You’ve booked your ticket and planned which sights to see, but what about your toiletry bag? Prioritising all your beauty products is something most of us struggle with! So check out our feature in an article by Bupa Travel Insurance on what to pack: http://www.bupa.com.au/travel-insurance/essential-skin-care-tips
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 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 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!!!
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 testing 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.
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.
LOOK GOOD – FEEL GREAT!!
Jax & Aleks
Hair colour Verses skin colour.
Changing up your hair colour is never as simple as pointing at a model on the front of a magazine and proclaiming, “I want that!”
Your skin tone plays a major part in choosing the right colour for you, In fact, it’s less about the hair colour you like and more about what hair colour will suit your skin tone. The perfect hair colour will not only complement your skin-tone and make your best facial features pop, it also help you look years younger if its done right! Lets face it, none of us want to look tired, un-natural, old or washed out…REally!
Skin Undertones and Hair Colour.
Your skin tone contains underlying pigments and less or more melanin. Naturally black or brown haired peeps will likely have warmer, earthy undertones in your skin like orange, brown, gold or orange-based red. Blondies or redheads will probably have cooler skin undertones like blue, green, pink or blue-based red.
So peeps with warmer skin tones will look better with a warmer hair color, like golden blondes or honey browns and orange reds. Those with cooler undertones in their skin will look better with cooler hair colors, like ash blonde, black or auburn browns
So here is an inside of whats ahead in the world of colour, Cheer’s to rockin’ 2015.
HAIRCOLOUR FOR 2015
All-over dark colour is a little solid but breaking it up with subtle tonal highlights softly brightens and adds gorgeous dimension. Upkeep is very minimal, since the highlights look most natural when they start mid-shaft and frame the face. Lily Aldridge is a perfect example of the trend. I don’t think Balyage will ever die out… Its such minimal upkeep!
Colour treatment: Free lights mid-legths to ends for a face framing effect, all over gloss injected with an colour-tone of colour to suit your skin.
Maintenance: Very low maintenance. Only requires 4 visit a year to your salon, maybe gloss and a toner in-between
Cost: from $150 – $300
The soft spot between brown and red? Auburn, like Cara Delevingne’, she’s a chameleon we’ve seen her with every colour under the sun.. And Blake Lively here looks gorgeous as ever, always looks amazing! Evan Rachael Wood rockin’ gorgeous auburn with golden highlights and pixie cut! Ask for subtle, thin chestnut highlights.
Colour treatment: Auburn all over & compliment with chestnut highlights to break it up.
Maintenance: Medium Every 6 – 8 weeks depending on how fast your hair grows.
Cost: from $250 – $300
Going from brunette to blonde? Easing into a lighter colour will be much better on your hair. Keep the roots darker and blended in with warm caramel and caramel highlights through the length. Love this look!
Colour Treatment: Tint or semi on the roots with Wella Freelights on the ends and possibly a toner.
Maintenance: Medium 8 – 10 weeks visits
Cost: $250 – $300
Bright, buttery blonde color, like sexy Gigi here, tends to be more flattering (and less maintenance) than platinum and much nicer on the skin. Look how her skin is glowing!
Colour Treatment: Lots of fine highlights with a few colour’s with soft tonal differences.
Maintenance: High maintenance visits to the salon every 6 weeks.
Cost: $200 – $300
“This season is all about rose-golden locks,” . It flatters all skin tones but looks best on pale skin. Well I think so anyway.. You all know I’m a fan of the pale
Colour Treatment: Beautiful copper tint with some wella free lights to create texture.
Maintenance: High maintenance salon visits every 4 – 6 weeks.
Cost: First initial visit $250 then $150 – $200
Guys these sorts of colours are very high maintenance. But if you have the patience you could be walking around with a very cool lookin colour!
Pastel colour. Grey – Blue – Purple are the most popular a Esstudio. The hair needs to be lifted to a very light blonde before applying the fashion colour. A favorite of ours right now is a beautiful clean Grey!! Believe it or not! This one looks best on pretty young things haha.
Love this ombre grey with a darker root and the Denim blue.
Colour Treatment: Depends on what your colour is when you start – Lift your colour to the palest colour of blonde and apply high fashion colours to achieve the colour chosen.
Maintenance: Extremely high maintenance 4 weekly salon visits
Cost: Initial cost $300 – $500 and maintenance $200
Hairs Styles Verses Face Shapes
Coming into autumn soon, we think it’s the perfect time to heat things up with a new look. This season is all about texture, from fuzzy sweaters to fresh bouncy layers in our hair.
