I’m in a rush. I have a wedding in Sydney and I’m running late.
To get me out the door in time, Carli and Teal each have a blow dryer trained on my hair. In moments, I’m bouncing down the stairs with similarly bouncy hair, all set for the big day.
This go-the-extra-mile do-whatever-it-takes behaviour is indicative of Captivate, and why I know I’ll always receive professional and efficient treatment at the Terrigal salon.
The chic and contemporary salon sits above Commonwealth Bank on Terrigal’s Esplanade.
Polished wooden floorboards, a black chandelier, gilded floor-to-ceiling mirrors and wallpaper reminiscent of a fairytale forest lend to a glamorous and almost theatrical feel.
From its second storey location, the view over the lifesaving club and through the seaside town’s trademark pines is nothing but sky and sea.
The only Aveda salon on the Coast, Captivate has built a base of loyal clientele with a penchant for au naturale hair care.
A hand relief massage and breathing ritual with peppermint or lavender oil is all part of the Aveda touch.
Along with a soft soundtrack and herbal tea, it sets the tone for a relaxing visit.
In the comfortable embrace of the salon’s plush leather chairs, in the trustworthy hands of the delightful team, I’ve avoided some hairy situations.
From super-fast style sessions to striking colour changes, I always walk out into the Terrigal sunshine feeling refreshed and rejuvenated – hair, body and soul.
Coastal Chic Tip: Book at least a couple of weeks in advance, especially for weekend appointments and allow enough time to grapple with Terrigal’s limited parking. The salon also offers Napoleon make up.