The best facial specialists in Canberra

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If you have skin issues or are keen to relax and treat yourself, you’ll understand the value of a facial. A quality facial by a trained beauty therapist will make you look better and feel better. Facial specialists can help with all types of skin and skin challenges, including ageing, acne and dehydration. They also use reputable products.

In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a facial specialist, and share where to find the best in Canberra.

What makes a great facial specialist?

Choosing the right salon and a great facial specialist can help you improve your skin hydration, feel and appearance.

It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing a salon and facial specialist.

  • Specialised facials. If you have a specific skin concern, talk to your facial specialist about it so they can tailor your treatment.
  • High-quality products. The best facials use high-quality skincare products that help you look and feel your very best.
  • Training and qualifications. Beauty therapists in Canberra require a formal qualification at a technical and further education (TAFE) institute. This could include a Certificate III in Beauty Services. It could also be a Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy. Check what training and experience your facial specialist has.
  • Clean treatment rooms. Hygiene is a top concern with beauty treatments. You’ll want neat and tidy treatment rooms. You’ll also want clean towels and facilities.
  • Atmosphere. If getting a facial means indulging in a little rest and relaxation, choose a beauty salon with a spa-like atmosphere.

The best facial specialists in Canberra

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To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on Riotact and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Jindii EcoSpa

Jindii EcoSpa is dedicated to making clients feel revitalised, recharged and replenished. Spa facials are tailored to client needs. They include brilliance, nourish, regenerate, renewal and luminous facials. Products used are Australian made and natural.

Wendy Johnson wrote on RiotACT, “One of my top picks for a facial is Jindii Eco Spa at Australian National Botanic Gardens. The spa is beautiful, spacious and clean. Qualified staff are caring and the spa uses exceptional Australian owned and made products.”

Hale Spa

Hale Spa offers traditional, specialised and anti-aging facials, all in a luxurious setting. Guests have access to the Hale Spa private guest lounge with open fire in cooler weather, herbal teas and light refreshments. All guests with treatments over 60 minutes can use onsite saunas, steam rooms and cave pool. Hale Spa uses quality products for all facials.

On Google, Natash Mulligan wrote, “I had a very relaxing treatment, and my skin feels amazing. I will definitely be back again.”

Essence Salon and Spa

Essence Salon and Spa is a leader in quality beauty and skin care treatments. A highly trained team provides quality treatment using quality products in elegant salons, in Griffith and Woden. Dozens of facial treatments are on offer, starting from 30 minutes. Facials include mini prescription, hydralift deluxe, brightening radiance, energising and professional peeling.

Kristen Blachut wrote on Google, “I am a regular spa-goer and this salon knows skin! My therapist was so meticulous, professional and skillful she had me floating in a state of meditation.”

Spa Mint

Spa Mint believes beauty is the health and wellbeing of the mind, body and soul. Luxurious facials use potent essential oils and other leading organic products. Facial treatments smooth, regenerate and help with wrinkles and ageing. All facials include a head massage.

Yumiko Everton wrote on Google, “I had one-hour facial and it was one of the most relaxing experiences I've had. It started off with a mint-scented foot bath followed by a facial using organic products.”

Foundation Beauty Therapy

Foundation Beauty Therapy—a salon for women by women—are experts at non-surgical services. The caring team’s services include eyebrow and lip blush tattoos, skin needling, dermaplaning, facials, lash lifts, brow services, waxing, threading, manicures, pedicures, make up and tanning. Foundation Beauty Therapy now offers body sculpting

Liza Tozer wrote on Google, “I've been a customer of Foundation Beauty for many years and love their work! I've had various treatments including waxing, massage, and eyebrow tinting.”

Endota Spa Canberra

Endota Spa Canberra focuses on replenishing minds, bodies and souls. Expert therapists specialise in organic, advanced and anti-ageing facials, with something for every skin type. Advanced, high-performance techniques are also available with light therapy, hydro-microdermabrasion and glocolic peel treatments. Endota Spa Canberra uses organic and natural, Australian made skincare.

On Google, Sophie Cahill wrote, “What an amazing experience, if you’re looking for a place to take a break from the real world, Endota is your place to be …  My skin has never felt so good!”

Mudd The Spa

At Mudd The Spa highly qualified therapists use the latest technologies and techniques. Personalised facial treatments include a skin diagnosis, skincare solution and homecare prescription. All facial therapies treat the face, scalp, neck, décolletage and down to the elbows. Deluxe, essential, express and other types of facials are offered. Mudd facial upgrades include eye and lip treatments.

Jane Laguna wrote on Google, “The massage and facial were tailored to my needs and I felt amazing afterward.”

If you’re looking for more information on beauty treatments in Canberra, you might like our articles on the best beauty salons, best day spas, best acne scar treatment specialists, best microblading specialists and best waxing salons Canberra has to offer. Or, if you’re interested in some laser skin treatments, our articles on the best laser clinics, best laser hair removal clinics and best laser tattoo removalists in Canberra may interest you.

Your experience with facial specialists in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had experience with any of the facial specialists listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can a facial specialist help with?

