Join your friends at The Huntr as we present an exclusive look inside Chalk Dubai – a slick and inspiring unisex hair salon in Alserkal Avenue…
Homegrown hair and beauty salon Chalk Dubai aims to promote individuality and creative freedom. One of the few unisex beauty concepts in the region, ”Chalk pays homage to individuality and freedom of expression. We bring expertise, creativity and passion that challenges the conventional, because we believe in fostering an environment that allows for freedom of expression and embracing the extraordinary. Chalk isn’t just a hair salon, it is an invitation to be yourself, and we welcome everyone to share their personal truth and be part of the Chalk family,” says co-founder Anas Bukhash.
The space is slick and minimal, with a muted colour palette of grey, white and black, plus a smattering of potted greenery here and there. Inspiring, Instagram-worthy wall features offer a fun photo op – but none are as impressive as the salon’s very own music-activated photobooth (complete with floor-to-wall, 360-degree mirrors), which needs to be experienced in person to be fully appreciated. The refreshments on offer are equally as impressive and include Chalk’s signature soft serve black and white ice-cream, mocktails and premium snacks.
In terms of treatments, Chalk offers a variety of hair experiences for men and women, including the women’s signature Chalk Makeover – which includes a change in cut, colour and style following an in-depth consultation with one of the Chalk hair experts. The menu also includes facials, nail treatments, the LVL lash lift, makeup application, massage and threading. Men’s grooming treatments such as the signature ‘Chalk Shave’, which includes hot steaming and nutritious oils to prepare the skin, rich shaving cream and skilled barber, are also on offer.
The Huntr booked in with Paulo, a Brazilian native who prides himself on enhancing women’s natural beauty with his subtle but effective colour and cut techniques. We found him to be professional, friendly and masterful at his craft. The cut, colour and finish were all faultless and we left Chalk feeling like a million dirhams.
The team at Chalk pride themselves on using the best, ecologically-friendly and innovative products including sulphate and paraben-free Kevin Murphy, Philip B and natural ingredient focussed Malin+Goetz. We also loved the thoughtful touches, such as the charging stations at the hair station and the extra, extra long (and divine) head massage at the wash basin. Whilst the black and white soft serve we left was the icing on the cake…
Insider tips: Chalk is open daily from 9am until 10pm. Don’t miss the soft serve! Advance reservations recommended. There are private treatment rooms available for those who request them (transforming any treatment to a womens-only treatment with the flick of a door). Chalk is next door to one of The Huntr’s favourite specialty coffee concepts – Nightjar Coffee.