Salons: The beauty behind the confidence

For most of us, they’re a place of sanity & peace, a ritual, a moment of respite, and for some of us; a home away from home. There’s something about walking out of a hair salon, beauty salon or wellness clinic that has us feeling like we can conquer the world.

So there’s no denying that during these uncertain times, whether during a lockdown or adapting to a new normal, our salons and the teams behind them are deeply missed. To help ease the pain, we’ve dug a little deeper to discover new ways to enjoy, support, and partner with salons who are defying the Sydney lockdown (Melbourne, our recommendations for you are coming next).

Providing an alternative to the traditional face-to-face experience, these hair, skin & beauty salons have changed the game, bringing the self-care we so crave (and need) to our homes. Here’s how:

By creating an aesthetic escape
These salons have been keeping our social feeds filled with perfectly curated, beautiful and dream-worthy content.

By inspiring
They’re providing the before and after inspiration we all need for when we emerge out of lockdown.

By entertaining
If you aren’t following a salon killing it on TikTok with hilarious videos, keep reading, because you won’t want to miss these. As the saying goes, laughter is the best medicine.

By equipping us for self-care and at-home beauty
Some of these salons are giving us the goods by providing at-home colour, toning and blending packages, at-home tutorials and offering the best self-care products.

And best of all, by providing expert solutions to healthier hair ahead of summer
These salons are offering an at-home solution to improve hair & scalp quality from within, with a curated hair analysis tool, providing expert-backed solutions for your daily regimen.

 

Sydney’s Top Hair & Beauty Salons Right Now

 

1. Envy Room – Gordon

Led by Betty Vu, Envy Room is a high-end salon based in Gordon and is known for creating art through colour, style, and cut.

Envy Room is made up of a team of passionate, creative, and experienced stylists & technicians who provide valuable hair care services to their clients. They don’t just colour or cut, they create modern, innovative, geometric and versatile hair, just as an artist would do with a canvas. 

Why they’re on the list

During the lockdown, Envy Room has done an exceptional job of keeping us up-to-date on the latest, most efficacious products for our at-home regimen. Follow them for your regular dose.

They also have a beautifully crafted website, offering ready-to-purchase products & gift cards for yourself or as a gift, and an engaging blog that will have you curled up with a cup of tea on a Sunday arvo. See more here.

For those wanting an extra level of care, get in touch with Envy Room for a link to their at-home hair analysis. In 2-3 minutes, you’ll have a clear picture of your hair & scalp quality – and how to improve it.

For more visit: Website | Instagram

 

2. Hair Management Co – Gymea

Led by power duo Bonnie & Sam, Hair Management Co provides a space for busy mums on-the-go, to relax, recharge and enjoy a moment of pampering and beauty. Hair Management Co is a lifestyle more than a salon, they engage with their clients, offer them tips and tricks and journey through life with them. 

The team are friendly, talented and provide extensive hair care options including inner hair nutrition, unique & vibrant colouring, edgy cuts and beautiful styling for any occasion.

Why they’re on the list

Hair Management Co has extended lockdown hair help with personalised at-home toning and blending kits to keep clients looking and feeling their best. With this extension of outer care, Hair Management Co have also created a support network for their clients, offering regular online engagement, tips, tricks, competitions and inspiration, to encourage a focus on self-care and positive energy, no matter the surrounding chaos.

Hair Management Co has seamlessly taken their mantra – ‘A place for busy, image-focused women needing essential recharge time’ – online, extending an at-home hair analysis to their clients. This 3-minute diagnostic tool can be completed by clients wherever they find themselves, and provides a tailored solution for achieving hair growth, hydrated hair, optimal scalp health and nourishment.

For more visit: Website | Instagram

 

3. Lilly Cosmetic Clinic – Penrith

Cosmetic clinic, Lilly Cosmetic is led by aesthetic genius, Lauren Moore, and specialises in cosmetic injectables and beauty treatments. 

