BEAUTY NEWS: Introducing OWAY Professional Haircare

BEAUTY NEWS: Introducing OWAY Professional Haircare

We’ve been sitting on this launch for a good couple of months, and we can finally share the news that OWAY, a professional product line with biodynamic, organic and fair trade ingredients, is finally available in South Africa!

Organic Way (or OWAY for short) is a holistic and sustainable hair care range that uses certified natural and organic raw materials obtained through fair trade, and it’s also the first hair and scalp treatment line that uses essential oils and pure micronized plants from biodynamic farming in its products.

But what exactly is biodynamic farming, and why is it important?

Biodynamic farming is a holistic approach to harvesting ingredients that results in zero chemical use, while maintaining soil fertility and focusing on a harmonious relationship between people, plants and animals. This deep bond with nature and the complete respect of its rhythms have lead OWay to the decision to stop the use of all synthetic mineral fertilisers and chemical pesticides. This means taking care of the soil before planting, so that it’s purified and strengthened as well as nourished with preparations that are distributed according to the rhythms of the seasons, latitudes, the needs of each bush and the phases of the moon. At harvest time, OWay reaps fruits, seeds, buds and leaves that are purer and rich in concentrated active ingredients. This translates to a product range that is of a superior quality and respects nature at every stage of its production.

It all sounds amazing, but do the products work?

We’ve been putting two of the range’s products to the test over the past two months, and we were impressed right from the very first use. The OWAY Frequent Use Hair & Scalp Bath (R360 for 240ml) and the OWAY Frequent Use Hair & Scalp Conditioner (R375 for 240ml) are both housed in beautiful amber glass bottles that can be reused time and time again – in fact, the brand recommends cleaning your empty bottles and using them as vases or to store other liquids (think hand wash, dish washing liquid, and more) to have as low an impact on the environment as possible.

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The products themselves are fantastic, and left our hair feeling soft, smooth, and a whole lot more manageable… and the shine after styling was akin to the glossiness we’ve become accustomed to after a professional blowdry! These products are ideal for those who wash their hair on a daily basis, as they won’t strip your hair or cause damage in any way. In fact, the formulation is incredibly gentle and has been designed for use on an irritated scalp – we definitely noticed that itchiness and flakiness subsided within two weeks of using this range religiously every day.

There are a number of fantastic products on offer, and they will all be available at your nearest Sorbet Dry Bar or Sorbet Man store from 1 May 2019.

BREAKING BEAUTY NEWS: Meet VOESH New York – now available in South Africa!

BREAKING BEAUTY NEWS: Meet VOESH New York – now available in South Africa!

Are you a salon owner or therapist who’s interested in offering your clients something completely new and fresh? Step up your spa treatments with VOESH New York’s gorgeous products, which include their beautifully-packaged pedicure in a box treatments, collagen socks, and modeling masks – to name just a few!

VOESH was established with just two words in mind: clean and hygienic. Their innovative, single-use spa products are convenient, simple to use, and are and loved by spa professionals around the world. Established in New York, VOESH’s clean, fuss-free, and on-trend spa solutions are finally available in South Africa, with thanks to leading beauty supplier, Maskscara.

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But why should you add VOESH’s products to you spa offering?

VOESH’s single-use products ensure cleanliness and hygiene at all times, as well as offering products that are cruelty-free, paraben-free, and vegan friendly. If that’s not enough to convince you, here are a few other things we love about the brand:

1. SINGLE SERVE – their single-use products means that treatments are always fresh, as well as being hygienic and preventing unnecessary wastage.

2. EASY TO USE – each item within a kit is numbered and comes with clear, simple instructions for ease of use.

3. LOW START-UP COST – VOESH offers premium products at a low investment.

4. EASY COST MANAGEMENT – further to that, the single-use kits and products ensure that you always know the exact cost per service.

5. EASY INVENTORY MANAGEMENT – with VOESH, it’s easy to manage your stock and know your salon or spa’s exact product needs.

6. PERFECTLY PORTIONED – Each kit or sachet comes with just the right amount of product, ensuring that there’s no over usage or wastage of products.

7. BEAUTIFUL AND CLEAN DISPLAY – VOESH’s beautifully packaged products mean that you can now display your treatment products the same way you would your nail polishes!

8. SAFE AND POWERFUL SKINCARE – most importantly, VOESH’s products are safe and highly effective, which means that clients will return for repeat services time and time again! All VOESH’s products are paraben-free, cruelty-free, and boast exceptional vegan formulations.

