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Did you know 1 hydrafacials is performed every 60 second? Its no wonder this treatment is sought after with its many benefits including Hydrafacials provide a simple and effective form of exfoliation using a diamond tip to remove the outer layer of dead or damaged skin cells revealing the more youthful skin below! It is a non-invasive treatment designed to improve the overall texture, tone and clarity of the skin while restoring the skin’s elasticity

Who is Hydradermabrasion for?

1. Agingskin to Reduce the appearance of superficial fine lines Congested/ blemished skin, Flaky/ dry skin, Devitalized & thickened skin, Sun damage, age/sun spots- helps to lift & shed damaged pigment cells, Blotchiness- uneven skin tones and texture will be improved & Acne scars & chicken pox scars. Please be mindful that if you have active acne you should not have this treatment as it can actually make your acne worse. We would need to combat your acne so it is dormant before starting hydrafacials on your skin. The benefits of Hydradermabrasion AKA HydraFacials include a Smoother skin surface, Stimulated collagen and elastin, Aids in producing more normal cell production, Stimulates lymphatic system and blood, Cells move more evenly toward the epidermis and shed more evenly resulting in lasting results and more even, plump skin. Remember this is a progressive, not aggressive treatment. Although one HydraFacial treatment will yield a fresher, smoother looking skin, generally results are noticed after the forth - sixth treatment. The average treatment plan is 4-12 treatments. How many treatments might be necessary will depend on the condition of your skin and the goals we are working towards. Initially Hydrafacial treatments can be performed every 7-14 days. Once your series of treatments is completed it is recommended that monthly maintenance continue in order to maintain the desired result. We recommend you not use glycolic, AHAs or any retinol products 2 days before and 2-4 days post, No suntan beds to be used 2 week post treatment (we really hope your just not using them at all) SPF 50 to be applied and re-applied during sun-exposure, Keep treated area clean and well hydrated. For best results commit to a course of treatments & stick to the correct treatment intervals and use active skincare such as Synergy Skin, in order to achieve maximum results. Your therapist can set you up with a treatment plan which will include your Hydrafacial treatments at the desired intervals woven amongst light therapy treatments and Enzyme Hydropeels. These treatments will be decided upon by your therapist according to your specific skincare needs! The benefit of having a treatment plan with these extra treatments is that the light therapy treatments will help your skin repair even quicker, giving you faster results and the Enzyme hydro peels will work to open up your skin, removing any stubborn layers that are essentially stopping the targeted serums from getting to the bottom layer of your skin and working their magic. Some people will need both, whilst some may only need to weave either treatment amongst their HydraFacials. Its no wonder Queen B, and Kate Winslet are fans of these treatments. And we are so excited to be able to share them with you. We may not be able to sing like them but we sure can have flawless skin like them! Now all we need is their bank accounts. For more information on how Hydrafacials can benefit you send us an email on or you can book your appointment now by visiting our website

How to have a Sustainable Easter Break

Easter is a time of joy, hope, and renewal. It's a time to celebrate with family and friends, exchange gifts, and indulge in delicious food. But when celebrating this auspicious festival, you must also remember how your actions can impact the environment. Climate change demands our attention and effort, and Easter is an excellent opportunity to make a difference. By adopting sustainable practices and choosing eco-friendly options, you can reduce your carbon footprint and build a sustainable future. Here are some tips for having a more sustainable Easter: 1. Choose Sustainable Easter Decorations Instead of disposable decorations, consider using natural materials like flowers, branches, and leaves. You can also create your own decorations using recycled materials like cardboard or paper. Embrace the beauty and simplicity of nature by using natural or recycled materials for decorations. Create a warm and inviting atmosphere while doing your part for the environment. 2. Opt for Eco-Friendly Easter Eggs Choose eggs made from sustainable materials like wood or recycled plastic. Avoid plastic Easter eggs that will end up in landfills and take hundreds of years to decompose. Consider using natural dyes for coloring your Easter eggs instead of synthetic ones that can harm the environment. You can also repurpose old or broken eggshells as compost or decorative accents instead of throwing them away. These small actions can make a big impact in reducing waste and promoting sustainability during the holiday season. 3. Buy Fair Trade and Organic Chocolate Easter is synonymous with chocolate, but not all chocolate is created equal. Opt for both fair trade and organic chocolate to ensure that the farmers who grow the cocoa beans are paid fairly and pesticides do not harm the environment. Additionally, consider buying local or artisanal chocolate, which often supports small businesses and reduces the carbon footprint associated with transportation. When packaging your Easter treats, choose recyclable or compostable materials, such as paper or biodegradable bags.  4. Reduce Food Waste Easter is often associated with big feasts and gatherings, but it's important to be mindful of how much food we consume. Plan your meals carefully and only buy what you need. If you end up with leftovers, find creative ways to use them instead of throwing them away. Additionally, consider using sustainable and locally-sourced ingredients to reduce your carbon footprint and support small businesses in your community. 5. Use Sustainable Packaging If you're giving gifts or sending Easter cards, opt for eco-friendly packagings like recycled paper or biodegradable materials. Avoid using plastic or other non-recyclable materials. You can also make your own decorations and crafts using materials you already have at home instead of buying new ones. This reduces waste and saves money. 6. Choose Sustainable Easter Gifts Instead of buying plastic toys or other disposable items, consider giving meaningful and sustainable gifts like books, plants, and other handmade items. You can also organize eco-friendly Easter activities such as a nature scavenger hunt or a beach clean-up to promote environmental awareness and responsibility. 7. Support Local Businesses By buying locally, you're reducing the carbon footprint of shipping and transportation. Plus, you're supporting your local economy and helping small businesses thrive. Another way to reduce waste during Easter is to use reusable items, such as plates, utensils, and napkins, instead of disposable ones. By following these tips, you can have a more sustainable Easter and do your part to protect the environment. Happy Easter! Reach out to Bare Beauty House! Looking for a day spa or remedial massage on the Northern Beaches? Reach out to us! At Bare Beauty House, we offer various spa treatments, including remedial massage, facials, and body treatments. Our trained therapists can provide personalised care to meet your needs. Plus, by supporting local businesses, you're contributing to the sustainability of your community.

