A Summer Maintenance Memo

Warning – summer is just around the corner – and we all know what that means… sun damage, clogged pores, sweaty hair and heightened skin care regimes. 

Whether it’s saving your hair from humidity, or getting that summer glow without overdoing the bronzer, we’ve found the best places on James St to get that fresh-faced summer look.


Care for your hair

Hydration Station: Lyla Clare. Olaplex is every blonde girl’s dream; famous for repairing the bonds of hair, making it instantly luscious and soft. You can shop the products in store at Lyla Clare or for the experience your damaged hair has literally been dying for, book an Olaplex Treatment ($80),  add a custom scalp treatment ($30). Then try not to fall asleep – heaven in a wash basin!

Combat the frizz: summer humidity is already here, and our hair isn’t coping. Luckily for us, EdwardsAndCo has a solution. If you’ve got a bit of cash to splash, give your hair the gift of smooth and book in for a Keratin treatment ($450). Keratin treatments work to add protein back into your hair, rebuild damaged areas and smooth cuticles, which increases shine and decreases frizz – sold.

Saving Face

Sun-kissed without sun-damage = spray tan!  Endota Spa offers organic spray tans ($45) to give you that fresh summer glow without the harmful side effects of sun exposure. Choose from Express Tan: which is as quick and efficient as it sounds, or Tan-Dota: a one-of-a-kind bronzing treatment supercharged with antioxidants to restore hydration and revitalise your skin.

For added after care – lather Endota Spa’s Mineral Protect SPF50 Sunscreen ($80) to keep your skin looking youthful this summer, because who doesn’t love a baby face?

Fresh Faced

RATIONALE has got all the answers to achieve glowing, youthful skin. The Vitality Rejuvenating Facial ($315) is a four-phase experience, designed to restore texture, deeply hydrate and reawaken the skin. In case you don’t believe us, all of the treatments at RATIONALE are backed by science. Providing research behind antioxidant infusion and enzyme reactivation complexes, the process is explained, and results are proven.

Bright Eyes

In and out of the ocean all summer and don’t enjoy looking like a sleep deprived panda? We know mascara is not a summer friendly beauty product, our answer – lashes. Founded by industry pioneer Joy Crossingham, Brisbane Lashes offers a range of lash options; whether you’re a lover of extensions, or prefer a low maintenance option like a tint, Brisbane Lashes employs trained lash specialists who are dedicated to bringing you the best lash experience possible, whatever it may be.

Big and Bushy

Stop plucking those brows – big and bushy are still THE thing. The perfect way to get that brushed up, bushy look is a brow lamination ($70). Cue Brooklyn Beauty Bar. Brow lamination involves perming the eyebrow hair, leaving them looking more full and even, and giving them a perfectly brushed up shape. We think this beauty treatment is a MUST pre silly season, to ensure you’re always looking perfectly put together aka so those ‘last minute drinks’ don’t catch you off guard.

Sandal Season

Forget the girls’ lunch, The Thai Foot Spa is hosting a Christmas Spa Pedi Pamper Party ($120). Including a glass of champagne, hydrating foot mask, reflexology, infused eye mask, mini massage, pedicure and more, this is one you won’t want to miss. Gather the girls and take a well needed break from the silly season festivities with a restorative and relaxing Christmas party like no other.

Sweat it Out

Eating too much and drinking too much is standard summer practice. Help your body recover quickly at KAILO with an Infrared Sauna Session ($30). Flushing out toxins, weight loss and pain relief are just a few of the benefits from infrared saunas. This one-hour sweat-sesh will leave you feeling refreshed and ready for another festive outing. Make it a part of your weekly routine – you won’t regret it.

Boys Club

If you’re a man who’s in need of a little TLC and Mummy is no longer cutting it, you need to book an appointment with the boys at Twin Palms Barbershop ($55). Combining the traditional barbershop experience with current trending practices, every haircut includes a wash, hot towel and drink of choice. You’ll leave feeling confident and cared for, what more could you want from a haircut!?

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November 15, 2022