Where To Book In For Brisbane’s Best Facials

Where To Book In For Brisbane’s Best Facials

Put your best face forward!

By Astrid Taemets | 24th March 2021

Le visage – if it’s not a priority, it’s high time it was!

From at-home pamper sessions to in-salon treatments, looking after your complexion is a mighty big task, but boy oh boy, the payoff is worth it.

Whether you’re down for a relaxing, aesthetic, or medical treatment, facials are crucial in making us look and feel good (inside and out). Lucky for us, our city is full of some of the best places in the biz to treat your mug!

Below, your 2021 edit of BNE’s best clinics and facial treatments for an A+ glow.

Complete Skin and Beauty | Multiple locations

Skin concerns are nothing to scoff at, and at Complete Skin and Beauty, they take the way you look and feel very seriously. Offering a wide range of facials to cater to all your skin needs and wants, these boutique salons are results-driven, and deliver on their promise! Your skin journey starts with a personalised consultation and a tailored skin program, before a deep cleanse and tailored facial take place. Facial massage techniques are used to infuse products deep into your skin for long-lasting hydration. Cue the glow! Once your dream treatment is finished, enjoy some downtime with a glass of The Beauty Chef or Bestow Beauty powder. Oh, and FYI – Complete Skin and Beauty offer 50% off your first facial, so get booking!

Hawthorne Beauty Room | Hawthorne

Whatever your skin needs, there’s a solution, and you’ll find it here at Hawthorne Beauty Room. With over 10 facial treatments on offer, including the Teen Dream Facial (um, yes please!), Dermalogica Facials, Skin Needling, Microdermabrasion, Radio Frequency, IPL Therapy, LED Light Therapy and DMK treatments, you’ll find what you need at this boutique salon. Each treatment is designed to repair and rebuild your skin, thanks to advanced techniques and state-of-the-art technology. Customised treatments are also a possibility, so you can have multiple concerns treated (two birds, one stone!). From dehydration, to loss of elasticity and collagen, acne and more, all skin concerns are tackled and dealt with! Starting with a professional assessment of your skin, you can be sure you’re getting the right treatment plan to turn your skin woes into wows. Book a facial, and let these skin experts take care of the rest!

Pearl Medispa | Chermside

For results driven facials without any fluff, you need to start from the inside out, and no one knows this more than the team of brilliant skin therapists at Pearl Medispa. Renowned for their extraction facials, which are designed to clear pore obstruction and settle acne, they offer a range of advanced medical facials such as carbon laser facials, vampire facials, microdermabrasion facials or BBL facials. Your experience will begin with a complimentary skin analysis as well as gut health analysis, to ensure your skin is in top-notch condition in every aspect – giving it the best opportunity to thrive. It’s the kind of integral difference you can count on when you have this integrative, cosmetic medicine clinic in your corner!

Phytomer | Wilston

Expect only the best at this French day spa, where luxurious experiences are part pf the parcel, trimmed with personal touches that you won’t find anywhere else. With four major facial categories including their signature Phytomer facial, dermo-cosmetic treatments, traditional facials and resurfacing and collagen treatments, every client of Phytomer will leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, thanks to your personalised experience. The salon’s philosophy is simple, but effective: regular treatments and simplified home routines equal great skin. Post-treatment care is a passion for this team, who are here to help educate you on how to maintain beautiful skin (facial exercises and lots of massage are a must!) in between salon visits.


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Simply Laser | Brisbane City

Missing your glow? Whether it’s too many hours at the office, or the onset of the winter months, look no further than Brisbane’s Simply Laser. Conveniently located in Brisbane’s CBD, this state-of-the-art skin clinic is offering a vast array of skin treatments for the most discerning client. Bespoke skin programs are results driven to target specific skin concerns, from fine lines and wrinkles, to pigmentation, rosacea and more. The experienced aestheticians combine paramedical skincare, with the latest technology and medical grade facials to ensure your skin transformation is like no other. A skin analysis system facilitates a personalised treatment plan and allows capturing your skin's journey to track the progressive changes during your treatments. Radiance and vitality in your skin's texture and appearance are just some of the benefits you can expect. Whatever results you’re chasing, Simply Laser has programs to suit all skin types and budgets, ensuring clients feeling confident and proud of the skin they're in!