Why hair treatments are a must for everyone

Our hair is one of our strongest forms of expression. We can change it from bright bold colours to natural tones and whilst these changes aren’t forever, they can have a lasting effect to our hair. Some of us have virgin hair and prefer to express ourselves by changing the length of our hair. To maintain healthy hair, hair treatments are a must! They will aid healthy growth and the overturning of new healthy cells. As our hair rests on our head UV rays, pollution and general external pollutants make their way through our hair cuticles. Hair and scalp treatments will help rejuvenate your hair and maintain the integrity of healthy hair. Sometimes, depending on the external damage you will need treatments to rebuild the structure of the hair. At Bare Beauty House we use all natural butter based bleach and we aim to lift your hair without damage, however damage may still occur from the sun, pollution or the incorrect shampoo and conditioner. Getting a treatment in salon is a quick process that does not need a full day reserved. We first start with a consult about your hair and scalp to determine what treatment is best suitable for your hair type and the result you are wanting to achieve. After we determine the path it is a quick 20-30 minute which includes a head massage ;). A in salon treatment is a nice way to relax and treat yourself but it is also a necessity. At home treatments are another great way to maintain your hair between in salon treatments and getting your hair colour or cut. Masks are a great product to bring into your shower or bath routine. Simply leave it on the ends of your hair as you scrub and shave then give it a rinse. There are many other products that can be easily applied before you go through your day. A leave in moisture cream, nurturing oils and a scalp balm are all great simple ways that you can nurture your hair. As our world came into the industrial revolution more and more pollution spread through the air and our hair. In the modern age we are trying to find a more sustainable way to supply energy but there will always be pollutants in the air. These pollutants can strip the hair of good nutrients and alter our hairs normal pH balance. Pollution targets the proteins we have in our hair and decreases the amount we hold. Hair proteins are responsible for hair growth, shine, strength and much more. Coloured and bleached hair can be more vulnerable to these damages as the cuticle (which is our barrier) is already affected. Protein treatments such as Olaplex and Oways Hmilk are a great way to rebuild the hair and add the proteins that have been lost. We all hear about protecting our skin from UV rays but what happens to our hair after prolonged exposure? The UV rays damage our hairs cuticle and creates brittle hair. Living in Many or near a beach I’m sure our surfers can relate to this issue. We often see discolouration or “sun bleached hair” which may look beautiful but to the touch may tell a different story. The hair can become thin, have breakage or split ends and become dull. This is when masks can come in handy for all the surfers or regular swimmers out there. A mask or leave in moisture can be applied to the hair before hitting the waves. This will protect the hair while also nurturing it. Whether you have never coloured your hair, dont put it under a lot of stress from hot styling tools or whether you are addicted to having your hair coloured and styled, its safe to say we can all benefit from a hair and scalp treatment to promote and maintain healthy hair.

Why should you be treating pigmentation during winter?

