorn the shelves, the stylists are experts at creating the newest trends, and there's an in-house Micromist machine that uses steam particles to deliver nourishing treatments deep down into hair in order to boost its beauty from the inside out. The cool, chic salons are just an added bonus.

Arabian Ranches and The Lakes
(+971) 04 420 7700
www.marquee.ae

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Nest Salon

Located in the heart of Dubai's Jumeirah neighborhood, Nest Salon is a welcoming space for rejuvenation and bespoke hair care, brought to life by founders Jennie and Inger. This pair, connected since their time in the Cayman Islands, have established in Dubai a salon that offers more than just haircuts, but rather a complete experience of empowerment and beauty. The salon's bright, carefully arranged interiors provide a comforting atmosphere, setting the stage for a meaningful transformation that goes beyond the superficial.

My visit to The Nest Salon was quite insightful. The convenience of valet parking led me to a peaceful space amidst bustling Jumeirah. Looking to rejuvenate my bleach-weary hair, I chose a blow-dry, a task that can be challenging with my short, layer-less hair. However, the skilled hands at Nest Salon skillfully achieved the bouncy 90s waves I desired, which impressively lasted for several days. In addition to the excellent styling, the recommendation of two hair products has started guiding my hair towards improved health and vibrancy.

The Nest Salon
Jumeirah St - next to Al Masraf Bank
Umm Suqeim - Umm Suqeim 1
Whatsapp to book: +971 4 286 8818

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Pastels Salon

Pastels Salon emerges as a pinnacle of hairdressing excellence, renowned for its innovative styling and luxurious ambiance. This salon stands out for its expert stylists who are adept at tailoring the latest trends to each client's unique personality, using only the finest products to ensure both transformative and nurturing treatments. The interior, an oasis of comfort, complements the exceptional service with its elegant décor and soothing atmosphere. With a slew of accolades under its belt, Pastels has earned its reputation as a leader in the beauty industry, offering personalized, high-quality hair care experiences.


Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah
(+971) 4 388 3534

The Ritz Carlton Hotel, JBR
(+971) 4 399 5016
www.pastels-salon.com

 Ricci Capricci

The Ricci Capricci salon inside the Conrad Dubai hotel is one of those establishments that instantly feels like home. Not only were we made supremely comfortable by the staff, but we were also impressed with their incredible attention to detail. Coming in with badly damaged hair meant Ricci Capricci’s talented staff wisely advised against bleaching, restoring our tresses with a healthy trim and ultra-nourishing Olaplex conditioning treatment instead. After bringing our locks back to life, we can safely say we’ll be returning to Ricci Capricci for future hair appointments.

Conrad Dubai
(+971) 04 352 1333
www.riccicapriccisalon.com

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Tara Rose

Tara Rose Salon in Dubai is a gem in the realm of luxury hair care, renowned for its personalized approach and serene ambiance. This salon distinguishes itself with a focus on individualized styling and wellness, ensuring each client receives a tailor-made experience that enhances their natural beauty. The expert stylists at Tara Rose are celebrated for their attentive service and mastery in a variety of hair treatments, from classic cuts to innovative coloring techniques. They use premium, gentle hair products that prioritize the health and vitality of the hair. The salon's environment, exuding tranquility and elegance, offers a peaceful retreat from the city's hustle. Tara Rose Salon has earned a reputation for its exceptional client care and sophisticated styling, making it a sought-after destination for those desiring a nurturing and bespoke hairdressing experience in Dubai.

Daytona House
Unit LB 03, Motor City
(+971) 04 457 2309
www.tararosesalon.com

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Trevor Sorbie

Trevor Sorbie Salon in Dubai is a beacon of artistic hairdressing and bespoke beauty experiences. Known for its blend of artistic flair and technical precision, the salon is a destination for those who seek more than just a haircut, but a transformative styling experience. The team at Trevor Sorbie, trained in the latest techniques and trends, brings a level of craftsmanship and creativity that is unparalleled, ensuring each client's vision is brought to life with a personal touch. The use of high-quality, nurturing hair products further elevates the experience, ensuring every treatment is as beneficial as it is beautiful. The salon's ambiance, sophisticated yet welcoming, reflects its commitment to providing a luxurious and relaxing experience. Trevor Sorbie Salon has carved out a niche for itself in Dubai's competitive beauty scene, earning acclaim for its innovative approach and dedication to excellence in hairdressing. It stands out as a premier destination for those seeking a unique, high-end hair care experience in the city.

The Dubai Mall
(+971) 04 388 8440
www.trevorsorbie.com

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