Which Categories Are Open For Business?

In case you missed it, these are the categories of services that are deemed safe to resume operations as of Friday, 19 June 2020:

The New Rules

These formal salons will need to adhere to the following rules in order to operate and ensure the safety of their staff and customers:

For the full rules and regulations guide regarding formal salons, hairdressers, barbers and tattoo studios, click here for the guidelines.

Now For The Good News - Who's Opening Soon!

We're so excited about the opening of beauty salons and hairdressers! So, we did a search on who will be opening soon and waiting to sort out all of our needs after all the stresses and uncertainties this lockdown has conjured up.

Franco International

Have your highlights grown out drastically over the last three months? Need to sort out those split ends and refresh your look with a brand-new cut, colour and style? Franco International is waiting to be of assistance! They'll be opening soon and are ready to welcome their customers back to a safe and hygienic environment.

Rockets Man

Gents, we didn't forget about you! Those beards also need some pampering after all of the lockdown stresses and perils everyone has been through! Rocket Man are now open for all your grooming needs. They've taken all the necessary measures to ensure your and their safety during this pandemic.

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Proud to announce that all Rockets Man stores are open for your convenience and have taken all the necessary measures to ensure your safety. Come do your grooming the best way there is the #Rockets Man way

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Carlton Hair SA

Find your nearest Carlton Hair salon and make your booking now before it's too late! Carlton Hair SA are happy to announce that they have reopened their salons across the country.

You can find their Joburg stores in:

And in Pretoria:

HAPPY HAIRDRESSERS ūü§© Carlton Hair could not be more excited about the reopening of salons! Our staff returned to the...

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Sorbet Salons

Soon, Sorbet Salons across the country will be opening their doors so you can once again enjoy their range of pampering treatments. From manicures and pedicures to an amazing massage and maybe even a wax, they'll soon be ready and waiting to leave you feeling renewed, refreshed, rejuvenated and spoilt. Pre-bookings are now open, so be sure to contact your closest store and book your appointment.

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Great news! Our doors will be opening this coming Tuesday, 23 June 2020 & pre-bookings are now open! Be sure to contact your closest store now to book your place. We want to assure all our guests that our mission is to maintain strict hygiene measures in all of our stores, while delivering that same great feeling. For more information on our in-store hygiene protocols, click on the link: bit.ly/2CeRDxg We can’t wait to welcome you back! #SorbetCares #GetThatFeeling

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Camelot Spa at Melrose Arch

For the ultimate beauty pamper, ensure that you're on Camelot Spa at Melrose Arch's VIP waiting list to ensure you're on top of the appointment list once they officially reopen their doors (which is quite soon). This is also the perfect time to purchase a few vouchers and experience packages to indulge in now that the lockdown restrictions have been eased slightly.

We cannot wait to see all our wonderful guests again. Contact us to ensure you are on our waiting list for when we open!

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Re: Fresh Brows & Lashes

If you're in the Dainfern area and need to get your lashes and brows tamed and looking fabulous once again, give Re: Fresh Brows & Lashes a call! Their beauty salon is officially open and ready to make you feel beautiful. Other than brows and lashes, they also offer skincare treatments, micro-needling, spray tans, tints and more. They have implemented all the health and precautionary protocols necessary to ensure your and their safety are not compromised.

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Salon OFFICIALLY OPEN!!!!! Can't wait to see you all. Health and Safety protocols are in place Lets make you beautiful ‚̧ūüėė

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Dischem has been South Africa's first choice pharmacy since 1978. What started out as a single pharmacy outlet in Mondeor, Johannesburg has grown into an entire retail chain. Specialising in beauty and health products at affordable prices, Dischem is a one-stop shop.

In recent years, Dischem have expanded their beauty services. A number of Dischem Skin Strategy Beauty and Hair Salons have popped up in your favoruite dispensaries all over Joburg. So, rather than forking out a fortune at a wellness spa or beauty clinic, visit a Dischem Skin Strategy Salon. They offer a range of services, tailored to busy schedules and overburdened pockets. A sensorial refuge for the tired, weary and results-driven customer, these beauty salons should be your go to for a little TLC.

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Skin Strategy Salons

In need of a glam squad stat? Think of the technicians and beauty therapists at the Dischem Skin Strategy Salons as your own personal pamper team. You can unwind in full privacy, while in the caring hands of these dedicated professionals. They will pay special attention to any problem areas you identify, offering specialist skin and body care.

