Written by Sam Foley
So when did you have your last manicure and pedicure? Don’t panic – say no more! I have just the place for you (you can thank me later). In case you didn’t know, SOHO nail and beauty salon in Sandton City is my new favourite hangout. The concept was taken straight out of New York City itself and it makes life so much easier as no bookings are needed! It’s a walk in, sit down kind of place where the angels, I mean beauty technicians, will escort you to your various stations once you’ve checked in.
You can also order any beverage or meal of your choice from the variety of restaurants or coffee shops in the mall (including champagne!) Who wouldn’t want to make this a date with their friend while getting beautified and pampered!?
Today, I was helped by Jane K and Precious S… I chose a mesmerizing shellac colour called Starry Sapphire. It was blue and full of glitter; let me tell you that it was out of this world. While Precious was busy working her magic, I relaxed in one of the reclining leather armchairs and listened to the jazzy instrumental background music. The store is vibrant and has the hustle and bustle of a Soho street bar but if you prefer a quieter, more relaxed time, they offer full body massages and waxes in their individual private rooms.
Manicures and pedicures are their specialty and there are loads of colours to choose from, including various brands such as Essie, Vinylux and O.P.I nail polish. I just love their shellac colors but if you are interested in sculpting, tips and acrylic they do those too! One of the technicians is also very good at nail art… The SOHO signature pedicure is a must have and you are in for a treat. It includes a foot scrub, foot filing as well as a signature enchanted crystal footbath where coloured crystals expand in water aiding in softening the skin and exfoliating. It’s really my favourite part of it all (except maybe for the foot massage – I’m a sucker for massages).
A separate station is available for ladies who want their eyebrows threaded too and you’ll be in excellent hands with either Sifiso or Prabhi. Both ladies know exactly how to get those brows on fleek and you’ll leave SOHO with nails fit to show off some bling and brows to die for!
SOHO beauty and nail salon is definitely worth a visit and a pamper session – perhaps even after a little bit of shopping in the mall? Enjoy yourself! Remember, YOLO!
Sandton City, 83 Rivonia Road, Sandhurst, Sandton, 2196