Elie Massaad is the expert Lebanese barber inside. Check out his clippers from the brand Andis Nation. With their ceramic blades, a tattooed handle and AED 1,000 price tag, these are no ordinary clippers – he had to wait three months for them to be delivered from America.
Massaad takes huge pride in his work and, unlike many barbers in Dubai, spends several minutes consulting customers about what’s going to look best. Volume, texture and a future strategy of how the hair will regrow are all discussed, laying the groundwork for a return visit. And get this: he actually listens. Massaad gently suggests I shouldn’t go too short around the back and sides because it “wouldn’t suit my position,” which is a diplomatic way of saying I’m a little too old to have a haircut of a Premier League footballer. He’s right and I’m grateful for his honesty.