Story in partnership with Marrickville Metro.
With lockdowns ending, the time has finally come to get back to normal... Ah normal... Remember normal?
Remember beach days and family barbecues? Remember having dinner with friends? Remember nights out, Tinder dates and Espresso Martinis? Remember getting up in the morning and not looking like Sean Connery in the start of the movie The Rock?
Nah us neither...
But now that the winter of our discontent is behind us, it's time to start living life to its fullest again! That means treating ourselves and looking our best. There is no better place to do that than at the Marrickville Metro.
Located at 20 Smidmore Street, Marrickville, this much-loved lifestyle precinct is the Inner West's hub for health, beauty and self care! With the new development adding an additional 11,000sqm of commercial space, it is a one stop shop for shaking off those lockdown barnacles.
Here are seven Marrickville businesses that will help get your groove back:
1 - Barber Industries
Alright, we're declaring a new rule up top, just for the men: there is no need to shave your own heads anymore! There is also no excuse to for a backyard hair cut or a mullet! It's time to get back into the barber's chair and get yourselves sorted!
With traditional barbershop vibes and a healthy dose of nostalgia, Barber Industries is a masculine haven for the modern man.
Whether its hair or beard treatments you're looking for, this is the place to be. They're open seven days and bookings are not required. Just come in, kick back, and take in the comfort.
2 - MOE & Co.
If you're looking for funky vibes, then MOE & Co. might be more your speed. This family salon is about as far from the traditional hair salon as you can get.
Marrickville Metro's MOE & Co. is a sensory experience with its famous poster wall art, anyone can find their favourite celebs, bands, action stars and so much more. It is an ultra cool place to get a trim.
Moreover, their professional team of barbers will keep you looking sharp, no matter what trend, colour and style you're looking for.
3 - HIP Hair Studios - Hair Innovation People
HIP Hair Studios are here to innovate your next style. Not only are they brilliant at what they do - in their lovely, brightly coloured studio - they also have a strong focus on sustainability.
They're committed to reducing consumption and waste impact on our planet, and only use cruelty free, paraben free, high-quality hair-products, to keep you healthy and happy!
Their experienced team of hair stylists specialise in ladies, mens and kids hair. It's a welcoming, friendly and whimsical environment with an ethical focus.
4 - Brobar
Brobar is an exciting new unisex skin care lounge open to everyone, designed to make men feel at home with getting the professional skin care they deserve
Their mission is to make looking after your skin simple and accessible, there's no need to feel intimidated by professional skin care.
Walk in whenever suits you and enjoy a relaxing treatment in a comfy barbershop style chair. With express treatments you don't need to sit there for hours to achieve results you'll be boasting to your friends about.
5 - Exquisite Brows & Spa
If you brows have suffered months of tweezer abuse in the bathroom mirror, the time has come to treat yourself and get looking beautiful again.
The team at Exquisite Brows & Spa use an ancient beauty technique known as "threading". They remove hairs using a twisted piece of cotton thread, which they roll over an area of unwanted hair to remove them from the follicles.
It's all-natural. There are no harmful chemicals or artificial waxes involved, making it perfect for people with skin conditions such as acne or rosace as well as for those on medication.
6 - ProfessioNails
If you want to get those nails looking fabulous again, then you need only visit the team at ProfessioNails.
Founded in the New Orleans in 1992, this globally renowned business has been helping women all over the world look their best for almost 30 years.
Whether its a manicure or pedicure you're after or some dope looking acrylics, this is the place to go.
7 - Laser Clinics
If you're looking to get rid of some unwanted hair you accumulated in lockdown but hate the razor burn and waxing, Laser Clinics may be the place you're looking for.
Laser Clinics is the largest cosmetic clinic company in the world. They say they have the best "medical-grade, industry-leading technology" and the experience needed to get the best results for their clients.
They're leaders in laser hair removal, cosmetic injectables, skin treatments, and CoolSculpting®. They also offer complimentary consultations.
So there you have it...
If you want to get back to looking your best this summer, Marrickville Metro is your one stop shop.