The Real Housewives of Auckland share their beauty secrets

Looking glam is all part of being a Real Housewife.
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Looking glam is all part of being a Real Housewife.

The Real Housewives of Auckland are known for their high-glamour look. They've opened their little black book of beauty services, and shared their favourite salons and spas. 

HAIR SALON

Louise goes to Olette in Remuera, Julia favours Servilles in Newmarket and Angela hits up Dry & Tea in City Works Depot. "My stylist is Kurtis Counsell – he's the best," she says.

It doesn't take much to make former model Michelle Blanchard look good.

It doesn't take much to make former model Michelle Blanchard look good.

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Anne has to be very particular about her hair. "I am allergic to hair dye," she explains. "Gary Rogers has always looked after my hair - he applies organic dye Natur Vital. Although he is well-known for his hair extensions he is a great stylist too."

"My hairdresser comes to me," reveals Michelle.

Angela Stone, being real.
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Angela Stone, being real.

SECRET WEAPON

It's the little things that all add up to a beautiful look. When it comes to quick fixes, the Housewives have their favourites.

"I like my eyebrows to always be tidy so I go to Bare Waxing," says Michelle.

Gilda Kirkpatrick loves a fresh gel manicure.

Gilda Kirkpatrick loves a fresh gel manicure.

Louise swears by extensions from Sydney Lashes. Julia books a blow dry with Sid Bahree at Servilles Newmarket.

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"I always use Pro Longwear concealer from MAC," says Angela. " A healthy complexion goes a long way."

 

Glammed up for my photo shoot! #womansday#rhoakl

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Louise Wallace is a fan of lash extensions.

Louise Wallace is a fan of lash extensions.

SPRAY-TAN SPOT

Faking a bronze glow is key for the Housewives.

Louise and Anne both like Tan in the City (though as you saw on TV, Anne's not a huge fake tanner!).

Anne Batley Burton takes great care of her hair with organic products.
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Anne Batley Burton takes great care of her hair with organic products.

Julia gets Sally Moselen from Spa Parnell to come to her home, while Angela goes to Body Bronze Tan in Newmarket.

COSMETIC MEDICINE

No one's really talking when it comes to Botox or other anti-ageing fixes.  Angela sees Dr Frances Pitisills in her Milford Clinic for IPL and 'Titan Skin Tightening.'

Anne says she does not use Botox, fillers or anything along those lines "but I do the best I possibly can myself by religiously taking excellent care of my skin."

MANI-PEDI SPOT

You might spot the elusive Gilda at Sassi nail bar. Michelle goes to  nail pro Leah Light, and Angela gets polished at The Powder Room in Newmarket. Julia gets hers done in the country - Love Nails, Matakana. Louise isn't too fussy and will pop in "anywhere handy."

 

Well done girls💅🏿

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FAVOURITE STORE

The ladies aren't averse to a bit of a beauty product shopping. Angela and Anne love the beauty halls at Smith & Caugheys, while you are more likely to see Louise and Michelle at Mecca Cosmetica.

 

Hello #tomford 😍 welcome to Auckland @tomford ❤️

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FAVOURITE SPA

Julia frequents Spa Parnell for waxing, spray tans, facials and eyebrow shaping.

"I can't go past Chuan Spa at The Langham for all my beauty treatments!" says Angela (who can blame her – that place is amazing.)

Others are less impressed by this type of primping. Louise has no time for a spa day but would go to About Face in Remuera for an express treatment. Anne never has facials and prefers to do her own skincare.

"I could not stand the idea of spending a day at a spa," says Michelle.

MAKEUP ARTIST

"Hair and makeup comes to me," says Louise, who books Chay Roberts and Ambika Venkataiah.

 Julia is also a fan of Chay Roberts, as well as Rani Shortland, who both come to her house.

Michelle books in freelance makeup artist Aimee Waterhouse-Fitch.

Angela says she only uses a professional makeup artist for  the show and big fashion events. "I normally do my own makeup. I prefer to go out and get everything done – I like the social aspect of it. I'm not one to sit inside all day!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 - Stuff

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