Here at Scoopon, we’ll take any excuse for a bit of pampering, and what better excuse is there than the hottest day on Melbourne’s social calendar, Melbourne Cup.
You’ve found the frock, picked the perfect pair of pumps and chosen a show-stopping headpiece – the only thing left to do is prep your face, body and mind. We’re talking facials, massages, hair makeovers, lashes and more to get you Insta-ready.
1. Pico Laser Facial Rejuvenation
Unlike other facial rejuvenation treatments, pico (short for picosecond) laser targets multiple skin concerns in one go, including congested pores, sun damage, acne scars and uneven skin tone. It also firms and softens the skin, giving you a more youthful look with minimal pain and downtime. Book in a few days before the race that stops the nation and you’ll be good to go!
At Complexion Beauty & Dermal Therapy in Croydon, you can try pico laser therapy during a 60-minute facial including microdermabrasion and RF cooling and lifting for just $99. Check it out here.
2. Teeth Whitening
Coffee, wine and cigarettes can leave your pearly whites looking… not so pearly. And that doesn’t bode well for those Cup Day happy snaps. If whitening toothpaste isn’t working and you don’t want to resort to potentially harmful peroxide, try LED teeth whitening. It’s safer, painless, and can brighten your gnashers by up to 12 shades.
Grab up to five 30-minute LED teeth whitening sessions from the pros at the CBD’s Smile Bar Teeth Whitening, with prices starting from just $39 for one session. Scoop it up here!
3. Cut and Colour
If you can only fit in one beauty treatment before the big day, make it a cut and colour. Show your mane some love and rid yourself of split-ends and regrowth with a hair makeover before the big day, then straighten or curl it on Cup Day and top it all off with a gorgeous headpiece.
Head to Beach Hair Works in Edithvale for a cut and style package for just $29, or add foils for $49 total or balayage for $69. Get the deets here.
4. Eyelash Extensions
In all the chaos of preparing for a big event, shaving even a couple of minutes of your beauty routine can make a HUGE difference. Eyelash extensions can give you up to six weeks of mascara-less freedom, even longer with refills, and will give your race day look a bit of extra glamour. You’ll literally be able to tell people, “I woke up like this”.
Right now, you can nab a full set of natural eyelash extensions for only $29 courtesy of JT Salons in Thomastown, or upgrade to a full set plus a refill session for $39 total. See the deal here!
5. Flotation Therapy
You can’t enjoy Cup Day if you’re still wound up from work, the gym and running errands, right? Escape the hustle and bustle of modern life with a flotation therapy session, which works by eliminating all distractions and allowing you to fully relax in a tank filled with 12 inches of warm water, with 550kg of healing Epsom salts dissolved inside.
Give floatation therapy a go at The Orchid in South Yarra for just $39. Trust us, your mind (and body) will thank you! Take a look here.
If you’re heading to Flemington, you’re going to be on your feet all day long, and if you’ve been dealing with muscle aches and knots, they’re only going to get worse after a full day of teetering on high heels. Reset your body and relax your mind with a massage to rid yourself of pain and prepare yourself for those long hours on the field.
Bliss out with a Chinese massage and foot spa from Spring Beauty and Therapy in the CBD for just $39, or upgrade to add a facial or reflexology. Get the low-down here!
7. Fat Cavitation
Been working on your summer body but still can’t get rid of those stubborn pockets of fat on your arms, legs, butt or stomach? Fat cavitation is a quick, easy, and pain-free treatment that uses ultrasonic technology to help you lose inches of fat, reduce cellulite, and tighten the skin – the perfect way to get your body looking its best in time for Cup Day! Learn more about this game-changing, non-surgical liposuction alternative here.
Hairfree Carefree in Richmond are currently offering up to 10 fat cavitation sessions from 71 per cent off! Click here to check out the deal.
Note: Some treatments may not be available on public holidays, see individual deal’s fine print for details.