From ridiculous demands to the most wanted styles, we have hair etiquette uncovered
Five Things Your Hairdresser Wishes You Knew
1. To Bring Photos
If you have an idea of what you want your hair to look like, bring a picture, or even multiple pictures. Hairdressers are not mind readers. But remember it’s only your hairstyle will change, not your facial features.
2. ‘Wash And Wear’ Hair Doesn’t Exist
Unless you’re one of the very few (extremely lucky) people whose hair requires no styling, or you don’t mind what it looks like, there’s no such thing as a haircut that will dry perfectly, with no styling required.
3. Celebrity Hair Is Always Styled
Without exception, unless they’re in the ‘shame’ pages of the magazine in pyjamas. So, unless you have a stylist hidden in your bathroom, your hair just isn’t going to look like that on a daily basis.
4. Count The Products
Product forms the basis of any style and can work wonders with even the most limp strands. Your stylist uses products for a reason. If you want salon-perfect hair at home, make a note of what they use.
5. Don’t Expect Miracles
Television has given the public unrealistic expectations of what stylists can deliver. Although a good cut can make a big difference, hairdressers cannot give you a facelift, change your skin tone, or make you look 30lbs slimmer.
UAE’s Most Requested
Ombré is this season’s hair colour of choice. Envisage a dip-dye, with hair gradually getting lighter towards the tip.
The Top mop
For the brave and short-haired, the Miley Cyrus undercut is the most popular request.
EW’s Top Five Products
1. Best for fighting frizz: Elixir Ultime Les Grands Crus Dhs175 Kérastase
2. Best for detangling: Hairbrush Dhs100 Tangle Teezer
3. Best for volume: BIG Sea Salt Shampoo Dhs115 LUSH
4. Best for a quick fix:Dry Shampoo Dhs25 Batiste at Boots
5. Best for smoothing: Glacial White Caviar Hydra-Pure Rescue Mask Dhs240 Miriam Quevedo
EW’s Top Three Hair Salons
Emirates Towers, Dubai. Tel: (04) 3300886. Also: Grosvenor House Hotel and JBR. thegroomingcompany.ae
Toni & Guy
DIFC, Dubai. Tel: (04) 3303345. Also: Grand Hyatt Dubai. toniandguyuae.com
Beach Park Plaza Centre, Beach Road, Dubai. Tel: (04) 3854402. saloninkdubai.com