As winter grows closer, it is important we look at the proper treatment and care for our skin and if we suffer from pigmentation, winter is the ideal time to treat it. How do you know if you have it or not?  Hyperpigmentation is darkening and discolouration of the skin. Red, brown, pink or even purple-looking spots, clusters or streaks on the surface of the skin are examples of hyperpigmentation. Acne, sun exposure, eczema, psoriasis, and contact dermatitis can all cause hyperpigmentation. Why do we treat it in the winter? Winter is the best time for the skin recovery process. Our skin is usually less tanned and this is very important when starting de-pigmentation treatments as well as the skin being less susceptible to side effects such as burns & redness. During winter our skin has less moisture so it becomes much dryer. Dry skin leads to irritated skin and when the skin barrier is compromised, it lacks the ability to hold onto oil and water. The skin starts to become itchy, and that scratching leads to a rash. As the cycle persists, this leads to inflammation and hyperpigmentation. So treating the issue before it gets worse will ensure you can confidently flaunt your skin 365 days a year. We also tend to spend more time indoors in the winter as well as there being shorter days so less sun exposure happens naturally, and this helps speed up recovery. Treating pigmentation can be done in a number of ways and will depend on the severity of the condition, your skin type and your budget. For non-invasive in-salon treatments, we recommend a combination of AHA/BHA layered peels, RED light therapy and vitamin infusions. AHA/BHA layered peels, combine the benefits of lactic and salicylic acid at specific dosage. A bespoke combination of both acids can be tailored to achieve desired results. Red light is a narrow, isolated form of natural light to give the appropriate intensity and wavelength for light therapy. The intensity of red light used in therapy is much higher than you would naturally get from sunlight and, it’s not damaging like sunlight can be! Red light acts as an anti-inflammatory agent, which is part of what causes hyperpigmentation. In addition, red light has a long enough wavelength to penetrate the epidermis (outermost layer of the skin) and reach the dermis (the middle layer of the skin). This enables it to reach fibroblasts, special types of cells that sit beneath the skin and manufacture collagen – a protein that helps tighten and firm the skin and heal wounds. Infusing vitamins into the dermis of your skin will help keep your skin nourished, hydrated and maintain its ability to repair itself. Vitamin C has been known to help decrease hyperpigmentation. Because vitamin C is a powerful nutrient, it also aids in the production of collagen which is essential to maintain hydration and strength of the skin. At home maintenance comes in many different bottles, speak to your therapist about the best options for you. To play favourites, here's our top picks to reduce pigmentation at home. Enlighten, by Synergie Skin, is a topical treatment for pigmentation and sun damage. It contains tyrosinase inhibitors to reduce the activity of melanin producing cells limiting our hyperpigmentation struggles. Enlighten does this while also using the most natural products such as Liquorice extract. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that protects our cells from UV damage while also being a vital part in the production of collagen creating firmer fresh skin. It includes a tyrosinase inhibitor that creates brighter skin and reduces hyperpigmentation. This product can assist with the transition of seasons as it helps the production of collagen and hydration. As we know in summer we are basking up all the warmth we can, trying to get our tan on. SPF protection is a must during summer to protect us but what about winter? We don’t usually hear about SPF protection through winter as the cold blocks out our inbuilt need for sunscreen, it almost feels like there are no UV rays that can affect us but this is not true. Sun protection is just as important in winter as it is in summer. At Bare Beauty House we stock Synergie Skin and one of their most popular products is Uberzinc. Uberzinc is a daily moisturiser that contains 21% of Mineral Zinc Oxide. Uberzinc has a perfect blend of ingredients including zinc, green tea and lycopene all which create a moisturiser focusing on keeping our skin stable and safe from UV rays. Uberzinc is a great choice as a daily SPF moisturiser to wear throughout the year. There are a variety of in salon treatments and at home maintenance products to be used, but for the best results we recommend a combination of both. Your therapist will be able to prescribe what's going to work best for you. Remember no two skins are alike so dont think following the same routine as your friend who had amazing results will work the same way for you. Get personalized advice! This will save you time, get you the results you want quicker and ultimately save you money! Book in for a complimentary skincare consultation with us today to see

