It’s been a crazy year thus far, so it’s time to take a breath and unwind with the help of these local businesses!
Relax, Refresh and Recharge at Forever Nails Boutique
“I have always had a sincere passion for beauty and nail care. My career started at the young age of eighteen when I became a fully qualified nail technician. I learnt from an early age that success is no accident; it is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and a love for what you do!” says Forever Nails Boutique owner Nicolene Nair. Nicolene has worked for many leading salons and nail care brands where she strived for excellence and achieved several awards.
In 2017, Nicolene became the proud business owner of Forever Nails Boutique. “There is nothing quite like the feeling of opening your business doors for the first time. I continue to strive to create a welcoming environment for my clients. I want them to feel completely at home, take their shoes off, sit back and escape for some much-needed ‘me time’.”
Forever Nails Boutique offers a variety of nail and skincare services, including acrylic and gel nails, manicures, pedicures, waxing, threading, eyelash extensions and skincare. They only use exclusive brands in order to offer their clients the best quality service and results that last. What is next for this nail and beauty spot? “I am excited to launch our personalised nail care products, which include an exfoliator, cuticle oil and hand cream. This is only the beginning, and I am thankful for each and every person who has contributed to the success of my business.”
4 Village Way, Sunningdale Medical Centre, Umhlanga
071 893 4428
Have a Chilled Lunch at Little Havana
A lunch or dinner at Little Havana in Umhlanga Village is a real treat and an amazing spot for an unforgettable date night or meal with your family. This stylish steakhouse was voted as the Best Steakhouse in South Africa by Wolftrap in 2015, and it’s easy to see why! You can expect mouth-watering grills and seafood, paired perfectly with the best of South African wines, all beautifully mixed with flavours of Cuba and KZN.
Start your experience at Little Havana with a delish starter, such as prawns, steak tartare or broccoli fries. For mains, they have a large variety of beef, lamb, poultry, pork, fish and shell fish, salads and even vegetarian dishes, each spectacular in their own way – so there’s something for everyone! End off the meal with a hot chocolate fondant for those chocolate lovers, or choose their pina colada cheesecake or apple and pecan nut bread pudding for something different. What makes dining at Little Havana an amazing experience is that, before you order, they will personally show you the cuts to ensure you choose your favourite grill dish! Make sure you keep an eye on their Facebook page for some incredibly delicious specials.
031 561 7589
Granada Square, 16 Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga
Get Your Hair Done at Hair on Edge
Hair on Edge has been an established business for 18 years, co-owned by mother and son team Kirsten and Tyron Mason. They’ve always been proud to offer the very best quality products and a team of talented stylists who are passionate and excited to be present and involved in their work. “We are a team of five qualified stylists and five colour assistants who work together as a team to create and give clients the best hair experience possible. We like to be on trend and work at motivating and pushing our stylists to be the best that they can be in their field!”
They offer many services but they specialise in colour and hair extensions. For colour, they use up-to-date techniques such as Balayage, root smudging and frosting to create different looks for each individual client’s needs and wants. Hair on Edge uses only the best hair extensions in the industry, Easi Hair Pro Extensions, which allow their stylists to create long, luscious locks or just add some volume to create different styles.
Hair on Edge also offers the Brazilian and Micro Keratin smoothing treatments to treat your hair and leave it well-conditioned and fizz-free! “We are one big, happy family creating a warm, welcoming and exciting space for our clients to come and relax, spoil themselves and have a bit of ‘me time’!”
Shop 22, Flanders Boutique Mall, 14 Flanders Drive, Mount Edgecombe
031 502 1250/52