The Beauty of Motherhood

On Friday 4 April 2014, my husband Douglas and I welcomed our little blessing Lisa Marie into the world. We think that Lisa is adorable and I’m pleased that I had the opportunity to spend the last three months at home with her.

Being a mother taught me a few strengths that I didn’t know I had, a few fears I never knew existed and that being paid in smiles and pure love is so rewarding. The past three months have gone by fast and I have fallen in love with a new little soul. I know that for some of you it feels like three years though.

I’m returning to work on 1 July 2014. I look forward to seeing you all and I will try my best to keep you entertained with conversations pertaining to topics other than breast milk, diapers and how adorable my daughter is.

Lehandra and Nadia did an excellent job of keeping things organized in my absence, thank you ladies. The full emphasis team look forward to your next visit to our salon.

As always, advance bookings are essential to avoid disappointment.

Julie McKey
Owner, Director and Therapist at emphasis

Flash Radiance Facial at emphasis

Unbelievable Radiance for your Skin this Winter!

Revitalise yourself with a flash of radiance. Experience an  intensive 45 minute facial which includes a specialised mask that will:

  1. Rejuvenate the skin
  2. Improve skin texture and colour 
  3. Boost vitamins in the skin to give the skin an unbelievable radiance

Those new to Gatineau and existing fans are welcome.

The Value
The treatment is valued at R350.00. For the exclusive promotion day only, clients will pay R150.00 and, if you purchase two or more products on the day, the R150.00 is redeemable on your purchase.

Presenter
The promotion will be presented by Gatineau Area Manager Helena Bezuidenhout. Helena has extensive experience in the beauty industry. She worked on a cruise line as well as in a number of Spa’s and has also managed a beauty salon. Helena lectured for seven years at a private beauty college, where she was the head of the skincare department. Helena is constantly impressed with the dynamic brand Gatineau. She has been with them for 2 years and is absolutely loving it!

Date
The facial promotion will be held on the 29th May at emphasis

We look forward to welcoming you to this fun and informative experience! Places are limited to 10 and advance booking is essential. Contact us to secure your booking.

Beauty Workshop Feedback

Our recent Gatineau Beauty workshop at emphasis was a great success and we are proud to share some of the wonderful feedback that we received…

“It was a lovely morning and very informative, thank you.”
(translated from Afrikaans)
“Dit was ‘n heerlike oggend en baie leersaam, baie dankie.”
- Riana Chapman

“Thank you for inviting me to the workshop on Tuesday. I really enjoyed it so much and found that I felt very inspired to continue to take care of my skin.”
- Pamela Buckham

Thank you to Riana, Pamela and everyone who attended!

RENEW 7™ by Gatineau at emphasis

Gatineau RENEW 7 Detox at emphasis

Intense action on your skin for visible results in just 7 days!

Containing high concentrations of latest-generation active ingredients, these 2 products offer a simple, quick and convenient skincare booster.

For men and women who prefer “non-invasive”, effective methods offering visible results from the first application. Used as intensive treatments 3 or 4 times a year to “wipe the slate clean” and create optimal conditions that make the skin more receptive to its daily skincare products.

RENEW 7 DETOX™ – Purifying serum
WHO IS IT FOR?
Men and Women aged 25 years and older with dull and devitalized skin, showing signs of fatigue due to change of season, stress, lack of sleep or illness

RESULTS
After just 7 days, the skin is fresh, aerated and detoxified

  • Complexion is more radiant
  • Skin is softer
  • Skin tone is more evened out

TEXTURE
A lightly fragranced, non-greasy emulsion

RENEW 7 LASER™ – Resurfacing serum
WHO IS IT FOR?
Men and Women aged 35 years and older with emerging or established fine lines and wrinkles

RESULTS
After just 7 days, it offers an intense smoothing effect

  • Smoother skin
  • Firmer skin
  • Skin is more supple

TEXTURE
A lightly fragranced, non-greasy serum

APPLICATION
Morning and Evening under your daily skin-care cream, instead of you usual serum

Gatineau RENEW 7 Detox and Laser

RENEW 7 DETOX™ and RENEW 7 LASER™ – Available at emphasis now!

Gatineau Beauty Workshop at emphasis

We are excited to announce a fun and inspiring beauty workshop at emphasis!

At the workshop you will have a first hand Gatineau experience: using, touching, feeling the product by doing a mini facial on yourself without the expense of a professional facial.  This is a group experience where we remove our make-up before  performing a mini facial on ourselves. It’s a fun, unique and exciting experience to share with friends. Those new to Gatineau and existing fans are welcome.

Scientific Skin Analysis Machine
This machine is discrete and non invasive. It simply magnifies a small portion of skin 50 times in order to analyse it. This enables us to determine the best way to uniquely treat each individual’s skin to maximise beauty and feeling good.
Presenter
The workshop will be presented by Gatineau Area Manager Helena Bezuidenhout. Helena has extensive experience in the beauty industry. She worked on a cruise line as well as in a number of Spa’s and has also managed a beauty salon. Helena lectured for seven years at a private beauty college, where she was the head of the skincare department. Helena is constantly impressed with the dynamic brand Gatineau. She has been with them for a year and is absolutely loving it!