5 tips on creating a greener easter experience

Easter has many different meanings and ways of celebrating across the ages and the globe. Some view it as a time to splurge and eat chocolate and others celebrate it for religious purposes as the resurrection of Christ. No matter why or how you celebrate it, there are always ways to make it a greener Easter! Instead of gifting objects for Easter such as toys, spend the money on an experience your family or friends would like. Gifting an experience helps limit the waste produced in wrapping paper, chocolate wrappers and much more. Experiences can be for any group of people. Friends, family, partners, employees and no matter what, you will be able to treasure the memories forever. When creating those stunning Easter baskets for your kiddies to plow through, use recycled shredded paper or dry leaves. Using newspapers can create an edgy look and using leaves can create a more interactive hands on experience. The same thing goes if you decide to get gifts! Use recycled wrapping paper to try and limit the footprint of waste we leave during this holiday. Dyed eggs are a beautiful Easter tradition full of colour and celebration. The dyes we use can pollute and poison the earth. To create a greener Easter, make your own dyes from organic products, this also makes sure that you can eat the eggs after! Using bright berries or veggies is a fun experiment at creating your own dyes. The link below has a method for creating stunning dyes and patterns. Something we love to celebrate over Easter is chocolate! This delicious bean has been transformed in so many different ways and combined with infinite flavors. Chocolate is often covered in foil or plastic in most mass production brands. Going to local businesses gives you the best quality chocolate while also supporting local businesses in your area. I've found when I have gone to my local chocolate shop they use paper bags to hand over the goods. Keeping my tummy and the earth happy! However you celebrate and however you decide to be a little greener this easter we wish you a very happy Easter holiday, filled with loads of “remember when”. The Team at Bare Beauty House

International Womens Day

The theme for International Women’s day 2022 is Changing climates, equality today for a sustainable tomorrow. These two ideas are very close to home at Bare Beauty House. As a strong group of women we all come from different paths of life, battling different biases and inequalities. As a sustainable salon we are one of the few emerging hair and beauty salons that’s main focus is exploring one's beauty in the most sustainable way. When talking about a sustainable salon we are not only talking about maintaining our planet's health but also a future for women that can be sustained. This means providing eco-friendly services that allow our environment to flourish and our biodiversity to rebuild, whilst giving women results driven treatments that are toxic free and free from harsh chemicals that can ultimately lead to disease and shorter life spans. Throughout the years women have faced many battles in achieving equality. Our right to education came late as our family roles were keeping the homes clean and serving dinner for the family. One of our senior hairdresser's Rebecca grew up in South Korea. When talking about what it was like to grow up there she describes it as a very male dominated country and it wasn’t until she was at school that feminists became more vocal. She speaks about the men in the family being able to eat before the females and at a seperate table. When asked about her school life Rebecca says it was at the turning point of equality towards education. Her mother when she was a child had a much different experience. Her mum was not granted educational rights and instead looked after the family home and her brothers. “What do you believe being female and feminism is?” “Feminism is a super power women have. We are dedicated, empathetic, meticulous, always a few steps ahead and great at multitasking. As the world grows we need to be more vocal to find balance between men and women otherwise things will stop changing for the better. The foundation of the world was built for and by men and we need to change this so we must keep pushing and continue to speak up” Rebecca   -   senior hair stylist Because of our delayed start to knowledge we now strive and push harder trying to prove that we are equally as capable as men. We were deemed as unsuitable for powerful roles, and, unsuitable to choose who made our choices for us. Parliament has been held by men for decades and slowly we have seen more women speak up. In 2021 we saw some key progressions towards equality. But we have also seen some stunts. During the dreaded Covid outbreak ‘Leah Rodriguez’ states that the global crisis has added another 36 years to the amount of time it will take to close the gender gap. This means it will now take around 13.5 years for women and men to reach impartiality. On the brighter side of things the Tokyo Olympics became the most gender equal Olympic Games. Tokyo insisted that the teams had an equal ratio of women to men. However women were still given less pay and had less news coverage. When you think of the hair and beauty industry, it does dominate as a more female centralised career path. However there are still issues within equality and the opportunities that come with the industry. Naomi, Bare Beauty House’s founder, finds that the industry is “dominated by male artistic directors and product companies. Men have been lifted up more through the industry which is disappointing as it is a more female dominated area”. Think Paul Mitchel, Kevin Murphy, & Tony & Guy, just to name the top three that come to mind. This imbalance is seen across all industries especially when it comes to powerful roles. Last year we saw some positive changes towards females and parliamentary roles. Samoa and Estonia have elected their first female prime minister. Confronting the out of date belief that women are not suitable for power. In the past couple of years feminists and activists have made stands to fight for equal rights for women and those who also face bias. Creating and editing legislation and bills assists certain communities and people of the world from future bias and mistreatment. It is creating a permanent, sustainable and maintainable tomorrow. This year we look too celebrating the struggle of feminists fighting for environmental justice around the globe. An example are women farmers in India who are trying to secure land to create lives that are empowered, self-resilient, sustainable and to create change. Last year in India the government decided to raise the legal age of marriage from 18-21 in the belief that the legislation will bring parity in the age of marriage between men and women. This decision led to a amendment of the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, which was introduced into parliament. At our salon we open our doors to all kinds of people. We make sure that every client is treated with the same respect and experience no matter their race, religion, age, gender or sexual preference. Our team of fewer than 10 are all at different stages in life. A few have teenagers, toddlers or a baby on the way. Two of us are training to either advance our skills or are just starting out. Due to us all being different ages and ethnicities we must learn to understand and support the wide range of events each of us go through. Although we are all different we have all had some of the same experiences growing up and how we are treated day to day. To keep us and our clients feeling safe the salon has an anti discrimination policy and Our founder, Naomi, ensures all staff are not only aware of this but adhere to it by the strictest standard. This isn't hard as we all have shared values and a certain level of respect for one another , but its nice to know there is a baseline expectation for everyone who comes into the salon. Naomi also makes sure we support other Female entrepreneurs and business owners to help build a community of successful women in the area. We strive for female success in all aspects of life, whatever that looks like for each individual person. Naomi had her share of struggles and she found difficulty in finding other like minded business women. Since relocating her salon from Rose Bay to Manly, Naomi feels as though she has found her tribe who are on the same journey with her business wise and sustainability wise. We must continue to fight for equality, biodiversity and ultimately a sustainable world for everyone and everything to thrive in!

