Ballito is home to a thriving hub of wellness practitioners, beauty specialists, health shops and the like. But with so many to choose from, how do you find the right person for the job?
For my first review I visited the Dermalogica Concept store in the Ballito Junction.
You feel important the minute you set foot into the store.
They have a wonderfully lit beauty bar that essentially has all you could need while they are doing their famous Face Mapping (Dermalogica’s unique skin analysis) which provides insight into your skin’s past and present, and allows the prescription of a targeted home care regime for a healthy skin future (this is a free service).
What made such practical sense to me was exactly that, a targeted home care regime.
I was quite excited to get my skin under some intense therapy this month as I tried the Lamelle range.
Last month I reviewed the benefits of regular facials for those beginning to look after their skin, but this time around, my mission was to find out something ‘next level’.
The question I was asking was “can I reverse ‘permanent damage’ that has occurred on my skin?”
So off I went to KUZA Wellness Lab at Foxhill located in the hip LINC Campus, determined to explore the ‘results orientated approach’ and so, I was not expecting this to be a pleasure. Beauty knows no pain, right?
The chemical peel is one of the most honest skincare treatments around. It doesn’t hide behind a fancy name.
Like most women, I have had highlights done a couple of times in my life, then opted for ‘at home’ hair colour, then back to the salon to try get ‘miracle’ work done to the impossible: black hair to blonde streaks then wanting red hair and then back home a few weeks or months later with box colour again… The amount of pressure we put on our hairdressers to perform is huge.
That was me at this weeks review of Scissor Sisters in Ballito.
At 33 years of age, all of the above had happened at least three times over in my ‘hair-life’. So I was not exactly bringing ‘virgin hair’ to the party.
Before Mrs SA I was blonde. During my reign as Mrs SA I was almost black with plenty of extensions in-out-in-out of my hair over three years and then at Mrs World I was going for the mahogany tones.
Through all this, I never wanted to lose length, so cutting it to be healthy was never an option for me.
La Vita Spa
It is easy for me to believe that just one session of floatation therapy is equivalent to about 10 hours of restorative sleep, with detoxification results that are similar to a three-day fast!
When last did you treat yourself to T-I-M-E?
I couldn’t even answer that question until this past Saturday when my daughter (aged 11) and I took a drive out to The Breakers Resort in Umhlanga to visit La Vita Spa.
All I can say is, how is this not prescribed by doctors?
The Firm / La Melle Dermaroller
August is the time we all start to think about getting back to a fitter, healthier lifestyle as our clothes not only get less but also get more revealing towards summer.
With a month left of winter I thought it only fitting to see how I look in my bikini!
Apart from being so pale I could almost be transparent, I noticed a couple of Chai Lattes (my latest fetish) parking off on my lower body.
Yip, August is the time we all start to think about getting back to a fitter, healthier lifestyle as our clothes not only get less but also get more revealing towards summer.
This year, I’m trying something new.
Red Lip Studio
Arguably the most important facial feature, eyebrows have been in the spotlight more than ever recently, and for good reason.
Well-groomed brows act to frame the eyes and highlight your best features.
I shade my brows in daily to complete my look, it’s time consuming, not to mention embarrassing when I leave a brow behind on my kids sunblock drenched face in the morning after squeezing them goodbye at the Umhlali Prep parking lot!
Wouldn’t it be easier to ‘wake up with make-up’?
Balayage at Carlton Hair
After a very successful lightening of my hair with two full heads of highlights on black box-dyed hair in my last beauty review, I thought it was about time to get even more trendy.
I’m only a 33-year-old mom but my 12-year-old daughter that thinks I’m not-so-cool. Ouch!
Balayage is the celeb hair dye trend that everyone is talking about, but what exactly is this new style and is it worth the hype?
Balayage is a French word meaning ‘to sweep’ or ‘to paint’. The idea is to create a sun-kissed natural-looking hair colour.
Tame frizz, add volume and degrease with these top hair tips
We all have our hair woes – it is either too wild, too tame, too frizzy or too flat.
To help curb those bad hair days, Carlton Hair stylist and member of their elite creative team, Kim Hickman has given us some expert advice on how to get your locks to listen.
This month our beauty review has a different approach – one that I think most of us ladies have been picking up on lately; Athleisure wear.
Summer holidays in Ballito are fast approaching!
The year has taken its toll on us and as modern moms, I can vouch for most of us and say we just want to be ‘at ease’ and by that I mean comfortable in my clothes and comfortable in my own skin.
A saying I will never forget was mentioned to me whilst in Florida for the Mrs World pageant
You can always tell the comfort of a woman’s shoes by the look on her face – busted?
We look at the latest trends in beauty, health and wellness in Ballito, right here with Make-up tattoos being ‘all the rage’ and Freezing fat: What’s new in beauty. These businesses are here to help you find your way.
We’ve also added a little extra article on The five most popular fragrances of all time.
If you are planning a regular visit to the Ballito Beaches, some useful articles on the health and wellness side would be 10 Ways to avoid drowning on your beach holiday and Don’t get beaten by the heat in Ballito.
On a more serious note, have you ever read up on What is a heart attack and how should you handle it? Or perhaps the never-ending dispute on You can swallow your tongue during a seizure – Fact or fiction?.