When I left school I studied for 3 years to become first a beauty therapist, & then a spa therapist. I learnt all the basics such as manicures, pedicures, massage & facials; & then moved on to sports massage, reiki & more specialised treatments. I absolutely loved doing this & meeting all the interesting people that I came into contact with. Unfortunately when my health took a drastic decline, I could do longer cope with the manual side of things & often could not even speak to my clients. This left me embarrassed & oftentimes uncomfortable when I couldn’t give of my best.
Coming from this background means that I am quite fussy about who I go to for some pampering, & I had always gone to the same lady in my home town who was a friend of mine too. I couldn’t bare the thought of going to someone else, & when I did the one time I was horrified at their technique & found I couldn’t properly relax as I could sense that there was no passion behind what they were doing.
When I moved to JHB I had no idea who to try – must I go for the salons based across the company, or should I rather try a smaller home salon? Do I ask for recommendations on my local Facebook group, or do I see who is closest to me? And them, I met the wonderful Lois. Lois has a salon at her house in Fourways & has quite recently brought on 2 more wonderful ladies to assist her out. She is bubbly, friendly & I always leave with a huge smile on my face. She truly cares about all of her clients & her treatments are all of the highest quality.
Your name: Lois
Business name: Lois’s Beauty Studio
What do you do: I am a skin and healthcare professional as well as a make up artist and nail technician and salon owner.
How long have you been doing this for: 10 years.
What did you do before you opened your salon: I worked on a luxury cruise liner, Royal Caribbean, for 2 contracts then came home and worked in a 5 star spa followed by becoming a Skin and Healthcare lecturer and then product trainer.
Why do you love what you do: Who can say that they get to socialize with clients (who become your friends) all day!! Clients are always thanking you for making them feel and look beautiful. It’s the most rewarding job anyone could ever ask for!
Can people book in for couples treatments: Absolutely! It’s so much for fun doing something you love with someone you love.
What are your most popular treatments: Nails with nail art!!
Do you often have special offers: Yes, every month we have something different.
Where are you based: Jukskei Park, Randburg.
How can people get hold of you: WhatsApp is the best form of communication for me as I’m always busy with clients during the day. My number is 072 224 5720.
Social media handles: Facebook and Instagram
Quote you live by: God will never give you anything you cannot handle
I absolutely love my time at Lois’s Beauty Studio, & I will always recommend her salon to everyone I can in JHB. I used to travel over half an hour to get to her, but luckily now we have moved just down the road! I have had massages, manicures, pedicures, waxing & all sorts of treatments from Lois, Winnie & Rashy; & it is such a treat being spoilt & made to feel special.
Lois has 2 beautiful girls & a loving husband that mean the world to her. She will always make a plan to try accomodate people & you can hear her laugh as you step foot on their property.
Lois, Winnie & Rashy – thank you for always making me feel so welcome & for adding so much joy to my life. I appreciate all of you!