I am constantly asked for recommendations on various suppliers in and around SA. This list will continually be updated with relevent local businesses who’s services I have used and can recommend.
Hair Salon: Carlton Ballito Junction 0325861820
Colour: Kim Hicky at Carlton 0325861820
Kim is brilliant at colour – I call her the perfect mix between a scientist and an artist! A goddess of colour!
Blow waves: Kim or Amber at Carlton
Straightening treatments: Keratherapy at Carlton 0325861820
Skin care/ facials / beauty salon:
I have been going to Adele for years now – it must be at least 4 years, and I can honestly say she has, transformed, and is continuing to transform my skin. From my ance breakouts after having Jordy, to severe pigmentation during my pregnancy with Brooke, Adele has helped me through it all. I trust her advice completely and she is passionate about healing skin from the inside out.
Adele – facials/ skin treatments BOOK HERE
Nails / Gel / Pedi: Bongi at Skin by Adele http://bit.ly/adeletherapist
Bongi is such a perfectionist and takes such good care of your nails.
Relaxation Massage: Bongi at Skin by Adele http://bit.ly/adeletherapist
– walk in, float out
Trigger Point Massage: Adele at Skin by Adele – http://bit.ly/adeletherapist – Honestly the best relief for tension in neck, jaw, shoulders and back – Adele has incredible skill and strength
Contact Adele: 0832291537 | Instagram
My brows are something I get asked about almost weekly.
I have had them microbladed, but they scarred and went orange. I then had HD brow tattoo done by Wilna and it’s been so great. Now I only have to tint my brows every 2-3 weeks and its super easy because I simply follow the shape Wilna has made.
I also had top & bottom liner done by Wilna over 10 years ago now, the bottom has just about gone now, but the top liner is still great!
Permament Make Up: Wilna Joubert
Beauty Salon: For all your beauty needs in Durban North area: La Belle Vie Durban North is the place – a gorgeous salon with incredible staff and owned by the most amazing human being – Candice Wallis, a good friend of mine – 0315630960
Hair Salon: For all your hair styling, colouring and treatments in the Durban North area; CROP – 0315724595 is the place. I have only ever been to Stacy, but she the a perfectionist and hands-on owner of the salon, so I am sure her other stylists are brilliant too.
Blow Waves: CROP – 0315724595
Colour: Stacy at CROP – 0315724595
Nails: La Belle Vie – They can accomodate a few at a time so nice to go with friends – 0315630960
Spray Tan: La Belle Vie – 0315630960
* They also do facials and lash extensions but I haven’t had mine done there myself
La Belle Vie also stocks Girl Boss Coffee and Fox Tan
Party/ Event Planning:
Stationary: The Party Box Co – firstname.lastname@example.org
Balloons: YOLO Party Shop – http://www.yolopartyshop.co.za
Balloons: Mad Hatters Party Shop – email@example.com
Cakes: T&Cake – firstname.lastname@example.org
Cakes: Decor & Delights – 0836338117
Furniture & Decor hire: UNIK Furniture – email@example.com
Furniture & Decor hire: Hired&Co firstname.lastname@example.org
For more info on other party suppliers I have used and trust see here
My top picks of restaurants:
– to be honest I am not a big fan of breakfast so I like anywhere that has good coffee and an option without egg 😉
Tashas Lifestyle Centre
Woolies Cafe Junction
Zaras Cafe Lifestyle
My absolute fav is 45 on Eat street – they are fabulous for special occasions, girls nights, and casual family dinners too. They offer sushi, burgers, pizza and more, and everything on their menu is incredible. They have child minders and although their food and service are unparalleled, their prices are pretty standard for Ballito restaurants as a whole.
Turn n Tender – the best steak and best service