Stephanies Luxury Spas scoops 2018 world spa awards

Queensland-based Stephanies Luxury Spas has won international recognition with six awards at the prestigious 2018 World Luxury Spa awards announced this week.

Stephanies Luxury Spa Group was named overall winner of the Best Luxury Spa Group Award for Australia and Oceania. All five of the group’s spas, located between Noosa and Brisbane’s southern bayside, also picked up individual awards at a gala ceremony held in Ireland.

Founder and CEO Stephanie Shepherd said she was delighted with the amazing result of six global awards, which continued the group’s outstanding success from the 2016 and 2017 World Luxury Spa awards.

“These awards showcase the best in luxury spa service standards around the world so to be recognised for our performance is extremely rewarding,” Stephanie said.

“We strive to provide the ultimate in wellness, beauty, relaxation and medical rejuvenation services for our clients with an extensive spa menu for that special, unforgettable experience,” she said.

“The fact that our spa customers had a hand in voting for Stephanies in these awards makes the result even more humbling for our talented and dedicated team.”

Besides the Luxury Spa Group Award, other category wins included:

Best Luxury Urban Escape Continent award for Stephanies Urban Spa at Bulimba,

Best Luxury Resort Spa Continent award for Stephanies Ocean Spa at Noosa,

Best Luxury Boutique Spa Continent award for Stephanies Vintage Spa at Cleveland,

Best Luxury Spa Retreat Regional award for Stephanies Mountain Spa at Clear Mountain, and a

Best Luxury Spa Retreat Country award for Stephanies Spa Retreat at the Sofitel in Brisbane’s CBD.

Stephanies Luxury Spas will celebrate its 25th anniversary next year and has just launched a new website to showcase its five spa locations in south-east Queensland.

“We have grown from an original two-room beauty salon in Brisbane’s east to a group of five large luxury day spas providing nurturing treatments for thousands of people each year,” Stephanie said.

“Whether you are in need of a decadent five-hour pampering rejuvenation, a romantic couples massage or the simple pleasures of a monthly maintenance regime, our luxury spas have a treatment to suit,” she said.

“A Stephanies Luxury Spa gift card is one of the most popular, and appreciated, presents for that someone special.

“We also have an exclusive Spa Membership program to suit a variety of different budgets and beauty regime needs. An amazing range of spa and skincare products is available at all of our locations and now also on our website, including Payot, Thalgo, Synergie Skin, Intraceuticals and our very own la Vie elixir collection.”

For more information, go to, call 1300 DAY SPA (329 772) or emails You can also become a fan on Facebook at or on Instagram @stephaniesluxuryspas.

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24 Years and a Heartfelt Thankyou!

Stephanies Urban Spa, Bulimba turns 24!

What an achievement, an absolute blessing and a great opportunity for me to let you know where we’ve come from, what we stand for and most importantly, to say THANK YOU.

Stephanie Shepherd

So to you and to all of our Clients a heartfelt thank you for entrusting my teams and myself to care for your skin, beauty and provide you with divine spa treatments for over two decades!

I am so proud and extremely grateful!

I started in the beauty industry at 16 with a head full of ideas, dreams and visions. I worked hard, learning and evolving and finally opened my own Salon with Stephanies Natural Beauty at Camp Hill in 1994. This was a two treatment room salon where I worked six days and two nights a week, loving every moment and igniting a dream to create outstanding day spas that truly deliver an unforgettable experience in every aspect.

And so the journey began, my business philosophy was established! This guided my decisions and actions then, and continues now to guide Stephanies Luxury Spa Group today:

“Embrace new technologies, respect ancient rituals, step away from the ordinary and create breathtaking treatments”

This birthday celebration is a perfect time to acknowledge you for embracing our philosophy and initiatives.

From those two treatment rooms in Camp Hill, we now have an outstanding team of 60 staff, five exquisite Day Spas and an amazing Head Office building with training facilities, conference room facilities and our very own commercial spa laundry.

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Securing success in an ever-changing, difficult market has been as constantly challenging as it is rewarding. However, we are committed to delivering unsurpassed guest service and unparalleled spa therapies which have earned us a reputation for excellence within the Australian Spa industry, together with 12 National and International Awards.

Our Birthday celebrations are a perfect time to give back to you for your ongoing support and sharing your lives with us and for allowing Stephanies to be an active part of the communities in which we operate!

