Share your hair and beauty recommendations

Nikki ParkinsonBeauty 33 Comments

It’s been about 12 months since I quizzed you for your hair and beauty recommendations.

See, Styling You has readers all around Australia. I can’t possibly keep across all the places that serve you well so I want as many of you to share those places here.

So everyone can benefit from your go-to list.

Maybe you’re a low maintenance kind of girl. That’s ok. I probably employ enough salon maintenance for the both of us.

I’ve said it often enough, it takes a lot of beauty maintenance to keep up any kind of effortlessly groomed look.

I try and spread them out across the month. This doesn’t always happen and on a recent Friday I found myself scheduling in three essential maintenance appointments in one day so I could be prepared for an event in Sydney.

Brows - Get Threaded

Here’s my current personal hair and beauty recommendations’ list:

Hair cut and colour: Cheveux Design and Espresso, Auchenflower

Hair blow dry: The Blow Dry Room, Paddington

Manicure/Pedicures: King’s Beauty, Bardon

Spray tans: King’s Beauty, Bardon

Facials: Rationale Clinic, Fortitude Valley

Brows: Get Threaded, QueensPlaza, Brisbane City

Event or photographic makeup: Megan Braunberger Makeup

Cosmeceuticals: Coastal Plastic Surgery, Kawana, Sunshine Coast

Pedicure - King's Beauty Bardon

The comments section will make this post. I’d love to hear from you. Tell us what part of Australia or the world you live in and give a plug to any of the beauty maintenance salons that help keep you feeling good from one appointment to the other.

Over to you … please share in the comments below.

Thanks to those who already included some recommendations on the SY Facebook page. Click on the Facebook boxes below to read those.



Comments 33

  1. I’ve recently discovered The Diamond Room here in Wynnum
    I’ve tried almost every hairdresser in the area over the past 8 years and I’ve finally found ‘the one’
    Katie is the owner and is incredibly dedicated to getting the best colour and cut that YOU want. Locals, go here and support an amazing local business and equally amazing hairdresser 🙂

  2. For Sydney ladies especially in the Sutherland Shire – I have found a GEM!!
    Boab Hair Art – Crystal -she is an amazing cutter! I am back to my all grey as it is too hard to keep up the maintenance on regrowth so I foil underneath to give depth and she has accomplished for me a great look. Now at 62 I am very happy. Try her out for a great precision cut!

  3. A bit off topic, and sorry if it’s been asked somewhere else, but, Nikki, how do you maintain your fresh light blonde colour between visits? I had mine done a colour very close to yours about four weeks ago and it’s yellowing already. I use purple shampoo and conditioner, but maybe there’s a better one.
    Thanks so much,

  4. Late instalment into your beauty files…
    Great reading all the other ladies recommendations…
    Bach Hair Chelmer & Paddington – Terrific , professional team
    Endota Day Spa Rosalie for facial pampering
    Thai foot spa Fortitude Valley for a relaxation and great nails!
    No More Knots Training & Greenslops or quality remedial massage
    Home! I can do fine spa in my own bathroom – lotions, potions, scrubs, bubbles, candles : ). Gotta keep up the maintenance at home. Looking after yourself inside & out. Nikki you are testament to that. x

  5. Brazilian beauty in Fremantle, WA for waxing – quick, fast and not painful!

    I now live in Karratha in northern WA and recommend getting on the Facebook groups in country towns to find people’s recommendations. Have found a great at-home hairdresser and beautician!

  6. Hi in Hobart Society Hair is the go with Jo and Liz they are fantabulous!
    Also Sara Muir in Moonah does the worlds best facials.

  7. For those with curly hair in Perth, Lee at SuMo Hair in Padbury is a genius! (He’s great with non curly hair too). Also good for colour.
    For facials, waxing, IPL, manicures, pedicures, etc – Nelly at SkinSense Beauty in Warwick is wonderful – & she does THE best massage!

