#flossiefriday: 8 Most Popular Beauty Treatments of 2016

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Welcome to a new year and a new selection of super fab #flossiefriday faves where we put new and on-trend hair and beauty treatments to the test so you don’t have to (yep, it’s a tough gig…). We’ve got heaps lined up too, like the bee venom facial next week, balayage on medium-length hair, festival nail art, bridal makeup, Bobbi Brown brows and more!

To kick the year off, we’re taking a look back to 2016 to see what was hot as decided by you, the people booking appointments. If you’re a little bit nosey like me, you might be a teensy bit curious about what everyone else is booking when it comes to hair and beauty pampers and maintenance, and more importantly, where, and are they going back?

So I got my nosey-parker vibe on and asked the Flossie gals for a snapshot. They shared with me their most popular treatments on the Flossie app, and where people were booking. Eight salons smashed it this year and these are the results…


1. Wash and Blow Wave for Short to Medium Length Hair at Dry & Tea City Works Depot in Auckland

Dry & Tea has set itself apart for offering the whole pamper package with gorgeous teas, to the stunning, modern premises at Auckland’s über-cool, City Works Depot. Oh, and the salon staff are amazing, talented and good fun!


What their fans said:

Lovely experience, great job from the stylist, she was thorough and it was a pleasure.

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2. Women’s Brazilian Wax at the Face Doctors Remuera, Auckland

This Auckland beauty therapy locale is famous for it’s non-surgical procedures, such as Botox, lip fillers and even the spooky vampire facial, so it was as much a surprise to us here at nzgirl as it will be to you that the good ol’ Brazilian was their no. 1 service. But thinking about it, you need to go where you’re most comfortable, and with it’s modern, clean interior, ambient music and fab staff, Face Doctors is the full package.


What their fans said:

What a delightful experience. The location is convenient and parking is outside the door. The clinic is beautifully decorated and welcoming. Hazel was fabulous and knowledgeable. I will be re-booking.

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3. Everything Brows Service at Bobbi Brown Britomart, Auckland

Bobbi Brown, founder of her own name brand cosmetics, is passionate about brows. She’s personally created the training programme for all the BB brow artists around the world, so it’s like you’re getting brows done by the woman herself. And with all the repeat bookings at Bobbi Brown Britomart, it’s obviously been a recipe for success. Plus you walk away with all the products and knowledge to replicate and hon your skills at home. Brill!


What their fans said:

I LOVED my make up artist! I throughly enjoyed the experience and she made me look and feel a million dollars! I'm looking forward to using my product I took home too! Thank you ladies!!

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4. Balayage Package at Frenchie & Co. in Takapuna, Auckland 

Despite being brand, spanking new to Flossie, joining just late last year, Frenchie & Co. has risen in the ranks to sit among the very best, and it’s not hard to see why. On offer is everything from brow feathering, gorgeous hair colour and bridal hair, a nail bar, waxing, Botox all served up with divine T2 Strawberry’s and cream or Black Rose teas, Coffee, or red or white New Zealand wines. Plus, this gorgeous, girly salon also sells a sexy array of underwear so you can take a little bit of cheeky pamper home with you!


What their fans said:

Beautiful salon, lovely staff, hair looks gorgeous!

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5. Gel Manicure at Nails of Parnell in Auckland

Nails have been a big deal for a while now and the nail art business is booming. Maybe it’s the girl version as socks or colourful ties are for men, but whatever it is, we gals love to splash a little personality on our digits. Nails of Parnell are proof that people just keep going back (so perhaps you should too!). They’re known for excellent quality, amazing staff, vibrant colours and cute, original nail art.


What their fans said:

The girls were wonderful as always. Super lovely and very practiced. Thanks again!

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6. Brow Tint and Shape at About Face Ponsonby in Auckland

It’s true that brows shape the face and open the eyes, so if you’re not ready to commit to brow feathering then a gorgeous tint and shape is the perfect option for you, and About Face are brow rockstars. They’ve been trained by brow queen, Tonya Crooks, who founded BrowGal, and whose client list includes Megan Fox, Fergie, Julia Roberts, Eva Mendes, Britney Spears, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Molly Sims, Chelsea Handler and LeAnn Rimes, among the many. Tonya shared all she knows about brows with the About Face team, and they are master brow creators.


What their fans said:

Brooke was wonderful! And she did an awesome job on my eyebrow shape. Came out feeling great! Highly recommend!

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7. Maintenance Brazilian at Off & On Wellington in Wellington

The Off & On legacy, started by #girlboss Nicky Shore in Auckland, has made its mark in Wellington, where it has risen to sit among the best. It’s now known as the place to go for all sorts of hair removal, from it’s “browography” brow shaping, through to the simple-but-important Brazilian maintenance. It’s less a spa, and more hanging out in an awesome luxe house with your besties. From beginning to end, the gals offer 5 star service with a smile.

What their fans said:

Off and On made me feel like an absolute queen! Can't wait to return for my next booking!

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8. Women’s Cut and Blow Wave at Jam Hair Co. in Wellington

No one does edgy street style quite like Wellington and Jam Hair has brought our capital’s urban grunge-chic to life with it’s New York-inspired styling. It’s youthful, fresh and daring, just like its hair styling. And the Bowie-inspired HUGE street art adorning the building is worth a trip in itself.



What their fans said:

Had such a fantastic experience at Jam. The salon was beautifully designed and organised, amazing staff all so friendly and professional. Had the best cut and style in years and can't wait to go back again!

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9. Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage at Fascino in Christchurch

Fascino is all about the pamper and they do it exceptionally well. Body Pamper treatments include the Island Wrap Ritual, which is a dry brush, followed by exotic oils containing essential vitamins and antioxidants is massaged over the body, ending with a facial and hot oil hair and scalp treatment. Another luxe experience is itsTropical Island Glow using coconut milk combined with macadamia and coconut oil gently massaged into the skin followed by an application of pure cane sugar to polish the body, finishing with a massage of warm
exotic oils. And that’s just the beginning!

What their fans said:

Excellent. Would definitely go back.

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If you want to know more about any of the weird and wonderful treatments you’ve come across but not yet tried, drop us a line to belinda@nzgirl.co.nz and we’ll do it for you!

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