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.

Dischem Skin Strategy

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:

Facials

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:

Body

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.

It's always so cool to do things with the kids, but it can be hard when you don't know what they will like or what you will both enjoy so we have just the solution. We have found the perfect spots in Joburg for little manis and pedis that you can pay a visit.

So we have checked out some awesome places where you can have a bonding session, or have their next kids party.

A Cute Paint

These spots will make sure that those little nails look cool and age appropriate so don't you worry mom (or dad), we've got you covered. Keep reading.

Kids Mani's And Pedi's Johannesburg

Sorbet - Sorbabies

Your little miss's has found the spot where they can get a little pamper session and have their nails done. Sorbet created a something called the Sorbabies which are pamper treats for the little ones.

Here, the little one's can have their manicure and pedicure done some the best nail technicians around. Maybe they can bring along friend for extra fun or better yet, tag along mom (and dad). They have amazing treatments for everyone.

Side note for dad: do check out Sorbet Man.

Kids Mani's And Pedi's Johannesburg

Life Day Kids Spa

You heard right, a kids spa. Life Day Kids Spa is an actual spot for the little ones to have some fun and be treated to something different and super cool.

They have amazing packages that you can choose from. These include cute fizz ball treatments, nail art for the extra cuteness overload. If the plan is to go for the standard paint, they also have those.

Life Day Kids Spa also has a kids party venue so this is great if you are planning a unique kids party that the children can enjoy (maybe also add a few of the cool treatments they have on their menu).

They also have vouchers, so you get to give an unexpected gift.

Kids Mani's And Pedi's Johannesburg

Mangwanani African Spa

If your plan is to add a twist with something awesome, Mangwanani awaits and is ready to treat your little one with their generous offering (and for you too - mom and dad).

They have treatments like Splish Splash Foot, Twinkle Toes and Frockling Fairy treatments, to name the least. So make sure that check them out and see what works for you.

The added incentive about this one is that you get to pick a branch of your convenience.

Buff

So now that you have explored the options, it's time to make the fun decision to your little ones unique experience. Fun times await.

Let's get those nails a good paint!

If there's one thing that ladies love to do, it has to be nails. doing their nails has become a form of expression, a form of art, a form of keeping up with the trends. It has really become a thing about being able to really stand out and showcase your personality through your nail art.

The Metrosexual

As much as I would love to segregate the gentleman out there, I honestly cannot because the men have also been stepping Up. guys have let go of the traditional ways and have become very aware of who they are and what they want and the fact that they can have an actual man-icure (I separate the man with the hyphen for emphasis on man).

Although this to some might come across as too feminine, the average metrosexual, classic man, and forward-thinking guy has broken the stereotype and I grooming themselves in a way that has never been seen before. Refreshing if I have to say so myself. Just sexy (clean hands, yes! I'm OCD guys)

Being able to go and do your nails has become more than just about looking great. For some people out there that has become a lifestyle, something they definitely cannot live without. It's actually part of the habitual grooming process that comes as second nature.

So that's why I have decided to check out some amazing nail and beauty parlours that will have eyes popping out and ready to go for the next Mani and Pedi. Maybe even squeeze in a hand massage...

Nail Spots Joburg

Dream Nails

It's all in the name really, the spot has been around for quite some time and best believe; I don't know about guys but ladies love Dream Nails.

Dream is a beauty hub, and has all the treatments to give you the full on experience. Their nails offering is absolutely awesome, you can choose to do amazing nail art or using multiple colours to add some personality or just a good old school pop of colour.

They also have kiddies treatments so you can go with your little one to have a cute bonding session.

Nail Spots Joburg

Africology

I have to put it out there, anyone thinks Africology and the first thing that comes to mind is "spa" which kind of takes away the fact that they do a lot of other cool treatments than just being an average spa.

This spot is absolutely the best with their manicures and pedicures, you should definitely pop into one of their branches to see what they can do. Not only will you be drawn in by the amazing signature fragrant that calls your name into the store, their nail skills will have you amazed - they are on point.

Nail Spots Joburg

Vanilla Nails

Vanilla Nails situated in Linden, is definitely a spot you need to visit. They special in beauty and grooming which includes make up, waxing, matric dance packages and more...

