At Beauty Zone we bring you the latest technological advancements in anti-ageing, skin rejuvenation, non-surgical facelifts, plumping & skin peels. We specialise in body wraps for hydration, detoxification, relaxation, slimming & weight loss, as well as cellulite reduction, ladies massage & more..
If you need to lose a few cm's you will find a slimming treatment to suit your needs. Ultrasonic Cavitation, Laser Lipo, Fat Freezing, FIR Sauna Blanket, Ozone Steam Sauna can be used as part of a combined package or as a complete treatment on it's own.
Looking after your body, health & mind has many ladies realising the importance of the connection between these three factors.
Improving how we see ourselves has a profound effect on our mental health and wellbeing.
This has become one of Beauty Zone's fastest growing areas.
Beauty Zone is a professional Women's Weight Loss, Slimming & Wellness Home Studio situated in Monte Vista, Cape Town. My first therapy room was opened in Durbanville CBD in 2016, later moving to a wellness centre in Bellville, Tygervalley.
Due to high rental costs, wanting to offer extended hours & limited parking for clients, I relocated to Monte Vista to operate from my home.
I am now able to pass these cost savings onto my clients & offer lower prices than bigger salons that have overheads & staff costs.
There is safe street parking, back-up electricity in case of loadshedding, wheelchair accessibility to the room, wifi for clients who need to work, a secure environment, individualised attention, bathroom facilities, relaxation & rejuventation in a lovely garden setting.
ABOUT ME & MY CAREER:
The treatment room is managed by myself as the therapist and the owner and allows me to personally get to know my clients and give them the best treatment. I do all my own work.
My career consists of 26 years in corporate banking & 11 years as a bank manager, at FNB.
At the age of 45 I developed an invasive form of breast cancer and was treated with chemotherapy and radiation. At this point my interest in Health, Nutrition & Wellness started to grow.
At the age of 48 I completed a:
Bcom in Human Resource Management.
I am also a Certified Trainer & Assessor with the Services SETA.
I also have various Certificates in Marketing and Banking and a TEFL certificate.
After leaving banking in 2016, the opportunity arose to help people gain their self confidence and achieve their health & body goals through fat freezing. From there the business has expanded into other skin & body treatments.
Training in the Slimming & Beauty Industry:
I have completed training courses with
1. Gfrag Weight Loss & Wellness SA to offer injections, weight loss treatments & supplements.
2. I have also completed training Certificates on Pedicures, Manicures, Acrylic Dip and Gel Nail enhancements through BN Academy Bellville,
3. Lucious Lashes training on brow & lash tinting
4. Skin on Plein Facial Training Course,
5. Biominceur Slimming Wraps, Face Peels & 5D Facials
6. Lokkima Fat Freezing.
7. Saloncare Professional Face & Body products
8. Lipogon Lab Series mesotherapy injections & supplements
9. Lilian Terry International Oils and Body Wraps
10. Covid 19 and Bloodborne Pathogen Certification.
11. Capri Academy Waxing Training - Face & Body (not private waxing)
The Slimming Industry
There are lots of people starting slimming businesses but you need to do training.
You can't just buy a machine and not have an understanding of nutrition, how fat cells operate, skin, health, contra-indications/illnessess, wellness but also to understand how to use these machines to the best advantage of the person needing the treatment.
Also be aware that in the beauty and slimming industry many people will do anything to make money & they do this by appealling to people who are looking for quick fixes. There is no quick fix. Most celebrities/instagrammars who promote a product are already slim and promote a product in exchange for treatments.
My interests are aligned to alternative treatments that help the body to heal from within & prevent illness and disease. I also really love natural & organic products & incorporate them as much as possible in treatments. I love to help clients who are not looking for quick fixes but are prepared to work with their treatments to change the bodies.
So the products and oils I use are natural as well as the injections.
Problems that I have encountered over the last 4 years, since starting in the industry:
Number 1: If you have lots of questions or are unsure what treatment will help you, I need you to come see me. It's a FREE consultation. Your'e under no obligation to buy anything.
I don't offer long consultations over the phone or via whatsapp as I need to see you in person to give the correct advice. My website also has loads of information about every treatment but some clients do not want to do their own research but want the treatment explained over the phone, when I am busy with clients in my room. The client paying for a treatment with me, now has to wait while I have a long conversation with someone who doesn't want to research and read about a treatment and in the end doesn't want the treatment anyway or goes somewhere else. I also decided that I will not take calls when I am busy with clients as it is just bad manners and all over my website have indicated I only will answer sms or whatsapp in between clients or after work.
There is no salon or aesthetic clinic or spa where you can speak to a therapist for ages over the phone (verbally or in writing) and send them pictures of yourself, or to have debates with them whether the treatment will help you. You have to make appointments with them to show them what help you need. However, I still have people ignoring this and wanting long discussions over the phone.
Number 2: I also have ladies wanting to come "POP IN AND SEE MY ROOM". Firstly, there are pictures on this page of my room and with covid so rampant you can't pop in while I am busy with another client.
I work for myself so can only be with one client at a time. Secondly, do you go to other clinics or salons and pop in to look around their premises?
I work strictly with appointments, due to Covid19 and if I have no appointments I close up for the day. My closed days are for my FAMILY. So please, if you need to collect something make sure you do it when I am open. I have people asking to collect products on Sunday's when I am at church or Public Holidays when I am out with my family and my operating hours are all over my social media and website. Plus I post my hours regularly and I have longer opening hours, than most salons, to cater for collections.
Number 3: Another problem that arises quite a lot is new clients who decide to just not arrive for an appointment and don't have the courtesy of letting me know.
Please be aware that I mark your details on my booking system as a non-arrival and that you won't be allowed to book again. I want clients who have respect for others. So you don't pay a fine - but you can't come book another appointment. I work for myself so when you don't arrive, I don't earn income. They get a booking email from my system plus a reminder the day before so there is no excuse to just not arrive. These people like to give you a bad rating on google for their bad behaviour. All my "PACKAGED" treatments, where you buy 3 and get 1 free, have an EXPIRY DATE. I have people wanting to use treatments they bought a year ago and I don't even stock those products anymore. The special is valid for the time you buy it and my business could be closed a year later, so you can't keep treatments you don't use.
Number 4: This is a big problem since the end of 2020 where I found a marked increase in women booking FAKE appointments with me. I am sure you have noticed the huge increase in businesses starting up doing slimming, fat freezing, cavitation and injections but there are also existing salons looking for a way to make quick money but don't want to spend all the time and effort and training like I did, so they book a treatment with me but they don't actually want the treatment - they want to find out about my machines, how they work, where I bought them or they want me to teach them how to do injections on other people. So when they are busy with the treatment they admit they want training. Some are following my page and copying injections but don't know how to do it or importing products from China and using them on people or selling them online.
Now I have decided going forward, if this happens, I will personally remove you from my premises. Right of entry into my premises is reserved for genuine clients only. Every treatment I have done I had to pay for training, including injections. I paid R3000 to be trained how to offer injections. It also took me almost 4 years to get up and running in this industry, so this is not a money making business but one where you put people and their needs first. If I wanted to train people I would be a rep for a company but I am not. So if this is you, be warned.
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CONTACT ME: Gillian 0619985817 (whatsapp or sms) for appointments. or please use my online booking service which is quicker.
Award for the Top Salon 2018 in South Africa. GFRAG WEIGHT LOSS & WELLNESS SA
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