Pastels Jumeirah Salon

The flagship salon is housed in a large, luxury, chic and custom-built premises on Al Wasl Road and offers the most cutting-edge hair, nails and beauty treatments to its loyal clientele – a mix of Emirati and Expat ladies, many of whom are well-known media professionals and Dubai’s most recognisable socialites.

Our team are highly skilled in their area of expertise and have trained in well known salons around the world. Nicky Clarke, Toni & Guy, Vidal Sassoon, Daniel Galvin, Mahogany, Loreal Technical Centre. We invest heavily in ongoing training so you can be assured that our team are extremely knowledgeable on the latest styles and techniques.

Find us in our Jumeirah location HERE!

 

Meet The Team

Management

  • Ruksher Malik
    Ruksher
    Co-Founder & Business Director

    Ruksher Malik is the co-founder of the highly successful and award-winning Pastels Salon brand. She spent two years training in London at the most acclaimed hair academies, namely Vidal Sassoon,Toni &Guy, The L’Oreal Technical Academy, Nicky Clarke, Morris masterclass international and Complections international. After establishing a successful salon in India, Ruskher relocated to the UAE in 1996, setting up the Pastels Salon brand with business partner Steven Chan in 2004.

      Ruksher
      Co-Founder & Business Director
    • Lauren
      Manager

        Lauren
        Manager

      Hair

      • Georgie
        Georgie
        Senior Artistic Director

        Originally from Sydney, Australia, Georgie has worked in the hair industry for 15 years and has been at Pastels Salon since 2011.
        She trained as an apprentice for four years at Noddy’s in King in Newtown, Sydney Australia, remaining there as a senior colour technician for another 4 years after her training. She has also trained with notable hair industry greats including Shane Henning, Paula Hibbard, Sharon Blaine, Darren Fowler, Alan Edwards and Mario Charalambous.
        Georgie has been part of pastels artistic team since its inception in 2012 and one of her proudest moments was when the latest shoot Pop Generation was featured as the editor’s collection of the week in the international magazine, Hairdressers Journal as working on this shoot had pushed the boundaries of her creativity.
        Georgie is passionate about teaching, She loves sharing her knowledge and helping others improve their technique so they can not only make their clients happy but ensure they continually do beautiful work so they feel good too. Her ethos is based on the fact that knowledge is power and as she says “I live by sharing my skill and paying it forward! “
        Believing there is always room for improvement, Georgie attends regular training so she is up-to-date with the latest trends in the hair industry.

          Georgie
          Senior Artistic Director
        • Jennie
          Jennie
          Artistic Director

            Jennie
            Artistic Director
          • Leila
            Leela
            Senior Stylist

              Leela
              Senior Stylist
            • Danielle
              Danielle
              Senior Stylist

                Danielle
                Senior Stylist
              • Emma
                Emma
                Senior Stylist

                Hailing from Sydney, Emma has worked in the hair industry since 2006, when she started out as an apprentice. Since then she has completed training with Schwartzkopf and Toni&Guy, as well as at Vidal Sassoon in London. She has entered numerous competitions, and was awarded first place in a Photoflash competition in her native Australia. She loves being creative and making people feel good about their hair, and ultimately themselves.

                  Emma
                  Senior Stylist
                • Tanya
                  Tanya
                  Senior Stylist

                  South African Tanya has been in the hair industry for the past 15 years and has completed training with industry giants such as Wella, Schwarzkopf, Redken and Paul Mitchell to name but a few. Her great achievement was travelling to Malta as part of a Redken team and she also loves participating in shows such as Fashion Forward where she gets to work with the entire Pastels’ team.  She views every day as a new challenge and gets immense satisfaction when a client leaves her chair happy!

                    Tanya
                    Senior Stylist
                  • Natalie Anne
                    Natalie Anne
                    Senior Stylist

                    Winner of South Africa’s Hair Stylist of the Year 2001, Natalie Anne worked as a salon manager for more than 20 years before relocating to Dubai. During this time, she completed a wide range of training courses, including sessions with Schwarzkopf for colour and cutting to ensure she kept up-to-date with the latest trends in the hair industry. Her expertise includes highlights, cuts, updos and creative colour.

