August at Esstudio

Blink, and we’ve already passed the half-way mark of 2020! What a crazy year it’s been! While we are all trying our best to adjust to the new “normal”, we can’t forget the importance of a little breather every now and then. Whether it’s a simple cup of tea or a full-blown pamper session, Esstudio has you covered. With your health and safety in mind, we have also updated our measures, in line with current health advice from the Government. Stay tuned, because for the month of August, we have a few little treats to prepare you for the next season!

Staying Covid Safe

The Esstudio team has been closely monitoring the ongoing Coronavirus situation since the wake of the Pandemic back in March 2020. We have since registered both salons as Certified Covid Safe Businesses and have clear action plans and health measures in place.

We recently updated our salon health measures to match with NSW regulations:

  • The Covid-19 Questionnaire is still required to be filled out prior to booking an appointment. This consists of some short screening questions as well as other information on our measures.
  • Upon arrival, your temperature will be recorded. Between 36°C and 37.2°C is considered a healthy temperature.
  • Hand sanitiser, bins and tissues are located at the front desk and on all tables in the salon. Please sanitise your hands as you enter the salon and whenever you feel the need to, during your appointment.
  • You voted and we heard! Masks are once again required to be worn by both client and staff! Thank you to everyone who voted in the latest Instagram Poll.
  • All tools, product bottles and areas are periodically sanitised and stainless steel beauty tools are autoclaved after each use.
  • All towels, capes, bedding and treatment beds are washed and disinfected after each client.
  • Our magazines and lolly jar are still removed for hygiene reasons, so it would be wise to bring in your own entertainment and snacks!
  • Teas, waters and wines are still flowing in disposables!
  • Areas that are constantly touched (i.e. doorknobs, EFTPOS machines) will be sanitised throughout the day.
  • We encourage you guys to fill out a feedback form post-appointment. This is important as we get to hear what you guys have to say about what we need to work on, and what we are already doing well.

If you still feel unsafe to come into salon, our online shop has a number of home colour kits and all your favourite products, all delivered to your home. Get virtual support from our qualified stylists via zoom! At Esstudio, the ambience and experience of the salon is key.

Get into the Spring Spirit this August!

Who else is sick of this cold, dry (and sometimes rainy) winter?! I know I’m putting my hand up! Spring is upon us and to celebrate, we have some exciting offers to get you feeling fresh and fabulous in time for the warmer weather!

Renew your skin with 20% off Dermalogica Pro Power Peels this month!

Dermalogica has formulated this advanced system to help conquer the effects of ageing on your skin. As we age, our cell turnover rate dramatically slows, making way for unwanted skin issues such as acne, fine lines, wrinkles and hyper pigmentation. A chemical peel gently exfoliates the skin, aiding in the natural cell-turnover process and promoting natural collagen production! Everyone’s skin is different, so each peel is customised and tailored to suit your specific skin type and concerns! Choose from either the 30 min express power peel for a quick but effective treatment, or go for the full hour pro peel, which includes a mask and serum to soothe the skin and a complementary head and neck massage!

Bring a friend and save!

This month, we are celebrating our community. With all that has happened this past year, we have received nothing but support and encouragement from our community. We wouldn’t have made it this far without you guys. To celebrate and say thank you, we have something exciting planned for the month of August!

Bring in your friend/relative/significant other, and you will both receive 15% off your services!

Hurry! Offer is only valid during the month of August 2020!

So, come by and treat yourselves to a few hours of rest and relaxation with Esstudio this August! We all deserve to feel good.

Until next time, Love Esstudio xx

4 COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS -PART 1

WILL THIS SUIT ME?

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.  

 

WHAT IS A TONER?

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.     

 

                                                                   

CAN I GET A SIMILAR PRODUCT AT THE SUPERMARKET?

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.

 

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I PURPLE SHAMPOO MY HAIR?

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. 

 

 

 

Spring skin!

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We all know how skin changes with the seasons! 

Jax is using the new Gernetic Vegetal Mask this spring to help renew your skin for prep for summer.  But this mask is a great all rounder too!  Check out what beauty heaven says.

