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Liza Schoeman opens Minnelli Beauty at Rock Paper Scissors

Category : Beauty

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 Health and Skin Care Academy in 2006.

She went to work on board the Royal Caribbean Luxury Cruise Liners to gain more experience in the Spa industry. Liza Returned to South Africa to work in Franschhoek and Stellenbosch before moving to Johannesburg to pursue a career as an aesthetic laser therapist. She worked for a well-known aesthetic company for 5 years before transferring within the company to Claremont Cape Town where she worked for another 2 years.

After 11 years in the beauty industry, Liza decided to start her own business. She joined the Rock, Paper, Scissors team in April 2018 as the new therapist and owner of the Beauty Salon, Minnelli.

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Hair Apps you simply must have

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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 may be the adventurous type, some ‘adventures’ are best left unexplored.


“Some of the worst mistakes in my life were haircuts.” Jim Morrison


Okay, maybe it wouldn’t be that bad, but it would be nice if you could get a glimpse of what you might look like with a new haircut, highlights or full hair colour before you take the plunge? Today there are so many different Apps available for a variety of things; it was eventually bound to happen. The creation of Hair apps! Using these apps you will get to see what you would look like if you were to colour your hair. You can also choose from thousands of hairstyles, to see which one would suit you the most.

Here are some Hair Apps you might like

Many of the apps are available on Google Play as well as iTunes.

Celebrity Hairstyle salon

Do you want to see what you would look like in the latest celebrity hairstyle? With InStyle you can now try out the trendiest celebrity hairstyles in the comfort of your own home. With this App, you just add an image of yourself and then combine it with a celebrity you think matches the shape of your face. There are quite a few different styles to choose from and new ones are continuously being added.


The Modiface Celebrity Hairstyle Salon is another App available on Google Play, which allows you to try on different hairstyles. Just include a photo of yourself and have fun. The app also lets you try out various hair colours. It also includes various accessories you can add, such as sunglasses, jewellery, and hats amongst other items. After you have completed your own makeover, you can share it with your friends on Facebook.

Tress App

This App is great for those who have textured hair. The Tress App provides a platform for women from the black community, where you can discover new hairstyles. Not only that, but you can also get information about each hairstyle, and share your wonderful hairstyles with each other. You can also become part of the Tress community where you can comment and connect with others.

Style My Hair

The Style My Hair App is a basic programme from Loreal Professionel, where you can try different hair colours and hair styles. You can add your own image; just make sure to have a photo with your hair tied back. They also provide models you can use to test out the different styles. This programme can easily be used on your PC or laptop without having to download or register for anything.

Hair Colour Booth

Hair Colour Booth offers you the opportunity to see what you would look like with hair colours that are not on the natural side. Think blue streaks, pink and green.


This Makeover App has features for both men and women. You can also choose a variety of hair styles and colours. The App is easy to use and you can save the photo and take it with you to your hair stylist. The finished image can also be shared on all the social media platforms.

Hair Zap

Use the Hair Zap App with your own face and new hairstyles. All you have to do is take a selfie with your hair away from your face and have fun trying out the different hairstyles. The App is free to use with no subscriptions.

The Matrix Professional App

The Matrix App gives you access to their virtual makeover tool and other features you can explore. Just download the app from the Google Play Store and register for an account.


Explore the different Apps available, find the one you like and have fun with giving yourself a new look.


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Why is my hair falling out?!

Category : Hair

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 comes if you notice that the hair is not growing back and is actually thinning out. Excessive hair loss can be distressing, especially if it comes out in big clumps.

Sometimes I look at my bathroom floors and counters and think, “How am I not bald?”

Thinning hair and hair loss is common in both males and females. There are many potential causes for hair loss and it can sometimes be a bit difficult to pinpoint the exact problem. Sometimes the solution is easy, like improving your diet, but in other cases it could mean an underlying health condition.

Let’s have a look at the two main types of hair loss.

Is your hair falling out genetic?

Unfortunately you could be genetically predisposed to your hair falling out. This is more commonly seen in Male Pattern Baldness, the hair follicles are sensitive to certain male hormones. These hormones can cause the follicles to shrink and this produces shorter and finer hair. Scientists are still seeking a cure, but there are treatments out there that may help. Treatments include medication or the more drastic route of hair transplants.

Is there a trigger causing my hair to fall out?

