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3 top spas in the Western Cape
3 top spas in the Western Cape

Cash-strapped Capetonians who stayed home during December may fancy starting the new year with a pamper party...

By Shellee-Kim Gold 16 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Delaire Graff Spa introduces new spa menu and facilities
Delaire Graff Spa introduces new spa menu and facilities

I mean is there anything better than treating yo'self to a spa day, like a full-on one, including multiple treatments with ample time to indulge in saunas and steam rooms as well a sumptuous three-course lunch between pamperings...

By Ruth Cooper 28 Sep 2018

UNITED STATES

Boris Dzhingarov
Your business can't live without you: An entrepreneur's approach to body and mind fitness

You rely on your brain for making important business and creative decisions. Brain health is intimately connected to physical health, and exercising your body also feeds your mind...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 5 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#WomensMonth: Gather the girls
#WomensMonth: Gather the girls

Mlisska Hubert, life coach and founder of She Gathers is building a suspension bridge between women, hosting gatherings to hold communion about what it means to be a woman today...

By Mlisska Hubert 14 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

DR Shaheen Kader, owner of the Cape Town branch with CEO of Reviv South Africa and owner of the Joburg branch, Sayed Mia. © African Star Communications.
Drip bar Reviv restores, rejuvenates, and replenishes

Juanita Pienaar got to experience the effects of an IV therapy treatment first-hand and spoke to Reviv South Africa CEO Sayed Mia about how it works, why and how he brought the Reviv franchise to South Africa, and how its different from other IV bars that have also popped up in the country...

By Juanita Pienaar 29 Mar 2018

UNITED STATES

Boris Dzhingarov
Healthiest sleeping positions

While there is no single proper way to sleep, there are good and bad positions in which you can do so, and all of them have their pros and cons...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 20 Oct 2017

UNITED STATES

Boris Dzhingarov
The importance of being healthy inside and out

Being healthy is the key to a long and happy life. Achieving good health means more than going to the gym regularly and following a well-balanced diet (although those are certainly key factors as well)...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 12 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Boris Dzhingarov
A look at four health and fitness business trends that are thriving

The health and fitness industry is rife with fads. Today's hottest product could easily be obsolete by next week and nobody would be surprised. That's just the way things work in the business arena...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 18 Aug 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Seven simple ways to build a summer body in winter
Seven simple ways to build a summer body in winter

Rome wasn't built in a day and neither are summer bodies . As we move into the second half of the year, perhaps now is the time to revisit those New Year health-and-fitness resolutions we made at the beginning of the year.

By Janine Fourie 19 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Wearing the right socks for the job
Wearing the right socks for the job

If you suffer from sore, swollen, sweaty or smelly feet read on for how to address this issue to make your working day much more comfortable...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Get your glow on at Luxe Laser Studio
Get your glow on at Luxe Laser Studio

I recently spent a night at new Kloofnek gem, the uber-cool Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel and Spa, and was lucky enough to experience some of the signature treatments at the hotel's Luxe Laser Studio.

By Ruth Cooper 13 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Treat yo'self at new Lume salon
Treat yo'self at new Lume salon

Forget your usual quiet, white space with pan-pipe music and zen gardens, the new Lume Beauty Atelier in De Waterkant, Cape Town is pure glam bling. That's not to say it lacks the peaceful sanctuary vibe. It offers this, just in a highly polished, gold-glittering, glamorous way.

By Ruth Cooper 13 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Give skin some tough love with ZO Skin Health
Give skin some tough love with ZO Skin Health

I took some rare me-time out to treat myself to the media offer of a ZO Skin Brightening treatment at the Green Point branch of LegsEleven beauty and aesthetic specialists.

By Terry Levin 12 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Boris Dzhingarov
Keep your stress at bay the easy way

Do you work long hours at a computer desk with little to do in order to handle the stress of your job?...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 12 Apr 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Five ways to create exercise habits
Five ways to create exercise habits

With a challenging schedule and pressure on your time, how do you still fit in exercise?

