The Australian Open is one of our favourite events of the calendar year. Sport, summer, sun and fun are all part of this extraordinary two week event. A day at the tennis requires some preparation and thought as Summer can bring sunshine and heat one minute or rain! We’ve put together our top 5 essentials if you’re off to the Australian Open to ensure you’ve got all bases covered.

australian open

Water! Even if you’re sitting and watching the game, your body sweats and dehydrates, losing both fluid and electrolytes. If you’re a tad bored of plain water, drop an effervescent tablet of Hydralyte ($10.99) of your taste – our favourite is Apple Blackcurrant – into your bottle of water to rapidly rehydrate your body.

hydralyte effervescent tablet

Slip, Slop and Slap everybody! We are the country with one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world and prevention is better than a cure, so make sure you apply sunscreen! We love the Cancer Council’s Ultra Sunscreen Finger Spray SPF50+ 200ml ($18.95)  for a smooth and mess-free application. Did we mention that sunscreen prevents wrinkles too?

Cancer council ultra sunscreen finger spray

Going to the tennis in style whilst simultaneously protecting yourself from harsh sunrays? Double win. Hit yourself up with a stylish wide-brimmed Spencer Boater (rap $45.00) from Lack of Color. Perfect for a casual yet chic look.

Spencer Boat hat LackofColor

Ray-bans are classic sunglasses that can complement any outfit you wear. We love the Ray-ban New Wayfarer 52, (rrp $239.95) that are polarised to reduce glare. Grab a pair from your closest Sunglass Hut retailer and watch the Australian Open without all the squinting.


Being out under the sun for a whole day at the tennis will dry and wear out your tresses. Overexposure to UV rays, chlorine, salt water and air-conditioning can fade your hair colour, leaving your hair looking dull and brittle. But stress no more, Kérastase’s Soleil CC Crème (rrp $45) 150ml will protect, repair and illuminate your hair all summer long. Available exclusively at Kérastase Paris consultant salons, call 1300 365 552 or visit Kerastase to find your nearest salon.

Kerastase soleil cc cream

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"Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you." - Grace Coddington. Joanna Zhang graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2014 with a Bachelor degree in Arts, majoring Media and Communications and Chinese. Production Coordinator at C-Creative, Content Manager for FoodPorn, writer for and a piano teacher, Joanna keeps herself busy with all kinds of artistic activities. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, travel, fashion & beauty and loves trying new food places.

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