Take your pick from these fantastic beauty treatments:


Everyone needs a good facial once in a while. After all, your face is how you present yourself to the world. Dischem's salons are well-equipped to treat even the most stubborn skin conditions, including acne and Rosacea. Their specialty services include:


Now for the body. Once you have thoroughly treated your face, get round to a much-deserved massage. Here's a few of the treatments available at Dischem Skin Strategy Salons:

iBrowz Bar

One of the newest beauty treatments available at Dischem Skin Strategy Salons are iBrowz Bars. Gents, get yourselves and your unruly brows over to one of their branches. Currently, there are only four iBrowz Bars in Joburg - at Sandton City, Rosebank Mall, Dainfern and EastGate Shopping Centre. But, even if you don't live near these malls, it is well worth your while to make the trip. Ladies, you are welcome too. They offer eyebrow and lash tinting, as well as eyebrow shaping and threading.

Dischem iBrowz Bar

Nail & Combo Packages

Dischem's nail technicians will have your hands and feet looking professional and healthy in no time. They offer everything from acrylic nails to gelish tips, Bio-sculpture gel nails, Poly-gel nails and funky nail art!

Dischem Skin Strategy Salons also provide a bridal spa package for all you brides to be. This package includes a designer eyebrow wax and shape, a de-stressing Indian head massage, a Bio-magnetic microderm-abrasion facial, deluxe pedicure and manicure, eyebrow and lash tinting and a back, neck and shoulder massage for only *R995! This would make a great bridal party gift from hubby-to-be, your Maid of Honour or mom-in-law, so get hinting at it ladies.

Dischem Skin Strategy

Professional Hair Salon

Sometimes all you really need is a hair makeover. Dischem's professional hair salons usually adjoin a Skin Strategy Salon, so you can truly get yourself pampered from top to toe. Whether you need just a trim, tinted highlights or a drastic change, their experienced hairdressers are at hand to help. Their salon services include, hair cuts and blow waves, Brazilian treatments, gents grooming and hair foils, tint and toners. They also offer 60 PLUS specials and perm treatments, as well as discounted prices on kiddies haircuts and treatments. So, take your sister, brother, mom, hubby or wife and the kids along to get spruced up.

For more information

Visit their website for more information. Or, give them a follow on social media:

Facebook - facebook.com/Dischem

Twitter - twitter.com/Dischem

Instagram - instagram.com/dischem_pharmacies

Find your nearest Dischem Skin Strategy Beauty Salon here.

You know that wonderful, exciting feeling you get when you drive off to your holiday destination, while the rest of the world is sleeping? This was our feeling. Except, unlike those long journeys, we weren't begging, "are we there yet?" a few hours into our trip. This is the beauty of destinations that are far enough to feel like away-time, but close enough that the drive doesn't leave you in need of a three year holiday. Three year holiday? Three year holiday. Three. year. holiday. Sigh. Ok, Sorry. I'm back from that rabbit hole. The Magalies Mountain Lodge is located outside Pretoria, making it an ideal getaway for Joburgers.

We drove into the middle of nowhere, leaving cities and rushing footsteps behind us. Nothing surrounded us, except the "sound of silence" and mountainous terrain. We turned into the Magalies Mountain Lodge property and drove up the long driveway. We passed the gardens and reached earthy brown buildings, tucked away at the foot of the mountain. This is not one of those spas that mimicks European luxury. Rather, it reflects the beauty of our continent, with indigenous plants and open spaces baking beneath the African sun.

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Image courtesy of Magalies Mountain Lodge Website

Before you start thinking, "yes, I am sure this is all fabulous and such, but I am too busy paying for adulting," let me stop you there. One of the reasons this particular spa was recommended to me was its affordability. Plus, they always have amazing specials and packages on offer. Depending on the package you choose, you can enjoy a selection of treatments: a Hot Stone Massage, a Vanilla Back Massage, Facials, Reflexology, Back Exfoliation and Wrap, Foot/Hand Destress Treatments, and much more. You can go for the day, a half day, or you can stay overnight in one of the soothing suites.

We only went for the day, but it was just enough to unwind and release the worries of life. As part of our hamper, we were given a substantial breakfast and lunch. We were well indulged with hearty meals and full access to coffee, tea and juice. Situated high up against the mountain, the views from this restaurant and deck reach far out to the edges of the horizon, displaying endless sunsets and sunrises. Lion King styles.

magalies mountain lodge

Our skilled therapists treated us to a wonderful massage, a refreshing facial and a relaxing foot treatment. The rooms were beautifully decorated, exuding a soothing ambience.

In between treatments, the spa's facilities were at our disposal. The jacuzzi is a cosy relief from cold days and the pool is a welcome treat during the sweltering summer. This is the perfect little spot to enjoy silly giggles as you lounge on pool chairs and admire your pretty new feet. There is also a hike trail available, so you can experience the full enjoyment of healthy outdoor living.

magalies mountain lodge

Image courtesy of Magalies Mountain Lodge website

It was a cooler time of the year when we went, so we walked around the gardens and pathways, wearing slippers and gowns like we owned the place. We sat on one of the many benches and tables and read in silence, feeling the peace that comes from aromatic massages and facials. Not for long, though, because we couldn't help talking, laughing and having some restorative soul chats. Because that's what moms are for, right?