By Adele du Rand 11 Apr 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Five fantastic gift ideas for newborns
Five fantastic gift ideas for newborns

When a new baby arrives, it's a special occasion for everyone involved. And to mark this special anniversary, you'll want to buy a gift that's memorable and will be treasured for many years to come...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 24 Feb 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Savas creates a blonde beauty
Savas creates a blonde beauty

As I walked into the Savas hair salon my nerves were in a rollercoaster of excitement as the realisation began to kick in that when I walked out I would no longer be a brunette, and this would be the last time I would look into the mirror and see those dark tresses.

By Kim Lawrence 27 Jan 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

The Gentle Approach
The Gentle Approach

Have you ever stopped to wonder just how much styling or product goes into your hair on an everyday basis? Most hair products contain synthetic substances and chemicals, all of which can be very damaging to the hair.

By Ruth Cooper 27 May 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Hair today, gone tomorrow
Hair today, gone tomorrow

What began as an attempt to shave extra seconds off a finish time for cyclists has morphed into a growing trend of men electing to defuzz for cosmetic and hygienic reasons.

By Brian Berkman 19 May 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Natural beauty at GojiSpa
Natural beauty at GojiSpa

It can be somewhat of a daunting experience getting your hair done at a new place from a new person who might not be attuned to your particular hair quirks.

By Ruth Cooper 10 Apr 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Stand your way to a healthy work life - The DeskStand method
Stand your way to a healthy work life - The DeskStand method

Have you recently heard the phrase 'standing is the new smoking'? Have your colleagues started to get up at random intervals of the day, propping up their keyboards and screens and then just stand there working?

By Cari Coetzee 25 Feb 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

'Sustainable self-expression' at Swordfern
'Sustainable self-expression' at Swordfern

Swordfern, a quirky little beauty salon run by quirky beauties, situated on the infamous Harrington Street, is already, at only a little over a year old, making a name for itself as a one-stop shop for hair and beauty treatments for those a little more alternative.

By Ruth Cooper 29 Jan 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Sanctuary for your soul
Sanctuary for your soul

Pre- and post-massage selfies are good indicators of how good a treatment may be. Sans the crazy hair, my selfie post enjoying the Queen Victoria Hotel's newly opened Sanctuary Signature Spa's Mama Africa treatment did well to show the relaxing benefits that this caring treatment offers.

By Ruth Cooper 4 Nov 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Nail treatments on the go
Nail treatments on the go

While the concept of a mobile nail technician is nothing new, a business that manages a 'skulk' of them is. Tové de Chazal and Emma Gallo have hit the nail on the head with the launch of FoxBox - a mobile nail service offering treatments in the corporate space and more recently, your home.

By Jessica Tennant 20 Aug 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Turn back time with Endermolift
Turn back time with Endermolift

Knock a couple of years off your life with no chemicals, scalpels or time travel needed. It sounds too good to be true, right? Green Point beauty salon Legs Eleven is promising that and more.

By Ruth Cooper 7 Aug 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

The 'c' word: a skinny girl's confession
The 'c' word: a skinny girl's confession

If you knew me, you'd laugh if I told you I went for a Lipomassage. But the truth is, even skinny girls get cellulite.

By Jessica Tennant 6 Aug 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

'Banting' is the new balanced diet
'Banting' is the new balanced diet

Something you should know about me is that I don't diet, ever. When I think 'diet', I think 'be sad and eat your lettuce'. So I like to refer to my eating plan as a balanced diet that includes everything, in moderation.

By Jessica Tennant 23 Jun 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Glow well with WellSkin
Glow well with WellSkin

If you're like me you might have thought that the Wellness Warehouse stores only housed wasabi flavoured peanuts, organic face washes and super-healthy meals for the hippies and hipsters, but no, they also run a well-equipped beauty salon, WellSkin, which offers massages, facials, waxes and mani/pedis.

By Ruth Cooper 24 Apr 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Luxurious Langaro
Luxurious Langaro

It's a picture perfect Sunday morning in Camps Bay and I'm lying down on a concrete slab in approximately 4% of clothing, being hosed and scrubbed down by a wetsuit-wearing hands-of-steel warrior.

By Ruth Cooper 15 Apr 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

The adventures of ABC
The adventures of ABC

It's one thing signing up at your local gym and actually going regularly. I had every good intention when I registered for Adventure Boot Camp, but oh, that dreaded click of the mouse.

By Jessica Tennant 29 Oct 2013

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