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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

My New Beginning

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My new adventure is around the corner and I am ecstatic to start.

I am very excited to be taking official ownership of emphasis on 1st March and will be at the salon as often as possible until then. Being a therapist is my passion and I take great pride in my work, always putting my heart and soul into all that I do. I am looking forward to meeting all of you very soon.

Thank You Julie
I would like to thank Julie for all her help and guidance so far. She has so generously shared all her knowledge and experience of what is required, the standards expected and how this very special and wonderful salon is operated. She has truly built up a super salon. I am grateful for this strong foundation and the opportunity to continue all her hard work and will do my very best to offer a service and experience of a high standard that everyone will enjoy. I have worked very hard toward making this happen and truly treasure the opportunity.

March Specials and New Treatments
We are excited to announce our March specials and some new treatments:

30 min Back Massage with free Back Exfoliation R200

All Massage prices will be reduced from 1st March

Nail Treatments now include gel, acrylic and tip overlays

Welcome to Melvinnè, Our New Nail Technician
Melvinnè will be our new nail technician as well as receptionist. She is from George where she studied and received all of her qualifications. She is very passionate about nails and can’t wait to get started on 1st March. Be sure to make your nail appointments with her.

Gatineau will continue to be our number 1 product in treatments and will be available as always to all clients. In addition, we will be introducing Justine retail products in March.

New Hours from 1 March 2016
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 08:00 – 17:00
Thursdays 09:00 – 19:00
Selected Saturdays (twice a month) 09:00 – 13:00
Christian Public holidays closed
Selected Public Holidays open half day

I would also like to thank my parents for all their help, support, guidance and inspiration. Without them this would not be possible. I was raised to know right from wrong and had the perfect example of hard working parents and how a business should be run successfully. Thank you for everything Mom and Dad!

I am very excited to start my new journey with each and every one of you and I cannot wait to get started on the first. I would like to thank all the clients that agreed to move over to me. I know that it was not easy to say goodbye to Julie, but I promise that I will give you a wonderful experience. I hope all of you will give me a chance and walk my new journey with me.

Join Us on 1st March!
We will have some eats and coffee on the opening day. Everyone is welcome to pop in and enjoy. I hope to see all of you at emphasis.

Best wishes to everyone. I hope and believe that we will have a lovely journey ahead.

Lindri van der Merwe
Owner, Director and Therapist at emphasis (effective from 1 March 2016)

Autumn Light

Jasper Conran - Autumn/Winter 2015-16

As summer light softens and goes golden, heaps of autumn leaves begin to gather beneath the trees and we start to feel a coolness in the breeze. It’s that time of year again – nature spreads a rich palette of colour, turning leaves to yellow, gold and red. Riots of colour all around whisper that one thing… when autumn is gone, winter will begin.

The season brings change to emphasis too as we wish Lehandra farewell. The lure of motherhood has brought about the end of her chapter here with us. Lehandra, as you move into your new venture, may love and success be with you always. I trust that you will embrace this season of life and hope that you will find the directions that lead you to your dreams.

For the autumn season, here at emphasis, we highly recommend our Radiance Revealing Vitamin Rich Cocktail Treatment. It works to reveal the natural glow of your skin in the cooler seasonal air. The warmth of the vitamin rich mask brings pleasant sensations to your skin as you relax with one of our luxurious hand massages.

To all of our clients, I look forward to welcoming each and every one of you to our salon this season.

Wishing you and your families love, warmth and joy!


Julie McKey
Owner, Director and Therapist at emphasis

Congratulations to Lehandra!

Lehandra Maternity

Congratulations to Lehandra on her wonderful news! We are pleased to announce another maternity at emphasis. We’ve watched Lehandra grow and she has certainly bloomed. She will soon welcome the pitter patter of tiny pink feet for the second time.

Lehandra will be taking her maternity leave effective 1 March 2015. She will rejoin the team 1 July 2015.

As I will be working alone from 1 March 2015 in Lehandra’s absence, I strongly suggest that you schedule treatments well in advance to avoid disappointment.

The appointment book is open till 23 December 2015.

We at emphasis wish Lehandra a healthy delivery and all the best with her newborn.

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.