From indulging in a rolled gold facial and body treatment journey to a sojourn of pearls and caviars, I could safely say that I have tried the most opulent beauty treatments in UAE. The United Arab Emirates is renowned for its excess and I love that about it. But that means cut-throat competition for the beauty industry. For a salon/spa to stand out, here they really have to make a mark. That said, I recently tried the new entrant-Beauty Garden at JLT.
Located in cluster Q of Jumeirah Lakes Tower (JLT), the interiors definitely are a draw. The reception of the salon adorns a vertical green wall which looks so appealing on the eyes and true to the fact that women do not go to the salon only to get beauty services, but it is also an escape from everyday life for many of us, and this place gives out a total fairytale vibe.
The colour scheme is a well toned mix of black, natural coloured wooden and golden hues with the addition of another vertical green wall inside the salon- the Instagram-worthy spot here.
Facing the beautiful JLT garden, the salon space is divided into a nail section, two facial rooms, two comfortable mani-pedi stations, four hair service stations and two hair wash stations with comfortable recliner seats. The salon uses all toxin-free products, and I do give brownie points for that.
I was suggested a facial and a hair treatment. As for the hair, I was recommended the Detox Mud treatment- the perfect respite if your hair is stressed by pollutants. The clay mud mask by Alfaparf is used-something I have used at home numerous times and totally swear by. I loved how it dried up right on my hair and gave me a feeling of freshness and purity. Ingredients like kaolin and activated provide a perfect detox effect because of its ability to absorb toxic substances which is another highlight. All products used had a great effect especially the nourishing masque that the treatment is finished off with. It definitely does a thing or two with regards to nourishing and restoring the lost sheen in your hair if that is what you are after.
Next I tried the Skin revitalize facial which was performed using Dermalogica products. My aesthetician here was lovely and spoke me through the process. My skin is extremely sensitive and am extremely wary of trying facial treatments but this one I was told, helps increase collagen production and elasticity of the skin. It started off with two stages of cleansing. What’s good is that the cleaning process is intensified by the use of ultrasound skin scrubber. A special steaming solution is then applied to open pores. This is followed by microdermabrasion wherein a suction device with a diamond-crusted tip helped resurface the skin and get rid of blemishes. I like how it was complemented by gentle manual extractions (they didn’t hurt as much too). Post this, a post extraction solution and calming mist were applied to soothe my skin.
A face masque is then applied and an ultrasonic device is used to help nutrients penetrate the skin. This is followed by a face massage which is performed and a radio frequency device was used to tighten my skin’s muscles. LED masque is then used to reduce pigmentation. One of the closing steps is the cold hammer which is applied to close the skin pores. The facial was finished by applying eye cream, lip cream, face cream and SPF. I like how extensive the facial was and will leave your skin smoother, tighter, firmer and healthier. The Beauty Garden has a number of treatments on offer that will leave you spoilt for choice, an Instagram-worthy interior to go with it and experienced staff to deliver services that tick the right boxes and ensure that you have your pamper day.
Note: The critic was hosted by the salon but all the opinions expressed herewith are her own.
Where: Cluster Q – Saba Tower 3, Cluster Q, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, JLT, Dubai Saba Tower 3 – Jumeirah Lakes Towers – Dubai