Party season primping

Get to know our neat friends with a knack for highlighting all your best bits, as you rock on into wedding season, party season, festival season...well, just summer, really!

Wall of nail polish on white shelves.

Christchurch & Canterbury


Ah yes, summer. Careless days spent lolling in the sand with salty locks and a fresh, no-makeup appearance. Who’re we kidding – ‘tis the season for celebrating a different friend getting hitched every weekend, classy days spent at the polo and big ol’ parties just because it’s summer and you can. On those days when backyard cricket attire or the “woke up like this” look just doesn’t cut it, get to know our neat friends with a knack for highlighting all your best bits (so you just have to worry about what’s underneath).

Produce being applied to a face during a facial.

Nicola Quinn Beauty and Day Spa

209 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch
Christchurch & Canterbury

There’s a very good reason Nicola Quinn has been around for the ladies (and gents) of Christchurch for over 25 years. These leading experts in skincare and beauty are made up of a team of internationally qualified beauticians, which bodes well for your party-ready look. Start with this millennial’s most important feature and make a beeline for the brow bar for a personalised shape and tint. Those seeking silky skin can pop away for hair removal treatments using state of the art equipment, but if you’re into a wilder look, skip straight to the makeup and tanning stations. Stay a little longer and gain access into The Hush Lounge for post-treatment refreshments and nibbles or put on a little pre-party pamper with friends and book in for a ‘spa-ty’.

The champagne bar at Mod's Hair.

Mod's Hair

141 Aikmans Road, Merivale, Christchurch
Christchurch & Canterbury

It’s reassuring to know that with a team of Paris-trained experts behind your do, you’ll be walking out of Mod’s Hair with a style as good as the ones found on the paths of Champs-Élysées. Chatter away with your hairdresser as they impart a wealth of knowledge about your personal hair type and how to best treat the locks you were born with. Effortlessly outshine every guest at the party (mind you, don’t go treading on the Bride’s big moment) with techniques like Balayage, Tints, Foils and signature style finishes like the ‘Moulin Rouge’ and ‘Le Romantique’.

Woman receiving a facial.


16/42 Marriner Street, Sumner, Christchurch
Christchurch & Canterbury

As the name promises, Renaissance’s Sumner-based beauty spa is a retreat for those looking to restore life to their mind, body and soul. When a hectic events calendar starts to get the better of you and the morning-after bottle of coconut water and eggs on toast doesn’t do the trick, this is the place to run away to. With the waves of Sumner beach crashing within earshot, indulge in detoxifying massages and aromatherapy treatments, undo last night’s antics with a rejuvenating anti-aging peel and let your attentive beautician mix together a facial perfectly tailored to your needs. Now you’re ready to do it all again next weekend.