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CH Beauty Studio

At the end of last year I saw a post on Facebook advertising a unique treatment to help give you the fluffiest, fullest brows.  I’ve always been quite proud of my “caterpillars”, but love trying out new treatments so immediately reached out to Thania and asked if I could book an appointment.  The procedure I went for was called a Brow Lamination, and my goodness what a difference it made to my whole face.  This isn’t permanent makeup (although she does offer that too), but rather makes use of what you currently have and amplifies this through “straightening” and tinting your brows.  They were fluffier than I have ever seen!

Here is my before and after pic:

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Thania is unfortunately one of the businesses that has really been negatively affected by this lockdown, and so I reached out to her to chat a bit more about what she does.  You can buy a voucher to book in for a treatment once she opens again, and make sure you follow her on social media to see more of her stunning work.

My name:   Catherina Horn, but everyone knows me as Thania or call me T, as a nickname.


Business Name:  CH Beauty Studio (This will temporarily, I’m still in two minds about my business name)

Social Media Handles:  Facebook and Instagram

Tell me a bit more about yourself:  I’m 31 years old, born in November, and a proud scorpion, if you believe in horoscopes. I was born and raised in Rustenburg, moved to the big city when I was 17. Not married as yet, but I am engaged, no kids as yet, but definitely in my 2-3 year plan. Before entering the world of beauty and permanent makeup, I worked as Administrative Manager in the Electrical Engineering Industry for over 11 years. I am a hopeless romantic and believe in happily ever after, corny I know. I’ve always had a massive passion for anything beauty and fashion related since I’ve been a little girl. I remember “perming” my great grandmother’s hair in the retirement village, painting her nails and doing her makeup, giving her big rainbow eyebrows, we would play dress up and she would allow me to put some of her makeup on myself, but to make sure I wash it off before my mom picks me up. After moving to Johannesburg, I never pursued my dream in the beauty industry. I had to make a living and I started a career in a completely different industry until recently and I’ve never looked back.

How long have you been in the beauty industry?  I’ve entered the world of Permanent Makeup just over 2 years ago. My main focus is on brows at the moment as it became the beauty obsession of the decade.
I’m certified in Microblading, Internationally Certified in Microshading Brows, Ombre Brows, Internationally Certified in Brow Lamination, Brow Tinting and Shaping and I’m certified in Keratin Lash Lift and Tint Treatments and Blood Borne pathogens.
I’m currently busy with my international certification for Henna Brow Treatment.

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What is Brow Lamination?  Consider this a Brazilian Blowout or a pushup bra for your brows, it is the hottest new trend taking the industry by storm.
Brow lamination is a chemical process that changes the way your hair lies so you can use the length of your brow hair to achieve fuller, fluffier brows without Permanent Makeup This is the ultimate solution for eyebrows that do not have symmetry where the hairs follow a different pattern. With Brow Lamination we can realign the brows in such a way to give the desired shape you want and a fuller look.
This treatment solves the messy brow issue, creates volume and fullness, while giving you a sleek well-kept brow shape for up to 6 weeks.

Please explain the process of how this is done:  The first step is cleansing the brows to remove any makeup. Next, a lifting solution is applied. This can be left on between six to ten minutes, depending on the hair texture of the eyebrows. The solution will enable the brow technician to sculpt the brows into the desired shape. The second solution will be applied to approximately the same amount of time. This “fixing” solution sets the brow hair in place.
After the second solution has been removed, the brow technician will shape and trim the brow into the desired shape, tint can be added if needed. The final step of the Brow Lamination is the application of a super-hydrating solution. This moisturizes and seals the hairs. This solution restores the health of the eyebrows and gives them a very shiny finish.

