This Dubai Nail Salon Is Turning Out Incredible Designs
In a city of indoor ski slopes and 3,000-foot spires, subtlety is not a thing. At the Dubai salon Soh Art + Beauty, that lavishness translates to personalized, intricate design—painted on not just your nails but phones, sneakers, bags, or the back of your head.
A butterfly rainbow on a customer’s nape:
On my recent visit, five Birkins awaited their turn. “Anything that comes through our doors can be a canvas,” says owner Sally Soheili.
Hand-painted cherry blossoms adorn a Goyard clutch at the Dubai nail salon.
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The crisp white decor is accented by Soheili’s collection of Japanese Kubrick toys, and the waiting area doesn’t just have magazines—there are Nintendo games and a fleet of hoverboards. Even the nail treatments have a fantasy element, like the pedicure that includes mermaid-tail booties.
“This is a community where women can let go, get inspired, and listen to crazy hip-hop songs,” Soheili says of the Dubai nail salon Soh Art + Beauty where men can’t cross the threshold. “We’re a bit of a wonderland,” (with no understatement in sight.) Here, a few of our favorite recent creations.
An artistic tribute to Bey.
Don’t forget Kylie.
Soh’s take on 3-D pizza/alien nails, because they can.
Oh, and they can do pretty, too.
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