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Big move for Cataldo’s Salon

It’s a new era for Canberra’s best-known hairdressing empire – the Cataldo family – as they’ve opened their long-awaited new salon in the heart of Civic. The vast new space is modernist and light-filled with huge windows overlooking the trees on Ainslie Avenue, right behind the Canberra Centre. It’s a big change for the Cataldo’s […]

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Beauty Looks to Celebrate

It’s party season—the perfect time to mix up your make up routine. The HerCanberra Team showcase eight gorgeous looks for all ages and stages using some of our favourite products from Westfield Belconnen and Westfield Woden. Amanda FOUNDER + CEO A red lipstick is the easiest way to add brightness and colour to your makeup, not to mention […]

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Miranda Kerr is coming to Canberra Centre this weekend

But not as you’d expect… Queensland born supermodel and founder of KORA Organics skincare Miranda Kerr will be at Canberra Centre this weekend via Skype to answer guests’ questions about skincare, wellness and beauty. Recognised as one of the world’s most influential voices in the world of fashion and style, Miranda Kerr has an innate and […]

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Beauty myth busted: Oils are bad

Oils produce pimples and make your hair greasy – wrong! Oils are actually the good guys. You can add them to your beauty routine and reap many benefits. However, different oils do different things so don’t go using your hair oil on your face. Let’s break it down and figure out just which one is […]

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Pony & Pins: growing to great lengths

A milestone in any career is becoming your own boss—whether you’re a chef opening a kitchen, a yoga teacher opening a studio, or a hair stylist opening their own salon. But while having agency over your craft is a wonderful thing, building a talented team around you that shares your passion is even better. Peter […]

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Nailed it: Summer nail trends

There’s nothing more chic than a manicured hand wrapped around a cocktail in summer.  Chip-free, bright and always shiny, getting your nails done in summer means night after night of them looking their best as you swing through a myriad of social commitments. We spoke to nail art and beauty queen Jessica Peris from The Beautique by Jessica […]

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Fake Tanning 101: Dispelling the myths

Orange, patchy and, well, fake looking.  These are some of the concerns voiced by people when considering getting a fake tan. We get it, too. There’s nothing quite like laying out by the pool after a swim or stretching out on the beach with a good book in summer. But with melanoma the third most commonly diagnosed […]

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Spring Racing Makeup 101

What to wear for the Spring racing carnival gets all the attention. But what about finishing off your outfit with the perfect complimentary makeup? I’ve narrowed down three makeup looks for whether you’re heading to the track for Melbourne Cup or hanging with your friends on Ladies Day (not to mention all the other events […]

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Reverse regime: Does conditioner before shampoo work?

Some things are just done in a certain order. You go to primary school before high school, you eat your veggies (to get it out the way) before you have dessert. You shampoo and then you condition. Traditional, even boring perhaps, that’s just the way of the world. But now, the way we wash our hair […]

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Canberra’s new blow dry bar – emphasis on bar!

What could be better than glamming up for a night out with a blow dry and professional makeup? How about doing it while sitting at a marble and concrete bar on Lonsdale Street in Braddon sipping on champagne? Saloon gets our applause for the most perfect name. Part hair and beauty salon, it will offer all the […]

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