Their nail options are really cool, boasting with prices that will have you feeling all buffed up with all your friends. They also have nail art that is to-die-for.

For those who don't want colour or extensions, these spots also offer your standard grooming (cuticle trim, shape, buff, the works) so you can go for the standard grooming.

Let's paint the world matt green!

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Amazing nails have become one of the most sought after trends in the country in recent years. Ladies are finding more and more reason to create trendy, artistic, creative and unique nails that stand out. We've got the answer to all those busted cuticles, chipped and bitten nails - Bio Sculpture.

If you're looking for something different, matte and gloss nail polish, nail art, exaggerated 3D and just basic nail care for healthy nails, they have everything you need. This includes their super cool gel range, which is proudly vegan.

Bio Sculpture

Bio sculpture has managed to create something that is unique, providing everything ladies are looking for when it comes to nail care products. They have very strong and good quality products that we are in love with.

Why Bio Sculpture Is Great

Bio sculpture focuses on nail care and health. They encourage one to use their products which are high quality, like none other.

Their main range includes Bio gel, Evo2, Ethos and Gemini. What makes these different?

Bio Sculpture

Bio Gel

This is vouched for by nail technicians from around the world and it's no surprise why - their products are free of all the unhealthy stuff that damage nails, is long lasting, vegan and caters for all women (and men). With over 170 colours to choose from, what more can we ask for?

Evo2

This is their oxygenating gel that allows for good quality overlay and is also 100% compatible with their Bio Gel. It is loaded with vitamins A and E - which are essential in keeping your nails healthy and cared for. The Evo2 has a high gloss effect. So if pop is your thing, this is the collection to go for.

Ethos

Ethos is all about natural nail care, so if extensions and perhaps, even colour, is not your thing then this is the range for you. This one focuses on nurturing your nails and giving it all the nutrients they need. This includes a vitamin dose, seaweed calcium base and almond oil which is a life saver for the cuticles - your nails will love it. That is not all, so do check their stuff out.

Bio Sculpture

Treats And Bits

As much as we love to have our nails looking absolutely marvelous, nail care and maintenance is also important. Which brings us to the the nail health and treatment range.

They have everything necessary to make sure your nails and hands are given some love. Their treatment pens are so easy to use, along with their hand and cuticle creams and scrubs.

 

Amazing nails have become one of the most sought after trends in the country in the recent years, ladies are finding more and more reason to be able to create trendy, artistic, creative and unique nails for that stand out effect. We've got the answer to all those chipped nails, nail bites and busted cuticles - Bio Sculpture.

If you are looking for something different, nail paints like matte & gloss colours, nail art, exaggerated 3D and just basic nail care to keep your nails healthy, they have everything you need. This includes their super cool gel range; which is proudly animal cruelty free and vegan, yep! You heard right, vegan.

Bio Sculpture

Bio sculpture has managed to create something that is unique and different providing all that the ladies are looking for when it comes to nail products and nail care. They have a very strong and good quality products that ladies are really in love with.

Why Bio Sculpture Is The Bomb Dot Com?

Bio sculpture is all about nail care and health, and have offer nail ranges that really encourage one to use their products and know that the quality in none like any other.

Their main range includes Bio gel, Evo2, Ethos and Gemini. What makes these different is the question?

Bio Sculpture

Bio Gel

This is vouched for by nail technicians from around the world, and it's no surprise why - their product are free of all the unhealthy stuff that eat off your nails, it's long lasting and vegan. I mean, that caters for all women (and men) really. With over 170 colours to choose from, what more can we ask for.

Evo2

This is their oxygenating gel that really allows for good quality overlay, and also 100% compatible with their Bio Gel, with vitamins A and E - which is essential to keeping your nails cared for and healthy. The Evo2 has a high gloss effect, so if pop is your thing. This is the collection to go for.

Ethos

Ethos is all about natural nail care, so if extensions perhaps even colour is not necessarily your thing then this is the range to go for. This one focuses on nurturing your nails and giving it all the nutrients it need. This includes vitamin dose, seaweed calcium base and almond oil which is a life saver for the cuticles - I promise your nails will love you. That is not all they have so do check their stuff out.

