Wame Nunu Matlhare has a different definition of beauty, and it is that of both feeling good inside and outside. The wife and mother of two runs a very small but cosy private salon offering professional beauty services. Talking about why she chose to operate at her luxurious house in the quiet neighbourhood of Broadhurst, Matlhare says that she wanted to avoid the busy environment of the malls.
“I want to concentrate on offering a tranquil experience with personal touch,” she says with a smile. The beauty spa offers ‘peal and heal’ treatments, facials, hand and foot care, body relief treatments which involve distress massage, full body, aromatherapy, hot stone, Indian head and foot massages.
They also do waxing and tinting, ranging from eyebrow, lip, underarm, bikini, head and full arm and back waxing. Matlhare, who works with two other beauticians, graduated from South Africa and worked for Tranquil Wellness for five years. She left in 2007 and went on her own. “I grew up liking beauty and making people look beautiful,” she says.
Wame’s offers RegimeA skin treatments-a unique skin rejuvenation and treatment range manufactured for the use of doctors and skin professionals. She is proud of her work, as a certified RegimeA therapist. “I always attend their annual training events to get the latest knowledge of the products and their use. I use them in the treatments and sell the retail line,” she says, of the finest potent natural ingredients from Europe, South Africa and other tropical regions.
She is also into Bio Sculpture and uses their gel - the leading colour gel in the market and an exceptionally durable gel treatment that nurtures the nail bed allowing it to look immaculate. “It is a healthy nail system that will not chip or damage your nails, protecting and strengthening the natural nail in the process,” she says.
What also sets Wame’s apart is that while she serves groups and individuals, she also spoils them with a meal or a banana loaf cake and juice after offering them a warm bath. It has become a norm for corporates and groups of friends to visit her spa for therapy. “My job is to make you comfortable and relax.
Therapy alone soothes,” she says. Her plan is to take her spa to her farm in the vicinity of Gaborone, and turn it into a health centre.