The secret to wearing a hairstyle trend lies in the cut and your hair texture and your face shape. e.g. a long bob works much better on a rounder face than the classic, chin-length bob. And when it comes to bangs, side-swept is your best bet if you have a long face.
Here are examples of a few face shapes.
Round face shape
If you have a round face, You should have your hair cut that hits below the chin or longer. You want to add a little length to your face.
Hairstyles with height and fullness at the crown will give the illusion of a narrower face shape, particularly those short in length.
Longer hairstyles or ones that are kept close to the cheeks with no width will look better.
Middle parts are great for creating the illusion of narrow length.
Oval face shape
Oval faces tend to look good in everything, but their faces can appear long with the wrong haircut.
Any shape and style can be worn, whether it’s short, long, layered or bobbed.
The thing to consider with an oval face shape is what part of your face you want to accentuate. This is where you can get creative with bangs and layers or how you style your hair everyday.
Hairstyle that are short to medium in length with longer top layers without height are best suited.
Chin and shoulder length looks that turn under or kick out also work very well to add width. Straight across bangs with side parts work best.
Layered styles in medium and long lengths that add body in with wavy and curly textures are great for softening the straight long lines of oblong face shapes.
HAIRCUTS FOR 2015
This season the usually sweet pixie cut gets a bad-arse makeover with shaved sides, spikes which really accentuate the sexiness of your cheekbones, neck, and jawline.
A little Ruffled up
Say goodbye to those stick straight angled bobs! This season is all about short, defined waves (like Sienna Miller’s) that effortlessly frame your face, or peek out from underneath your favourite Hat.
The Modern 70’s
This popular cut takes inspiration from the 1970s beauty icon, but is still running strong and looks fab. The shoulder-length feathery layers will work with or without bangs like Taylor Swift’s and complement all face shapes.
The Blunt Cut
Though texture is trending, this blunt mid-length style is having a major moment, too. It has absolutely no layers, just a straight across cut with a bit of feathering at the ends, and works best on those with an oval face shape like Kendall Jenner.
Modern Beach waves
Instead of the been there, done that, mermaid waves that we usually see on the red carpet are in this season.
Expect to see choppy front pieces or bangs with some long layers adding lots of fabulous texture. This look has natural volume and an effortlessly easy, yet sexy vibe.
Now that the blitz has gone, ok slight exaggeration there but hey no one likes winter and boy am I glad its gone! It’s time to make some changes in your beauty regimen for summer. Here are 7 beauty essentials for summer
1. Mattifying Primer
If you already use primers, that’s great but opt for one that’s mattifying because this Aussie heat will have your makeup dripping down your face. My favorite is Mac Prep + Prime.
Listen, If I’m going to expend blood, sweat and tears it’s not going to be over if my makeup is going to withstand the rigors of the day. So get yourself some blotting paper and take it with you everywhere! The Clean & Clear Instant Oil Absorbing Oil Sheets are great, inexpensive too!
3. Waterproof Formulas
Sweat is part water and you don’t want racoon eyes by the time 5 o’clock rolls by. So switch to waterproof mascara,eyeliner,foundation,eyeshadow, lipstick, blusher- Basically, what I’m trying to say here is waterproof everything! Try Mac’s Zoom Waterfast Lash Mascara
4. Mineral Makeup
I hardly wear makeup during the hot months of summer but when I do its very minimal and light and the best way to get this is by using mineral makeup makeup. Its very light and doesn’t make you look cakey. I love Nude by Nature, they have wide range mineral makeup to choose from
This is non-negotiable. No matter what the weather, slap that sunscreen on! Even if its a cold and cloudy day you can risk the chances of premature aging skin if you don’t apply sunscreen. Moisturisers with SPF are great to, try La Clinica’s Sunscreen Lotion
6.Pretty Paws & Claws
People will hardly notice you are sweating when your nails look amazing! It’s scientifically proven. Ok, fine, it’s not, but I still say book an appointment with Jax and she will have your nails looking awesome.
7. Moisturisring Hair Treatment
With all the swimming and heat from the sun, your hair is going to get dryer than the Sahara Desert . So give your hair some tender loving care and apply a hair moisturising treatment once a week. The O&M Seven Day Miracle masque is great for an once a week treatment, it gives your hair a shot of intense moisture that it needs with the blend of unique organic oils. We actually stock O&M at Esstudio too! Continue reading