Maria Dowling @ Maria Dowling, Dubai
Maria Dowling is the Irish girl who has made a name for herself as the Arab world’s leading hair colourist. With a career spanning over twenty years in the industry, Maria moved to Dubai nineteen years ago after a successful career in London.
As the Arab world’s leading colourist, and go-to colourist for every media luvvie, fashionista and visiting celebrity in Dubai, Maria’s little black book of clients reads like the who’s who of the fashion and beauty world. The reason? She is renowned for being able to intuitively create the most flattering shades, breaking all the colour boundaries and demonstrating time and time again an unrivalled skill and precision in her work.
Maria launched her eponymous salon, mariadowling, in 2002 and since then, the company has grown at a dizzying pace, and is now recognised as a luxury hair (colour) brand with a complete collection of hair styling and hair care essentials. The success of the salon led Maria to design and produce her own collection of hair styling essentials that perpetrate the style philosophy instigated by the mariadowling flagship salon. Maria launched the ‘m-brush’, the first of her own brand of styling accessories, to great acclaim. The ‘m-styling’ range now includes a total of six brushes to suit all hair types and styling needs, as well as three electrical hair styling appliances; the ‘m-straighteners’ (salon-size and mini) and the curling wand. The m-stylers have also been acknowledged by industry peers as products that perform and deliver beyond the many well-known high street brands.
Maria and her hand-picked team of stylists have attained an impressive degree of notoriety and respect throughout the industry, with the salon and styling appliances, winning several beauty awards. Her annual hair trends collections have graced the covers of international hair magazines including the prestigious Hairdresser’s Journal in the UK, and she is a regular contributor to luxury fashion titles including Harpers Bazaar, Grazia and Stylist magazine.