Done right, lash extensions are incredible. They can elevate your look and transform sparse, barely-there lashes into long, thick, full fluttery ones in an instant. You also won’t need to touch your mascara – wake up, get dressed, and you’re good to go.
Done wrong, though, they’re a total disaster. We’ve all heard the horror stories. Women losing all their lashes, visible blobs of glue, lashes sticking out all over the place – you get the gist. But armed with the latest techniques, top-quality products, and years of knowledge and experience behind them, leading technicians can work miracles, creating a beautiful blink that will look natural and last for weeks, and won’t cause damage. On that note, we’ve officially found the best salons in Dubai for all things lash extensions. Perfect peepers, here we come.
The Northern Quarter
The Northern Quarter has fast become our little beauty secret, but it’s one too good not to share. Not only does its team of leading experts in lash extensions boast years of international training, but they also know everything there is to know about lashes – and they correct a lot of bad jobs, too. This editor swears by them.
Specializing in ‘Russian Volume’ extensions, which comprise of clusters of two or three ultra-fine synthetic lashes attached to your own lash, they’re seasoned pros at creating thick, long, fluttery lashes. For a more natural look, opt for the ‘2D Volume lashes’ or individual extensions.
Prime Business Centre, JVC
(+971) 55 683 9469
That Hair Tho
Boasting some of the brightest and quirkiest interiors in town, That Hair Tho is shaking up the city’s beauty scene with its cool color scheme and forward-thinking approach to responsible beauty. Championing cruelty-free sustainability, it sources only the best ethical brands in the business, be it for on-trend manis or the ultimate bouncy blowout.
But those lashes though? Amazing. Offering the highest quality vegan lashes in Dubai – courtesy of Nouveau Lashes – their in-house lash technician has over 15 years of experience and does everything from ‘Russian 5D’ lashes to natural volume, cat-eye flick flutters, and everything in between.
Cluster N, JLT
(+971) 4 589 6679
Swapping bright interiors for soft, pastel shades, The Cure in Media City has, well, the cure for fine or barely-there lashes. Yes, we’re talking about its top-notch ‘3D’ and ‘2D’ lash extensions.
Not only do you get an actual duvet to get cozy as your lashes are applied, but the attention to detail is amazing and the service is so gentle that you can expect to indulge in a little beauty sleep. But rest assured, you’ll wake up to long, luscious lashes that even the best mascara can’t compete with.
Building 10, Media City
(+971) 4 391 6485
Platinum Black’s experienced technicians bring with them a wealth of beauty knowledge, the latest lash techniques, and one of the most comprehensive lists of lash options we’ve seen. There are natural-looking individual lashes if you want to enhance what your mama gave you, 3D, 4D, and 5D volumizing lashes. There’s even a Kardashian-inspired option, which happens to be the most-booked lash service. Go figure.
If that wasn’t enough, Platinum Black even offers colored lash extensions, but they aren’t for the faint-hearted – or those not bound for Coachella. It’s worth coming back here for the fancy cookies alone.
Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC
(+971) 55 562 3090
If there’s someone who knows a thing or two about big, beautiful lashes, it’s Mona Kattan, which is why her salon – a.k.a. your very own “House of Glamour” – makes the list. The Dollhouse not only serves up bespoke lash extensions, from subtle and natural to full-on glamour, but it also does so in one of the city’s chicest salons.
Give your lashes an added boost with a few scattered clusters, or make like Mona and opt for something a bit more extra. Whatever you choose, you’ll be in lash love in no time.
The Dubai Ladies Club, Jumeirah and Aswaaq Center, Al Barsha
Yvresse de Beauté
Yvresse de Beauté draws inspiration from 17th century French heritage, so stepping in feels like entering a Parisian boudoir – think: ornate mirrors, walls of roses, and throne-like chairs for you to lounge on. This is also where you can find services fit for a queen, especially when it comes to the lash extensions.
Here, the ‘SVS’ lashes (which stands for speed, volume, style) take less time, but still deliver beautiful results, whether you want a more natural look or something a little more daring. Superfine extensions are applied using an innovative SVS isolation technique, giving you a fabulous flutter in as little as 45 minutes. A great option if you don’t have the luxury of time.
District 13, JVC
(+971) 4 580 7673