A full day at the races calls for the most foolproof preparation routine. Chapel Street has all the best hair, skin & beauty hotspots to leave you looking perfectly polished.
Check out our tips for race-day prep that will have you feeling ready to go the distance.
Mani & Pedi
Especially important if you’re going open toes this Spring Racing Carnival. Get a pedicure! Venus Nails will get your toes looking tip top.
Where? Venus Nails, 349-351 Chapel St, South Yarra
Ace the base with a facial in award winning salon, Missie Coco. Don’t stress if you haven’t been blessed with the skin of a supermodel, these guys will have your face glowing and hydrated after just one visit.
Where? Missie Coco, 7 Izett St, Prahran
Where? Priceline Pharmacy, 299-301 Chapel St, Prahran & 670 Chapel St, South Yarra
Straight off the back of Winter, the ashen hue is realer than ever. Head into Luella Beauty Bar for a spray tan that will leave you bronzed up and streak free this Spring Racing season!
Where? Luella Beauty Bar, 2-4 Izett St, Prahran
Fresh brows can instantly freshen up a face, in all the best ways. The Lash and Brow Boudoir and Brow and Lash Co are the experts in threading, brows and lash extensions. Whether its a tidy up, a tint or a tweeze, they’ve got you covered. Let your lashes enter the racecourse before you do with a full set of Volume Lashes. They’re stunning.
It’s ouch but it’s necessary. Silk Brazilian Waxing reigns supreme in the Brazilian Waxing game and will leave you feeling smoother than a babies bottom. Remember to get your wax done before your tan to avoid streak-ville.
Where? Silk Brazilian Waxing, 274 Chapel St, Prahran
Getting it done professionally can be a good way to ensure your foundation is set and ready to take on a long day in rain, hail or shine. This team is not new to the makeup game, Runway Room is here to ace your face. This spring, they’re toning it down with a fresher, dewier look. Glowing skin is all the rage and cakey makey won’t be in their vocabulary at all.
Where? Runway Room, 162 Commercial Rd, Prahran
Never forget a sneaky pair of flats for your handbag! Party Feet Ballet Flats from Chemist Warehouse couldn’t be more perfect. They’re cute, practical and easy to carry.
Where? Chemist Warehouse, 370-372 Chapel St, Prahran
Grab a Volume Hair blow wave for just $29! A whole lot of effort can go into race day preparation, but a simple blow wave will have your hair looking effortless. A quick blow wave also fits nicely into the sometimes crazy race day prep schedule.
Where? Volume Hair, 112 Chapel St, Windsor
Booze, bums, temperamental weather and short skirts can often mean some flesh gets flashed! That’s why your underwear is just as important as your outerwear. Kisskill Lingerie have you covered with the best range of seamless knickers so you can avoid those awkward panty lines through a slim fitting outfit. Be sure to check out the tummy and thigh shaper range for a slimmer and more even look.
Where? Kisskill, 509 Chapel St, South Yarra
Did someone say FREE BEER?! Set in Windsor’s hidden oasis (AKA Sample Bar’s beer garden), you’re invited to an afternoon of simple pleasures with Hawkers Beer.
You can’t make this stuff up. Real submissions and real conversations from Chapel Precinct. Tell us what you’ve overheard.
Boy George Australian DJ Tour at Chasers Nightclub. Culture Club frontman & POP icon Boy George is one of the most recognised and in demand House Music DJ’s of all time.
Ahh Valentine’s Day, a stupid cliche, a money making con or an opportunity to show your numero uno how much you really appreciate them. There’s so much to do on Chapel Street this day of love, even the hard-hearted will soften.
Residents of Prahran are invited to attend this year’s ‘Coffee with a Cop’ morning in Pran Central’s food court on Tuesday, February 19 from 10am – 11am.