Steven Chan and Ruksher Malik opened the first branch of Pastels Salon in the Oasis Centre in 2004. Following a fire in these premises, the business partners relocated the salon to a villa on Al Wasl Road. As the salon’s customer base grew, the duo opened a second salon within the Ritz Carlton Dubai Marina in 2008 before establishing a branch in Mercato Mall in 2011. As business flourished and client demand grew, the flagship Al Wasl branch was relocated to a spacious villa in 2012, which boasts state-of-the-art styling areas and treatment rooms, as well as client parking. Pastels Salon has become one of the region’s best-known and most acclaimed hair and beauty salon brands. Each year, the salon’s artistic team creates pioneering in-house photo shoots to showcase their mastery at creating fashion-forward and on-trend hairstyles, which has catapulted the salon to the attention of local and international fashion show organizers. The salon has sponsored several high-profile fashion events including the J Winter Fashion Show in 2013, Fashion Forward Season 6, which took place in October 2015 and the inaugural Public School NYC fashion show in November 2015.The artistic team is also in high demand to style editorial photo shoots for the UAE’s elite publications. Each member of the Pastels’ team is highly-skilled in his or her chosen area of expertise and the team has trained in well-known salons and training academies all over the world, such as Nicky Clarke, Toni & Guy, Vidal Sassoon, Daniel Galvin, Mahogany, L’Oreal Technical Centre to name but a few. The salon’s hair team undergoes regular training and the salon hosts four international artists a year to train the stylists; so you can be assured that whichever stylist is tasked with creating your latest style, he or she is extremely knowledgeable on the hair industry’s hottest trends and techniques.