It's not just about creating a fabulous first impression that should make you want to spend hours at a salon.
It's also the well-deserved 'me time' factor that should be making you book an appointment ASAP. And if you've decided to pamper yourself, then why settle for anything but the best?
Here are 5 places that will make the difference.
For the ladies:
1. The Dollhouse, Jumeirah
Not just a fave with Jumeirah Janes, this posh parlour has a top spot on our list too. As the name suggests, it's quite like a dollhouse with its OTT interiors - think gold baroque mirrors, bright walls, checkerboard floor and Missoni-inspired chairs (also pictured in the main image). Don't get us wrong, we aren't complaining. From Brazilian blowout to hair botox and tanning services, this place offers it all.
For more information call 04 385 4484.
2. Pout, Al Barsha
This is the girly salon heaven...and a complete hidden gem. Located two blocks behind Sharaf DG metro station, we reckon this has got to be one of the sweetest salons in Dubai. Decked out in gold, pink and floral detail, the staff here are incredible, massage chairs come as standard and the hair and make up services and products are absolutely top quality.
For more information call 04 800 7688.
3. Tips & Toes, Business Bay
It's a name that's been around since 2005, so expect nothing less than a flawless experience when you walk out of its salons. The Business Bay branch is just as brilliant with its hair services and massages as it is with its nail treatments. Expect skilled staff to pamper you while you sink into the massive chairs or lie flat on the beds of their cosy treatment rooms.
For more information call 04 369 7371.
For the men:
4. Julian, Dubai Media City
Quintessentially British, Julian's newest (okay it's a few months old and we just discovered it now) is a bright open space that boasts excellent service and decent music. Accessible from the back of Arenco Tower, the salon is just the kind of thing you'd expect from a veteran hairdresser. He opened his first branch in The Village Mall. It has been a success with clients for the past ten years, so you can understand why we're vouching for this one too.
For more information call 04 447 3188.
5. Gents Mania, Al Barsha
When time isn't on your side but you require more than a trim, this is your place. The main man, Hicham and his partner have opened another branch in Emirates Financial Towers, but our loyalty lies here. It's not easy to spot this place from the outside (as it's blocked off for extra privacy), but when you're inside it is relaxing retreat. In addition to the usual cuts and trims, it also offers manicures, pedicures and facials for men.
For more information call 04 347 5574.