May 28, 2018
If Western Australia is the home of pristine beaches, its capital city – dotted with high-end spas and salons - is the home of pristine skin.
Palette Nail Stylist
A former stylist-turned-nail-whiz, Britney Lee has combined her twin loves of beauty and style in her marble and velvet appointed Subiaco salon. While there are standard manicures available, subtly stylish nail art is Palette’s forte. Sip champagne as your consultant identifies your preferred base colour and customises a design to suit. Cuticle oils, moisturisers, scrubs and soaks from local producer Shades amp up the pampering.
Tao of Hair
Don’t let the pumping hip-hop tunes and industrial decor of this hip King Street hair institution fool you – this is no style-over-substance salon. Daniel Yap and his team of snippers turn out some of the best cuts in town. Every detail of the experience has been carefully curated to maximise customer comfort, from the luxe Keune hair-care products to the near-horizontal chairs at the washbasins.
At Alison Jade’s sleek flagship salon in Cottesloe, brow taming is an art form. The internationally in-demand technician and her team will tweeze, cut, bleach, wax, tint and henna dye your brows for a long-lasting look that tallies with your complexion and face shape. Bookings well in advance are essential for both the brow queen herself and a senior stylist.
Best body treatment
The Keturah Vichy Refresher treatment offered at this highly awarded chain of day spas in Highgate, Nedlands, Fremantle and Carine Glades offers the perfect way to ease the fluid retention and dry skin associated with frequent travel. It begins with the standard Keturah welcome: inhalation therapy, hot towels and a body brush. You then choose between sea salt and mango-passionfruit enzyme exfoliant for your full-body scrub, before being popped into the Vichy shower capsule to steam and detox. A back massage using Pevonia Botanica dry aromatherapy oil (so you’re not left feeling greasy) rounds out the treatment.
With its tranquil ambience, this mecca to wellness in Highgate starts working its soothing magic as soon as you step through its doors. Local Sodashi products are used for the zen-inducing face treatments such as the Pure Radiance Facial ($155), perfect for brightening and hydrating skin. Aromatherapy, face-and-shoulder massage, hot towels, exfoliation and a deeply hydrating mask all come into play during 60 minutes of bliss.
Top image: Alison Jade
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