                      Natalie Anne
                      Senior Stylist
                    • Shakira
                      Shakira
                      Senior Stylist

                      Hailing from Cape Town, Shakira has worked in the hair industry for more than 20 years, joining the Pastels Salon team in 2005. After qualifying in her native South Africa, Shakira has completed extensive training with Wella, L’Oreal, Paul Mitchell and Redken, as well as retail training with industry guru Gary Rom.

                      Shakira has been recognised for her hair prowess having been named as a Kerastase Ambassador Middle East and having been invited to participate in the Redken Symposium in Las Vegas in 2012.The talented stylist loves to transform hair to the best it  can be by using different colour tones, adding length using extensions or removing their Frizz with KeraStraight. She says, “What I love about the hair industry is that you are not merely a hairdresser but also psychologist – you don’t only make your client look good but you contribute in making her feel amazing emotionally as well.”

                      Shakira is the only stylist in the UAE to have achieved 100% in the KeraStraight exam, making her a bona fide expert!

                       

                        Shakira
                        Senior Stylist
                      • Maria
                        Maria
                        Junior Stylist

                        Originally from the Philippines, Maria has worked in the hair industry for more than 20 years, joining Pastels in 2008. At the salon, she has become one of the most popular junior stylists and particularly enjoys cutting and colouring.

                          Maria
                          Junior Stylist
                        • Patricia
                          Patricia
                          Assistant

                            Patricia
                            Assistant
                          • mariam assistant
                            Mariam
                            Assistant

                              Mariam
                              Assistant
                            • Gerly copy
                              Gerly
                              Graduate Stylist

                              Gerly has worked in the hair industry for the past 15 years, joining Pastels Salon in 2006. She trained and qualified in David’s Salon, the leading salon in her native Philippines. Her biggest achievement was styling hair for the Dubai Sheikha and the Sharjah Sheikha, as well as being involved in Fashion Forward in October 2015. She loves perfoming the KeraStraight treatment and is a whizz at blowdrying!

                                Gerly
                                Graduate Stylist
                              • Josephine
                                Josephine
                                Junior Stylist

                                Originally from the Philippines, Josephine has been working in the hair industry for an amazing sixteen years. After completing her first training in the Philippines, Josephine undertook the L’Oreal Academy training before joining the Pastels team in 2015. One of Josephine’s proudest moments was receiving positive feedback from the L’Oreal Academy, and she believes that every happy client is always an achievement to be proud of. Josephine loves the creative challenges of working in a salon, and is passionate about continuing her learning every day.

                                  Josephine
                                  Junior Stylist
                                • Sabina
                                  Sabina
                                  Junior Stylist

                                  Hailing from Mumbai in India, Sabina has been working in the hair industry for the past 28 years, having joined the Pastels Salon team in 2007 where she works as a junior stylist. She has completed training in L’Oreal and Kerastase products as well for Kerastraight treatment and she undergoes colour and cut training every week with managers Georgie or Natalie. She understands the importance of being hairstylist and she very much enjoys doing color/ highlights for clients. “The training that I’ve been given at Pastels Salon has made confident in doing the services,” she says.

                                    Sabina
                                    Junior Stylist
                                  • Josie assistant ritz
                                    Josie
                                    Assistant

                                    Hailing from the Philippines, Josie has worked in the hair and beauty industry for over twelve years. After joining the Pastels team in 2014 Josie has enjoyed the opportunity to develop her skills in a professional salon, and is particularly proud of becoming a member of the artistic team. She looks forward to making sure that every client leaves the salon happy.

                                      Josie
                                      Assistant
                                    • Jumeirah Sarah Jane assistant
                                      Sarah Jane
                                      Junior Stylist

                                        Sarah Jane
                                        Junior Stylist
                                      • Nancy
                                        Nancy
                                        Assistant

                                        Originally from the Philippines, Nancy has been at Pastels Salon since 2008, where she works as a hairdresser assistant, using her extensive expertise to offer clients advice on products from L’Oreal, Kerastase and Redken. She enjoys all aspect of the hair industry but most especially when a client leaves her chair happy! “Giving them nice head massage during the treatment which made them fall asleep or completely relax while they were having their hair wash makes me feel happy,” she says.

                                          Nancy
                                          Assistant
                                        • Jumeirah daisy-assistant
                                          Daisy
                                          Assistant

                                            Daisy
                                            Assistant
                                          • Eunice
                                            Eunice
                                            Assistant

                                              Eunice
                                              Assistant

                                            Nails

                                            • Luche
                                              Luche
                                              Nail Technician

                                              Luche joined Pastels Salon in 2013 and is an expert at all nail treatments, including Shellac, BioSculpture Gel and Minx.

