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WHERE SYDNEY’S STYLISH GO FOR GROOMING

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From beard trims and shoeshines to manicures and blow-dries, these are the city’s best places to get primped and pampered.

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Best barber

The Barberhood

Walk-ins are very welcome at this old-school barber best known for its traditional techniques. All cuts come with a hot towel and a dash of cologne at The Barberhood’s two CBD locations and clients also have the option of selecting their own playlist. Pull up a Japanese-made Takara Belmont chair and prepare for some serious man-time.

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Best shave

Men’s Biz

Set aside half an hour to experience a hot-towel shave at Men’s Biz in the CBD’s Strand Arcade. The space is masculine and sleek – all timber, marble and metal. You can stock up on high-end grooming products while you’re there, too, including Amouage, Acqua di Parma and Geo. F. Trumper.

 

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Best for beards

District Salon

This top-floor, light-filled, industrial haven in inner-city Surry Hills is nothing short of cool. Book in to District Salon for a beard trim and ask to see Stewart or Maddison – both know their stuff. The best part? You can sip a whisky (or beer) while you’re being clipped.

Best massage

The Day Spa by Chuan at The Langham

A “sub-basement” may not sound like the most enticing location for indulgence but The Day Spa by Chuan at The Langham will change that perception. Check in for the Absolute Aromatherapy massage and check out of reality. This “hero treatment” releases tension using neuromuscular and Swedish techniques. Afterwards, take a dip in the subterranean pool with starry sky mural overhead – it may be Sydney’s most striking spot to swim.

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Best shoeshine

Prince Consort’s Shoe Shine Service

There’s shoeshine then there’s Prince Consort’s Shoe Shine Service. Established by Peter Cooke in 1990, the iconic kiosk in the city’s Strand Arcade offers four options. But choose the top-of-the-line Executive service; for $16, your best leathers will be washed, conditioned, polished and waxed – with a heel stain thrown in.

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Best blow-dry

Raw Anthony Nader

It’s no secret that industry veteran Anthony Nader is a go-to for taming the tresses of some of Sydney’s most stylish women. A blow-dry at Raw means you’ll be whisked to the sanctuary at the back of the Surry Hills salon – a dimly lit, soundproof space where your hair will be washed with Oribe products and your head massaged for 10 glorious minutes. A blow-dry with Mr Nader himself will set you back $150 but the compliments you’ll receive are worth it.

Best facial

Melanie Grant

Jessica Gomes, Lara Worthington, Nicole Trunfio and Montana Cox all trust the same woman with their gorgeous complexions: Melanie Grant. The official skin expert for Chanel in Australia, she’s known for her exceptional facials; in particular, the Camera Ready Facial, comprising a customised antioxidant peel, hydration infusion and light therapy. Her eponymous Double Bay salon is a chic oasis decorated with bold shots of iconic ’90s supermodels, fresh flowers and covetable coffee-table books.

Best nails

Jocelyn Petroni

Jocelyn Petroni’s flagship salon in Woollahra counts Miranda Kerr, Gemma Ward and Megan Gale as clients. The meticulous Classic manicure includes cuticle trimming, a hand and arm massage and a coat of Chanel polish.

 

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Best brows 

Sharon Lee

At Sharon Lee, tweezing and waxing are tailored to an individual client’s skin tone and bone structure, as well as hair colour and texture. Settle in for a Brow Wow treatment and a glass of bubbles (champagne is included). You can splurge $180 for an appointment with “brow queen” Sharon Lee or $100 for a senior stylist – be sure to book ahead.

Best massage

The Darling Spa

Sprawled across the second floor of the luxurious Darling hotel, this softly lit space is serene, despite being metres from The Star casino. Indulge in the Bamboo massage, which combines Eastern and Western techniques. Designed to ease muscle tension, promote deep relaxation and slow down fast-moving minds, the treatment is 90 minutes of heaven. 

By KATE PHILLIPS, Junior Producer for travelinsider.qantas.com.au

THE TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY OF THE PEROXIDE PIXIE

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Time for cropped blonde bob? If Hollywood is anything to go by, we think yes. Anthony Nader has stepped in with some hair wisdom to consider before you go the full chop ‘n’ bleach.

THE CROP
Before going the shear, be mindful of your face and head shape and ask your hairdresser for their expertise on what length will enhance your new platinum tresses.

THE RIGHT TARGET SHADE
Hairdresser’s “talk” when you’re wanting blonde, and they automatically think of the colour chart scale 1 – 9; 9 being the lightest (think Katy Perry), and 1 being black. Remember that the darker you are naturally, the more process you will need to acquire the ideal blonde, and this also comes down to handing over more money because of the extra appointments, time allocation and product use. Keep in mind though, that if you’re on a budget and your hair is still orange, you need to have another bleach application to take the hair level lighter.

SKIN TONE
Just because you’re totally inspired by Kristen Stewart’s Chanel blonde crop, that doesn’t necessarily mean her tone will work with your skin tone. For instance, if you’re complexion is warm, you need to make sure your deserved blonde tone is learning more on a cooler / ash tone so this balances out.

WILL KATE MIDDLETON’S NEW HAIRCUT ACTUALLY SUIT YOU?

Anthony Nader on Kate Middleton’s new haircut and who suits it best for body+soul!

 

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You might never be able to find your Tupperware lids, or rely on your mate turning up to Saturday brunch on time, but if there’s one thing you can count on, it’s Kate Middleton having perfect hair.

The Duchess of Cambridge debuted her new ‘do at Wimbledon this week, wearing it down in a bouncy blowout.

While it’s not a Katy Perry style drastic chop, you can definitely tell that K-Middy has lopped off about 8-10cm of her famous tresses.

“Before, Kate’s haircut was long and drab,” says international hair stylist and founder of RAW Hair Sydney,  Anthony Nader. “This new style, which is a long version of the lob, is far more royal.”

That’s a long long bob, FYI – and a great gateway cut, for long hair lovers.

“Kate’s shorter length gives her more oomph which emphasises more texture and volume, and defines her beautiful facial features, cheekbones, and elongates her neck,” explains Nader.

If you’re thinking #hairspo, Nader says the style will suit both thin and thicker hair, but that you’ll need to consider your face shape before getting snip happy, and give your stylist some instruction.

 

 

“An oval is the most perfect face shape for Kate’s long lob, as the layers around the face will define your features. But if you’re more angular, like a square or diamond face shape, be wary that those same layers framing the face aren’t cut as short as Kate’s, otherwise it will make you look even more angular. Ask your hairdresser for them to fall at the jawline,” Nader recommends.

Cut conquered, next step is getting that bouncy glossy blowdry synonymous with George and Charlotte’s mum.

Nader has this easy to follow four-step advice for you.

  • For the best blowdry result, always start on freshly washed hair. You need a palette clean.
  • Be sure when conditioning beforehand, not to be precious, and put conditioner on the roots because this will only weigh your hair down. Instead, try a leave-in spray.
  • Next, with the hairdryer make sure you have a nozzle as this helps direct the air onto the area you want to sculpt. A round brush is really vital for that beautiful curve in the hair, and the more bristles the better, as this will help tame even the frizziest hair.
  • Finish by adding a super lightweight spray sheen, and my rule here is less is more.

Hair fit for a queen.

By Melissa Shedden for bodyandsoul.com.au