Voted South Africa’s Best Place to See and Be Seen for nine years straight, the precinct offers an unrivaled lifestyle unlike any other mixed-use development in South Africa. Enclosed within the Melrose Arch precinct, everything you could possibly need is truly at your fingertips - from the best in fashion and apparel to luxury apartments, restaurants, hotels, boutiques, medical suites, or anything in between; all are available right here, within walking distance.
Situated at the Melrose Boulevard entrance from Corlett Drive, Bentley Melrose Arch boasts 100 extraordinary years of British motor engineering. Hand-built at Crewe in Cheshire and shipped to the Melrose Arch showroom, visitors can expect to feast their eyes on a range of Bentley's GTs, SUVs and convertibles.
Details: 010 020 4000 | Corner Corlett Dr & Melrose Blvd | johannesburg.bentleymotors.com
Feel like doing a little bit of luxury vehicle shopping at Melrose Arch? Say no more! Rev into the lap of luxury with Africa's premium car dealership. Opened in 2005, Daytona has risen in the South African car industry to become an asset. Their vision is to reinforce their position as the preferred supplier of high-end luxury vehicles to the South African market by offering class-leading vehicle brands. Daytona is also home to McLaren and Pagani South Africa. Visit them at the base of One on Whiteley and experience the world of super and hypercars like never before.
Motorcycle building legends, Indian Motorcycle, set up their first official retail store at Melrose Arch at the beginning of 2018 and has grown from strength to strength ever since. Petrol heads and Indian Motorcycle fanatics can expect to see Indian Scouts, Chiefs, and Springfields parked in full force. The store also stocks Indian Motorcycle retail items such as riding gear, jackets, helmets, shirts, and more.
Zip through Joburg traffic on the back of a nippy Vespa scooter. To get your fill, head to the Melrose Arch branch, which can be found near the top of The High Street. Vespa Melrose Arch doubles as a dealership and a lifestyle and retail store for followers of the best-known scooter brand in the world. Vespa Melrose Arch recently added the Vespa Elettrica, the Italian manufacturer's first fully electric scooter. Other models on display include the iconic 946, Yacht Club and Notte to name a few.
Details: 011 684 1010 | 15 The High Street |www.vespa.co.za
Want to do a bit of retail shopping at Melrose Arch? We've got you covered. Specialising in high quality, style-conscious design, Aldo has grown into a the go-to brand for every season. The latest collection of flatforms, heels and sandals will have you covered from meetings to meet-ups.
Far from your ordinary shoe store, Castelo is somewhat of a wild child and a rebel announcing flair in every step. Castelo is the official stockist for the international trendsetting brands Just Cavalli and Philipp Pein. If you are going to be bold, be very bold with shoes fit for a night on the town.
Founded as a family business in 1967, Elegance Jewellers is considered one of the country's leading fine jewelry merchants, offering the most coveted jewels and exclusive Swiss watch brands. Their impeccable service and a stylish shopping environment are ideal for the urban Johannesburg consumer. Offering a curated collection of the best local and international design which showcase global brands including Blancpain, Breguet, and Cartier to name a few.
More than a luggage store, Frasers is a destination that affords its customers a unique space in which to select from the top fashion and travel brands in the world. Frasers Melrose Arch is Johannesburg's leading specialist retailer of quality branded luggage and leather goods. Home to over 60 select brands, Frasers offers its customers exceptional local and international travel and lifestyle ranges. Brands include such fashion heavyweights as Pringle, Longchamp, and Guess, as well as leading luggage brands Delsey, Tumi, Travelite, Samsonite, and Cellini.
A passion for quality leather shoes with an artistic flair is what makes Freequency a specialist store. With expertise in high-end imported shoes, bags, and accessories for men and women, Freequency is a popular rendezvous for folks with an eye for good footwear. The store also stocks vegan footwear for both men and women, aiding you in making the right decision to reach the look you're going for. Now, how's that for shopping at Melrose Arch?
BOSS Orange jeans have stood the test of time. Head to their Melrose Arch store and shop all women's jeans, high-rise and high-waisted jeans, jean jackets, denim shorts, skinny jeans, cropped jeans, and more.
From Australia with love and with its pulse on European fashion, Forever New strives to stick to its namesake - staying new forever. Thanks to Forever New, versatile denim is here to stay and they've got just the classic staples your wardrobe needs. Update your look with the double-denim trend by donning classic denim pants and top combination, or add a playful twist with a denim skirt and throw a denim jacket in the mix.
Now, this is what we call shopping at Melrose Arch! Ledikana has been one of the leading names in contemporary African chic for the last eight years, offering beautiful ready-to-wear African clothing that’s loved by celebrities and fashionistas alike. Men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, all locally made and culturally inspired, is available in their Melrose Arch store, as are corporate gifts and accessories.
Nicci is a boutique quite unlike any other. Voted “Best Fashion Boutique” in the Leisure Options Readers’ Choice Awards for 14 years running, Nicci has become synonymous with up-to-the-minute contemporary women's fashion, hand-selected from the style capitals of the world. Nicci delivers a fashion-forward boutique experience with excitement and innovation always at the forefront.