Excessive hair loss is not only a genetic issue, it can also occur due to something affecting the internal balance of the body. Things like experiencing severe stress or not taking in a balanced diet.


Improve your Diet

Eating a healthy balanced diet is important to help maintain proper hair growth. If you are not getting the vital nutrients you need, this might be affecting your hair growth. You need enough protein, iron and vitamins for optimum hair growth. Along with things like Iron, Vitamin B-12 is just as important. A vitamin B12 deficiency can have an effect on red blood cells, which carries vital oxygen to all the tissues in your body. This deficiency is quite common in Vegans, since Vitamin B12 comes from animal proteins. So if you are not getting enough vitamins from your food, it is important to make sure you add to your diet some quality supplements.

Stress and Hormones

If you are experiencing a lot of stress, this can contribute to your hair fall out. Stress increases androgen which is a male hormone and this in turn can cause hair loss. Stress can also affect your diet and eating habits which won’t help the situation.


Other stresses on the body such as pregnancy, sickness, emotional stress amongst others can cause an imbalance with hormones. This kind of hair loss is also known as Telogen Effluvium, your body reacts to the stress by placing the hair follicles in a resting phase. The hair then moves faster into the ‘Telogen phase’ which is the shedding of hair.  Hair loss can occur from three months after the initial stressor.


This type of hair loss can also be due to taking certain drugs, such as antidepressants or anti-inflammatory drugs. If this is the case then asking you doctor to change or adjust the medication might be a solution to your hair loss.

Overuse of hair care products and styling

How often do you style your hair? Heat, chemicals and products can all contribute to hair loss. Extreme temperatures can cause your hair to split and dry out, eventually leading to hair falling out. So go easy on the heat and be aware of the products that you put onto your hair.

Thyroid Issues

Hypothyroidism or an underactive thyroid can contribute to hair loss. The gland produces hormones that can aid hair growth and development, and is important in the whole metabolism process in the body. Pay a visit to your doctor who can easily perform a test to determine if you have a problem with your thyroid. Medication usually takes care of this issue and your hair should return to normal.


Hormonal changes as you enter menopause may have an effect on your hair. Just as everything else ages, so does our hair so it is part of the natural ageing process.

There are many different ways to help treat and prevent hair loss, from simply reducing your stress levels to taking prescribed medication. Make sure to pay a visit to your doctor to rule out any physical causes.  If you would like to try some more natural ways at home, here are a few ideas. (


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Dry Shampoos-Everything you need to know

Category : Hair

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
  • When you go camping and there is less water available
  • For us in Cape Town, who are under water restrictions, it’s a means to save water by not having to wash hair every day.

What is a Dry Shampoo

A dry shampoo is exactly what it says, a dry substance or powder used on your hair that does not require any water to use. The shampoo works on your scalp and hair by absorbing the oil, this makes you hair feel cleaner and looking more revived again. The function of a dry shampoo is not to really replace actually washing your hair, but to help increase the time between washes.

In fact if you do use the dry shampoo all the time without the regular cleanse, this could cause build-up of the product on the scalp. Eventually this will leave your hair dull and may irritate the scalp, making it itchy and uncomfortable. Your hair and scalp needs a regular proper shampoo and cleanse to help keep it healthy. Many recommend you use the dry shampoo a maximum of three times per week only.

Types of Dry Shampoo

There are a few different ways that you can apply the dry shampoo.

  • Spray on dry shampoo: This is a mixture of solvents, fragrance, absorbing agents and aerosol propellants.
  • Powder form: This is an actual powder you apply by shaking or dusting onto your hair

How to use Dry shampoo

Some who use the dry shampoo notice a white residue, this is normal. Just wait a few moments then work it through the hair with a comb, brush or your fingers. Many brands of dry shampoo have eliminated this effect; they have added tints to their products and a number of other benefits for each hair type.

If you are using the spray version of dry shampoo, make sure to shake before you use and to hold the canister about 30 centimetres from the scalp. Spray individual parts onto the roots, if you spray any closer it may over saturate your hair leaving it looking too wet and more difficult to comb through. Massage the product into your scalp, comb or brush your hair and style. If you are using the powder version, sprinkle or tap sparingly onto the roots of your hair.

