Back to Short Hair, And I Don't Care

dubai lifestyle blogger Joy Caasi

Okay okay! This was supposed to go live for the weekend but I'm way too happy with my hair cut and I can't help but press the keyboard right away! If you've been following this blog, you know how I love sharing personal experience not because it's mandatory (an invite or paid post) but I think most of my readers find the things I share online helpful.

Throwback to December 31, 2014 when I suddenly decided to cut my hair and make it like Kryz Uy's long bob (I'm a BIG fan). Long before I knew it, a year has passed and the maine grew long just below the chest. And in Dubai, you know, whopping 40 degrees heat and hair fall thus the need to chop it off.

Al Sagheer Salon - DIFC

The timing is perfect and with Mr. A's help,  I was able to book a slot for a haircut and hair colour at Al Sagheer Salon in Financial Centre. For those of you who'd be asking on how to get there, it's super easy. It's right at Gate 3 of Financial Centre and most taxis can easily locate it. If not, the easiest way is to take the Dubai Metro Red Lane and drop off at Emirates Towers. It's only 5-7 minutes walk, head towards Jumeirah Emirates Towers and at the round-about, turn right to the Gate 3 sign. You can easily spot this salon to your left.

Take a tour of what's inside:

A very interesting salon with a nice facade, the walls are filled with graffiti drawings and a hand sketched portrait of their Maestro Mohamed Al Sagheer.

The two-storey salon is for both sexes, the second floor dedicated to all bellas and the nail section  being my favourite spot.

photo of a beauty salon in DIFC

photo of nail polish

The Haircut

This is how my hair looked like before the transformation. I tried to take as much photos as possible to see the progress.

Remembering the things I've read from several expat forums, most hairstylists in Dubai are really hard to deal with - one thing I'm very picky about that's why I only had a haircut here in this city ONCE despite several invitations.

At this point, I met my stylist Ayan. He's been doing this for 23 years, long enough to gain my trust (he really know what he's doing) with my only  shining crown.

I showed him the photo inspiration of the look that I wanted. Minutes later, he started with his magic.

before and after haircut

My hair was trimmed halfway, of course, not to waste hair colour. I realised how bad my locks look like when Ayan snapped a photo of my back (yeah he got the skills of taking a Before and After shot).

Al Sagheer Salon has a team of Filipino assistants (GO PINOYS!) and I was really taken good care of. They offered me magazines, and even a good cup of coffee (thank you so so much Shadi!) while I wait.

After the trim, I got to choose the shade that I want. I was aiming for an Ash Brown shade but the expert said it would be best to get a shade that matches my skin colour so I went for his suggestion - the shade which is almost the same as my original hair colour. And who am I to judge, he's been doing it for 23 long years!

Al Sagheer Salon has the best team of experts with extensive and tremendous experience in the beauty industry. I would definitely recommend them, Al Sagheer team in DIFC is highly creative and intellectual, and they know how to make their customers happy.

After 35 minutes, my hair was washed and he proceeded with the final cut.

I'm not sure if you have experienced having a haircut from a male stylist who holds the strands of your hair quite firmly, I NEVER experienced this with Ayan at all. His hands were like the wind of  a cold blow dryer. ^_^

And finally, after several snips and chops, here's the final cut!

I loved how he cut it especially at the back where my baby tattoo is visible. The length of the hair sitting just below the chin is really perfect covering the rest of my long (flamingo) neck.

Satisfied and extremely happy, I searched for more information and found out that this salon is actually participating on several causes like the ones they did for Dubai Autism Center and Awqaf & Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF). It's nice to know that there are a few establishments like this who are quite engaged with their communities running campaigns for the benefits of children.

Short hair cut, achieved!

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Mohamad Al Sagheer Salon has a branch in Dubai located at Level l , Level B2, Gate Village Building 3, Dubai International Financial Centre, operating from 10:30 am until late. Women's services include hair (cut, colour, and treatments), facial, mani-pedi, make-up, and waxing and threading while gentlemen can avail services for hair, mani and pedi, facial, treatments, and massage.  Kindly call +971 (0) 556 101 707 or +971 (0) 43 868 300  to schedule an appointment.

Disclaimer: I was invited in this facility to try haircut and hair colour. Photos and opinion are my own.