Spa Reviews

[Review] Aura Skincare Clinic – Parkhurst

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Aura skincare is one of my go-to salons— I have my nails done there occasionally—they do a sterling job and the experience is always very pleasant. Nestled in Parkhurst, the salon is elegant and comfortable.     So, it was, of course, a no-brainer when I was offered a !QMS Medicosmetics Neo Tissudermie Treament.  The skincare line is award-winning and I have always wanted to to try a facial. Dr. Schulte, the creator of these products, combined his passion for science with his vast experience whilst working as a surgeon in the fields of trauma and cosmetic surgery, to continually evolve the effectiveness of skincare. He sees the future of skincare as being interlinked with the development of modern technologies used to transport the ingredients deep into the epidermal layer.     Glynne, the lovely owner, who also did my treatment, assured me that my skin would not “overreact” toRead More

[Review] Skin & Nail Lounge

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A while ago I reviewed a superb and award-winning salon which I often  frequent for facials and products called Professional Skin in Partktown North. Since then, I discovered that its brilliant owner Gina Gall has another salon in Bryanston.     Many years ago when I was struggling with breakouts on my forehead area, I has some microdermabrasion treatments. However, I had not experienced it for a very long time, until I was invited to Skin & Nail Lounge. Microdermabrasion treatments use a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand your skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layer.     This type of skin rejuvenation is used to treat light scarring, discolouration, sun damage and even stretch marks. It’s sort of like an intense exfoliation— it removes the outer, superficial layer of skin cells. For someone like me, who suffers from dry skin and flaking, it’s extremely exciting to have itRead More

New Brands At Style Bar

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We all love visiting our hair dresser for a much needed bi-monthly highlight, colour or trim, as it always makes us not only look but feel soooo much better.   Another awesome bonus about visiting Style Bar is that they are continuously testing and introducing new ranges to their offering. Here are a few hot new lines that they stock along with all our old favourites.               My friend commented on how natural my blonde looks, and asked where I have my hair done. She’d heard of Style Bar before, but didn’t know exactly where it was situated in Constantia.     So for those of you who are also curious, Style Bar is situated in the Constantia Village Courtyard. It’s not in the main shopping center, but the smaller center where you’ll find Clicks and Standard Bank etc.   Contact Style BarShop 14Constantia Village CourtyardConstantiaRead More

[Review] Fine Touch Nails

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Liza van den Berg recently opened Fine Touch Nails in a beauty clinic in Welgemoed where she offers massages, manicures, pedicures and Maskscara gel polish. I was invited by Liza to experience her luxury pedicure.   Situated in a lovely residential area, I found the salon easily and was welcomed warmly by Liza.   Liza has just re-entered the beauty industry, however, she does have 6 years experience behind her, and it shows in her work.   Quietly confident, Liza offers a great service and my heels were the softest and smoothest they’ve been in years.    After a wonderful foot massage, (where I wished I had four feet so that it could continue even longer), she applied my chosen colour expertly for a perfect pedicure finish.     Even though she doesn’t have the largest selection of colours (which I’m sure will grow with time), she does offer a wide enough range (Bio Sculpture,Read More

Style Bar Latest News

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Last week I dashed off to Style Bar Constantia again for a much needed hair pamper session, and as always I was drawn to the funky new Tangle Teezers as well as some fun gift sets that look pretty amazing.   I’m such a fan of the Tangle Teezer that I have several in different shapes and sizes and have gifted a few as well. As Feb is the month of lurve, these pink Tangle Angels really stood out.                            These little mini ‘nano’ invisibobbles are amazing for up do’s instead of using pins.    I also wanted to mention and give a shout out to Style Bar for using EcoHeads in all the salons, which basically reduces water usage by 56% but still gives you a powerful spray for a good wash.    Style Bar  For moreRead More

Andrew Churcher – Reflexology

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Once in a while, you come across someone extraordinary— and Andrew is one of those people. He is a qualified reflexologist and aromatherapist,  but he is also so much more than that.    A natural born healer (it runs in his family) , Andrew’s background as a paramedic means that he not only understands the body from the medical perspective but also how to use his intuition in his treatments.   I am a big believer in reflexology and in its ability to treat ailments and promote healing and relaxation and bring balance to the system. In fact, throughout the years, I have used it many times on a regular basis— as when I was on fertility treatment and trying to get pregnant. I found it extremely helpful then and it’s still one of my favourite body therapies.     Andrew’s reflexology method is very gentle. The minute he beganRead More