Empowerment through rejuvenation & nourishment

We are almost 1/4 way through this year! It really has flown by. As we continue to grow and explore ourselves it is important to look around us and appreciate how far we have come. This month is all about our world and our women. We want to promote the feeling of empowerment by rejuvenating and nourishing your skin and hair. Women have come a long way in achieving equality and as we have evolved, we still battle in our day to day lives. Women have gained the right to education, ability to vote, equal pay and much more. We still fight to prove our worth and continue to strive for equal treatment of all women around the globe. At Bare Beauty House our team is made up of all different women from all different backgrounds from all walks of life. We strive to make every woman feel empowered and leave us feeling like a boss, in control of their own world.  We also aim to give Men the same feeling of empowerment that they deserve and make them feel comfortable in the pampering sessions they desire. For many women, hair is one of our most confronting elements. It is one of our most noticeable features that has a mind of its own. As a kinky, curly haired person, I never know what I will wake up with. Every day is a surprise. Hair is an expression in one of its greatest forms. We can curl, straighten, dye and shave it. I have used my own hair as a subject to my experimentation for years. From pink to red to white then finally the big shave. I shaved my head in March of last year and as it has grown back over the past 12 months I have gotten to understand myself on a deeper level. At first it was an effort to raise money for Leukemia patients and donate my own hair but my Dad with his own opinion helped me see another meaning. He viewed it as a feminist act rebelling against the norm of female hair. Doing the big shave took me 4 years to finally do, but I have grown more than I ever could without having done it. My experience is my story of finding myself and as Women I think it is so important that we all have our own journey, whatever that looks like. Underneath our hair lies the hidden world we don’t often see and when we do it can be confronting. There is a lot of stigma around dandruff and oily scalps. Often in High School we hide these and make jokes to mask our embarrassment and this continues into adult hood. I have a dry scalp and was uncomfortable at the visibility based on the belief people would think I was “dirty”. But our scalps go through a lot. They are attacked by sun rays, pollution,hair colour and an array of products.. This month we are introducing a new range of scalp treatments from our partner Oway. These will help dry, oily, itchy and irritated scalps . I have been using the dry scalp shampoo for a couple of weeks and have noticed the itchiness fading as well as having a smoother cleaner scalp whilst still being able to have colour applied on my scalp. This range from Oway will be your new best friend to treat and prevent many scalp conditions. No more hiding in the shadows of our hair. Time for empowerment. Last year our founder, Naomi, participated in a beach clean up. This was inspired by “Clean up Australia Day”. In Australia, especially Sydney, we love to get into our favourite cozzies and strut down to the beach. I grew up next to Bondi and one of my favourite memories was doing weekly surfing lessons with my primary school class. The crystal clear water breaking into elegant waves that slide across the sand. Beach towels of every colour marking their territory spread across the beach. The most beautiful part is watching the sun go down across the horizon. Bringing an inner peace we so deeply crave. It all seems perfect. But you feel something sway past your leg. In fear of it being a jellyfish you quickly swat it away but to your dismay it is a plastic bag from a strangers shopping trip. We have all (hopefully) watched David Attenborough as he explores the deep sea giving us beautiful images of magical creatures. We all have been made aware of the waste and stress that humans have put on this precious ecosystem. This month especially our salon promotes sustainable beauty standards to help inform our clients and other salons on how they can help as well As strong women we must have strong skin. We must be comfortable and confident in our skin if we plan on maintaining how far we have come. Through March we have introduced Omnilux red light therapy. Red Light Therapy is a treatment that produces results with none of the nasty side effects. It focuses on reducing fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation and redness. Omnilux’s aim is to create healthier, younger-looking skin that feels rejuvenated and nourished. To Introduce this product into our salon we are offering an unlimited red light therapy package. This not only gives you more bang for your buck but will leave you in control of your skin and knowing that you have a strong network of women providing skincare solutions based on clean science technology that can help you control any breakout or skincare concern. Its time to stand strong together, promoting each others beauty, empowering each other to feel and be our best, whatever that looks like for you whilst we nourish our environment and become stronger together!

