"The organic colour incorporates a hair treatment which contains aloe vera, shea butter and tea tree oil," explains John. "The hair will appear shiny and healthy, less frizzy after the colour therapy. It's like treating the hair at the same time." Win, win.

Eliza Cracknell October 20, 2016 2:23pm


the surrounds are much more luxe, and as sit back in the oversized, Schiaparelli pink velvet armchair I feel oddly smug in the knowledge that my nails will soon be in tip-top, toxin-free shape.

By Alison Izzo,  OCT 2016


SEP 2016

While experiencing an extremely luxurious spa mani and pedi at Queen St Beauty and Hair (bliss!), we spoke to their head therapist Laura McIntire about the rise of toxin-free beauty products. "Recently we've had people coming in asking for a toxin-free nail polish option — they're also more appealing to pregnant women. People are becoming more aware of what's in the products they are using," she explained. Which is why the salon has switched to toxin-reduced Italian nail polish brand Faby recently.



It's also a look that can work well on short hair, provided the top layers

are relatively long - like Kate Moss's new 'wedge' look. Here's how to do it.

John Colantuono is manager of the Umberto Giannini salon in Knightsbridge,

London - a favourite with Gwyneth Paltrow, Kylie Minogue and Anna Friel.

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The cosy terrace, in the affluent Sydney suburb of Woollahra, is warm and inviting, and fits right in amongst Queen Street's village vibe. The two upstairs treatment rooms create a spa feel, complimented by the colour and creativity from the ground floor hair, nail and makeup services. "We're still working on the combination of treatments as a 'signature package',. "Holding onto our vision in an industry that wants, quick, easy, results-driven treatments is a constant challenge — as is the traditional separation of hair and beauty services."


HydroPeptide Facial | Test run by Juliette Winter

What I'm about to discover is that everything about this HydroPeptide facial is perfection, from the HydroPeptide products that leave my skin glowing with health yet still calm and clear, to the luxe treatment room and the top-to-toe relaxation.

explaining the different steps of the HydoPeptide Facial and how it's customised to my skin type. The treatment products are also selected to suit my specific skincare concerns which means this facial is perfect of all skin types even my sensitive, dry skin.


Aisle ready skin

Eight steps to glowing aisle-ready skin That mythical, lit-from-within radiance every bride craves is not so hard to achieve. All it takes is a little follicular foresight. has seen her share of bridal beauty meltdowns and believes it's best to embark on a dermal overhaul well before your wedding.


Top 3 day spas in Sydney

Woollahra is a sought after haven for brides, busy executives and the Eastern Suburbs 'It' crowd. The focus is on customized anti-ageing treatments using the latest skincare innovations and skin care innovations including Omnilux light therapy, AHA Peels, body wraps and Aromaessence massage. I went for a detoxifying body treatment to treat my back and arms ahead of the big reveal for summer. This is a great investment ahead of strapless dresses and swimsuit season. A no nonsense approach is matched with her extensive knowledge and ability to custom select products and treatments to get you results.


The best salons in Sydney

The best spas and salons to help you get your glow on for the party season. The vibe: A cosy neighbourhood salon led by a team of softly spoken, gentle-handed therapists makes this Eastern suburbs beauty bolthole the ultimate escape. Why we love it: committed to helping you relax while sorting out your skin. All facials include a hand and foot massage for added bliss.

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Woollahra's best kept secret

Relaxation and rejuvenation can be hard to find in fast-paced Sydney, but nestled in the heart of Sydney's Eastern Suburbs lies one of Woollahra's best-kept secrets -Upon first entering the spa, you feel an immediate sense of relaxation as you escape the hustle and bustle of the city, a herbal tea or water ready when you first step foot inside the modern haven.

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