DIOR HAVE TAPPED THIS SOUGHT-AFTER DERMAL THERAPIST AS ITS LOCAL SKIN EXPERT
By Emily Algar - Grazia
Anyone who is Sydney-based and has a vested interest in skincare will have heard of Diandra Politano. As one of Australia’s leading dermal therapists, Politano is known (and loved) for her customised, results-driven approach, combining high tech treatments with holistic techniques for optimal skin health.
Politano has been changing complexions for the better from her eponymous Balmain salon for years, so it makes perfect sense that Dior have tapped her as their local skin expert. The partnership will see Politano bring her wealth of experience and professionalism to the house of Dior, and working the prestigious skincare into her salon.
Career Q&A; Diandra Politano On Building Her Business And Closing Her Books
Just a few years after opening her namesake clinic, Diandra Politano is booked out.
Building a loyal clientele who schedule their regular visit time and time again is the goal for many clinic owners and few have done it quite like Diandra Politano. With more than a decade of experience, she set out to open her own boutique studio in Sydney’s Balmain. But it wasn’t long after opening that she made the exciting yet challenging decision to close her books to new clients. Here’s how she got there.
UNCOVERED: THE OXYGEN FACIAL
By Olivia Boyd-Smith - Par Olive
There are good facials. And then there are the mind-blowing brilliant facials that will manage to transform pores and overall texture for an effortless glow. It’s safe to say I’m much more interested in the latter.
I recently had the pleasure of experiencing the Bespoke Performance Facial by Diandra Politano which includes a customised prescription of skincare (from brands such as Medik8, Dr Spiller and NUORI), a lymphatic drainage facial massage to tone and tighten facial muscles, followed by an Oxygen Revive treatment to increase blood flow to the skin and gently exfoliate whilst introducing active ingredients tailored to specific skin concerns. The result? A smoother, plumper and more hydrated complexion. And it’s safe to say – I’m hooked.
HOW TO DO A LEGIT FACIAL AT HOME
By Kelsey Ferencak - body+soul
Luxury spa vibes in your living room. Skin therapist Diandra Politano shares her expertise in our step-by-step guide.
Dealing with ‘iso skin’, stress breakouts and trans-seasonal complexion issues are easier when you’re taking care of your skin. Between all-day masking (heck, we have the time), to going makeup-free for a while, there’s endless ways to give your skin some love – and thanks to isolation, it seems we’ve been doing just that.
HOW SHOULD YOU LOOK AFTER YOUR SKIN DURING QUARANTINE?
By Stephanie Nuzzo - Journalist
Iso skin – as it has been aptly nicknamed – has emerged as a point of annoyance for folks all over. We dropped the foundation brushes and began spending more time on our skincare routines, but our faces are frustrated; breaking out like never before. Why?
7 OF THE BEST FACIALS FOR SUMMER-READY SKIN
Road-tested by the Beauty Crew team
“I’ve been obsessed with Diandra’s manner and technique for yonks, and I was so ecstatic when she finally launched her own studio in a quiet suburb just outside of the CBD. Whether you’ve done it tough this year or are hungover from all the summer festivities, opt for the heavenly Ultimate Recovery Facial, which includes a deep cleanse (yes, she even does extractions!), a heavenly facial massage and nourishing products to refresh your tired complexion.“ - Iantha Yu, Beauty Editor
HOW TO WORK OUT IF YOU NEED A FACE OIL & WHICH ONE’S RIGHT FOR YOUR SKIN
By Melissa Mason
“Oils are concentrated and packed with vitamins, amino acids and anti-oxidants that restore and protect the skins barrier function. The right one can regulate your skin’s oil production. Some oils even contain anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and soothing compounds.” - says Diandra.
ARE FACIAL EXTRACTIONS GOOD OR BAD?
By Sherine Youssef - Gritty Pretty
“To squeeze or not to squeeze? It’s right up there with “is toner necessary?” (possibly) and “do I really need an eye cream?” (yes): Are facial extractions the ticket to clear skin, or are they doing more harm than good? Well, it depends on who you ask.”
THE BIG SQUEEZE: WHAT TO REALLY DO WHEN YOU HAVE A PIMPLE
By Chrisanthi Kaliviotis - Grazia
"So what marks a salon extraction different to a good ol’ fashioned at-home squeeze? A lot of things, according to skin expert and star facialist Diandra Politano. Here, we squeeze the truth about extractions and pimples out of Politano, who sets the squeezing record straight, once and for all."
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LIGHT THERAPY. FROM SKIN EXPERT (AND LIGHT FAIRY) DIANDRA POLITANO
By Chrisanthi Kaliviotis - Grazia
"Light therapy (LED) has been abuzz in the beauty world for some time now. From red light to blue light, Omnilux to Lite Lux, LED treatments are everywhere, and continuing to gather pace. But why?"
UP YOUR BROW GAME AT SYDNEY’S BEST EYEBROW STUDIOS
Brooke Harrison - The Urban List
"We’ve rounded up Sydney’s best eyebrow salons specialising in brow transformation. With 10 years in the brow game, Diandra Politano is all about a full and natural brow that doesn’t cost your weekly groceries allowance. Not only does she shape like a boss, but she also tints and does a mean lash lift too. You can find her in Sydney’s inner west and before you ask, it’s totally chill here—yep, no brow shame in sight."
33 OF THE BEST SYDNEY BEAUTICIANS ACCORDING TO INSTAGRAM IN 2018
"There’s nothing quite like the feeling of a fresh face. With all the new skin and beauty trends popping up, it can be a little hard to keep up, so we asked our Wedded Wonderland audience to let us know who their favourite Sydney beauticians are."
HERE’S WHY YOU GET PIMPLES IN YOUR BEARD, AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT
“Try using a facial scrub every second or third day, and moisturise daily. Also – wash your face with a cleanser morning AND night – you need to get rid of environmental aggressors, sweat and dirt to fix this situation up. It’s especially important for when the hairs start growing back, your skin must be clear of any dead skin build up in order for the hair to come through well, explained Diandra."
HOW KATHERINE LANGFORD WENT FROM BEING A 'GIRL FROM PERTH' TO INTERNATIONAL STARDOM
Cover Manicure for ELLE Magazine
"The 22-year-old star of 13 Reasons Why is one of five women on our May cover, as we celebrate the next big things in sport, TV, film, music and fashion."
Katherine wears Louis Vuitton and Cartier. Photographed by Simon Upton, Styled by Emma Kalfus, Hair by Renya Xydis, makeup by Filomena Natoli using Dior, manicure by Diandra Politano
THE BETTER WAY TO APPLY YOUR FACE MASK
"Applying your mask with a brush means less mess, you won't waste product by getting it all over your hands. Plus the light pressure aids in lymphatic drainage - Says Sydney based Skin Therapist Diandra Politano"