As every woman, I love pampering. Not long ago I discovered a heaven on earth for me - the College of Natural Beauty - a beauty salon with student prices. It is located in Wickham Street at Fortitude Valley. All treatments are 50 % (or more) cheaper than high street beauty salons.
To book an appointment you only have to call up or send an email. Their website gives all information you'll need about available treatments and a pricelist
Once I found out about the college I wanted to test it straight away. The building is located within walking distance of Fortitude Valley train station. There is a lovely coffee shop while you are waiting.
On arrival I was greeted by a very nice and professional receptionist and invited to the treatment room. I decided to have a basic facial just to test if it was worth my money. And I was positively surprised. The student did a great job and there was teacher supervision and relaxing music in the background. Everything that was about to happen was explained to me I was given all the necessary advice to make my skin look young and fresh.
The best part is that for a one hour facial with a skin consultation I only paid $30. The products they use are fantastic and what I really liked was the possibility to purchase some of them if you wished to. I was also given a couple of samples to try at home for free.
The only difficulty for me, a working mum, is that they are only open to the public on Fridays. I can't wait to have my next Friday off and let them pamper me again.