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Why do we age?

As The New York Times recently put it, the only true solution to ageing, is death. But our central mode of dealing with that inevitability is to deny and deal with it. I had to giggle – this is so true, isn’t it? Glossy magazines, instagram filters , killer ads with 80 year old’s looking […]

Surviving Lockdown as a Beauty Business

I hardly remember what “normal” feels like at this point. Lock down has shaken what we know to be our daily lives to pieces. What we’re left with looks like a pile of pick-up stix. For me, I’ve done as much catching up on admin as I can tolerate and I’ve watched more netflix than [...]

How to build a professional portfolio

Whether you are applying for a job within the beauty, hair or fashion industry or choose to take the entrepreneurial route, at some point you will need to display your work in order to be considered for a job. That is why it is important as a professional to compile a professional portfolio.   What […]

What aesthetic devices and training does Nov-U offer?

The beauty and medical aesthetic industries have merged so closely to one another that they are separated by only a fine, blurred line. By definition, medical aesthetics is an inclusive term used for specialised treatments which focus on improving the appearance of the skin by treating issues such as scaring, spider veins, pigmentation changes and […]

Beauty trends to expect in 2019

It seems the average beauty consumer is on a journey of exploration and independence. Research shows that now,more than ever, consumers are open to finding and trying new brands and their products. There has been a large generational shift where younger consumers have taken the lead as consumers in the market and they are not […]

I want my own beauty business, where do I start?

I want my own beauty business, where do I start?It can easily become a dream deluded by the misconception that the beauty industry is mostly glamorous and covered in glitter dust. Don’t get me wrong, the industry can be extremely rewarding. But you will be creating the magic- and will not always be feeling it [...]

‘Tis the season…

To be wearing colour and winter trends of course. Winter make-up trends to watch in 2018 are fabulous. Dusty blue, blue-green in its different shades, earthy green, taupe-beige, dusted yellow, mineral-grey, pastel pink and passionate plum are the colours everyone will be talking about according to Elle online. In addition to colours to play with, [...]


I have been brewing on the topic of professionalism for some time now. I am not talking the “I have a carrot up somewhere”, non-approachable, pencil skirt and stilettos perception we have of professionalism. I am talking the kind of professionalism where I am left genuinely satisfied with a service. That my service enquiry has [...]

How to choose the correct skin care

Today, we are spoilt for choice, and when it comes to skin care brands, you are REALY spoilt for choice.  It is just one of the areas of the beauty industry that is booming even in challenging economical periods . In my 11 years in the beauty industry, I have often seen clients stand staring [...]