Bio Sculpture

Treats And Bits

As much as we love to have nails that look absolutely marvelous, the nail care and maintenance is also important, which brings us to the the nail health and treatment range.

They have everything that you can think to make sure that your nails and hands are given some love. Their treatment pens are the easiest thing to use, not only do they have that but they also have hand & cuticle creams. Did I mention the scrubs? This is definitely the scrub you need.

No reason to chew on nails anymore! LOL 

Pamper

Soulstice Day Spa JHB

From facials and massages to hand and foot care, Soulstice Day Spa at Silverstar in Krugersdorp offers a range of treatments for those looking to get their pamper on. If you are looking for the full relaxing experience then take a look at the fabulous packages they have available. On offer are some real stress relievers, such as the Pure Bliss treatment which includes a Swedish massage, classic facial, luxury manicure, luxury pedicure and a tasty spa lunch. Oh, sign me up!

For more information, click here.

Renaissance Day Spa

The Renaissance Spa at the Michaelangelo is a place where all you’ll want to do is indulge in one pamper session after the other. There is a large selection of treatments to choose from, including great facials for anti-ageing and other beautifying regimes. And if you are looking for a small, affordable escape then make an appointment for their Pieta Escape package for an hour and 45 minutes of ultimate relaxation. You can also enjoy a lomi-lomi massage and thereafter take advantage of their heated spa pool, steam room, sauna and sensation shower.

For more information, click here.

Pyramid Day Spa

With a range of specialised treatments to rejuvenate and invigorate you, you won’t go wrong by heading down to Pyramid Day Spa for a day of relaxation and beautification. Get your nails done, wax away those stubborn hairs and indulge in soothing massages and body treatments. And, if you are looking for a quick solution to restore your get up and go attitude, then opt for the Swift Restoral package. It lasts for two hours and 15 minutes, includes a 45-minute back, neck and shoulder massage, a balancing scalp and foot treatment, and gives you full use of the spa facilities.

For more information, click here.

Four Seasons The Westcliff Spa

Aside from the breathtaking view of leafy Joburg, do yourself a favour by visiting the Four Seasons The Westcliff Spa. This is the perfect destination to restore your energy levels with soothing aromatherapy treatments, pampering manicures and pedicures, or an all-embracing body wrap. There is a large selection of massages, grooming and anti-ageing facials for you to choose from, like the Weavers Deep Relaxation and Stress Relieving treatments. Talk about indulgence!

For more information, click here.

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Life Day Spa

For luxurious relaxation and an experience you will never forget, make an appointment at Life Day Spa in Rosebank to take advantage of their amazing packages. If you’re feeling a bit under the weather, why not go for a Body Revival treatment? It includes a Middle Eastern mud ritual, 30-minute back, neck and shoulder massage, a classic facial, full use of the spa facilities and a delicious spa lunch... How could you say no to all of that?

For more information, click here.

Sby Spa

With a range of Thai and classic massage techniques, make an appointment at Sby Spa and spoil yourself with a traditional Thai massage to help you get rid of your fatigue and release muscle tension. Alternatively, you can choose from a selection of their Wellness Packages, like the two-hour Sby Orchid Package including a relaxing reflexology massage, followed by a traditional Thai massage to end off your spa experience.

For more information, click here.

Hands On Retreat

This tranquil and relaxing spa is definitely a great place to be if you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city without actually leaving. Make an appointment for their Sleep and Spa Specials that will definitely leave you feeling pampered, recharged and uplifted.

For more information, click here.

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Riverview Spa

Riverview Spa has plenty pampering specials for you to indulge in. Moms can plan a cute kiddies pamper session for their daughters while indulging in a Heavenly Holistic full-day package, which includes a welcome drink and snack on arrival, an Indian head, neck and shoulder massage, a botanical blend hand or foot treatment and so much more. All this is followed by lunch and a soak in the Jacuzzi… Divine!

For more information, click here.

