Belle Femme Salon – Dubai
I am so used to cutting and colouring my hair at home, that I totally forgot what a full beauty salon experience is about!
Since over 10 years I have not let anyone touch my hair and now, I simply had the need of a full make-over !
Before travelling to Dubai I did a huge research on the best hair salons in the city and one of the best, the Salon Belle Femme, was so nice to invite my for a full make-over day !
Upon entering you will find a sign on the door, showing that the Belle Femme salon is exclusively for females clients. Therefore the locals feel more comfortable visiting and enjoying the salon.
The manicure and pedicure area is on the right hand side of the reception. The hair salon is in the back and the massage and treatment rooms are upstairs. Everything is clean and tidy and leaves a great first impression!
Manicure & Pedicure
The area is comfortable and you feel in a private space while having the international girls working on your hand and feet. The brands used are all well know and of quality ( TNC and Essie ). The work is done precise and all the products are very much comforting. While I was about to go with a simple strong red nail polish, I got recommended a slightly different colour. This was the best recommendation!
Tip: Ask for the red colour with a gold touch – it definitely looks amazing on feet and hands!
After my manicure & pedicure I got escorted upstairs, where a changing room was waiting for me. Shower, bathroom and lockers, everything necessary is available.
The one hour muscle relaxing massage is incredible. I had a lot of massages in the past year, therefore I am able to distinguish a quality massage from a normal one.
The masseur is changing between different techniques, while your body is starting to fully relax. You can also do other treatments such as the Hammam experience or one of the body forming treatments.
The Hair Colour
Not having gone to a hair salon in years this was a very strange experience for me. However I felt comfortable at all times and the colourist and hair stylist did really know what she did.
I am always working with the same hair colour at home and before discussing what to do with my hair I also gave her the exact information on that. I was really lucky that the salon was working with the exact same products from L’Oreal, which gave me this amazing result.
Not wanting to go far away from a blonde tone, it didn’t leave a lot of options to choose from, so it was clear within seconds, that I was becoming slightly blonder.
All in once the hair colourist did my hair roots, applied highlights and partly Shatush. It was impressive how she did everything at the same time, while calculating already how it would fell and look afterwards.
I must say the best of it was, that the highlights and Shatush are starting only at a certain hair length. This gives me the opportunity to continue colouring my hair at home.
The Kerastase Treatment
After washing out all the hair colour and brightener I received a hair treatment. The application was very simple. It was basically some liquid spayed over my hair, brushed through and washed out after view minutes. BUT this simple treatment did work. I had softer and shinier hair than before.
The last experience in the Belle Femme Salon was the application of extensions. I never had them before so this was a full new experience for me.
The Salon explained me that the application was the same way than Jen Atkin, the famous hair stylist does. So my expectations were very high. It was very interesting to see how the application worked. It is an amazing way to get extensions without any chemical products in your hair. Basically I received different plastic elements in my hair, where afterwards the extensions were sewn in.
I loved the first result and the extensions which perfectly matched my hair colour. However unfortunately after only one day I already had a part of the extensions standing out from the hair in a way that you saw it was not the natural hair. Something that should not be happening for moths.
When I went back to the salon to get the extensions fixed I understood that the extensions where not the right ones for the plastic tube method that was used, which made the application more complicated than it should have been. After the second application however I am very happy with the result, and now 3 weeks after the application I am still with the perfect thick and long hair 😉
The Belle Femme Salon is definitely a place to recommend and visit during your stay in Dubai!
- Adress: J umeirah Rd (JBR Dubai) – in front of the sunset mall
- Contact: (+971) 4 395 33 34