Some local store brands of Dry Shampoo

Tressemé: They offer dry shampoo products from refreshing and cleansing to something that helps to add volume to your hair. They claim it leaves no residue in the hair giving it a clean and fresh feel.

Batiste: There seems to be a number of different dry shampoo products in this range. Some will add strength and shine while others are for extra volume. There are also different products for lighter and darker hair. All of them claim to leave your hair instantly clean and revitalised with a number of different fragrances available.

Colab: This is an active, transparent, light spray-on dry shampoo. It helps to condition the hair especially after a sweaty gym session or if you have been to the beach. The product also has UV protection.

Marc Anthony-2nd Day Clear Dry Shampoo: Residue free product that cleanses and absorbs excess oil. It also adds volume and eliminates odour, and is great for all hair types.

Natraloe Dry Shampoo: This product is made with pure plant extracts and no harsh chemicals. It cleanses without damaging the hair. There are options for light and dark hair.

You can also always ask your own hairdresser if they stock their own brand of dry shampoo products. They will be able to give you the correct hair product for your hair type.

Want to try your hand at making your own DIY Dry Shampoo? Try this DIY Dry shampoo recipe.



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Here’s why you should NOT wash your hair everyday

Category : Hair


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 oily or dry their hair is.

BUT: Considering the current Water Crisis, we recommend that you do what’s actually best for your hair and Western Cape, by opting to not wash your hair daily. Save water, people!!

Many individuals can go for a week without washing their hair, but others can’t leave their hair a single day without shampooing, because it makes their hair look greasy. Everybody’s scalp reacts differently, some have more sebum production, which could cause the hair to become oily and they need to wash their hair more often. Others can have a dry scalp that can last a few days without washing. Everybody seems to have their own opinions on the matter. There is actually no definitive answer to the question, ‘How often should I wash my hair?’ The best way to look at it is to define your hair type and be aware of what styling methods you use every day.

First, let’s have a look at what shampoo actually does to your hair. Shampoo is there to help trap any excess oil and dirt, which is then rinsed out of the hair. Leaving some oil in the hair is a good thing, because it protects the hair from any damage and adds moisture to the scalp. If you wash your hair excessively this may strip your hair of the natural oils, this can then dry the hair out and lead to brittle hair.

To help you make up your own mind on the matter, here are a few more reasons why you should not wash your hair every day.


  • Many of us colour our hair and washing it too often can cause it to fade faster, to prevent this just shampoo less often. This could also save you some money in the long run, by colouring your hair less often.
  • One of the issues we have discussed already, is that washing hair regularly can strip the hair of its natural oils. This may not only cause dry and brittle hair, but can also make your hair look dull and lifeless.
  • Washing your hair too often can also cause more split ends, because the hair becomes dry and brittle, causing it to break easily.
  • The many products available for haircare can sometimes be on the expensive side, if you purchase a quality product. By washing your hair less and using less shampoo, you will save more money over time.
  • This might sound odd, but washing every day might contribute to product build-up on your scalp. You tend to use other products to help with the dry scalp and split ends because of shampooing too often.
  • When it comes to slightly dirty hair, it may even style a little easier than hair you have just washed. For some, you get those little hairs that tend to stick out after you have just washed and dried your hair.


Just give it a try, skip a few days and see how things go. This could help you to regain your scalps natural balance giving you healthier and more beautiful hair. The average person can most probably wash their hair every two to three days with no hassles. If you find that your hair and scalp are becoming visibly oily or you get that itchy feeling, then it is most probably time to take out the shampoo, but also – head scarves are making a come-back —

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7 Hair Trends to Look Out for in 2018

Category : Hair

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 have accessories.




3. School girl plaits.



4. Dirty blonde hair colour.



5. Silver grey colour.



6. Curlzzzz.




7. Healthy looking Volume Blow Dry.




So which one of these trends will you be following? Tell us, and we’ll make it happen!

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

Category : Hair

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.

Having to go through chemotherapy is a very, to put it mildly, challenging part of cancer treatment. Then you have to deal with the side effects that sometimes come with the treatment. Hair loss is one of those side effects and can happen to individuals who are on chemotherapy. The drugs kill the cancer cells, but also damage the hair follicles. This can then cause the hair to fall out during treatment.

What can family, friends and any one of us do to help? CANSA has come up with a way to make it easy for you to help cancer patients with hair loss. The Kindness cut campaign, where human hair is used to make wigs, and the wigs are then given to cancer patients for free.

