The Goldie combines glamour with an easygoing vibe. No wonder it’s a hub of bliss-out spas and sought- after salons.
Amy Jean Eye Couture
Amy Jean Linnehan knows that no single brow shape fits all. Instead, she says, “We take into consideration your hair tone and skin colour as well as the length and width of your face.” Her salon in the Palazzo Versace offers brow sculpting and lash extensions and her bespoke approach has earned her kudos from the likes of Naomi Campbell.
Palazzo Versace Hotel, 95 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach; 0404 463 161
Edwards and Co.
Come here for Jaye Edwards’ signature lived-in colours and effortless waves. The airy space at Edwards and Co. in Surfers Paradise – the fifth in his suite of salons – has the business’s characteristic industrial-chic feel but the views of the golden sands and sparkling waters of Budds Beach are unmistakably Gold Coast. If you want to see the man that Lara Worthington trusts with her hair, put yourself on the waitlist – Edwards visits every few months from his base in Sydney.
Level 1, Shop 4/19 River Drive, Surfers Paradise; (07) 5526 9888
The contemporary SpaQ at QT Gold Coast in Surfers Paradise has a unique approach where you book a timeslot then select your treatment when you arrive. The 90-minute Uspa Concept Facial is a winning choice that includes a massage, deep cleanse and exfoliation incorporating Uspa’s plant-based skin care.
7 Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise; (07) 5584 1108
Exclusive to Aurora Spa at Palazzo Versace, the signature Allawah treatment – an hour-long indulgence – is conducted by two therapists and combines a full-body massage with a facial and foot treatment.
Palazzo Versace, 94 Sea World Drive, Main Beach; (07) 5532 6464
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The Bath House
Sisters Natalie and Charlie Evans and their friend Phoebe Venz took inspiration from bathhouses around the world to create their Burleigh Heads retreat. Facilities include two hydrotherapy spas, a magnesium plunge pool, steam room, sauna and sundeck. Guests can access all of these by booking a 90-minute soak session.
37A Tallebudgera Creek Road, Burleigh Heads
Top image: Amy Jean Eye Couture