2022 Hair and beauty Trends

Sayonara 2021!!  Time to let go of those hibernation hoodies and get back into our groove. We experimented with the relieving thought that no one will see us but now all eyes will be on you. How will you enter this new year? Grown out highlighted hair & cracking, out grown nail polish? I think not! This year we will enter with our heads held high strutting down the street with bold hair, expressive nails and our skin glowing. Our lockdown years were all about reimagining ourselves at home with the limited supplies we could grasp onto. It included our bad DIY colours and cuts. We saw mullets reviving and a more modern female approach. Wolf cuts swarmed social media and paved the way for bolder more modernised cuts. As we experimented with our kitchen scissors a new way of expressionistic hair was created. Simplicity was no more. Texture, layers and free hand cutting will be all the rage as we explore ourselves and what is going to compliment us the most. Jaggered free style cutting made to flatter your face and designed just for you. This new style is not for the faint hearted and the trust in your stylist increases substantially as if Edward Scissorhands himself is standing behind you. Eek. This textured extravagance of shapes will be followed by the BBB. Big Bouncy Blowdries. Volumised hair perfectly bouncing as you make your perfectly delayed entrance. We also move forward into embracing the curly side of life. This year is all about becoming our most authentic self. There is no time for “safe” looks. Through 2021 we saw little pops of colour appear and in 2022 these will be taken to the next level. Bold, bright colours catching our eyes as we trudge to work. In the British Vogue January Magazine cover you can see Kristen McMenamy rocking her extravagant hair. Already we can see the redevelopment of Dip Dyes and horizontal stripes giving individuals that oomph they have so long desired for. On the beauty side of things we expect this colourful embrace to continue into the year. Bright fresh nails will flow through the year to pay tribute to our beautiful seasons. Early 2000’s inspired French tips have started making a come back but with a twist of colour. Our skin is the largest organ in our body and is our bodies first line of defence. Due to living in Australia our skin requires different assistance than other countries. We are tinted by our glowing sun and engulfed in the salts from our beaches. It is time to perfect a skin care routine that will last you a life time. After vigorous tanning trying to catch up after lockdown, a good skin care routine will give your skin the nourishment it needs. This year we deserve to have fresh healthy skin full of life and radiating good energy. Hello Vitamin infusions and light therapy! All in all 2022 is all about you. Your hair, your skin and your ability to be you. At Bare Beauty House we strive to help you understand yourself on the outside so you feel your best on the inside.

Our continued commitment

At Bare Beauty House we strive to find the best and most innovative clean beauty treatments to bring out your inner glow and this year will be no different! As new trends arise such as bold bright colours, we will maintain our advocacy for green technology and minimised waste in beauty salons. Our partnership with Oway will continue and we look forward to using their biodynamic colours to help create your most authentic self. At Bare Beauty House we also use Synergie Skincare who’s main focus is clean science. They reformulate their products whenever a more sustainable and sophisticated approach is available.  A big reason why we love Synergie Skin is they not only help find your inner glow they do so while maintaining the glow of the world around us. Synergie Skin has the focus of clean pure Australian science delivered globally. Terri Vinson, founder and lead scientist, uses the 4 T’s when talking about our skin. Texture, Tone, Tightness and Topicals. These 4 are the main aspects of what we focus on when treating and protecting your skin. With this in mind, we are bringing in new treatments such as vitamin infusions and light therapy throughout the year.   For those of you who don’t know about Vitamin infusions, it is a mini facial in itself where we cleanse and exfoliate your skin and then using an ultra sonic micro therapy device paired with the vitamins that your skins craving, massage and infuse the vitamins into your skin. The sound therapy device helps push the ingredients deep into your skin allowing a deeper cleanse and vitamin infusion which results in longer lasting, visible results where you will leave the salon absolutely glowing! Light Therapy, as many of you probably know, has many benefits. One of which is stimulating cellular activity, including the fibroblasts that produce collagen, a substance that gives young skin its plump look. Collagen production helps minimise fine lines and wrinkles, treat sun-damage and stretch marks, and reduce redness. Our in salon light therapy treatments will use different coloured lights to target the varied skin concerns. The light therapy treatments have no downtime, so you can be back out in the sun with no concerns, as well as being able to have a light therapy treatment every 48 hours for maximum results! We also partner with ‘Sustainable Salons’ to provide an eco friendly approach to the removal of waste. Together we have kept 69kg of plastics out of landfill, 138kg of paper recycled and have recycled 100kg of metals. We also look at the more humanitarian side of life and have provided over 169,000 meals to those in need  and we actually couldn’t do that without you.  The meals are provided by donating the profit from the sales of recycled aluminium and paper used in your services! At Bare Beauty House we focus on informing clients and being a voice in the hair and beauty industry. Naomi Browner, our founder, is due to be a speaker at this years hair festival (covid pending) and will help educate our industry about the more sustainable approach to hair and beauty. This year we also have ‘Earth Day’ in April, ‘Clean up Australia’ in March and following that we have National Plant a Tree Day & Plastic free July. For every one of these events we will have different campaigns to help provide support and knowledge to our local community and industry. Using our clean products, partnering with the right waste removal services and being an advocate for positive change within our industry collectively helps us to become a sustainability leader within the industry and ultimately achieve our goal of continued commitment to the environment and surrounding community.

