Melbourne’s 5 best beauty destinations
The ultimate beauty guide to Australia’s culture capital
By Kate Niven
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / January 17 2018
Beyond its highly Instagrammable laneways and plethora of specialty coffee shops, Melbourne is also home to some incredible beauty destinations. From quick hairstyling salons to lavish hotel spas, here are our favourite beauty destinations in Melbourne. We’re sure you’ll find something perfect for you, no matter how much (or little) time you have to spare.
If you’ve only got 30 minutes
It’s no secret Melbourne’s weather can be temperamental, and therefore detrimental to a good hair day. Our Editor Carli learnt that first hand last year on a quick work trip to Melbourne when an impromptu storm left her locks looking a little worse for wear. Thankfully, “a visit to Toni & Guy Georges for a super-quick dry-styling session to put some braids in was a lifesaver for hair that would have otherwise been a mess. And I was in and out before I even finished a magazine!”
If you’ve got an hour
According to our Editor Carli, if you want to be transported to some kind of heaven, even if for just an hour (and 15), do yourself a favour and book into the Crown Spa for the heavenly La Prairie Hot Stone Therapy Body Treatment. "The toasty hot stones paired with a massage in the most luxurious space will ensure you walk out feeling like a new, not-stressed or tense person. A must if your body is in need of some R and R," she says.
If you have two hours
For a luxury treatment that will cleanse your mind, body and soul in one fell swoop, Herbario on Chapel Street is the place for you. Owner and founder, Valli Shubere created the unique Shubere Face Detox Treatment to boost both body and skin health through a holistic approach. After a comprehensive consultation, Shubere gets to work on easing blockages in the jaw and sinuses, releasing tensions you probably didn’t even know you had. After you’re left feeling loose and limber, a mixture of over 20 herbs will be massaged into the skin to calm and de-stress you even further (we guarantee you’ll feel like you’re floating on clouds).
If you’ve got three hours
It might seem a little wacky, but flotation therapy has become one of the more popular and easiest ways to unwind in recent years. If you really need to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for awhile, Gravity Float in Melbourne’s north has three-hour flotation sessions that promise to relieve your mind of distractions and your body from tension.
Other benefits include reducing stress and anxiety levels, increased blood circulation and accelerating muscle repair, regeneration and growth.
If you’ve got all day
Miss Fox on Melbourne’s Little Collins Street is your one-stop shop for all things beauty and relaxation. The award-winning beauty, spa and wellness destination offers high quality facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, lash lifts and tints, makeup touch-ups and quick hairstyles, as well as fake tans, body scrubs and wraps, and relaxing body baths. Once you enter the chic and sophisticated beauty oasis in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD you’ll never want to leave.
Which of these beauty destinations would you most like to visit? Let us know in the comments below.
Kate started working for BEAUTYcrew in early 2016, first as a contributor, and was then named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine, and she now works in PR.