Our Birthday celebrations throughout June and July mark significant milestones for us:

Stephanies Urban Spa Bulimba turning 24 years

Stephanies Spa Retreat Sofitel Brisbane Central turning 11 years

Stephanies Ocean Spa Noosa turning 8 years

Stephanies Mountain Spa Clear Mountain turning 7 years

Stephanies Vintage Spa Cleveland turning 6 years

To celebrate, we have put together some fabulous Birthday Spa Experiences and invite you to take advantage of these great offers – we can’t wait to welcome you to Stephanies during our Birthday Celebrations.

THANK YOU for allowing me to fulfil my dreams and visions of establishing exquisite Day Spas. It is an absolute privilege to deliver Stephanies services to you.

Much love,



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Exclusive New Skincare Launch

The range is a leader in the global cosmeceutical industry, known for advanced ingredient technology and fast-acting results. It is the only treatment in the world that uses Oxygen under pressure!
Your skin will look luminous, rehydrated, toned and visibly younger and firmer. Stephanies Oxygen Infusion Facials and Rituals will give you instant results.
We know you will love it! Take advantage of our Launch OffersandGift With Purchase’ special.  See our new Intraceuticals menu and read through some FAQs below.
Exclusive new intraceuticals skincare launch

Intraceuticals Frequently Asked Questions

What is Intraceuticals? 

Intraceuticals is an Australian company specializing in oxygen technology. Intraceuticals was founded in 2002, and has offices in 59 countries.

How is Intraceuticals unique? 

Unlike other oxygen facials, which atomize or spray oxygen on the skin, the Intraceuticals Topical Hyperbaric Oxygen System uses therapeutic oxygen under hyperbaric pressure to infuse a special serum of modified hyaluronic acid, essential vitamins, botanicals, antioxidants and amino peptides to the skin. Re-hydrated plumped up skin in less than an hour will set this treatment apart from any other facial treatments.

What are Stephanies Therapists saying?

Stephanies therapists have gone through all the Intraceutical specific training components and techniques and agree the treatments are highly results orientated, leaving skin refreshed and instantly lifted. Our therapists are enthusiastic about achieving great results and, the Oxygen treatment as the perfect pre-makeup 3-step process as used by celebrities and socialites.

Intraceuticals Training Stephanies

Why is Intraceuticals unique?

Intraceuticals is more than just a facial; the combination of oxygen under pressure and modified hyaluronic acid creates a visible result you can instantly see and feel. Additionally, the application of pressurised oxygen increases the absorption of the Infusion which helps the skin retain hydration and moisture. Once hydration is balanced your skin will look and feel healthier and more vital – additionally many other common skin complaints will naturally disappear.

What does Topical Hyperbaric Oxygen mean?

Hyperbaric simply means the therapeutic use of oxygen delivered at above normal pressure.

How much oxygen is used in an Intraceuticals Infusion? 

Oxygen makes up between 18-21% of the atmosphere and is required to sustain life. The Intraceuticals System draws this oxygen and filters it to a concentration of 90-95% pure oxygen.

Why is oxygen used topically?

Oxygen is a natural bactericide (destroys anaerobic bacteria) and helps cool and calm the skin. Intraceuticals uses oxygen under pressure to enhance the skin’s absorption of the Intraceuticals Infusions.

How is oxygen applied to the skin?

When the tip of the Intraceuticals Oxygen Infuser is held at a 90-degree angle, 1mm or less from the skin surface, an oxygen “pressure bubble” is formed which increases the saturation of the external skin tissue (epidermis). This pressure also assists in the rapid absorption of the Intraceuticals Infusions.

Intraceuticals Oxygen Therapy

What does Infusion mean?

An Intraceuticals Infusion refers to the process of applying a hydrophilic (water-loving) Serum containing hyaluronic acid technology to the skin. Based on research originating in Australia, Intraceuticals identified a new, modified form of Hyaluronic Acid; this special type of Hyaluronic Acid has the same proven moisture binding benefits as traditional Hyaluronic Acid but because of its lighter weight, has the ability to target the skin where it not only deeply hydrates but also helps stimulate collagen synthesis. Additionally, it draws or carries other active and beneficial skin specific ingredients such as vitamins, antioxidants, botanicals and amino peptides to the skin.

How does oxygen work on a cellular level?

Oxygen, breathed in from the atmosphere, flows into the lungs. From there haemoglobin in blood delivers the oxygen to the capillaries, then to the muscles and lastly to the cell’s mitochondria.

What is inhalation oxygen?

Inhalation oxygen involves breathing in oxygen at concentrations of between 90-95% pure oxygen. Inhalation oxygen has been shown to heighten concentration, alertness and memory and to provide a natural remedy for headaches, hangovers and jet lag. Inhalation oxygen is often used by professional athletes to speed muscle recovery after exertion.