So, go ahead and choose between the many hampers on offer, including a reasonable half day hamper for only R750 per person or a two day romantic getaway for R3220. I know, you're about to thank me for mentioning this, just in time for the month of loving! Don't even mention it.

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Face to Face Beauty & Make-up Design School

From makeup artistry and special-effects to beauty therapy, why not consider doing your training at one of South Africa's longest-standing academies, Face To Face Beauty & Make-up Design School? This establishment offers students leading, recognised and accredited qualifications that reach both national and international requirements. Take your pick from getting a diploma in makeup design, makeup artistry, prosthetics and special effects or fast fashion hairstyling, or become a beauty specialist. They even offer part-time courses if you're strapped for time.

The Pyramid Beauty School

Whether you're looking to study beauty full-time or can only do something part-time, Pyramid Beauty School will have the course just for you. To ensure that future beauticians get only the best in training, classes are kept small so that every student is given the one-on-one attention they deserve and require in order to flourish. The beauty school is situated right next to The Pyramid Day Spa, where students will get an opportunity to get hands-on working experience in a professional and established environment. From waxing and mani-pedis to threading, massage techniques and facials, you'll become a beauty expert in no time!

Beauty Therapy Institute

Sorbet’s beauty school recognises the need for passionate and professional service in the beauty industry, which is why they provide small classes that offer attention-to-detailed training in different aspects throughout the industry. They’re all about personal, flexible and affordable learning that fits in with your lifestyle and your professional beauty career goals. You can choose from a part-time or full-time learning training course, which you can do at your own pace.

International Academy

Whether you're looking for something to keep you busy during your gap year or simply just want to take a new direction with your career, the International Academy has just the course for you when it comes to fitness and beauty. They offer health and skincare, hairdressing, as well as fitness courses. If you have just matriculated, don't forget to check out their life-changing gap year fitness course or the beauty gap year course that could lead to you working and travelling abroad on cruise liners.

Camelot International Health & Skincare Education

Camelot International Health & Skincare Education provides each student only the best in beauty education, no matter which direction you plan on going in your career. Their courses run on a full-time, part-time, modular and private tuition basis, so all you have to do is choose which will best suit your time and routine. Better yet, once you have graduated, they offer placement opportunities within their hotel spa and treatment group. Also, students will be trained on salon and spa business software to enhance their learning experience and prepare them for the world of spa business.

Central Johannesburg College

Dabble in as many aspects of beauty as possible by signing up for a cosmetology/beauty technology course at Central Johannesburg College. There is no prerequisite for admission into this course and it will take students three months to complete. Registration takes place three times a year in January, April and August so make sure you don't miss out on your opportunity! Students learn how to do manicures and pedicures, eyebrow and eyelash tinting, day, evening, bridal and photographic makeup, eyebrow grooming, facial consultancy services and so much more. Check out their site to get a full curriculum layout.


If you're situated closer to Observatory, then you'll definitely want to check out NailCity for your beauty studies. They provide a¬†high standard of internationally recognised¬†beauty education that focuses on health and skincare therapy, body therapy, reflexology, as well as nail technology. With this knowledge, students will have the confidence and skills to reach amazing opportunities in the industry, from working at clinics, hydros and health farms, to even travelling the world on luxury passenger liners. Their courses include full-body and hot stone massages, an eyelash extension course and nail training ‚Äď just to name a few.

Relax With Clarins Signature Massage

Clarins treatments don’t only treat the body and skin by encouraging the stimulation of blood and lymphatic circulation, but will also take you to a deep and calm relaxation of mind and body. Speaking of massages, be sure to try out Clarins’ Signature Massage!

Clarins Signature Massage is unique, as it combines two different massage techniques to encourage total well-being. These two techniques are deep tissue massage and pressure point therapy. The combination of these two different massages will leave clients with a feeling of serenity, self-fulfilment, deep relaxation, and well-being.


You Can Take Your Pick From Two Signature Massage Options

1. Relaxing Massage                            

2. Energising Massage


Rejuvenate Your Skin With Clarins Tri-Active Face Treatments

Using over 80 specialised massage movements, the treatments offer all the benefits of lymphatic drainage to improve all the concerns women experience with their skin. This unique method has evolved into the Tri-Active Face Treatments, catering for each individual client’s needs and concerns.

Results are achieved by combining a set of exceptional and varied methods of applying pressure to optimize the action of the key ingredients and sculpt the face by acting on both the blood and lymph circulation. The Clarins PRO products, exclusively used in the Clarins treatments, allow for immediate results due to their concentration levels and fast-acting ingredients.

The pressure action and use of the Clarins PRO products offer many benefits, including:

For More Information

For more information about Clarins and their range of treatments, visit their website at www.clarins.co.za.

You can also check them out on Facebook and Instagram.


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