If Rapunzel was visiting Dubai and needed a hair salon to tame her golden mane, it would be this Downtown Dubai skyline-facing, bespoke spot in Galleria Mall that would come to her rescue.
A first in the region, Aveda Salon is so special it has its own private entrance at the mall. From the minute you step out of the lift and into its lush al fresco courtyard, the calmness sets in.
Every client is given the ultimate Aveda experience at this salon through a sensory journey that involves a head, neck and back massage using herbal oils. This is followed by a consultation with Fohrler or one of the other trained therapists.
The botanical brand was founded in 1978 in Minnesota and is today part of the Estée Lauder family, with all emphasis on the science of hair care. All Aveda products and treatments available at this flagship salon care for the environment, as well as feeding your hair with goodness.
“When you come to see me at the salon, you’ll get more than just a hair treatment and products from our shop,” Manuela Fohrler, technical art director and head trainer at Aveda Salon Dubai, tells Time Out. “Aside from all treatments being plant-based, we also analyse the client’s lifestyle, diet and overall well-being that adds to the conditioning of the tresses.”
All products at Aveda have a distinctive smell, a result of 25 types of flower extract used in their ingredients. The brand is also a big player in maintaining an eco-friendly profile and offers a range of shampoos and leave-in conditioners containing organic Ayurvedic herbs and spices, too.
“When you come to Aveda, you won’t just walk out with healthy, luscious locks,” Fohrler says. “You’ll in fact walk out with a conscious mind, knowing that these products will not harm the Earth and will help in giving you the healthiest head of hair, ever.” Okay Aveda, book us in for next week? Aveda Salon, Galleria Mall, Al Wasl Road, www.aveda.com (800 28332).Aveda Salon