With top beauty haunts in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide all ticked off, it's time for our final stop: Brisbane! And as Queensland is home to one of our favourite award-winning beauty bloggers, Nikki Parkinson, from Styling You, we thought we'd let her tell you about the best in beauty that Brissy and its surrounding suburbs have to offer! Over to you, Nikki . . .
MASSAGE: Ikatan Day Spa
"When you walk through the gates, it seriously feels like you are in Bali thanks to the tropical gardens and stand-alone treatment huts. The surroundings are backed up by amazing treatments using Environ and Elemis products. The Balinese Boreh wrap and massage is a must.
Ikatan Day Spa, 46 Grays Road, Doonan. Ph: 07 5471 1199.
Keep reading . . .SPA: Stephanie's Spa Retreat
"I love that this spa is located in the heart of Brisbane. It's won a stack of awards and rightly so. It's worth enhancing your time at the spa by including a steam treatment in the Opal Rasul Temple."
Stephanie's Spa Retreat, Sofitel Brisbane, Level 3, 249 Turbot street, Brisbane. Ph: 07 3221 8800.
HAIR: Orb Hair
"Orb, owned by London-trained hair stylist, Deborah Paton, offers the right combination of on-trend style and great customer service. It's a Redken and Cloud 9 salon and definitely a place that you look forward to coming back to."
Orb Hair, Cnr Merthyr Rd & James St, New Farm. Ph: 07 3358 5300.
HAIR REMOVAL: Get Threaded
If you've ever experienced eyebrow threading and it hurts, it's probably being done incorrectly. I'm a threading convert (no more redness and wax burn) and this salon and training studio is leading the way, providing the only accredited trained threading therapists in Australia. They're also franchising so look out for a Get Threaded near you soon.
Get Threaded, Level 3/12 Aerodrome Road, Maroochydore. Ph: 1300 334 600.
HEALTH RETREAT: Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat
"This is the ultimate in health retreats — five star all the way, right down to the gourmet organic cuisine and high-thread-count sheets. Best of all they actually insist that you spend every afternoon of your stay in the day spa, which is to die for. Make the most of your spa experience by trying one of the unique Gwinganna experiences that combine alternative and traditional therapies in one treatment."
Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, 192 Syndicate Rd, Tallebudgera Valley. Ph: 1800 219 272.