Written by Beverley Lennon
Co-written by Candice Neo
So you’ve finally bought your tickets to Bali and you’re beyond excited. You should be! You’re about to explore one of Asia’s top destinations! I travel to Bali pretty frequently (a few trips a year) and I know exactly how you feel. You’ll spend days packing up your prettiest summer dresses for the Gram and obviously forget about getting your brows or bikini wax done 🤷🏻♀️. Priorities, right?!
But hey, that’s alright… Been there, done that! In fact, this is a good reason to venture around and immerse in Bali’s beauty scene and test out some of their beauty spots to get pretty and trendy nails as well as clean and clear skin and fewer hairs over your body!
So besides making use of my face sheet masks stock, I often look out for places to get value-for-money beauty treatments while in Bali (often with experts coming from all around the world!) and I think it’s a fun way to roam around the island, especially if on a girls’ trip! So babes, here’s where you can get head-to-toe treatments and be ready for some good beach club hopping!
Note: All beauty treatments listed below are non-invasive treatments only; you may also wish to get your skin sensitivity tested prior to treatments!
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What’s the point of getting your nails done before your vacation and heading to the airport, dragging your luggage and risking your nails growing out or the polish peeling?! Here’s where you can get pretty nail art designs with a gel manicure (which also means no chipped nails in your #Balivacay pics!).
1. You can even order lunch and coffee from this nail spot!: Nail Bar Bali
This used to be my go-to spot while I was in Bali for a couple of months. Mostly because it was affordable but also walking distance to where I was staying.
They have an array of pretty colours to choose from (hardest choice ever!) and I often opted for their acrylic extensions which lasted for over three weeks, as compared to those I’ve had before (yes, they resist several trips to the beach and dips in the pool too!). The staff is trained by Russian nail artists, and they surprisingly can draw anything you want on your nails!
Nail Bar Bali
Price range: From Rp. 120,000 for Gel Polish (Approximately USD $8) Website
Address: Jl. Dewi Sri No. 47 Unit E Legian – Bali, Indonesia.
Contact: +62 81 919 0000 88
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 10am-Last client (based on booking)
I’d highly recommend this place if you’re travelling on a special occasion or with your besties. Mari a Curau offers signature treatments for your nails with soaks, baths, oil applications, exfoliating, massage and nail polish. Yes, your nails deserve all of that!
They’re also kid-friendly so your mini-me can have her own nail treatment too! I absolutely love their nail art designs that quite have the abstract, minimalist feels and gypsy vibes with colourful geometrics (no wonder it is located in Bali’s hipster spot – Canggu!) along with the kombucha and cold towel offered on arrival.
P.S. They use products that are non-animal tested and certified vegan! No gel or shellac and no alcohol either – all apple cider vinegar!
Price range: From Rp. 150,000 for Manicure (10-free nail polish) (Approximately USD $10.50) Website
Note: All nail treatments include a head and neck massage
Address: Jl. Munduk Kedungu No.45 Pererenan, Mengwi, Bali, Indonesia 80361
Contact: +62 81338775526
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 10am-7pm (Last appointment at 6pm)
3. Bringing you personalised nail art!: Her Spot
If you too are bored with the typical frangipani flower nail art, don’t miss signing up for a manicure at Her Spot. In here, nail art designs are nothing mainstream as you get to customize them. I personally love to check out some inspiration from Pinterest! And from their recent pictures, I can tell they’ve also jumped on the latest trend of brush stroke nails! 🤩
Price range: From Rp. 200,000 for Gel Polish Manicure (Approximately USD $14) Website
Address: Uluwatu Street, Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 812 3877 7709 (WhatsApp)
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 10am-8pm
Dream of insanely smooth, bright, glowing skin for the holidays? Spare some time to get a facial while in Bali. I’ve got quite a couple of them and tried different places and I am very happy to share those hidden gems with all babes out there so you can fight all pimples while vacationing (yes, travelling does cause breakouts!).
As a girl-to-girl tip, let me tell you that you should NEVER feel guilty about treating yourself to a facial.
4. Book yourself a game-changing affordable facial (it helps with acne too!): Natasha Skin Clinic Centre
On my first visit to Natasha Skin Clinic Centre, I could already see the instant and long-lasting results of the facial on my skin condition.
