3 For A Bloated Belly
Venustus High Definition Body Work
What Is It: Forget a five-day juice cleanse; this firm, full-body lymphatic massage contours and defines your torso and limbs as well as removing toxins from your system. Book in before a big event or after a long-haul flight to help fight fluid retention and swelling.
What Happens: The therapist uses rhythmic massaging techniques as well as a mix of tools such as body brushes to help stimulate blood flow and activate the lymphatic system. During the 75-minute treatment, there is some mild discomfort as the therapist kneads and pinches deep into the tissue to reach the lymph nodes.
The Result: A flatter, tauter stomach and luminous, nourished skin. You may also experience longer-term benefits, such as increased energy.
From $285; venustus.com.au
4 For Barely There Lashes
What Is It: A non-damaging perm for your lashes to lift and curl the hairs, giving the appearance of a thicker, more voluminous set.
What Happens: As you lie down with your eyes closed, the beautician positions your lashes around a curved rod. The hairs are infused with a blend of keratin and biotin, then left to set. The process from start to finish takes about an hour.
The Result: Va-va-voom, curled and evenly separated lashes that can last up to six weeks. Most salons will offer a tint as part of the process which will negate the need to wear mascara at all.
From $100; sydneyeyelashextensions.com
5 For Damaged Hair
What Is It: A highly concentrated hair treatment for over-styled, coloured or lacklustre strands in need of a power shot of nourishment. There are five different variations of the treatment available, each addressing a different concern and delivering results immediately.
What Happens: Applying the formula adds just an extra five-minute step to a regular blow-dry. Your hair and scalp will be assessed by a stylist to decide which Fusio-Dose you will benefit from the most. The treatment is then spritzed on after a shampoo at the basin.
The Result: Expect to be walking out of the salon with glossier, bouncier, healthier hair.
6 For Rosacea Inflamed Skin
Rationale CryoGenic Facial
What Is It: A soothing and cooling facial designed to reduce redness and inflammation in sensitive and reactive skin types.
What Happens: Those with skin conditions such as rosacea sometimes find that the steam, heat and products used in facials can trigger a reaction in their skin and therefore avoid treatments altogether. Rationale's CryoGenic Facial is the exception. During a 60-minute session, two methods are used to reduce inflammation: active ingredients to calm the skin down, and low temperatures. Using a cold wand, the therapist massages your face to restore tissue integrity and strengthen the skin.
The Result: An even, dewy completion, sans redness or any of the downsides.
7 For A Skin Overhaul
Clear + Brilliant Laser
What Is It: Good for all skin types, this entry-level resurfacing laser tackles a range of concerns, from uneven texture and enlarged pores, to melasma and acne.
What Happens: The laser zaps the surface layers of the skin causing micro-injuries, which, as they heal, stimulate collagen growth that in turn results in a smoother texture and healthy glow. The pain is mild and an application of a numbing cream at the beginning of the treatment helps.
The Result: Although dubbed “the lunchtime laser” there is still some downtime. Post-treatment you might have a red and swollen face for a couple of hours. The days following, your complexion may have the texture of low-grit sandpaper. However, by day five you’ll wake up to brighter, smoother and clearer skin. Results continue to improve over time too, as new collagen is renewed at the 12-week mark.
From $250; clearandbrilliant.com.au
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