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Skin Beautiful | CBD

At last! A salon you can trust to make all your skin dream come true. The experienced, knowledgeable and professional team at Skin Beautiful are dedicated to achieving and delivering life-changing results. Using world-class professional skincare brands such as Dr Spiller and Environ, there is no skin concern this team can’t treat! Established 34 years ago, they know what it takes to offer you superior service and ongoing care. Incorporating the use of medical grade equipment with Skin Beautiful treatments provides an added dimension to skincare. The Skin Beautiful team knows that it’s so much more than just selecting a treatment from a menu – this team builds a customised experience for each and every client.

Skin Enhance | Tingalpa

With seven different facial treatments, including a jelly mask (a must, if you ask us!), your skin is in great hands at Skin Enhance. Prepare yourself for envy-inducing skin, 365 days a year thanks to their treatments that target all matter of skin issues. Their staff are trained to deliver high quality treatments, and welcome new clients with open arms. Friendly, professional service at affordable prices is a guarantee! Their belief is that your skin is your best asset, and price should not be a barrier in preventing someone’s confidence. Looking for instant results? Try their skin needling, dermaplaning or hydro dermabrasion peel – these treatments are highly results driven, hello beautiful!

Skin Spa | Ashgrove

Flawless skin – we all strive for it, right? If acne and breakouts are standing in the way between you and your best self, it’s time to book an appointment with Skin Spa, ASAP. Not only are they a leading salon in their field, the team are results driven, and passionate about rectifying acne issues through a range of treatments including the cleanse and prep treatment, and their acne facial. To Skin Spa, cleansing is *the key* to achieving a beautifully smooth, flawless complexion – a core component of their business mantra. Their approach is to tackle skin issues one treatment at a time, starting with a cleansing treatment. Slow and steady is the name of the game, and jumping straight into resurfacing treatments ain’t the solution! A team of therapists boasting national awards, including one of Australia’s most awarded cosmetic doctors, Dr Andrew Clark, Skin Spa aren’t messing around when it comes to matters of the skin.


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Stephanies Luxury Spas | Various Locations

Looking to experience an award-winning facial? As a 2020 winner in the globally recognised Best Luxury Spa Group, at these decadent spas, you can expect to experience the most advanced facial treatments in a comforting and soothing environment. Offering everything from classic relaxing and brightening facials to advanced Synergie Skin, medispa facials and peels, or oxygen therapy, your skin treatment will be curated to suit your specific skin concerns. If you are looking to treat yourself, we highly recommend trying one of Stephanies Signature Treatments for a total face and body rejuvenation. Stephanies Luxury Spas are currently found in Brisbane, Sofitel Brisbane Central, Bulimba, Clear Mountain, Clear Mountain Lodge, Cleveland, Gold Coast, Q1 Resort & Spa, and Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas. To book in for a transformative facial with a Stephanies’ skin professional today call 1300DAYSPA.

The Aesthetic Collective | Northgate

A hidden gem in Brissy’s northside, The Aesthetic Collective is our secret weapon when it comes to combating skin issues such as dehydration and dullness. To keep your gorgeous face glowing, you’ll want to shake things up as the cooler weather rolls in. Reinvigorate your skin with their signature HydroDermabrasion facial. A combo of microdermabrasion and a hydrating probiotic mask, this facial makes quick work of dead skin cells, as well as providing intense hydration! Whatever your skin worries may be, the team at The Aesthetic Collective know that skin health and high-quality products are not to be compromised on. Their impeccable services are tailored to your skin to make sure you’re getting the best possible results for your face. You’ll walk into their clinic with confidence, knowing you’re in good hands, and walk out with radiant looking face!

The Beauty Element | Newstead

Want to check out of reality for a few hours and walk out of a boutique looking and feeling like you’ve been to a health retreat? That’s The Beauty Element’s speciality! Located in the heart of Newstead, only a few steps from Gasworks, this results-driven beauty destination has an impressive menu of ten glow-inducing (and seriously relaxing) facials to target each individual’s concern. At the top of their most requested treatment list, micro skin needling is a brilliant, high-performance treatment to stimulate collagen and elastin production (tick, tick!). But coming in a close second is their ultimate cleansing treatment – the perfect post-summer freshen up. Oh, and did we mention all skin treatments include a lymphatic facial massage to reduce puffiness, increase blood flow, and brighten skin? Trust us, once you see the experienced team at The Beauty Element, you’ll be booking a facial on the reg.