With the unhealthy lifestyle we city-dwellers have (be it the food or air pollution etc.), having perfectly clear skin has become a real challenge. This is especially so for travel writers like me, who are constantly on the go! After my first time at Natasha’s, I ended up returning there every month whenever I return to Bali! The standard facial package is my go-to, where the dermatologist will give you advice and recommend you different options based on your skin type and condition.
From there, the staff will use the machines to carry out treatments like healing touch in the shared rooms. I’m not gonna lie, the facials can get painful sometimes, but the thought of the extraction ridding your skin of the dirt and the 5-star treatment after that with soothing serums always helps me to pull through 🙂The best part is that they even sell their own line of beauty products, with the face wash being my favourite! Be it makeup, haircare, or an all-natural product line, they’ve definitely got it covered!
Note: This is a local’s secret so the staff can barely speak English, but you can show them which treatment you want from the brochure.
Natasha Skin Clinic Centre
Price: From Rp. 150,000 (Approximately USD$9.85) Website
Address: Ruko Sunset Paradise No. Ra03, Jl. Sunset Road, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 811 2500 422 (Whatsapp – Do inform them you are booking for the branch in Kuta, Bali)
5. When you really, badly need to save your face!!: Jet Black Ginger
I fell in love with this spot while I was spending a couple of weeks in Canggu (it was recommended to me by a few other digital nomads who well seem like real beauty gurus).
First I went for a haircut, then a facial and lastly came back for a manicure. They’re just good at everything they do, seriously – you get what you pay for with quality services! But, getting back to the facial part – if you’re keen for an instant glowy skin that’ll get your haters jealous, check out their Microdermabrasion treatment. I don’t think my skin had ever looked that good!
Recently, I have also heard that they’ve introduced a new facial treatment on their menu – the oxygen facial that promotes collagen growth so that’s another good reason to book yet another flight to Bali (BRB, adding leave to my calendar!).
The spot is literally an all-day hangout venue for some killer head-to-toe treatments and they’re also known to master hair colouring. Plus, the interiors are super Instagrammable so girls get ready to be pampered in style!
Jet Black Ginger
Price range: Facial from Rp. 300,000 (Approximately USD $21) Website
Address: Gang Jalak No.1, Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 812 3802 7022
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 9am-8pm; Sun 10am-6pm
6. Brush your face with gold: Goldust Beauty Lounge
Who says only diamonds are a girl’s best friend? Next in line would be all that glitters – real gold. Imagine caking your face in a gold mask. How lavish can it get? (And that can start getting you to think: how many carats?)
At the Goldust Beauty Lounge, you must not miss its signature treatment – the 24-Carat Gold Facial, during which you will have sheets of gold applied on your face, which apparently lowers collagen depletion, stimulates circulation and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
And if you bring along the kids, Goldust also offers mani-and-pedi and massages for the little ones!
Goldust Beauty Lounge
Price Range: 24K Gold Facial from Rp. 1,450,000 (Approximately USD $102.60) for 90 minutes Website
Address: Jl Pantai Batu Bolong No.66, Canggu, Bali Kuta
Contact: +62 811 383 721
Opening Hours: Mon 10am-8pm
Tue – Sun 9am-8pm
Eyebrows, eyelashes and waxing/sugaring
We’re quite the demanding, indecisive type, aren’t we? We want more hairs here and none there, thicker eyebrows, longer eyelashes and nothing on the armpits or legs… But hey, I get you so here’s a few spots to defuzz (or not) at! Bonus as you get to pack less (leave mascara, eyelash curler, eyebrow pencil and razors back home!).
7. Where to have your dream brows done: Eyebrow Bali
So you’ve got tiny brows? Whether you can blame it on your over-plucking (guilty!) or on your genes (thanks, mama), you’ve now got two options:
1. Happily accept your brows as they are, or
2. Make them look on fleek with a microblading session at Eyebrow Bali.
If I have not personally tried them out, I sure did hear positive reviews about their services. You’ll sign up for a natural look as the therapist fill in your overly-plucked eyebrows and give them a full and flawless look. Other treatments include eyeliner and lip embroidery but they do ace shaping your arches in a quick session (don’t forget to drop by for touch-ups before flying back home!).
