Everybody needs some time to pamper themselves. Whether it’s after a long work week, a special occasion, or just a normal day, everyone deserves some time off.
Fortunately, there is no shortage of amazing places to visit and relaxing activities to try in the city. If you feel like you want a new hair color or need some facial and massage, we got you!
We reviewed some of the best salons in Dubai, so check them out and take your pick.
How much do beauty salons charge in Dubai?
Aside from haircuts, a beauty salon can offer other pampering services, so the charges they impose can greatly vary.
To serve as your reference, here are some of the most common services beauty salons offer together with their usual price range.
Note that these rates can still change depending on your chosen provider, so make sure to book an appointment first to get a view of how much they charge for their services.
|Nail Treatments||30 AED to 300 AED|
|Facials||50 AED to 200 AED|
The Best Beauty Salons in Dubai
We compared and assessed each beauty salon in this list based on these key factors:
1. Sister’s Beauty Lounge
Hands and Feet Treatments/Packages
Waxing and Threads
|ADDRESS||Unit LG - 211 - Financial Center Rd - Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+971 4 339 8500|
|OPERATING HOURS||Sunday - Wednesday 10 AM - 11 PM|
Thursday - Saturday 10 AM - 12 AM
|TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT||★★★★★|
Sister’s Beauty Lounge has been in the business since 2003. Now they have four branches in Dubai and two more in Abu Dhabi so finding a branch near you can be more convenient.
One of the best features of this beauty salon is the wide variety of services they offer. From the usual hair styling and treatments to luxurious 24K gold facial and massage services, the Sister’s Beauty Lounge has them.
We just like to note that the services they offer can be a bit costly. However, if you consider their well-equipped and multi-function stations with in-pod entertainment systems, you can say that the services can be worth its price.
Nevertheless, if you really want to try their services, we suggest that you look into the promos they offer.
They have different promotions and offers every month across all their branches in the UAE. Aside from that, they also have branch-specific promotions during special occasions, including birthdays and new openings.
Some of the promos they are offering now are the following:
- Sisters XTreme Sleek – Organic hair treatments at a price starting of 1,500 AED
- Sisters Strands – Hair extensions with different colors, volumes, and lengths at a price starting from 3,150 AED
- 24K Gold Menu – Facials with 24K Pure Gold, 24K Rose Gold, or 24 K Truffle Gold at a starting price of 1000 AED
- Sisters Face Bar – 10 different customized facials at starting price of 600 AED
What’s good about these offers is that they can be paid in four-month installments so you can cut costs and still achieve the pampering services you want. In addition to that, if they’ll be launching new products or brands, customers can also receive complimentary samples.
The Sister’s Beauty Lounge can be an easy pick when it comes to services. The only problem we see is that they have limited operating hours, so booking an appointment on their website or using their app ahead of time might be necessary.
“How has this been the first time that I’ve had Eshwari as my beautician. She was amazing, meticulous and gave exactly the kind of treatment I’ve been looking for. Thank for such great service!” – Amma Ukachuku
Fantastic service, dedicated staff
“I love this place I have been a local customer for 2 years now many even three. Fantastic service, dedicated staff who take price in their work. Eshwari is an amazing young lady who is dedicated to meeting my standards and requests for different beauty treatments. I would give 6 start, if I could! Thank you to all the team for their hard work and dedication!” – Feedin Fiona
2. Pastels Salon
|SERVICES||Cutting & Styling|
Curly & Coily
Essential Manicure and Pedicure
Spa Manicure and Pedicure
Perfect Sense Paraffin
|ADDRESS||1186 Al Wasl Rd - Umm Suqeim - Umm Suqeim 2 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+971 4 388 3534|
E-mail: [email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||Thursday - Tuesday 9 AM - 7 PM|
Wednesday 9 AM - 9 PM
|TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT||★★★★★|
One of the most easily recognized beauty salons in Dubai is Pastels Salon. It was established in 2004 and now has three branches across the city.
Pastels Salon’s branch in Al Wasl is furnished with custom-built premises, so if you’re planning to avail of various beauty treatments in one go, we recommend this branch. However, if you prefer a more intimate setting, you can try their branches in The Ritz Carlton Hotel or Mercato Mall.
Before you proceed with the beauty treatment or service you want, they’ll first offer you a complimentary consultation to understand the bespoke look you wish to achieve. We think this is a good advantage because every customer has different features, personal style, and beauty goals.
