Get pampered at one of these stunning new spots…

If you’re looking for places to get pampered in Dubai, here are 3 new salons you need to check out.

Grafton Hair

Founded by friends and business partners Maxine and Barry, Grafton Hair is the newest addition to JLT’s salon scene. Tucked away in a corner on the podium level of Cluster O, the salon gets its name from the street in Ireland where the pair worked before making the move to Dubai. Inside, Grafton Hair is bright and fresh, with the kind of comfy salon chairs that you look forward to spending a couple of hours in. Once you’re settled in, the team are on hand to offer a menu of hot and cold drinks, which is always a nice, welcoming touch. The main salon space is dedicated to haircare, with the salon specialising in Beauty Works extensions, bayalage and blondes, then around the back you’ll find the chairs for nails, and a separate room for waxing, lashes and brow treatments. Haircare is really where this salon shines. Alongside offering all of the usual cut and colour services, they offer specialist conditioning and mask treatments, and can recommend the best ones to pair with your colour to ensure you maximise that just-left-the-salon freshness. If you’re looking to add some volume or length, the salon offers micro ring, Keratin bond, tape and Beauty Works weft extensions. Best of all, they’re offering 20 per cent off haircare with selected stylists and 20 per cent off beauty services over Dhs100.

Grafton Hair, Unit G5, P Level, Madina Tower, Cluster O, JLT, closed Mon, 10am to 7pm Tues, 10am to 9pm Weds and Thurs, 10am to 7pm Fri to Sun. Tel: (058) 511 4374, @graftonhairdxb


A new addition to the City Walk salon scene is Soak, a gorgeous, modern salon that opened its doors only weeks ago. There’s a contemporary feel that’s cool and sophisticated but still inviting and welcoming, with netural hues, white marble and expensive-looking wooden floors. There’s lots of attention-to-detail, with Soak branded fluffy towels and wooden trays where a neat menu of hot and cold drinks are served as you get pampered. The treatment menu focuses a lot on nails, with the expert team creating intricate nail art so you can really get creative, alongside all the traditional nail treatments. A lash and brow room are popular for lash lifts and brow laminations, and there’s a trio of sinks where you can book in for a blow dry or hair treatment, with cut and colour services set to launch soon. A special mention should be given to the plush, reclining salon chairs that offer next-level comfort so you can really relax while you get pampered.

Soak Salon, Unit 26, City Walk, 10am to 10pm weekdays, 9am to 10pm weekends. Tel: (0)56 800 6111,

Pretty Wow

“Pretty Wow isn’t new,” we hear regulars of this super Instagrammable salon say. But this one is – and it’s four times the size of the original. The big sister to the original Pretty Wow is located just down the road in JLT, next to Banyan Tree in Red Diamond Building. You’ll find the same, signature wow-worthy decor in endless shades of pink and vibrant pop art adorning the walls, but here there’s a focus on elevated luxury and a more premium salon experience. Catering to every beauty and wellness need, all the existing Pretty WOW services and treatments will be available in the new space, with a total of 20 new hair styling stations, a luxury manicure and pedicure area each with individual plush seats for that added level of comfort, a luscious lash and brow room, a makeup bar for any glow-up occasion, and four private luxury treatment rooms offering premium facial and skin treatments found through a ‘mirrored’ corridor of dreams – the perfect Insta-snap spot. There’s even a stylish drinks and colour bar right at the centre.

Pretty WOW, Floor 2, Red Diamond Building, JLT, Dubai 9am to 9pm Mon to Fri, 7am to 4pm Saturday, 9am to 6pm Sunday. Tel: (0)4 572 6437,