The question “ will this suit me? ” does not just revolve around the colour suiting your skin, but it can also revolve around suiting your lifestyle, and even finances. When deciding on a hair colour you want a great way to decide whether or not it will suit you is by looking at your veins.  Your veins or skin are usually either blue which means that you suit cooler toned colours, or you have green veins which means you suit warmer tones. Whether or not a colour will suit you also revolves around your lifestyle, do you have time to maintain bright pink hair, allowing time for regular salon appointments if you don’t want it to grow out, and spend the money on quality products that will look after your hair and keep it from becoming damaged.  



Toner is the icing on the cake, leaving your hair looking delicious. Essentially a toner is the colour applied to your hair, the second chapter of the colouring process, it alters the undertone and removes any brassy or unwanted colours in your hair, leaving it to look fabulous.     




It is very hard to find the same quality products at the supermarket. Hair Salons hold brands and products they trust and believe in, working with these products they see positive results and know they are high quality. It is often that the brands and products which are used and sold at hair salons are only sold at salons. This is due to those brands being dedicated to helping and showing support to hair salons, it gives salons constant customers coming in for products,  and may also come in for a service while they are in, and therefore helping salons make money.



The use of purple shampoo is up to the individual, it is used for blondes to remove any yellow undertones, here at Esstudio we recommend using it once a week if you notice that you have tones that you want to avoid seeing in your hair. If you find that you don’t notice or have these brassy tones you can use purple shampoo every second week or once a month… ideally it’s up to the individual on how they feel with the colour and look of their hair. 






We know it is hard to find hair products that are not only good for your hair but are also cruelty free,vegan and yet still doesn’t strip the colour. But guess what we have found the ultimate products from Pureology that tick all these boxes!  Pureology is an Australian company who specialise in creating amazing products that are also cruelty free and vegan, which is why here at Esstudio Galleria we love to use these products on all out fabulous clients. Our faves here at the salon for summer are:




A shampoo and conditioner that will last all summer long 70 Washes actually, this shampoo and conditioner  are both highly concentrated leaving your hair moisturised while giving it volume rather than weighing you down. Also having an amazing aroma of peppermint … yum! These Hydration shampoos also come in a sheer option also for those with finer hair



2. SUPERFOOD HAIR MASK’S                               

Everyone loves a relaxing facial mask so why not put one on your hair, Pureology’s superfood hair mask, in both hydration, and strength cure are literally insane, having aromas of citrus, pineapples, and leafy greens sending you into relaxation heaven. While also nourishing and moisturising the dry hair,strengthening it in the process. When deciding which mask to choose, we recommend going for the strength cure superfood mask if you colour your hair often and need repairing as the mask provides protein helping in treating your beautiful hair .Our hot tip here at Esstudio Galleria is applying the supermask once a week, and you will notice the change in your hair almost straight away!




This multi tasking hair beautifier is well and truly fantastic not only have one advantage, not two, not even three, but 21 advantages allowing for your hair to be restored, protected ,and perfect! Our fave hair stylist James says “You should look after your hair the same way you look after your skin … ensuring its moisturised, and using SPF to avoid sun damage” The hair beautifier is great to take to the beach and throw in a few spritz ensuring your hair won’t be damaged in the sun, or you can just spray your hair after you blow dry it.


Add these Pureology hair products to your routine this summer and you will be feeling amazing!  All products are sold in salon… come and grab your summer essentials.

To smelt or not to smelt!

Balayage was one of the popular hair trends and still is to this day… #Smelting. 

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Is hair Smelting the new Balayage?? ELLE spoke to Aleks from Esstudio Galleria pioneering 2018’s latest colour technique, read up to get down-low. Find ELLE Aus  FB post here. The story also made it to ELLE Netherlands. “We discovered the smelting technique when experimenting with new ways to repair and restore bad colour jobs, fix banding issues and clean up home hair colours gone bad. Smelt is melting down the roots and smudging colours throughout the hair. 


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As the name suggests, smelting involves smudging and melting colours together to create a blended and seamless finish. Abadia explains, “smelting is all about blending the roots and ends into two colours. Read the full article at the Beauty Crew site here.

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The new smelting colouring technique involves lifting the overall colour to the lightest levels of blonde from roots to the ends. This will give hair extra volume, body and create loads of texture with tones and depth of colour shades. This allows us to play with smelting colours from roots to the ends, creating amazing texture, dimension and movement to the hair,” said Aleks. Read full article at Beauty 101


Celebrities sporting the look find article: Hayley Balwin Beauty crew article   

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Spring is here!!


Dear Esstudio family and friends!
In the essence of Spring we are celebrating and making some changes! NEW BEGINNINGS!!
We are super excited to show you our new space and to welcome our new Massage therapist Kevin Alexander with amazing treatments to our menu.
Welcoming special for your first massage is 30% off until 15th of October.
Kevin does special massage packages of 10 in which he is offering 20 % off in September. So jump on that too!
This offer is exclusively for existing Esstudio clients and your friends so spread the word.
Check out the menu here.








Kevin Alexander has been massaging for more than 10 years.  He has worked all over Europe, Frankfurt, Berlin, Mallorca, Vienna, Innsbruck before his heart brought him to Sydney.
He has worked with Olympic athletes, doctors, Tibetan monks, artists, politicians, housewives, nannies, gurus, musician, actors, landscapers, elder people, models, disabled people, so people of all strata of society.  Kevin creates a holy space where nothing else than just you is important, and be sure he will find every knot which needs to melt away.

