As a quick disclaimer, ‘Bouji’ or ‘Boujee’ derives from the word “bourgeoisie”, used to describe someone rich or in the upper class’. In this instance our Bouji round up of Muscat’s most indulgent, independently-owned salons are just that. Not necessarily for the upper class, but for those who feel like something fancy.
Let’s get beautified the bouji way…
- AHOOD BEAUTY LOUNGE
For a contemporary and minimalistic approach to design, Ahood Beauty Lounge makes it into our Bouji list for it’s futuristic service list and aesthetically instagram-able decor. With mink Russian eyelashes, the perfect blunt chop or perhaps one of the best makeup artists in town at the helm of this powerhouse, it’s no wonder Ahood Beauty Lounge asks you to book in advance.
10:30 AM | 8:00 PM
Open Monday to Saturday
Located in Al Koudh Sixth
2. LA BELLA HOUSE
Check out one of our long-loved favorites @Labella_house. Founded by Riham Al Samad, a well known Lebanese makeup artist, the salon has gone from strength to strength welcoming clients for all sorts of beautifying services. For a super bouji treatment, you can opt for state-of-the-art eyebrow lamination services, keratin blow-dries and much much more.
Located in Azaiba, Villa 316: +968 2413 9909
JW: +968 7999 8725
Opening hours: Saturday-Thursday: 10am – 8pm. Friday: 1pm – 8pm,
3. LE POUPEE SALON
Open 7 days a week, La Poupee Beauty Lounge is a stunning salon located in Al Thaiba that offers the whole experience. Decor, divine services and a dreamy backdrop for any snaps you’d like to take. Suggested by Oman Magazine readers, we have to say this venue does not disappoint.
Check it out for yourself and let us know how Bouji you think it is…
48 Way, Al Thaiba, Muscat, Oman
Open 10.00am to 8.00pm daily
+968 9665 5100 or visit their instagram @lapoupeeom
As one of Muscat’s leading salons, Alia Awadh Beauty was founded by Alia Awadh herself (as the name might suggest). With streams of ‘Inspo’ filling the instagram feed, you can find the likes of Kim K, Kendall Jenner and vintage Chanel models giving us all the feels for our next beauty fix. For any makeup look, day, night or wedding, Alia’s team of beauty queens are never going to disappoint. We recommend giving Smah a shout – she’s a MUA angel and a master of her trade.
@AliaAwadhs on Instagram
201 Dawat Al Adab St, Muscat, Oman