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New salon design is a cut above

By 4 April, 2014

Axis Hairdressing has been nationally recognized with another prestigious industry accolade at the 2014 Australian Hair Fashion Awards on Monday when it was awarded ‘Best New Salon Design’, for its innovation and design, creative workspace and luxurious client-centric environment.
After 22 years in their original location, Axis Hairdressing relocated from Barry Drive to Braddon’s hip Lonsdale Street, [...]

Invisalign recommendations

By 17 March, 2014

Hi all,
I did have braces in high school however as I didnt wear my retainer properly my teeth, in particular the bottom row have moved significantly. I was just wondering if anyone could give me recommendations of any dentists who provide the Invisalign service as I’d really prefer not to be a metal month again [...]

Hats, Heels and Handbags (Wanted!)

By 13 January, 2014

Verve Promotions will again present the Canberra Show Fashion Parade from the 21st to 23rd February. 
The fashion parade entitled Hats, Heels and Handbags will showcase a variety of fashion wares and promoters are searching for Canberra’s biggest, oldest, most expensive and weirdest handbags, heels and hats. 
If you own something of the sort please [...]

Hairdresser Recommendations in Weston Creek?

By 16 December, 2013

Hi Rioters!
Having just relocated over to Weston Creek from the other side of town, I’m hoping that the hive mind may have a few recommendations for hairdressers in the area.
Basically, looking for reasonable prices and good service.
Thanks!

Cell Block 69 – Christmas with Corey !

By 5 December, 2013

[ 20 December, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]

Have you finished your Xmas present shopping ? Have you even started ? It’s the year two thousand and nineteen eighty thirteen and Cell Block 69 have the perfect gift for you. The gift that just keeps gifting. And that gift is Rock n Roll (and to a lesser extent, synth pop).

Corey is returning to [...]

Cartilage piercing – piercer recommendations?

By 30 November, 2013

Its been a few years since I’ve had any piercings done, but I’ m tempted to get another cartilage one (a daith, specifically).
Last time I had mine done it was at Justin’s studio / with Justin at Redpath, but since then I believe he’s shut down, and Freestyle no longer does piercings.
I know Redpath is [...]

Festive workman builds Christmas Tree

By 29 November, 2013

Well, I assume workmen. But there’s only one in the picture.
TAMS have started on the Civic Christmas tree!
“The spectacular 21 metre high Christmas tree is a great Canberra tradition and will again be the centrepiece of Civic Square in the lead up to Christmas,” said Darran Quade, Acting Senior Manager of Property Projects and Services, [...]

On the human brochure

By 29 October, 2013

We were not impressed by ACT Tourism’s great shout out to the vacuous which went by the name of the Human Brochure. (Although we will concede that identifying top social media influencers and sucking up to them is absolutely best practice and probably explains the influx of invites in my email at the moment).
The Canberra [...]

Hairdresser working from home in Carwoola?

By 23 October, 2013

About a year ago somebody who had cut my hair a few times at a salon in Queanbeyan, told me she was setting up her own small studio – in her home out at Carwoola. She duly sent me her card some months later, but by that time I’d been suckered in to one of [...]

Pedicure recommendations in Canberra?

By 17 October, 2013

Hello rioters,
My feet are in a rather dreadful state, I will not overshare the details except to note that the problems are aesthetic rather than infectious.
Can anyone recommend a place for a pedicure with nice staff who are not going to recoil at my dry skin and chipped nails and make me [...]

Teen-Friendly Beautician?

By 14 October, 2013

Hello Hive Mind,
I need the services of a friendly beautician for Ms Downer, preferably on the northside.
With any natural beauty now gently eroding into magnificent ruin, I rarely call upon members of this profession.  
Any recommendations?

Mens Barber and Musical Instrument Repair in Canberra?

By 23 September, 2013

I have two queries which I was hoping RiotAct could help me out with.
Firstly, thanks to Geelongs last quarter capitulation, I am now required to get a mullet. No, not the fish, the haircut (yes, stupid bet to make, I know). My hair is already shoulder length so just needs to bet cut into the [...]

Looking for a good Beauty Therapist in Canberra?

By 9 September, 2013

Hi Rioters,
Looking for a good beauty therapist for waxing, facials etc.  The last girl I had left her work and my new one (which will remain unnamed) ripped the skin off of my arm .  Would love to here all of your experiences and advice.
I live south side so anywhere there would be preferable.
Thanks
Bec

Best place for Acrylic In-Fills?

By 21 August, 2013

Trying to find a place in Canberra, preferably on the North side, to get my in-fills done.
So far the one place I tried didn’t sterilise their equipment and did a horrid job.

Canberra Girls make up tutorial

By 5 August, 2013

Canberra girls, you just got served!

I’d be lying if I said I really got any of what was going on for most of it, until the hastag part.
I got that.

I guess at Club X the work just comes naturally

By 5 July, 2013

In a way the continued existence of Club X in the heart of Civic is as comforting as other anachronisms, like the Canberra Times.
But on the way from the bank this afternoon I couldn’t help notice their hiring based on nothing but gender and looks.
How sweet of them…

Oh no, Tasmania has started on the Skywhale

By 25 June, 2013

Canberra’s noblest ambassador has recently made a visit to the Dark Mofo festival in Hobart and, as always, haters have ended up hating.
City alderman Annette Waddle says it is suggestive and offensive to women.
Alderman Waddle told a council meeting on Monday she was not amused by the display.
“There were 16 great breasts hanging down from [...]

