So far the month of January has kept us busy and excited about whats still to come.
Its only the second week of Jan and already our Parkhurst salon has hosted a Pretty Party of continental proportions. The talent search show, The Voice, is coming to SA screens in 3 weeks and there is much anticipation. So you can imagine how thrilled we were when Angolan superstar Yola Semedo, mentor and judge on The Voice Angola, chose to treat the contestants that she is mentoring to a Pretty Party.
And not just any Pretty Party. The entire experience was captured on camera as part of the show. Each mentor was asked to choose a bonding experience for them and the contestants under their guidance and an MSL experience was right up there for Yola.
I was between hairstyles opting to wrap my resting hair while I spent the day preparing for the party in that sweltering heat by sorting out the meal and drink requirements for our guests. And that had to be the day Ego decided to braid her hair sitting in Abina's air-conditioned hair salon when we had one of our regular meetings. The excitement for the pretty party was palpable. Marc, Ego and I were all set to roll. It had to be perfect.
Right on que, the camera crew arrived just before 7pm to prepare for the arrival of Yola and her contestants. She is a beautiful, gracious and generous woman towards everyone around her. She said "I always stay in Sandton whenever I'm in Johannesburg and I never miss a chance to visit Miss Salon London to do my nails". With fans like her, Angola is definitely due a visit. Yola and her group of 6 were treated to our signature manicures and pedicures to get them stage ready for the friday live show which was shot in Joburg. The night had so much flavour and filled with laughter because to communicate we were gesticulating and learning from each other. Our nail technicians can proudly say they picked up a bit of Portuguese.
There wasn't a quiet spot in the entire shop. The glamour pods were just as busy with our charming make up artist, Karabo, in her element. She colour matched and gave the girls a makeover with MSL mineral makeup. By the end of the night they had taken countless selfies with the pouts to match.
The whole MSL team was outstanding.
Good luck to all of them. Thank you Yola. Mcwah!