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Hair & Skin Care Essentials: Melbourne's Must-Try Treatments

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After the last three months of cold and dry weather, our skin, hair and nails  are crying out for a beauty refresh. So we’re using this time to prime our skin and prep our bodies for summer, all while combating the dryness and dullness from winter. To help in your beauty quest, we've rounded up the most indulgent hair and skincare treatments, and where to find them in Melbourne. Book in for these beauty boosters now, and you’ll be ready and refreshed when summer rolls round.

KERATIN

For unruly locks that have a mind of their own, there's only one thing for them: curl and frizz-taming Keratin. The semi-permanent treatment relaxes curls and leaves hair looking and feeling softer, smoother and shinier, without losing its natural texture and body. It also restores moisture to dry, brittle hair, making it more manageable and with a lustrous finish. The Keratin treatment itself takes around three days to soak in and you can’t wash your hair during that time, so make sure you check your diary and block out the time before booking in.

The best keratin treatments in Melbourne:

Xiang Hair

28 Albert Coates Lane, Melbourne

Edwards & Co

1/22 Punch Lane, Melbourne

The Do Salon

171a Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

INFRARED SAUNA

Sweating it out in an infrared sauna is a sure-fire way to flush out toxins. These high-tech saunas heat the body instead of the room, so you’ll sweat more and be able to relax in there for much longer. As well as detoxifying the body, they’re brilliant for soothing the muscles, easing stress and purifying your skin. If you're looking for a time out, they’re the best form of me-time: it’s just you and your music for a full hour. Pure bliss.

The best infrared saunas in Melbourne:

Nimbus & Co

63 - 67 Cubitt Street, Cremorne

Brunswick Holistic Health

Hardwick Building, 22 Tripovich Street, (Cnr Ballarat Street), Brunswick 

Pure Wellness Studio

Suite 604, Level 6, 125 Swanston Street, The Century Building, Melbourne 

LASER HAIR REMOVAL

The golden rule with laser hair removal is to avoid the sun for a week before and after your session – meaning the start of spring is the perfect time to get ahead with your treatments. You won’t need to plan around beach days and sunburns, and if you can knock out a few of your 4-12 sessions, we guarantee you’ll be smooth for summer. Side note: laser hair removal can’t be performed on spray-tanned skin (it interferes with the energy of the laser), so hold off on bronzing for now. 

The best laser hair removal in Melbourne:

Victorian Laser & Skin Clinic

Hawthorn, Melbourne, Mt Waverley and Viewbank

Australian Skin Clinics

Chadstone, Eastland, Emporium, Fountain Gate, Greensborough, Highpoint, Knox City, Northland, Plenty Valley and Watergardens

Australian Laser & Skin Clinics

14 Locations Across Victoria


ELECTROLYSIS

Speaking of hair removal, electrolysis is the alternative and permanent way to nip away unwanted hair. Performed by a dermatologist or electrologist, the treatment opens the hair follicle to destroy the root. Once the root is sealed off, it can’t produce another hair. The process takes around 18 months, so getting treatments in summer is unavoidable. That being said, it’s smart to book a few sessions outside of summer, because the cooler weather closes pores and allows the skin to heal faster. 

The best electrolysis clinics in Melbourne:

epilase

159A Williams Roas, South Yarra

The Aesthetic Lounge

Shop 3/ 544 Hampton Street, Hampton

Melbourne Hair Removal Centre

11 Mayfield Street, Coburg 

Clinca Lase

Ballarat and Carlton

IV VITAMIN THERAPY

Intravenous – or IV – therapy has exploded onto the heath and beauty scene, and naturally, Melburnians are lapping it up. The theory is that the body can absorb 100% of fluids, minerals and vitamins when they’re delivered straight to the bloodstream (rather than through supplements, for example). In other words, the infusions are a speedy way to give your body an instant wellbeing boost. There are various blends to choose from, with most clinics offering concoctions for jet lag, energy loss, immunity, skin rejuvenation and cell renewal.

The best IV vitamin therapy in Melbourne:

IV Infusion Clinic

Suite 12, 3/120 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

IV Health

668 Chapel Street, South Yarra

CLINICAL FACIALS

Before the mercury rises, sign up for a clinical facial to rejuvenate your skin. Microdermabrasion and peels work wonders for dry, dull, rough complexions. It stimulates the cell renewal process to reveal a smooth, fresh and brighter layer of skin. Peels are similar: they slough off dead skin cells and refine pores to leave your complexion feeling soft, smooth and subtle. Both treatments naturally make your skin a little sensitive, so being in the sun straight after is a no-no. Aestheticians usually recommend having them during the winter.

The best clinical facials in Melbourne:

Melanie Grant

1208 High Street, Armadale

Made by Self

Rear 671 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

RATIONALE

016A, Emporium Melbourne, 287 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

SPA PEDICURE

In winter, your feet are always stuffed in socks and shoes and hidden from view. While pedicures are a must in summer for sandal-ready feet, they’re also essential in spring – they soothe tired, aching feet, exfoliate rough skin, and keep nails in tip-top condition. A spa pedicure is extra special. Start with an aromatic foot soak, then move on to a good ol’ scrub, a mask or moisturising treatment, followed by a heavenly a foot and leg massage. Your pedicurist will then shape, buff and paint your nails to perfection.

The best spa pedicure in Melbourne:

Miss Fox Melbourne

Levels 1-3, 285 Collins Street

Chuan Spa

The Langham Melbourne, 1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank

skin day spa

147 Chapel Street, St.Kilda

Replenish your skin and switch off for 60 minutes of rejuvenation with endota’s New Age Light Therapy facial for just $129. Clinically-tested LED technology works deep below the surface of the skin to stimulate cell regeneration, boosting collagen and elastin production. Using peptide-rich endota New Age™ products, this facial helps to structurally renew a plump, luminous complexion. Discover the ultimate anti-ageing skin renewal treatment to repair and maintain the health of your skin, giving you even more reason to celebrate the age you are today. Join haven to receive this offer. Valid 1 - 30 November 2018, Monday to Friday only. See endotaspa.com.au for full T&Cs.

Posted by endota day spa on Wednesday, 31 October 2018

LED Light Therapy

For that lit-from-within glow, sit under the ‘happy lamp’ – otherwise known as LED light therapy or OMNILUX. The skin-soothing lamp emits near-infrared light (the opposite of skin-damaging UV), which stimulates collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid for a smoother, plumper complexion. The rejuvenating 20-minute treatment also boosts hydration, calms inflammation, and fights acne-causing bacteria. It’s the ultimate skin pick-me-up. You’ll see results straight away, but you can accelerate them by booking a string of treatments.

There are a few light colours that address different skin concerns. These are your best bets:

OMNILUX Revive (red) – hydrates and plumps skin

OMNILUX Plus (clear) – heals skin tissue and helps with scarring and signs of ageing

OMNILUX Blue (blue) – treats acne

The best LED light therapies in Melbourne:

Natspa

29 Woodland Street, Essendon

endota spa

46 Locations Across Victoria

skin day spa

147 Chapel Street, St.Kilda

FULL BODY SCRUB

Keep the theme going with a full-body exfoliation. These spas offer deliciously scented scrubs that shed dry, scaly skin cells so you can show off smooth, healthier skin come summertime. For bonus points, ask for a pampering body wrap afterwards to lock in the moisture.

Park Club Health & Day Spa

Park Hyatt Melbourne, 1 Parliament Square, Melbourne

Chuan Spa

The Langham Melbourne, 1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank

Botanica Day Spa

Intercontinental Melbourne The Rialto, 495 Collins Street, Melbourne

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