Abu Dhabi's best hair salons

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Sisters Beauty Lounge

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The Lowdown
Caviar is a byword for indulgence, whether it’s served on a cracker at a posh party, or even smothered on your hair. A lab-derived equivalent to caviar, ‘mimetic caviar’ is the basis of a brand-new treatment by Kerastase called Chronologiste. Why caviar? It has a similar cell structure to human skin and hair, and is pumped with vitamins, minerals and proteins, which is why it has become so popular for facials over the past few years.

The Chronologiste product is a jack-of-all-trades that costs a bomb but smoothes your hair, moisturises it, softens it, adds shine and protects it from UV light. The treatment starts with a back and shoulders massage, then the product is mixed in front of you (the ‘caviar eggs’ are combined with a nourishing cream) and smothered over your hair. Half an hour later it’s washed out and your hair is left looking very glossy indeed. You can use Chronologiste as a one off treat, or buy a package to follow up with further applications yourself at home. We’re big fans of Sisters Beauty Lounge already, and this hair treatment is just as luxurious and effective as the other services they offer.
Helen Elfer

Products
Chronologiste is put together by Keraste.

Curls of Wisdom
‘This is such a luxurious treatment! It will leave your hair looking so healthy and shiny – everyone loves it.’

Price
Dhs440 for the Chronologiste; Dhs 150 for a haircut
Sister’s Beauty Lounge, Villa 1, Khalifa Bin Shakhbout Street, Al Bateen (02 222 2501).

By Time Out Abu Dhabi Staff
Time Out Abu Dhabi,

User reviews:

Posted by: Melissa on 23 Sep ' 13 at 18:19

I also went to see Milad at the Ladies Salon at Intercontinental. Initially I entered the salon to trim my short, very curly hair. He listened and then invited me to trust him and try something different. I did and I love it! He relaxed my curls with a permanent and gave me a hip, trendy hair cut (still short) that is just as sophisticated as it is fun. He is professional yet engaging and has a vision for hair that is fantastic. I would highly recommend Milad!

Posted by: Laura on 02 Jan ' 13 at 15:52

I went to Sheraton Corniche as recommended by my colleague and found a wickedly good hairdresser. Ceasar does EXACTLY what you want, using his very accurate eye for style and shape.
I have fine, blonde scandinavian hair - a total challenge for most hairdressers in the area. To my surprice, I found a hairdresser that does the job better than my long-time hairdresser from back home. Blonde highlights and reshaping - more than 100 percent satisfied. And btw, not the most expensive hair salon in the country - definitely the total best.

Posted by: Joe Khawly on 26 Jan ' 12 at 10:16

Said is a very good hairdresser in Beach Rotana Hotel!
I was affraid to get a new haircut here in Abu Dhabi. Since i am used to cut my hair at my private hairdresser since long time ago!
But I can say the result was more thatn satsfying there!

Posted by: CAROLINE PARE on 08 Feb ' 11 at 12:15

Hi as a very experienced hairstylist of many years I to wonder as to the experience and training of these stylist.
I am trying to get to work out in Abu Dhabi myself this year and would provide a quality job for a fair price so would you have any idea how I go about sourcing some jobs please.

Regards

Caroline

Posted by: just me on 01 Nov ' 10 at 15:09

I've not tried this one yet, but I suppose I will after seening this ad. I do wonder however, how do these stylists decide on what to charge for colour, cuts, etc...the prices are outrageous. I just had hair color and trim done today, my hair is already short and like I said iwa s a trim, and color of roots, no hightlights or anything, cost me over 500 dirhams...there's no special treatment either...and hairstylists don't give you their full attention as in talking to you the client. They talk to everyone else but...the stylists are mostly lebanese who are working in the hotels....and i also wonder about their real qualifications. That's the thing, they can charge whatever they want and am sure the majority don't have Master or prof hair stiyle certificates. Many learn by watching their friends. In Canada, and am sure in most other countries, you need to take at least a years course,t hen you have to intern under a Master hairstylist for so many hours. It'd be interesting to know how the prices are come up with....maybe you should think about doing somekind of a survey to find out those who are actually certified and also how they fix the prices?

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