Spotlight on… salon treatments
If you’ve got a penchant for pampering, odds are you’re no stranger to a salon treatment or two. Maybe you treat yourself to weekly manicures and faux tans – or perhaps you’re a DIY diva who’s yet to experience salon-style pampering at its best.
We’ve scoured the glossy globe to find seven of the best salon treatments around town that simply must find their way onto your beauty bucket list. Whether you’re after a marvellous massage, a solution to your hair woes or simply beautiful brows, we’ve got a salon treatment that you have to try.
What it is: a whole back and shoulder treatment that uses a combination of hot and cool stones to comfort, de-stress and melt muscle tension, making it the ultimate relaxation treatment. This hard-working muscle treatment will help ensure your knots are loosened and you’re left walking on cloud nine.
How much? Prices differ according to salon.
How long does it take? choose from 30, 60 or 90 minutes.
How to find you nearest salon: call 1800 706 377.
What it is: this stimulating body wrap boosts circulation while nourishing the skin. Natural earth clays are used to draw out impurities while ginger and white tea are used to smooth skin and stimulate circulation. Customised essential oils are mixed with caffeine and used to provide aromatherapeutic skin benefits and assist with all-over toning.
How much? $100
How long does it take? 30 mins.
How to find your nearest salon: call 1800 659 118..
Blow dry bar designer wash and blow dry
What it is: an express wash and blow dry for the time poor who want to look polished and professional in their lunch break. Experience a designer wash and superior blow dry without the designer price tag! At the Blow Dry Bar you can enjoy a customised designer wash using Revlon Professional haircare products that are tailored to your hair type and needs. The best part? With salons open seven days with extended opening hours, you can ensure you always look a million dollars, for only 35.
How much? $35 – all lengths.
How long does it take? approximately 30 minutes, depending on hair length/type.
How to find your nearest salon: check out the salon locations on the website: http://www.blowdrybar.com.au/locations.html
What it is: a treat for natural beauty nuts and seekers of gorgeous skin. The Fruit d’Eclat Facial Treatment features only certified organic ingredients that are used to stimulate the senses and revitalise your skin. Cleansing is followed by exfoliation with a natural sugar scrub, and then an abundance of vitamins and nutrients are delivered to the skin through organic tomato and pampering comfort oils, before finishing with an illuminating and brightening mask.
How much? $110.
How long does it take? 1 hour.
How to find your nearest salon: Visit http://www.ellabache.com.au/beauty-salons/ to find your closest salon.
What it is: an eco-certified spray tan that features special ingredients to actually work with the wearer’s skin and produce a customised colour for every person. The two-hour wash ‘n’ wear tan formula means that you can be showered and dressed in an afternoon, without having to wait the traditional eight hours for the colour to develop. This treatment is a busy woman’s dream – especially as you’ll be a natural bronzed colour, without a hint of orange in sight!
How much? price differs between technicians. POA.
How long does it take? 5-10 minutes, plus 15 minutes’ drying time.
How to find your nearest technician: http://www.2hourtan.com.au/spray-tanning/technician-locator
What it is: if you’re after the perfect face framers, let Benefit’s team of brow-fessionals ensure you achieve the perfect arch and rock the best shape for your face. Trained brow professionals use a fast-waxing method to eliminate stray hairs and have you looking perfectly polished in no time.
How much? $25 (add only $10 for a brow tint).
How long does it take? 7 minutes.
How to find your nearest salon: Customers can find their nearest store by clicking the link below and scrolling down to the Benefit Browbar store listing. http://www.myer.com.au/benefit/Storelocations/
What it is: a lightweight, long-wear manicure that’s healthy for your nails. The natural-looking gel adheres your nails without damaging, and dries instantly under a UV light to ensure up to three weeks of non-chip wear. Available in over 100 colours, you can choose a Bio Sculpture manicure to go with your mood or current trends, and you can take comfort in the fact that the formula is free from toluene, formaldehyde, phthalates and parabens.
How much? From $60.
How long does it take? approximately one hour.
How to find your nearest salon: visit the Bio Sculpture website -www.biosculpture.com.au - and type your postcode into the nearest salon box.
Which salon treatments are on your beauty bucket list?