Securing an appointment with facialist Nicole Manning, managing director of Sydney’s Onda, isn’t the easiest thing – she’s one of Australia’s most in-demand and highly respected beauty whisperers. (The company, which has outposts in New York City, the East Hamptons and Sydney, was founded in 2016 by long-time friends Naomi Watts; Larissa Thomson, former fashion market director at Condé Nast; and Sarah Bryden-Brown, a former Donna Hay and Australian editor.)
But right now Manning and her team are doing 20-minute virtual consultations where you’ll discuss your skincare needs, concerns and goals (the cost is $30, redeemable against product purchases). You’ll hang up with product suggestions, skincare tips, and customised morning and evening routines.
Additionally, Onda sends out a weekly “digital care package” with inspiring and uplifting stories and links to online events. Sign up for free writing workshops on Instagram with poet Rupi Kaur, or “visit” Frida Kahlo’s home in Mexico.