Down a driveway bursting with fragrant frangipanis and underneath a coastal chic North Avoca home is a boutique salon offering a quick beauty fix for busy Coasties.
Run by Jade Pentony – a blonde beauty with a Lara Bingle bob and some Kylie sass – this backyard boudoir is the answer to many a beauty dilemma, particularly how to perfect brows.
For anyone commuting to Sydney or just leading a busy life, time is of the essence and beautification often drops to the bottom of the list.
At Glow, the sole aim is quick, results driven beauty, without needing to leave the Coast.
From spray tanning to eyelash tinting, bikini waxing and even botox – it’s mind-blowing what she can fit into a 20 minute consultation.
With more than a decade managing Gillian Adams Salon up her striped sleeve, it’s little wonder Jade is such a pro.
There’s evidence of suburbia – a distant lawn mower grinds away and myna birds twitter about – but instead of it being a negative, Jade has turned her backyard salon into a stylish oasis.
Through a gate, we’re greeted with a polished deck offering a pair of chic cane chairs, vases overflowing with roses, glossy plants, a lush lawn and even a drinks cart.
It’s so thoughtfully laid out it’s begging to be captured for a House & Garden spread and is as beautiful and tranquil a space as you’ll find in any regular salon.
Within minutes of entering the salon, with its trendy polka dot wall and glamorous gold-rimmed mirror, we’ve had our outer glow renewed – eyebrows and eyelashes tinted, fingers and toes painted, face peeled.
Among the quick fixes on the Glow menu, Jade offers a $60 facial peel which takes just 20 minutes and includes facial waxing. Jade uses Jan Marini, Dermaquest, Becca and Lumira products.
She also has a botox specialist who visits once a month and takes just five minutes to administer his anti-wrinkle magic.
Ensuring no salon stone is unturned, Jade always has a homemade brownie to hand and wine chilling, so clients of this beautiful backyard boudoir are left wanting for nothing.
On Saturdays, you can even pick up a bunch of flowers with your facial – thanks to The Botanical Workshop.
Coastal Chic Tip: Book an appointment with Jade on 0405 963 622 and let her know you’re a Coastal Chic follower to get a free eyelash tint with any facial booked this autumn.