As a blonde, it can be dangerous to trust your locks with a hairdresser here- I’ve heard stories of orange or blue hair, broken and damaged hair and just absolute disasters.
One hairdresser I visited, I asked what kind of toner she recommended for me, to which she replied: “Toner? What is toner?”.
I’ve tried and tested all of these hairdressers so you can get blonded without any doubts.
I’ll add salons as I visit them, so you can be sure you’re in safe hands.
Hairwaves by Charbel
Charbel Doumit is a bit of a hair-celebrity, working on the international fashion circuit and he’s full of life.
He does a ‘hair-diagnosis’ where he tailors your style to suit your personality.
I’m low maintenance, so he gives me low-lights at the roots, so I can get a bit more time out of my colour.
The end result is a creamy, warm blonde perfect for my skin tone, which as it grows out, is subtle thanks to the low lights.
Also if you, like me suffer from desert-blonde-itis; split ends, dry and damaged tresses and epic frizz, try the ‘Hairwaves’ nourishing treatment that Charbel has formulated himself.
It’s ultra-hydrating and lasts for months.
See hairwavesbycharbel.com Location: Khalidya Palace, Ras Al Akhdar
They’ve also got nails, waxing and plenty of services, with a new branch opened in Al Zeina too.
The prices are a little on the higher side, but when you get a good blonde, it’s worth it!
See glamoursalonuae.com Location: Cnr 4th & Corniche, Al Markaziyah
Salon owner, Kaarina has spent nearly 20 years in the UAE.
Having previously worked at the hot favourite, Glamour Salon, the Scot knows her stuff.
She regularly works on Etihad staff, and trained in the UK so you’re in safe hands, plus the prices are reasonable.
See facebook.com/Cosmpolitan-salon-UAE Location: Hamdan Street, Tourist Club
Locks by Lou Lou
Living in JLT, this one is nice and close to my home.
The British stylists are more than comfortable with a blonding – and the prices are reasonable.
The friendly British hairdressers are upbeat and explain what they want to do to your hair – or what it might need.
See locksbyloulou.com Location: JLT Cluster N
Where do you get your hair done?