Times
Three workshops will be held on the 28th May at emphasis. Each workshop costs R100 and runs for 3 hours. The times are as follows:

08:00 – 11:00
11:30 – 14:30
15:00 – 18:00

We look forward to welcoming you to this fun and informative experience! Places are limited and advance booking is essential. Contact us to secure your booking.

Welcome to 2013!

At the beginning of each year we often look back with nostalgia, however we look forward to the year ahead.  Set some time aside this year to sit back and relax, you need to create a space for yourself where you can spend time indulging in the moment, reconnecting with yourself instead of trying to squeeze as much as possible into one day.
Invest in great underwear which will best compliment your assets, splash out of glamorous jewellery, spoil yourself with a manicure, pedicure or unwind on a glorious day with a pamper package.
Happy New Year from all of us at emphasis and may the year ahead be filled with great success and happiness!

Summer Beauty Tips

5 essentials to pack in your beach bag before you head out this Summer!

A Wide Brimmed Hat
This ensures that you carry a small portion of shade with you throughout the day, which will help protect your face from the sun and cover your hairline and ears, areas  often overlooked during sunscreen application that end up getting sunburned easily.

Sunglasses
The bigger the better! Sunglasses are the first line of defence against ageing around the eye area. They protect the eyes against the glare of harsh sunlight conditions, which helps prevent squinting (one of the big culprits in line formation around the eye area) and also helps to protect the skin against harmful UV rays that leave their mark in the form of pigmentation around the eye area.

A Bottle of Still Water
It is important to stay hydrated during summer to maintain good health and keep up energy levels. Time spent in the sun leeds to dehydration taking place faster than under normal conditions. Fizzy drinks and alcohol further increase  risks of dehydration and should to be balanced out with frequent drinks of water. Remember to replace your bottled water every day and never leave the bottle lying in the sun or in a hot car.

Comfy Flip Flops
Make sure your choice of sandals this summer is based on comfort: beach days often involve quite a lot of walking to-and-from the parking area and the last thing you want is a shoe that starts chafing after the first few steps. Hot midday beach sand will also do the soles of your newly pedicured feet no favours. Remember to put your sandals back on before taking the short walk down the beach for a lunch-time ice-cream.

An Extra Large Beach Towel
The lighter the colour, the better it reflects the sun. Dark colours absorbs heat. Invest in a white or pastel towel to keep your beach seat as cool as possible.

Have a wonderful December! We look forward to pampering you in 2013!

Farewell Rhonwynn & Welcome Lehandra

The end of the year brings a sad farewell to Rhonwynn. She will be leaving to study Radiography in Cape Town. We wish her all the best for the road ahead and thank her for all her hard work.

We would like to welcome Lehandra Marais to our Beauty Therapy Team!

Lehandra Marais - Therapist at emphasis

Lehandra is a fully qualified beauty therapist. She studied in Cape Town at the International Academy of Health and Skincare and received 3 International Diplomas. She worked at Fancourt Spa for 2 years and Freesia Spa, Oubaai for 1 year where she gained a lot of experience. Her favourite treatments are manicures and pedicures, especially French paint. Lehandra is a friendly, warm hearted person and a perfectionist. Her goal is make every client feel special and pampered.

Lehandra will start in January 2013 and we would like to welcome her as a member of our team.

 

Happy Birthday emphasis!

Happy Birthday emphasis!

Today we are celebrating our first Birthday at emphasis!

We would like to thank  all of our clients for their loyal support. Sharing the past year with you has been amazing and you have assisted in making our dream of a successful beauty salon come true!

Julie McKey
Owner, Director and Therapist at emphasis

Smooth, Reduce, Brighten

3 Zones Anti-Wrinkle Treatment

The personalised youth-boosting treatment with 5 major advantages in just 1 hour.

1. Personalised Anti-Aging Treatment for 3 Face Zones

  • For the face contour, neck and décolleté: firming and toning treatment
  • For the eye contour: decongesting treatment
  • For the forehead: smoothing and dermo-relaxing treatment

2. Targeted Wrinkle Treatment with the Wrinkle Corrector

  • Created specially for GATINEAU, the Wrinkle Corrector, enables the therapist to work specifically and locally on the wrinkle with the Brush Tip to stimulate cell renewal and activate microcirculation and the Ball Tip to relax the wrinkle and stimulate cellular exchanges

3. A combination of Active and Relaxing Techniques

  • to bring well-being and relaxation
  • more effectiveness
  • immediate results

4. Concentrated Formulae Rich in FUTUR PLUS Active Ingredients

5. Spectacular Results that are Visible from the Very First Treatment

  • Wrinkles and fine lines are smoothed away
  • The skin is more radiant and fuller-looking, as if “re-plumped” from within
  • The face looks visibly younger
At emphasis, we are always focused on your skin and beauty.

Treat yourself this August to a

3 Zones Anti-Wrinkle Treatment

and receive a 10% discount.

Do this because you’re a women.

Your beauty demands results!

Contact us to Book your Treatment.