All massages are very individualized treatment and performed on a very high energy level so depending on our own personal wants and needs, it can be very relaxing, soothing or energetic and strong.

Swedish Massage
Swedish oil massage is a relaxation massage involving long, flowing strokes up and down the body. It’s designed to ease tense muscles and calm your mind.

When muscles and tendons become damaged or impaired, knotted and tense or immobile, Remedial Massage provides a healing treatment that can be gentle or strong, deep or shallow. Remedial massage holistically treats the whole body and traces the discomfort as far as possible back to the original cause, healing both the cause of the disorder as well as the symptoms.

Shiatsu Massage is a traditional healing art developed in Japan a century ago based on traditional 3000-year-old Chinese medicine. It combines massage, stretching, gentle physical manipulation and pressure along channels called meridians.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is designed to prevent and relieve injuries and conditions that are associated with exercise. It can often be quite strenuous and is meant to relieve and reduce the stress and tension that can build up within the body’s soft tissues while exercising. It can be carried out before, during, or after playing sport or exercising and uses techniques that are designed to increase endurance and performance, to minimize the chances of injury and, if there is an injury, to reduce the recovery time.

Deep tissue massage
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles. It is used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.

For more info check out the menu





Pop in and say hi and check out our new decor. We are growing and giving the studio a make over. The antique barbers chair is making a comeback and we will be creating a new specialized men’s barber section at the front of the studio.

A healthy addition is our new personal tea menu. Everyone knows how we love tea! Jax and Dynae have been tasting and have selected a beautiful range of organic teas for you to choose from.
My current favourite is the caffeine free yogi chai! Delish!

Jax has a new range of beautiful skin care that was developed in a hospital burns unit in Paris. Gernetic was designed to boost the skin’s immunity and ability to regenerate through cellular nutrition. This research forms the basis of all Gernetic products. Gernetic contains amino acids, peptides, proteins, vitamins and trace elements, which have been scientifically formulated to meet the specific nutritional requirements of the cells, leaving the skin healthy and radiant.
Book in for a facial with Jax to experience this beautiful range of products. For the next few weeks 15% off at any time till October 15th. Mention this when making a booking.
Check out our luxe facial menu

Hair Trend alert! Micro foiling is a great option for summer hair, this new take on balayage gives that natural sun-kissed look, creating a softer band line of growth, so you can go further between visits to the salon and spend more time at the beach!

Spring is also a time for new beginnings, so why not a change of colour?? Check out some of our recent press:

No matter your skin tone, there’s a brunette hue out there for you. Aleks Abadia, Co-Founder and Hair Director at Esstudio Galleria explains, “Fair skin will suit slightly warmer tones, while people with a darker complexion will suit ashier tones.” Similarly, your hair type should influence your colour. “Depending on the desired effect, a block colour will be a solid rich tone great for fine hair… and on most people it can bring out your best features: eyes, skin colour. If you have thick hair, a highlighted shade will create dimension and texture,” says Aleks.
Check out the article here: Beautyheaven

“It’s time for hairdressers to rule out the normal request for boring balayage and get a little creative and suggest easy to maintain colours, but allow us to get the mind ticking and get dirty with those colours,” agrees Aleks Abadia of Esstudio Galleria.

Sunday life road tested our anti aging hand treatment.
The lowdown…. The change of season always leave my hands feeling dry so its the perfect time for an intensive Gernetic Handycure hand and nail “facial” with manicurist Jax from Esstudio. The highlight of this treatment is an active mask containing wheat bran, kolin, lime, lavender and B vitamins. Check out more about this treatment on our menu http://esstudio.com.au/menu/nails/


Cheers for now!!!


Introducing Beautytube






Hey Guys,

We’re ssooooo excited to introduce Beautytube to you all. It has been an emotional ride getting this dream to reality. To think it was once a thought, but we have now developed an easier way to produce and film content for all things in the beauty world for women to enjoy and learn best use of tools, right application of products and some great tips & advice from professionals.  A huge thanks to all those who collaborated on this journey for all your time and efforts, all the knowledge that was passed on to us, “We could not of done this with out you all!!! So thank you again and happy beautytuben…

In October 2015 we were so proud to finally release the first video of  Beautytube . After so many hurdles and an endless roller-coaster ride developing a format for Beautytube was hard.  But with lots of  photo-1testing and grinding we have nailed it, you can expect to see quick 90 second tutorials on all things beauty, including hair, beauty and nail-art, lots of creative colour, learn to style your hair, do your own makeup, tips on nails and do a manicure on yourself. Stay up to date with the latest trends, quick tricks for best eyebrows, eye makeup, splash on some eye shadow make those green eyes pop. Tutorials on long hair to short hair, to tell you the truth we are going to cover it all. We will be keen to hear what you would like to see next…

Find our channel on Youtube.  With a weekly release, the playlist grows on, with product giveaways across beautytube’s facebook and instagram
You can slow that motion down to pictorials on our pinterest page.  Dont forget to subscribe on our Youtube channel which we are forever adding to our library of beauty videos.

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Ninety seconds: half a pop song; a Facebook check; a bathroom break. Or instead, you could learn how to style your own hair do your nails or slap on some makeup into a salon-worthy do. Hollywood glam waves, rockabilly quiffs, ombre nails, sexy sleek cat eyes are all just a click away with Beautytube’s new how-to videos.



Jax & Aleks

BT. Xx