There’s a whole world of speedy beauty treatments you can have done during your lunch break. Many take less than half an hour and if you go on a weekday you’re more likely to get an appointment. Here are some of the best treatments in town.
The AHA Enzymatic Micro Peel ($61) at Laser Clinics Australia
Laser Clinics Australia offers “medical-grade” treatments for the time poor. With little to no recovery time, the AHA Enzymatic Micro Peel is the perfect refresh for your face between emails and meetings. In 30 minutes an experienced technician will double cleanse and exfoliate your face before applying an alpha hydroxy acid solution (a chemical exfoliant) to remove dull, dead skin.
Signature Blowdry ($45) at The Blowdry Boutique
A blowdry will put the pep back in your step. Having tended to the manes of Jade Jagger and Jennifer Hawkins, and styled covers for Russh, Oyster and Vogue, Jessica Barr spotted a gap in the market for a salon dedicated to styling. The Blowdry Bar, located in Mosman and Double Bay, is, ideal before an event (or hot date).
Brow Wax ($29) at Benefit Brow Bar
If you haven’t already popped in for a quick eyebrow wax and tint at the Benefit Brow Bar on your lunch break, add it to the top of the list. Not only do the Benefit brow technicians groom your arches, they also talk you through the process, so you can keep your brow game strong on a daily basis. They don’t take bookings, but mid-afternoon is less busy than on a Saturday.
Manicure ($40) at Nailed at Work
Nail artist and director Amy Pragnell is behind Nailed at Work: an in-office nail service for busy women and men. She offers regular, shellac and vegan-polish-based manicures with an excellent range of colours. Book the whole team in.
Spray Tan ($47) at Beach St Tanning
Co-owners Lauren Capelin and Giuliana Benedet recently opened Beach St Tanning with 11 years of experience in the beauty industry behind them and one goal in mind: to change the face of spray tanning in our sunburnt country. It’s really not as scary as it sounds. After a brief consultation to tailor a colour to your skin tone, your body will be hand-sprayed, contoured and you’ll be ready to face the bleak winter day.
Omnilux LED Light Therapy ($100) at Faceplus Medispa
Walking into one of Faceplus Medispa’s luxury clinics is like stepping into a cosmetic monastery where no one ever gets stressed. Taking only 30 minutes, the non-invasive LED Light Therapy treatment targets fine lines, dullness and breakouts by killing bacteria responsible for cystic acne, stimulating collagen production for improved texture, and increasing blood circulation for radiance. It’s pain-free, you lie under a warm blanket while it’s being done, and there’s no recovery time after the treatment.