This is an article from 2009. Click here for an updated 10 top Dubai hairdressers.

A bad hair cut can break a woman. Be it an ill-advised mullet, or brassy highlights, we all know the pain of a styling disaster. Here are 10 Dubai hairdressers that you can usually rely on…

Franck Provost: With branches all over town, Franck’s got it covered. We’ve been on the other end of a couple of Provost-shaped trims and we’ve always come out smiling.

Jen’s Hair Studio: Jen is known for her friendly and relaxed approach, so open up, tell her what you want, and let the magic happen. The L’Oreal hair straightening here is pretty good too.

Maria Dowling: Maria is known across town as one of the best, and rightly so. Just make sure you book well ahead to get your preferred stylist.

Salon Ink: Not the easiest of places to find, but worth the mission. Great colours and, unusually, if you say you only want a “tiny bit off the ends” that’s what you’ll get.

Toni & Guy: If you’re a bit of a scaredy cat, get booked in here. Whether it’s maintenance, or a restyle, you’re usually pretty safe.

Pretty Lady: Not a lot of people know this, but Pretty Lady do pretty amazing blowdries – especially if you’ve got an unruly barnet.

Nirvana Spa: If you’re after a bit of advice, and you need forcing to have your hair trimmed, even when you don’t think it needs it, Nirvana’s for you. The experienced stylists will have you back on the straight and narrow in no time.

Top Style Salon: Known as one of Dubai’s best spots for a blowdry, Top Style also does a pretty nice line in highlights.

Zouari: If you’re prepared to shell out some serious cash, the colourists in here are miracle workers. You’ll always get a safe pair of hands.

The Haven: Tucked away in a residential area of Jumeira 1, near Orthosports, you’d never stumble across this place as it’s mostly known for massages. Weirdly, they also do pretty good blowdries.