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Canberra Centre’s Beauty Precinct: what you need to know

HerCanberra Team

This Thursday, Canberra Centre’s beauty and wellness precinct will be unveiled. And we are beside ourselves.

With a huge collection of new and existing beauty brands—plus floral and food offerings—it’s set to centralise all your needs in the one location. Oh, and there’s a Beauty Concierge which will be providing beauty, fragrance and wellbeing advice.

To kick-start its opening, a schedule of events and masterclasses hosted by some of Australia’s leading beauty influencers is taking place this weekend (including a Q & A with Remy Rippon, Vogue’s Beauty Editor; a meet and greet with beauty vlogger Shannon Harris; and masterclasses with Eleanor Pendleton, Lola Berry and Canberra’s ‘Martini Whisperer’ with fragrance expert Dimitri Weber), and there’s much more to come later this year, including a new lifestyle offering with dining options.

It will all be revealed at 9am this Thursday 13 July, with opening day serving up complimentary macarons and champagne, live entertainment, exclusive giveaways including limited edition personalised beauty bags from The Daily Edited, as well as a veritable swag of retailer offers and complimentary gifts.

To help you get the most out of this BIG weekend, we’ve put together your essential guide to who you’ll find in the new Beauty Precinct, the offers you need to snap up, and What’s On.

Who you’ll find in the Beauty Precinct

3INA COSMETICS

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What to expect: If you haven’t heard of 3INA (pronounced ‘mee-na’) you’re in for a treat. Offering professional grade European-made cosmetics at an accessible price tag, 3INA boasts 450 products across six categories, with new products launching every four weeks. It’s cruelty free, densely-pigmented and offers a huge range of choice when it comes to formulations. We’ve tried their Longwear Lipstick and for $14.95 it’s a cracker! We can’t wait to explore the rest of the collection.

Launch Weekend Offer: Receive a free make-up bag when you spend over $50*.

APSU

What to expect: APSU offers high quality products informed and inspired by both time honoured traditions and contemporary experiences of personal bathing luxuries.

Launch Weekend Offer: Visit APSU for a range of special offers, including buy a Funaya Green Tea Hand Lotion and get the Exfoliating Hand Mask for free, and buy two bath bombs for $32 and get a third one free*.

AVEDA

What to expect: The same gorgeous hair, skin and body products you’ve come to expect from AVEDA in a beautiful new store dubbed the “ultimate holistic beauty haven”.  During opening celebrations they’ll be offering free Dry Styling with Aveda Artists (5-10 mins), Sensory adventure to discover your favourite Aveda aroma (5mins), Stress-relieving neck and shoulder massage (3-5mins), and Scalp analysis with their unique camera (10 mins).

Launch Weekend Offer: The first 100 customers to make a purchase at the new Aveda store will receive a limited edition engraved paddle brush, valued at 49.95*.

CRABTREE & EVELYN

What to expect: A pioneer in botanical formulations for over 35 years, Crabtree & Evelyn blends the very best of nature and science, tradition and innovation, and luxury and comfort to create benefit-rich bath, body, and home care.

Launch Weekend Offer: Receive 20% off storewide from July 13-19. Plus, the first 50 customers to make a purchase in the new Crabtree & Evelyn store will receive a free Hand Therapy*.

EDEN LASER CLINICS

What to expect: Eden Laser Clinics offer Laser Hair Removal, Microdermabrasions, Hydrabrasions, Chemical Peels, Skin Needling, Tattoo Removal and Pigmentation Correction, Dermal Fillers and Anti Wrinkle Injection Treatments.

Launch Weekend Offer: Purchase any items from Eden’s Top 10 laser hair removal treatments and receive one item free from the bonus list.*

ENDOTA SPA

What to expect: A day spa experience within a shopping centre offering everything from body, hand and feet treatments, massages and facials to men’s treatments, waxing, tinting, and tanning.

Launch Weekend Offer: For a limited time, receive 20% off Endota Spa Organic Skincare products at the newly opened Endota Spa*.

Espresso Room

What to expect: The incredibly popular local Espresso Room chain comes to Canberra Centre. Expect award-winning ONA Coffee served up by talented Baristas, teas and freshly baked sweets.

