Ahh! Imagine the blissful pleasure of sliding into the warm waters of a bubbling thermal pool, knowing that a massage by a professional therapist is yet to come. New Zealand’s natural...
Men’s top grooming tips for 2021
While 2020 might not have seemed like much of a year for growth, it was in one very important respect: beards. The lockdowns of 2020 saw more men leaving the razors on the shelf, with 52% of Kiwi men saying they shaved less during lockdown.
Unwinding at Christchurch's Champs-Elysées Day Spa
“You look like you have a spring in your step,” beams Champs-Elysées Day Spa coordinator Angela Rewha, as I pad down the lavish wooden staircase and into the relaxation lounge.
Q&A: Tanya Goodin - Unplug & play
Tanya Goodin founded one of the earliest digital marketing agencies, and was search engine optimising three years before Google launched.
Do you know the sun is the No. 1 cause of skin ageing? Wrinkles, sunspots and pigmentation (and don’t even get us started on skin cancer!) are all bestowed upon us by the sun’s harmful rays,...
Yogic sleep: Yoga nidra explained
Veronica King, the queen of Grassroots Yoga & Health, explains just what yoga nidra is, and how this semi-sleeping state of consciousness can benefit us.
The revolutionary Dermapen treatment
By now you’ve probably heard of microneedling, but do you know the difference when it comes to Dermapen, the revolutionary treatment for signs of ageing, pigmentation and acne?
Well into the '20s: The next decade of wellness
A decade ago ‘wellness’ was only just entering our national lexicon. Now, we’ve traded stress for stretching, sitting for stand-up desks and boozing for barre. Here’s what to expect in the...
Glowing wedding skin
Wedding season is almost upon us, and whether you’re the bride, mother of the bride, a bridesmaid or just want to look ultra-radiant for an event as a guest, now’s the time to start your...
Dr Libby: Boost your energy levels
Do you feel like you’re running on empty? So many people have shared with me that they are feeling utterly exhausted, and it’s not surprising given the uncertainty and unpredictability that...
Collagen Craze: How Does it Work?
Mod's Hair: The French connection
Mod’s Hair in Merivale, Christchurch transcends the idea of a hair salon.
Empowerment coach Saskia Clements: 5 ways to make 2021 your best year yet
Empowerment coach Saskia Clements drops some advice on creating healthy habits by actively controlling the important things, and shedding the rest.
Get skin like a... dolphin?
Trust us, dolphin skin is coming in. Sometimes called ‘glass skin’, this is all about making your face look like the dewy, wet skin of a majestic dolphin. We ask Probeauty what this is all...
The skin microbiome: It's like the rainforest of the face.
You’ve probably heard all about probiotics that help gut health in the form of supplements, kombucha or sauerkraut. We also have important ‘good bacteria’ on our skin. Support your skin...
10 ways to cultivate joy
Want to live more joyfully in 2021? Who wouldn’t? Veronica King, owner of Grassroots Yoga & Health, has loaded us up with ways to fill 2021 with happiness.
Welcome to What's Hot New Zealand’s home for everything you need to know about looking and feeling great. Why not help yourself, while helping out a local business? Pamper yourself, try out a new makeup, support local, and mention you saw them at What's Hot New Zealand.
People have been bathing in New Zealand's hot, mineral-rich waters provided by geothermal activity for hundreds of years, taking in those natural restorative powers. These natural assets have led to the development of some luxurious and relaxing destination spas, designed to leave you feeling utterly relaxed and rejuvenated and ready to take on the world. Numerous specialist retreats throughout the country offer all manner of treatments to enhance not only your physical but spiritual wellbeing –everything from massage, spa therapy and hydro-treatments to yoga and weight-loss programmes, to name just a few.
You’ll also find numerous beauty clinics and day spas where you can indulge in some pampering and enjoy everything from detox treatments and anti-ageing packages to aromatherapy, facials, acupuncture and exfoliation, and all the professional beauty and styling services you’d expect from experienced, expert hairdressers to special occasion make-up artists and dedicated beauty retailers.