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Your Skin – How to Prevent Sun Damage

How to prevent sun damage for your skin The sun, which we cannot do without, is a source of light and necessary for life on our planet. Over the years there has been an ever-increasing awareness of how the sun can affect our health. There are a number of benefits, but there is also a

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Why vitamin C is important for your skin – And how to add it to your beauty regime

There are many things that are important for your body and your skin, but we are only going to look at one of them, Vitamin C. There are various ways you can add vitamin C to your daily routine, from taking a supplement to applying it directly to your skin. First, let’s have a look

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How to make your colour last longer

Everyone loves how their hair looks after a colour treatment. But a month or so later, the colour seems to fade and look dull. Good news! There is a way to make your colour last longer,  and you should definitely give it a try. “ Everything looks better in colour” What could cause your hair

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Hello Bold, Beautiful Spring Make Up Trends!

If you’ve never really considered yellow eye shadow before then now is the perfect time to test it out. This spring’s catwalk look is all about being bold and bright. For now you can put aside those nude and natural eye palettes and splash out on some bright yellows, greens, pinks and blues for the

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Hairstyles that will make your hair look thicker

Due to many factors, many people suffer from thinning hair and are always looking for ways to make their hair look thicker, while you also have those with naturally thin hair. In either case, most are looking for a bit of volume and thickness. There are shampoos and other products out there that say they

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Korean Women’s Beauty Secrets – trust me, you want to read this

You may have noticed how blemish free, silky smooth and radiant Asian women’s skin look, but especially Korean women. Ever wondered what they do differently? Did you know that the Korean woman’s beauty routine is vastly differently to ours? Here are 8 of the Korean Women’s Beauty Habits that gives them a gorgeous glow and

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Why more women under 40 choose to go grey

Looking in the mirror to find your first grey hair usually is a bit of a shock. The first signs of grey hair are the first signs of getting older. Many would make an appointment with their hairdresser to cover up the grey. Many women start to go grey in their 30’s and some even

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7 ways you can update your look

  Have you ever felt like trying out something new, a new haircut or look, but just don’t know what to do? Many times we land up doing the same thing, because it’s familiar and safe. Making a big change like colouring your hair a striking colour or cutting your long tresses you’ve had for

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Which facial should I go for?

Millions of rands are spent on beauty services every year and quite a large portion of that comes from offering different facial treatments. This is because these facials are marketed to us promising the removal of blemishes, wrinkles and to help moisturise and rejuvenate the skin. But do these treatments actually work and which facial

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What is a Brazilian Blowout?

To understand what a Brazilian Blowout is, let’s have a look at the process involved. First of all your hair will be washed a number of times, so as to remove any other hair products. Then the stylist will work slowly on portions of your hair and will add the blowout formula. This formula is

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Don’t Miss Out on Our Winter 2018 Special!

That’s right, you can get 50% off your Brazilian Blow Out this winter!! You can’t afford to miss this! View our Hair Design Menu Here.

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How To Treat Lice In Children

The thing that many mothers dread when their kids go to school is the illnesses they can pick up, and the day your child comes home with lice. Now, that doesn’t mean your child has dirty hair, in fact lice enjoy well groomed and clean hair or scalps rather. Unfortunately they are very hard to

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Ready, Steady – Winter Skin Here We Come!

How to get your skin ready for winter Winter is here again, no more summer days at the beach, at least for a while.  The cold weather and change in season can be harsh on the skin. Because we tend to stay more indoors with heaters on, it tends to dry the skin out. Not

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Liza Schoeman opens Minnelli Beauty at Rock Paper Scissors

Our Durbanville hair salon’s beauty section has been taken over by Liza Schoeman with her new venture Minnelli. All your beauty and pampering expectations will be exceeded. Come and enjoy massages, facials, mani’s and pedi’s and much, much more!! More about Liza Liza Schoeman received her Masters Diploma, SAAHSP and Cidesco qualification from Isa Carstens

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Hair Apps you simply must have

I’m sure at one point in your life; you have gone to the hairdresser and told them to style your hair just like it is in the picture you show them. You then, for the next few weeks, have to come up with creative ideas and hats to cover up your hair catastrophe. Although you

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Why is my hair falling out?!

