There are many things in the beauty world that can find themselves within the realms of pretension: facials with ingredients even the therapist can’t pronounce, claustrophobic slimming treatments that have the potential to induce panic attacks and so-called hacials (facials for the hair). But this humble new salon in a villa on Al Wasl Road will serve you with some of the most honest, accessible treatments around.
Kozma & Kozma was started by American couple Hillary and Mike Kozma. With three successful salons already in Qatar, the couple decided to branch out to open this quirky space on Al Wasl Road. While the spa and salon offers treatments for everything from your hair and body to your nails and face, it does so with a big dose of humour and playfulness, which gives this space its USP. Think unicorn pedicures, snowman manicures and sea shell nail art.
With magical creatures overwhelming the menu, Hillary insists that the treatments offered are still the real deal. “We are very serious about hair and beauty, but we have a playful side. We launched in Dubai with this fun and unique concept, yes, but that just means we’re anti-snobbery. You still only get professional, friendly service here, just with no pretentiousness. And we have a sense of humour, too,” Hillary says.
The playful theme extends beyond the menu – one wall features 40 kinds of retro sweets for customers to choose from.
So while the lemon drops cater to your sugar cravings, Kozma & Kozma will cool you down with its snowman pedicure and manicure. One of its kind in the region, it encourages you to soak your legs and hands in “snow” and build your own snowman before your grooming begins.
The salon also offers Louboutin-inspired nail art (black and red nails) and a 100 percent Swarovski crystal manicure. Well, this is still Dubai…
From Dhs30 (nail art), from Dhs225 (haircuts). Kozma & Kozma