Best for... HAIR COLOUR
Balayage has become one of the most asked for hair colour techniques in the last year, and we know why. The French word, meaning to sweep or to paint, allows for natural, beautiful looking hair rather than heavy colour, so if you love embracing your natural hair in the summer, balayage is the way to go. The technique allows for a sun-kissed look without the actual sun damage. Your hair will have a gorgeous, healthy finish perfect to pair with your summer tan. “Metallic rose gold and sun-kissed colours add warmth to any skin tone.
Those who have natural hair colour such as natural blondes, should opt for a creamy platinum ash, brunettes and red-heads suit a soft mink or warm honey tones and for dark, Arabic hair, go really warm mixed with neutrals for a defined colour placement” says Mike, co-founder and hair stylist at Mike & Jack. Opting for balayage will also save you time and is very low maintenance; as your colour grows out, it will blend more naturally and you won’t see a typical regrowth line. This will give you some extra time in between salon visits.
Hair colour and highlights, from Dhs200, Mike & Jack, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC, +971 4 338 1111
Best for... EXPERT CUT
Opening salons in Dubai and Abu Dhabi earlier this year, internationally renowned celebrity hair stylist Rossano Ferretti (his clientele includes Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek) finally brings his pioneering hair cutting talent to the Middle East. His Jumeirah salon is something quite spectacular and everything you’d want from a luxury salon experience, modern and contemporary with chic monochrome marble interiors – you’ll be impressed before the stylist even gets down to business.
His signature ‘Method Cut’ considers the natural fall of the hair – there’ll be no geometric cut – and allows the stylist to customise the cut according to the client’s hair type and preferences. Although it will feel like the longest and most complex cut you’ve ever had (we’ve seen nothing quite like it, the way they carve every strand of hair with scissors in a sort of upward movement) you’ll understand what all the fuss is about. Natural hair that looks full yet weightless and holds thickness throughout. It’s called the invisible cut for a reason.
The Method Cut, from Dhs450 at Rossano Ferretti +971 4 330 0073
Rossano Ferretti hair salon, Jumeirah
Best for... UNRULY LOCKS
Less damaging that the keratin kerastraight treatment, Hair Botox is the latest tried-and-tested treatment Bazaar’s editors have grown to love that doesn’t include formaldehyde – a chemical that can ruin your hair in the long run. A genius with Middle Eastern hair, Jacques le Coupe will transform frizzy hair into soft, sleek locks. Your hair will be washed with a special shampoo, and then a liquid Botox will be applied all over the hair (no needles required!) that protects the hair from heat, water, chlorine and humidity. Your hair will be blow-dried and straightened and you’re ready to go. Twenty-four hours later, wash and dry your hair to reveal shiny, smooth and soft locks. Repeat every three-four months, depending on hair.
Hair Botox, from Dhs1,500, Jacques le Coupe, +971 4 445 8381
Best for... DRY HAIR
For over-stressed hair that’s in need of some hydrating, Redken Heatcure will help put bounce back into your bouffant. A 10-minute intensive conditioning treatment that is applied onto hair as a mask, wrapped and put under a heater to work its magic, it’s the perfect cure for hair that’s seen a bit too much sun.
Redken Heatcure treatment, from Dhs140, at Tips & Toes, +971 4 399 0550