Which skin conditions benefit from Intraceuticals?

Intraceuticals Infusions help increase the skin’s moisture levels and targets dry, dehydrated and prematurely ageing skin, sensitive skin, sensitized skin, sun damage, brown spots, skin laxity, fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin texture, post-inflammatory pigmentation and problem-prone skin conditions.

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid is your body’s natural moisture factor and the ability to retain and hold moisture is the secret to youthful, healthy vibrant skin. As we age our bodies produce less Hyaluronic Acid which is thought to be one of the leading causes of skin ageing.

Why does Intraceuticals use Hyaluronic acid?

Intraceuticals leads the industry in new and novel uses of Hyaluronic Acid technology. The Intraceuticals Infusions and Treatment Support all utilize Hyaluronic Acid in different weights and forms to balance and support healthy skin function.

What are the Treatment Support Products?

The Treatment Support Products are specifically designed to intensify and maintain the results of an Intraceuticals Infusion.

What is lightweight Hyaluronic Acid?

Light Weight Hyaluronic Acid is the smallest and most easily absorbed form of Hyaluronic Acid. This special fast-acting form or Hyaluronic Acid is the foundation of all Intraceuticals Infusion Treatments and included in all Treatment Support Products. Naturally binds moisture within the skin and helps balance skin moisture levels for long-lasting moisturization. Helps Increases skin volume from within, defining and enhancing skin volume, smoothing and softening fine lines and wrinkles. It is also a powerful anti-inflammatory and redness reducer and significantly reduces the formation of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Helps cool and calm skin for sensitive or environmentally stressed skin (sunburn or windburn). Actively draws other beneficial skin ingredients to the deeper layers of the skin and increases absorption of all active ingredients – even from other product lines

What is Hyaluronic Layering?

Hyaluronic Layering uses three different types of Hyaluronic Acid; two different weights and one complex which work together to dramatically improve the way your skin attracts and holds moisture.

Can the Intraceuticals Infusion Treatment be used with other Stephanie’s skincare devices?

Intraceuticals Infusion treatments can be combined with microdermabrasion, and Stephanies iBeauty machine or another physical exfoliation method prior to an Intraceuticals Infusion. LED light is another beneficial combination to use prior to an  Intraceuticals Infusion and appears to greatly enhance an Intraceuticals Infusion Treatment.

Are the Intraceuticals skincare courses beneficial?

There are two options for courses, a Three-Course Kit and a Six-Course Kit which come with retail products for your home skincare regime. It’s not only cost-effective but these powerful courses have a cumulative effect and will have your skin looking improved for longer, with increased benefits of your take-home skincare.

Are there any contra-indications to an Intraceuticals Infusion?

The modified Hyaluronic technology will enhance absorption of all ingredients applied to the skin before or after an Intraceuticals infusion. For this reason – chemical peels should not be applied immediately before an Intraceuticals Infusions.
Additionally, unpredictable ingredients such as Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Retinol and Hydroquinone should not be applied immediately before or after an Intraceuticals Infusion. Ask your client to wait 24-48 hours before re-introducing AHA’s, Retinoic acid, or Hydroquinone to their home care regimen

Is it safe for all skin types? 

Intraceuticals Infusions can be used on sensitive, sensitized, and rosacea-prone skin conditions. May also be recommended as a cooling calming treatment for post-sun and wind exposed skin conditions.

Is Intraceuticals cruelty-free?

Yes, the products are 100% cruelty-free.

What are the main features of an Intraceuticals Infusion?

  • Uses a continuous flow of oxygen under pressure called Topical Hyperbaric Oxygen
  • 5 different Intraceuticals Infusion Treatments all containing lightweight hyaluronic carrier technology.
  • Is readily absorbed creating instant results
  • Helps the skin absorb other active ingredients such as botanicals, vitamins, amino peptides to the skin
  • Intraceuticals has developed Hyaluronic Layering which uses several different forms of Hyaluronic Acid designed to work together to help plump up depressions in the skin’s infrastructure, add suppleness and volume, support collagen production and enhance youthful contour.
  • Series Course Kits easily combine Infusion Treatments with Treatment Support products to maintain long-term results.

What are the main benefits of an Intraceuticals Infusion?

  • Instant visible results
  • Deeply hydrates – provides volume and definition
  • Firms lifts and improves overall texture and tone
  • Helps stimulate collagen and elastin activity
  • Dramatically reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Comforts dry, sensitive or stressed skin
  • Provides an immediate increase in skin radiance and glow

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