The best beauty salons in Canberra

Faith Murphy

Faith Murphy, owner of DesignHer, one of the most recommended beauty salons in Canberra. Photo: Liv Cameron.

Who doesn’t love treating themselves to a pamper session at a beauty salon? A visit to a beauty salon helps keep your skin and body in great shape. A quality beauty treatment with professional and experienced therapists not only makes you look amazing, it makes you feel amazing. Key is choosing a quality salon. That’s one that’s clean. It’s one that uses quality products and the right equipment.

In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a beauty salon, and share where to find the best in Canberra.

What makes a great beauty salon?

A great beauty salon offers a suite of services. These range from relaxation experiences to dealing with complex skin problems. Choosing the right salon for your needs gives you confidence you’ll enjoy your session, without stress.

It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing a beauty salon.

  • Range of treatments. The best beauty salons offer a healthy range of treatments. This can include facials, massages, body treatments, waxing, tanning and tinting. If you want something specific, a great beauty salon will offer the exact service that you’re looking for.
  • Training and qualifications. Beauty therapists in Canberra require a formal qualification at a technical and further education (TAFE) institute. This could include a Certificate III in Beauty Services or a Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy. Check what training and experience your therapist has.
  • Clean treatment rooms. Hygiene is important with beauty treatments. You’ll want a clean and tidy salon. Make sure your therapist cleans their equipment between clients.
  • Atmosphere. If rest and relaxation is important, choose a beauty salon with a spa-like atmosphere so you can unwind. This could be one with
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‘Fly, Human, Fly’: Running shoes brand HOKA opens first concept store in Philippines

Luisa Morales –

February 15, 2023 | 3:09pm

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine running community has just received a jolt with the availability of elite running shoes and accessories as international sportswear brand HOKA opened its first concept store in the country on Wednesday.

At Ayala Malls Manila Bay, HOKA Philippines welcomed elite runners, athletes and weekend warriors alike to a store that features a wide array of the brand’s products.

From different kinds of shoes for running, trekking and hiking to lifestyle pieces, HOKA looks to bring the sport of running closer to the Filipino consumer.

“This has been going on for a few months in terms of preparation. We had to make sure that this is the best place for the brand to host the very first store,” said HOKA Philippines senior brand manager Mikki Quilala.

“It’s a very technical store, there’s a lot of features that are not really present that you will see on a normal store — our kinetic lights, our volumental footscanner there, an experience era with their curved videotron, so a lot of work in terms of planning, some challenges along the way also happened. We wanted to open a little earlier but it is what it is. We’re very happy that it’s finally open now,” he added.

Aside from running shoes, the store features apparel and anything else a runner may need from caps to socks, among others.

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