Summer is here, and what better way to celebrate the sunny holidays than by treating yourself on the health and beauty front. It’s the perfect time of year to jump start your energy levels with some exercise, rejuvenate your body with some pampering, and basically give yourself a little TLC.
No matter what your health and beauty style is, you’ll find something to give yourself a little boost this festive season. Add these delightful treats to your wishlist, as we count down the best wellness offerings in Brisbane.
26 Breakfast Creek Road
From the fabulous Brisbane outdoor guide, comes this particular fave this summer season: lawn bowls. Channel your inner oldie, grab a bunch of mates, and recharge the batteries with a little socialising and slowed-down movement. Once you’ve tried this awesome ‘sport’, you’ll realise why so many seniors can’t wait for bowls day!
At The Boo, it costs just $10/person for 2 hours (under 10 people), or $96 per lane for 2 hours (over 10 people). The Boo is the jewel in Brisbane’s crown; it’s classy and glamorous, with a swanky bar and top notch restaurant. It’s also super welcoming to every bowler – rookies and seasoned pros alike.
192 Syndicate Rd
In the pampering corner countdown, we’ve singled out Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat to really relax your stress levels. Located about an hour out of Brisbane, in the midst of Queensland’s gorgeous hinterland, this retreat is all about rest and rejuvenation.
Whether you feel like tackling some long country walks or sweating it out in Pilates, or just want to lie back and enjoy a massage in the spa, you’ll find something that ticks your wellness box. And FYI – the luxury villas you’ll be sleeping in take ‘luxe’ to a whole new level.
2/152 James St
When it comes to summer, nothing says health and beauty like beautiful, bronzed skin, and the ladies at Lush are nothing short of expert. These guys do the lot – manis, pedis, facials and more – but spray tans are their bread and butter.
Grab one for just $35 (bargain!) or book in for five sessions for $160, or ten for $290, to keep you looking and feeling amazing all summer long.
Repair your hair
3/36 Vernon Terrace
So you’re all set for spray tans, outdoor activities, and lifestyle retreats – but what about your hair? Well, lucky for you, out of the best in Brissy, we’ve narrowed it down to just one hairdresser you’ll be dying to try, and that’s Revolution Hairdressing.
Sandra and Andre Faiva are the people behind Revolution, and with over 40 years experience in the hair industry between them, you know your locks are in safe hands. Their staff are extremely professional and considerate of whatever their client wants, and for a hairdresser, their prices are pretty darn affordable!
Find your flow
963 Stanley St (upstairs)
If you’ve had a hectic year and are looking to shake off some of those work worries, then yoga is the perfect place to do it. And of all the places in Brisbane, Cultivate Calm Yoga is our personal favourite. The company was born from the desire to help people understand and manage the stress in their life, and teach busy people how to use their body as a tool to calm their mind.
The boutique yoga studio is unpretentious, and maintains a humble vibe from its days of operating in community halls. The studio is very welcoming to yogis of every level, and you can snag an amazing intro pass for 5 classes for just $30.