We’ve made looking great easy for you by putting in the hard graft to bring you the places and the people to add to your little black book.

Mani from heaven
You might think a manicure is a pretty straightforward affair, but you’ll soon change your tune after you’ve had one from Babes at The Nail Spa. Babes is meticulous in what she does and salvages hands that have seen better days.

The Nail Spa, Mercato Mall, Dubai
Tel: (04) 3497766. Taxi: Jumeirah 1.
9am to 9pm.

Flowing locks
Hair extensions have come a long way since you had to sit for hours in a salon getting harmful glue bonds. If your hair needs a lift, make an appointment with Kifah at NStyle, who will give you instant length in just 90 minutes with sticker extensions. They last up to four months and cause no damage to your hair.

NStyle, Mall Of The Emirates, Dubai
Tel: (04) 3413300. Metro: Mall Of The Emirates.
10am to 10pm.

Pearly whites
When one of the What’s On clan mentioned he had found a great dentist, he barely escaped the building alive. After much haranguing he finally revealed the name: Dr Karim Fekih. Known for his friendly, down to earth manner, he’ll fix your gnashers and eliminate any dental fears.

The Clinic, DIFC Gate Village, Dubai
Tel: (04) 3230900. Metro: Financial Centre.
8am to 8pm.

Age-busting Facials
The hustle and bustle of the city can take its toll on your skin, but a session with Sofia will clean out clogged pores, tackle wrinkles and leave your skin radiant. We recommend you push the boat out and go for her Deluxe Facial, which comes with a back or foot massage.

Hiltonia Health Club and Spa, Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi
Tel: (02) 6811900. Taxi: Corniche Road.
9am to 9pm.

Healing hands
It’s the end of a manic week and the knots in your shoulders feel like they’ve been tied by a sturdy sailor. Go see Flor at The Cure who will untangle your aching limbs and transport you to a Zen zone.

The Cure, Dubai Media City, Dubai
Tel: (04) 3916485. Taxi: Next to BBC building.
9am to 8pm.

Hot stone massage
It might be 45 degrees outside but you can’t beat a hot stone massage to ease tight muscles. Head to Rayana Spa and ask for Sasi. You’ll thank us for it.

Hyatt Capital Gate, Capital Gate Building, Abu Dhabi
Tel: (02) 5961100. Taxi: Capital Gate.
10am to 9pm.

At home spa services
You don’t even have to leave your home to enjoy the skills of Minerva from Bellefemme. The at-home spa service offers you almost all of the treatments available in the salon. All you have to do is pick up the phone and let Minerva work her magic.

Bellefemme At Home
Tel: (04) 4548852.

The ultimate lash tint
Keeping mascara in place in 90 per cent humidity is a tad tricky, so put yourself in the expert hands of Cheryl, who will give you smudge proof, dark lashes in just 15 minutes. Because panda eyes are never a good look.

Talise Spa, Jumeirah At Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi
Tel (02) 8115858. Taxi: Etihad Towers.
9am to 9pm.

Luscious Lashes
There’s been an explosion of lash extension therapists in the UAE recently. But there is one name whispered with awe among the beauty crowd: Jeralin. When it comes to creating lashes that flutter like no other, Jeralin is the one. She’s fast, she’s a perfectionist, and she takes pride in her work.

Sisters Beauty Lounge, The Dubai Mall, Dubai
Tel: (04) 3398500. Metro: Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall.
10am to 10pm.

Muddy maestro
Unleash your inner child and let Irene expertly smother you in mud in their Rasul Treatment. She’ll slap a layer of the gooey stuff on you while you lie back and relax. It might be a bit out of the ordinary but we assure you it’s wonderfully satisfying.

Zen The Spa, Beach Rotana, Tourist Club Area, Abu Dhabi
Tel: (02) 6979333. Taxi: Tourist Club.
10am to 10pm.

A hint of a tint
We’ve had more than a few disasters with highlights in this town. So when we came across British colourist Jessica Miranda we felt like our prayers had been answered. A master at blending colours to get the most natural result, Jessica will touch up roots and trim your split ends in your own home. Book well in advance.

Tel: (050) 5386243

Sunless tanning
Frying your skin to a crisp is never a good look, so put yourself in the capable hands of Letty at Essentials who will give you a gorgeous glow courtesy of a St Tropez spray tan. Letty’s expert advice on what shade to choose means you’ll get great results that will fool your mates into thinking it’s real.

Essentials Beauty Salon, Villa 736, Al Wasl Road, Dubai.
Tel: (04) 3955909. Taxi: Opposite Park’n’Shop.

All wrapped up
Visit Chi The Spa and make a date with the delightful Joy. She’ll make your body sing with an indulgent Arabian Date Body Wrap. Packed full of vitamins and minerals, Joy will have you walking out of there feeling ten years younger.

Shangri-La, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi
Tel: (02) 5098888. Taxi: Between The Bridges.
10am to midnight.

Nip Tuck
Sometimes there’s only so much a good face cream can do and a helping hand is needed. The man to trust with Botox and fillers is Dr Maurizio Viel, a surgeon who can turn back the hands of time while keeping your face looking natural. Dr Viel also offers Botox to combat underarm sweating.

London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery Gulf, Al Razi Building, Healthcare City, Dubai
Tel: (04) 3752393. Metro: Healthcare City.
9am to 6pm.

Brows to Impress
The hottest thing to have in Hollywood right now is High Definition Brows, and now it is available in the UAE thanks to the arrival of brow guru, Chloe. The seven step process promises personalised couture eyebrows that will frame your face.

Sisters Beauty Lounge, The Dubai Mall, Dubai
Tel: (04) 3398500. Metro: Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall.
10am to 10pm.

If you want a scrub that will invigorate, energise and rejuvenate, Wilfried at the Willow Stream Spa within The Fairmont Palm hits the bullseye. The man has magical hands that will soap, scrub and soothe you into a blissful state of calm. And the massage he dishes out afterwards will give you goosebumps. Seriously.

Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
Tel: (04) 8007256. Taxi: Fairmont The Palm.
10am to 10pm.

Nothing is guaranteed to put you in a bad mood quicker than a dodgy barnet. So when we want a proper cut we head to the classy and masculine 1847 and ask for Abdullah, a sorcerer with the scissors. As well as a cracking haircut, he’ll sort you out with all manner of traditional shaving services.

The Walk, JBR, Dubai
Tel: (04) 4370252. Taxi: Rimal sector.
9am to 10pm