In an age where we’re toting around reusable shopping bags, refusing straws, and investing in cruelty-free cosmetics, it’s no wonder we’re also looking for ways to reduce the environmental impact of our beauty routines. Atop Jumeirah’s The Galleria Mall’s roof lies a salon with eco-credentials as clean as their cuts: Aveda.
Dubai certainly has no shortage of luxury salons, spas and hair dressers, but few are making strides in recycling, using ‘clean’, green products and ethically-sourced ingredients, harnessing renewable energy sources and working closely with farmers to convert to organic agriculture.
The award-winning ladies only salon boasts a mani-pedi bar, several private rooms for skin and body treatments, and an impressively-sized hair dressing area where all your cuts, colours and blowdries go drown all – housed in a spacious, serene and totally Instagram-friendly (we’re looking at you, Cherry Blossoms!) space.
On arrival, every client is given the ultimate ‘Aveda experience’ through a sensory journey that involves a head, neck and back massage using herbal oils before moving onto your consultation. Once you’ve decided the treatment you’re going for, you’ll move over to the sinks where the massages continue in the form of hand and arm massages whilst you get a hair wash. I had a quick trim and beachy blow dry – easily one of my favourites I’ve ever had in the UAE.
“Our mission at aveda is to care for the world we live in, from the products we make to the ways in which we give back to society,” says founder Horst Rechelbacher. “At Aveda, we strive to set an example for environmental leadership and responsibility, not just in the world of beauty, but around the world.”
For earth-friendly haircuts and green hair (in a good way), Aveda is the sustainable hair salon doing it right.
Location: Aveda Dubai Flagship Salon, The Galleria Mall, Al Wasl Road
Contact: 800 28332
Thank you to Aveda for hosting this review