In need of a pamper but short on time? We’ve scoured the salons to find busy mums (well, and any woman with a packed schedule) the top multi-tasking sessions that won’t keep you in the chair for hours.


WHAT: 50 Shades of Summer

Lowdown: A newborn equals a not-so-new you. Revive tired skin from late night feeds and perk up your drained complexion with a speedy facial. Tips & Toes are offering a tempting deal during the summer, whereupon booking a manicure and pedicure you can also enjoy a 30-minute GlamGlow mini facial in a spa room all to yourself.

Why we love it: In under an hour, we were transformed with polished talons and squeaky-clean, glowing skin.

Details: Dhs220, Tips & Toes branches across the UAE, (04) 3990550


What: At Your Finger Tips

Lowdown: Let the pampering come to you with Glam Nails’s super convenient at-home service. Whether you have an hour free first thing or once the kiddies have settled down for bed, three expert technicians will arrive with a case of goodies in tow, set to transform you in a flash.

Why we love it: A relaxing mani/pedi combo plus eyebrow threading will be carried out in less than an hour. The salon-on-wheels also offers a host of other services including waxing, body scrubs and eyelash extensions. Nothing beats getting groomed from the comfort of your own couch.

Details: Dhs335, Glam Nails,, (04) 4313326


What: Blowdry and Essential Nails

Lowdown: Nothing lifts our day quite like a freshly done blow dry. And while these may be few and far between, nursery and school hours offer the ideal opportunity for a speedy appointment at Jetset. The pro hairstylists will do a stellar job of tending to your tresses while the technicians from next door get to work snipping and polishing nails. If you have a few spare minutes add in an extra treat such as a scalp massage or moisturising hair mask.

Why we love it: Bouncy locks with a side of glossy nails made us feel human again.

Details: From Dhs260, Jetset and N.Bar, Grosvenor House Hotel, Dubai,, (04) 3995005


What: TNS Multi-Tasker

Lowdown: Quick fix beauty at its best. Not only is The Nail Spa one of the most luxurious grooming havens in the UAE (we love the homemade lattes and hot lavender neck pillows), the salon also offers a speedy service for time-strapped mums. A blissful hour in the salon will include a manicure and pedicure plus a muscle-melting head, neck and back massage with your choice of essential oils.

Why we love it: We left the salon feeling as though we’d slept for hours (unheard of with toddlers), with no more knots and shiny, neat nails.

Details: Dhs340, The Nail Spa branches across the UAE, 600 544001

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