What Are the Best Hair Salons in Dubai? Savoir Flair Investigates

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Whether you’re after a place to relax, a complete color change, a hot new haircut, or even a place to stay in touch with the outside world while getting your locks tended to, we’ve compiled a list of hair salons to accommodate your every need. Read on to discover Savoir Flair’s pick of the best hair salons in Dubai. You – and your hair – can thank us later.

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’s been hailed as the city’s “Queen of Color”) probably needs no mention. However, we’d be remiss not to mention 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) 4 345 4225

Maria Dowling Salon Dubai
Photo: Courtesy of Maria Dowling


Perhaps the prettiest salon of them all, Aveda is one of our favorite pampering spots in Dubai – especially when it comes to all things hair. This is the definitive place to go for natural-looking color (Aveda’s hair formulas are made of 99 percent naturally derived ingredients and give you that effortless, natural hue), so you can sit back with your cup of Aveda ‘Calming Tea’, take in the stunning views of the city’s skyline, realign your chakras, and get an amazing head of hair at the same time.

Galleria Mall
(+971) 800 28332

Photo: Courtesy of Aveda


When it comes to hot hair, SLaM – well – slams it. The incredible therapists at this trendy, New York loft-inspired salon tucked away in Al Quoz have come from all corners of the globe (Sydney, London, New York, and Dublin to name a few) to bring some of the best hairstyling talent to Dubai. Despite its super cool interiors, SLaM is one of the most relaxed salons in town, specializing in everything from natural balayage color to the latest cuts and styles.

15A Street, Al Quoz
(+971) 800 SLAM

SLaM Hair Salon Dubai
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Once upon a time, flying was a sophisticated experience. Today, JetSet reunites flying with sophistication and luxury in aviation-themed hair salons across Dubai. Beyond the travel atmosphere lies a salon filled with talented hair artists and helpful staff. Whether your highlights need freshening up, you’re after a trim, or you’re in need of a big, bouncy blow-dry, JetSet should be your go-to. Be sure to check out its braid bar, too – it’s pure plait perfection.

Grosvenor House, Palm Strip Mall, and Towers Boulevard
(+971) 4 399 5005

JetSet Salon Dubai
Photo: Courtesy of JetSet

Kérastase Institute

If you’re a fan of Kérastase hair products, this bright and modern salon is the place for you. As well as offering expert cuts, color, and styling, it will treat you to a personalized hair and scalp diagnosis to see what your hair really needs. Using a special smartphone-looking device, the Kérastase experts scan your locks to see how they can help your hair most (whether it’s thinning, dry, or unruly) by using three key steps. You really will leave this place with a new head of hair.

City Walk 2
(+971) 4 386 4336

Kerastase Institute Dubai Hair Salon
Photo: Courtesy of Kérastase


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. It’s so good, in fact, that Artistic Director Catherine Hawkes just won the award for Middle East Colorist of the Year at the Professional Beauty GCC show, defeating over 200 other stylists from Dubai to the post. The cool, chic salons are an added bonus.

Arabian Ranches, The Lakes, and Jumeirah Road
(+971) 4 420 7700

Marquee Hair Salon Dubai
Photo: Courtesy of Marquee

Posh by Feryal

Feryal Ouanes works hard to keep her luxe salon, Posh, on the cutting edge – not only when it comes to hair and body services, but also tech aesthetics. Her salon is littered with WiFi-enabled laptops and flatscreen TVs, making it a prime destination for the businesswoman on the go. If you’re a busy mother who needs an indulgent afternoon, Posh also offers a play area next door for your little one’s entertainment.

Burj Al Arab
(+971) 4 301 7249

Posy By Feryal Dubai
Photo: Courtesy of Posh by Feryal

Now that you’ve had your tresses tended to, discover our picks of Dubai’s best nail salons.

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