New at MISS FOX, Treatment Spotlights

AYURVEDIC TREATMENTS AT MISS FOX WITH DYLAN SMITH FROM VITAL VEDA [MARCH 14TH, 15TH, 16TH AT MISS FOX]

The word Ayurveda translates to “the science of life.” It is the earliest system of medicine that teaches us how to live in tune with nature, thus our own human nature.

Through diet, lifestyle adjustments, herbal medicines and body treatments, this science does not only make one feel healthier, but more importantly relieves the stress and density of the physical, so we have more clarity in mind. From this place, we can tap into our true being, reside in more contentment, and evolutionarily and calmingly flow through life, rather than be paddling upstream. 

 

AYURVEDIC CONSULTATION

You will be provided with an intricate yet clear diet and lifestyle plan that leads you back to the memory and awareness of your true nature for deeper self-understanding, wellness and balance. This plan guides you to be more independent and self-sufficient in balancing your physiology.

INITIAL CONSULTATION - $120* (45 - 60 MINS) 
FOLLOW UP CONSULTATION - $55*
*EXCLUDES COST OF HERBAL REMEDIES.

 

AYURVEDIC OIL BODY MASSAGE

Immerse in a truly unique full body oil massage that enlivens your true sense of wellbeing and leaves you feeling blissful and invigorated. Customised medicated oils are utilised to enhance lymphatic drainage, stimulate blood circulation, activate the body’s energy points and divinely pacify the nervous system.

1 HOUR $125
1 HR 15 MINS $155

Limited availability. Bookings in advance via 1300 MISSFOX [1300647736].

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INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA NIGHT WITH DYLAN SMITH FROM VITAL VEDA [MARCH 14TH 6PM-8PM AT MISS FOX]

Immerse in knowledge and beverages as founder of MISS FOX Melbourne Salon & Day Spa, Victoria Fox, interviews Dylan Smith on "the science of life,” plus Q&A with the audience after. 

From this knowledge session you will gain:

  • A general overview of the science of life that is Ayurveda.
  • Ayurvedic techniques to effortlessly integrate new habits into your daily life to align your body and mind with nature.
  • Understanding the pitfall of today's food fads and navigating towards a more suitable, natural and simple dietary regimen.
  • Simple methods to enliven your vitality and vigour that although may be coated, is certainly still present in you.
  • A chance to ask questions about natural health or Ayurveda.

ABOUT AYURVEDA

The word Ayurveda translates to “the science of life.” It is the earliest system of medicine that teaches us how to live in tune with nature, thus our own human nature. 

Through diet, lifestyle adjustments, herbal medicines and body treatments, this science does not only make one feel healthier, but more importantly relieves the stress and density of the physical, so we have more clarity in mind. From this place, we can tap into our true being, reside in more contentment, and evolutionarily and calmingly flow through life, rather than be paddling upstream. 

ABOUT DYLAN SMITH

Dylan Smith is a certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant based in Sydney, Australia, where he owns and operates the Vital Veda clinic offering patients consultations, body treatments and detoxification programs. Aimed at uncovering the root cause of ailments, Dylan has a holistic passion to teach patients to effortlessly integrate new habits into their daily life and has a reputation of bestowing deeply nourishing, blissful and healing body treatments that embed a sense of vitality. 

Regularly travelling to South India to train with the Raju family, an internationally reknown family of Ayurvedic doctors, Dylan is devoted to learning, sharing and radiating this ancient knowledge for everyone to utilise and enjoy, to experience total wellness and bliss. 

www.vitalveda.com.au

DONATION 

All tickets include a donation to Midday Meals India which provides nutritious meals to underprivileged children while supporting them to have better education in their lives. Your ticket contributes one day's salary for a cook who prepares meals for over 4000 children every day. For many of these children, the meals are often their sole source of nutrition and act as an incentive for their parents to enroll them into schools and encourage the children to attend lessons regularly. In the long run, a better education empowers children to fulfill their aspirations and live a happier and healthful life.

http://annamrita.org

TICKETS

$15 / head. All proceeds will be donated. Advance bookings online via EventBrite

Dylan will also be offering an exclusive number of Ayurvedic Consultations and traditional Oil Massage Treatments at MISS FOX from March 14th-17th. Bookings essential, phone 1300647736.

Beauty Tips, Hair Tips

HAIR TREND UPDATE

We spoke to our Principal Stylist and hairdressing guru Chris Gjergjevica about the hair trends for the season, and here’s some super-current hair-gold he had to share: 

“For the rest of Summer and moving in to Autumn, hair styles are very definite. It’s all or nothing for length, colour and styling. 

