The Promise Hairstyling chain Marquee’s small but convenient The Blow Dry Bar in The Lakes is attached to The Nail Spa, making for a formidable, pre-brunch preening offering. Little wonder it’s packed throughout the weekend. Stylists promise a glamorous blow-dry or up-do in just 35 minutes, for Dhs130, whatever the length of your hair.
Step By Step After five minutes perusing the salon’s products (which include the life-changing Tangle Teezer hairbrush) and pinching jelly beans from The Nail Spa reception’s jar, we’re ushered to an uncomfortable basin for a wash with some fantastic-smelling shampoo. We flash up a picture on our phone of the beach-chic, tousled result we’re looking for, and our stylist sets to work. After a period of curling, blow-drying and back-combing, our stylist announces we’re ready.
The Result Our ’do looks absolutely nothing like the picture. Instead of tousled, beachy waves, we’ve got corkscrew curls and the beginnings of a beehive.
Pros For a good wash on the go, this is a convenient place to drop in – especially with the nail salon next door.
Cons It’s pot-luck with the stylists – you may land one who can’t better your at-home efforts. Dhs130.Marquee The Blow Dry Bar