Spa 88 – JHB Review

Posted on by Nikki Temkin in Reviews, Spa Reviews

If you read my reviews by now you must know of my never-ending quest to unearth the perfect mani/pedi at the top class salons around Jozi. Truth be told, there are so many spas and salons, but not all of them make the grade.


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Spa 88 was recommended to me by a friend whom I trust— she spoke of them so highly that I simply had to try it out. Located in possibly the funkiest street in town, Parkhurst’s Fourth Avenue, Spa88 is nestled between Expresso and Egality. I need no excuse to visit Parkhurst so was super eager to have my nails attended to before my December beach holiday. Ragged, scraggly nails would not do for party season, oh no…




Sophisticated and sleek, Spa 88’s decor is simple but striking and the therapists are friendly yet professional. I always like to be helped in choosing a colour because I  am so indecisive about such things.


Once we had soaked off (please note that soaking off is an extra cost) the Shellac, the entire experience was awesome from the painting to the hand and foot massage (my best) to the giant, and sorely needed relax. In the end I chose all coral and but for one lilac nail. And it looked very pretty and was done perfectly.




Other services Spa88 offer include special prices on some days (eg half price on all facials on Tuesdays) and some evenings they are open extra late —a great idea to relax there at the end of the day with a friend. Also, they offer a mobile spa that comes to you as well as hosting events together with music, food and drinks.




Don’t miss out on a spa that may be small, but is big on service and pure fabulousness. And, for the record, my mani and pedi lasted almost a month! Visit once and I guarantee, you’ll be back.


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Spa 88

25 Fourth Ave  



011 023 2033



Treatments & Prices

Shellac manicure: R280

Shellac pedicure: R340

Soak off: R90

Contact the spa for a full list of treatments and prices.


Favourite Part

Enjoying my fantastic finished nails.

Least Favourite Part



A gem of a find. I will definitely be back here and can’t wait to try some of their other offerings like facials (Dermalogica) or body treatments.


About Nikki Temkin

I am a freelance writer, mom of two, author of The Chic Jozi books and co-host of the Chic Jozi show on Radio Today, Fridays 9am. I'm a fashion lover, food fundi, book fiend and of course, spa and salon afficionado. Follow me on twitter @NikkiTemkin & @ChicJozi

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