Some of our top picks from VOESH

VOESH GLIMMER PEDI IN A BOX

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Your clients will love this all-in-one foot treatment that not only delivers the ultimate foot treatment, but also tones and contours legs at the same time. It’s perfect for special occasions and the festive season, and is beloved by many a party girl! We love the UNICORN GLIMMER pedi in a box, which contains peach extract and offers hydrating and softening benefits along with an iridescent glow. Each kit comes with a perfectly portioned soak, 100% sugar scrub, a mud masque, a cooling gel, and a sweet-smelling massage butter. Feet are left happy, healthy, and sparkly!

VOESH DELUXE 4 STEP PEDI IN A BOX

VOESH pedi in a box

For those clients who aren’t quite into sparkle, there’s VOESH’s deluxe 4-step pedi in a box. This luxurious offering allows your client to experience all the benefits of an aromatherapy treatment in the most convenient, hygienic, and thoughtful delivery system in spa services. Each box contains a sea salt soak to detoxify and deodorise feet, a 100% sugar scrub to exfoliate and soften feet, a luxe mud masque to cleanse pores, and finally, a decadent massage cream to soften, smooth, and hydrate feet.

VOESH also offers a variety of modeling gel masks (including an on-trend 24-Karat Gold option), collagen gloves and socks (with both removable finger tips and toe tips), and a 3-step waterless mani and pedi in a box treatments (ideal for water scarce areas).

To find out more about VOESH or to stock these innovative spa solutions in your own spa or salon, contact Maskscara on (021) 201 6910, email eleni@maskscara.co.za, or visit their website, here.

BEAUTY NEWS | Legendary hairstylist Oribe Canales has passed away

BEAUTY NEWS | Legendary hairstylist Oribe Canales has passed away

On 17 December 2018, legendary hairstylist and brand creator, Oribe Canales, passed away at the age of 62. Members of the fashion and industry took to social media to pay homage to Canales. 

“ORIBE is one of the great ‘original’ hairdressers whose iconic status grew along side the supermodels of the 80’ and 90’,” wrote makeup artist and Canales’ long-time friend, Mary Greenwall, who was one of the first to break the news on social media. “He was a brilliant hairdresser and simply adored by all.” 

Oribe was a true trailblazer in the fashion world, having created hair styles backstage for some of the world’s top fashion designers during the ’80s and ’90s. This included Marc Jacobs’ famous grunge collection in the ’90s. 

Oribe also worked on a number of editorial shoots for some of the world’s top publications, including Allure and Vogue magazine, as well as working with celebrities like Jennifer Lopes, Cher, Kate Moss, Lady Gaga, and more. 

He founded his bespoke haircare collection, Oribe, in 2008. 

A Summer Pop Up Shop hosted by Pippa J

A Summer Pop Up Shop hosted by Pippa J

Is your wardrobe in desperate need of an update ahead of the Summer months, but you can’t face the thought of stepping into a busy mall? Why not attend a summer pop up shop hosted by Pippa J (our favourite stylist) instead? 

Pippa J’s pop up shops have garnered quite a number of followers over the past couple of years, and this year’s Summer Pop Up Shop is set to be even better than years gone by. Proceedings will kick off with a pizza and wine pairing at Gerakaris Family Wines in Jo’burg, followed by two days of shopping.

See the flyer below for all the details, then pop Pippa an email (pippa@pippaj.co.za) to book your spot! (You can also follow Pippa on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date with future events, and be sure to visit her website for some great fashion advice).

FUN FACT: Pippa J was a speaker at our most recent reader’s event in Jo’burg, and shared some incredible tips on creating a capsule wardrobe with our readers.

Have you heard? The 2018 Professional Beauty Awards & Industry Awards winners

Have you heard? The 2018 Professional Beauty Awards & Industry Awards winners

The winners of the 2018 Professional Beauty Awards & Industry Awards were announced at a glittering gala dinner event held on 2 September at The Venue in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, attended by some 270 industry professionals.

Regarded as the most prestigious awards in the industry, the Professional Beauty Awards acknowledge the year’s top salons, spas, medical aesthetic clinics, therapists and managers, with each category judged by two mystery guests, all experts in the field. The Industry Awards acknowledge the year’s top suppliers in the beauty and nails sector and are nominated by and voted on by the industry itself.

London-based Professional Beauty CEO, Mark Moloney, opened the gala dinner awards event, following which the MC for the evening, popular comedian and TV personality, Tats Nkonzo, performed an energetic and hilarious stand-up routine that had the audience rolling about in their seats.

