Stylist: Maria Dowling, 45, Irish
Salon: Mariadowling
Years in the business: 25

We say...
‘I love the consistently spot-on colouring, calming atmosphere and the quality magazine-reading time. Maria is the only hairdresser who has ever understood that I wanted to grow my hair long (and therefore never cuts too much off). She’s also a master of conversation.’
Becky Lucas

They say...

‘You have to really listen and hear what the client is saying. Not all clients want radical changes, although subtle changes caN make a huge difference. At home, invest in a good styling kit: hair dryer, brushes and
a styling iron or wand.’
Haircut from Dhs330, colour from Dhs390. Near Capitol Hotel, Satwa (04 345 4225).