Tried & Tested

I’m the first to admit that I’m lazy when it comes to my hair. Before my appointment at Lily Jackson, it had been at least a year since I’d had a cut, and I’d resorted to home colouring because it’s inexpensive and fast. But when I realized that I hadn’t worn my locks down in more than three months, I decided that it was time to trust my hair care to a professional. Jules Peacocke founded the Darlinghurst salon Lily Jackson in 1998 – before that working in leading salons in New Zealand and London – and has built up an incredible knowledge of hair in her many years in the industry. Unlike most stylists I have come across, Peacocke hides her knowledge in an immense amount of modesty; she knows her stuff, but doesn’t feel the need to show it off with over-the-top and impractical suggestions. Instead, she listens to how I spend my days, how much time I have to spend on my hair, what I like and dislike, and then recommends a cut and colour that will fit all my needs. Given that I’m getting rid of a significant amount of hair, Peacocke suggests we donate it to Sustainable Salons, an initiative that unites participating salons in a common goal of minimising waste (my hair will be stuffed into massive nylon stockings then used to soak up oil to prevent environment contamination after a spill. The Sustainable Salon commitment also sees Peacocke monitor chemical waste; recycle all packaging, bottles, plastic, paper and cardboard; re-use all of our paper; and use energy efficient lighting. The salon’s environmental ethos aside, I love my new look, and am happy to say I now wear my hair down at least 50 per cent of the time.

Lily Jackson, (02) 9360 8708, L1, 227 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst.

Tan Fan

As far as tanning products are concerned, the less we have to get our hands involvedthe better. Spritz your body with Clinique Self Sun Body Airbrush Spray ($48), slip on a tanning mitt and massage for bronzed skin.


Applying self-tanner to your face just got a whole lot easier thanks to James Read’s clickable BB Tan Pen ($48), which dispenses just the right amount of formula for a gradual tan.

James Read

Bobbi Brown All Over Bronzing Gel ($50) won’t just leave you with a radiant complexion, it comes with the added benefit of SPF15 to protect your skin from the sun.

Bobbi Brown

A handful of natural ingredients in Jurlique Sunless Tanner ($52) work to create an even glow while keeping skin hydrated and smooth.