INGLOT

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What to expect: Founded over 30 years ago in Przemyśl, Poland, INGLOT is now one of the world’s leading manufacturers in colour cosmetics. Their range consists of over 1,500 colours with over 450 ways to improve your lips, 600 ways to enhance your eyes, and over 300 ways to portray your face, while the extremely rich collection of nail polishes consists of up to 400 shades. The jewels in INGLOT’s crown are its famous Freedom System (custom-designed palettes to meet any beauty need), and the revolutionary O2M Breathable Nail Enamel.

Launch Weekend Offer: Between July 13-16, come into the new Inglot store to receive 15% off full priced items*.

JURLIQUE

What to expect: Jurlique has been the leader in biodynamic and natural skincare science for over 25 years. Best-selling products include Jurlique Calendula Cream, Jurlique Rose Hand Cream, Jurlique Moisture Replenishing Day Cream and Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist.

Launch Weekend Offer: Receive a complimentary ‘Best of Jurlique’ gift bag when you spend $65 or more. Plus, visit Julique on July 13 for complimentary hand massages and skin consultations with sampling pouch*.

LAVENDER NAILS

What to expect: Did someone say ‘Nail Bar’? Hello lunchtime manicures!

Launch Weekend Offer: Head into the newly opened Lavender Nails before July 27 to receive 20% off any service.*

L’OCCITANE

What to expect: L’OCCITANE will continue to offer high quality beauty products and fragrances, developed following the principles of phytotherapy and aromatherapy with textures and fragrances inspired by the Mediterranean lifestyle.

Launch Weekend Offer: Free Gift valued at $22.50 for the first 50 customers, no minimum spend required*.

LUSH

What to expect: LUSH moves back into a full store, offering products and fragrances made fresh by hand using little or no preservatives or packaging, using only vegetarian ingredients.

Launch Weekend Offer: On opening day, the first 100 purchasing customers into Lush will receive a goodie bag with limited edition products. Plus, on July 16 stop by for an all-day in store party with product demos, games and entertainment*.

MECCA MAXIMA

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What to expect: Over 60 of the world’s most-wanted beauty brands, including MECCA exclusives NARS, Too Faced, Urban Decay, Smashbox, bareMinerals and Hourglass, alongside skincare favourites. The beauty-full new, 254-square-metre store will have beauty experts on hand to assist customers across makeup, skin, fragrance, hair, body, tools and accessories.

Launch Weekend Offer: Spend $85 or more at Mecca Maxima on opening day to reveal a beauty prize at the Mecca Beauty Bank, including gift cards of up to $500 and products from Nars, Urban Decay, Too Faced and more.*

MUSE BOUTIQUE

What to expect: Until now it’s been part of the City Market Chemist but now Muse Boutique is all grown up and moving out! You’ll love this little gem—home to luxury home and skincare ranges such as Glasshouse Fragrances, BECCA, Voluspa and Louenhide.

Launch Weekend Offer: Receive a complimentary Glasshouse Fragrance ‘Perfect Pairs’ set when you spend $80 or more on the Glasshouse Fragrance range*.

NAPOLEON PERDIS

What to expect: The Australian make up brand is relocating from its upper level kiosk to a brand spanking new concept store.

Launch Weekend Offer: Visit the newly opened Napoleon Perdis store to receive 20% off products and services*.

Passiontree Velvet

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What to expect: An English high tea house and Parisian patisserie, Passiontree Velvet is a dessert café celebrating the best of what Europe has to offer. Inspired by Anne Maria Russell, The Duchess of Bedford, it provides a range of high teas to suit any occasion—think ribbon sandwiches, freshly baked scones, French macarons, cakes, a tempting array of chocolates and quality full-leaf teas and craft blends by Harney & Sons. 

PEPE’S

What to expect: Pepe’s pop-up shop will be bringing you some amazing new brands to add to their trove of quality products including stylish pens, notebooks, journals, photo albums, leather goods, cards, gift wrap and much more. 

Launch Weekend Offer: Every purchase from 13-20 July will receive a $10 voucher for your next purchase at any Pepe’s*.

PERFECT POTION

What to expect: Perfect Potion creates a sanctuary for the senses with a diverse range of products that are based on aromatherapy and offers a gentle and holistic approach to personal wellbeing and revitalise the mind, body and spirit.

