Congratulations to the North Shore’s luxurious urban oasis Gillian Adams Spa Salon & Dining for three decades of beautiful service to the community.

Driving along the busy Pacific Highway you could easily miss the art deco building that houses Gillian Adams Spa Salon & Dining, one of Sydney’s best kept beauty secrets. 

There are deluxe treatment rooms for makeup and massage, a hair salon offering a full range of services, and an Aquamedic Pool which massages and tones your skin before an aromatherapy steam room experience. 

“We are inspired by one purpose: to help you see your inner beauty and endless possibilities so you can conquer your world and beyond,” Gillian explains on her website.

But its not just about hair and spa treatments. The Gillian Adams experience is a full day of rest and relaxation, where clients can complete their experience breakfast, lunch, high tea or a grazing board, depending on the time of the visit.

It is this combination and putting the client’s needs first that is key to Gillian Adams’s success over the past three decades. 

“It was a dream of mine to have hair, beauty, body and cuisine all in one place, that would provide an awesome experience for guests and to introduce, in particular, the-then ground breaking concept of wellness,” she says.

“30 years ago, the industry was going through a lot of change. I wanted to create a place that set the standard for a true urban spa; an oasis, where guests received the very best.”

Today the business is a stunning retreat that enables clients to take time out from their busy lives, starting with the Aquamedic pool which is similar to an ancient European bath experience. The architecture provides an unexpected beauty, with an arched celling and sandstone walls. 

“As you progress through the variety of needle point and massage jets in the oxygenated water, toning skin and promoting blood circulation you will experience mind and body tranquility. Then to the steam room for an intensified aromatherapy experience, perfect for detoxing and building immunity,” Gillian explains.

“At Gillian Adams we strive to enhance all of our clients’ senses. So we are reincarnating the tradition of ancient pools, which were places to relax and locations of social encounters.”

Clients can then relax in the lounge with a herbal tea, coffee, or fruit before the next treatment choice of hair, beauty or body.  

 “We offer unique, state-pf-the-art anti-ageing treatments as well as our signature Vichy shower ritual, which will leave you in a state of euphoria,” the website explains. 

“To make your day complete, finish with a touch of Bobbi Brown makeup to highlight your inner glow,” Gillian suggests.

The chef also offers bespoke menus featuring locally sourced produce for group bookings, with wines matched to the menu.

If you’re looking for a present for that hard-to-buy-for friend, Gillian Adams offers gift vouchers – but it’s a hard gift to give away when you can have all that luxurious pampering to yourself!

Congratulations to Gillian and the team on 30 beautiful years.


Gillian Adams Salon, Spa & Dining 

1356 Pacific Highway 


Ph: 9488 9944


Images: Gillian Adams Salon and Spa

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