Mercato Mall Salon

The ladies-only Mercato Mall branch offers a bespoke menu of popular hair and beauty treatments, as well as housing a large retail section, which comprises the best hair products and tools in the industry, which are sourced globally.

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.

Find us in our Mercato Mall location HERE!

Our Pricing

  • Hair
  • Beauty & body treatments
  • Nails

Meet The Team

Management

  • Shakira
    Manager & 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
      Manager & Senior Stylist

    Hair

    • Tess
      Assistant

      Originally based at Pastels Jumeirah, Tess has been a member of the Pastels ‘ team since 2011. She is trained in colouring and blowdries and loves making her clients happy.

        Tess
        Assistant
      • Patricia
        Assistant

          Patricia
          Assistant
        • Danielle
          Senior Stylist

            Danielle
            Senior Stylist
          • Rachel
            Senior Stylist

              Rachel
              Senior Stylist
            • 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
              • 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
                • 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
                  • Mila
                    Junior Stylist

                    A native of the Philippines, Mila has received training in both hair and nails. Having joined Pastels in 2011, her favourite part of the job is doing consultations with clients and alleviating their haircare woes.

                      Mila
                      Junior Stylist
                    • Tara
                      Junior Stylist

                      A native of India, Tara joined Pastels in 2010. She has been expertly trained on haircare products and is able to advise clients on the best products for their hair. Her favourite aspect of her job is doing blowdries.

                        Tara
                        Junior Stylist
                      • 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
                        • Mariam
                          Assistant

                            Mariam
                            Assistant
                          • Jeannie
                            Assistant

                            Jeannie has been part of the Pastels’ team since 2014. She has had training in several areas of hair by industry heavyweights such as Kerastase, L’Oreal and Redken. She particularly enjoys styling hair for special occasions.

                              Jeannie
                              Assistant

                            Nails

                            • 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
                              • Fatima
                                Nail Technician

                                Fatima has been at Pastels Salon since 2015 and offers a range of hair and beauty treatments including threading, Essie Gel, Minx and BioSculpture but she most enjoys doing nail art.

                                  Fatima
                                  Nail Technician
                                • Louie May
                                  Nail Technician

                                    Louie May
                                    Nail Technician

                                  Beauty

                                  • Dawa
                                    Waxing

                                    Dawa has been with Pastels since late 2015 and is one of the salon’s resident nails and waxing experts. Since her arrival, she has become a firm favourite with clients for her perfect pedis!

                                      Dawa
                                      Waxing
                                    • 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
                                      • Fay
                                        Waxing

                                          Fay
                                          Waxing

                                        Support

                                        • 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
                                          • Lezl
                                            Receptionist

                                            Lezl has worked in the hair and beauty industry for the past nine years and joined Pastels in 2013. She loves working as a receptionist in a busy salon as it gives her the chance to meet such interesting people and see clients emerge full of happiness after their hair and/or beauty treatment.

                                              Lezl
                                              Receptionist


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