Hair & Beauty

5 Ways To Look Instantly Younger

By Iro Kotsimbos
23rd Mar 2015

Keen to turn back the clock a few years, Listers? Aren’t we all! The good news is that you don’t have to resort to any scary or invasive procedures; rather, taking a few years off is easier than you think when you have a little inside know-how!

We hit up the best beauty salons in Melbourne for some expert advice on the treatments to make you look instantly younger. If you’re looking for a #beautyhack or two to help you turn back the clock, then keep reading…

Sculpt Those Brows

Brow Sculpture at The Brow Bar

If you think you can get away with caterpillar eyebrows, think again! Unruly, misshapen brows can add years to your face, so best you book yourself in for a ‘mini-facelift’ (aka brow sculpture) with the experts at The Brow Bar—an appointment with their 'Arch Angels' will make you look younger in a flash. They'll pluck a little bit from here, apply a bit of powder there, and before you know it, you'll have seemingly turned back the clock a few years. Make sure you stock up on brow powder and gel before you leave for always-perfect arches.

Glow-Getting Skin Treatment

HydraFacial at Avenue Advanced Skin Care

Dull, drab, tired skin is nobody’s friend, which is why a super skin treatment is needed to kick it to the curb. The Urban List team are mad for the HydraFacial at Windsor skin clinic, Avenue Advanced Skin Care—one of Melbourne’s best facials for youthful, glowing skin. Perfect for special occasions or when you want your skin to look its best (ummm, all the time please), the HydraFacial leave your complexion clean, smooth, plump and dewy. 

Bright-Eyed & Bushy Tailed

Eyelash Extensions at Lash & Brow Boudoir

Another one of our fave ways to look instantly younger is to have a set of eyelash extensions applied; you’ll be amazed at how they can transform your peepers, leaving you all bright-eyed and bushy tailed! Whether you prefer a natural look, or like something more dramatic, the go-to for eyelash extensions in Melbourne is the Lash & Brow Boudoir—with years of experience between them, the team here know their lashes! From demi and natural sets, to classic drama and the ultra-glam Russian Volume lashes, plus the latest Lash Lift technology, the Lash & Brow Boudoir can help you create any look—another reason why we love them so damn much.

Detox Your Skin

AirPod & Sauna Treatment at Sunlighten

Sunlighten in South Melbourne is a one-stop shop for rejuvenating treatments that leave you looking and feeling younger. The wellness hub is one of Melbourne’s only centres with an AirPod—a Japanese oxygen pod that visitors lie in for up to an hour—which reduces signs of ageing as well as being great for releasing tension and stress. Its infrared saunas are also a big hit with The Urban List team. The high-tech units are steam-free, meaning you avoid that sticky, sweaty feeling of traditional saunas (ick), and their unique heat cycles include one specially designed for skin replenishment—perfect for looking and feeling your best, especially as the seasons begin to change. Opt for the double treatment for the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation. 

Add a Little Faux Glow

Spray Tan at Claire Francoise

It's no secret we love a bit of colour at The Urban List; however, rather than expose our skin to harmful UV rays and age it further, we prefer a little faux glow. Prahran beauty salon, Claire Francoise, are many a gal-about-town's go-to for a spray tan in Melbourne, using St Tropez products for a flawless finish. The Claire Francoise team will expertly spray and contour the face and body, leaving you with a youthful summer glow and contours that'll leave your friends envious. If you're looking for one of Melbourne's best spray tans, look no further, Listers!

Image Credit: Vogue FR

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