The silly season is upon us, and so now begins the time where everyone is throwing events that you simply cannot miss: alfresco long lunches, sun-drenched barbecues, Christmas soirées and New Year’s Eve antics. It’s all fun and games, that is, until you realise at the 11th hour you’ve fallen short on the prerequisite preening. To prepare you for the festivities we’ve compiled a list of the best places to rectify your visage before the invites start rolling in.
The Lashes — East Day Spa
Eschewing obnoxious oversized falsies in favour of helping you boost what you were born with, East Day Spa’s Yumi Lashes treatment uses premium French keratin to separate, open and curl each lash upwards. The result is a natural but sufficiently doe-eyed aesthetic.
The Nails — Forme Spa
Whether you’ve got calluses on your calluses or you’re simply in need of a shape and polish, Forme Spa’s impeccable service, blissful environment and quality, clean products — all polishes boast a seven-free, non-toxic formula— ensure your digits will leave suitably embellished.
The Tan — Spring Spa
Armed with a tanning gun full of fast-drying Black Magic Argan Tan, the beauty maestros at Spring Spa are capable of creating a deceptively natural colour in no time. Give it approximately two hours and you’ll have people wondering if you’ve just returned from the Caribbean.
The Brows — Tyler Drader
Tyler Drader is the best in the arch-defining business, but its her uber-friendly approach and willingness to share her wealth of brow knowledge that really makes her treatments an unparalleled affair. Be sure to book well in advance, this brow genius comes with a long waitlist.
The Makeup — Ruth Baron
If your attempts at a smokey eye leave you looking more dishevelled than daring, we suggest engaging the talents of freelance makeup artist Ruth Baron — from eye-catching editorial looks to flawless natural beauty, she’s the expert we trust for festive faces. Her incredibly warm and convivial personality is just a mere bonus.
The Hair — Kristle Sullivan at M11 Studio
Whether you’re hoping for a complete hairstyle overhaul — she’s regarded as the go-to blonde colourist for those in the know, fyi — or a simple styling session before a big event, the magic hands of Kristle Sullivan from M11 Studio will ensure you leave the salon looking spectacular every single time.