Monthly Archives: April 2017

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Five minutes with Toni, our new beauty therapist

Category : Beauty

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.
What is your ultimate pamper indulgence?
I loove getting massages and my nails done.
What’s your best beauty tip you can give someone of any age?
My tip for all ages would be to have a good skin care regime and to take care o your hands and feet.
Do you have any hobbies?
My hobbies are singing and changing my hair.
What is your beauty therapist super power?
My super power in i am awesome at waxing and very quick, i also try and make it as painless as posssible.
What is your favourite series to watch?
I love watching Gerodie Shore because i love seeing what new styles they come up with.
Tell us what the latest Rock Paper Scissor’s beauty special is.
Our latest special is running from the 25th of April til the 13th of may. It’s 10% off any facial for all mothers for Mothers Day.
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The Perm is Back! 6 Things you need to know.

Category : Hair

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 the hair compared to the tight curls from the 80’s. A beachier wave look with softer curls seems to be the most popular option today. The modern perm can also vary the size and tightness of the curl giving you a more personalized hairstyle.

The name of the perm might have even changed on the service menu of some salons. Names like ‘the modern wave’ or ‘permanent textured curls’ are now used instead. The perming methods today also use gentler solutions to perm the hair, although to get the best and most healthy look, it is very important how you treat your hair before and after a perm. The modern perm also provides smoother waves with lots of volume instead of dry frizzy hair.

Here are a few basic tips if you’re thinking of getting your hair permed.

  1. Your hair should be in good condition. Treated, damaged and dry hair will be damaged more by perming your hair and should is not recommended. Wait for your hair to be in good condition before deciding to perm.
  2. Getting a perm for short or layered hair might come out not as you expected and should only be done for more appropriate lengths of hair.
  3. Applying any kind of chemical treatments before or after a perm is not recommended. For instance, colouring your hair just before perming can cause more damage and weaken your hair strands. Perming itself involves chemicals and heat that could damage hair and adding onto this could weaken your hair further.
  4. You must use a new product range and accessories:
  • You will have to get products that help you to keep your curl for longer, specific shampoos, conditioners and gels or hairsprays. Keeping your hair moisturised and conditioned is important to keep your hair as healthy as possible. Dry hair means frizzy curls.
  • When using a hair dryer, make sure you use a special attachment called a diffuser on a cool setting to keep those curls bouncy.
  • Instead of a brush you should use your fingers or a wide toothed comb to keep your curls in place.
  1. Getting a perm is a commitment, you have to look after your hair properly and it’s not something you can get rid of easily.
  2. Consult with your stylist if you are unsure about getting a perm. They will know the best option for your hair type and can give you professional advice to determine if a perm is for you. Make sure you choose a hairstylist that knows what they are doing when it comes to perming hair.


Here are some celebrities that have had a permed hairstyle and looked fabulous over the years.

Meg Ryan: Longer hair perm style

Charlize Theron: Loose Spiral perm for shorter hair


Kylie Minogue: wavy perm

Shakira: full small perms


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Rock Paper Scissors is located in the upmarket Graanendal Center in Durbanville. Our salon offers hair and beauty services.