21 February 2023

Take a look at Braddon's newest hidden gem for all things beauty

| Evelyn Karatzas
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Faith Murphy

Faith Murphy is the owner of DesignHer Beauty in Braddon. Photo: Olive and Maeve.

Have you discovered Braddon’s newest hidden gem for all things luxurious and relaxing?

Introducing DesignHer Beauty – your new favourite place for everything from facials to body and teeth treatments, to eyelash, eyebrow, manicure, pedicure services and more.

Located in the tranquil outdoor atrium of the five-star Midnight Hotel in Braddon, DesignHer Beauty relocated in December 2022.

Owner Faith Murphy has been in the sector for more than 20 years. Five years ago, she decided to open her one-stop beauty haven to make people feel confident and beautiful.

“DesignHer Beauty is an inclusive luxurious beauty salon that caters to a wide range of beauty needs and specialises in skin treatments and brows. It also offers waxing and IPL laser hair removal services, which are quite popular,” Faith said.

“My whole aesthetic is just providing a gorgeous space where women, who basically look after everyone, get to actually be looked after.

“I’m also passionate about science and I really stand by that results-based service by providing treatments that actually work.”

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Faith first opened DesignHer Beauty five years ago in North Belconnen but last year decided to relocate to a more central location in Canberra – Braddon.

“Opening up in a brand new location is really exciting because it is just so beautiful and luxurious and fits in with the aesthetic of my business,” she said.

“The space is tranquil and green, and it’s tucked away in a five-star hotel too, which feels like a dream come true.

“This location is also convenient. There’s parking available and it’s easy for my clients to get in and out.

“I describe it as a centrally located place where people can come and get a relaxing, gorgeous treatment and then meet a friend for lunch afterwards as Braddon has so much to offer, from cafes to restaurants to boutique stores. Plus, you’re minutes away from the CBD too.”

Faith said she provides a variety of services, offering something for everyone.

“I provide absolutely everything a girl would want to make her feel beautiful,” the DesignHer Beauty owner said.

“There are manicure and pedicure options, eyelash extensions and eyebrow tinting, facials, cosmetic peels, henna, massages, teeth whitening, waxing, laser and pamper packages.

“My services are all customised to each client and so when people come in, I ask them what their goals are and then work with them to achieve them in the best and safest ways I can.”

DesignHer Beauty also stocks the luxurious Sothys skincare and Jane Iredale mineral makeup ranges for purchase.

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Faith said one of her main goals was for DesignHer Beauty to avoid having a clinic feel.

“It’s really important that my clients feel pampered and relaxed when they come in. It’s about combining the best of both worlds – and having your cake and eating it too,” she said.

“You can get great results and have amazing science-based treatments, but you can also have a really beautiful relaxing experience as well.

“I’m really proud that I have been able to create a space where I get to meet the most interesting and inspiring women, and I get to hear their stories and help them achieve their skincare goals and feel beautiful too.”

DesignHer Beauty is located inside the Midnight Hotel, 1 Elouera St, Braddon, and all new clients can enjoy 50 per cent off their first treatment.

To find out more about what’s on offer and to book a treatment, visit DesignHer Beauty.


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