Review: Toni & Guy-Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah

It has been AGES since I last had a great cut and color. I was feeling hopeless with the situation going on with my hair for the past few months. I did a spur of the moment undercut, which I was loving (half my head shaved) but the top of of my hair was feeling limp, thin and incredibly unhealthy. I was practically tempted to do a Britney and shave the rest off just so I could have a “new start” to better looking hair. Which realistically would take years to grow back! What was I thinking?
 Thankfully I headed down to see two pros at {Toni & Guy in RAK} who helped save my hair! The salon is newly opened and operated by an all-girl fully trained team from the UK. For those visiting from Dubai, the drive is roughly 45-50 minutes. You can enjoy a beautiful afternoon tea in the Waldorf or enjoy a spa treatment at the hotel (which by the way is superb). And then finish off your relaxing day (hopefully alone and kid-free) with a hair transformation!
I came in like a dog with my tail between my legs. When senior technician Rhiann said she wanted to have a look at my hair I was so embarrassed. You may or may not recall, but nearly one year ago I had a nightmare of an experience at a local spa. My hair was bleached and burnt beyond repair! I ended up buying a box of hair dye at Carrefour for the first time in my life and fixing it myself. I was so irritated and annoyed as I had spent years growing my hair out and achieving that “perfect blonde”. It all went to waste. Well I am pleased to say I am back on track to getting my light locks back!
Rhiann didn’t even make a face or make me feel like a complete bimbo. She asked what I had in mind. I told her my story and how I didn’t want to further damage my hair but how I also wanted to be blonde again. How would that ever work? Well…she managed it. She lightened the top of my re-growth with highlights. She only colored the re-growth and stopped where the old blonde was coming through from the box hair dye. She wanted to protect that fragile hair. She then put in a few low-lights to blend things up. The end result was perfect and JUST what I had wanted. She told me that I needed a few visits to gradually build up the color. But for a first visit I was so happy!
My hair was washed out with a beautiful smelling shampoo by “Label.M” and then a nourishing dry and damaged mask was applied. Just what my hair needed!

Once my hair was all washed up,  senior stylist Rachael gave me a fresh new cut and look. I am loving this new cut! It is so easy for me to style. I can wear it up or down without it looking totally fried. She cut off a good few inches and I will continue to keep visiting Rachael every 8 weeks for a trim until I finally get rid of all that old icky hair! I can’t wait to see what my hair will look like in one years time! I am lucky that my hair grows rather quickly so the change should happen soon-ish:)

Can you believe Rachael managed to cut, blow dry and style my hair to look like this? Me neither! You must not forget that I have half of my hair shaved! My hair looks so full, soft and bouncy!
I am beyond happy! Thank you Toni & Guy Ras Al Khaimah for a lovely experience! I will be making it a ritual to come down and spend an afternoon of “me time” at the Waldorf Astoria and go home with beautiful hair:)

I “borrowed” this picture from the Toni & Guy RAK Instragram account.
A great “Before & After” shot! {@toniandguy_rak_uae}

Toni & Guy @Waldorf Astoria
Vienna Street, Al Hamra
Ras Al Khaimah
United Arab Emirates
Num: 0558686294 

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