                                                Luche
                                                Nail Technician
                                              • Joy
                                                Makeup Artist

                                                After leaving her native Philippines, Joy began her work in the nail and makeup industry right here at Pastels eleven years ago. Completing a full course of training with Vogue makeup artist Kathy Cousins allowed Joy to fully understand the art of makeup, and she is currently enrolled in the Mac product-training program. Joy has loved the opportunity to work on photo shoots and big name beauty shows such as Fashion Forward during her time at Pastels. She has a particular passion for Bridal makeup, and loves to make women feel beautiful on the most important day of their lives.

                                                  Joy
                                                  Makeup Artist
                                                • Elvira
                                                  Elvira
                                                  Spray Tan

                                                  This award-winning Spray Tan therapist has worked at Pastels for the past 9 years, becoming a favourite with socialites and beauty media mavens for her flawless method. She has completed training for L’Oreal products, Xen tan, Vita Liberata and Fake Bake tan.

                                                    Elvira
                                                    Spray Tan
                                                  • Wency
                                                    Wency
                                                    Nail Technician

                                                    Originally from Goa in India, Wency has been at Pastels since 2008. She has had training for Harmony Gelish, Biosculpture and Essie gel and enjoys making clients’ nails beautiful.
                                                    She enjoys meeting and working with people from all over the world and having feedback from happy clients.

                                                      Wency
                                                      Nail Technician
                                                    • Joysie
                                                      Joysie
                                                      Nail Technician

                                                      Originally from the Philippines, Joysie has worked in the nail industry for eleven years and has spent two and a half of those years here at Pastels. She is an expert in nail extensions and Gelish, and loves all aspects of her job. A particular proud moment for Joysie was winning employee of the month, and she feels proud whenever any of her clients appreciate the work she has done on their nails.

                                                        Joysie
                                                        Nail Technician
                                                      • Len nail tech mercato
                                                        Len
                                                        Nail Technician

                                                        Originally from the Philippines, Len has enjoyed working in the beauty industry for over fifteen years and recently joined Pastels in 2016. Len felt proud to be recognised as employee of the month, and hopes to continue developing her skills and working as part of the Pastels team. Len is particularly passionate about nail extensions, and she loves the chance to make her clients feel beautiful and glamorous with gorgeous nails.

                                                          Len
                                                          Nail Technician
                                                        • Lean
                                                          Lean
                                                          Nail Technician

                                                          Although a recent recruit at Pastels, Lean has been working in the beauty industry for over thirteen years and is originally from the Philippines. She has specific training in both acrylic and gel extensions, and is a previous award winner for tip and overlay within the liquid and powder category. Lean loves the busy and sociable nature of working in a fast-paced salon, and she is passionate about each and every one of her clients leaving happy with their treatments.

                                                            Lean
                                                            Nail Technician
                                                          • Aileen
                                                            Aileen
                                                            Nail Technician

                                                            Aileen has worked in the nail industry for more than 21 years and joined Pastels in 2015. She has trained in biosculpture, gelish and silk nail repair. In the past she has tended the nails of some of the most famous celebrities and the President in her native Philippines.

                                                              Aileen
                                                              Nail Technician
                                                            • Annie
                                                              Annie
                                                              Nail Technician

                                                              Annie was born in the Philippines but has worked as a nail technician in Dubai for over twelve years. Since joining Pastels Jumeriah a year and a half ago Annie has used her AESOP training to make her clients’ nails healthy and beautiful, and nothing makes her prouder than seeing her clients leave the salon happy with her work.

                                                                Annie
                                                                Nail Technician
                                                              • Rose
                                                                Rose
                                                                Nail Technician

                                                                Rose has worked in beauty industry for more than 20 years, joining Pastels in 2011. She has completed training for nails, waxing, spray tanning as well as product training for L’Oreal. Rose is a well-trained nail technician and can do treatments such as Callus peels, Paraffin and thermasoft treatment. She also undertakes weekly training for cut and colouring with members of the salon’s artistic team.
                                                                She loves working at Pastels because they are always acknowledging her brilliance at nail treatments and they have awarded her for Employee of the Week.

