There’s a new face on Dubai’s salon scene. F Salon opened in September and offers spa services, hair and make-up.
We’re greeted there with coffee and dates, which you’re welcome to take in the garden of the villa in Jumeirah Beach Road or while browsing in the ‘fashion library.’
Nature is very much the theme here. Earthy tones abound and F Salon exclusively uses Pevonia products, a luxury American brand that prides itself in its natural ingredients.
There’s also some pretty fancy salon technology – it’s the only salon in the UAE with the advanced steam massage Acua Spa Bed, which can dish out anything from steam baths and algae wraps to clay treatments and music therapy.
We’re ready for pampering to the hilt in this new age setting, with a full body massage and a facial. Our trip to relaxation starts with the therapist, Da, holding a eucalyptus essential oil near our face to help us breathe deeply and easily. She switches to an orange and rosemary oil for the 60-minute massage, leaves our tense muscles relaxed and smelling divine.
We bravely manage to rouse ourselves for a short consultation pre-facial, which addresses our skin concerns and makes recommendations after we discuss our lifestyle (early nights, lots of water, no stress – honest!).
Treatments are tailored accordingly by our skin care specialist Baby and we’re found in need of a firm exfoliation, steam and head massage. Luckily there aren’t many blemish to extract post-steam (all that water has paid off!) and she uses a chamomile toner to close any open pores. A short massage of our chest, neck and face prepares us for face mask that’s created for sensitive skin. We’re offered a hand or foot massage while this is working its wonders, which is a nice touch.
After Baby removes the mask, she applies eye cream, face cream and sunblock; all Pevonia products contain SPF 8, which is a great start to keeping our skin safe in Dubai weather.
Despite the luxurious surroundings, our massage is comparably a good deal at AED 285 and facial AED 340 and we leave feeling like a pampered princess.
F Salon, Jumeirah Beach Road. Opening times: 10am-9pm everyday. 04 343 7665. fsalonandspa.com