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

Category : Hair



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 hair strands by a minimum of 60 percent and remove frizz by 90 percent. The product will also reduce styling time as hair dries faster than it usually would, making it much more manageable. The entire treatment can take anywhere from two to three hours depending on hair thickness and length and lasts between two and a half and three months. The more treatments you do, the longer it lasts. After the full Brasil Cacau service you are left with beautiful, soft, healthy looking and shiny hair, but the best part is that it’s frizz free! Come moisture, rain or coastal humidity you will never look like a frizz ball again!

Will it damage my hair?

THERE seems to be a misconception around Brazilian Blowout and it ‘damaging hair’. Brazilian Blowout is a highly effective smoothing TREATMENT, it cannot damage the hair. The problem lies in the heat process. When stylists are not properly educated on whichever smoothing treatment they are using, they often over heat-style the clients’ hair. Different temperatures and how many times the client’s hair is being ironed should vary. The texture, density, colour history and condition should determine the ironing process, that’s why choosing a profesisonal service from Rock Paper Scissors is a MUST.

Rock Paper Scissor is a professional hair and beauty salon located in Durbanville’s Graanendal Shopping Center.

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Your scalp may be telling you something about your overall health

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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 chemicals. Simply by changing how you look after your hair, you can solve your problem.

Some other external examples may include:

  • Pollution in the environment around you
  • Certain types of medication
  • Emotional or Traumatic experiences

So what are some of the problems you should be looking out for?

Dandruff ( white flakes)

Oil on the scalp causes the skin cells to clump together forming white flakes.  Dandruff seems to have a few causes including:

  • an overgrowth of a fungus
  • seborrhoeic dermatitis
  • shampooing too much
  • eczema or psoriasis
  • a sensitivity to certain hair care products and not washing often enough.

Depending on the cause the treatment could be as easy as lessening the amount of times you shampoo. Certain medication or special shampoos may be necessary in other cases.

Yellow dandruff

Finding greasy yellow and oily flakes indicates that you might have seborrheic dermatitis. This is an inflammatory condition that occurs in areas where there is an abundance of  oil glands. It can also include other areas like the face. The cause is not really known, but may be linked to hormones, a fungus and certain neurological issues. The treatment is the same as for dandruff.

Scaly patches on your hairline

A thick scaly crust that forms on your scalp especially along the hairline can be an indication of psoriasis. Psoriasis can also affect the whole body. This is an autoimmune problem and can be triggered by stress, infections, medications and may also be linked to genetics.

Topical treatments and medication may offer relief.

Hair loss and scalp health

Losing a certain amount of hair is nothing to be worried about. You can naturally lose about 100 hairs every day. The hair falls out and new hair grows back again.

More serious hair loss can be caused by different reasons, such as:

Alopecia areata – bald patches

This involves quite a bit of hair loss causing some balding patches. In this case the immune system is attacking the hair follicles and is usually caused by severe cases of stress or may be due to an autoimmune disease. The underlying condition is treated to help prevent more hair loss

Telogen Effluvium – temporary hair loss

A temporary loss of hair mostly on the top of the scalp. This is due to stressful conditions including things like, childbirth, surgery or a serious illness. Most of the time no treatment is required as the hair grows back after the stress goes away.

Male pattern baldness – permanent hair loss

This is permanent hair loss and is caused mainly by being a hereditary trait. Meaning that it is all in the genes. Treatment can be with medication to prevent further hair loss and surgeons can perform hair transplants to help prevent further balding.

Women can also suffer from baldness mainly on the top of the head. It has been found that women rarely suffer from complete baldness. The cause in this case can also be genetic, due to hormone issues, birth control pills or just part of the ageing process.

Premature greying hair

Greying is natural as we get older, but there are instances where greying hair can happen to a younger person. In this case the cause can be blamed on genetics and a family history of the problem.

There are a few other more serious causes of premature greying:

  • Anemia
  • Thyroid problems
  • Deficiency in Vitamin B-12
  • Insulin resistance

Dying your hair can be a solution to cover the grey, but some people may be sensitive to the hair colour chemicals.

What you can do to keep your scalp and hair healthy

  • A healthy lifestyle: nutrients are important so eat healthy and exercise. A big enough nutritional deficiency can cause hair to fall out.
  • Don’t over style your hair as the products used and heat applied can dry the scalp and make your hair brittle.
  • Wash hair with a gentle shampoo that is eco-friendly and use a conditioner.
  • Give your hair and scalp a regular moisturising treatment with a scalp massage if possible.
  • Take a supplement to help with scalp and hair health.
  • Your scalp can benefit from a regular exfoliation. This is the first time I have heard of this, but it makes sense that just like your face you can exfoliate to remove dead skin cells.


A simple DIY scalp exfoliation recipe

You will need

  • You can use either ¼ cup of olive oil or some of your hair conditioner
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • Optional: essential oils. Teat tree or Lavender. Always read the directions and precautions on the label of essential oils before using.