Previously known as 7 For All Mankind, the Denim Bar breathes new life into cult classic attire. The Denim Bar collection features streamlined silhouettes and luxe fabrics in tonal indigo shades, which bring a modern attitude to their nostalgic denim styles built to last.
Truworths is one of South Africa's foremost fashion retailers, with over 728 stores in South Africa and 49 in the rest of Africa. Truworths offers a confident collection of fashion-forward leisurewear, formal wear, glamour wear, lingerie, jewellery, shoes, and accessories designed for the modern woman.
Do you need to take a break while shopping at Melrose Arch? We've got something special for you then! Reflecting an ambiance of professionalism and luxury, Camelot Spa Melrose Arch epitomises a tranquil oasis as an escape from the city. Along with a dedicated pedicure lounge and nail suite, the spa's five treatment rooms provide a refuge of seclusion when enjoying treatments. Camelot Spa offers treatments such as massage therapy, specialised skin treatment, and body therapy.
With their scissors sharpened and store sanitised, Carlton Hair Melrose Arch is back in the saddle and ready to have you looking like a million bucks again! Carlton hair also offers nail treatments and stocks a long list of professional salon products. Call them today to make an appointment with the best in the business.
Gents, it's time to get you back to looking flashy - we know just the dude to get you there! The Sorbet Man barber is a cool cutting bloke armed with panache and the know-how to make you look your best. At Sorbet Man, they take their cuts and shaves seriously, with only the finest products on their shelves to ensure the greatest attention to detail. The barbershop menu extends from treatments and shaves to colour treatments, with a whole lot of style to choose from. Book your appointment today and enjoy a cup of coffee as you get trimmed to your heart's desire.
Let's go flower shopping at Melrose Arch! Situated in the lower galleria, the Melrose Arch Flower Market is your one-stop gift and flower shop. From imported sweets and chocolates to beautiful bouquets and arrangements, they have what you need. The Melrose Arch Flower Market also sponsored the delightful flowers used in these photos.
Not content with being just another bottle store, Norman Goodfellows has for the past four decades been providing its customers with the top-quality wine, spirits, malts, soft drinks, party services, and gifts. The store's relentless focus on extraordinary service levels, attention to detail, and personal interaction with its clientele have garnered Norman Goodfellows a reputation as Joburg's finest wine and spirits merchant.
Passionate about African culture and traditions, the Melrose Gallery has become a home in which artists, collectors and the public gather as a community to present and celebrate their stories, lives and creative practices in contemporary ways. The Melrose Gallery hosts a programme of solo and group exhibitions each year with well-attended openings that are a highlight of the South African arts calendar.
A great way to burn those extra calories is to peddle your way towards a new you. Stripping intimidation from road and off-road cycling, Arch Cycles has created a homely environment in their store on Whiteley Road. Whether you are a newcomer or seasoned cyclist, Arch Cycles offers industry insight with a smile. The Melrose Arch flagship store specialises in Trek bicycles, riding gear, and equipment. Arch Cycles also service and stock other brands. Why not add cycling outside of the gym to your routine? Kick-off your new journey with Arch Cycles.
Need to do some sports shopping at Melrose Arch? Positioned as a premier sportswear destination, Totalsports Melrose Arch offers a wide range of sportswear ensured to bring out the best in you. Whether you're looking for road or track running shoes or that perfect pair of swimming trunks and goggles, Totalsports Melrose Arch will have what you're looking for. Located on the upper galleria, Totalsports Melrose Arch is staffed with professionals who can assist you whether you're starting out or are a seasoned sportsperson.
One of South Africa's leading retailers, Woolworths is a proud anchor tenant of Melrose Arch. Taking up three stories of floor space, the store brags with a home and decor department, clothing, a Woolworths Food and Woolworths Cafe.
Whether it’s playing, painting, sponging or spraying, it’s about putting on an apron to face a blank canvas and unleashing your own individual creativity that makes Artjamming the most fun you can have with a paintbrush. Artjammers are provided with a menu of 12 different size canvases, easels, a choice of non-toxic acrylic paints on tap, brushes and tools to freely express themselves.
Started by Barbara Kuehnemann in 1998, Greenbusters has grown from strength to strength, offering a wide range of learn-through-play items. Greenbusters is also known for its beautifully handcrafted wooden toys that aid in developing cognitive skills and hand-eye coordination.
Known for its Yu-Gi-Oh tournaments over weekends and an all-round cool place to hang out if you're into geek culture, Heroes Of Games And Comics (HGC) acts as a doorway into worlds beyond ours. From collector comic books to board games, Marvel apparel and everything in between, HGC has it all.
How did you start your career in the hair industry?
I started my career in hairdressing at the Carlton Hair academy, the best college in South Africa for hairdressing. I then went to further my education and career in London and Los Angeles.
Which hairstylist/s do you look up to for inspiration?
The work of Sam McKnight always inspires me, he is a session stylist working for Vogue and creates all the looks for the Chanel runway shows. The most inspiring and creative stylists for education are the Allilon Education team in London.
Which hair trends are you loving right now for both male and female?
