Ever wanted to know more about a salon or needed to know a great place to get a wax, manicure, or blowdry? In our quest to deliver the best in up-to-the-minute beauty information, our Beauty Editor, Basma Faramawy, is trying and testing all that Dubai’s beauty salons have to offer to bring you the lowdown on your local beauty hubs. This week, she visits a world-class nail-care lounge.
Where: The Sole Lounge by Margaret Dabbs
Renowned celebrity foot expert Margaret Dabbs has brought her highly acclaimed London clinic to Dubai. Fusing health and beauty, the Sole Lounge boasts podiatrists from the UK and highly trained nail technicians offering professional manicures and pedicures with a difference, conveniently located in Level Shoe District at the heart of The Dubai Mall.
Good for: Medical pedicures. There are very few places in Dubai that offer comprehensive care for the feet. From nail and skin disorders to bone care, the podiatrists at Sole Lounge are trained to diagnose and treat any foot dilemmas. Hygiene is first and foremost as podiatrists always work on dry feet. Not only is this cleaner, but working on dry skin also allows them to pinpoint the key problems that won’t show on wet skin. Post mani/pedi, your nails will look so clean and fresh you could skip the polish all together, but for color enthusiasts the Sole Lounge offers an extensive range of Rococo nail lacquers that are formaldehyde-, toluene-, and DBP-free.
The latest treatment added to the menu is the Fashion Massage, which is the ideal pampering treat to soothe away the aches and pains of feet that have been tightly squished into the “perfect” stilettos all day. In your private treatment room, the luxurious leather chair gives a full body massage while feet are soaked, scrubbed, and rubbed using the exclusive Margaret Dabbs line of products enriched with organic emu oil to soften and revive tired feet. The difference with this 30-minute massage is that the podiatrist manipulates the bones of the feet and lower legs in order to deeply relax the muscles and improve circulation and lymphatic drainage. As an added luxurious bonus, pure oxygen is channeled through a tube placed near the nose and mouth, taking relaxation to new heights.
Sole Lounge by Margaret Dabbs – Level Shoe District, The Dubai Mall, Tel: (+971) 4 501 6688.s.
Photos: Courtesy of The Sole Lounge