Breaking news – Government to confirm salon protocols

The Spa & Wellness Association of Africa (SWAA) has opened a Chapter in South Africa

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Breaking news – Government to confirm salon protocols

Nail salons have reopened in Holland on condition they adhere to a protocol drawn up by an industry collective

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Advocate Carlo Viljoen is seeking an urgent interdict with the Cape High Court to allow hair salons to trade again.

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Business Insider SA reports that some hairdressers and barbers have been covertly performing haircuts during lockdown.

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Don’t forget, we are in this together

Many salon owners are frustrated, worried and confused by mixed messages regarding lockdown.

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Overseas stylists share secrets for coping during lockdown

Overseas stylists share secrets for coping during lockdown


EOHCB engages with government

The EOHCB is hard at work, engaging in top-level negotiations with the government to fight for the earlier reopening of salons 

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Beauty, nail and hair salons are now allowed to retail  products, but no treatments may be performed.

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The impact of COVID-19 on salons and spas may last between 12 to 18 months

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What is the industry’s state of operational readiness post COVID-19 lockdown?

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If you carry out a treatment now, you are breaking the law!

As salon and spa owners will know, President Cyril Rhamaposahas announced an easing of the COVID-19 national lockdown from the end of April.


Professional Beauty Virtual Seminars

Following on from the success of the webinars comprising Professional Beauty’s Virtual Seminar Programme of two weeks ago, more live webinars will be available to industry professionals on 29 and 30 April.


New Hygiene Protocol Video for salons

In a move to make consumers know that they will be safe once they visit salons post lockdown, Looking Good LCN founder, Lea Castro, has created a video to demonstrate a strict new hygiene protocol.

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A therapist, who wishes to remain anonymous, reached out to Professional Beauty to share her story of how the COVID-19 lockdown has affected her. 

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Evaluating cash flow in troubled times

With all South African salons and spas closed for the duration of the COVID-19 lockdown, three overseas experts provide some much needed financial advice. 

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Dermalogica launches initiative for skin centres

Dermalogica South Africa has rolled out an affiliate programme which allows skin centres to earn commission on sales during lockdown.

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In terms of caring for your staff members during this time, Maggy Dunphy, director of Spa & Wellness Operations Americas Hyatt (USA)

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In these times of radical uncertainty, it’s essential that spa and salon owners / managers try and develop a proactive mindset.

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As South Africa remains in COVID-19 lockdown for several weeks, now is the time to develop strategies to prepare for your re-opening.

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Beauty co gives back during lockdown

Blue Sky conceived #projectbigtable to donate food to Orange Farm.


A digital gathering for your community

Professional Beauty Virtual Video Expo & Virtual Seminar Program.

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Sorbet responds to lockdown crisis

The Sorbet Group is guiding and advising franchisees.

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In this unprecedented time where beauty salons, spas and aesthetic clinics in South Africa have been forced to close their doors for at least three weeks as per the COVID-19

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Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on Sunday announced exceptional tax measures to counter the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


Peebee App developers broadcast free live workouts.

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SA participates in COVID-19 clinical trial reports that South Africa will participate in the Public Health Emergency Solidarity Trial, which has been initiated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to conduct a clinical trial to find an effective COVID-19 treatment.


Employment rights in coronavirus era

The EOHCB (Employers Organisation for Hairdressing Cosmetology and Beauty) has released information detailing employment rights as they pertain to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


CIDESCO Guidelines for hygienic working environment

The World Standard for Beauty & Spa Therapy, CIDESCO has released the following guidelines on cleanliness, hygiene and health for staff in the working environment.


Dermalogica invites you, the Professional Therapist, to the Dermalogica USA live online broadcast starting at 5pm South African time today (Wednesday 18/3).


With South Africa in a state of partial lock-down as a means of trying to contain the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize, announced on 18 March that the number of confirmed cases has reached 116.

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SA’s business community has mobilisedto limit the economic, social and health impact of COVID-19.