In Sydney, it’s safe to say that beauty is serious business. Pampering is a passion for residents of the harbour city, and as a result primping specialists are a dime-a-dozen. To help you navigate your way through the maze of salons, here are our picks for the best of the best when it comes to glamour spaces in the inner west.
If you needed any proof that Stevie English was at the forefront of the hair industry you need only look to the slew of awards the team has collected over the years, including the accolade of being the official glam squad behind The Voice Australia. As an added bonus, the salon is not only a specialist in vibrant, innovative (and sometimes out-there colour) but proudly boasts an environmental conscience.
153 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
If Cara Delevingne didn’t make it clear - a full brow is where it’s at these days. For a Brooke Shields-esque arch to call your own it’s best to turn to eyebrow specialists, like petite Rozelle establishment HoneyTusk. The range of different lash and brow treatment options (from extensions to shaping) mingle alongside specialty services that target those pesky eye bags and wrinkles.
748 Darling Street, Rozelle
The average person tends to hold onto a seemingly endless list of beauty complaints. This is where Dolce Vita Beaute steps in - a health and beauty salon that specialises in what seems like everything aesthetic. The Newtown primping space hosts a lengthy list of treatment options that take on everything from serious skin conditions (acne and rosacea among them) to waxing, microdermabrasion, piercing and the ever-popular spray tan.
53 King Street, Newtown
As the name may suggest, a holistic approach is at the core of Nature’s Energy Day Spa. The relaxation specialists sticks to this mantra when it comes to all of its treatment offerings, which range from massage, to hair and beauty. But the adjoining bath house may be the real treat - based on traditional pamper sessions that come equipped with steam room, sauna, scrub rooms and a cool spa.
312 Darling Street, Balmain
Sitting snug in Chippendale is the creative space of Esstudio. Manned by Aleks on hair and Jax as beauty director, the clinic is an appointment-only venue for a range of hair, beauty and wellness experiences, from nails to reiki. It’s all about the ReCreate ReLax ReStore at this vibrant venue that draws on Aleks’ experience in the TV and movie industry. The salon is also sustainable.
5 Queen Street, Chippendale