Best hair salons in Abu Dhabi
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How long have you been a stylist for and where did you train?
I’ve been a stylist for seven years now and I trained with Toni & Guy. I trained at the flagship Toni & Guy academy in Central London.
What’s the most popular cut or colour you’re asked to do at the moment.
Ombre colour definitely has to be the most popular colour at the moment. (Ombre colour is where darker roots fade into a lightened mid-shaft and end – it can be subtle or extreme depending on the client) It looks good on short or long hair. The bob is a classic cut that never goes out of fashion, and is a popular style year after year. Clients always ask for this cut, but what’s great is that there are so many different kinds of bob to choose from for all different hair types and face shapes.
Describe your own personal hairstyle.
My own personal hairstyle is always changing as that’s part of the fun in being a hairdresser. One thing I do love, though, is big bouncy hair – whether it’s smooth or curly, it always looks glamorous!
Do you have a signature cut or style?
I love curls, waves and natural body, but I definitely encourage my clients to work with what they’ve got. From big thick bouncy curls to fine poker straight hair, there’s a style to suit all hair types.
What’s the secret to having great hair?
The secret to having great hair is using the right products and treatments. Always have treatments, especially after any chemical service.
What’s the hottest hair trend for this season?
Red is massive this season, from a subtle auburn tone to the vibrant ‘Rihanna red.’ It’s about being bold, and that goes for cuts too. Big heavy fringes are back and so is volume, lots of volume! As for styles, big messy buns are bang on trend and so are braided top knots. Centre partings are very popular too, and the half-up Brigette Bardot look is a must for long locks – it’s feminine and super sexy.
Ever had any hair disasters?
When I was training, an artistic director came to give our salon a demo on the season’s trends. The model for this demo didn’t show up and I volunteered myself. He didn’t ask what I wanted and I wasn’t about to tell him what to do considering he was the expert. There was no mirror in front of me and I could only feel what he was doing – I soon wanted to cry as I realised he had cropped half my hair off! It was very trendy at the time but I hated it and had to live with it for what seemed like a lifetime! It made me very understanding of clients needs and wants because I know how it feels to be unhappy with your hair, and for most women their hair is their crowning glory!
What’s the best compliment you’ve ever had from a customer?
I had one client cry from happiness! That had to be the best compliment. She had her hair ruined so many times that she was overjoyed she had finally had it done the way she wanted.
Any additional service you’d recommend at Glamour?
We offer the Brazilian blow-dry, which most people know as the keratin treatment. The difference with ours is there are absolutely no chemicals. The brand we use is called nanokeratin, which is one of the only brands approved by the trading standards in the UK – it’s an amazing product that guarantees to take your hair back to its natural state. It doesn’t completely straighten your hair, but relaxes, de-frizzes it and makes it far more manageable.
Ask to have your hair done by me if you’re looking for…
That perfect blonde or funky ombre style!
Readers who book an appointment for colour during October can receive a free treatment if they quote this article. Glamour Hair Salon El-Nilen Bank Building, 4th Street by Corniche Road (02 626 3002).
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