Pre-brunch meltdown? Heading out on the town straight from the office? Whatever the drama, Dubai has scores of brilliant salons for a last-minute blow-dry that won’t break the bank. Here are five to try now.
Be Bar Blow Dry Bar
A bright, stylish salon in Umm Suqeim, Be Bar offers blow-dries in a range of styles, plus braids, up-dos, treatments and nail services. While each hair-styling session includes a mini scalp massage, you can upgrade to a longer, ten-minute version for an extra Dhs40. Money well spent, we reckon.
From Dhs158. Village 594, Jumeirah Beach Road, Umm Suqeim 1, www.mybebar.com (04 321 2348).
Why go to a blow-dry salon when it can come to you? All you need to do is download this app and the hair stylists will come to your home, office or hotel – and the promise is within 30 minutes. Yes, really. You can also booked make-up, a spray tan, eyelash extensions and even a group hair-styling session. Sign us up.
From Dhs200. www.blowoutandgo.ae.
The BlowOut Bar
Whether you want to look “Sleek and Sophisticated” or “Vintage Vogue”, this salon promises to deliver a range of different styles. It also creates up-dos and braids, as well as hair extensions and – AND – you can add on a ten-minute head massage. Magic.
From Dhs115. Building 10, Golden Mile Galleria, Palm Jumeirah, www.blowoutbar.ae (800 256 9688).
Though this place has locations across the city, the branch at The Lakes comes highly recommended for a complete rescue session – it’s within the same shop as The Nail Spa (a branch that also offers waxing, at that). Prices vary depending on whether you opt for a junior stylist, stylist or director, making it easier to find a blow-dry within budget.
From Dhs110. Various locations including The Lakes, www.marquee.ae (04 399 5336).
Solo Tre Spa
We don’t encourage heading down without an appointment, but sometimes the team at the Radisson Blu Media City branch of this chain really come through at the last minute. After you’ve run howling into reception and begged for a stylist on the spot, all the team here are good, but it’s Yusuf we go back to again and again.
From Dhs125. Radisson Blu Dubai Media City (04 366 9123).