The best reasons why you should donate

Hair, especially for a woman is a sign of beauty, our crowning glory. Having to watch it fall out must be extremely difficult and devastating. Providing this opportunity for cancer patients to receive a wig, offers the person a sense of self-confidence again. It will help to restore their dignity and just make them feel beautiful again. Bring a smile to their faces.

The important thing to remember is that you have the ability to help somebody in need, why not take the step to do it. You don’t have to worry, in the end your hair will grow back. So are going to take the plunge and donate your hair?

‘Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference.’ Kathy Calvin

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Donating money to the campaign: The kindness cut

Are you inspired to help, but not quite ready to cut your hair? Anybody can help out by making a simple donation to the campaign. The money needed to make one wig can cost almost R2000, so any financial contribution would be most welcome. You can visit the campaign page at, ( Don’t forget to share this page on all of your social media platforms with your friends to increase awareness of the campaign. Want to be even more involved, you can even start your own campaign to raise money for this cause.


Donating your hair to CANSA

Do you have long hair? Would you like to donate your ponytail to CANSA?

It is simple to donate your hair, just visit your local CANSA care centre, which can be found countrywide. ( )

You would have heard of the Shavathons that usually happen every year at selected shopping centres throughout the country. The function allows you to easily donate your hair to support cancer patients who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy treatment. As it takes about 6 to even 10 ponytails of hair to make one wig, every donation is appreciated.

All the donated hair is collected and sent off to a wig manufacturer to create the wigs. The wigs are then distributed to the CANSA Care Centres found countrywide, and these are then given to those who are in need.

What are the requirements of donating your hair?

To make sure the hair is in its best condition, there are a few simple things to take note of if you do decide to donate.

  •  Ponytails that are to be donated should be at least 25 cm in length
  •  Your hair should be dry and clean when you go to cut it
  •  Hair that has been treated or dyed is also accepted. Unfortunately no dreadlocks can be used.
  •  Make sure to secure both ends of the hair with an elastic and place into a plastic bag, this will ensure your hair remains in good condition.

Have you done a self-examiniation on your breasts? You should. Here are the five steps and it won’t take you longer than 2 minutes to do.

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Essential Bridal Grooming Tips

Category : Beauty , Hair

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 day. Here are a few tips for essential bridal grooming to ensure you look your best on your special day.

Hair essentials

It is always good to start on the inside, with a healthy diet and Vitamin B for great looking hair. Enjoy a stimulating scalp massage and conditioning treatment about 4 weeks before the wedding. This feels really good, is stress relieving and helps to stimulate the hair follicles and adds body to the hair. A hair mask, once a month in general can help to moisturise and give extra shine to your hair. You can have it done professionally or try a DIY option.

Don’t know what hairstyle you want? Make sure to experiment with styles, cuts and colours up to 8 months before the big day. This will ensure you can get what you want even if you make a mistake in hair cut or colour. You can also try one or two professionals to find one you like if you start early.


Once you know what you want, you can have a hair trial about 1-2 months prior to the wedding. You can also help the stylist choose something that is best for you, if you know what your dress looks like and where you will be having the wedding. Something like having a ceremony at the beach can have an effect on your choice of hairstyles.


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Skincare Essentials


A regular routine of cleansing, toning and moisturising should be done all the time. Another good habit to follow, is to use products with a good sunscreen in them to protect your skin.


If you suffer from skin problems, like acne, it is a good idea to consult with a dermatologist at least six months before the wedding so that your skin can get used to the prescribed skincare routine. No serious problems? Visit your local beauty therapist or aesthetician for a couple of facials to help clear blackheads, remove dead skin cells and improve the circulation. You can also start these facials about 4-6 months before the wedding. It is recommended not to have a facial just before the wedding, to help prevent any reactions taking place. Good skin also comes from drinking plenty of water, so ensure you drink enough before and on your wedding day.


Body Essentials


A good healthy diet, exercise regime and multivitamin can help give you more energy. Wanting to lose some weight? It is a good idea to start your exercise programme at least 8 months before the wedding day. Crash diets are not recommended and are not healthy for you. Doing it properly will give you more energy, longer lasting results and a better feel good factor.


You can also exfoliate your body each day a couple of weeks before the wedding. You can go to a salon at least once, otherwise a good loofah or body scrub should do the trick. Always remember to moisturise after the scrub.


