Melbourne has grown rapidly over recent decades to become a bona fide world city. Whilst many Melburnians will beam with pride at the greater global prominence their home town has received, it’s also become a more congested and arguably stressful city in which to live. Don’t fret though. True Local have put together this handy guide to the top Melbourne Beauty Spots of 2017 – places which excel at calming frayed nerves, pampering tired skin, easing the tension of busy festive season expeditions and helping you reconnect with your true self.
InterContinental Hotel Melbourne, 495 Collins Street Melbourne
Located in the 5-star InterContinental Hotel Melbourne on the city’s ritzy Collins Street, Botanic Day Spa offers a very conveniently located “world of luxury, calm, relaxation and wellness” for busy CBD office workers and stressed souls seeking an indulgent treat. With their treatment menu including 30 minute massages from $90, nourishing 120 minute facial treatments from $325 and luxurious 45 minute body wraps from $120, Botanica Day Spa will have you looking and feeling fab throughout the festive season!
“I just had a girls weekend away. We visited the spa twice. Both times we both were extremely happy! We will definitely be back!” – Casey Cherry
6, 95 Bourke Street, Melbourne
One of Melbourne’s most well regarded hair and beauty salons, Heading Out Hair & Beauty aim to be your trusted “style advisors”, with their talented team including Australian Hairdresser of the Year, the vivacious Caterina Di Biase. Catering to both men and women, Heading Out’s range of services include simple cut & blowdry’s ($80 for men and $100 for women), luscious hair extensions from $154, 30 minute facials for $61 and express manicure’s for $27. With 4 convenient locations in Melbourne CBD, Balwyn North, Camberwell and Fitzroy, heading to Heading Out is also super convenient for busy professionals seeking a little personal pampering.
“Having somewhat of a temperamental hair (think bouffy/curly/wavy – all in one), I have always relied on hairdressers that not only ‘understood’ my hair, but also cut my hair according to my hair’s natural temperament. I am proud to say that ‘Heading Out’ at the GPO is one place that truly meets my requirement. Their ‘senior’ stylist always cuts my hair which enables me to leave out my hair (which I would usually always tie up to avoid doing anything to it). Bravo Heading Out GPO!” – Ophelia
13 Knox Street, Daylesford
Only 90 minutes’ drive from Melbourne’s bustling CBD, Samadhi Retreat is a health and wellness retreat and spa set amidst the lush, green surrounds of the picturesque country town Daylesford. In need of a complete break from the demands of the modern world? Samadhi is the perfect place for a signature spa ritual, such as their 90 minute “Bliss” treatment ($220 per person) or the 4 hour “Ultimate Bliss” ($550 per person). Other treatments include their 90 minute “Couple’s Massage & Spa Package ($420 for two people) and 90 minute healing Reiki Massage ($195 per person).
Shop 3, 53-61 Toorak Road, South Yarra
Seeking that flawless sun kissed look as a powerful summer pick me up? Sunspray 24/7 located on Toorak Road in Melbourne’s prestigious South Yarra have revolutionised the tanning industry with their introduction of Australia’s first 24/7 tanning salon. That’s right, their private, self-serve tanning booths are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year – meaning there’s plenty of time to fit that golden glow into your busy schedule!
“What a great idea! I was never able to make my normal tanning salon before they closed, now that I have my key tag I can go whenever I want! Plus the colour is a really natural looking tan” – jp8282