The length of the moment is short and blunt, so it’s a great time to let go of wispy lengths and even things up. Choppy, shoulder-length styles with little to no layering are very fresh right now. 

The colour of the moment is blocked. Single block colour is favoured over feathered or soft highlights. Choose a colour, like a rich brown or clean blonde, and commit to it fully. Warm colours are winning our over cool, and and beige is in for blondes. Muted tones versus brights give a sophisticated, effortless look for all. If you are wanting to try a new tone or even a creative pastel, speak to your stylist about “colour chemistry” to select a shade that works to complement your natural colouring. Just like a lipstick or blush, not all shades will flatter all complexions. Get professional advice on what kind of colour will enhance your skin, eyes, brows and even teeth.

Deep parting, to the centre or to the side, is a chic and current way to wear your locks, and when it comes to styling, go for dead straight hair or more defined waves - nothing in between! Use a high-quality straightening iron or wrap-around barrel curler for sleek styling, but be sure to use a low setting to protect hair health. You are welcome to "messy" things up a little, but be sure to keep the wave structure intact. 

I'm also loving natural movement on the hairline - no need to blast or iron away those beautiful natural waves or curves around the face or your baby hairs. Let them be and enjoy the playfulness and softness they bring to the face.

This is also the era of home treatments! Just like a weekly face mask or body scrub, your hair needs regular love from a high quality, professionally-prescribed home treatment. Ask your stylist to recommend something just for you. At MISS FOX our guests love their Olaplex No. 3 take-home Hair Perfector treatment, which is the perfect compliment to our professional Olaplex salon treatment, but can also give brilliant strengthening to damaged or coloured hair as a standalone product. For real spa-style indulgence, try a Kevin Murphy treatment mask, a high-performance botanically based salon-only product with delicious scents to take you to hair heaven.

Most importantly, really get to know your hair, and love your hair. Care for it like you would any other body part, find out what works for you and learn how to do your own hair. After all, the hair you love is the hair you’ll embrace".

To complement our ever-popular MISS FOX Makeup Tutorials, we’re now offering 1-1 Hair Tutorials with Chris so you can have the ultimate helping-hand to style, care for and love your hair just that little bit more. From blow drying to waving, detoxing and de-frizzing, or the ever-elusive messy topknot or bun, Chris will customise a lesson to suit you and your hair. Bring a friend for the ultimate girls style session! For bookings call 1300 MISS FOX [1300647736]

 

 

Media Spotlights

ESSENTIAL SKINCARE TIPS FOR TRAVELLING

We all look forward to our holidays, but long-haul flights, sleep deprivation, sun and saltwater can play havoc with our skin. You want to travel light, but at the same time your skin needs maximum protection from your holiday activities. So the question remains, which skin essentials should make their way into your toiletry bag? So you can look fresh faced in all those selfies, Australia’s top skincare and beauty experts offer their essential skincare tips, as well as the best products to use on your travels.

MISS FOX Melbourne

An award-winning day spa, MISS FOX offers a peaceful space for the ultimate in relaxation and pampering in the heart of Melbourne. The spa offers a variety of soothing and rejuvenating treatments including body scrubs and massages with organic essential oils.

Skin care travel tips: Travelling can dehydrate your body and impair your circulation, which can lead to swollen hands and feet and dry skin. The beauty experts at MISS FOX recommend starting your beauty routine from the inside out by drinking plenty of water during your flight. It’s also important to hydrate your skin from the outside, with a face mask, serum or nourishing moisturiser.

Must-have travel products: Plan ahead, says MISS FOX. They recommend starting your journey to healthy skin before you take off with CosMedix Rescue+ Intense Hydrating Balm & Mask, then boosting hydration mid-flight with Jane Iredale Pommisst Hydration Spray.

When you arrive at your destination, help protect your skin with a moisturising sunscreen like CosMedix Hydrate+.


Travelling need not be a disaster for your skin. Pack your toiletry bag with great multi-functional products, protect yourself from the sun and do everything you can to stay hydrated.

Wherever you’re travelling this year, face the world with confidence thanks to these top beauty tips from some of Australia’s leading beauty experts. You’re sure to be selfie-ready in no time!

Treatment Spotlights, Media Spotlights

SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR JETLAG

Love coming home to Melbourne by heading straight to MISS FOX for a revitalising spa treatment. Who wants to end a fabulous trip with post-flight fatigue? A spa treatment is the ultimate solution for jet lag – and for guaranteeing the magical holiday feeling you have just experienced lingers for a little bit longer.

