Reef-friendly SPF is an essential (or should be!) part of your skincare routine, but some ingredients can contribute to coral reef bleaching, and cause harm to other sea life like algae, mussels, fish and dolphins. In fact, ingredients oxybenzone and octinoxate are actually banned in Hawaii! Look for reef safe sunscreen ingredients and brands. […]

Skin City

Avoid dull and dry skin this winter, and look out for your head, shoulders, knees and toes with these skincare superstars. Metropol has your winter routine must-haves whether it’s for added Vitamin C or pre-ski, stay hydrated this chilly season.       Always remember to stay hydrated. Weleda 24h Hydrating Facial Cream   Sun […]

Tranquil times: Beauty Progress

Walk through the doors of Beauty Progress Thai Massage and Spa and enter a place of tranquility and healing, with a relaxation area that has the comforting feel of being in a treehouse.   Three treatment rooms are available, including doubles for you and your partner (or mum. Yes, it’s Mother’s Day soon!).   One […]

The essence of beauty

Trying to accommodate the needs of your skin when we shift from the warmer to cooler months can be challenging for even those with the most balanced skin. Enter beauty essences, an effective way to introduce more hydration into your skincare routine and keep your skin glowing to its best ability this winter.     […]

Before the (ever) afters

Now you’ve said, “I do”, it’s time to get onto the to-dos. Because nobody turns up to their wedding looking flawless without a little bit of preparation. Metropol has pulled together your beauty checklist leading up to the happily ever after. Six months Your skin is the canvas on which makeup artists will do their […]

Beauty in the ’burbs: Helen’s Beauty in Avonhead

Nestled peacefully in the Western suburbs you’ll find an unexpected level of care and indulgence at Helen’s Beauty in Avonhead. Specialising in massage therapy, manicures and pedicures, leaving the salon feeling fresh and rejuvenated is a given.     Director and therapist Helen Sitarz is a fine arts graduate, which takes her nail colouring and […]

Looking beauty in the eye: Skin Rejuvenation Clinic

Nothing makes your heart sink like being told that you look tired, especially if you’re not. However, sometimes our eyes can be deceiving. This is because the area around the eyes is one of the first to show the early signs of aging.     Dr Brigid Lee and Denise Prosser of the Skin Rejuvenation […]

The scent of fun: Fragranzi

Fragranzi’s vision is to ignite a passion for perfumes, fragrances and their design. The perfumery’s unique Medici make-your-own perfume system is a simple, no-fuss way to be creative, anytime, alone or in groups of up to fifteen.     Getting a small group together to book a fun two-and-a-half-hour Perfume Design Party takes it a […]

The gift of relaxation: Beauty Progress

Motherhood and apple pie can go together beautifully in certain circumstances, but then so do motherhood and carried-my-four-year-old-on-my-hip-too-long, and motherhood and cooked-the-dinner-while-supervising-the-algebra-homework-while-feeding-the-dog-and-pretending-be-present-and-correct-on-a-Zoom-meeting.     But stress, pain, and stiffness need not be inevitable for those deep in motherhood or indeed for anyone in any ‘hood. At Beauty Progress, an extensive menu of authentic Thai massage […]

Best friends of beauty: The Beauty Parlour

A therapist’s role is to alleviate concerns and help clients lead better lives. At The Beauty Parlour in Fendalton, the qualified beauty therapists do exactly that; helping each client to enhance their natural beauty and indulge in some selfcare.     The team covers all aspects of everyday beauty and is always looking to improve […]