We get it Sydney, December (though boasting all that is delicious and joyful) is no doubt one of the most stressful months of the year. And don’t get us started on the Christmas shopping because look… we’re still working on that.
If you’ve been so busy grabbing gifts or learning to make some epic dessert for the big day, and haven’t remembered to tend to your locks or engage in some basic nail maintenance, we’ve got you on this.
Here’s where to get your last minute beauty treatments in Sydney before Christmas!
If you love a salon that you can settle in for a good chat and score a fab haircut in the process—Lily Jackson is for you. This place is luxe in the best way (aka you’ll feel right at home but very well looked after) and we recommend you head here for a cheeky chop and blow dry. Go on. You know you’ve earnt it.
Balmain & Bronte
Blow Bar has fiiiiinally ventured further than Bronte and god damn we’re excited about it. These guys have set up camp in Balmain and specialise in one thing—blow dries. Basically, you’ll rock in, nab a glass of champers and sit back while they blow out your hair like the pros they are. ‘Nuff said.
For your last minute hair colour treatments and blow outs, you’ll want to hit up Judena Hair (they’re the complete pros). Here, the founder and creative director are both part of the L’Oreal ID Artistic team and Colour Degree graduates (no biggie but that’s the highest form of colour education in the entire country! So, bit of a biggie actually). Whatever you need—hair extensions, cuts, styling we can guarantee these legends will have your back (and hair!).
spaQ at QT
After you’ve taken care of all your Chrissy shopping (you’ve done that, right?) head here to treat yourself to the organic hair and skincare product offerings that will absolutely revitalise you in all the ways possible! Yep, no one will even know you were stressed about the holiday season!
With all this last minute organising, Christmas lunch or dinner to prepare, and (the dreaded) figuring out what to wear to your work Christmas party, you probably haven’t had much time to get a touch of sun. No fear, you can opt for a super natural spray tan. Yeah true, you’ll probably want a medi-facial with that as well.
Newtown & Parramatta
Alright people, it’s lash time. Lady Lash is packed with all the experts ever which means you’re definitely under some of the most trustworthy hands around. Get yourself anything from the classic eyelash extensions, to lash repair, and even our personal fave, the ‘Russian Volume’ lashes. And just so you know, all Lady Lash technicians have a minimum of eight years experience in eyelash extension application, so you can be sure you’re going to fall in love with your lashes (as will everyone else).
A Loft Story
Inner westies, pay attention—you’ve just found your new fave salon. This is the place to head for a last minute errrything. They’ve just extended their hours (even more than usual) so they can have your back (head?) in the lead up to Christmas—trust us, this place will give you those new year, new you feels ASAP.
Whether you’re after a quick touch up on your nails or keen to go HAM on Chrissy designs, Cutiecoolz is the place to be for any last minute care for your nails. Let’s just say whatever you need, you won’t be leaving with a dull hand or foot from here.
Fleur De Lys Medispa
This spa pays homage to all things Moroccan—think beautiful mosaic tiles, warm colours, rare essential oils, and gorgeous adornments. And trust us, if the daily Christmas grind is really getting to you, you’ll want to get yourself to Fleur De Lys Medispa, STAT. An hour here, may or may not be the equivalent of going for a two week holiday to the Maldives. This spa is also home to Sydney’s only Moroccan Hammam—a traditional steam room with a heated marble bed offering an oh-so-relaxing space for a treatment.
Image credit: Averie Woodard