OK, truth time. Hands up who’s been using the ‘Touch Up My Appearance’ option on Zoom, or relying on a black screen to do your talking? The COVID-19 restrictions have definitely played havoc with our grooming these past few months, but help is at hand with beauty, hair, tanning and nail salons now open in the Valley and at the ready for up to 20 clients at a time.
 
Before your next IRL meeting or meet-cute, here’s where to head first:
 
We all know that eyes are the windows to the soul, so brows and lashes add that all-important framework. Book in to get your peepers pampered by brow and lash magician Kiyomi at The Brow Bakery in Winn Lane for lash and brow tints, lash lifts, waxing and natural brow shaping. Shehnaz Beauty Salon in McWhirters Centre is the spot for eyebrow threading, eyelash perms and all your waxing requirements.
 
To look like you’ve been on vacation instead of in isolation, book in at Hearts & Heroes Style in Bakery Lane for a flawless glow and hair combo, courtesy of the onsite hair and makeup artists. Nails need attention? See the mother-daughter duo at Miss Mekong Nails & Beauty in McWhirters Centre, stat!
 
Did you attempt an iso haircut, or have you been rocking a messy or man-bun on the reg? There’s plenty of Valley barbers and hair salons to sort out your self-isolating style. Guys, get your sharp cuts and beards groomed at Born Creative Studio or The Public Barber, both on Brunswick Street. For buzzcuts and colour, see the unisex barbers at Dreamboat on Winn Lane, or visit Wickham Street Barbershop, which specialises in fades and afros.
 
Award-winning Fabrik Hair will refresh your cut and colour for the ‘new normal’, while Winnston Hair are the blonde hair whisperers if you need a roots refresh. Kiki Hair Brisbane are the hair extension specialists if you hacked your hair and have *regrets*, and Bespoke Hair has the know-how for your new bespoke look.
 
Thinking about straightening your locks or getting a digital perm? See Gangnam Style Hair for cascading waves and fresh cuts. Super Star Hair on Brunswick Street is also open for all your haircut and styling needs.


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— June 2020