Ramadan is almost over, and the countdown to Eid al-Fitr starts now. This year, Eid will fall on either the 5th or 6th of July, based on the sighting of the moon. This means that you only have a couple of days to prep your skin, groom your brows, and ensure your nails are in tip top shape for the celebrations ahead. To avoid pre-party stress, schedule your crucial beauty appointments in advance. To help you get started on your requisite primping, we highlight the appointments you need to book, and where to book them. Let the last minute pampering begin.
Indulge in a Facial
A comprehensive facial should be booked about a week before an event, so what’s a girl to do when she wants glowing skin but has little time to spare? The Red Carpet facial is a quick, celebrity go-to treatment with long lasting results. Guaranteed to boost hydration, tighten your skin, and enhance your natural glow, this facial can be done hours before your event for a last minute boost.
Destination: Biolite Aesthetic Clinic, Al Thanya Road, Dubai.
Time your Waxing
To avoid irritation and breakouts, get your brows and upper lip threaded or waxed at least 72 hours before your dinner or get-together. Minimize swelling and inflammation with a soothing cream that contains colostrum (like Epicuren’s Colostrum Cream (US $101; AED/SAR 371) following hair removal.
Destination: Pastels Salon, Jumeirah Road, Dubai
Make your Manicure Last
The best way to prevent a chipped nail is to indulge in a gel or shellac manicure. A good gel manicure can last up to three weeks, and will carry you through all of your Eid events. For an extra relaxing experience, break away from the city and visit the new Tips & Toes spa situated in the heart of Saadiyat Island.
Destination: Tips & Toes, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi and Tips & Toes, Media City, Dubai
Go for a Trim
We would never recommend a drastic hair change before an event. Opt for a subtle trim to your ends and bangs to eradicate split ends and give your hair a healthier appearance. Indulge in a customized hair treatment to breathe life back to dull, damaged strands. The Signature Ritual treatment at the Sisters Beauty Lounge is tailor-made to enhance your hair’s shine and radiance.
Destination: Sisters Beauty Lounge, Al Bateen Villa, Abu Dhabi and Sisters Beauty Lounge, Dubai Mall, Dubai
Henna is a Must
Most of us look forward to decorating our hands with intricately drawn henna designs ahead of Eid. Whether you’re opting for traditional brown spirals or something more modern (like white curlicues), henna makes for an eye-catching addition to any festive get-up. Those who prefer not to commit can reach for stick-on henna transfers, such as the Lottie Limited Edition Henna Tattoos (US $22; AED/SAR 81).
Destination: Kyra Henna & Beauty Salon, Festival City, Dubai
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