From the hottest nail shades in New York to the collagen-infused foods in Tokyo and the strange shampoo that’s got Aussies going crazy, it’s not just fashion trends that vary worldwide. Each week, we’ll be introducing the woman’s guide to beauty by the city she lives in.

First up, the New Yorker.


1. Extra Strength Alpha Beta Face Peel Dhs455 dr Dennis Gross, SensAsia Urban Spa MOE | 2. Tinted Moisturizer SPF20 Dhs178 Laura Mercier,  Bloomingdale’s at The Dubai Mall | 3. 2000 Calorie Flase Lash Effect Mascara Dhs36 Max Factor, boots Pharamcy

The look:
She’s an… impeccably groomed city slicker who’s as focused on her beauty regime as she is on her high-powered career and burgeoning social life. We’re talking about daily 6am blow-dries after her 5am spin class; fortnightly massages for some inner-city zen and weekly manicures with girlfriends at one of New York’s latest nail bar offerings – manis with martinis. This season the colour of choice is a custom-made blend of one coat Essie Marshmallow followed by one coat Essie Ballet Slippers.
The latest beauty craze:
What do you do if you haven’t got time to see the hottest facialist in town? You get them to come to you. Dr Dennis Gross, facialist to Renee Zellweger, has just opened a major medi-spa on 5th Avenue and has a team of experts that make house calls for instant pick-me-ups.