Beauty doesn't get more bespoke than the Art of Beauty with Harvey Nichols
If you can never find beauty products to suit your skin, complexion or hair type, Harvey Nichols is the place to head between Thursday April 30 and Saturday May 23. The department store is hosting its ‘The Art of Beauty’ event, with various pop-up services across the first and second floors that will help you to discover the brands and specific products that will work for you. Some of the services will go one further, creating bespoke products from scratch. Time Out Dubai rounds up what will be on offer at the event and if you get a taste for bespoke beauty, we’ve found other treatments in Dubai that offer a similarly personal touch…
Fragrance If you’ve ever stood in a department store spritzing scent into the air for what seems like hours, but still haven’t found ‘the one’, this service is for you. The Scent Studio on level one will reveal whether you prefer woody, floral, oriental or fresh scents. All fragrances in store will have a colour-coded swing tag so you can head straight to the scents that work for you.
Make-up Wish you could find a foundation that matches your skin tone perfectly? The Custom-Fit Foundation feature on level two offers a personal consultation with a Clarins expert, and you’ll also get some useful application tips.
Haircare Visit the Concoction Mixology haircare system on level two to walk away with haircare products that have been created exclusively for you. Products are created from 256 different available blends delivering a prescription level of care and the optimum combination of vitamins and minerals for your hair.
Colour Bobbi Brown is sponsoring the Colour Palette Podium on level one of the store, which features an animation to reveal the best make-up for your unique skin tone. The team will create eight exclusive looks (four for day and four for night), tweaking the look for each customer to make it completely individual.
Hair styling If you struggle to style your own hair and typically rely on one of Dubai’s many blow-dry bars to help you out on a Friday night, head straight to The Hair Atelier on level two. Experts from haircare brand Oribe will be on hand to teach you how to recreate one of five artistic styles. You’ll leave with a Polaroid picture of your style placed in a sleeve with product recommendations printed alongside it. All services are complimentary, but products they recommend or create are priced individually. April 30-May 23. Level one, with a pop-up on level two of Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 8888).
Bespoke beauty and wellness services
Inspired to try other bespoke services? Try these personalised products and treatments.
Colour harmonising holistic experience at Spadunya Before this massage begins, you’ll be asked to select the colour that jumps out at you from a wheel of different hues – and your selection, according to the experts, reflects what your body is craving. The massage is then tailored to suit. From Dhs414. Ongoing. Spadunya, Plaza Level, Shams, JBR (04 439 3669).
Elemis Skin Lab at Bloomingdale’s Gaze into the genius Elemis Skin Lab machine for less than a minute and it will take pictures of your complexion to analyse fine wrinkles, blocked pores, bacteria, and UV damage. Free with the purchase of any ‘Expert Touch Facial’ at Dhs120, the therapist will tailor your treatment to your specific skincare concerns. Dhs120. Bloomingdale’s, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 350 5333).
Orthotic assessment at Margaret Dabbs Fancy a full biomechanical assessment with your pedicure? Head to Margaret Dabbs Sole Lounge in The Dubai Mall. A specialist will assess your feet and provide custom-made orthotics to ease any problems you may have. Dhs465. Margaret Dabbs The Sole Lounge, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 501 6688).