                                                                  Rose
                                                                  Nail Technician
                                                                • Raquel
                                                                  Raquel
                                                                  Nail Technician

                                                                  Hailing from the Philippines, Raquel has worked in the hair and beauty industry for over fourteen and a half years. During her time at Pastels, Raquel has specialised as a nail technician after extensive training in extensions, Gelish and Bio Gel. Raquel loves the chance to use all of her skills in the salon, and feels proud when she makes her clients happy.

                                                                    Raquel
                                                                    Nail Technician

                                                                  Beauty

                                                                  • Fay
                                                                    Fay
                                                                    Waxing

                                                                      Fay
                                                                      Waxing
                                                                    • Nancyka
                                                                      Nancyka
                                                                      Waxing

                                                                      An expert in retail products, Nancyka can advise clients on the best products to suit their hair. She has been with Pastels since 2014 and loves doing blowdries.

                                                                        Nancyka
                                                                        Waxing
                                                                      • Purnima
                                                                        Purnima
                                                                        Waxing

                                                                        Purnima has been in the hair industry for the past 20 years and joined Pastels in 2010. She has tended the tresses of Bollywood celebrities and loves colouring and cutting.

                                                                          Purnima
                                                                          Waxing
                                                                        • Edwige
                                                                          Edwige
                                                                          Beautician

                                                                            Edwige
                                                                            Beautician
                                                                          • Rosalie
                                                                            Rosalie
                                                                            Beautician

                                                                            This wonderful therapist has been in the beauty industry for the past 10 years and has worked at Pastels since 2014. She has had extensive training in waxing and nails and loves working at the salon because it allows her to keep up with the latest trends.

                                                                              Rosalie
                                                                              Beautician
                                                                            • Opalyn eyebrow specialist copy
                                                                              Opalyn
                                                                              Lashes and Brows

                                                                              Originally from the Philippines, Opalyn has worked in the beauty industry for almost thirteen years and has trained specifically in nails, waxing and lashes. After her training, Opalyn joined Pastels in 2016 and has since enjoyed developing her lash and eyebrow skills. She is particularly proud of becoming an eyelash trainer and enjoys working for a prestigious salon.

                                                                                Opalyn
                                                                                Lashes and Brows
                                                                              • Laila
                                                                                Laila
                                                                                Lashes and Brows

                                                                                  Laila
                                                                                  Lashes and Brows

                                                                                Support

                                                                                • Bianca
                                                                                  Bianca
                                                                                  Receptionist

                                                                                    Bianca
                                                                                    Receptionist
                                                                                  • Cynthia
                                                                                    Cynthia
                                                                                    Receptionist

                                                                                    Cynthia, Pastels Salon Mercato’s wonderfully warm receptionist is originally from Nairobi in Kenya. As well as having trained in computers and salon booking systems, Cynthia is also a qualified hair stylist. She loves her work and in particular getting the chance to interact with so many interesting people on a daily basis. “Moving to Dubai has offered me great opportunities and has opened many doors,” she says.

                                                                                      Cynthia
                                                                                      Receptionist
                                                                                    • Jean
                                                                                      Jean
                                                                                      Administrator

                                                                                      Jean has worked in the hair industry for almost five years and has been employed at Pastels Salon/RGT in an administrative role since 2013. She loves her work, and the continual learning and developing of her skills and knowledge. Her greatest achievement has been pursuing her career, while bringing up her son.

                                                                                        Jean
                                                                                        Administrator
                                                                                      • Roselle
                                                                                        Roselle
                                                                                        Administrator

                                                                                          Roselle
                                                                                          Administrator
                                                                                        • Zara
                                                                                          Zara
                                                                                          Receptionist

                                                                                          Zara was born in the Philippines but has worked in the Dubai salon industry for thirteen years, and has been a part of the Pastels team for three of those years. Zara completed receptionist training with Santi and Technology People, and enjoys the sociable and fast-paced nature of salon work. A particularly proud achievement for Zara was winning employee of the month twice since she started with Pastels.

                                                                                            Zara
                                                                                            Receptionist
                                                                                          • Shiela
                                                                                            Shiela
                                                                                            Receptionist

                                                                                            The face that has welcomed thousands of clients into our Jumeirah branch, Shiela has been at Pastels since 2011. A beacon of excellent customer service, Shiela thrives on meeting new people, something she does on a daily basis and she loves learning the latest trends in the hair and beauty industry.

                                                                                              Shiela
                                                                                              Receptionist
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