Mix all the ingredients together and gently rub into your scalp for 2 minutes. Rinse and shampoo as usual. You can also add a drop or two of essential oil to the recipe if you like.

Rock Paper Scissor is a Hair and Beauty Salon located in Durbanville’s Graanendal Shopping Center.  Hair Design Menu. Beauty Menu. Contact us: 021 9794292






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

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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.]

For more winter specials click here.

Causes of dry, cracked heels

While one of the main causes of dry, cracking skin is the winter air, other factors can  also impact heels. Common problems that contribute to heel issues include:

  • Age
  • Psoriasis or other skin-related conditions
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Thyroid disease
  • Vitamin deficiency
  • Excess weight

Skin loses its ability to stretch with age, so cracks are more common as you get older. Diabetes can interrupt the body’s ability to produce oils, making the skin less supple and more susceptible to extreme dryness.

Disease and disorders such as athlete’s foot, psoriasis, eczema, and thyroid disease may cause cracked heels. Excess weight can create extra pressure on the feet.

If you are wondering what exactly the Medi-heel treatment entails, watch this short video.

Medi-heel is a South African product which is safe to use and not absorbed by the bloodstream.


  • MediHeel’s chemical peel is a Keratolytic chemical and only works on the dead skin cells, it will not affect the healthy skin.
  • MediHeel has not been tested on pregnant women, so we cannot recommend its use in this regard.
  • It has been tested for diabetics and is entirely safe.
  • MediHeel is not suited for clients with Psoriasis or Eczema.
  • Lasting results for up to 14 days.

Rock Paper Scissor is a Hair and Beauty Salon located in the Graanendal Shopping Center in Durbanville. Call for an appointment: 021 979 4292.

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Hair Extensions: Everything You Need to Know

Category : Hair

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 advertised and readily available everywhere. This might also be your first time thinking about getting hair extensions, so what are the things you need to know?

Should you get synthetic or real human hair extensions?

The human hair option should be the first choice as it just looks more natural, blends in better and lasts much longer, but you’ll have to see it as an investment as costs quite a bit more. The synthetic hair tends to look artificial and is easily damaged by heat. Having said that,  the synthetic option might be for you if you only want to use it for a short period of time or for a special occasion as it is the cheaper option.

Paying a bit extra is worth it if you want to keep your extensions in for a longer time and be able to treat it as you would your normal hair. Hair extensions are in high demand so be careful where you buy from and where the actual product comes from.

“When getting your extensions you get what you pay for in terms of quality.”

What method for hair extensions are there?

There are many different types of methods for hair extensions. To choose one depends on your type of hair and how much you would like to spend. Find a stylist that has experience and knowledge in hair extensions. The last thing you need is badly installed extensions which can be damaging to your natural hair.

  • Clip in hair extensions: These basically just clip into your natural hair and you can take them out whenever you want. These can last up to two years if looked after properly.
  • Keratin Hair extensions: This method bonds your hair with a keratin tip. The bond is quite strong and can last for two or more months. Maintenance is easy and you can treat your hair as you would normally.
  • Weave or sew-in extensions: The hair is sewn into a tightly woven braid of your own hair.
  • Tape extensions: Your hair is placed in between two pieces of bio adhesive tape and can last for about 6-8 weeks.
  • Micro-ring hair extensions or micro-links: Strand by strand method of placing your hair through a metal cylinder or bead. No heat or glue is used and can last for up to about 4 months.

What is Remy hair?

I found this term pop up a lot with hair extensions. Basically this type of extension is the finest hair you can purchase. The hair is aligned perfectly and the cuticles are intact. This makes the hair look completely natural in appearance.

How do I care for my extensions?

Taking care of your hair extensions is an ongoing process and doing it correctly will ensure that it lasts longer and looks great. [READ MORE]

Be prepared for…

When getting your hair extensions be prepared to spend at least 3-4 hours, unless you go for the EASIPRO HAIR option at the salon. EASIPRO HAIR takes just 45 minutes to an hour to install.

CALL US AT 021 9794292 FOR A QUOTE.

Prices for hair extensions can be anything from a couple of hundred rand to a couple of thousand rand, depending on the type and method of hair extension. There is also a lot of care that goes into maintaining your extensions to make them look good and last longer.

“ Love is telling someone their hair extensions are showing.” Natasha Leggero

Rock Paper Scissor is a Hair and Beauty Salon located in the upmarket suburb of Durbanville. View our Hair Design Menu and Beauty Menu.


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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


Check out our Hair Design Menu for our prices. Call 021 979 42 92 for an appointment. 

