About Us

Anyone can be a hairdresser. But to be an educated, qualified, certified, hairdresser is a science on its own. Whereas a great hairdresser can learn the techniques of cutting, brushing, styling, coloring and treating hair through practice, there is an inherent “Biology” at the root or head of this artful career. An art mastered through practice, becomes even more exquisite when it is a mélange of both practice and science.

Fadia El Mendelek, our hair stylist was brought up in Sweden and studied at Sjődals for 3 years in order to earn her degree as a Certified Hairdresser. She followed that up with a special exam that would license her to work professionally on an international scale and in Sweden. Her first 2 years of being a hairdresser saw her entering several European and national Swedish competitions that won her awards like the “Coupe d’Europe Award in Coloring Cutting and Styling” in addition to the “Men’s Haircut Award of Sweden”.

With much potential on the horizon, Fadia started off her career in 2002. What started off as a “small stay in Lebanon” got her attached to both her clients and the Lebanese culture that craved a woman hairdresser’s touch for a change. And in spite of the 2006 war, she felt the need to stay and invest in her country rather than abroad.

Her risk paid off, and she started her first branch on Zalka Highway in Lebanon, then opening a second salon in Verdun. Her many travels to Kuwait, Qatar and the GCC made her take up the initiative to open a salon in Qatar in 2010, and launching two new branches at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Qatar in January 2014 and another salon in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

She also established an online service and launched her own line “K by Fadia El Mendelek” of premium all-natural hair care products and extensions that deliver salon-grade results and are safe for both the client and the environment.

She participated in many TV shows and is a stylist to many stars, celebrities, and Arab Royalty. Her specialty is the makeovers. She offers her clients the best trendy looks for their hair that inspire their trust and satisfaction.

Mustering both the Arabic and European cultures makes Fadia stand out in the field of Lebanese hairstylists. And after seeing that most Lebanese women value a proper educational degree, she is constantly speaking up for the fact that there should be an accredited institution in Lebanon that teaches professional hairdressing and provides a proper globally recognized degree in hairdressing, rather than run-of-the-mill technical schools or hairdressing courses here and there. Something to think about.

To Fadia, hairdressing is not only a hobby or a career; it is also a passion and a childhood dream that came true as the fruitful result of combining her earned knowledge and education with talent and creativity. To her, staying up to date and constantly researching novel techniques in hair improvement is the key!

To Fadia every client is a star. Although she is a stylist to many celebrities, her main motto is that every one of her clientele deserves to feel like a star; to feel attended to and cared for, listened to and nourished… from her hair tips to her toes.

To Fadia, real success can only come from the ability to consistently nurture your hairstyling team. With the philosophy that her team should ‘grow as she grows’, Fadia constantly sends her staff to workshops and seminars abroad that keep them at the peak of their performance. And while she provides the talent, her husband in both life and career, Charbel Akiki oversees and handles the successful management infrastructure of her franchises.

For her, being a business woman is not just about profession, it is about having the ability to juggle being a good mother, a balanced career woman, and a nurturing wife with much love for each aspect…. but most of all, with the ability to laugh at yourself, and take life with a smile. Because at the end of the day, beauty is a reflection of a woman’s spirit to the best of what God has gifted her.

We do not just do a work or job, our services are a mélange of both practice and science.

The strategy of FADIA EL MENDELEK salon’s and academy MEET THE “K” is to be up to date with the latest worldwide techniques & technologies (hair products, hair treatments, hair coloring & cut, nails & spa services).

FADIA EL MENDELEK motto is that her team is the mirror that reflects her success, her talent and above all her passion for beauty!

Tips and Tricks

Keep your Hair Healthy

1. Remember to wear a hat or a cap to protect your hair against the damaging effects of the sun. 2. If you are planning to stay long in the sun, use a protective sunscreen on your hair. 3. Try using sun hair repair masks aft...