The process of growing out a haircut is downright boring. Patience, more patience and then some… all this, while taking utmost care to condition and trim. Well, that’s just all work and no play. So I decided to give my hair an impromptu makeover at iGlow Beauty Lounge which came highly recommended by friends in Jumeirah Lake Towers.
First up, I’m a haircolor virgin, if I may say so – well, apart from my tiny home experiment when I was 17 (which does not count). So this was a pretty exciting decision to make. However, I simply detest those ombre dip dyes and loud blonde highlights, especially on skin tones like mine. That calls for some serious follicular intervention of sorts.
I researched a lot online, on how to choose hair color/ highlights according to skin tones and eye color and finally zeroed in on a deep burgundy with a purple-ish tint for me. My skin tone is warm and I have dark brown eyes and so the best options were honey brown and deep shades of burgundy or red/ purple. Since I didn’t want the highlights to scream for attention, I opted for the latter.
The service at iGlow Beauty Spa was excellent, and I thoroughly enjoyed personal attention and pampering at the salon, right from the beginning. There was no waiting time and I was ushered in immediately to begin the service. The colorist was very knowledgeable and was able to guide me towards the pros and cons of the color of my choice, which to me, is a crucial factor.
While my hair was being rinsed, I chatted with the stylist about hair treatments and she very sweetly obliged with suggestions for conditioning and maintenance of fizz free hair. I opted for the Lanza conditioning treatment, which she promised wouldn’t make my hair limp, like the Brazilian blowout, which I had tried earlier elsewhere.
Finally, it was time for the blow dry. I must mention that even though I was the last customer at the salon and closing time was approaching, the stylist and the manager on duty were extremely accommodating and offered to do a full blow dry- that would take atleast an hour more – way past their duty. I really appreciated their professionalism and willingness to go beyond their call of duty for a customer- I think it’s these gestures that really count when it comes to stand out in a beavy of salons – excellent service!
Oh and the result- I simply loved my highlights! It was exactly according to my brief- subtle color that adds a texture and depth. I’m definitely coming back to iGlow Beauty Lounge and definitely recommend it to anyone looking for great service in JLT.