This super soothing and hydrating treatment is perfect for combating the skin concerns and issues caused by the cooler weather, wind and also overexposure to air-conditioning and heating.  And is great for moving into summer.

“The GERNETIC Vegetal Mask facial is a very nutritive, purifying, decongestant and remineralizing skin experience all in one. It’s a universal facial treatment as it’s really suitable for all skin types and ages.”

The key ingredients used throughout the facial include:

  • A mix of wheat bran and flower
  • Kaolin
  • Lime
  • Lavender containing vitamins B1, B2, B6 E, PP and sulphur
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Iron
  • Copper
  • Phosphorus mineral salts

This mask can be used in any one of our facials but try it with our Deluxe facial for the month of November for just $85 (usually $110) Why not treat yourself! Not only is this facial great for your skin its also super relaxing too! See what Oz beauty expert says.

 

 

 

 

Henna Brows vs. Tattoo Brows

Henna Brows vs. Tattoo Brows

Esstudio Galleria prides itself on top quality treatments this includes our Henna Brows;

The bespoke eyebrow treatment that is completely personalised to you!

Esstudio Galleria has introduced their new bespoke Henna Brow Treatment – an eyebrow solution completely personalised to you. The new treatment is now offered as a better, semi permanent option than eyebrow tattooing. Henna is the perfect alternative for those who want the bold look with little commitment.

Jacqui Arnold, Co-Founder and Beauty Director of Esstudio Galleria says, “Our bespoke henna eyebrow treatment is so much more than a standard eyebrow wax and tint. We custom-blend colour to suit your brow hair and skin tone and with the precise hair removal it creates brows that complement you and your style personally.”

Both henna and tattoo eyebrow treatments are most suited for those who want to restructure, define, cover or fill over-plucked brows. Both treatments being most popular for those who can no longer gain any natural hair growth, or to those who want to achieve a better bolder brow. The henna brow is the safest way with less commitment that will look just as good, if not better! 

Henna is currently trending for a reason! Many women want the look of full brows that microblading can offer, but don’t want the pricetag or commitment of a full cosmetic procedure. Henna is a beautiful compromise – it creates the illusion of fuller brows by staining the skin, much in the same way microblading creates the appearance of extra brow hair.

Henna Brows:

BEFORE 

AFTER


Henna lasts up to 5 weeks on the hair with 3 weeks wear on the skin giving you an overall look of a tattoo. There are so many options to have with the henna option.  With henna, eyebrows can be as dark or as subtle as requested. Colours are mixed to suit each individual.

Tattoo Brows:

Tattoo eyebrow treatment lasts generally 2 years, depending on your skin type.  Pigment is implanted into the skin, with a fine needle hand-held tool or tattoo machine that creates hair-like strokes to mimic the appearance of a natural looking brow.

“Tattoo brow treatment is not suited to everyone. Many people with oily or dewy skin types won’t have success maintaining the pigment. Once the pigment has been implemented, the colour is harder to reverse. Our new henna brow treatment is the perfect, natural looking brow and the best part is that it is suitable for everyone to try,” says Jacqui.

About Esstudio Galleria Henna Brow Treatment:
Suited to all skin & hair types
Average maintenance – 5 weeks
Henna Brows Colour Cost – $55
3D Brows (Henna Brows and Shaping) Cost – $90
Treatment time – 40 minutes
The New Henna Brow Treatment is available now at Esstudio Galleria and Esstudio Colour Bar
Located at 5 Queen St, Chippendale and 3 Barrack Lane Parramatta
www.esstudio.com.au

 

 

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. 

 

Before & After Photos Esstudio Galleria 

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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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LINKS

https://www.beautycrew.com.au/most-popular-celebrity-hair-colours-of-2018

http://sydsocial.melbournesocial101.com/beauty-101smelting-hair-colouring/

https://www.beautycrew.com.au/innovative-hair-colouring-techniques-to-try

https://www.elle.com.au/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ELLENewsletter_20180819&utm_term=list_elle_newsletter

LOOK OUT FOR OUR NEXT POST ON HENNA BROWS…

JACQUI ARNOLD WILL WALK YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS, PLEASE REFER TO SPECIALS TAB ON OUR MENU FOR MORE DETAILS.