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

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Category : Hair

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 for rescuing your dry hair.
  1. Resist the urge to wash your hair every day. It strips your hair from its natural oils.
  2. When you do wash your hair, let it air dry rather than applying heat to it.
  3. Avoid over-styling. Again, the application of heat will suck out all moisture.
  4. Wear a hat or a head scarf if you are going out in the sun. Just like the UV rays from the sun are harmful to your skin, it’s also damaging to your hair.
  5. Sleep with leave-in conditioner in your hair.
  6. Apply a hair mask. Ask our stylist for a product from our professional range, or make your own by mashing an avocado and 2 tbls of olive oil.
  7. Apply moisture replenishing oils like coconut oil and argon oil to your hair every few days, and especially if you are styling your hair.
  8. Go get a head massage. Massaging increases circulation which brings more oxygen and nutrients to the hair roots and even normalises oil production.
  9. Eat nutrient rich foods such as nuts and seeds and drinking enough water. Make sure you get enough zinc in your diet.
  10. Make a hair spritz. Mix floral water and glycerin in a spray bottle and spritz your hair a few times a day on really hot, dry days.

READ: Tips for Summer Hair Care OR about our Olaplex Treatments

If the state of you hair feels like it’s beyond repair, why not contact us for a bit of TLC for your follicles? Rock Paper Scissors can offer you a fabulous hair treatment and reshaping / trim to get rid of dry ends.

Browse our Hair Design Menu here.

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With a Great Beard, Comes Great Responsibility

Category : Men

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 you are letting your beard grow out.

Growing a beard is an expression of freedom and creativity and will definitely need a bit of commitment on your part. A beard needs attention and care if you want to look your best. There are certain things you can do to make your beard healthy and looking great.

Here are a few tips to help you with growing your beard:

  • It seems everyone is in agreement that the number one key to a great beard is patience and commitment. Growing your beard in the first 4-6 weeks, you must resist the urge to try and trim or shape it. The reason behind this is to allow the hair to grow more evenly and in the end will help you to choose the best style for your face shape.
  • After the four weeks or so are up you are ready to start shaping your beard. Deciding on what shape or style to choose can be difficult, try to go for something that will complement your face shape.

Here is a link that offers some great advice on shapes and other tips to keep your beard in tip top shape.

  • Ensure you get yourself a high quality beard trimmer and scissors, because you will be using this equipment quite a lot. Trimming or pruning your beard is important even if you want to grow it out.
  • Paying a visit to a professional barber or stylist is a great option to start with if you don’t feel up to trimming and shaping your beard for the first time. They can also help with giving the best neck line at the bottom of your beard around the neck area.

Rock Paper Scissors will be offering Beard Trimming SOON – watch this space!

Click HERE for our Hair Design Menu. Make an appointment.

Trimming Tips

  • Using a gentle natural shampoo, wash your beard regularly but not too often. Every second day should be fine so as not to strip the hair of essential oils needed for optimum strength and shine. Gently pat your beard dry, being too rough may cause split ends.
  • After drying your beard you can work in some beard oils, this will help to keep your beard shinier, softer and more manageable.
  • Daily use of a beard comb or brush will help contain stubborn hairs.
  • Starting a daily facial routine with cleansing, scrubbing and moisturizing will help to remove any impurities and give a better overall complexion.
  • Last but not least if you want the best looking beard you must make sure you look after yourself inside as well as out. Eating a good diet with more healthy fats and proteins is a good way to grow the best beard for you.

One minute beard grooming video.




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Beard Grooming Service Coming Soon!

Category : Men

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!

Carina applies her knowledge in class

Beard grooming is skill which we do not take lightly, which is why our head stylist Carina Allen, is currently completing a course in how to help men with facial hair keep it styled and looking gorgeous week after week.

And what would a grooming session be without and ear and nose hair wax? Yip, that’s included in the beard trimming package! Excited, yet? We are!


And don’t forget about our February promotions, designed to make you feel special.

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In the mean time, here is some awesome advice for grooming your beard from GQ magazine:

  • Do: “If you want to sculpt super-close, there’s no alternative to a straight razor. Buy one from The Art of Shaving and they’ll tell you everything you could possibly need to know to avoid a Sweeney Todd situation. A number of regular razors come with a single blade on the back for sculpting,”
  • Don’t: “It seems like a no-brainer, but so many guys treat shaving like a race and end up with nicks. Take the few extra seconds to add water to your shaving cream for an extra-smooth shave, and always go with the grain.”
  • Do: “Use a hot towel to open the pores before you sculpt and a cold towel—or a cold rinse—to close your pores after. This keeps ingrown hairs, redness, and nicks in check.
  • Don’t: “Never squeeze ingrown hairs like they’re pimples. Dirt in your nails can lead to infection.”
  • Do: “When you have an ingrown hair, put a hot towel on your face, disinfect the spot with some alcohol, take a tweezer, and go at it. Grab the hair as close to the base as possible to pull the bulb out. If you yank it from the top, you’ll just split the hair in half, and then you’re screwed.”—As told to Stelios Phili

Rock Paper Scissors is a unisex salon located in the Graanendal center in Durbanville. Browse our Hair Design Menu  and Beauty Menu. Call: 021 979 4292 for an appointment.