Katy moves on commercial solariums

By 13 June, 2013

Chief Minister Gallagher has announced she’s moving to do unto the solarium industry as they have done to so many of their customers:
The ACT Government will ban commercial solariums in the Territory by the end of next year to help lower the incidence of skin cancer among Canberrans, Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Katy [...]

Godspeed gentle creature! Skywhale visits Hobart

By 13 June, 2013

Canberra’s most majestic ambassador, the Skywhale, is heading down to Hobart for the weekend to appear in the Dark Mofo festival.
The Dark Mofo festival apparently celebrates “the dark through large-scale public art, food, music, light and noise” and I am wondering why I’ve never heard of it before because it sounds brilliant.
Centenary of Canberra Creative [...]

Adam Ciaccia, Tease By Axis. Hairdressing webseries

By 12 June, 2013

Whenever discussion of where to get your hair cut happens on the RiotACT, the name Adam Ciaccia innevitably gets mentioned.
Well now he has a webseries.
TEASE is a light hearted internet based documentary series about Axis Hairdressing, our amazing city Canberra, and the beautiful people that live here. We hope that this will shine a positive [...]

The Centenary weekly rundown: 24-26 may

By 24 May, 2013

[ 24 May, 2013 to 26 May, 2013. 24 May, 2013 to 26 May, 2013. ]

24 May
Symmetries – The Australian Ballet @ Canberra Theatre Centre (until 25 May)
Prime Time @ The Q – Queanbeyan Arts Centre, Queanbeyan (until 1 June)
Luke Chiswell Launches New Collection @ Hippo Bar, Garema Place, 5pm
Digest Curated By Scott Chaseling @ Canberra Glass Words (until 20 June)
Public Education Centenary Dinner @ National Press Club, 7pm-11:30pm
Veteran Women [...]

African Look responds

By 15 May, 2013

This reply in from African Look to the earlier story.
The African Look Salon has been providing niche market hair styling services including hair extensions, braiding dreadlocks, cornrolls, straightening, and perming to African and Caucasian clients in Canberra for 13 years. The vast majority of my clients are Caucasian men and women of all ages [...]

Hairdressing Apartheid

By 13 May, 2013

I was in Civic today looking for a somewhere to get a haircut. I saw a sign for “Hair in the City” at Centrepoint. I walked up the stairs, however they were fully booked. I noticed another small hairdressing salon called “The African Look” also on the first floor of Centrepoint.
It was empty. [...]

Best hair colourist in Canberra?

By 9 May, 2013

Hi all. I’m on the search for a new hair hairdresser.
One that is great with colour.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated )

Fashfest: Photos and Video

By 6 May, 2013

Fashfest has finished, but fear not fans of the fabulous for we have photos!
Rioter MartyO has sent us an amazing stack of absolutely brilliant photos of the event, check them out:

Special bonus media!
Here’s a video of the final night. It does go for an hour a half, so make sure you’re comfy before hitting play:

FASHFEST [...]

Rainbows at the ACT Diversity Hub

By 6 May, 2013

People seems to be concerned that the Diversity ACT Hub would not be a significant source of rainbows for the residents of Kambah.
To allay your fears, here are some snaps to show those Diversity ACT people are miles ahead of us.
Hopefully, rainbow pedestrian crossings are next on the Diversity agenda.
Welcome to Kambah, LGBTI Community. [...]

Hey remember that ANU penis study? Well here is a fantastic write up on it.

By 1 May, 2013

You probably will recall the ANU study we reported on last month. The one where they determined that women in general found broad-shouldered tall men with well proportioned genitals more attractive.
We cracked some jokes about it and had a good time of it, as did most media outlets.
However Leigh Cowart of nsfwcorp.com didn’t quite like [...]

Legoland and the Model

By 18 April, 2013

Do you like looking at models? Do you like looking a caves? Well this is your lucky day as we have video of a model in a cave thanks to Peter Gray!
Ashleigh at Namadgi National Park. Legoland 17.4.13
Makeup by Lesley Johnston
Photographer Martin Ollman
Flash Monkey Peter Gra
Martin gave us a look at Legoland earlier in the [...]

Women who are not ladies uncatered for . . .

By 17 April, 2013

Still cleaning out my camera and found this poorly conceived and executed sign from Gold Creek Hair and Beauty. I imagine Chenille of Chenille’s Institute de Beaute’ & House Of Hair Removal would entirely approve of this sign.
I regret never peering inside to discover the nature of the “Treatments”.
[Got an image of Canberra you [...]

Taiwanese animators take an interest in ANU research

By 10 April, 2013

Following up from yesterday’s bombshell research out of ANU the Taiwanese news animators from NMAtv have taken a predictable interest (last time we recall them picking up Canberra news was for Joel Monaghan).

Blurring the intersex line

By 19 March, 2013

Simon Corbell has announced the government’s response to the ACT Law Reform Advisory Council’s report ‘Beyond the Binary: legal recognition of sex and gender diverse people in
the ACT’
Recognising that the old certainty that men are men and women are women doesn’t recognise the vast grey areas in between the response offers to major reforms:
Major [...]

Recommendations for Southside hairdresser?

By 15 March, 2013

I realise that there has recently been a similar post for Northside hairdressers however I am ideally looking for someone based either in the Mawson/Fadden area (or if need be, the city).
I’m hoping to find someone who will do a half head of foils with a cut and style for under $200 – [...]

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