For those of you who haven’t been into the salon recently you might be surprised at what awaits you….in a good way that is. About six months ago we underwent a major refurbishment, giving the salon a new and modern facelift. Jo worked in partnership with Susanna Bilardo of Enoki to create the most amazing space. From the beautiful curtains, designer chairs and Indigenous paintings - every little detail was thought out, making the salon an open and relaxing space where the instant upon entering you feel the weight lift off your shoulders.
We hope to see you soon, but in the meantime please enjoy a few photographs of the new ATOB below!
Along with the neck and décolletage, the eyes are one of the first places to show the tell-tale signs of aging. To many late nights, lack of sunscreen, hydration or just our environment can reak unknown havoc on our skin. If crows feet or the sudden appearance of fine lines are getting you down might we suggest a product out of a new holistic skincare brand to hit the ATOB shelves - the Eye Lifting Gel by Sodashi.
The Eye Lifting Gel has just been reformulated with one of mother nature’s finest ingredients, Arnica. This jack-of-all trades plant from the sunflower family contains antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal and decongestive properties. Along with the anti-aging benefits of lifting, toning and firming thanks to Arnica it also includes a reduction in under eye puffiness and dark circles.
Sodashi’s Eye Lifting Gel works for every skin type and contains no chemicals, GMO’s, sulfates or preservatives. Ask us for a free sample at your next visit!
As mentioned before, our newest employee Nicole brings years of experience in beauty therapies, however a new service she’s excellent at and we’re excited to offer you is Shellac Nails! Say what?! For those who aren’t familiar with this latest nail craze, it’s applied just like normal polish but lasts for weeks without chipping.
Now we pride ourselves on doing amazing manicures at ATOB and although Chanel and Essie lacquers last quite awhile they can’t compete with the staying power of shellac. How does this new formulation work?
Known as a hybrid of the gel manicure but with much less potential damage to your nails, Shellac offers a more nail-friendly solution by using no sculpting or filing, just thin coats of polish on your natural nail, with a brief time for drying under a UV lamp between every coat. The UV is used for 10 seconds after the base coat, and two minutes each between the two coats of color and the top coat. When the top coat is done, you get a quick shine with a soft cloth and alcohol and you’re ready to go.
As amazing as Shellac is, it’s not for everybody. If your nail bed is already damaged from prior acrylic or gel use we recommend you get them healthy again before booking in for an appointment. If you’re not sure pop into the salon so Nicole can take a look.
We’re thrilled to offer you this awesome new service and just in time for summer. Looks like it’s going to be 20 all this week so it’s the perfect time to test drive Shellac!
If you’ve ever needed that extra motivation to slap on some sunscreen every day this amazing video by Thomas Leveritt will have you reaching for your SPF 30 faster than you can say beach. It shows people of all ages seeing what their skins looks like in ultraviolet with many meeting freckles they never new existed while others could see sun damage/pigmentation that had yet to come to the surface. With summer only a short time away it’s high time you have a sunscreen ready to block out those UV rays and keeping your skin as healthy as possible. Next time you’re in the salon have a look at our personal favorites the Solar Defense Booster SPF 30 and Protection 50 Sport. In the meantime, make sure you watch this video!
Jo is very passionate about finding a cure for brain cancer. Over the years she has raised thousands of dollars for a foundation very near and dear to her heart, the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation founded by close friend and brilliant brain surgeon Dr. Charlie Teo.
Jo has organized many fundraisers, all of them with a brilliant turnout of guests and funds raised. This last one, a private dinner she hosted, held in the private Bligh Room at Neil Perry’s Rock Pool Bar & Grill Restaurant raised a whopping $55,000! Besides her generous heart if there is one thing we know about Jo it’s the fact that she knows how to organize a chic event. As you can see in the images captured below, every little detail has been taken care of. Beautiful centerpieces adorned the table by Flower Merchants, Karen a talented harpist played beautiful music in the background while Dr. Teo spoke throughout the evening on the progress that is being made to find a cure for brain cancer.
Neil Perry created a mouthwatering special menu just for the event with many guests wanting more…best part was they could! Their special gift for attending was a personalized copy of one of Neil’s cookbooks from Jo. Everyone had a wonderful evening and I’m sure are looking forward to the next event Jo will be organizing!