The Eastern Suburbs has earned itself a reputation for being a beauty mecca, which means you don’t have to venture too far from home for a facial from one of the nation’s best beauty artisans. From energy cleansing and zen facials to customised treatments, here are the best of the best on the face front.
Venustus is all about compassionate beauty treatments. It’s good vibes only, as the space is cleansed with white sage each day. A range of facials are available, among other beauty treatments. The Crystal Cryotherapy Facial combines hot and cold, using exfoliation, a jade crystal roller, hot towels, a modelling mask and frozen moisturiser.
381 Oxford Street, Paddington
Not your traditional facial, but one that’s gaining popularity among models. Fumi Yamamoto uses a combination of eastern and western techniques like meridian acupuncture, lymphatic drainage and cranio sacral therapy, to give a holistic facial treatment. With fans including Shanina Shaik and Jessica Gomes, Zen Facial is allegedly the closest thing to natural botox.
Bayview Street, Bronte Beach
A popular haunt among beauty editors, Face Plus Medispa lives up to its name and does an exceptional facial. Based in Bondi Junction and Bondi Beach, they offer initial consults and skin assessments before delving into one of their facials, be it their anti-stress facials or oxygen glow facials - there's something for everyone on the beauty menu.
Bondi Junction and Bondi Beach
Sitting pretty in Woollahra is Maya Medispa. From chemical facial peels to light therapy, they offer a range of reasonably priced facials. Beauty therapist Maya Bilalis specialises in non-invasive anti-ageing facials with science and skincare at the core of each treatment. And those wanting to treat themselves can combine facials for an hour (or more) of pampering.
132 Edgecliff Road, Woollahra
Offering a complete suite of world-class services and expertise, Darlinghurst Dermatology Skin & Laser Clinic is lead by Dr Natasha Cook. The practice specialises in treating skin disorders and has an array of services targeting acne, dermatitis and rosacea. Their HydraFacial aims at promoting skin health through a four step process: cleansing and exfoliation, acid peel, extraction and hydration.
63 Burton Street, Darlinghurst
Loved by the likes of Megan Gale and Miranda Kerr, Jocelyn Petroni’s chic space in Woollahra is instantly calming and holds that ‘I-never-want-to-leave’ feel. To experience it for yourself, the signature facial lasts 60 minutes while the Four Hand Facial is a popular pampering gift.
Level 1, 80 Queen Street, Woollahra
Known as the celebrity skin whisperer, Melanie Grant is the ‘go to’ clinician for red carpet-goers. Grant’s Double Bay clinic not only has beautifully lush interiors, but it also offers a range of facial treatments - from clinical to organic - with her bespoke consults, and famous ‘clinical beauty’ approach delivering results.
2 Bay Street, Double Bay
Rationale clinics are highly sought after for their treatments, from the epigenetic remodelling facial to the photogenic facial, most treatments require multiple sessions over four to six weeks but what you get are life changing results. Akin to Rationale skincare, the facials aim to restore and rejuvenate sun damaged skin to its healthiest self.
Shop 2, 83-85 Queen Street, Woollahra