Get a blow-dry at Formul’A French Hairdressing Academy If you’re not fussy about your tresses, this Knowledge Village hairstyling training academy offers free up-dos, cuts and blow-dries when you make an appointment with a new student. Edward Scissorhands eat your heart out. Knowledge Village (800 380 623).
Have your make-up done at MAC The friendly shop assistants here are more than happy to show you how to do the perfect smoky eye or find the right bold lip for you. If you’re bored with the current stash in your make-up bag, we’d suggest heading here for some inspiration. MAC, Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 8888).
Get fitted at K-Lynn Don’t be shy about stripping off at this women’s lingerie specialist: it offers free professional bra fittings for women looking to take the K-Lynn T-shirt Test. Customers are shown how to check the five main problem areas when searching for the perfect fit and be wary of common problems. K-Lynn, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (050 650 5354).
Find the perfect jeans at Levi’s Say no to muffin tops! Denim giants Levi’s offers free fit-out sessions for its women’s line of Curve ID jeans, during which they’ll measure your waist as well as hips to ensure the jeans fit snugly around both areas, ensuring you’ll have the most flattering pair for your shape. Various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 339 8157).
Get free furniture, electronics and more If you’re trying to furnish a house on the cheap, don’t forget to check out Dubizzle’s ‘free stuff’ section, where you can find everything from armchairs to motorbike helmets being given away. Need to sell some items of your own? Listing your goods on this site’s classifieds section is completely free. www.dubizzle.com