Renya Xydis - Hairstylist & Creative Director

Renya Xydis - Hairstylist & Creative Director

The face mask that's like yoga for your skin, a $550 face cream... and what not to do to your hair at home during lockdown.

Beauty Island acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Hello and welcome to Beauty Island, the award-nominated beauty podcast that celebrates life and lipstick.

I'm your host, beauty journalist, Brittany Stewart.

If you're new here or you just need a recap: Each episode, I sit down with a guest and ask them about the 8 beauty products that have a special memory or meaning for them. The ones they'd take to a desert island, or Beauty Island, that I am sending them off too.

Maybe it's the first beauty product they ever bought, the one that gives them their signature look, or the perfume that instantly sparks a memory of a special place or person.

Along the way we find out more about their life, career and the people and events that have shaped them into who they are today.

Today, my guest is celebrity favourite hairdresser, creative director and multiple salon-owner, Renya Xydis. The owner of some of Sydney's top salons, including Valonz, she not only counts numerous celebrities like Cate, Nicole and Hugh as clients, but on a first-name basis too.

With almost four decades in the industry, she has so many tales and tips so it was a delight to have her. We talked about not starting a skincare regimen until her 40s, why she thinks current hair trends are boring, and the face mask that's like yoga for your skin.

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Thank you and until next time - bye bye!

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