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There’s no denying that Karen Wazen is Dubai’s ultimate it-girl, and just as it is the duty of every major city’s it-girl to share her favourite trends and shopping list, we made sure to ask Karen for her must-have essentials just in time for your summer plans.

What Is Your Go-To Summer Look?

I would say maybe denim shorts and a crop top.

How Do You Like To Style Your hair?

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I would say usually just with a few beach waves and down. I also have a go-to style when I don’t really know what to do with my hair, I love to tie it all up with a part in the middle.

How Do You Keep your hair so SMOOTH During the Summer Heat?

I use the Pantene ‘Goodbye Summer Frizz’ collection. It literally does what it says and keeps frizz away for up to 72 hours by locking in the moisture. But honestly I don’t just use it during the summer, I use it all year round! It’s actually super exciting because I’ve also just collaborated with Pantene to co-design a new pouch for its anti-frizz collection, which includes everything you’ll need from shampoo, conditioner, and oil replacement.

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Pantene Pro-V Goodbye Summer Frizz Leave-in Oil Replacement with 72H Frizz Control, Dhs16, SHOP NOW

Do You Have Any Secret Hacks Or Styling Tips For your Hair?

A lot of people ask me what I use to style my baby hair. I put a bit of the Pantene Anti-Frizz oil replacement and take a toothbrush and just brush them down and I think it looks really good.

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What’s your favourite summer lipstick?

I prefer lip balm. I don’t really like strong lips in the summer I prefer more of a glow and something to keep them moisturised, so probably a pink lip balm that gives a glow.

What’s Your Favourite Summer Trend?

I love cutouts. It’s not the easiest thing to wear but it’s something that I really like.

What do you think is the shoe of the moment?

It’s definitely the one I am wearing. They’re from Andrea Wazen, they make your foot look naked almost like you have no shoes. They are so comfortable and go with everything.

Andrea Wazen Kaylie PVC and leather mules
Andrea Wazen Kaylie PVC and leather mules, Dhs1,118, SHOP NOW

Favourite Local Designer?

My sister, of course. Is that biased to say?