CapeTownMagazine.com

Amazi Nail and Beauty Bar in Wynberg

We'll get through this. CapeTownTogether
Follow our social channels for useful news,
daily local champions + find moments of joy
 
+27(0)72 350 2062
Ideas Cartel - 113 Loop Street
www.capetownmagazine.com/subscribe
CapeTownMag
CapeTownMagazine.com
capetownmag

Amazi Nail and Beauty Bar in Wynberg

Treat yourself at this affordable and accessible beauty salon in the Southern Suburbs

“Beauty has been pitched as a luxury for years now,” explains Divya Vasant, director of the newest spot in Wynberg’s Maynard Mall: Amazi Nail and Beauty Bar. “And we’re basically here to say and prove that beauty care should be for everyone.”

That is, at the helm of Amazi’s offering is affordable and accessible beauty care (we’re talking manis, pedis and everything in between) for people from all walks of life. The idea for the store came after Divya joined forces with Sorbet CEO Ian Fuhr who had already spearheaded the formation of Sorbet Empowering Women (SEW), a training academy devoted to equipping and upskilling women from previously disadvantaged backgrounds to join the tough-to-crack beauty industry.

amazi nail and beauty bar in cape town

“After the women got trained and upskilled, many of them went on to join the many Sorbet outlets across the country, but we wanted this to be a lot more impactful in terms of numbers,” explains Divya. “So I approached Ian with an idea to create a distinct brand that solely hires women from SEW. ”Then, after three years of conceptualising and planning, Amazi’s first store opened its doors in December 2015.

The funky and bright-coloured brand deals with everything to do with the hands and feet. Those looking to treat themselves can choose from a wide variety of offerings: manicures, pedicures, gelish (a UV nail gel that is applied using multiple layers and steps), nail art, nail sets (natural or French tips), acrylic nails, massages, foot filing and more, at affordable rates. “There’s a misconception that affordability comes at the price of skimping on quality, and we’re proving that that it’s viable to be a business that offers an affordable product and service and still be absolutely obsessed with quality,” says Divya.

amazi nail and beauty bar in cape town

The affordability-meets-quality ethos is also fused with another important factor: accessibility. Amazi’s location is on a popular commuter route (the train station, taxi rank and bus stop are all within walking distance), making it incredibly easy to get to. Divya expresses that, “having to travel 20 kilometres just to get your nails professionally done just doesn’t make sense so we are very focused on being located either in malls that are easy to reach, or to be based directly in the community.”

amazi nail and beauty bar in cape town

Amazi doesn’t just seek to benefit those around it, but also wants to make a lasting difference in the lives of the women who work in the store itself. Prior to Amazi Nail and Beauty Bar, many of the hard-working staff had never worked in a professional beauty care setting before. Getting into the industry is an expensive task (due to the cost of training) but thanks to SEW, the ladies at the store have been rigorously trained (from dealing with theory and case studies to practicals). “The amazing thing about all of these women is that they have grown so much in skill and confidence,” explains Divya. “My hope is that some, if not all, end up owning an Amazi franchise one day.”

amazi nail and beauty bar in cape town

This means that this is just the beginning for the brand. The future of Amazi includes expanding to areas like Mitchell’s Plain, the city centre, and even Johannesburg. The offering will also expand to include services like eyebrow threading, lash installation, facial waxes and lots more. “We’re a warm brand,” says Divya passionately. “The best way to see that is to come and experience it yourself.”

amazi nail and beauty bar in cape town

Note: Amazi Nail and Beauty Bar has a retail section where folk can purchase Amazi products like body scrubs, hand creams and more.

Tip: Amazi Nail and Beauty Bar can accommodate group bookings especially for special occasions like wedding preparations and birthdays. For more information and to book, contact +27(0) 21 761 0749 or email maynardmall@amazibeauty.co.za. Also note that booking in general is highly recommended.

The Bill: Basic nail treatment (including manicures and pedicures) ranges from R65 to R220. Gelish is priced at R175, Nail art costs between R10 and R15 per nail, nail sets (Natural or French) range from R275 to R320 and acrylic nails are priced between R250 and R295. Add-ons like a hand/foot massage, scrub (and foot file) ring in at R10.

Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 9am – 5:30pm ; Saturday: 9am – 4pm ; Sunday: 9am – 1:30pm

Shop 16, Level One | Maynard Mall | Wynberg | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 761 0749

by Dudu Luthuli

ABOUT #CapeTownMagNew:

#CapeTownMagNew is a long-standing project that is dedicated to discovering exciting new places in and around our pretty city.  We tell their stories, find out what they offer, and delve into what makes them unique. From cafés and restaurants to trampoline parks and dog hotels, there is always one new place in the city that we uncover each week. You can follow #CapeTownMagNew on Twitter and Facebook and subscribe to our newsletter to track recent features or read more here about more Hot Spots and New Restaurants in Cape Town and Surrounds.

DISCOVER OTHER EXCITING NEW SPOTS IN THE CITY: 

Hazz Espresso Bar in Newlands

hazz espresso bar

The Drawing Room Café and Art Gallery in Observatory
the drawing room cafe and gallery

Use our events section for an up-to-date overview of happenings in Cape Town. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter and if you have a smartphone, add m.capetownmagazine.com to your home screen for quick access on the go!

Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, join our Google+ circle, connect with us on LinkedIn, check out our photos on Instagram and follow our Pinterest boards for updates on what’s happening in and around the Mother City.

Cape Town Events Calendar
April 2021
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30

Wolfkop Camping Villages and Nature ReserveWolfkop holiday specials: glamp for up ...

Plus 9 activities also at half-price: bodyboard the Olifants, hike, see rock paintings ...

Whale Rock LodgeWhales, wine and a special reader’s ...

Get 10% off your Hermanus holiday plus a complimentary bottle of wine

Gallery 19 high streetFirst Fridays, the social event in ...

Talk to gallerists, art lovers and drink wine from this famous region

Nelson Makamo See world-famous SA artist Nelson ...

Opening night (with Makamo) fully booked. Walk-about in planning

Chard Grill Weekly burger specials plus 2 happy ...

R99 for two burgers and R30 for all wine, beer and gin

Hermanus Guest HouseBook a luxe Hermanus stay on this ...

Colourful, central + opposite a gorgeous (safe) tidal pool

Burgundy RestaurantYour guide to eating at Burgundy ...

Beer-battered hake + chips, seafood pasta and a local delicacy

CoupleWhat to watch at The Galileo open-air ...

Classic movies on Wednesdays to Sundays. Plus picnic screening at Kirstenbosch

Light ArtSpier Light Art Exhibition: it’s ...

Pre-book your space on Dineplan, and consider staying over

Windsor HotelIncredible room specials at Windsor ...

Now and during whale season. Plus one kid under 12 stays free

WSDC BoatSpectacular rates on shark cage diving ...

For R700 less. Plus ask for current readers’ specials

Ficks cocktail 2Ficks: the best sundowner pinchos bar ...

Pair wine, cocktails and mocktails with pinchos and a spectacular sea view

Riebeek Kasteel EventGallery Riebeek Kasteel shows off the ...

This country village also offers good food, excellent wine + lots of history

Rupert Museum Add Rupert Museum to your Stellenbosch ...

Legendary Sam Nhlengethwa has an exhibition and playing personal vinyl collection

Glen carlouFine art, excellent wine, delicious ...

Take the day and visit this top wine farm to view local art and eat exceptional food

T-Roc PartnerPre-order the T-Roc from Barons Cape ...

The T-Roc is here. Test drive now and pre-order to spec!

GiveawaysTravel Tips