Whether you’re looking to transform your nails with the latest nail-art designs, get fabulous feet for sandal weather, or rid your hands of a pesky hangnail, look no further than Savoir Flair’s roundup of the 11 best salons in Dubai.
With four beautiful living walls made of over 4,000 plants, it’s easy to forget that you’re in a beauty salon – and not a lush, green rainforest – when you visit Aveda. As you sink back into a sumptuous massage seat at your huge mani/pedi station, you get to gaze at the greenery and cozy up under a blanket while all your nail needs are tended to. Plus, on arrival, you’ll be greeted by “Mr. Chakra” who will help clear any energy blockages with a chakra spray suited to your needs, leaving you looking and feeling better than ever.
Galleria Mall, Al Wasl Road
Boudoir Beauty Lounge
The recently opened Boudoir Beauty Lounge in Downtown Dubai, which took over the Anastasia Beverly Hills salon formerly in the same location, continues to offer eyebrow services by the same team of expert beauticians, but it also brings so much more to the table. With everything from hair services and waxing to facials and body treatments, the space has been renovated to feel like a luxurious escape in the heart of the city. Boudoir’s team of nail technicians will attend to your every need, but we recommend booking in with Abby. Her hand massage is next to none.
8 Boulevard Walk, Downtown Dubai
(+971) 4 425 0o11
Kozma and Kozma
One of the quirkiest and coolest salons in town, Kozma and Kozma is the next best thing to taking a trip to Willy Wonka’s Wonderland. With walls of candies (which quite literally sweeten the deal as you get pampered) and unicorn-adorned cappuccinos, you’re guaranteed to have one of the funnest nail experiences ever – especially if you book in for one of the super Instagrammable mermaid treatments during which you get to relax in your own mermaid tail. Every girl’s dream.
Al Wasl Road
(+971) 56 554 4534
A veritable Dubai institution, N.Bar is populated by fashion girls, editors, and the city’s elite, which is hardly surprising seeing as it’s been one of the hottest nail salons for over 17 years. For flawless manis and pedis, impeccable service, and state-of-the-art facilities, this needs to be your destination salon – and with 11 branches to choose from, it couldn’t be more convenient. Indulge in the latest nail-art techniques and hot new services, such as lash extensions and brow reshaping, or enjoy one of the many treatments on offer that tend to all nail needs imaginable.
Multiple locations across Dubai
This cool and edgy salon has established itself as the go-to place for chrome nails in Dubai, but the talented staff can tackle anything and everything from a simple stripe pattern to elaborate 3D flowers and customized designs. Whatever service you go for, be it a trendy nail-art design or regular French polish, just sit back in your plush purple-velvet seat and relax as your nails are transformed.
Sky View Tower, Dubai Marina
(+971) 4 452 8226
The Nail Spa
The Nail Spa ticks all the beauty boxes. It’s luxurious, it’s professional, and it’s one of the top spots in town for all things nail-related. With nine outlets in Dubai and three in Abu Dhabi, it’s clear that The Nail Spa’s services are seriously in demand. Be sure to check out its recently opened “artbar” in the very cool Jumeirah Beach Road location, where you can treat yourself to the most amazingly intricate designs.
Multiple locations across Dubai
600 544 001
If you thought the Rossano Ferretti team’s talents were reserved solely for hair, think again. The nail services at this super chic salon are second to none. Being the most expensive salon ever created in Dubai to date, it’s possibly the most luxurious one too. Not only will you want to move in thanks to all that Italian marble and fashionable flair, but you’ll also want to keep returning for the amazing nail treatments. Every mani/pedi comes complete with paraffin gloves to give you silky, soft skin, there are Jacuzzi baths to bathe your feet, and the bonus of popping upstairs for a beautiful blow-dry is just the cherry on top.
(+971) 4 330 0073
Beverly Hills Beauty
From bold palm-print walls to chandelier lights and rose-gold detailing, the girly Beverly Hills Beauty salon is the place to go to perfect your nails and your Insta feeds. In fact, you’ll most likely be snapping away before you’ve even stepped inside the Jumeirah location because the outside walls are seriously cool. The brand new Rixos outpost is just as breathtaking. Aesthetics aside, the treatments here are top-notch, ranging from classic mani/pedis to acrylics and gels. It also offers ‘Little Babes’ services for under 12s, making it the perfect pampering spot for you and your little one.
Al Wasl Road & Rixos The Palm
(+971) 4 395 3366
Margaret Dabbs Sole Lounge
Forget your run-of-the-mill mani/pedi. The highly qualified team of podiatrists at Margaret Dabbs can make your hands and feet pretty whilst simultaneously sorting out the not-so-pretty problems. Therapists here are expertly trained under the watchful eyes of Dabbs herself (who is the go-to podiatrist in the UK for countless celebs), so you know you’re in the safest hands possible. What’s even better is that it’s tucked away behind the rows of designer goods on offer at Level Shoes, so you can treat your toes to some fancy footwear right after.
Level Shoes, The Dubai Mall
(+971) 4 501 6688
Your very own “House of Glamour”, The Dollhouse not only serves up daring and detailed nail-art designs and every nail treatment you could wish for, but it also does so in one of the city’s chicest salons. Whether you opt for a classic look or something a bit more unusual, like a Swarovski crystal design, you can sit back and relax with your own personal iPad while your hands and feet are treated with expert care and precision.
The Dubai Ladies Club, Jumeirah and Aswaaq Center, Al Barsha
As soon as we stepped into SoH Salon, we knew we’d be soh obsessed. Quirky and cool, this really is where beauty meets art – nail art, to be precise. There’s a wall of design inspiration to choose from, and only organic products are used to decorate your digits. Alternatively, the nail technicians here can create anything you want (we’ve even seen a true-to-life ‘Mona Lisa’ creation). If you want to match your nails to your new dress, just bring it in and they’ll perfectly pair your mani to your maxi.
Galleria Mall, Al Wasl
(+971) 4 344 4147
The Nail Pavilion
A firm Savoir Flair favorite, The Nail Pavilion is tucked away in JLT, and its bright and light space makes for one of the most relaxing beauty experiences in town. The staff here are incredibly friendly and attentive, and they’ll do everything from painting your toes to threading your eyebrows and extending your lashes. Be sure to book in for a blow-dry too.
Cluster Y, JLT
(+971) 4 422 9791