  8. I digress but gosh I find it hard to keep up the hair removal/tanning/mani/pedi over the spring/summer or if I travel more than two weeks solid in warm weather. Any hints on managing the in-between times?Could that be another post please?
    As for rec in south east Melbourne
    Masci for hair
    Sugarblonde for nails
    Waxed for doh! waxing (seriously nice, discreet and hygienic)
    Make up, see Yolanda at YSL at David Jones, Bourke St Mall or any of the gorgeous Mecca girls in Chadstone or Armadale salons
    I dont do facials but love a massage or a PT session and feel that they take years off my face, but no divulging my masseuse or trainer as they are so in demand already!

    1. It is difficult to keep on top of Cheekie, I do admit. And I don’t have waxing to throw in there as I had laser and IPL a few years ago! That’s actually a top tip. If I’m away, I may book a mani/pedi where I’m going … the spray tanning takes some tricky time management, especially if travelling.

  9. For those in Melbourne:
    Hair Cut: Neel at Neel Loves Curls, Brunswick St, Fitzroy
    Hair Colour: Angelo at Cherry Bomb, Smith St Collingwood
    Brows: The Brow Bar, Williams Road, South Yarra
    Nails: Gail at Nails Talk, Cheltenham

    All fantastic, experienced professionals who give a great result without fail! 🙂

  10. Brisbane dwellers read on. I am reluctant to share the secret behind my crowning glory, but here goes…Terry Mallon (Rouge Hair, Melbourne St South Brisbane) cuts and colours my hair beautifully. I have been stopped by strangers in the street commenting on how lovely my hair is (it’s not – Terry is a genius). After 18 years making my limp and lifeless hair ‘do’ something, the perennially stylish Terry still finds ways to make it fresh. She is the only thing standing between me and middle age. Get an appointment if you can – just don’t steal mine.

  11. Hi Nikki,
    My Beauty Therapy Regime:
    Hair Colour, Foils, Blow Dry Styling, Style Cut – LUMINOUS HAIR & BEAUTY, BROWNS PLAINS 38066976 (My Daughters Salon)
    Brow, Chin, Lip Waxing Therapy – LUMINOUS HAIR & BEAUTY, BROWNS PLAINS 38066976
    Pedicure, Acrylic Nails – BEYOND NAILS, BROWNS PLAINS
    Facial, Massage, Body Treatments – BECS BEAUTY, EIGHT MILE PLAINS
    Skin Care -Avon Anew Ultra Lift Product range

    Thank you,
    Kerrie Ralston

  12. How time flies Nikki it doesn’t seem like 12 months since your last list,anyhoo here is mine.Hair,Inspire Hair Salon at Claremont Meadows Sydney NSW.
    Nails. Spring Nails at Erskine Park 2759,the only place I’ll go for a pedi as they are careful of my leg and that’s very important.Brows I don’t really have any so don’t need much maintence on them ,I tint at home and pluck out a hair every six months or so.
    Facials etc Cosmetic Laser and beauty St Clair,they use Dermalogica products and organic products,and for massages or pamper sessions Ella Rouge at Penrith.
    I’d like to find a blow dry bar close by so I will have a look at all the stylers recommendations,great idea Nikki Xx

  13. If you are a Sydneysider I recommend Canvas Beauty at Rozelle in Sydney’s inner west. Everything they do is great but particularly their facials as there isn’t a “one fits all” treatment. They look at your skin and determine which one is best for you. Give them a try – you won’t regret it.

  14. I love the care and attention at Deborah’s Nails and Beauty in the Myer Centre. Deborah has been looking after me since the mid 90s. And I’ll never forget that she still opened the shop every day when she lost her house in the 2011 Brisbane floods. What a woman!

  15. In Melbourne, the Cutters Lounge Hair Suite for great colour and cuts and SkinFocus Beauty Salon (Dermalogica) both in Auburn Road Hawthorn.

  16. Well, your maintenance team do a top notch job because you looked stunning when I saw you in Sydney. I was particularly in awe of your hair which was coiffure perfection. If your salon could make my hair look that good, it would be almost worth moving interstate for!

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