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Who do you recommend this treatment for?
– This treatment is great for those overpluckers with thinning eyebrows (should have some brow hair to work with)
– Clients with medium to full existing brows.
– Clients who are growing out their brows
– Clients wanting fuller brows
– Not just for females, but also for males
– Anyone with coarse/messy or downward growing hair.
– Anyone wanting to improve the shape of their eyebrows
– And anyone wanting low maintenance, noninvasive way to fill in gaps and create a fuller brow using their natural brow hair.
– Clients not ready to commit to permanent makeup

Why are you passionate about what you do?  A career in the beauty industry gives you a chance to help others. It brings me so much joy and happiness to make people feel beautiful and confident about themselves.

Is it suitable for sensitive skin? Suitable for all skin types except for hypersensitive skin! However, there is a Brow Lamination “Sensitive” Product that just hit the market for all hypersensitive skin.

Is it suitable for people for little/minimal brow hairs? This treatment will be suitable for a client with minimal hair, as long as the client has existing brow hair and a base to work with, without the product sitting directly on the skin.

Quote I live by:  Imperfectly Perfect – The word “imperfect” actually spells “I’m perfect” because everyone is perfect in their own imperfect way.

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I have been so impressed by Thania’s work, and she was such a joy to spend time with.  There are so many offerings that she has at her salon, but I really did want to focus on the brow lamination as I immediately saw such a difference.

All treatments that are available at her salon are Microblading, Microshading, Ombre Brows, Combination Brows, Brow Lamination, Lash Lift and Tint, Brow Sculpting and Tint, and Henna Brows.  You can contact her directly through either of her social media pages with any queries you may have, or to book your appointment when lockdown is lifted!


Nandi Lashes

Have you ever made use of false lashes?  I cannot believe the difference they make to a look, & how they are just the icing on top!  They can completely finish off your makeup & pull everything together, whilst making you look & feel so glam.  Whenever I watch YouTube tutorials, I am always amazed at how lashes are a staple in their makeup routines.

I have been looking for lashes here in South Africa & nothing really blew me away – until I discovered Nandi Lashes.  I am SO excited about these, the way they look & just the overall “gorgeous-ness” (yes, it’s not a word I know!).

Your name: Keshni Naidoo

Business name: Nandi Lashes

Social media handles: Facebook & Instagram

Tell me a little more about your business: We sell premium Mink Eyelashes , promoting the beauty of South African culture.  As you can tell with our logo, we took inspiration from zulu culture and our lashes are named after traditional South African names. Most importantly we provide quality lashes & packaging at a decent price.


What makes your lashes so unique: a soft cotton band, super soft lashes 100% mink , lightweight & reusable up to 25 times with proper care & Cruelty Free.

What pushed you to start this business: I’ve always been know as a “lash queen” amongst my friends because I am always giving advice on styles and application tips plus wearing lashes daily. I just love how you can wear a lash and your whole mood could change, your eyeshape could appear different, you are able to mix it up just the way you do with your outfits. I began noticing all the gorgeous trends on social media but it was so hard to find locally at a good price and on top of that a brand that pays homage to our South African culture so I decided what if I start my own lash brand that fulfills these needs? & bam Nandi Lashes was born.


Where did your passion for makeup & beauty come from: My passion for makeup came as i saw it as the ability to express my creativity, connect with people and use it to enhance a women’s beauty which elevates her confidence.

Where can people buy your lashes: online will be launching soon but for now customers can place an order via DM on instagram / facebook or whatsapp and we deliver country-wide.


Why do you think every woman should rock a pair of lashes: Lashes are so versatile,they can be worn with or without makeup. they can be used to intensify what you already have or to create dimension to your eyes that you feel you need. It can also be used for drag, or themed looks.

Quote you live by: “You may not control all the events that happen to you but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou

Anything else you want to add:  We love South African culture and women. In their diversity and beauty we take Inspiration and want to show this to the world. Some of our images on social media tries to exemplify this. Plus size , a variety of skin tones, drag Queens, modest dressers who prefer hijab, traditional African brides & we cannot wait to expand on this showcasing more S.A beauties and creating lash styles for everyone.

Aren’t these gorgeous?

I know that I can’t wait to get my hands on some!

Thank you Keshni for your time & for sharing your passion with all of us xx



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