The Quick-Fix: Teeth whitening @ Dr Michael's Dental Clinic
Summer vacations and late-night parties equal lots of photo opportunities, and you want to look your best. Stained or discoloured teeth can make you look as much as 10 years older, and with an in-office teeth whitening you will be amazed at how you can instantly look younger by improving your smile. Professional whitening will address all areas of your mouth and the results will be consistent and even.
The process is very easy; after the initial consultation and a check-up, Zoom whitening gel gets applied to your teeth. After four sessions of 15 minutes the procedure is complete. The teeth might feel slightly sensitive, and it helps to take a Panadol pill 10 minutes before you start. What’s great about in-office Zoom whitening is that you receive the custom made at-home whitening kit, following the whitening procedure. Try to avoid eating or drinking coloured foods. “For a brighter smile this summer, try to limit your consumption of stain-causing foods, such as pomegranates, spinach and green teas. Instead, you can enjoy strawberries, apples and celery all summer long!” says the clinic’s Dr Lina Shaar. In-clinic teeth whitening is the safest and most effective way to archive that beautiful smile you always wanted.
Consultation from Dhs390, Dr Michael’s Dental Clinic, Dubai Healthcare City, +971 4 426 9966
The Quick-Fix: Lush Lashes @ The Nail Pavilion
With a plethora of lash treatments on offer there is no excuse not to have fabulous, thick lashes for those summer holiday selfies. Choose from Russian Layering (Dhs750),
a technique that involves a fan of ultra-fine lashes being adhered to each of your own lashes to create
a thickening effect; LVL Lashes (Dhs275), a type of lash perm that lifts lashes from the roots so they appear longer, or traditional lash extensions (Dhs660 for a full set) for eyes to envy.
The Nail Pavilion, +971 4 422 9791; Thenailpavilion.com
The Quick-Fix: Lycon waxing @ The Cure
Aside from the obligatory gelish mani/pedi, waxing (unfortunately) is at the top of our list before a holiday. If you’re looking to make the change from traditional waxing, and ready to ditch the pain, Lycon is a new gentle formula made from natural ingredients with a technique that makes waxing more appealing, and catches even the shortest of hairs. It’s built up a worldwide reputation as the king of hair removal and Bazaar champions it. Once you go Lycon, you never go back.
Lycon waxing, Dhs100 for bikini line, The Cure +971 4 391 6485
The Quick-Fix: Spray Tan Session @ Pastels Salon
Award-winning spray tan therapist Elvie at Pastels Salon is who you should be seeing and where you should be heading for the best spray-tan you’ve ever had. Offering airbrush formula Fake Bake, Fake Bake Express (an A-list tan in just 60 minutes), Vita Liberta – it’s taken the beauty world by storm for over a decade – and the newest, award-winning Tan Organic, the world’s first and only eco-certified range of products suitable for all skin types, even those with sensitive skin, you’ll come out with such a natural looking tan that no one will guess you didn’t get from the sun... we won’t tell.
Fake Bake, from Dhs190, Pastels Salon Jumeirah, +971 4 388 3534