There are many beauty services available in Sydney. It really depends on your beliefs and values if, and to what level, personal grooming is important is to you. If you work in a image conscious industry then certainly looking your best is a priority. And, there are many services and products to assist you with this. To find them just take a walk around your local shopping area or get a recommendation from a friend or colleague. You can also search online. Prices vary for all these services.
Most hair salons will cut both men and women’s hair. There are also barber shops which usually cut men’s hair only. Barbers are normally inexpensive. They will trim facial hair with scissors or an electric trimmer but will not use a blade because of Australian safety regulations. Toni & Guy are a reputable hairdressing chain that cut both men’s and women’s hair. You can also search for a hairdresser in the Yellow Pages.
Sydney Hair Salons
- Toni & Guy http://www.toniandguy.com.au This is a high end and expensive hair dressing salon. Women do not escape for less than $150.
- Joh Bailey http://www.johbailey.com.au Celebrity hairdresser.
- David Jones Men’s Hair Salon http://www.davidjones.com.au/Store-Services/Beauty/Hair
- Just Cuts http://www.justcuts.com.au Haircuts chain found in most Westfield Malls, this is a no fuss salon perfect for kids, men with easy hair and women
Sydney Hair Salons http://www.hairsalons.com.au
Spas and Beauty Services
Lotus Spa is located at the Bondi Junction Westfield and offer good value for money.
For a boutique spa, you can’t miss go with The Beauty Room located in Mosman (North Shore) and in Dalinghurst (Central City) http://www.thebeautyroom.com.au
Most of the 5 star hotels also offer excellent spa facilities for guests and non guests. Of particular note is The Odyssey Day Spa located at the Sydney Harbour Marriott.
For another CBD option, try Thaspa http://www.thaspa.com.au
In addition to obtaining massage at the beauty spas listed above, there are several good options for remedial massage in Sydney.
A good quality option conveniently located in North Sydney is http://www.northshoreremedialmassage.com.au
For any sporting and more intense massage try Eastern Suburbs Sports Med,
Or if you prefer mobile massage in your own home, two reputable professional businesses are: Eastern Suburbs Massage Sydneyhttp://www.massagesydney.com.au or Absolute Healing for the North Shore http://www.absolutehealing.com.au
You can get hair removal done at a beauty salon or at a laser hair removal clinic. Many men will wax or laser unwanted body hair, it is an acceptable practice.
Best known chain in Sydney is Laser Clinics Australia http://www.laserclinics.com.au
There are many nail salons in Sydney where you can get manicures and pedicures. It is likely you will always find at least one nail salon in any commercial district.
Westfield Malls are host to Fresh Nails, ProfessioNail and Pearl Nails http://www.pearlnails.com.au/pages/. These are three very common nail salons for manicures and pedicures. They offer drop in sessions and are affordable.
There are many fragrances available which you can buy from major department stores or perfume shops including international brands. Less is better than more. Fragrances are not worn very often during the day or at work, and if they are, they are barely there. Not many men wear fragrances. If they do, they are worn subtly.
As it is mentioned above, it is up to your values and beliefs as to how important and to what level grooming is for you. That said, there are some conventions men may follow. Fragrances are not commonly worn and if they are, they are worn lightly. It is acceptable for men to have hair professionally removed and many do. Men can get their hair cut at a hair salon or at a barbers.