Salons offer illegal beauty care to men

AL AIN - A number of beauty salons in Al Ain, catering to both men and women, are illegally promoting and offering facial make-up services to men, Khaleej Times has learnt.

By Lana Mahdi

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Published: Mon 11 Aug 2008, 1:10 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:01 PM

Among the cosmetic and beauty services sought by male customers are facial make-up, laser treatment for clear complexion, skin bleaching and Moroccon 'hamam' (bath).

The practice, which includes application of lipstick and mascara, is considered a violation of the UAE traditions and culture.

A salon supervisor, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that make-up services in men's salons are the same as in women's salons.

He added that an increasing number of youth are these days seeking beauty services.

“We apply lipstick using light colour shades, foundation, mascara and eyeliner to male customers who demand these services,” he said.

Residents of Al Ain downtown area have complained that there are stickers pasted at the entrances to buildings, promoting make-up and cosmetics services to men.

Some of the salons have cabins for privacy of male customers seeking beauty treatment.

Khalid Abdullah Hamar Ain, Head of Licences and Commercial Activities Department, said inspections would be carried out and those found violating the rules would be taken to task.

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