Review: José Eber La Loge – Where Beverly Hills Meets Emirates Hills
Here at BCME, we are always excited to test drive a new beauty salon on behalf of our wonderful readers and brides to be. So we were thrilled to be invited to experience some signature treatments at luxury, VIP salon José Eber La Loge.
La Loge, founded by Reem Abou Samra, is a favourite amongst locals, expats and high-profile clientele alike.
Reem Abou Samra
You may be wondering though, who is the man behind the name, José Eber? José Eber is a hair styling legend. His Beverly Hills Flagship Salon became synonymous with a-list celebrities as he fashioned the most influential looks of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. José remains at the top of the hair industry while redefining the salon experience, with José Eber salons in a number of 5-star hotels across the world, including Dubai.
BCME’s Founder, Rio, and Contributing Writer, Peta, were invited to try out some treatments at José Eber La Loge, which has three luxury branches across Dubai. While we sampled a Hair Treatment, Signature Facial and Luxury Spa Mani/Pedi, La Loge also offer specific ‘Bridal Touch’ services including Wedding Coiffure Rehearsal, Bridal Facial, Wedding Day Make Up and more.
We hope you enjoy the review below…
La Loge boasts three locations across Dubai which include The Address Montgomerie, The Address Boulevard and Madarin Oriental Jumeirah. BCME’s Rio and Peta visited The Address Montgomerie Golf Resort & Spa branch located in the iconic Emirates Hills. Driving through Emirates Hills and arriving at The Address Montgomerie sets the scene for a luxurious experience. The salon itself is located in an outbuilding on the hotel’s property with ample parking. The salon’s interiors live up to their namesake’s Hollywood fame. Creamy tones, chandeliers, gold accents, countless full length mirrors and chairs by Fendi; this is 5-star living. The salon is also extremely spacious with separate sections for nail, hair and spa treatments. Brides to be are bound to feel special in this setting and there’s enough space to bring your entire bridal party! There is also a separate section just for men too, so your groom can also enjoy some pampering ahead of your big day.
Luxury Spa Mani/Pedi – Contributing Writer, Peta
As Rio and I arrived at La Loge, we were both whisked away to separate areas of the salon. My friendly nail technician escorted me to a lavish mani/pedi area and I was immediately offered something to drink. I was delighted when my cappuccino arrived on a beautiful, ornate tray paired with branded chocolates.
I already had gelish polish on my hands and feet so my nail technician set to taking this off while I enjoyed my coffee. 15 minutes or so into my treatment, we were joined by another lovely female nail technician, who quickly made a start on my feet. Once all my original gelish was off, I was offered to choose my nail colour. I asked both the ladies which was the most popular shade with Brides and they duly informed me which colours they found to be the most in demand.
I went for a beautiful nude shade, but I noticed they also had a wonderful range of glitters (I usually find most salons only have 1 or 2 glitter options so this excited me!), so I couldn’t resist picking out a glitter too. Both of the ladies advised me that as it was a bridal look I was going for, to perhaps only paint my ring finger, my fourth finger on each hand, with the glitter gel. So I trusted their advice and went for this look on my nails, and full glitter on my toes.
I was really impressed with the speed and accuracy of both the nail technicians and throughout the treatment I was offered further refreshments and was asked a number of times if I was comfortable or if I needed anything. I felt very relaxed and looked after, just how you want to feel before your wedding day!
I loved the final result and was even more pleased when it lasted over three weeks! I will definitely be going back to La Loge and I’m excited to try the other gelish glitters they have on offer.
The Luxury Mani/Pedi will set you back AED 290, but I think it’s worth every penny.
Hair Treatment & Blow dry and Facial – Founder, Rio
I was treated to a fantastic ‘La Loge Beauty’ signature facial, which included microdermabrasion. I’ll admit, I’ve always been a little skeptical about the treatment and scared; the thought of a layer of my skin being pummeled off my face has never sounded like a thrilling idea to me…But I was pleasantly surprised and it wasn’t painful at all. The facial took approximately 60 minutes and included a cleanse, cocoa exfoliation, microdermabrasion for skin renewal, some gentle blackhead extraction and a relaxing massage, followed by an anti-aging and brightening mask and cream.
My therapist mixed products for the best results. These included organic products and a combination of probiotic products with crystal and gold.
It was definitely one of the better facials I’ve had during my 11 years in Dubai. My Therapist Mariechin was super friendly, thorough and knew her stuff! She recommended I continue coming in monthly to see the best results, but even after just one treatment, my skin looked invigorated and super clean. The facial costs AED 750 and it is recommended to have at least 4 to see full results.
After my facial, I was pampered with a hair wash and reclined on a chair that gave me a surprise, and much needed, massage as my hair was cleaned. Hot coffee, luxury chocolates and cold water were served to me on the prettiest tray and my Syrian hair stylist got to work on covering up my grey roots. He knew exactly what colour I needed before I’d even uttered a word. 1 hour later, after he’d worked his magic, I had glossy, fresh locks and felt a million dollars. While my treatment wasn’t ‘bridal’ as such, I saw their back catalogue of bridal hair styles and wouldn’t hesitate to get my hair done at the salon if I were a bride to be.
La Loge is an opulent, high-end salon with staff who seem passionate about what they do. I shall definitely be going back.
Both Rio and I left La Loge feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and a millions dollars! The expert staff, plush interiors and 5-star location make the slightly higher price tag completely worth it.
For brides to be looking for some luxury pre-wedding pampering, or a deluxe salon for the whole bridal party to enjoy, La Loge is the ideal spot.
As well as the expected Nail & Hair treatments, La Loge also offer Waxing, Maquillage, Brow Shaping, Hair Colour and much more.
This salon really is a little slice of Hollywood in Dubai’s version of ‘The Hills.’