There are still some say spa restrictions in Sydney, but most are open for business. These are five Sydney spas we are loving right now.
If being in isolation has taught us beauties anything, it’s how much we missed beauty salons.
And although home beauty tech helped us through our darkest times, there is nothing like being pampered in a first-class beauty salon where it’s not just about the treatment, it’s about the setting and the beautician, making it luxury worth paying for.
From the moment you enter, serenity and tranquility bring you back down to earth, whilst you sit back and treat your skin, be pampered and treat your soul at the same time.
And this goes for both clinical and non clinical treatments, from facelifts to more natural therapeutic treatments.
These five Sydney salons provide as much self-care as you need, just make sure you leave your mobile in your locker.
Located in the basement of this five-star luxury hotel in The Rocks, Day Spa by Chuan had a $30 million facelift in 2014, and is one of the best places for a massage in Sydney and to escape the world.
Upon checking in you are handed a plush robe to change into and slippers, before being taken to the gorgeous heated indoor swimming pool to help you relax and unwind before your treatment.
This is gold class pampering at its finest, with a heated swimming pool to help alleviate any tensions in the body, and perfectly cultured spa treatments using German beauty brand Babor. It’s the perfect place to slip away from city life into an underground slice of heaven away from the hustle and bustle. Being underground, your phone will struggle to receive calls, a blessing in disguise.
Access to the pool and the fitness centre are usually included in the entry fee into Day Spa By Chuan. However, these are currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. But if you are attending a luxury duo facial treatment with your bestie, why not book the Afternoon Tea add on in the hotel afterwards.
Treatments include luxurious facials, massage therapies and body scrubs. One-hour facial treatments start from $240. You can also design your very own bespoke facial treatment for around $225 for an hour, where your therapist will personalise the experience depending on your specific needs.
Prices start from $200 for a one-hour massage treatment and you can then add on any facial treatments which start from around $120.
Where: Day Spa By Chuan, Sub-basement level of the Langham Hotel, 89-113 Kent St, Millers Point NSW 2000.
There’s something to be said about the serene sensations experienced in a suburban Queen Street salon with a welcoming staircase, high, white ceilings, and Chanel nail products on offer.
BB founder Renae recently visited the classy Jocelyn Petroni salon in Sydney (related article) and commented how the light filled, the white salon, and on the gorgeous location.
Everything reeks class and elegance whilst also giving a sense of calm. With huge windows creating a light filled space, this is the spa you’ll want for the best manicure and pedicure in town, and relaxing facials with results. Pre-wedding, for example, this is bliss.
Jocelyn Petroni is the Australian Manicurist for Chanel, so you can be assured you will be receiving one of the best nail treatments in Sydney.
The team provide bespoke facial treatments for each client, using only results based natural skincare such as Bioderma, Ultraceuticals, Shemana and Priori.
Pertroni is a popular beauty salon and spa for many celebrities and beauty editors who can’t seem to get enough of her mindful facials and luxurious treatments. And there is a reason they keep returning.
With outstanding results on the signature facial and massage treatments, your skin and body will feel rewarded and renewed with treatments which are both nurturing and luxurious.
Prices start at around $280 for their signature Heart Shakra facial treatment, 1 hour. For a Chanel Polish Manicure, the price is $80 for a 45-miniute nail treatment and colour.
Where: Jocelyn Petroni, Level 1, 80 Queen Street, Woollahra, NSW 2025
Don’t be deceived by the simplistic design of Endota Spa, as as the treatments here are pure, natural luxury.
Along with The Rocks location, Endota Spa has several locations across Sydney such as inside The Four Seasons Hotel, Martin Place, Rozelle, and Crows Nest.
Inside Endota you are welcomed by the rustic interior design scape of earthy toned wooden benches and wall panelling matched with crisp whist sheets and towels and an ambient tone of green throughout each space to soften and warm the rooms.
Endota create their own products for all spa treatments, manufactured using highly concentrated and potent Australian botanical ingredients designed to combat Australia’s environment, their take on luxurious spa treatment are down to earth and cosy, with many treatments affordable for any demographic.
Once you have changed into your white robe and slippers provided, you are then given herbal tea, carefully curated to help you unwind whilst you wait for your therapist to take you away into spa heaven for your treatment.
Prices start at $120 for a one-hour facial and massage.
Where: Endota Spa, Shop 5, 66 Harrington St (enter via nurses walk) The Rocks, Sydney, NSW 2000
My Top Pick
One of the finest and most luxurious day spas in Sydney and well rated on trip advisor, the Darling Spa features eleven treatment rooms, two exclusive couples suites for romantic duos, a Moroccan Hammam chamber, steam room and Jacuzzi (The Hammam, steam. room and Jacuzzi are currently closed due to COVID).
Located in Pyrmont, the setting is modern but calming inside, with a gorgeous tea-room showcasing snacks which includes a variety of nuts, dried fruits and fresh fruit platters. There is fragrant tea served to all clients, to help you relax both before and after treatments.
With a spa menu which features exclusive face and body treatments, the moment you enter into the Darling Spa you are swept away in a fusion of Asian and French luxury.
They even offer a spa cuisine menu. Did someone say wine and cheese?
From their popular La Prairie’s Skin Caviar Lift Facial to the Moroccan Mud Body Wrap, the spa menu includes a variety of luxurious facial and massage treatments which help you melt away any stress. With baths filled with rose petals, this day spa will not disappoint.
Prices start from $225 for an hour treatment.
Where: The Darling Spa, Level 2 of the Star Hotel, The Darling, 80 Pyrmont Street, NSW 2009
Okay, so this isn’t a face and body spa treatment salon like the ones above, but it’s certainly still worth a mention.
It is new and located in the InterContinental Hotel in Double Bay. With its gold bannisters and marble walls, fresh flowers, candles and luxe fabrics, this brow agency explores luxury in a whole new fashion, bringing a little bit of European beauty to Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.
Sydney girl Amy Jean has a reputation as the best brow maven in the country. Though some of us opt for a quick, cheap and cheerful brow salon treatment, if you’re looking for brows to die for, and an experience more personalised and luxurious for your brow treatment and styling, where celebrities such as Delta Goodrem, Danii Minogue and Ada Nicodemou get their brows done this is where you’ll want to check in.
Amy offers lash extensions, lash curls, brow tattoos, henna brows, Keratin lash and brow treatments and so much more.
She launched a range of brow products at Harrods and Pre-COVID was flying to London regularly to attend to her celebrity clients there. She now has several salons located across Australia, such as Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Byron Bay, and a second Sydney location on Elizabeth Street.
Prices start at $110 for a new client brow consult and treatment.
Where: Amy Jean Brow Agency, InterContinental Hotel, Double Bay, 33 Cross Street, Double Bay, Sydney