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Introducing TheraVine Glycolic Acid Peels!

We are delighted to announce the introduction of TheraVine Glycolic Acid Peels at emphasis!

A professional skincare treatment containing a 70% glycolic acid. This peeling consists of a natural fruit acid of deeper concentration than enzyme peelings.

Highly recommended for:

  • Mature Skin
  • Sun Damaged Skin
  • Wrinkled Skin
  • Deep Acne Scarring

A course of 6 treatments over a period of 8 weeks is recommended.

TheraVine Glycolic Acid Peels (60 min)  R300
Buy 5 Peels, Receive 1 free
Buy 10 Peels, Receive 2 free

Special price and offers are available until 1 August 2018.

Contact us to book your treatment!

Celebrating Mothers Month in May!

Mother's Day at emphasis

We believe that mothers do so much for us and we sometimes take this for granted.

Mothers Day 2016 will be on Sunday 8th May.

We would like to offer more opportunities to celebrate and appreciate our wonderful mothers.

So, we’re extending Mother’s Day here at emphasis Beauty!

Our specials will be running for the entire month of May :)

  1. Manicure and Gel Pedicure                     R400
  2. Mom and Daughter Pedicure                  R400 for both
  3. Gel overlay with free toenail paint         R120

Treatments include complimentary coffee/tea and healthy juice.


  1. Justine
    10% off all Justine products and lovely gifts with selected purchases
    Buy any 2 Justine products over R150 and receive a free toiletry bag
  2. LUXE
    Buy any 2 LUXE make up products and receive a free make up bag

We look forward to welcoming you to our salon soon.

Best Wishes to everyone!

Lindri van der Merwe
Owner, Director and Therapist at emphasis

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.

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!

VITAL FEELING at emphasis

Vital Feeling Exfoliating Body Gel will refine the texture of the skin with the help of exfoliating particles of plant origin, namely Bamboo Powder which will eliminate dead skin cells and Jojoba Pearls which gently exfoliate while releasing a softening wax. The skin texture is refined and the skin is smoothed, perfectly soft and revitalized. Apply Vital Feeling Exfoliating Body Gel 2 or 3 times a week on a damp skin, working in light, circular smoothing motions and pay special attention to rough areas. Rinse thoroughly and follow with one of Gatineau’s delightful Body Lotions or Vital Sculpt Cryo-Contouring Serum which will have a smoothing effect on cellulite.

Receive a complimentary back exfoliation with any massage at emphasis for the month of July. Terms and Conditions Apply.

Give your Hands a Hand!

Don’t forget about your hands this winter.  Did you know that the skin on your hands has fewer oil glands and is thinner than on most other parts of the body?

This makes it hard to keep your hands moisturised.

Use Gatineau’s VITAMINA Hand Cream to keep your hands in tip top condition. It contains active ingredients like Collagen which moisturises and softens the skin and an A.H.A. (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) derivative which smoothes the skin with a micro-peeling action.

Remember your Sun Block

Many people assume that no sun care is necessary during the Winter months. However, Winter sun can still damage your skin.  It is advisable to apply sun block to your hands and face as well as any other exposed areas at least 30 minutes before going outside.

Winter Skin Care Tips

For many people the cold winter days bring more than just a rosy glow to the cheeks. They can also bring an uncomfortable dryness to the face, hands and feet. Often this can lead to a tight, dry feeling and actually result in cracking and flaking of the skin.
Gatineau’s SERENITE products are an ideal alternative for clients who suffer with the above mentioned reactions to the colder weather.  There are two creams available in the range that will soothe and protect the skin while neutralizing redness and evening out the complexion. It also contains a serum that will calm the irritation and rebuild the skin’s protective shield.  SERENITE is available at emphasis. Contact us to schedule a complimentary skin analysis for the best skin care advice from one of our trained therapists.