Don’t panic! If you are combing your hair and you find a few strands in your comb or if you have to vacuum your bathroom carpet every other day. Losing a bit of hair is not a problem; it is completely normal to lose on average about 80 to 100 strands every day. The problem

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Dry Shampoos-Everything you need to know

Dry shampoos are a great idea if you want to extend your time between proper washes. Some of the reasons to use dry shampoo include: If you would like to keep your blow dry and style for longer Woke up too late in the morning? Didn’t have time to shower, then dry shampoo can help

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Here’s why you should NOT wash your hair everyday

  Is there actually a reason why you should not wash your hair every day? Some people say they have to wash every day or their hair will look terrible and others can go days without washing. Ultimately the decision is a personal one, it all depends on the individuals hair type, scalp and how

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7 Hair Trends to Look Out for in 2018

It feels like it’s going to be a weird year for hair, with a lot of 80’s vibes coming back into fashion. From our research the following trends will be hitting the hair scene this year. 1. The bob is back, but with a fringe.     2. Scrunchies, head scarves, and headbands are must

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The kindness cut: how you can donate your locks to CANSA

The kindness cut: how you can donate your locks to CANSA With October being Women’s Health Awareness month, we are seeing pink ribbons for breast cancer awareness everywhere. The C – word is not something we wish upon any other person, and yet many of us have lost friends and family to this dreaded disease.

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Essential Bridal Grooming Tips

Hello, October! Let the wedding season begin! Imagine a bride walking down the aisle, wearing an elegant flowing dress. Hair done perfectly, her skin looking radiant with long beautiful nails. Getting to this point does not happen overnight, there is a lot of preparation that goes into making a bride, look stunning on her wedding

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Nail care 101: The Value of a Professional Manicure

Your hands and nails are exposed to a lot during the day, more so than many other parts of the body. This can create broken, damaged nails and torn cuticles. Caring for your hands and nails is part of a good daily habit that everybody should try and do.Having nice manicured nails is also a

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Haircare 101-Basics on having great hair

Having a great hair day relies on you to do the right thing when it comes to a hair care routine. The routine should include everything from eating correctly to using the best products for your hair. There are many issues that people have from brittle and damaged hair to hair loss, so here are

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Be On Trend: Matric Farewell Hairstyles 2017

This year it does not matter if your hair is short or long, it’s all about the braids. Fish plaits and messy buns come together to create an elegant style that looks almost effortless. Bling and flowers completes the look – and don’t forget the hairspray and bobby pins, you’ll be needing loads of those!

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Straight up: The best hair deal this winter! 50% off Brazilian Blow Dries!

    Our Brazilians are now HALF PRICED! Short – R578 (was R1155) Medium – R798 (was R1595) Long – R940 (was R1880) *only while stock last / ends 31 July 2017 CALL 021 9794292 TODAY to make your appointment! About our product: Brasil Cacau Brasil Cacau is a product that was formulated to straighten

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Your scalp may be telling you something about your overall health

Is your hair and scalp trying to say something about your health? Before we get into any health conditions it’s good to know that there are also some external factors that may contribute to any hair or scalp health issues. Many scalp or hair conditions could be caused by using harsh shampoos and other hair

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Dry, cracked heels? Ask for MediHeel with your next Pedi

If you suffer from dry feet and experience very dry heels, or even painful cracked heels, don’t despair! Rock Paper Scissor’s Beauty room has the MediHeel treatment on offer as an added extra to your next pedicure. [Take advantage of the WINTER Promo – where you get a FREE MediHeel treatment with your full pedi.]

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Hair Extensions: Everything You Need to Know

Do you feel like a change in hairstyle, but your hair seems to take forever to grow? Then hair extensions might be the perfect solution for you. Hair extensions are methods of lengthening one’s hair by incorporating additional human or synthetic hair. Hair extensions can add volume and length to your hair instantly. They are

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Five minutes with Toni, our new beauty therapist

A few weeks ago we welcomed Toni to our Rock Paper Scissors Team. As a way of introducing her to our clients, we asked her a few questions. Why did you become a beauty therapist? I became a beauty therapist because I love making people feel good about themselves and I love meeting new people.

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The Perm is Back! 6 Things you need to know.

The perm: the hairstyle trend that you had to have in the 80’s is making a come back! BUT there is a difference…read on to find out how the perm has evolved into the latest hair trend. The main difference between then and now in perming hair is; to get more volume and texture in

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This summer has been very harsh. Along with the relentless heat and the drought we are experiencing here in Cape Town, our hair is also suffering. The good news is that there are a few things you can do to help replenish the lost moisture from your locks. Here are our salon’s 10 PRO TIPS

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With a Great Beard, Comes Great Responsibility

To grow or not to grow… The biggest decision to make at first is, do you want a beard or not. This decision is a personal one and should in most cases be made by what you want and not influenced by others opinions. This is especially true in the first couple of weeks when

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Beard Grooming Service Coming Soon!

