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Brooklyn Beauty Bar

posted by Teagan West March 28, 2014 2 Comments

Attention ladies…I have news for you! I’ve found THE perfect beauty salon for you lovely lasses who enjoy a good time, champagne and of course being pampered.

It’s called the Brooklyn Beauty Bar, it’s located on the corner of James and McLachlan streets in Fortitude Valley and it is amazing, both aesthetically and in its beauty therapy treatments. But Brooklyn Beauty Bar isn’t like everywhere else, and they take pride in the fact that they are completely and utterly unique. And the best part? Brooklyn Beauty Bar specialise in group packages where you can indulge in one of the salons party packages with a bunch of girlfriends in tow.

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Brooke Jesberg, owner and founder of Brooklyn Beauty Bar, said that they have found their niche and honed in on it by creating a beauty salon that is made for the cosmopolitan woman without intimidating the men in our lives who, like us, want assistance in their grooming from time to time (in fact, Brooke said there are many husbands and boyfriends who feel very comfortable coming into the salon for any of their men’s services).

Brooke said many people come into the conveniently located salon on their lunch breaks or between errands, while others stop in for a treatment or service en route to an event. That’s the atmosphere that Brooklyn Beauty Bar has established and the reputation it upholds.

Brooke said she wanted to concentrate on creating a salon that catered for the cosmopolitan woman who wants to feel like they’re at a day spa without having to clear their schedule for the day. In doing that the team are focused on “old fashioned customer service,” which is noted as soon as you walk in the door and are greeted with a smile before being handed a chilled glass of water with fresh lemon.

Whether your there for tanning, waxing, eyebrow threading, nail beauty, a makeup session, I.P.L or skin treatments such as the Glow & Go facial, the Mini Herbal Peel and Collagen Stimulation Facial, you will instantly feel the warmth of the salon and appreciate (and perhaps fall in love with) its old school charm. And you know your in good hands as the salon only uses the best equipment, technology and brands, including O.P.I nail polish, Dr. Spiller skincare, St Tropez and Vani-T tanning products and the best I.P.L technology from France.

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And while they have back-to-back appointments in any one of their 4 luxury treatment rooms, it’s their famous party packages that clients love the most.

There are four packages to choose from – the Manhattan Mani Party, the Queens Pedi Party, The Brooklyn Experience and the Bridal/Party Package – all of which include a glass of champagne from the in-house bar (Brooke said they are one of the only beauty salons to have a liquor licence!).

Brooke said their unique party packages have become so popular that the salon has been renovated three times already to keep up with the demand of up to 8 parties a week, sometimes more.

Each party group is treated to intense luxury as they sit at the beautiful wooden bar, the long bench underneath an impressive portrait of the Brooklyn Bridge or in the super comfy pedicure lounges, making any one of the packages perfect for a unique gift, a birthday celebration, a hens or bridal party or as an addition to your girls day out.

Irresistible right?! Brooklyn Beauty Bar is open from Monday to Saturday by appointment only. Be sure to check out their website here or pop into the salon to experience their old school Brooklyn charm first hand.

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Beauty

Relax, recharge and get pampered at The Lily Lounge

posted by Teagan West February 28, 2014 0 comments

Have you had a busy start to the New Year and craving some much needed “me” time? Look no further than The Lily Lounge, where waxing, facials, massages, hand and feet treatments, nail services, eye solutions, holistic approaches and heavenly packages are awaiting your arrival. We know you want to treat your body inside and out!

Nestled in the busy streets of Highgate Hill, The Lily Lounge is a place you can’t help but feel relaxed in as soon as you open the door. Wooden floorboards, clean white walls, fresh flowers, chill music and an inviting sofa welcome you immediately, making you feel comfortable and relaxed before you even make it to the counter.

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Mary, the lovely owner of The Lily Lounge said, “it’s about being a welcoming, accessible environment” that doesn’t define beauty as just an aesthetic.

“We want to do inner and outer beauty,” she said.

And that they do, with an energy healing program available at the salon once a fortnight and other complimentary therapies being added to their repertoire.

“We’re sort of growing the holistic side of it as well, to give people the opportunity to use more than one service here,” Mary said.

On the physical beauty front Mary said, “it sounds a bit cliché but it’s just to make people feel good about themselves because I think that when we feel good about ourselves we feel more beautiful.”

“It’s less about making everything perfect, of course (as women) we strive to do everything as well as possible however it’s pretty much impossible to have perfection. You have to embrace imperfection to stay sane, so that’s the main thing we focus on.”

Talk about a good approach right?

With top-notch treatments and supreme services there’s no wonder The Lily Lounge has established a loyal band of clientele who sing their praises for the local salon.

Mary said that people appreciate her approach to beauty and feel comfortable in her hands, allowing her to establish what she describes as “a really good solid base of regular customers.” She said the clients also feel the community atmosphere of the area and like that The Lily Lounge is “not adhering to what every other salon does.”

One thing that sets them apart is their emphasis on using only the most natural and local products, like the wax that Mary proudly changed over to a product with no added artificial colouring agents, titanium dioxide, petroleum based ingredients or artificial fragrances when she bought the salon.

“The wax is actually an important part of my service… To use something that is more natural,” she said.

Another is the stocking of skinstitut, an Australian owned and made skin care product that is not tested on animals, doesn’t contain any animal derived ingredients, is a cosmetic grade of skincare, has good active ingredients and is so simple.

Mary also said, “It’s a good price point, it’s $45 per product and it works! It ticks all the boxes.”

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On top of the skinstitut range Mary is also looking for something better and more natural like the wax the salon now uses and said she would “like to offer something organic and compliment the skinstitut range with something more natural.” No chance this natural beauty crusader is letting down any time soon!

If that’s not enough, Mary is completely honest and genuine with her beauty and skincare recommendations and is far removed from the hard sell approach.

“I guess I’m more truthful as well. I’m not a hard sell person at all; it’s just about honesty. Which probably isn’t always the best for being a business woman but I think that creates a better relationship and I can sleep at night and you know everyone feels good about it.”

I don’t know about you, but that’s what I want in a beauty guru! So pop in and get pampered by Mary and her team, and be sure to say hi from us!

 

Visit The Lily Lounge at 13 Gladstone Road Highgate Hill or call 3844 4492