Relax. Indulge. Live it up. Chillax.
Oh yeah, pamper. One of our favourite words, although like most of you I’m sure, we experience it all too rarely.
So here’s our guide to get you moving toward that indulgent, luxurious 20 minute or 2 hour session you’ve been dreaming about.
Go one. You deserve it, of course.
Golden Beauty & Nails
Shop T1A Westfield Sydney, 188 Pitt Street, Sydney / +61 2 9233 5519
There are a convoy of nail salons popping up around Sydney, but we trust our talons to the care of Golden Beauty & Nails. With their colourful array of OPI polishes, you can be sure to find your perfect hue.
Leah Wax Works
Shop 60, Level 1 (next to Myer’s Cosmetic Department), 197/211 Pitt Street, Sydney / +61 2 9232 2506 / Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri – 9am – 6pm, Sat – 9am – 5pm, Sun – 10am – 5pm
Spray Tans. Consistent, never blotchy, no orange here thanks. Note, they also have stores at Bondi Junction, Burwood, Eastgardens, Hurtsville, Miranda and Paramatta.
Leah Wax Works website
The Strand Arcade, Level 2, Shop 109, George Street, Sydney / +61 2 9222 1133 / Mon – 11am – 6pm, Tues – 9am – 8pm, Wed – 9am – 6pm, Thurs – 9am – 8pm, Fri – 9am – 6pm, Sat, 8am – 6pm, Sun – by appointment only
Robert Maiolo’s salon is our go to hair salon, conveniently located in the cbd. Oh, and take it from us, their $35 blow dries, Mon – Fri – 10am – 3pm are pretty fabulous value.
Maiolo Salon website
The Day Spa
The Langham Hotel, 89-113 Kent Street, The Rocks / +61 2 8248 5250 / Daily – 9am – 7pm
In our minds, this is the day spa against which all others in Sydney are measured. Arrive early to make the most of your experience, and relax in the health club (complimentary with any treatment booking), including use of the pool (make sure you look up at the star lit ceiling above), whirlpool, sauna and steam rooms. With an extensive treatment menu, featuring couple treatments, and gentlemen treatments, a world of relaxation awaits.
The Day Spa website
Laser by Sia
Level 20, 2000/109 Pitt Street, Sydney / +61 2 9232 0626
Waxing is sooo 1990s. Laser is the new waxing. If you haven’t jumped on the Laser bandwagon, it’s high time you did. For no fuss, professional, reasonably priced laser hair removal, we trust Laser by Sia. Oh, handy hint – go and buy yourself a tube of Emla numbing cream from the chemist, and apply prior to your visit. They say it’s painless. But trust us. Laser is not painless. Take our word for it, don’t find out for yourself. Note, they also have stores at Bondi Junction and Castle Hill.
Laser by Sia website
No. 1 Oxford Street, Paddington / 1300 769 011
Australia’s eyebrow groomer to the stars has a glamorous baroque boudoir in Paddington. Do people actually pay $150 to have their eyebrows shaped? You betcha. Sceptical? Try it, and you may find you’re hooked. Though, your bank account will hope you’re not.
Sharon Lee website
Virgin Active Health Club
197 Pitt Street, Sydney / +61 2 8240 6000
Conveniently located in Pitt Street Mall in the middle of Sydney’s cbd. This is a cool club, with staff who embrace ‘virgin-ness’ (that’s a bubbly personality, in case you were wondering). This ultra modern, next-generation club has heaps of classes, loads of equipment, plus it even has a swimming pool! But best of all, they don’t lock you into a contract – hoorah!
Virgin Active Health Club website