I'm loving the gender neutral looks at the moment that work for both men and women – all the looks in the new Gucci campaigns. The short, edgy micro fringe is cool with any length hair.
What are some of your must-have hair products?
Davines Oi oil is a fine wonder oil that adds manageability to all hair types. I'm also obsessed with all the products in the new My Hair Assistant by Davines, especially the texture powder and brush.
If you could have only one hairstyle for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Just having hair for me would be amazing! But the Bob is a true classic that can be updated every season.
How would you compare the hair industry in SA to the rest of the world?
The South African Hair industry is world class and the education at Carlton Hair Academy is comparable to the best education in the world, plus you receive a British City and Guilds certificate that is accepted all over the world. Carlton Hair also brings out the Allilon team from London, who are the best education team in the world, up to three times a year. Allilon travels the globe inspiring and educating hairdressers.
What advice would you give to aspiring hair stylists?
Hairdressing is an exciting and varied career; the sky really is the limit. Make sure you get the best education, keep up with the best education and all the innovative trends so you can play on a world platform.
Introducing, Your Hair Assistant Range!
Your Hair Assistant offers products and tools designed to create perfect styling, both in the salon and at home. The new line is the result of the love for styling, which forms part of any salon experience. Davines chose the experience of its artistic director, Angelo Seminara, to restore the true importance of styling and give this service a new identity. Your Hair Assistant focuses on styling not as the last step to round off your salon experience, but as the focal point that brings added value to the whole service. The Your Hair Assistant products offer the highest performance in each phase of hair style, from washing and conditioning, to styling and finishing.
The Washing And Conditioning Products
Your Hair Assistant Prep Shampoo
This is a moisturising and nourishing shampoo which is suitable for all hair types. It gently cleans and detangles hair, and is easy to rinse off. It will leave your hair moisturised, silky, soft and perfectly clean. The formula is free of sulfates and parabens.
Price: R310 (250ml)
Your Hair Assistant Prep Mild Cream
Once you have washed you hair, apply this moisturising conditioner with elasticising effect, suitable for fine to medium hair. It moisturises and detangles perfectly, leaving the hair soft and nourished without weighing it down. The formula is free of parabens.
Price: R350 (200ml)
Your Hair Assistant Prep Rich Balm
Perfect for hair that is thick, dehydrated and damaged owing to repeated treatments, this rich and creamy conditioner detangles and nourishes deeply, leaving hair soft and silky, without weighing it down. The formula is free of parabens.
Price: R350 (200ml)
All About The Styling
Your Hair Assistant Blowdry Primer
This bodifying and anti-humidity tonic spray is suitable for all hair types. It gives body and volume to your hair and supports your desired style in a natural way. It’s designed to give texture and protect your hair from the heat and humidity styling requires. It also enhances the natural shine of hair and helps to reduce drying time. This is an essential for creating the perfect style. The formula is free of parabens.
Price: R410 (250ml)
Finishing Of Your style
Your Hair Assistant Volume Creator
This matte-effect, texturising powder with 100% natural formula protects hair from humidity, gives texture to the hair, and creates natural and lasting volume, without leaving any residue. All you have to do is put the powder into the roots of your hair, where you want to add some volume. The formula is free of parabens and contains no fragrance.
Price: R300 (9g)
Your Hair Assistant Volume Creator Brush
This is the brush designed for the best application of Volume Creator. The receptacle in the brush can be refilled with the texturising powder, which is dispensed through the bristles, allowing for precise and controlled application.
Your Hair Assistant Definition Mist
This finishing spray separates hair strands to give the "day after look" effect. It has an anti-frizz effect, gives hair a velvety texture, leaves it light, and gets rid of static. It is also ideal for setting and enhancing the volume created with Volume Creator. The formula is free of parabens.
Price: R330 (200ml)
Your Hair Assistant Perfecting Hairspray
And the final step in the styling process, this hairspray with medium hold gives structure to the hair, leaves no residue, and makes it possible to style the hair even after application. It is easy to remove, and it doesn’t weigh your hair down or accumulate on it. It also provides a long hold finish, without stiffening the natural movement of your styled hair.
Price: R360 (300ml)
For More Information
For more information about the Your Hair Assistant range or about Carlton Hair Hyde Park, call them on (011) 325 4995, or visit their website at www.carltonhair.com.
We also got the opportunity to chat to Carlton Hair Hyde Park owner, David Gillson! Click here to read more about his inspiration, the latest hair trends he is loving right now, and how he got started in the business of hair styling.
Besides being a hair salon, Carlton Hair is also a training space for aspiring stylists and skin therapists; it is a service provider to the general public (through nationally located salons) and a distributor of various hair brands (Davines, Corioliss, Collexia and others).
The Johannesburg salons are as follows:
Bel Air Express 011 704 1361; Bryanston Express 011 706 3356; Cresta Express 011 476 8703; Eastgate Express 011 616 5711; Eastrand Galleria 011 823 3948; Hyde Park 011 325 4995; Lonehill Express 011 465 2019; Mandela Square 011 784 5850; Melrose Arch 011 684 1251; Sandton City 011 783 3309; The Zone 011 788 2914. To find out more about Carlton Hair click here.
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