Thinking about growing a beard? Well, you are not alone, it’s all the rage at the moment, and we are Rock Paper Scissor are excited to announce that COMING SOON: We will be offering beard grooming! Watch this space! Beard grooming is skill which we do not take lightly, which is why our head stylist

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February is the perfect month to LOVE YOURSELF

Why not be our Valentine this month and take advantage of our gorgeous promotions? We are located in the Graanendal Center in upmarket Durbanville. Our Salon is fully equipped for all your hair and beauty needs. Please don’t hesitate to contact us, we’d love to hear from you. Beauty Menu. Hair Design Menu. Contact us.

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The steps of a facial explained

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If you’ve ever had a facial before you’ll understand that not only is it like a spring clean for your skin, it also makes you feel like a million bucks afterwards. But have you ever wondered about the steps that the therapist follows during your facial? This article will highlight the most important steps of

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Health Benefits of Massage – You NEED This

There are many different types of massage, including these common types: Swedish massage.This is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax and energize you. Aroma therapy massage. Uses essential oils to aid relaxation. Reflexology. focuses on the feet and pressure points. Scalp / Indian

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We all know that a stylist has a very special place in our lives. There are levels of trust involved. There’s mutual respect and above all, honesty. Here are just some of the reasons why your stylist is actually one of your best friends. They know our real hair colour (even when we don’t). Truth

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Your Festive Grooming Checklist

It’s that time of the year, families and friends get together, cellphones come out and photos are taken at every opportunity. Are you looking the best version of yourself? Well, are you? Photos are for life. Let that sink in for a moment. We at Rock Paper Scissors, always want you to look and feel

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Tips: Summer Hair Care

  Did you know that the same UV rays that damage your skin, will also cause damage to your hair? Too much sun can leave hair dry, brittle and faded. Here are serious summer hair advice to keep your locks in tip-top shape this season. Wear a hat or cover your hair with a scarf

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It’s Brow or Never!

If the cat walk is anything to go by, it looks like the nude or invisible brow might be an up and coming trend in the beauty world. Also known as the anti-brow. But for now, it seems like the general public, like you and me, are happier with the girl next door type brows:

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Need a new look right now? Make an appointment at Rock Paper Scissors in Durbanville. Check out our hair design menu here.

Desperate for a new look? Here’s the hottest summer hair trends

This summer it’s all about being bold and daring. Lighten up! Literally. Ombre fade has a new lighter twist this season and then there’s all the shades of blonde, which are back with a bang. Need a new look right now? Make an appointment at Rock Paper Scissors in Durbanville. Check out our hair design

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It’s October, and before you know it, your weekends will involve lazy days by the pool. That means a swimming costume. That means it’s time to wax. So which type of waxing is best for you? Bikini Wax A standard bikini wax is a basic shaping of pubic hair into a neat upside-down triangle shape

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The revolutionary Olaplex treatment for damaged hair is HERE!

You must have noticed by now that your has changed, right? The texture may have been altered due to pregnancy, hormone changes or even repeat bleaching, colouring, perming or flat ironing could have caused your hair to become dry and brittle over time. If this is the case, it’s more important now than ever before

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What’s the difference between Gel and Acrylic nails?

Let’s face it, when you make an appointment at the salon to have your nails done, you may very well need a couple of university degrees to decide if you’ll have a manicure with or without Gelish or if you’d prefer Acrylic nails. So, what’s the difference? [If you’d like to make an appointment to

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Celebrate Spring with Blooming Pretty Nails at Rock Paper Scissor Beauty

As the weather changes and spring approaches it’s time to get your colour on! Why not take advantage of our current spring promotion where you’ll get a FULL Manicure with your SET of long lasting Gelish Nails for just R280! And you really do NEED a manicure – here’s why: prevents wrinkles on the nails

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8 Foods to Feed your Nails

Your nails need nutrition too! Here’s a list of  foods to incorporate into your diet that will benefit your nails. #1:  Green Peas Peas pack a protein punch, which is thought to improve nail strength and speed up the rate of nail growth. They also contain beta-carotene and vitamin C, as well as some iron.

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10 reasons to ditch box colour right now

We’ve all gone the route of using box colour at some stage for various reasons, but if you ever needed an excuse to make an appointment at Rock Paper Scissor for a professional colour – here are TEN great ones. One size does not fit all If you don’t believe in one size fits all

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What’s in your shampoo? And how to make your own

Have you ever read the ingredients listed on the label of your shampoo bottle? Well, perhaps you should. If you’ve ever actually tried this, you would have discovered that it feels a lot like reading Greek! Truth is, most of it is in Latin or listed by its scientific name, I suppose to make it

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