A preventative approach to beauty

Bare Beauty House strongly promotes a proactive and preventative approach to beauty. This is done by encouraging and educating our community on the benefits of acting before a concern arrises. For example, having regular facials will proactively nourish your skin, we can protect and refresh your skin every 4-6 weeks to avoid you having break outs, flare ups, or dry cracked skin. From there you maintain the health of your skin at home, using your holistic skin care routine. This includes factors such as ensuring you have a healthy diet and are drinking enough water. Ensuring you are keeping active each day and spending time in nature. On top of that you will nourish your skin with essential oils and vitamins and help them penetrate into the dermis of the skin using holistic tools such as Jade rollers and Gua Sha. A lot more people are consistent with this concept when it comes to their hair care. For example most people will do a hair mask or nourish their hair with oils on a consistent basis to prevent split ends and dry hair. Most people will get a haircut consistently to ensure they can maintain the health of their hair. This forward thinking should be adapted to not only your skincare but to a complete lifestyle approach, helping you flourish ensuring all aspects of your life are positive. Spending more time in nature and moving our bodies will proactively reduce mental health issues caused by anxiety and depression. Not only will we feel connected to something bigger than ourselves - nature. We will also release endorphins to promote happiness and feel and look healthier, which again will promote happiness, overall lifestyle satisfaction and help your natural beauty shine from the inside out. At Bare Beauty House we promote you to take control once and for all, and believe that wellness isn’t just a treat, but it is something that lies within all of us and is essential for us to thrive. We believe in the power of simplification. You don’t need a 10 step beauty routine, you don’t need the fanciest blow dryer. You need simplicity and a sustainable beauty routine that you can be consistent with. We believe in creating a hair and beauty routine that is sustainable, not just for the environment but for your daily routine and for your finances. To us, this means providing exceptional customer service that addresses your specific skin care or hair care concerns using the minimal amount of products. This not only reduces wastage but will also help save you money in the long run, giving you the power to shield your skin and hair from daily pollutions and take back the control to enable you to focus on the pleasures of life. If you want to find out more, book a complimentary consultation with us to discover the first steps on your new beauty journey.

Caring for your hair post pregnancy

You've just done the most amazing thing in the world. Not only have you grown a human inside you successfully for 9 months you have given birth and are here to tell the tale. Thats no small feat you superwoman you! Your body has gone through many changes preparing and nurturing your growing bub and the fun doesnt stop there. You body may have changed in ways you couldn't imagine and these changes can last longer than expected. One big change that most new mums are not prepared for is the amount of hair you loose after giving birth. This can start anywhere from a few days after birth to even a few months. Hormones are the biggest reason for your pregnancy hair changes and postpartum hair loss. So after your baby arrives and your hormone levels drop, your hair makes up for lost time by falling out in much bigger clumps than it normally does. The total volume of your hair loss probably isn’t more than you would have lost over the last nine months, it just seems like it because it’s happening all at once. Most women will return to their usual hair growth cycle between 6 and 12 months after birth but the hair loss can go on for up to 12 months for some women. To help you care for your hair during this extra challenging time Naomi from Bare Beauty House recommends, “Upping your antioxidant intake, this can help protect against postpartum hair loss by nourishing your scalp and hair follicles” Antioxidants like Vitamin C and E will help provide extra nourishment and Biotin and Zinc will help fortify your hair and help it grow. As a busy mum you may be thinking, this is in the too hard basket. But I have an easy solution for you. Get your extra antioxidant intake when you wash your hair! Oway are a biodynamic organic haircare range providing shampoo and conditioners that are rich in antioxidants. Specifically the Moisturising Bath and Mask which contains Vitamin C and the Rebuilding Hair Bath and Mask which contains trace minerals such as iron, magensium, zinc, copper and silicon. Both are perfect ranges to use postpartum depending on your specific haircare needs. You can even mix the two ranges up using the Bath of one and the Mask of the other. (the Bath is your shampoo and the mask is your conditioner) You can also work these antioxidants into your diet if you dont already and take vitamins to add an extra dose of nourishment. Another tip Naomi has is to skip the styling. Which your probably doing anyway with having your hands full. If you do have the time, we advise against it for the first few months at least. Give your hair time to heal, after all your whole body has been through something life-changing.