Body Sense Day Spa

Unwind and relax while you are being pampered with your choice of treatments and packages at this spa in Fourways. Whether you want a half or a full-day pamper session to help you relieve the stresses of everyday life, they have a package perfect for you. And while you’re at it, why not treat yourself to a mani-pedi or a lash/brow tint? You always deserve it!

For more information, click here.

Mid Isle Day Spa

In an atmosphere that is sure to leave you feeling as if you are relaxing on an island, Mid Isle Day Spa is a great place to visit to escape the busy city. Choose from a selection of pamper packages available, like the Indulgence Package, which includes a facial, hand and foot massage, Indian head massage, full body hot stone or aromatherapy massage, Jacuzzi soak and a spa lunch!

For more information, click here.

Remember that our “Top Picks” are not paid for and are compiled at the discretion of the journalist. We only write about what we love.

It's A Date!

When was the last time you and your partner enjoyed an indulgent date night? If you cannot remember, you need to plan something special ASAP! And what better place than at a spa where you can spend some quality time together while indulging in a well-deserved pampering? And not just any spa, we're talking about the luxurious haven set within one of the city’s most upmarket shopping, residential and business precincts, Melrose Arch. The one and only Camelot Spa at Melrose Arch, is a tranquil oasis in the middle of the bustling city.

Complete with a dedicated pedicure lounge and nail suite, Camelot Spa at Melrose Arch provides guests a soothing, relaxing and serene space to enjoy a wide variety of beauty treatments to help them unwind and find their inner zen. Enjoy your choice of pamper treats ranging from massage therapy, specialised skin treatments or body therapy and take advantage of the steam room and outdoor relaxation area before or after the experience.

Camelot Spa at Melrose Arch offers the ultimate spa experience designed to relax and rejuvenate body, mind and soul, and to ensure you return again and again. And just in time for spring, they have a few pamper packages that won't only leave you feeling revitalised and ready to take on the world, but also save you a few bucks while you're at it.

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A Date Night Treat!

For something different yet relaxing and memorable, why not spoil your partner to the Date Night package from Camelot Spa at Melrose Arch? This package includes:

*Subject to availability

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For More Information

For more information about Camelot Spa at Melrose Arch, visit www.melrosespa.co.za.

You can contact them on 011 684 1392 or [email protected].

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Now I know what you’re thinking… having to watch your baby float around in a pool can be a little scary (ok, very scary!) for any parent – especially a first time parent, like myself. But, seeing the benefits makes it all worthwhile, trust me. Hydro Baby specialises in infant hydrotherapy and infant massage, and babies from as young as one day old to around 12 months (depending on the infant) can enjoy a 30-minute treatment.

And don’t panic daddies, we don’t mean a manicure or facial – Hydro Baby allows your infant to float around in sterile water, which assists in developing your baby’s strength and confidence, especially those babies that suffer from colic, reflux and low muscle tone.

Plus, hydrotherpay allows your little ones to play and feel unrestricted. Offering cognitive brain development through the connectivity of the right and left brain, as well as assisting with respiratory and digestive functioning, there are many reasons to get your baby down there for some amazing pampering.

Pamper Your Little One At Hydro Baby

 

Currently in Green Valley Shopping Centre, and opening a new store in Fourways on 2 August 2016, this gorgeous facility offers not just baby pampering, but treatments for mom, too. Owned by Toli Kanaris, and run by his sister Vicky Kanaris, who is operating manager for the group, this beautiful and specialised facility has so many benefits for your little munchkin… there’s no reason not to check it out.

They also offer preggy mom massages, as well as post-partum mom massages for the back and neck, lactation massages and massage courses to teach parents how to massage their own babies over five weeks.

Their packages are well priced – starting from R300 – and the service is great. Most of all, their therapists are highly skilled and trained. Plus, this is the perfect gift for any mom, or mom-to-be out there, so how about a voucher or two for someone special? Check it out, I’m sure you’ll love Hydro Baby as much as I do!

