Miss Fox Melbourne

by Jill

Day Spa Review

Location and facilities
I am in love! From the moment I walked up the black lacquered stairs to the lounge area with the plush pink velvet couch, I knew I was in for a sophisticated treat.

Miss Fox Melbourne

Miss Fox Melbourne

Miss Fox is the new five-star lady on the block. The Art Deco embellishments, sumptuous lighting, and elegant lay-out confirmed that I was entering a boutique spa environment in the heart of Melbourne’s famed shopping laneways. With the David Jones Sensory Lab across the street and Scanlan and Theodore boutique downstairs how could the style-conscious possibly go wrong!

The attention to detail and professional service was evident everywhere. From the elegant fittings, to the impeccable style, the old-fashioned values of service with the individual attention shown to each client, I was in awe.

Ruby Lounge

Ruby Lounge

Even the client questionnaire was impressive – not only was I asked about my health and medical history, but also about my preference in lighting, massage strength (light touch, medium or hard), and culinary preferences for the gourmet snacks at the end. From the 1000 thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, to the Wedgwood china, from the artisan teas after each treatment, to the finest champagnes and gourmet snacks, the Miss Fox team have thought of everything. This opulent new outfit, opened in the last month, is sure to attract a cult following, and will give the high-end hotel spas some serious competition. The staff at Miss Fox have over 30 years experience in the industry and have thought of everything that makes a high-end spa experience flawless to the discerning client.

Services
Miss Fox is a chic one-stop-shop – with a full list of spa, cosmetic, wellness and grooming services (including a Shrinc clinic) in the three-floor location. As well as the luxury day spa menu with indulgence packages, there is a specialised medispa menu. Miss Fox completes the package with a blow dry and curl bar, manicure and pedicure boutique, and finally a makeup and lash bar. This is the perfect cosmopolitan destination for the girls to treat themselves and prepare for a night out on the town. Start with a wax, book in for hair extensions and finish at the champagne and martini lounge! As well as respecting the uniqueness of each client, Miss Fox can cater for bridal showers, hen’s nights, couples, corporate groups and even have a gentleman’s menu (‘MIster Fox’) and pregnancy menu (‘Baby Fox’).

Products
Across the make-up, massage, wellness, anti-aging and spa treatment services Miss Fox uses some of the most well-respected and finest products in the industry. Exclusive to Miss Fox is the lavish organic spa range from Shiffa (Dubai) that features 24K gold, as well as ruby (healing), diamond (purifying), emerald (balancing) and sapphire (calming) gemstones in the luxurious body oils, creams and scrubs. What can I say – exquisite!

Quality of Spa Experience
After some time to relax on the plush velvet lounge, I was taken upstairs to the spa double room, complete with a bespoke bath crafted in the UK, uniquely designed for sumptuous bathing. The lights were dimmed to my preference, and I snuggled under the gorgeous sheets for the Precious Gemstone Facial.

My therapist, Cassie made me feel right at home. The ladies room was offered before and after the facial and a gown specifically designed for facials was provided (it’s the little things that matter!).

Treatment Room

Treatment Room

An individualised discussion about my skin needs was professional, and no-fuss. The products were explained. My preference to talk minimally during treatment (as indicated on my client questionnaire) was respected. Incense and a gentle instruction to breathe at the beginning of the treatment assisted me to become centred and nicely prepared me for the treatment. The gentle facial cleanse was a dream and the exfoliation was revitalising, while the Shiffa face mask was stimulating and lavish. The face massage was soothing and seemed to unlock all the tension from a busy week. As for the neck, shoulder and hand massage, Cassie was masterful and professional, with a fabulous knowledge of anatomy, and strong hands for the massage. This was an indulgent journey of touch, smell and relaxation. The Shiffa products felt great on the day, and had skin-softening effects that have continued to the time of writing this review.

There was plenty of time to get off the table and dressed ready to join the world in a leisurely manner, and a bottle of water and delicious ginger/pear tea waiting for me in the lounge area. The service was flawless, the treatment was professional, and the spa was swank. This is an ultra-stylish cosmopolitan spa for the discerning client who appreciates attention to detail, who understands the importance of employing staff with experience in areas of speciality, and who appreciates excellence in product and ambiance.

Treatment:
Indulgence Ritual – Precious Gemstone Facial
1 hour 30 minutes; $225

Pros:
Exclusive products and product range for sale; skilled application; relaxing and sophisticated ambience; fabulous location; impeccable attention to detail; huge range of services

Cons:
Lots of stairs so Miss Fox is not for the mobility challenged. Although boasting a ’Mr Fox’ (gentlemen’s department), I’d say it’s not quite earthy enough for most boys.

Total: 18/20 “A sophisticated destination spa for the cosmopolitan woman with an exclusive product range, impeccable individual attention, and a full spectrum of services.”

Type of spa: Day Spa

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Info:
Address: Levels 1, 2 and 3, 285 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
Tel: 1300 64 77 36 (1300 Miss Fox)
Email: enquiries@missfox.com.au
Web: Miss Fox

Wallet Rating:

Opening Hours:
Monday – closed
Tuesday/Friday 11.00am – 8.00pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday – closed

*sometimes closed for private events

Skincare brands available:
Shiffa, CosMedix, Skin Medica, Aspect

*Please Note: This treatment was provided to us at no cost by Miss Fox for the purposes of review. Although complimentary, this is no way affected the outcome of the review. Our policy is to inform readers of any services provided free of charge.

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