Extend yourself

The quest continues for the best 'lengthening' beauty treatments - in other words, longer hair and nails.


Do you have weak, limp hair that won’t grow? Hair extensions are the ideal solution, but please get it done professionally: fake, clip-on hair from the supermarket is a no-no. The most reliable extension spot in town is Gold Salon – the stylists use Great Lengths extensions, which don’t employ weaves, braids or glues. They cost around Dhs25 per piece depending on length, and if you specifically want more volume or length you’ll need around 75 pieces, if you want both you’ll need 150. Unsure? The salon offers free consultations.
Gold Salon, Al Attar Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 321 1423, www.goldsalondubai.com)

We prefer our nails short and chic and usually choose biosculpture for long-term colour, but if you’re after length then extensions are your best bet. Getting the form fitted to your nails will cost Dhs365 for one colour and Dhs400 for French manicure. How long it lasts depends on how fast your nails grow (the nail will push the extension out), although you’ll usually need a touch-up after three weeks, which will cost Dhs170 for one colour and Dhs290 for French manicure.
The Nail Spa, The Dubai Mall (04 339078)

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