The Ritz-Carlton JBR
Situated within The Ritz-Carlton Dubai Marina Hotel, the brand’s second modern, upbeat salon is unisex and oozes style and sophistication, offering hair services and beauty treatment such as waxing and nails.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 along with Dermalogica’s International Dermal Institute to name a few. We invest heavily in ongoing training so you can be assured that our team are extremely knowledgeable on the latest styles and techniques.
Meet The Team
Steven Chan is the co-founder of the highly successful and award-winning Pastels Salon brand. After completing educational programmes in London with Alan International and Vidal Sassoon, Steven continued his training with L’Oreal in Paris, following which he worked in Barcelona and Hamburg before returning to Singapore. In the mid-90s, he relocated to Dubai operating a salon at the Marbella Club in Sharjah before opening The Hair Shop at the Jumeirah Beach Club. After working with Ruksher Malik, the two decided to team up together and with their unique vision and passion launched the Pastels Salon brand in 2004.
Artistic Director/ General Manager
Trained with Toni&Guy for both cut and colour, Karl has more than 10 years in the industry. He has worked in some of London’s most prestigious salons, including Selfridges and Electric London, where he was the principal stylist and salon educator. Karl has assisted back stage numerous occasions at London Fashion Week and industry trade shows and has featured by some of the UK’s best-known newspapers, including the Daily Mail and bloggers such as Rachel Leary. Karl is also the ONLY BeautyWorks master extension specialist in Dubai.
After leaving school at the age of 16 George started his hairdressing career in Glasgow,
splitting his time as a hairdressing apprentice in a small family-run salon and training at the
renowned UConcept Hair Academy. Following his training, he worked in Glasgow’s hot and
happening South Side district creating on-trend styles and complex colours for many of the
city’s most fashionable faces. Within five years, he was scouted to be a colour technician in
Glasgow’s prestigious Vidal Sassoon salon, where he completed intense training and
designed and directed a colour collection. During his time at Sassoon’s he catered to high-
status clientele producing bespoke hair colours and luxury treatments such as nano-keratin,
as well as using the very latest emerging techniques to develop his signature style. George
also participated in photoshoots, designing techniques and colours that would translate the
theme of a given workshop.
This talented stylist is looking forward to introducing the salon’s clientele to his unique
approach to styling and kickstarting a new and adventurous chapter in his career.
Declan began his journey in Glasgow, Scotland training for the highly-acclaimed Scottish brand Rainbow Room, before spending two years at the city’s Sassoon Salon, where he won the prestigious Sassoon Colourist of the Year award. After winning, Declan then focused his energy into training and became an assessor for the salon, as well as teaching advanced colour classes in London’s Sassoon Salon.
With a professional degree in colour from Schwarzkopf and intensive colour training with Sassoon, he is a bona fide colour master. Highly creative, Declan was an in-demand stylist at photoshoots and fashion shows before he relocated to Dubai in September. His main passions in the salon are creating beautiful colours and precision cuts taking into account face shape, skin tone and eye colour and he is looking forward to introducing the Pastels’ clientele to his strong belief in purity, shape and balance.
Senior Stylist/ Artistic Team
Vesna was born in Sweden but is of Serbian descent. She has been working in Pastels Salon since 2011. Her proudest moments have been names in Time Out Dubai’s Top Ten hairdressers Dubai and winning Hair Idol Middle East in 2011. Vesna is also part of the salon’s creative team who are behind the salon’s now-iconic annual photoshoots.
Hailing from the UK Julian is a bona fide master at cutting. Having joined Pastels in late 2015, he has quickly established a loyal clientele. Julian trained under Andrew Collinge at his salon in Selfridges. He has also worked with number high-end designers and renowned hair stylists. Julian believes that a good cut and style can make someone automatically feel great about themselves and enhance their self-confidence.
Junior Stylist/ Beautician
Riqui has been at Pastels Salon since 2014. She very much enjoys attending training sessions and her proudest moment was when she won a hair colouring competition.
Ellen has been working at Pastels Salon since 2009. She is an expert at Essie gel and Bio Sculpture gel and really enjoys making clients’ hands and feet beautiful.
Originally from the Philippines, Marife was excited to begin her work in Dubai at Pastels three years ago after seven years in the hair and beauty industry. She looks forward to developing her skills further in the salon, and loves to make her clients feel beautiful.
Junior Stylist/ Beautician
Angela has worked in the industry for the past 15 years, joining Pastels Salon in 2011. She has received training from L’Oreal for haircuts, colouring and blowdry. Her proudest moments have been participating at fashion shows such as Fashion Forward. Although she started out being a beautician, she has discovered a passion for hair and enjoys doing foils, colouring and creating short haircuts.
Nail Technician/ Beautician
Pratima has been at Pastels Salon since 2011 and is a waxing and nails expert, as well as performing hair treatments. Her passion is making her clients happy.
Waxing/ Nail Technician
Sharon has worked in the hair and beauty industry since 2006, joining Pastels in 2010. Although qualified in both hair and nails, she loves doing blowdries.
Rozlyn joined Pastels in early 2016. Since her arrival, she has completed training for Kerastase, hair extensions, as well as massage techniques. Her favourite treatments to do are technical treatments including perming and straightening.
Having joined in early 2016, Rheda is one of the salon’s latest recruits. Her greatest achievement was the first time she coloured a client’s hair and made the client really happy with her work.
After leaving her native Philippines, Pearl joined Pastels in 2015 and has worked in the salon industry for six years. Pearl achieved her goal of becoming a head receptionist, and hopes to continue developing her leadership skills in this position. She loves to see clients leaving the salon happy, and particularly enjoys when there have been dramatic makeovers or colour changes.
Corina has worked as a nail technician since 2011, joining Pastels Salon just over a year ago. She is trained in Essie Gel, which is her favourite treatment to do, as well as Paraffin and Callus treatments.
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.
Originally from the Philippines, Ella has recently joined Pastels after five years of working in the salon industry. As a member of the reception team, Ella loves to give clients a positive and welcoming impression as soon as they arrive in the salon, as well as waving them goodbye after successful treatments. She feels proud to work in such a strong and professional team, and feels passionately about making every client experience a happy one.