Price range: From Rp. 2,000,000 for Microblading (Approximately USD $140) Website
Address: Jl. Beraban No. 3G, Kerobokan Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 819 9947 4848
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 9am-5pm (closed on Sun)
8. Forgot your mascara? Eyelash extension it is!: Glo Day Spa
We all love a good waterproof mascara and curler but sometimes we might need help from eyelashes magicians like the ones at Glo Day Spa. I’ve come across them while looking for a place to get some eyebrow threading done while in Bali so this is how I read about all their awesome reviews regarding their eyelash extensions.
Apparently, you’ll ditch your forever loved Maybelline Great Lash mascara after getting your eyelashes fixed at Glo Day Spa. The experts here will add on more lashes per eye – the extensions are made from silk fibres with are individually applied to each lash using a gentle yet long-lasting adhesive. Be ready to turn your most sparse of lashes into a flirtatious set of peepers (of course, you can ask for a more natural look!). You won’t stop winking!!
Glo Day Spa
Price range: From Rp. 599,000 for Natural Eyelash Extensions (Approximately USD $42) Website
Address 1 (Seminyak): Pertokoan Plaza Kunti, Jalan Kunti I No.119, Seminyak, Kuta, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Address 2 (Sanur): Jl. Danau Poso Gopa Town Center No.57, Sanur, Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80228, Indonesia
Address 3 (Canggu): Jl. Subak Sari No.90, Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 738 689 / +62 361 732163 / +62 8135 3307 804 (Seminyak); +62 361 282 826/ +62 813 5304 4498 (Sanur); +62 361 9348 844/ +62 813 5330 7803 (Canggu)
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 11am-7pm (Seminyak); 10am-8pm (Sanur & Canggu)
9. If you want to give up on your orangutan look!: Búlu Waxing Hut
“I love how pricky your legs feel”, said no one ever! I enjoy a good waxing session when I find the time (otherwise, I’ll rely on my good old travel-friendly razor that does quite the job). So whenever I have some free time in Bali, I would book myself a waxing session as it’s always leg season on the island!
If you want to look clean and fresh and rock your summer dresses, swimsuits and shorts, drop by Búlu Waxing Hut. When I do the math, waxing saved me a lot of time while travelling as it keeps dem legs smooth and stubble-free for weeks on end!
At Búlu Waxing Hut, you’ll find various waxing services depending on which body part you want to be hair-free. Their signature Skinny Dip (I like the sound of that!) is an all-body package which does just good when you’ve packed your sexiest bikini and want to give up on the furry animal look!
Búlu Waxing Hut
Price range: From Rp. 165,000 for half arms and half legs (Approximately USD $11) Website
Address: Jl.Subak Sari No.83, Ruko No.3, Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 812 9156 6080
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 10am-8pm (closed on Sun)
10. You’ll give up on waxing and shaving after trying out sugaring!: HiSUGARS
Trust me, once you step out of here you’ll go “I tried sugaring and I’ll never get back to waxing again!”. I sure do love how waxing makes my skin so clear but I am never quite mentally ready to put up with the pain; I mean is it worth being in so much pain just for the sake of having absolutely no hairs on my body? Hell no!
This is exactly how I found out about sugaring, an alternative to waxing and shaving. So if you want to skip all waxing-related trauma and not willing to bear such pain while on vacation you can try out a sugaring session at HiSUGARS.
For those of you who are unsure about the process, sugaring is a hair removal technique that uses an all-natural paste to pull off body hair (it originates from Egypt and Middle East countries). If you have sensitive skin like me, this is a good option for you. My skin tends to react badly to waxing and I found sugaring to be gentler on my skin type.
Price range: From Rp. 145,000 for half arms (Approximately USD $10) Website
Address: Jalan Batubelig No.38, Batubelig Square, 2nd floor (Also offers home service on Fridays in Canggu, Kerobokan, Umalas, Seminyak, Petitenget and Kuta)
Contact: +62 822 4765 5656
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 9am-6pm
Now you’re set to slip into a sexy swimsuit and rock that clean and clear head-to-toe look at the beach club! What other beauty treatments do you look for while in Bali? Let us know below!
PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!
|PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you! |