The Facial Hub | Hamilton

This clean beauty salon is your go-to for skin that needs to be nurtured! From traditional relaxation facials to non-toxic peels, Omnilux LED Light Therapy and more, The Facial Hub knows how to combat skin issues, including acne, rosacea and, ageing. Treat yourself to a world class experience at this northside salon, where skin education is a top priority. With great attention to detail and the use of ancient beauty tools, clients of The Facial Hub are privy to unique, memorable experiences unlike any other you’ll encounter. They pride themselves on using only natural, organic, vegan and Australian skincare that delivers – one trip to the salon and you’ll see why! Owned and operated by Sevine Forster and her husband Christian, The Facial Hub has been in business for a decade and has a devoted clientele that can vouch for their excellence.


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The Skin Lab | Spring Hill

Once you pop your Skin Lab cherry, you’ll never turn back. Boasting an impressive list of facial treatments including IPL Skin Rejuvenation, Dermaplaning and HydraFacial, this inner-city salon is where your journey to healthier skin starts. Don’t delay! Those feeling a lil’ lacklustre are in for a treat when they book a HydraFacial – tried, tested and proven to give you long-lasting glow, the treatment gives instant results that are addictive – you have been warned! If something on the menu doesn’t resonate to you, speak up – the team at The Skin Lab are happy to personalise any treatment to cater to your wants and needs. Get set to love the skin you’re in!


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The Verve Lounge | Hamilton

A leading premium beauty expert in Brisbane, Feriel Ali is at the helm of this five-star salon. Specialising in skin treatments, The Verve Lounge proudly works with each individual client to tackle their skin concerns with success. Take your pick from ten facial treatments, each designed to target specific issues. From express hydra glow facials to cosmelan depigmentation, a 6-week in salon and at home ​unique chemical peel program, Feriel and her team are here to help you fall head over heels for your skin. Our pick? The Precious Ampoule Facial – a luxe limited edition treatment that can help reduce your wrinkles by 93 percent. Snuggle into bed as your skin comes alive with the sensations of this treatment, where rose quartz crystals are positioned on your face to eliminate puffiness, reduce the signs of ageing, and leave you with one heart-stopping glow.


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Balinese Beauty Lounge | Balmoral and Hawthorne

From the team that brought you Pawpaw Cafe and Melrose Restaurant, comes this luxe beauty lounge that's all about naturally achieving the best version of you. Offering three peaceful facials to treat an array of skin concerns as well as IPL, the expert team will take the time to understand your goals before creating a personalised skin treatment plan that’s perfect for you. If calm is what you’re looking for, there’s the traditional Balinese facial with a relaxing face massage, or, for a total overhaul, opt for the full facial treatment that cleanses your pores, treats your under eyes, and includes microdermabrasion, radio frequency, and an oxygen spray. Or, for a non-invasive moisture boost, the HydraFacial is bound to be your go-to!

Beauty on Latrobe | Paddington

With 24 facials on their menu, you’re guaranteed to find one that’s pertinent to your mug. Targeting a wide range of skin concerns, from dullness to pigmentation, anti-ageing and more, each of their facials starts with an in-depth skin consultation to help identify which treatment is going to give you the best results. Taking into consideration your lifestyle, current skincare routine, gut health and more, the therapists at this boutique clinic will tailor a treatment that suits you. Having built a reputation of excellence in the beauty industry over 15 years, Beauty on Latrobe are a dedicated team who pride themselves on personal service with amazing results! Flaunt beautiful skin every day with help from a professional team you can trust to help make your skincare dreams come true. Lusting after a brighter complexion? Book in for their signature Glow Facial – it’s a showstopper!

Brooklyn Beauty Bar | Fortitude Valley

Located on the corner of bustling James Street, this luxurious beauty salon is a firm favourite amongst Brissy’s most stylish. Step inside their high-end space, and you’ll see why! Take your pick from their list of facials, each as deluxe as the last. We suggest the dermal cocktail treatment – choose from six different serums (each designed to target specific skin issues), which are infused into the skin, using needling. Keep your skin looking fresh between visits with their range of at-home Dr Spiller skincare (the collagen cream is a must!). If relaxation is what you’re looking for, you might want to book another salon, as Brooklyn Beauty Bar is a hive of activity, where gal pals are invited to come and catch up over a glass of bubbles while they get their skin pampered. Fun times, and great results!


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Article by Astrid Taemets

When she’s not in the office or chasing a busy toddler, you’ll find Astrid long lunching (meet you at Hellenika?) or perched on a beach somewhere along the coast. Her guilty pleasures include drinking red wine on her deck while trawling the internet for her dream piece of land, and artworks to fill her home with.


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