[Review] Professional Skin Care Lab – Microneedling

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I have a confession to make. When I am not reviewing salons, Professional Skin Care Lab is my go-to salon.  Whatever treatment you choose at this salon is bound to be of the highest standard— Professional Skin Care Lab just won the coveted Salon of the Year Award  (4 rooms or more) at this year’s prestigious Professional Beauty Awards. So,if I was going to trust anyone to do the seemingly intimidating Microneedling Treatment with the Dermapen on me and my rather sensitive visage, well it’s definitely this salon. The idea behind the Microneedling is that it uses the Dermapen,  which has multiple needles that pierce the skin vertically with an automatic vibrating function. While moving across the skin’s surface it stimulates natural collagen production and allows fine channels to be created in the skin. These channels can carry up to 80% more topical nutrients so allowing your skin to reallyRead More

[Review] Rain – Metamorphosis

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  When I read about the Rain Metamorphosis treatment I was immediately drawn to the idea of shedding my Winter skin and emerging new and refreshed, ready for Summer.    I’m going to come right out and say that this was probably one of the BEST massage treatments that I have EVER had. 2 hours of pure pampering. One thing that sets Rain apart from other spas is that everything has a journey, and it’s led by the client. Sylvia, my therapist, gently guided me on a journey of the senses, starting with me choosing which products she was going to use for the exfoliation, body and head massage.     Everything was perfection. The product choices were varied and top quality. The treatment was structured in such a way to minimise the client having to turn over or move. Yes, you have to get up to shower between the exfoliationRead More

Style Bar – Summer Ready

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Every couple of months I have the pleasure of visiting Style Bar in Constantia for my hair fix, and I have to admit that this is truly one of my very guilty pleasures.    Sharing a bottle of wine with a good friend is one of the best feel good moments I can think of, and having my hair done comes a close second.   I always enjoy having a squizz at some of the new products they bring in and I thought I’d share some of these with you. Love my colour! After some chit chat and catching up on a few magazine articles, I was ready to head back to my normal day of fetching kids and making lunches. It was fun to feel like a schmodel for a few hours anyway..   Style Bar For more info visit: Website: http://www.stylebar.co.za/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stylebarsa Twitter: https://twitter.com/stylebarsa

[Review] You Bar

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Unless you’ve been hiding under a big rock, then you will know that the latest buzzword in beauty treatments is “natural”. This means using products with the least amount of chemicals that are as close to nature and as organic as possible.     So, this is where YouBar really has set the bar very high (sorry, I could not help myself) as they pride themselves on using all-natural ingredients that are bio-identical, which means avoiding synthetics. Africology products, YouBar’s products of choice, are locally made, and have built up a cult following. It’s no wonder! Not only are they amazingly good for you in every way, but one sniff of their delicious aromatic aroma and you will be hooked forevermore— this I promise you!     I was lucky enough to experience one of the most  divine manicures ever— the Africology Signature Manicure. As a beauty reviewer, I haveRead More

[Review] Team Dr Joseph Facial

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In a market saturated with many multitudes of beauty treatments and facials—it’s difficult to find one that truly differentiates itself. But, I truly have!   If you read my reviews then by now you know that my skin is not run-of-the-mill as I suffer from dehydration, sensitivity and also flare-ups of rosacea which means I need a facial that takes all of this into account. I was assured by the Team Dr Joseph professionals that not only would my skin love this facial but that it would also be something completely extraordinary.   It was decided that I would receive the Intense Purifying Face Treatment for a visibly fresher complexion and to bring back vital radiance— yes, I was surely in need of this after a few sleepless nights thanks to a sick child, as well as the onset of winter which meant that my skins was beginning to feel ratherRead More

Winter Styles

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What better way to cheer yourself up and get out of this gloomy cold weather, than a visit to your friendly hair salon.   I was lucky enough to be squeezed in for a much needed pamper session at my local Style Bar this morning, and it certainly lifted my spirits.     They also stock some of my favourite hair products and styling aids.   Love these bright new Tangle Teezers.   Loads of top hair brands to choose from.   Style Bar Website: http://www.stylebar.co.za/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stylebarsa Twitter: https://twitter.com/stylebarsa

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