15 November 2018Last updated

Look great

Three instant beauty fixes

These beauty treatments actually work!

26 Aug 2015 | 01:00 pm
  • Eyelash extensions.


Eyelash boost

What: Novalash eyelash extensions

Where: N.Bar, 800 6227

How much: Dh600, plus Dh250 refills after 2 weeks 

I don’t usually go in for high-maintenance-style beauty, but I’d always been tempted to see how my naturally short lashes would look with a bit of a boost, so I decided to give this a try. The procedure lasted about an hour and I had to keep my eyes closed throughout – a rare opportunity for me to zen out. To my surprise when I was handed the mirror I loved my new lashes – they really looked as natural as could be, totally wearable for a normal day (although you can ask for a more dramatic look, if you prefer). They do need a bit of maintenance to last a month; you have to go back after two weeks to refill the lashes to keep them in top shape. But I enjoyed 30 days of being able to say #iwokeuplikethis and it definitely saved me 10 minutes of mascara time in the mornings. – MD

Hair botox

Hair botox

What: Olaplex treatment

Where: Ted Morgan, 04 430 8190

How much: Dh200, plus Dh150 for the follow-up at-home applications. Takes 90-120 minutes

When it comes to dry hair, I beat most people hands down. Years of hair colours, chlorine and salt water have left my locks in a bad state that no hair mask will fix. However, Olaplex rebonds the hair, making it smoother, shinier and less porous. My hair was instantly sleeker and softer and has stayed that way – even though I have been going in the sea. And as soon as it starts getting dry again, I can treat it with the at-home application. Sold! If you struggle to keep your hair feeling soft, this is a miracle cure. – LW

Upper lip fix

Upper lip fix

What: Laser hair removal

Where: Australia Medical Centre, 04 380 7774

How much: From Dh200 for one session

I’ve had laser hair removal before on a different part of my body and I’ve tried laser tattoo removal – and both were painful. So I found it hard to believe that this would be pain-free. However, it truly was! I was in and out of the treatment room in approximately three minutes, it didn’t hurt in the slightest and there was no tell-tale redness afterwards. You are advised to go back after 
a couple of weeks to make sure they have done the job fully, but when it is as quick and painless as that, a follow-up appointment is a walk in the park. – LW