The Lilly Cosmetic team is a group of registered professionals and skin therapists who have received the highest levels of education and training in their field to perform the latest and most innovative therapies and treatments for their clients.

The clinic offers a wide array of treatments from dermal fillers and spa treatments, to hair growth, teeth whitening and everything in between!

Why they’re on the list

Lilly Cosmetic has filled its social accounts with comedic relief, posting videos to TikTok and Instagram that are sure to put a smile on your face.

Apart from her sense of humour, Lilly Cosmetic leader, Lauren, offers beauty education with her videos, tips & tricks and procedure images. She advocates using high-quality, luxurious products at home, to take you through an indulgent journey from her salon to your home.

The all-round beauty specialist has honed her skills in internal beauty as well, extending a quick and easy-to-complete hair diagnosis via the link in their Instagram bio. Upholding their specialist reputation, it provides those at home with the most suitable product recommendations for specific concerns, backed by naturopaths and trichologists. Get in touch for more info, and to organise your own hair vitamin needs.

For more visit: Website | Instagram

 

4. Pélo by Lago – Cronulla

This specialist salon is the vision of celebrated Hair Colourist/Therapist/Stylist Kirby, and is leading the way in lived-in colour & balayage.

Pélo by Lago looks like something out of Pinterest, where design sophistication meets aesthetic escape in a light-filled haven, creating a high-end experience for its clients. This space is flocked to by influencers and blondes and is shared with their respective online community.

Apart from their undeniable talent in hair care, Pélo by Lago specialises in hair health and movement. They focus on providing their valued clients with healthy hair from the inside, combined with high-quality topical products to maintain beautiful colour on the outside. 

Why they’re on the list

Pélo by Lago has truly brought salon hair and hair makeovers to the home by providing at-home haircare kits. Kits are easy-to-use by following tutorials by Kirby, and come with curated colour options. Some incredible before and after images can be seen on their Instagram profile.

Listed as a finalist in multiple categories for AHIA 2021 and other local business awards, Kirby offers her community expert advice in elevating hair & scalp quality from within. She believes that ‘self-care is the best kind of care’ and curates every client experience – think a Hair Food shake on arrival, a diagnostic hair and scalp analysis and a deep basin massage – the journey to health & beauty encompasses both the inner and the outer at Pélo by Lago.

As part of her effort in elevating hair & scalp health from within during this lockdown, Kirby offers her clients colour consultation and an online at-home hair analysis – ensuring they have a tailored solution for beautiful-on-the-outside, healthier-on-the-inside hair.

For more visit: Website | Instagram

 

5. Radiance Hair – Northbridge

With Hair Specialist, Natalie, at the helm, Radiance Hair is known for its unrivalled ability to create bold transformations, harnessing both inner and outer hair care products. 

With clients ranging from younger to more mature-aged women, Natalie is focused on upholding wellbeing in addition to self-esteem, and particularly wellness from within. 

Radiance Hair is leading the way in inner and outer beauty, offering its clients high-quality wellness brands as well as superior topical brands for colouring, treating and styling the hair.

Why they’re on the list

This finalist in the local business awards is clearly loved by the community and frequented by some of Australia’s most influential public figures.

This lockdown, for those on the north side, Radiance has created personalised at-home colour kits available for collection. Positioned as experts in the field with product knowledge second to none, they know everything there is to know about the quality products they carry – from lead time in seeing results to the benefits of each product, and everything in between.

A standalone when it comes to hair & scalp quality – get in touch with them for access to their new at-home hair analysis. In 2-3 minutes, it promises to provide a score of your current hair and scalp condition, and whatever you may need to improve it.

For more visit: Website | Instagram

 

For salons in lockdown, retaining connections with the local community is more important than ever. We can support them through these trying times by engaging with them on social media, purchasing products and gift cards where available, offering a review to salons you have visited and supporting their at-home hair analysis initiative.

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