Beauty & Fashion

Hidden gem

Hidden gem

While her incredible nail art skills and attention to detail with gel polish are good enough reasons alone to visit Ballito nail technician Maruschka Botha, we found a number of other reasons to pop into her newly-opened salon, Dandelion Beauty Studio.

The North Coast has no shortage of beauty salons and nail bars and sometimes it’s hard knowing where to turn when you’re looking for something a little special.

But, when someone has been recommended to you by more than a couple of people, you should probably give them a try. And, in this case, I’m so glad I did. With our annual Caxton Awards ceremony just around the corner, some of our team members were looking for something a little different to suit the mysterious theme of, ‘Black and White with Shades of Grey and a Sliver of Silver’.

Having heard about her awesome nail art skills, we decided to pay Maruschka a visit. While it is very centrally located at Crowthorne Corner in Ballito, Dandelion Beauty Studio is still quiet and tranquil and perfectly tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the town. The tastefully decorated salon has two treatment rooms, catering for all the nail and beauty services they offer.

With her big, friendly smile and bubbly nature, it’s hard to believe Maruschka has only been in the nail industry for a short time. “My previous job was as an assistant in a dentist’s practice in Bloemfontein. But when I moved to Ballito I knew I wanted a change. I’ve always wanted to do something in the beauty industry but I never thought I would love doing nails as much as I do!”

Maruschka says she loves coming up with new and interesting designs with her clients and seeing them step out of their comfort zones. “Anything goes these days and we have loads of women wanting awesome designs!” From funky pictures of elephants and flamingos to elegant hints of glitter and modern splashes of colour, ladies are going bolder and more colourful with every visit.

Something else worth mentioning though, apart from Maruschka’ s nail art skills, is her attention to detail and the care with which she prepares the nails before applying the gel polish. This ensures the polish stays on for longer and keeps your nails in a better condition.

Dandelion Beauty Studio also offers a variety of other beauty treatments, all of which are done by expert beauty therapist, Nicole Hill. These include facials and waxing, spray tans, manicures and pedicures and massages. 

Maruschka’s top 3 nail-saving tips:
·     Cuticles! Keep them tidy and pushed back.
·     Gel polish – don’t pick at it! Soak it off!
·     Don’t use your nails as a tool to open things!

Get In Touch:
Dandelion Beauty Studio: 1 Brabham House, Crowthorne Corner, Garlicke Drive, Ballito / 079 129 6706 (Maruschka) / 081 828 7795 (bookings by appointment only).


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