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Luxe Laser & Spa at Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel & Spa in Cape Town
Pamper your body and soul at this luxurious and tranquil beauty oasis in vibrant Tamboerskloof
“You can come with me,” Justine says, motioning for me to follow her.
She leads me into a somewhat small, delicately lit room – sunlight gently filters through the semi-closed blinds. The area is exquisitely designed with a neutral flair suitably fitted with a towelled massage bed and white countertop displaying various beauty products. Soft instrumental music fills the room and as Justine begins to explain the next hour’s procedures I close my eyes taking a deep breathe in allowing the serenity of the space to wash over me.
Today I’m at Luxe Laser & Spa at the Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel & Spa and Justine is one of the wellness centre’s expert beauticians.
Taking my place on the massage bed as instructed – I’ve opted for the 30-minute Kalahari Honey Bush facial treatment as well as the 30-minute Khoi-Khoi Escape back and neck massage – Justine’s skilful fingers set to work and within seconds I can instantly feel the busyness of the day disappear from my being. With each skilled massage manoeuvre, I can feel my muscles loosen and my body and soul being transported into a completely other realm; a tranquil oasis.
And that’s exactly what Luxe Laser & Spa is; a tranquil oasis set in the middle of Cape Town’s vibrant Tamboerskloof.
Located at the Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel & Spa – a beautiful 52-room heritage accommodation spot in Tamboerskloof – the day spa and laser clinic can be accessed from the hotel’s entrance sitting flush against Kloof Nek’s busy sidewalk. Yet despite its fairly noisy, but prime location, and somewhat unassuming exterior, once inside guests are presented with true opulence – a stylish, modern interior sporting large colourful artworks and bright furniture. The spa is located on the establishment’s first floor and the soft neutral palette and minimalistic space – as seen in the three treatment rooms – continues throughout further complimenting the spa’s tranquillity, adding an immediate sense of calmness.
Seeking to offer Cape Town a fresh new concept and perception of the beauty industry – along with some of the world’s most advanced, FDA-approved treatments – Luxe Laser & Spa strives to present clients with high-end treatments (think 100% painless laser hair removal, anti-aging treatments, body-contouring and facials and massages) at affordable prices. Based on a similar store in Amsterdam, Cape Town-based Dutch owner, Raymond Hasselerharm founded the Luxe Laser & Spa brand in 2015 opening its flagship store in Cavendish Square, followed shortly by another branch in Sea Point and the Tamboerskloof outlet the following year.
“It’s very high-end treatments made affordable,” explains Raymond. “Especially our laser hair removable.”
Speaking of which, Luxe Laser & Spa takes pride in using revolutionary laser technology – Soprano Ice and eLase Motif – that can expertly treat every skin and hair type. Offering 100% painless hair removal techniques, Luxe Laser is effective and painless without any recovery period required. Suitable for men and women of all ages, the CBD spa’s well-qualified and highly-trained therapists ensure that each laser experience is a comfortable one treating clients with the highest care possible.
“We are 100% pain free,” Raymond maintains. “Flawless and very quick too.”
Other Luxe treatments include various facials, full body and neck and back massages as well as a discreet and professional mix of anti-aging (wrinkle, prevention and reduction as well as skin tightening) and body contouring (cellulite and fat reduction) processes. With a key focus on high-quality and natural products, Luxe Laser & Spa only uses some of the globe’s best products including Kalahari (Kalahari products are derived from natural ingredients including plant oils, red sand, nourishing mud and rich minerals) and QMS Medi-cosmetics (QMS was voted the World’s Best Spa Brand in 2015 and 2016 and is renowned for its skin rejuvenation and high concentration of active ingredients) for all its spa procedures. Oxygen treatments are available with QMS facials as well.
“We are also developing our own range of beauty products as we believe in local ingredients,” adds the owner. Luxe Laser & Spa’s range of exclusive products completes the spa’s product offering.
Spa clients are also welcome to use the hotel’s facilities including the infrared sauna, Jacuzzi and low-impact fitness room. The accommodation hotspot further boasts a magnificent rooftop bar, sun deck and plunge pool offering spectacular 360-degree views of Table Mountain and the cityscape as well as a wide range of signature cocktails and a delicious Sushi Box menu.
Dedicated to its guests and providing all with affordable high-end beauty treatments, it truly takes looking at the whole Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel & Spa Luxe Laser & Spa establishment to really see that it aims to be so much more than just another beauty salon. “I think that it is a combination of things,” says Raymond. “The heritage building and the location coupled with our concept of beauty treatments and the products we use – it’s the whole package.”
As my treatment comes to an end, Justine gently positions a towel across my body and tells me to take a couple minutes before joining her out in front. And while my appointment was only an hour-long I can truthfully say that I was whisked away to a world far away where stress, pressure and time did not exist and instead serenity, peace and tranquillity took its place.
Needless to say, I left with a relaxed, content smile on my face, not to mention another appointment at the inner city tranquil oasis.
NOTE: Luxe Laser & Spa retails Kalahari and QMS Medi-cosmetics products as well as its exclusive Luxe Laser & Spa range of products.
The Bill: Luxe Laser & Spa proudly offers high-end treatments at affordable prices. For example, a Kalahari facial treatment costs between R270 and R540 (30min or 60min) whereas a QMS facial treatment rings in between R495 and R995 (45min, 60min or 75min). Similarly, Luxe laser hair removal treatments starts from around R170 (chin) and R199 (underarm) to R1 995 (full leg) per a session. Furthermore, the spa offers customers a five-session laser package (with the sixth session free) at discounted rates. Consult the Luxe Laser & Spa website for a full up-to-date price list.
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