Facial specialists are professionally trained to treat your face and body. They can help with skin issues such as dehydration, ageing and even acne. They can make your skin feel great and look radiant. They also provide relaxing, calming treatments.

Can a facial specialist help with severe skin problems?

Some can, but some might not be qualified. It’s best to check what the salon is expert at treating.

How much does it cost to have a facial?

The cost for a facial varies depending on many factors. This includes the type and length of the facial, with an express facial less expensive than a, deluxe facial. Cost can be influenced by the quality of products used. Other factors include the type of salon. Some have a more ‘working bee’ atmosphere. Others are luxury facilities with saunas and a pool.

What type of facial should I have?

A great facial specialist will start your treatment by examining your skin. Some use special light and other technical equipment for this. Once they’ve analysed your skin, your facial specialist will recommend the best type of facial.

What facial products do salons use?

This varies salon to salon. Some salons use natural, Australian-made products. Some use products with special ingredients targeting concerns such as ageing and wrinkles.

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Wendy Johnson10:28 am 22 Sep 20

One of my top picks for a facial is Jindii Eco Spa at Australian National Botanic Gardens. The spa is beautiful, spacious and clean. Qualified staff are caring and the spa uses exceptional Australian owned and made products.

I don’t think I’m easily pleased. If anything, I’m quite fickle and will take in to account even external factors like parking when I choose who gets my business. I like Stacey because she’s very professional and I get the results I want with her. Also, parking is plentiful and free.

AverageCanberran10:09 am 02 Nov 11

miss molly said :

I went to Defining Features in Deakin to get my skin ready for my wedding. It was luminous on the day. I couldn’t have been happier. And there’s heaps of free parking which immediately makes it better than Civic, Kingston and Manuka. Good luck! Let us know how you go.

“…which immediately makes it better than Civic, Kingston and Manuka.”

Wow, you sure are easily pleased when it comes to choosing your beauty salon.
Anyway, there is plenty of free parking in Kingston.

I went to Defining Features in Deakin to get my skin ready for my wedding. It was luminous on the day. I couldn’t have been happier. And there’s heaps of free parking which immediately makes it better than Civic, Kingston and Manuka. Good luck! Let us know how you go.

Shick in Kingston does a great facial with extractions..

AverageCanberran7:35 pm 01 Nov 11

Ate said :

Mr Ate is always offering to give me a facial, I’m sure he would be willing to help you out too.

Oh dear.

Deref said :

I hear there are places in Mitchell and Fyshwick where you can get a facial.

Deref, you’re so clever.
jk

I hear there are places in Mitchell and Fyshwick where you can get a facial.

screaming banshee10:40 pm 31 Oct 11

ericaaaa said :

Hi Sawyer, I have a beauty salon across from Green Square, in Kingston.
We offer two facials (Deep Cleansing Facial and All Inclusive Facial) that include extractions. A combination of ultrasonic extractions and the traditional manual extractions are used to get to best results. The ultrasonic device removes the minor impurities from the skin using high frequency vibrations to clear out congestion from blackheads etc, and anything left over is extracted manually. My clients love these facials, as they are very thorough and the results are immediately visible.
Look me up on the web and please come in or call up, if you have any questions.

Erica

Erica’s Aesthetics

ROFL…you had me at ‘all inclusive facial’

Sorry its just that when you read through all the…yep, just Sorry.

ScienceRules6:04 pm 31 Oct 11

Ate said :

Mr Ate is always offering to give me a facial, I’m sure he would be willing to help you out too.

+1000

Someone had to say it…

Mr Ate is always offering to give me a facial, I’m sure he would be willing to help you out too.

Hi Sawyer, I have a beauty salon across from Green Square, in Kingston.
We offer two facials (Deep Cleansing Facial and All Inclusive Facial) that include extractions. A combination of ultrasonic extractions and the traditional manual extractions are used to get to best results. The ultrasonic device removes the minor impurities from the skin using high frequency vibrations to clear out congestion from blackheads etc, and anything left over is extracted manually. My clients love these facials, as they are very thorough and the results are immediately visible.
Look me up on the web and please come in or call up, if you have any questions.

Erica

Erica’s Aesthetics

I second NBC and add Elegance Beauty in Centrepoint (you can’t miss it as it’s the only shop still open there).

You learn something new every day :/

p1 said :

Angelina said :

I was wondering pretty much the same thing so I googled it….

I wondered, but wasn’t willing to google the word “Facial” at work.

Probably just as well…

Reminds me of an article I read about how language changes over time, musing that beauticians have gained the word Brazilian but lost the word facial.

Angelina said :

I was wondering pretty much the same thing so I googled it….

I wondered, but wasn’t willing to google the word “Facial” at work.

Natural Beauty Centre in Civic. They do extractions.

FAB (face and body) in Kingston are pretty good.

It’s hard to find a good dentist-beautician these days.
Unless you meant brain through the nose, in which case, ancient Egypt is your best option.

MERC600 said :

What on earth does ‘extraction mean here…. teeth ?

I was wondering pretty much the same thing so I googled it. Apparently it’s something to do with extracting dirt or something from the pores of the skin. There seemed to be some contention on the vogue forum as to its effectiveness…

What on earth does ‘extraction mean here…. teeth ?

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