YouBar is definitely the place to try out if you looking a luxurious pampering pedi. Like many other places I have made a mental note of to visit, YouBar ranked quite high as one of them. So when I had to decide on how to spoil my mum for her birthday, YouBar made the cut. I made a booking for the Africology type pedicure.
Situated along bustling Corlett Drive in Illovo, we were warmly greeted at the gate of YouBar, by the security guard. YouBar has parking around the back of the salon for their customers. Just hoot and the guard takes care of the rest.
We were greeted with smiles and immediately taken to the salon area to choose our nail varnish colors. There are Gelish and Shellac products available (we all have our preferences). We were then seated in wing backed armchairs and provided with the tea tasting menu’s. While you getting comfortable, a therapist helps you relax and calm down to blend in to the zen vibe of the salon by asking you to inhale some eucalyptus and lavender essential oil. That is the take off into the relaxing zone. Your feet are then soaked in a copper bowl of warm water. Copper draws out positive ions and leaves the body balanced. In the meantime, the tea arrived in the prettiest of crockery, and that too was served with a smile.
The pedicure then continues as you get your heels pumiced and rinsed. It is followed by an African potato mask that is massaged into your feet and lower leg and wrapped for approximately ten minutes. While you wait, you are pampered even further to a neck and shoulder massage. Oh My Word – that left me on cloud nine!
Your feet are then wiped down with hot towels and your nails painted pretty! Your feet are massaged with an Africology cream and just when you think your time in heaven has come to an end, you are treated to warm copper plates that are massaged on your feet! An hour and fifteen minutes later, beautiful nails and super relaxed!
This has been my first experience with YouBar and Africology products and I will certainly be back. Now if this review doesn’t convince you to try out the YouBar experience, I am not sure what would!
YouBar – Shop 1, 1 Corlett Drive, Ground Floor, Illovo Junction
Tel: 011 880 3056