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By Angela Bekiaris

Pamper

Soulstice Day Spa JHB

From facials and massages to hand and foot care, Soulstice Day Spa at Silverstar in Krugersdorp offers a range of treatments for those looking to get their pamper on. If you are looking for the full relaxing experience then take a look at the fabulous packages they have available. On offer are some real stress relievers, such as the Pure Bliss treatment which includes a Swedish massage, classic facial, luxury manicure, luxury pedicure and a tasty spa lunch. Oh, sign me up!

For more information, click here.

Renaissance Day Spa

The Renaissance Spa at the Michaelangelo is a place where all you’ll want to do is indulge in one pamper session after the other. There is a large selection of treatments to choose from, including great facials for anti-ageing and other beautifying regimes. And if you are looking for a small, affordable escape then make an appointment for their Pieta Escape package for an hour and 45 minutes of ultimate relaxation. You can also enjoy a lomi-lomi massage and thereafter take advantage of their heated spa pool, steam room, sauna and sensation shower.

For more information, click here.

Pyramid Day Spa

With a range of specialised treatments to rejuvenate and invigorate you, you won’t go wrong by heading down to Pyramid Day Spa for a day of relaxation and beautification. Get your nails done, wax away those stubborn hairs and indulge in soothing massages and body treatments. And, if you are looking for a quick solution to restore your get up and go attitude, then opt for the Swift Restoral package. It lasts for two hours and 15 minutes, includes a 45-minute back, neck and shoulder massage, a balancing scalp and foot treatment, and gives you full use of the spa facilities.

For more information, click here.

Four Seasons The Westcliff Spa

Aside from the breathtaking view of leafy Joburg, do yourself a favour by visiting the Four Seasons The Westcliff’s spa. This is the perfect destination to restore your energy levels with soothing aromatherapy treatments, pampering manicures and pedicures, or an all-embracing body wrap. There is a large selection of massages, grooming and anti-ageing facials for you to choose from, like the Weavers Deep Relaxation and Stress Relieving treatments. Talk about indulgence!

For more information, click here.

Life Day Spa

For luxurious relaxation and an experience you will never forget, make an appointment at Life Day Spa in Rosebank to take advantage of their amazing packages. If you’re feeling a bit under the weather, why not go for a Body Revival treatment? It includes a Middle Eastern mud ritual, 30-minute back, neck and shoulder massage, a classic facial, full use of the spa facilities and a delicious spa lunch… How could you say no to all of that?

For more information, click here.

Sby Spa

With a range of Thai and classic massage techniques, make an appointment at Sby Spa and spoil yourself with a traditional Thai massage to help you get rid of your fatigue and release muscle tension. Alternatively, you can choose from a selection of their Wellness Packages, like the two-hour Sby Orchid Package including a relaxing reflexology massage, followed by a traditional Thai massage to end off your spa experience.

For more information, click here.

Hands On Retreat

This tranquil and relaxing spa is definitely a great place to be if you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city without actually leaving. Make an appointment for their Sleep and Spa Specials that will definitely leave you feeling pampered, recharged and uplifted.

For more information, click here.

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Riverview Spa

Riverview Spa has plenty pampering specials for you to indulge in. Moms can plan a cute kiddies pamper session for their daughters while indulging in a Heavenly Holistic full-day package, which includes a welcome drink and snack on arrival, an Indian head, neck and shoulder massage, a botanical blend hand or foot treatment and so much more. All this is followed by lunch and a soak in the Jacuzzi… Divine!

For more information, click here.

Body Sense Day Spa

Unwind and relax while you are being pampered with your choice of treatments and packages at this spa in Fourways. Whether you want a half or a full-day pamper session to help you relieve the stresses of everyday life, they have a package perfect for you. And while you’re at it, why not treat yourself to a mani-pedi or a lash/brow tint? You always deserve it!

For more information, click here.

Mid Isle Day Spa

In an atmosphere that is sure to leave you feeling as if you are relaxing on an island, Mid Isle Day Spa is a great place to visit to escape the busy city. Choose from a selection of pamper packages available, like the Indulgence Package, which includes a facial, hand and foot massage, Indian head massage, full body hot stone or aromatherapy massage, Jacuzzi soak and a spa lunch!

For more information, click here.

Remember that our “Top Picks” are not paid for and are compiled at the discretion of the journalist. We only write about what we love.

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