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 ( 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


Hines & Harley Men’s Grooming Lounge (Winner)

Glass House Rejuvenation

Bar Ber Black Sheep


Ten Fold Nail Salon (Winner)

Bloom & Bare Nail & Beauty

Capri Nail & Beauty


NakedCherry Waxing Parkhurst (Winner)

The Brow Bar Menlyn

Wink & Whisper


The Aesthetic Studio (Winner)

Aesthetic Lab Hazelwood

Skin Logic


Life Day Spa Waterfront (Winner)

Aloe Day Spa

Hammam Turkish Bath & Spa


Thaba Tshwene Enviro Sanctuary Spa (Winner)

Askari Lodge & Spa

Valley Lodge & Spa


Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa (Winner)

Life Say Spa Century City

Africology Maslow


Shana Alexio – The Laser Beautique Bassonia (Winner)

Cecilia Labuschagne – The Beauty Studio

Terri Ford – Dante Wellness


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

Nicole Kaylynne Powell – ISA Wellness Sanctuary

Charlotte Timms – The Skinworx Project


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:


Sparkle Cosmetics (Winner)

Bio Sculpture Gel

Young Nails


Smart Buy/Depilève (Winner)

NakedCherry Apothecary Waxing Skincare



RégimA (Winner)

Six Sensational Skincare



Young Nails (Winner)


Lilian Terry


Bio Sculpture Gel (Winner)




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 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!

BEAUTY NEWS: Dr Dermal launches an online store

BEAUTY NEWS: Dr Dermal launches an online store

We’ve long been fans of award-winning skincare brand, Dr Dermal, so we were thrilled to learn that Dr Dermal launched its own online store – with free shipping – on 1 March 2018. 

Dr Dermal boasts a small, exclusive range of results-driven products that focus on dealing with some of the most common concerns in ageing skin. “Our goal was to create a range of highly active products that deliver noticeable results after just one use,” explains Sahil Singh, the founder and CEO of Dr Dermal. The products definitely deliver on this, with some of Dr Dermal’s products having gained near-cult status in South Africa.

Dr Dermal’s passionate team of skincare specialists understand that there’s no such thing as a ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to skincare, and this knowledge and understanding has resulted in a diverse range of award-winning cosmeceutical skincare products that are as unique as the woman (or man!) that uses them.

Our top pick? Dr Dermal’s Texture Correction Pads (R475), which boast the power of a skin peel in a single, easy-to-use pad. Each pad is individually wrapped and contains professional-strength Glycolic acid, a blend of multivitamins, antioxidants, and moisturisers to helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while minimising the appearance of blemishes and enhancing your skin’s radiance at the same time.

For more information on these products or to shop the range from the comfort of your desk (or bed, for that matter), head on over to Dr Dermal’s new online store by clicking here. You’ll be happy to know that Dr Dermal also offers free shipping across SA, so get those orders in now! 

Save up to 90% on amazing beauty and skincare products at the A&I Importers Annual Sale!

Save up to 90% on amazing beauty and skincare products at the A&I Importers Annual Sale!

Is your skincare routine in desperate need of an overhaul? Now’s your chance to stock up on some of the very best products from premium skincare brands like Phytomer, Skin Doctors, and Priori… and you’ll receive up to 90% off selected products! 

Join A&I Importers for their ONE DAY ONLY annual sale and receive great deals on professional skincare products that target concerns like pigmentation, dryness, oiliness, and even cellulite.

A&I Importers are based in Johannesburg and they are the proud distributors of Skin Doctors, Phytomer, and Priori.

Skin Doctors hails from Australia, and they offer solutions for every possible skin problem, from dark circles and puffiness to pigmentation, and even ingrown hairs. (We’re obsessed with Skin Doctors Ingrown Go, a powerful formulation that can be used on your bikini line, legs, and under your arms and works in as little as 24 hours!)

Phytomer is a luxury skincare brand from France that utilises cutting-edge marine bio-technology for a 100% natural skincare range that really works. Phytomer boasts a range of incredible skincare products for the face and body, and they also have a range of suncare products.

Priori is synonymous with anti-ageing skin solutions, and they offer intelligent, adaptive skincare products that decode your skin’s own individual needs. Priori’s products read the uniqueness of your skin and provide long-lasting replenishment, hydration, and protection.

A&I Importers is offering consumers the chance to stock up 100% natural skincare or high-end cosmeceutical products at incredible prices for ONE DAY ONLY! You’ll receive up to 90% off selected products, but get there early to avoid disappointment as stocks are limited.

DATE: Monday, 26 February 2018

TIME: From 9am

VENUE: A&I Importers, 85 Barry Hertzog Avenue, Emmarentia, Johannesburg

Call 011 486 4908 or email for more information. Ts&Cs apply.