Beauty & Fashion

Beauty on the run

Beauty on the run

Need to look your best for the office party or are you just on a quest to get your body summer-ready? Hair removal treatments, spray tans and facials … here are a few great beauty treatments you can get done in your lunch break. You’re welcome!


The Laser Beautique is known for having the best laser treatments in town and you will definitely love their TLB Signature Royal Skin Treatments, especially the Cinderella Facial for her. The facial aims to instantly get your skin glowing, revitalised and refuelled. The treatment uses NIR which is near infrared, an effective technology used in a range of skin treatments including skin tightening, age reversal, improving skin quality and cellulite, and more. The NIR is used alongside active ingredients (RegimA or Nimue) – that will leave you feeling and looking fit for a ball … or year-end function.

Cost: R1 000

Time: 1 hour

What to expect: An uber-relaxing treatment with skin looking plumper, more youthful and radiant.

Details: to locate your nearest The Laser Beautique salon. PLUS! Show this article when booking your very first Cinderella Facial at favourite Pretoria Laser Beautique and get 50% OFF.


If the thought of a chemical peel causes you to break out in a sweat, we have some very good news. optiphi’s Lipohydroxy Acid (LHA) Peel Treatment is a low-sensation, highly effective superficial peel, and can be done in your lunch break. Unlike peels from yesteryear that left your face blotchy and red, you can even reapply your make-up straight after and go back to the office – no one will even know. The oil-based peel is highly lipophilic, which means it dissolves oils on the surface of the skin, thus allowing for an extended exfoliating action of up to four days. Yes, it works even after the treatment is over. It refines pores and targets fine lines and wrinkles, and also has skin-calming properties to help clear up spots. Ideal for an oily skin in need of a good deep cleanse.

Cost: Recommended retail price is R550 – R650

Time: 30 minutes

What to expect: A tingling, warming sensation on the skin as the peel works its magic.

Details: Visit to locate your nearest optiphi professional.


One of the most tedious yet crucial parts of grooming has to be hair removal. And we have tried it all! Razors leave our skin bumpy and waxing, although effective, can be really painful. Introducing Placecol’s AFT Hair Removal treatments. Now you can eliminate unwanted hair faster, more comfortably and with fewer visits than ever before. Placecol uses the patented IN-Motion technology of Pain Free, Hair Free, and even the most sensitive areas can now be treated without any discomfort. Legs, arms, underarms, chin, face – you name it and it can be lasered. Simply book a session, sit back and get those pesky unwanted hair removed in minutes. A minimum of six sessions are usually required to start seeing results.

Cost: Treatments range from R370 to R3 150.

Time: 15 minutes

What to expect: A warm sensation of the laser moving rapidly across your skin. You will also have to wear goggles to protect your eyes from the bright light.

Details: Visit to locate a Placecol salon near you.


Want sun-kissed skin so you can flaunt summer dresses and sandals? Sure you do. Getting the perfect glow is easier than ever thanks to the array of self-tan products available. And if you tried products before and ended up looking like an orange, we have some good news. Fake Bake is a self-tanning beauty product about which beauticians and celebrities alike cannot stop raving. The formulation is totally natural, allowing for instant sun-kissed colour that develops into a long-lasting sunless fake tan by combining naturally derived tanning agents DHA and Erythulose, guaranteeing longer lasting (up to 50% longer), more natural-looking results. And what is more, the products also offer benefits like anti-ageing, anti-cellulite and anti-oxidants. The products work with your own unique skin tone to produce a naturally based darker pigmentation on your skin’s surface. We suggest trusting the salon experts at Divine Skin and Beauty to apply your tan and ensure a streak-free look.

Cost: R450 for a single session or R400 for two monthly sessions.

Time: Between 20-30 minutes

What to expect: Gorgeous looking summer skin in a jiffy.

Details: Book a session at Divine Skin and Beauty at or visit to locate a distributing salon near you.


Brand new is this Clarins SOS Primer (R425). Specially formulated to warm all skin tones, it also has a blur effect which instantly illuminates and corrects the complexion and prolongs make-up hold (perfect for steamy summer days). Love it! Details:

Affordable, instant colour without the sun – try Caribbean Tan in a Can Instant R99.95.

We are massive fans of Vita Liberata Body Blur, which blurs out imperfections and leaves you with flawless skin. It also gives 72-hour skin hydration and a natural-looking tint that washes off. Love it! R1 130.

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