Aside from the services they provide, they also have an e-store that features products, tools, and accessories from Olaplex, Dyson, Kerastase, and more. If you need to incorporate professional salon grooming into your daily at-home hair and beauty routine, this e-store can benefit you.
Note that this branch in Al Wasl is a female-only clientele salon, so if you’re one of the gents searching for a beauty salon, you can visit their branch in The Ritz Carlton Hotel.
All in all, Pastels Salon can be a good pick if budget is not much of an issue for you. You see, the only problem we see with this beauty salon is that the starting price for their services is high, especially if you’ll compare it to the price list of other entries on this list.
Staff and services are amazing
“This has been my salon for… well over a year! All staff and services are amazing! It is always clean, anything you need can be done here with fabulous results. I need to give a special shout out to Rose because she is always so cheerful and full of life and she is fantastic and has French manicures.” – Sara Raney
Feeling years younger
“Had the lovely experience yesterday. I am quite paranoid about CV-19 in Dubai and went in reassured that they take great safety measures. Beyond that, I was pleased to have Miriam styling my hair. I went in for a simple cut and dry but left with natural highlights and beachy waves – feeling years younger! Thank you :)” – Leslie Wong
3. NStyle Beauty Lounge
BB Cream Treatment
Hair Treatment (For Colored Hair)
Kevin Murphy Treatments
|ADDRESS||Dubai Mall, 1st Level Downtown - Dubai - United Arab Emirates|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+971 800 678953|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday - Sunday 10 AM - 10 PM|
|TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT||★★★★☆|
NStyle Beauty Lounge has been in the industry since 2001. It was launched by NStyle International, which is also the parent company behind the Urban Male Lounge.
With 17 branches across the UAE and one branch in Canada, and numerous awards, we can say that this beauty salon has established a good reputation in the industry. What we like most about NStyle Beauty Lounge are the rewards and promos they offer.
For example, if you download the NStyle app and register, you can get as high as 100 AED reward points. You can also get a 25% off for every friend you refer to the salon.
This is a pretty good deal, especially if you plan to go on a pamper day with all your besties or girlfriends.
However, if you’re going alone and want to bag more savings, we suggest that you visit the salon from 11 AM to 3 PM to avail yourself of their Happy Hour Deal.
Book a Kevin Murphy Treatment so you can get a blowdry for free. You can also get 30% off on highlights, full head color, and Brazilian Blowout/BB Cream/Protein Treatment.
All told, if you want to get budget-friendly deals, this beauty salon is for you.
The only problem we see with this beauty salon is that there are a few negative reviews regarding their manicure and pedicure services.
Although they offer refunds and complimentary services to address these issues, we think that this is a major dealbreaker for some, so it might be best to just consider other options if you want to get your nails done.
“Great staff and wonderful service! Got my hair done by Magda and she did a splendid job, my curls remained in-tact for more than 2 days! Definitely will visit again!” – Mana Mansoor
“I got my pedicure, foot massage and paraffin treatments from Lita and she was absolutely delightful. Her massage was amazing and she was very warm and professional. Had a great experience overall!” – Navera Khan
4. Elata Beauty Salon
Massage Hair Treatments
|ADDRESS||1st Floor, Sunset Mall - Jumeirah Beach Rd - Jumeirah 3 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+971 4 380 8960|
E-mail: [email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||Saturday - Thursday 10 AM - 10 PM|
Friday 11 AM - 10 PM
|TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT||★★★★★|
Elata Beauty Salon was originally founded in Paris in 1982. Now it has over 289 salons across Saudi Arabia, Dubai, and Paris.
At first, we thought that their list of services seemed lesser than other entries on this list. However, when we see the full list of services on their website, we can say that they can also be a good one-stop-shop for beauty services and treatments.
Just like the branch of Pastels Salon in Al Wasl, Elata Beauty Salon’s branch in Jumeirah is also for the ladies only. That’s why if you want to spend quality time with your mom, sisters, or girlfriends, this beauty salon can be an easy choice for you.
In addition to their services, they also feature various product collections from Kerastase, Orvena, L’oreal, and others. This can be a good thing, especially if the treatment you get requires certain products to last for a long time.
Just note that according to their refund policy, damaged or wrong items will only be accepted within seven days from the day you ordered them. Of course, you also have to return the items to the original packaging together with the proof of purchase.
Among other things, we think that they can improve their website more. You see, the specific services they offer don’t have clear descriptions or information, so clients may get confused as to what are the inclusions for the service or treatment.
I will definitely be coming back!