Launch Weekend Offer: The first 50 people through the door on opening day will receive a lucky door prize. Plus, spend $50 in store and receive either a free 50ml Green Goddess Body Lotion or Green Goddess Body Wash*.

SEOULFLOWER

What to expect: Um, hello…KOREAN SKIN CARE! Buy ALL the Tony Moly sheet masks

Launch Weekend Offer: Purchase any four face masks from SeoulFlower and get another mask of equal or lesser value for free*.

T BROWS

What to expect: It’s all about brows – the place to head for eyebrow threading and tinting, eyelash perming and more!

Launch Weekend Offer: Visit T Brows during the opening weekend for 20% off all services, plus the first 100 customers at the new store will receive a $5 gift voucher.*

The Floral Society

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What to expect: The Floral Society will be bringing their classic offerings over from their Kingston Floral Bar, including build-your-own bunches, their beloved ‘Daily Florals’ and ‘Fancy Florals’, and workshops later in the year.

Launch Weekend Offer: The Floral Society team will be on Bunda Street from 6-8am on Thursday, decorating the space in a rainbow of florals–a living street art installation. Visitors and passersby are encouraged to take photos with the flowers, share them on social media with the hashtag #thefloralsociety and to (of course) smell and touch them. People can take flowers from the installations once they’re finished.

THE BODY SHOP

What to expect: The Body Shop is the original, natural and ethical beauty brand. Founded 40 years ago and still going strong, they seek out wonderful natural ingredients from all four corners of the globe to deliver products bursting with effectiveness, to enhance your natural beauty.

Launch Weekend Offer: Visit the brand new The Body Shop store to receive 15% off purchases storewide*.

Top Juice

What to expect: Not just another juice or salad bar; Top Juice source the freshest produce and exotic fruits and vegetables to create a wide selection of fruit and vegie juices, icy frappés, smoothies, protein shakes and blended breakfast shakes. Enjoy a range of fresh salads, melon mixes, natural yoghurts, rice pudding, muesli and decadent chocolate-dipped fruit.

What’s On

MEET & GREET WITH VLOGGER SHANNON HARRIS

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Get to know the girl behind the @ shaaanxo YouTube channel in person. Shannon Harris will be stopping by the new beauty and wellness precinct at Monaro Mall for an exclusive meet and greet, and will reveal the top beauty questions she always gets asked.

When: 12pm–1pm, Thursday 13 July

More info: canberracentre.com.au

BEAUT Y INSIDER Q& A SESSION WITH REMY RIPPON

Vogue Australia’s Beauty Editor, Remy Rippon, talks to leading beauty brands and experts in an exclusive Q&A session. Throughout the interactive event, discover the top beauty trends and the latest products and services to help you achieve your ultimate beauty goals this season.

When: 10:30am –11am Thursday 13 July

More info: canberracentre.com.au

SIP & SCENT EVENING MASTERCLASS WITH PHILLIP JONES & DIMITRI WEBER

Indulge in a night of beauty and cocktails. Sip on a signature cocktail while sampling new scents as Canberra’s ‘Martini Whisperer,’ Phillip Jones joins forces with fragrance expert Dimitri Weber to pair together custom fragrances with a bespoke Martini.

When: 6pm–7:30pm Friday 14 July

Tickets: eventbrite.com.au

MINIMALIST BEAUTY & LIFESTYLE MASTERCLASS WITH ELEANOR PENDLETON

Unveiling her expert advice for living a beautiful life, Eleanor Pendleton’s beauty masterclass will include a ‘no makeup’ makeup tutorial on a model, how she switches off from social media, her secrets to finding the perfect work/life balance, plus Eleanor will share the makeup tricks she swears by for special occasions.

When: 11am–12pm Saturday 15 July

Tickets: eventbrite.com.au

NATURAL BEAUTY & NUTRITION MASTERCLASS WITH LOLA BERRY

Take notes as healthy influencer and nutritionist Lola Berry shares insight into her wholistic approach to beauty and her top secrets for what you should be eating for a flawless complexion. In addition to her inner/ outer beauty recipes, she will divulge the products she loves and uses in her daily regimen for glowing skin.

When: 11am–12pm Sunday 16 July

Tickets: eventbrite.com.au

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