MEET JAX!

Our regulars are probably thinking we know Jax? But did you know what she brings to Esstudio Galleria making it the ultimate salon?

Jax, is Esstudio Galleria amazingly talented makeup artists and beauty therapist, with more than 20 years of experience her skills have been seen on commercial advertising, to fashion, and film, and now  our beautiful Esstudio clients can see her amazing skills! Jax says “I use makeup as a form of art, to make others feel happy and beautiful!”

Jax does it all from facials, to lashes, to makeup, and nails –  come in for a quickie facial or our most popular deluxe facial, which involves using essential oils putting you into relaxation heaven while also incorporating an eyelash and eyebrow tint. Or perhaps you are noticing some scarring or pigmentation in your skin try out the GLyc microderm facial or Anti aging retinol recommended to people over the age of 30 which refines the skin’s texture, reduces fine lines, sun damage, wrinkles, scarring, and also boost collagen production making you feel 28 again!

Or perhaps  you have a big event coming up? Why not have your makeup done by Jax while one of our hair stylist style your hair. Jax can even give you a mani or a lash lift and tint, while you wait for your hair colour to set! Jax loves producing natural looks that allow your natural beauty to shine, even with her process of lash extensions that will leave you looking naturally gorgeous or perhaps you want them to be more outgoing for party season!

Next time you book in to get your hair done, organise to have a beauty treatment with Jax to save time! Check out the full beauty menu here.

THE LAZY GIRL’S GUIDE TO AFTER WORK DRINKS

The holiday season has officially passed and we’ve all gone back to work – but that doesn’t mean that the party’s over. The sun is still shining and the there’s really no better way to ring in the weekend than Friday night drinks with the girls. We know as well as you do that on a Friday arvo, after a long week slaving away at work, the last thing that you really want to be doing is applying a whole new face of make-up. However, that’s still no excuse to head out looking like a Hobo Jo – there are so many ways to build on your office-appropriate makeup for a more polished, dramatic result.

Day makeup

If you start your day with a more natural look – just a swipe of eyeliner and a smudge of shadow – then adding a bright lip is a perfect way to make that transition from day to night with really not that much effort at all. Start by dusting some loose translucent powder across your face to matte out any shine and oil from the day before applying your lipstick. For the ultimate creamy application, use a lip brush to mix the lipstick on the back of your hand before painting it on to your lips. Blot with a tissue and then apply a lip sealant to make sure that the colour lasts all night long!

day night 2

If a red lip is already your signature look and you feel like adding a little bit more drama for the night ahead then try building on your eye makeup to create a smoky eye. Start by powdering your whole face with some translucent powder, paying extra attention to your eye socket so that you can avoid creasing throughout the night. When you’re working on a smoky eye it’s always easiest to start with the lightest colour first and gradually introduce darker colours, blending as you go. To finish the look, apply a kohl liner around the lash line and water line of you eye before smudging it to achieve the perfect smoky effect. Reapply a quick swipe of mascara and you’re golden!

Jax @ esstudio