From new boutiques to online stores, there’s never been a better time to shop beauty in the GCC, notably in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Dubai.
Apotheca Beauty, The Avenues, Kuwait
The Apotheca Beauty team is known for bringing some of the industry’s latest and greatest brands and launches to the region. Think Lancer, Moon Juice and Slip, to name just a few. You can shop on their website, but to get a real Apotheca experience, you need to visit one of their contemporary boutiques. The latest to open can be found in the Avenues Mall, Kuwait. Bright and airy, it’s a beauty haven ready for you to explore and fall in love with.
Beyond Beauty, Harvey Nichols, Dubai
There is nothing better than taking a few hours and exploring a beauty hall in your favourite department store. Harvey Nichols Dubai wanted to elevate this experience by creating Beyond Beauty, a curated collection of both luxury and niche brands. Nestled in the heart of the store on the ground floor, its modern and clean aesthetic houses brands like Tata Harper, Augustinus Bader and Royal Fern. Whether you’re looking to stock up on your favourite formulas or to discover something new, the team is there to help.
Tom Ford Beauty, Saudi Arabia
If you’re looking for a luxurious experience, the two new Tom Ford Beauty boutiques in the Kingdom have you covered. There’s one in Riyadh Park Mall and another in Dammam, Nakheel Mall, stocking the label’s iconic fragrances, makeup, and skincare. Get a digital makeover using augmented reality, or head straight to the scent laboratory. An interactive installation, it allows clients to digitally explore the Private Blend scents so loved across the region.
Looking to discover new brands or simply seeking to invest in some of your favourites? Peach is the new platform on the block, promising speedy delivery, and a flawless experience. Their growing list of brands includes regional favourites like Whind and Les Sens de Marrakech, skincare from Indie Lee to NuFace, and hair care and styling from Christophe Robin to Alexandre de Paris. Currently shipping the same day to Abu Dhabi and the next day to those in Dubai, the team has big plans to expand across the region and beyond.
Small but mighty, if you’re looking for the next big brand in beauty it’s celebrity hair stylist Deena Alawaid’s Collective Hair. Housing just two products currently, her smells, like Collective Hair Mist, are set to become cult, and her wax stick are all are must haves for your haircare routine. Focusing on the integrity of your hair, each formula has an incredible scent, like Collective Signature Scent, a warm amber that is beautiful alone and can be layered to elevate your beauty routine.
The name Nadara means youthfulness, freshness, and radiance in Arabic and this is exactly what the team behind the new online platform want to help their clients achieve. Begin by taking a complimentary online skin test that has been developed by Nadara’s team of industry experts and then choose from its collection of approved brands. If you know your skin type or concerns already, you can also peruse their offerings by trending items, product type, skin condition or even the ingredient you’re searching for.