The buzz around town is that Abu Dhabi's premium beauty lounge Bedashing is now open in Dubai. So obviously, we HAD to check it out!
As I make my way through the posh new complex that is Mirdif 35, I can already sense that my time at Bedashing is going to be nothing short of spectacular. Located in the heart of Uptown Mirdif, Mirdif 35 is a stone's throw away from City Centre Mirdif and easily accessible from both Sheikh Zayed Road and Mohammed bin Zayed Road.
Bedashing Beauty Lounge is located on Level 2, with plenty of underground parking (great for summer months) and super clean interiors.
Entering the salon, I am amazed at how serene the atmosphere is even though it is actually a packed house. The staff at reception ensure that you are looked after and guided to your beauty station promptly.
As I approach the nail care booths, there it is in all it's shining glory - the all in one Soprano chair - that's made its debut at the Mirdif outlet. Possibly the only salon in Dubai that carries these chairs, I'm not joking when I say it's all in one! My treatments for the day included a manicure, pedicure and blow dry, but you won't believe me if I said I wasn't made to move from my seat even once!
As we start the treatments, I'm presented a beverage menu - yes, a BEVERAGE MENU! - that's got an exciting variety of teas, hot drinks and some breezy mocktails. I ask for a simple glass of water, but Bedashing in true Bedashing fashion brings me a glass that's got Bedashing branding on a coaster that's got - you guessed it right - Bedashing branding!
As a long time design and branding enthusiast, Bedashing has already won my heart. And now on to my treatments:
My nails (both hands and feet) are first soaked in warm water. The Soprano chair has a faucet, bucket and even little hand bowls connected to the chair so there's really no reason for me to move. Once my hands and feet are prepped, my nails are then buffed, filed and cleaned for the next step.
The lovely ladies at Bedashing are well-equipped to handle even the trickiest of hands and feet. I could definitely use a good srubbing on my soles and since my nails had extensions on, the therapists still managed to clean and make my hands and feet look and feel amazing!
I was then asked to choose a colour from a huge range of Essie nail paints and after much confusion went with a simple French manicure and a soft nude for my feet. I was happy witth both results and really pleased to know that they also offer you a short in-chair massage that perfectly caps the experience!
While I was getting my nails sorted, we started on getting my hair washed and prepped for the blow dry. I knew what I wanted - lots of volume! - and left the rest to the hair stylist. She picked up where I left and gave me possibly one of the best blow dries I've ever gotten in Dubai.
While that was being done, the manager of the venue came around and offered me some delicious hot chocolate which I'd be crazy to refuse. While I was sipping on said hot chocolate, my nails were sprayed with a quick dry solution (innovation, I see you!) and my hair set to the way I like.
I also quickly filled up a survey and suggestions form and they insisted I fill in my birthday details so they could send across a voucher. And who doesn't love some freebies!
Overall, my experience at Bedashing Beauty Lounge was no less than perfect. I can easily say I left feeling like a princess and will definitely return!