At MISS FOX, we go beyond providing traditional spa services. We believe that beauty lies in authentic wellbeing -- by providing a powerful sense of serenity and wellness we are helping to make the world more beautiful for everyone, beginning with you.

Despite our location in the heart of Melbourne city, MISS FOX offers a peaceful and calming oasis to relax, indulge and treat oneself. We were recently featured in Expedia’s article, ‘Recover from Jet Lag at These Spas’, for our wonderful treatments. After travelling, the body can be dehydrated, circulation impaired and muscles tense. Soothing and balancing spa therapies such as sugar and mineral salt body scrubs, organic aromatherapy massages and a stunning bathing menu make perfect remedies to return your body and mind to equilibrium

Come by for a visit after your next trip away. With a focus on your whole experience, from our socially-conscious beauty products to our soothing environment, you’ll love renewing your spirit with us before settling back into real life. 

Giving & Environment, Brand Spotlights

BRAND SPOTLIGHT: KESTER BLACK

Melbourne's own Kester Black are MISS FOX's choice for beautiful manicures and pedicures that are good for you as well as the planet.

Kester Black are more than just a nail polish company. They're a group of creatives with pretty substantial ethical standards. Kester Black products are Australian-made and have Vegan Society, Choose Cruelty Free and Cruelty Free International accreditation. They source the highest quality ingredients to produce a range of ethically considered and manufactured nail polishes. Their high shine, chip-resistant nail polish follows the “Five Free Formula” meaning it contains no toluene, DBP, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin or camphor.

Kester Black believe that consumers have a moral obligation to make mindful purchases: giving back, buying from and donating to as many causes as finances will allow. The team at Kester Black know it’s not always easy to make the time to donate to charities, so as part of their new giving-back initiative, they donate $1 from every purchase made to one of their carefully selected charity partners. So when you enjoy a Kester Black nail service at MISS FOX, you're also helping support Animals Asia, Bush Heritage Australia, Water Aid and Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. This is in addition to the projects MISS FOX supports through our own giving through B1G1. Yay!

To read more about Kester Black services at MISS FOX visit our NAILS menu here

HAIR STYLE TRENDS AUTUMN

Ladies, the days of perfect, bouncy blowwaves are over, for now anyway. Forget sectioning and setting; untouched and untamed hair is the most current way of making your hair look amazing. The aim here is volume and texture -- avoid small sections or leaving hair in big rollers and instead blast dry with volume, and use products and thermal tools to add shape. 

Achieve the undone look at home with Kevin Murphy DOO.OVER. Use it on clean, blasted hair, spraying through mid-lengths to ends. Be sure to shake well before use. The holding power and volume will make you look effortlessly put together.

Blunt cut, healthy hair is on trend for Autumn -- all one length without layers, and subtle shaping around the face. Long hair is very popular at the moment, but if you are looking for a shorter look, collar bone length is also very much in fashion right now -- still long enough to be versatile, have waves, worn straight or even up.

Natural roots with blonde ends is being replaced with lighter colour that frames the face and reaches up towards the roots. If you've been rocking the ombre look, be adventurous and add some balayage highlights or foils higher up around the face to bring your colour on-trend for Autumn/Winter. Protect your hair when lightening wth Olaplex 2 salon treatment, and top up at home with the awesome Olaplex 3 home treatment. 

As always, if you need any hair advice, book a complimentary hair consultation with me for professional, personalised advice any time Tuesday-Saturday.

Love and Romance, Chris

MISS FOX Principal Stylist, KEVIN.MURPHY Session Stylist

 

Giving & Environment

WHO GIVES A CRAP?

We're all trying to do our bit for the planet, and small changes to your shopping habits can make a huge difference. 

15 billion trees are being cut down every year and a big part of that is to make toilet paper, tissues and kitchen towels. Switching to recycled products has a huge impact on the planet. At MISS FOX, all of our toilet paper and tissues come from the cool team at Who Gives A Crap, whose products are not only 100% forest friendly, they also donate 50% of profits to WaterAid to help build toilets and improve sanitation in the developing world.

You can easily get Who Gives a Crap products delivered to your door, saving lugging toilet rolls home, and helping to do good for people and planet. To celebrate Earth Day, their offering $5 off orders placed before April 28th. Use code FIVER at the checkout. Visit their site to order today. 

