When I first started this blog, I reached out to small businesses that I was really interested in, & one of them was Bella Boneca. Megan was so kind to me & we have stayed in contact ever since.
Recently she took over the salon Reverie Beauty Studio in Illovo, JHB & she invited me to go there to have a pamper afternoon. I was so excited as there is nothing better than being made to feel beautiful, having some time just for myself, & simply being spoilt rotten. I finally got some time last week to go through to the salon in Post Office Centre & sat back ready to be pampered.
I walked into the exquisite salon, & was immediately attracted to the classy decor & feel-good vibes that were being extended my way. With stunning black & white wallpaper, & silver accents throughout, you could tell that this salon is all about high class & exclusivity. The therapists are friendly, & I was greeted with a great big smile by Pearl, the salon manager.
Pearl has been doing beauty therapy for over 20 years, & boy does she know her stuff! Her clients are of the utmost importance to her, & she really cares about you. She pours love & attention over you from the moment you walk through the doors & makes you feel like her number one priority. Pearl is a MACHINE when it comes to waxing – I had a half leg, underarm & Hollywood wax done by her in only 20 minutes. I had to check my watch about 4 times to see if that was real as I have never ever had such a quick wax! She told me a little about her life, & you can tell how much she loves her family & how she does everything to ensure that her children have the best life possible.
From here I went on to Joyce, who told me she would be doing a manicure on me. My toenails still haven’t grown back from the chemo, & so I keep my feet hidden for now! Joyce told me her favourite treatment is a pedicure, so I will definitely go back when my feet are not so sensitive & I actually have some nails to paint!
She started off by exfoliating my hands, & then shaped my nails & pushed back my cuticles. I wasn’t having tips put on this time, so luckily my natural nails weren’t too bad!
They have a wide variety of colours & brands to choose from, & I think that’s what took me the longest! Joyce helped me choose complementary colours & got to work with making me feel like a new woman. She told me about her husband, & how he recently fought through his second cancer diagnosis & still recently graduated – despite being so sick & having to take time off for chemo. Talking to her you could tell how much she loves what she does, & her heart is so pure. I felt like I was spending the afternoon with a friend, & loved having proper girly time! Plus having soft hands, & the most fantastic hand massage was just what I needed to actually relax & take my mind off everything else that has been going on.
Thank you so much Megan, Pearl & Joyce for spoiling me so much & helping me feel like a new person. I had such a great time & loved the whole vibe of the salon. I think you can always tell a lot about a salon by how happy the therapists are, & these ladies had only positive things to say about their place of work & their passion for their job. Their clients are all treated with respect & love; which is really the way all humans should be treated.
If you are in the area, I would really recommend you giving them a go!
Meet these special ladies, pamper yourself & allow true relaxation to set in.
Believe me, you will love your time here…