Teeth-whitening: This can take a few sessions and should be done at least 2 months before the big day.


Eyes: Sometimes eyes can be a bit puffy. There are many eye creams available to help with this, but most important is to get enough sleep, especially closer to the wedding day. You can also apply a cool compress, cucumber or cold tea bags, onto your eyes as needed to help prevent puffiness. 1-2 Weeks before the wedding try to stay away from excessive salty foods, which can sometimes cause the eyes to look swollen.


Lips: A good lip moisturising stick with sunscreen is always a good idea. You can also start a month before exfoliating the lips.


Neck/Décolleté: An often missed area of the body, a very delicate area. Use a gentle exfoliation once or twice a week and apply moisturiser every day to the neck and chest area. You will feel confident if you are wearing a low neckline dress for your wedding day.


Massage: Have a relaxing massage to get all the stress out a week before the wedding. Try our signature massage!

Tanning Essentials

Self-tanning: Try to test out a product at least 2 months before the wedding. You don’t want to sit with streaky or discoloured skin.


Spray-tan: You can also test this out a few weeks ahead to see if it is for you. You can then go about 2 days before the wedding, to allow the tan to look more natural on the day.


Tanning beds: This option should be done about 2 months before the wedding. It will take a couple of sessions to get the desired result.


Waxing Essentials

Leg wax: Never having waxed, it is best to start waxing a few months before to get used to the waxing cycle. Then have your final wax before your wedding day, 2-3 days ahead of time.


Eye/brow wax: Two weeks before the wedding you should wax these areas and you can tweeze any stray hairs afterwards, but not on the day of the wedding.



Manicure and pedicure essentials

Care for feet will look good in open toed wedding shoes. Remember to exfoliate and moisturize. If you can afford to have Mani’s and Pedi’s every month, then this is the best option. Otherwise do some home treatments for yourself. When it comes to nearing the wedding day, have your manicure and pedicure about two days before. Some recommend having a gel finish to prevent any cracks happening on the big day.

Make-up Essentials

Finding the right person and experimenting with different looks should be done 2-4 months ahead of time.  You don’t want to have to run around for this type of thing on your wedding day.


Eyelash extensions: If you are trying extensions for the first time, consider trying them a few weeks before the wedding to see if you actually want them. The eyelashes that fall out can be replaced. Otherwise getting extensions 2 or 3 days before the wedding will give you the best look.


Take a look at the things you need to know about eyelash extensions.


All you need is a little preparation and planning to be able to walk down the aisle with confidence looking absolutely beautiful…and US, ROCK PAPER SCISSORS  >>> SEE OUR BEAUTY PRICE LIST HERE.

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Nail care 101: The Value of a Professional Manicure

Category : Beauty

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 huge confidence booster.

Looking after your nails can also prevent things like dry skin and can help to prevent or reduce problems such as ingrown nails. 

Let’s have a look at the value and benefits of a professional manicure.

By doing your own nails when you have a problem, like an ingrown nail, may take longer to heal. Going to a professional might help prevent this issue in the first place and they can help to mend the problem sooner. They will know how to deal with fungal infections or other nail health issues.

Visiting a salon and letting somebody else do your nails is a relaxing experience for most people.

There are many treatments available in a salon that can help with stress and having a professional manicure can be one of them. The whole session is something you can do for yourself, an experience and a treat to enjoy.  While having your manicure, some people also enjoy a little chat with their therapist.

When I do my own nails, I don’t tend to scrub or massage my hands. A professional manicure can offer all this, scrub, massage, and moisturiser. Basically offering a wonderful pampering treatment. The manicure session is not only for luxury benefits, it also helps to improve your skin and nail health.

Salons also offer more of a variety when it comes to products you want to use and buy. You have an array of colours to choose from if you would like to paint your nails. They also offer quality hand products to take home with you. The nail technician can also provide helpful advice on which products to use and how to use it correctly.

The overall quality and result going for a professional manicure is far superior to doing it yourself at home. The quality is better and you feel more satisfied with what you see. The professional manicure also tends to last longer than a do it yourself job.

Nothing beats a professional manicure, and nothing beats the feeling of looking down at your hands and feeling like a million bucks!

Rock Paper Scissors not only offers basic manicures, we also do gel and acrylic nails.

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