Beauty and the Bride

Howdy guys,

It’s not often I post a review on hair, makeup and beauty stuff, so enjoy it while it lasts. I simply had to make an exception as we have some amazing ladies in our area and I so much want to tell the world about how gifted and remarkable they are.

As I’ve mentioned (a few hundred times) before, my sister, Nadia got married last month and it was important to her to get the very best hair and makeup duo who could understand her needs, and the needs of her bridesmaids (me) and give us exactly what we had in mind.

When planning a wedding, one of the biggest things, besides the importance of the dress, is that the bride should look absolutely exquisite. A lot of thought and planning has gone into ensuring that Nadia looked perfect on the day, thanks to the amazing job done by Mariska Joubert from La Vie Hair Salon and Dawn Esterhuizen Britz from Beauty and Natural.

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Mariska concentrating very hard on the task at hand.

Now I’m not very blessed in the hair department (no need to keep up pretences), and so it was more an issue of life and death to me to find someone who can deal with these tangled wires on top of my head. Luckily for me, our family hairdresser, Mariska was up for the challenge.

But let me tell you about Mariska; I’ve been to many hairdressers, both here in the Langeberg area as well as in Cape Town and no one (and I mean, no one) can do my hair quite like Mariska can. Her hairdressing studio, La Vie has just moved to a new location (which, as illustrated, made for the prettiest pics) and it’s absolutely GORGE(ous)! Mariska truly has a rare talent and it’s so comforting to know that you can trust her with the best advise on your hair and the best products suited for your hair type.

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Like all woman, I am terrified when it comes to my hair. I need it cut and treated in a certain way and from the very first time I stepped foot into La Vie, Mariska knew exactly how to manage this crazy bunch of curls. She is someone you can trust with one of your most important assets, your hair. I have never walked out of her salon not being completely happy and satisfied.

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Nadia also pulled in another friend and expert, Dawn to help with making us look slightly presentable on her big day. Again, I’m not too gifted in the looks-department (just calling a spade, a spade) but even I was completely blown away by Dawn’s work. I met Dawn for the first time on that day and what a delight she was! She knew exactly what will work for my skin colour and skin type. She swung her magic wand and I turned into a princess. Well, at least that’s what I felt like. We were really so fortunate to have the help and assistance of these professionals.

Between me, my mom and my sisters, we really felt like fairy princesses on our way to the ball.

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Dawn is doing her magic on Nadia’s face.

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Nadia was completely overwhelmed with her make-up.

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Beauty and the Bride (me being ‘Beauty’, of course 🙂 )

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Even my mom felt (and looked!) like a celeb.

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Nadia and Dawn…

If you are ever in need of some pampering or are planning your big day, please give these ladies a shout, they are brilliant!

Mariska Joubert

  • La Vie Hair Salon – 023 626 6733

Dawn Esterhuizen Britz

  • Beauty and Natural – 072 379 5841

 Ps. And how about those pics? Didn’t I do just an awesome job? #lovemyjob

Till next time… xoxo