Racecourse Road is a beauty addict’s dream. Dotted along the charming tree-lined strip and throughout the riverside Racecourse Road precinct is an abundance of gorgeous salons, beauty experts and premium services from waxing through to even hair extensions to have you ready for any event.
While you’re spoilt for choice, we’ve managed to narrow it down to just a few of our faves to have you the front-runner this racing season – all a skip, hop and a jump from the track itself.
Skin and face
First things first – you’re skin is the most important when it comes to a special day at the races. A glowing complexion is the easiest way to complete a look, particularly at a daytime event when you can’t rely on dark corners and ‘mood lighting’ to soften your face. Madison’s Beauty specialise in results-driven treatments designed to tackle a range of conditions from acne through to sun-damaged skin, including microdermabrasion, IPL treatments and even a BABOR signature facial for a photo-finish complexion.
3/68 Racecourse Rd, Hamilton
Waxing and body treatments
No race day attire can be pulled off with unsightly hair. Get silky smooth with a range of waxing treatments available at Body Beautiful retreat. If you’d like to take your body prepping a step further, their incredible day spa treatments are the icing on the cake, with packages including massages and body wraps that’ll have you feeling like ditching your Race Day plans and spending the whole day there!
Body Beautiful Retreat
3/153 Racecourse Rd, Ascot
P 3868 2288 www.bodybeautifulretreat.com.au
What did we ever do before the age of spray tans? One thing is for sure – they’re pretty much now considered an essential step in any prep routine – provided you get it right! Gelly Rose only use products that are certified organic, and paraben, alcohol and oil free, to ensure not only does it look incredible, but it’s without any nasties and designed to give you a natural sun-kissed glow that will last the distance. Choose from an express tan (1, 2 or 3 hours development) or longer developing tan (4, 6 or 8 hours) to suit your preference and requirements.
5/28 Racecourse Rd, Hamilton
P 0401 389 894 www.gellyrose.com
If the faux grass on the outside of the store doesn’t entice you, Charlie Brette's ability to transform your nails into works of art will! From manis and pedis through to shellac, acrylic and nail art, Charlie Brette offer premium pampering services in a stylish, sanitary environment, and are home to the latest in innovative techniques, including the permanent gel.
4/71 Racecourse Rd, Hamilton
P 3161 1555
Lashes and makeup
Have your lashes looking full and luscious for race day by calling in to Vanity Lashes in Hamilton for eyelash extensions. The team at Vanity are industry certified, highly trained and no damage will be done to your natural lashes. They can also create the perfect makeup look with staying power on the day – and in conjunction with your lashes, can create anything from a natural, barely there look through to something with a little more high-voltage glam.
Vanity Makeup & Lashes
122a Racecourse Rd, Hamilton
P 0477 440 577 www.vanitylashes.com.au
Hat or fascinator hair
Race day hair can often be the hardest to achieve, as it needs to be something you can wear with a hat or fascinator, and that will take you from daytime to dusk and beyond. Whether it’s a blowdry (and glass of bubbles), an up do, or essential treatment in the lead up to the day, ARC Hairdressing and Wine Bar are you go-to on Racecourse Road.
Arc Hairdressing & Wine Bar
3/146 Racecourse Rd, Ascot
P 3162 8608 www.archairdressing.com.au