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Affordable new blow-dry bar, stock up on sponges and an eye-catching product launch

This week we check out an affordable new blow-dry bar, stock up on sponges and eye a new product launch...

A new blow-dry bar has swung open its doors to the fairer gender in a villa off Jumeirah Beach Road, only a stone’s throw from The Hamptons Café in Umm Suqeim 1. Claiming to be the ‘first LA-style blow-dry bar in Dubai’, American-owned Be Bar’s (04 321 2348) focus is styling (there are no haircuts or colouring services on the menu) and clients are treated to a luxury wash and mini scalp massage on lie-flat beds before choosing one of seven signature styles. Prices are extremely affordable with all blow-dry styles priced at Dhs150, including the wash and scalp massage.

Meanwhile, facial sponges from Japan-born innovative global beauty craze The Konjac Sponge Co are now available in Dubai for the first time. Created from the root of the Konjac plant, which grows in South Korea, Japan, China and Indonesia, the natural facial sponges gently exfoliate the skin, offering a deep clean. Celebs including Miranda Kerr and Victoria Beckham are said to swear by them. The sponges are PH balanced and infused with natural clays, which penetrate deep into the pores and prevent dehydration and oily skin. Get yours at Organic Foods & Café (04 338 2911) for just Dhs60.

Lastly, another exciting product launch is set to make waves when it arrives on our shores this month. A decades-old beauty secret using ingredients straight out of the Amazon, Rahua Haircare (www.rahua.com) contains highly potent, restorative oil, which is believed to be behind the thick, flowing hair of the tribespeople in the area. It’s 100 percent natural and promises to renew dry and damaged hair with shine, bounce and elasticity.

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