(011) 234 1642/0712986799
1st Floor, Petervale Centre
28 Frans Hals Street
The centre is behind the Engen garage. Take the stairs next to Calice Restaurant to the first floor.
Its best to make an appointment and I was blessed enough to find an opening waiting for me as a walk in customer (tata ma-chance). I received a very warm greeting from Khanyi and Portia who were both to be my stylists for the session. (My big head of hair appreciated both sets of hands). The branding and space itself is very clean and uncluttered and only Hairtural products are used. I explained that I wanted a wash and something simple done and was assured I had come to the right place.
Second Thing - NO HEAT is used on your hair. The hair is lightly dried with a tshirt-feel-type of material (not towel), at first I thought it was like a terry cloth or microfibre cloth which is also ideal for the hair. The hair dries as it is styled and lightly spritzed if more moisture is needed. The initial style that I wanted was a little difficult as my hair did not want to behave in its damp state and so Khanyi put her great mind to work and decided on a flat twist with a literal twisting of the hair which came out rather great - I thought. There was no rushing with the style or my overall session and yes it took longer than expected but that was only because my hair did not want my initial style choice, the ladies did try to persuade it and then we found something it did like.
(those that know me have known me to speak a little on the whole concept of protective styling as low maintenance and no or low tension styling and NOT as anything that would put unnecessary tension on your hair/scalp/hairline - post on this to follow in due course). I will mention that the hair in the back might have been pulled slightly tight as tiny little bumbs formed in just one spot. (my own hair may have also impacted on this as it pulled upwards on its own whilst drying.) If you feel like a style is too tight for your hair/scalp then say so, you are the one who feels it and your stylist may not know, have a conversation and build a relationship with your stylist.
Fourth thing - there was no double booking and other client's hair being done by the same stylists at the same time as mine. YOU GET YOUR DESERVED ATTENTION,
I mentioned kids - yes - I think this salon is truly child friendly, your daughters (and sons) are sure to love it. Any preconditioned fears of a comb they may have are quickly dissolved as they take a seat in the stylists chair. The ladies are indeed gentle with the hair and scalp - me with a tender head can attest to that.
Will I go back to the Hairtural Studio - YES. I normally ask a million and one questions when I visit a salon and I look at everything being used and how and and and, but in this instance I was actually more at ease and relaxed right from the moment they said no combs will be used (okay, I was a little apprehensive as I like to detangle my own hair before arriving at a salon but when I saw them complete a section of finger detangling my hair without any pain or rough handling, I exhaled). The stylists are passionate about natural hair and work as a team. Hairtural does have a kids range of hair care which they also use in the salon.
If you do visit, let me know how it goes and better yet, let Hairtural know by posting feedback on their various social media pages:https://www.facebook.com/HairturalStudio/
You can buy Hairtural products online and in the Studio: http://hairtural.com/
As always, listen to your hair.