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6 top trending beauty treatments to try this party season

The social season is here. If you’re anything like us (fans of loungewear and fuzzy slippers), a glow-up might be in order. Happily, beauty treatments geared around getting you ‘party-ready’ are a dime a dozen. From hydrating facials – just the thing for faking instant radiance – to spray tans and lash lifts, there’s loads to choose from. Prefer to DIY? There are plenty of salon treatment-inspired products out there, too. Whether you’re planning to pencil in every bar crawl you can find or are just looking forward to having mates over for antipasti, we’ve got you covered on your next event.

Hydrating facial

Party season usually means alcohol, late nights and more makeup than usual, all of which can contribute to stressed out skin. An oldie but a goodie, hydrating facials are a quick fix for dehydration-induced dullness. The skincare used will differ depending on which salon you visit, but you can bet the products will feature moisture-boosting ingredients. To get similar results at home, invest in a hydrating serum and face mask combo featuring hyaluronic acid, provitamin B5 or niacinamide (or all of the above) and use twice weekly.

Try: The Body Shop, Life Pharmacy and Farmers.


Image source: @sukinskincare available at Countdown

LED facial

LED facials have been around for a while – you’ll probably have heard of Omnilux – but they’ve recently had a resurgence in popularity. These treatments dial up glow by using different wavelengths of light to stimulate the skin’s own collagen production. (FYI, there are also options for healing acneic skin.) After twenty minutes under an LED lamp you’ll see instant radiance, but most salons recommend a series of treatments for best results. If you’re keen on an at-home version, you can find cost-effective LED masks in select beauty stores.

Try: Lovely by Skin Institute, Sisters Beauty, The Cosmetic Clinic and Vivo Hair & Beauty.


Image source: @drdennisgross

Brows

A beauty trend with stamina! Brows are so important as they frame your face. Although such a small detail, it leaves you feeling like you can take on the world when your brows are on point. You can get your brows threaded, microbladed, waxed or tinted all conveniently located within our centre. Book your brow appointment today!

Try: The Beauty club, The Edge Cut Colour & Beauty and Hairport.

Lash tint, lift and extensions

Is there anything better than freshly enhanced brows and lashes? Perfect for the time-poor, they make achieving party beauty that much quicker. If you haven’t already, level up your look with a lash lift – aka a lash perm – for unparalleled curl or invest in lash extensions for an all-day glam look. Home tint kits are also easy to use and many can do double duty on brows and lashes. (Check the packaging to be sure.) Home perm systems are a little trickier. If in doubt, go the easy route with a pair of classic falsies or magnetised lashes. They might seem fiddly but nothing else adds as much oomph.

Try: Chemist Warehouse or The Beauty Club.


Image source: Nataliya Vaitkevich from Pexels

Spray tan

While real suntans are very much out – seriously, tanning ups your risk for skin cancer and melanoma – spray tans are still going strong. If you’re a fan, look for salons that offer hydrating tanning formulas for maximum wear. (You’ll also need to moisturise daily and exfoliate every few days to prevent flaking as the tan fades.) Not keen to get your kit off in front of a stranger? DIY formulas have come a long way in recent years. Even the most affordable brands offer natural-looking results. No lie, you can pick up a winner at the supermarket or pharmacy.

Try: Life Pharmacy, Farmers or Chemist Warehouse.


Image source: @natiobeauty available at Life Pharmacy and Farmers

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