Here are the winners and nominees in each category of the 2018 PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY AWARDS:

 

SALON OF YHE YEAR (3 rooms or less)

The Best Laser Skin & Body (Winner)

C’est La Vie

Beauty Studio River Branch

SALON OF THE YEAR (4 rooms or more)

Professional Skin Care Lab (Winner)

D’Vine Skin & Body

ISA Wellness Sanctuary

MEN’S GROOMING SALON OF THE YEAR

Hines & Harley Men’s Grooming Lounge (Winner)

Glass House Rejuvenation

Bar Ber Black Sheep

NAIL SALON OF THE YEAR

Ten Fold Nail Salon (Winner)

Bloom & Bare Nail & Beauty

Capri Nail & Beauty

SPECIALITY SALON OF THE YEAR

NakedCherry Waxing Parkhurst (Winner)

The Brow Bar Menlyn

Wink & Whisper

AESTHETIC SALON OF THE YEAR

The Aesthetic Studio (Winner)

Aesthetic Lab Hazelwood

Skin Logic

DAY SPA OF THE YEAR

Life Day Spa Waterfront (Winner)

Aloe Day Spa

Hammam Turkish Bath & Spa

GAME RESERVE SPA OF THE YEAR

Thaba Tshwene Enviro Sanctuary Spa (Winner)

Askari Lodge & Spa

Valley Lodge & Spa

RESORT/HOTEL SPA OF THE YEAR

Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa (Winner)

Life Say Spa Century City

Africology Maslow

SALON/SPA MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Shana Alexio – The Laser Beautique Bassonia (Winner)

Cecilia Labuschagne – The Beauty Studio

Terri Ford – Dante Wellness

THERAPIST OF THE YEAR

Terry Morris – Hines & Harley Men’s Grooming Lounge (Winner)

Nicole Kaylynne Powell – ISA Wellness Sanctuary

Charlotte Timms – The Skinworx Project

NAIL PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

Maureen Brill – Bio Sculpture Gel Carltonville (Winner)

Khomotso Carol Mabulana – Motso’s Nails

Nadia Erasmus – Nadz Hope Nails Kuilsriver

 

Here are the winners and nominees in each category of the 2018 INDUSTRY AWARDS:

BEST NAIL CARE PRODUCT SUPPLIER

Sparkle Cosmetics (Winner)

Bio Sculpture Gel

Young Nails

BEST BODY, WAX & BEAUTY CARE SUPPLIER

Smart Buy/Depilève (Winner)

NakedCherry Apothecary Waxing Skincare

Spalicious

BEST SKIN CARE SUPPLIER

RégimA (Winner)

Six Sensational Skincare

TheraVine

BEST TRAINING SUPPLIER

Young Nails (Winner)

Environ

Lilian Terry

BEST MARKETING

Bio Sculpture Gel (Winner)

DermaFix

Spalicious

BEST SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Shivani Ramgolam – ESP Salon & Spa Software (Winner)

Lauren Jenkins – Six Sensational Skincare

Marlize Kuhn – TheraVine

 

A huge congratulations to the winners and finalists! Are any of your favourites on this list? Let us know your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.

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You’re invited to the Beauty Warriors Pamper Workshop!

You’re invited to the Beauty Warriors Pamper Workshop!

A couple of months ago, we hosted our first official Beauty Warriors pamper morning and it was such a huge success, that we’ve decided to host another pamper morning… just in time for Spring! 

This time, we’re planning an event that’s bigger and better than ever before so that even more women can attend and benefit from top tips and beauty secrets from some of South Africa’s leading beauty experts. We’ll be hosting three interactive beauty-related workshops, where you’ll have the chance to learn from top makeup artists, hair stylists, and image consultants. We’ve even arranged for a yoga teacher to share her tips for being more mindful, and we’ve organised an exclusive beauty and fashion pop-up shop so that you can take advantage of some great beauty deals.

Tickets cost R780 per person, but if you book before the end of this week, you’ll pay just R650 each. Better yet, buy 3 tickets (one for you, and two for your besties), and you’ll pay just R600 per person! Each ticket includes special access to our interactive workshops hosted by SA’s leading makeup artists, hair stylists, and image consultants, as well as refreshments and an exclusive goodie bag that’s packed full of pampering beauty spoils.

WHEN: Saturday, 1 September 2018

TIME: 9:30am to 3:30pm

WHERE: Urban Bliss Wellness Spa (85 Barry Hertzog Ave, Emmarentia, JHB)

Sound good? Email info@beautywarriors.biz to book your spot… but hurry! Tickets are limited to just 60 people. Watch this space for more info, and for features from our beauty experts – and be sure to follow us over on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date!