Vegan Recipes

RECIPE: VEGAN RAW COCONUT AND CACAO FUDGE

At MISS FOX, we're fans of more mindful, more sustainable eating. This recipe for vegan, raw, coconut oil fudge is one of the healthiest treats you can make, with just 4 simple ingredients and no cooking.

Raw coconut oil is arguably the best fat on the planet -- it is antibacterial, helps speed up your metabolism, decreases your appetite for bad fats and sugar and boosts brain function. Raw unprocessed Cacao is supercharged with natural antioxidants helps boost serotonin to relax you, decreases appetite and cuts cravings for sugar. Both ingredients are also wonderful for your skin.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup (heaping) raw virgin coconut oil (we love Loving Earth Raw Organic Coconut Oil, available at MISS FOX)
3/4 cup (exact) raw cacao powder (not cocoa powder)
3-4 tablespoons raw honey
1 pinch of sea salt
Optional: 1/4 cup of any combination of cacao nibs, coconut flakes, chopped walnuts or pistachios, freeze dried raspberries or strawberries.

Directions:

In a stand mixer, or in a bowl with a whisk, whip the coconut oil until it’s a little fluffy, for about 2 minutes. Add in the Cacao powder, honey, and sea salt. Continue to whip the ingredients together until they become smooth and homogenous, for about 1 minute. If you just want plain fudge, then you are ready to put the mixture into a glass pan or cake tin about 20x20cm lined with baking paper. Smooth the top out. If you like a little texture, add some suggested optional extras either into the mix or sprinkled on top, chopped or whole -- but you can leave it plain and it’s just as delicious. Put it in the fridge and let it set for a couple of hours, then cut it into squares so it’s ready to eat when you want it. Coconut oil is fragile, and will melt when it gets room temperature or hotter, so store in a sealed container in the fridge.

A delicious, healthy alternative to chocolate that tastes good and is so good for you. Enjoy x

Treatment Spotlights, New at MISS FOX

NEW SPA LUNCH MENUS BY PRESSED JUICES

We're delighted to welcome Pressed Juices to the MISS FOX menu. Pressed Juices was founded on the principle that our bodies need a simple, effective means of nourishment -- relieving them from the stress of everyday life, and restoring ourselves to a state of optimal wellbeing. 

Our Awaken Spa Rituals and Pregnancy Rituals now include a selection of Pressed Juice's gourmet refreshments, including elixirs, smoothies, nut mylks, juices, salads, parfaits, truffles and tarts, depending on your chosen ritual.

Formulated by qualified Nutritionists, Pressed Juices are 100% natural and 100% made fresh every day. No additives or preservatives; just raw, natural produce straight from the farm. Pressed Juices do not pasteurize products, meaning the valuable raw and living nutrients and enzymes are still available. All of our Pressed Juices menu at MISS FOX is gluten-free and vegan, and Pregnancy friendly selections are included for expectant mums.

Check out our Spa Treats and Upgrades Menu to add Pressed Juices catering to your next spa visit*

*Catering available for Spa Treatments only, please book with our reception in advance.

Giving & Environment

BUSINESS FOR GOOD: GIVING UPDATE

Did you know that when you enjoy services at MISS FOX, we give to social and environmental projects all over the world through our lifetime partnership with B1G1 Business For Good

Through your support, we’ve just sponsored 60,225 days of assistance to subsistence farmers in Peru.

This giving will help generate year-round food and income for families by covering the costs of building irrigation systems for community fruit and vegetable gardens. 

Looking good never felt so good... and we thank you for your support.

WELCOME TO THE NEW MISS FOX

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“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”  ―Carl Jung

It is only natural that MISS FOX would evolve since it first opened its doors in early 2010. Creatively and consciously, we continue to grow and expand our way of thinking and being, taking steps towards being the best we can be, as a brand, business, team and community. 

What started as luxe wonderland of spectacular beauty and grooming services has matured into a cool, caring and conscious collective with a desire to cultivate inner beauty and self love, as well as creating big change within the beauty industry, and for the planet.

By connecting with the heart of who we are, we've learned that "beautiful" is about more than how something looks, it's about how something feels. Beauty isn't just superficial, it's about how you treat yourself and the world around you.

That's why we've slowly made changes to offer you more planet-friendly, more body-positive, more socially-conscious and more inspiring services and stories, whilst still maintaining our luxury feel and exceptional standards.

From the suppliers and brands we've chosen work with, to the team that serves you, and through embedding giving into everything we do, we're excited to have you on this journey to a brand new us, and a brand new you.

Looking good never felt so good.

With love and gratitude,

Victoria Fox and The Foxes xx