BEST FOR BRIDAL HAIR
Known for its sleek blowouts, romantic braids, neat knots and gently tousled waves, Pastels Salon is the best place to go in order to make the all-important decision of whether to have an updo or luscious beach waves for your big day. Jessica Zurowski, Senior Stylist at Pastels Salon Jumeirah advices, “No bride should say, ‘I do,’ without Kerastase Elixir Ultime. The masque revives the natural strength of your hair, providing nourishment deep into the hair fibres and gives the hair ultimate shine, before your big day.” Book your treatment a few days before your wedding day in order to make sure your barnet is at its very best health. And if you need a little extra help, Karl Warner at Pastels in the Ritz-Carlton, JBR is your go-to guy for extensions.
• Pastels Salon Jumeriah +971 388 3534, Ritz-Carlton +971 4 399 5016
BEST FOR BRIDAL MAKE-UP
Yin Yang The Salon
You’ve got the dress, and the RSVPs are all accounted for, but you still have one major decision ahead of you: wedding make-up. The requirements are simple enough: stick to something timeless, not too over-the-top and make sure you look like you, just a bit better. Luckily, the girls at Yin Yang The Salon know a thing or two about wedding make-up. Situated on JBR, they offer a selection of bridal packages from fresh glowy skin to a smokey eye and a bronze glow. Book in for a consultation in advance to discuss options with your stylist and have a trial run before your big day.
• Yin Yang The Salon +971 439 0101
BEST FOR GLOWING SKIN
Rebecca Treston Aesthetics
“The ultimate wedding prep treatment [for your face] has to be a laser treatment such as the Spectra Carbon Laser Peel or the newest innovation, Pico Genesis,” Rebecca Treston tells Grazia. With zero downtime, laser treatments can be done just a few weeks before your wedding. “It literally rids the skin of every flaw you can think of!” Giving brides-to-be an illuminated, radiant complexion, making your skin absolutely glowing for your big day, a week before the wedding Rebecca also recommends the Super Facial coupled with Radiofrequency "so the skin will look fresh and taut and, in essence, absolutely perfect."
• Rebecca Treston Aesthetics at Euromed Clinic +971 4 394 5422
BEST FOR A BESPOKE MANICURE
The Nail Spa
The Nail Spa has come up with an exclusive bespoke nail-art package for brides to create custom nail art for their big day. Start by creating a mood board with your dedicated nail artist, then you are given three designs to choose from. With two follow-up consultations to discuss any changes, you’re then offered a trial to see how they look and feel. Pre-wedding, you receive a nail detox which makes sure your talons are in tip-top condition before your final designs are created. And if that’s not enough, after the treatment a personalised keepsake box showcasing your bespoke nail collection is delivered to your door.
• The Nail Spa +971 600 544 001
BEST FOR BROWS
From the skinny, ’90s over-plucked brow to today’s far bushier incarnations, eyebrows are arguably your most important facial feature for framing and flattering the face. As a result of repeated tweezing, threading or hair loss, we’ve seen a rise in HD Brows – which features tinting, waxing and threading, with stylists using a specially designed formula to give you perfectly defined brows and even filling in those sparse areas with tint and/or make-up. For the braver and more permanent option, microblading has been the biggest trend for the past few years – a semi-permanent make-up solution for sparse or uneven brows, and the perfect way to achieve the eyebrows of your dreams for your big day.
Brides-to-be are advised to schedule their session no later than one month before the wedding, with a follow-up appointment two weeks after the initial treatment.
• BROWZ +971 50 841 4289
BEST FOR LUSCIOUS LASHES
The Northern Quarter
Who wouldn’t want fluffy, semi-permanent lashes for their wedding? The Russian Layering Extensions at The Northern Quarter involve adhering synthetic, ultra-fine lashes onto a single natural lash. Multilayering up to six lashes onto just one base lash creates much fuller, more high-impact lashes but with a totally natural look and feel. A bride-to-be should typically get their extensions done two to three days before the wedding so they still look perfect. Lasting up to two to three weeks, they’ll also mean you can go make-up-free with a tan on your honeymoon, too.
• The Northern Quarter + 971 55 683 9469
BEST FOR THE PERFECT SMILE
If you want to improve your smile for your big day and all those stress-induced coffees have stained your teeth a little too much, we advise a course of teeth whitening. “Like any other cosmetic procedure, teeth whitening is advised to be done at least a month before your wedding in order to make sure you achieve the desired results you’re after,” Dr Sofia Aravopoulou from Euromed Clinic tells Grazia. Brilliant Smile Plasma Whitening boasts an average of seven shades whiter after just one session and can last up to five years, with a recovery of just 72 hours. With each session lasting only 10 minutes, Dr Sofia recommends three sessions to generate the best results, done at least a month before.
• Euromed Clinic +971 4 394 5422