Officially opened in October last year, Strawberry Beauty Salon offers a niche service to clients who are on the go and wish to treat themselves to a bit of me time without disrupting their busy schedules.
Located at Zambezi Towers in the Central Business District of Gaborone, owner of the Salon, Bongani Ncube is confident that they are offering a one of a kind solution without breaking the purse of their clients. Services that they provide include an array of beauty treatments, body massages, waxing, manicures and pedicures.
Bubbly and very open about the experience that they provide, he tells BG Style that the experience can only be found within their premises and nowhere else. Speaking during an interview, Ncube accompanied by Head Therapist/Manager Florence Togara explains the business was conceptualised when his family relocated to Botswana from South Africa.
His wife used to frequent a similar type of business in South Africa, and she saw a gap in the market for something similar. But initially, he did not see the potential for this business. And it took some convincing before he relented, and the rest is history.
Choosing the location was a walk in the park, they needed a place that was centrally located and which was easily reachable. “We realised that there was need for a niche offering in the market,” he says.
He points out that they are not a Spa, but a beauty salon offering various services to their business clients who in most cases are pressed for time. “Our clients are business people who might have an hour during lunch time for a treatment, and can go back to work afterwards,” says Ncube adding that the experience that they give their clients starts from the minute that one walks in through their doors.
Strawberry Beauty Salon also prides itself for offering privacy in an intimate and clean environment, and also uses quality products. According to Togara when it came to products that they use, they went for some of the best products in the market such as Bio Sculpture that can only be used by certified and trained personnel.
Other products that they pride themselves for using include Nimue for facials which are also used by a trained therapist. “It is a good product and cleans the skins from the inside out. Clients get better results,” she says. Prices range from P100 for filing and polishing, P200 for gel nails as well as between P200-P600 for a massage.
One of their popular product offering is a Four Hands massage, a treatment that she highly recommends to everyone who desperately wishes to get rid of stress. The massage sees two therapists working on a client at the same time, and she swears that one will leave their premises a changed person. “I promise you it is a must try, and you will not regret it,” she says.
All clients can also look forward to a non-alcoholic Strawberry shot on the house. Other small things that their clientele can look forward to include being able to conduct online bookings, as well as an electronic customer management system.