Exfoliating before or after shaving?

Exfoliating away dead skin cells is one of the best things you can do for your skin, but it can also be one of the most confusing, especially for men as you have to add in the extra complication of shaving. Do you do this before or after and how do you exfoliate with a beard? Were here to answer all your burning questions and get you on the road to healthier smoother skin in no time! First things first we should probably cover what exfoliation actually does and which one is best to use. Exfoliation is the one step in your skincare routine that is guaranteed to make your complexion grow and keep your skin looking younger. It does this by buffing away dead skin cells and accelerating skin cell renewal. Your skin does this naturally and its called desquamation. The problem with letting your skin to get on with it all on its own is that with the lifestyle we live our skin is exposed to a lot more free radicals, UVA UVB Rays as well as pollution and build up from various sources. This is why we need to exfoliate. We need to help that natural process along and get through all the excess pollution and free radicals to reveal renewed skin cells and stimulate the natural repair process. What will you see after an exfoliation
  • smoother skin texture
  • Smaller pores
  • Improvement in all over skin tone
  • Remove blackheads
  • Reduction in in-grown hairs
What you won’t see after an exfoliation
  • increased blood circulation
  • Nutrients returning to the surface of the skin
  • Your moisturiser will absorb into the skin better keeping you more hydrated for longer
The build up of dead skin cells leads to razor bumps and ingrown hairs when you shave, so exfoliating the dead skin cells away stops the bumps and ingrown hairs from from forming in the first place. Black men can benefit the most from exfoliation as it will get rid of the dead skin cells that make dark skin look ashy and clogged. If you have a beard, exfoliation will keep beard dandruff away, improve your skin texture, keep your hair follicles clear and healthy and encourage strong beard growth. With all hair growth, ensuring the skin around the follicle is healthy will ensure healthy strong hair. Back to the exfoliation. What can you use to exfoliate? We recommend using either Mediscrub or Cleansing Dust by Synergie Skin once or twice a week. A common myth is that we need to exfoliate every day and this is not the case. You can cause more harm than good exfoliating too often. The trick to exfoliating is finding the right exfoliant for your skin type. Cleansing dust is a deeply purifying cleanser that is both effective and gentle on the skin. Granulated rice particles contain ferric acid and allantoin to gently exfoliate, soothe and brighten your skin while CoEnzyme Q10 helps to reverse free radical damage (that that nasty pollution and environmental build up) Great for all skin types who want a gentle and effective exfoliant. Mediscrub is a deeply exfoliating facial scrub with crystals almost chemically identical to sapphire. These natural crystals are used to effectively remove dead skin cells, remove black heads and improve dull skin. It feels a lot more granular and is perfect for skin that has a lot of blocked pores, blackheads and looking quite dull. If you are exfoliating before you shave, never after always before you should opt for a gentler exfoliant as shaving is already quite a rigorous exfoliation of the face. What you want to do is remove any dead skin cells beforehand so you can shave with less pressure and there’s also less chance of irritation. For all you bearded men out there, we know the skin under your beard can become dry and flaky and extremely itchy. The best way to exfoliate the skin under your beard is with a beard exfoliator brush. The brush will lift all the ready to flake skin from your face and you won’t have to battle with trying to remove the particles from a scrub that will get trapped in your beard. After using your brush, cleanse your face well and apply a beard oil to nourish your beard and the skin underneath it will help reduce the amount of beard dandruff you have to out up with. So by now you should understand what exfoliator will work for you, how often you should exfoliate and what to do about exfoliating with or without a beard. Your on your way to smoother, fresher skin! Just remember, for a better exfoliation, dont scrub harder just scrub for longer and limit your exfoliation sessions to twice a week. Consistency is key so give yourself 4 weeks of routinely exfoliating and you will be amazed at the difference!