“I’ve had such a welcoming experience in this salon, the very skilled Mariam gave me a scrub massage for my scalp, cut layers and blow-dried my hair. i’m absolutely in love with my new haircut i will definitely be coming back! i recommend asking for Mariam to handle any hair type, as i have curly hair and she knew exactly what to do.” – Bisan Akel
Welcoming and extremely friendly
“I had the best experience, i brought my family with me this time from how much i liked my first visit. All staff are welcoming and extremely friendly. Mariam, warda, asma, khadija all are wonderful with hair. Sameera is great for eyebrows as well. Many thanks for elata team each and everyone of them.” – Fatma Albishr
5. Feel Pink Salon & Home Spa Service
Nail Extension (Acrylic & Gel)
|ADDRESS||Barsha Heights - Dubai - United Arab Emirates|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+971 55 408 0100|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday - Sunday 9 AM - 11 PM|
|TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT||★★★★★|
FeelPink Salon is also one of the leading beauty salons in Dubai. They offer various beauty services and treatments from head to toe, but they’re most recognized for their manicure and pedicure.
In addition to that, they also cater to events and parties such as photoshoots, bridal showers, birthday parties, and more.
Another thing that sets FeelPik Salon apart from other entries on this list is that they bring their services to their customers’ homes. This is a great plus factor for clients who wish to just stay at home without missing out on the pampering services they want.
Their staff is trained to maintain safety and sanitation policies when providing at-home services, so if you’re looking for a hassle-free salon experience, FeelPink Salon can be a good choice.
On the contrary, since they only have an office and not a physical salon shop, people who are not used to mobile salon services might not be comfortable with this setup.
Note that all their services are non-refundable. However, if you’re not satisfied with the results, inform them within 24 hours after your service has been performed so they can schedule a corrective service for you.
Of course, it’s still subject to evaluation. That’s why, if the service provider did not cause the mistake, you would not get the corrective service you want.
Among other things, we like the comprehensive set of services they offer. The only downside we notice is that their cancellation and late fees can be a bit strict.
You see, they impose a 100 AED fee for every 30 minutes that you’re late to your appointment.
In addition to that, if you decide to cancel and reschedule your appointment, you have to inform them at least two hours before the booking to avoid paying a cancellation fee that costs 50% of your total bill.
Very friendly and professional
“This was my first time using a mobile service for a pedicure and fill on my acrylics and my two technicians were Joy and Ivy. They did so amazing. They worked quickly and efficiently. They were very friendly and professional and they made my first experience a great one. I will definitely be booking again on my next visit to Dubai because of how great they were. The price for the quality you receive is worth it. Thank you for the beautiful set and pedi!! :))” – Eman M
“My daughter and I had Mira cut our hair and she was fabulous. Very friendly, professional and efficient service. We are both very happy with our hairstyles. We would recommend her to everyone. Thank you Mira.” – Lisa Finlayson
How to Spot a Good Beauty Salon
Since there is a myriad of choices when it comes to beauty salons, knowing the factors to consider when choosing one can be an excellent advantage.
In this part, we will be discussing the things you should look into if you’re planning to choose a beauty salon.
No matter what services you plan to avail of, it’s vital to ensure that the beauty salon you will choose prioritizes hygiene. Since it’s a public place visited by different people every day, it’s important to consider the salon’s overall hygiene.
Do they have clean workstations? Do they follow proper sanitation, decontamination, and sterilization protocols?
Besides that, you can also ask how they maintain their brushes, combs, scissors, and other tools since you will be coming in direct contact with them.
Before you choose the beauty salon you’ll go to, look into their list of services to ensure that they can offer the services you require.
For example, if you want to change your nail color, it would be best to look for a beauty salon specializing in that service. However, if you’re not sure what services you might want during your visit, we suggest that you look for the ones that can offer a wide array of service offerings.
Since these salons can be your one-stop service provider, you can save time and effort.
- Certified and Trained Staff
Even if the salon offers a range of services, you shouldn’t jump right into the first salon you see because you still have to consider if they have a professional staff that can perform these services properly.
Visit their official website or page and check if their staff have the certificates and training required for the services they offer. Most salons will post these things on their page to serve as proof of their expertise in the field.
Another thing you have to check when you’re choosing a salon is their rates for the services. Before you jump right into any beauty treatment, it’s important to see if the prices they offer can fit into your budget.
Of course, it’s vital to remember that not all budget-friendly rates equate to quality services. That’s why it’s important to do some research about the salon or see feedback from their previous customers to get a view of the quality of the services they provide.
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