What’s On profiles hair salons in Dubai that specialize in braiding, cut, blow dry, extensions and highlights. Book in at the best hairdressers in Dubai.

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For the best braids in town a trip to Snob Salon is a must. We suggest you put yourself in the capable hands of Apple and Jennifer and let them lead the way with their creative approaches to braiding. Here’s the bonus: Snob Salon has an adjoining boutique brimming with beauty buys.

Villa 677b, Al Wasl Road, Dubai, Sat to Thur 9am to 9pm, Fri noon to 9pm. Tel: (04) 3386600. Taxi: Next to Spinneys. facebook.com/SnobAE

We’ve yet to come across somebody who hasn’t faced the tears-in-the-chair situation after a dodgy haircut. Skip the frayed nerves by letting Salon Ink’s scissors do the talking. The highly trained team posses a skill rarely found in Dubai salons: they listen. With this in mind you can feel safe in the knowledge that you’ll end up with the haircut you wanted.

Beach Park Plaza Centre, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, Sun, Mon and Thur 10am to 7pm, Tue and Wed 10am to 9pm, Sat 9am to 6pm. Tel: (04) 3854402. Taxi: Opposite Jumeirah Beach Park. saloninkdubai.com

When it comes to a blow dry with bounce check out Marquee. Pick your desired blow dry or up-do from the menu and sit back and relax. The fee is a flat Dhs130 no matter how long or short your hair is and, after just 35 minutes, you’ll walk out with hair that is red carpet ready.

The Lakes, Emirates Hills, Dubai, daily 8am to 8pm. Tel: (04) 3995336. Taxi: The Lakes Club. marquee.ae

Once upon a time getting extensions meant a four-hour stint in the chair, but not at Blo Out Beauty Bar, where they’ve introduced a quick fix. In just over an hour, a full head of extensions can be applied thanks to a clever double-sided sticky tape that doesn’t damage your hair. The result? Lengthy locks that will gather more compliments than you’ve had hot dinners.

I-Rise Tower, Tecom, Dubai, Sat to Thur 10am to 10pm, Fri 2pm to 10pm. Tel: (04) 3629930. Taxi: Opposite Saudi German Hospital. blooutbeauty.com

When it comes to getting a good head of highlights, subtlety can be hard to find in many UAE salons. Enter Maria Dowling, or, as she is known to many in the region, the Queen Of Colour. Maria has more than 21 years of experience in hair colour, and even has her own range of brushes and styling appliances.

Al Mina Residence, Al Mina Road, Bur Dubai, Sat to Thur 9am to 6.30pm. Tel: (04) 3454225. Taxi: Near Capital Hotel. mariadowling.com