about us

Meet Us

The Skin and Nail Bar is situated in the heart of Durban North.   We are nestled in a quaint, renovated home just off the hustle and bustle of Broadway.  We share this humble abode with a gorgeous coffee shop – La Maison, a stunning hair salon – CROP and Reminisce – scrap booking and craft store.

My name is Kelly and I’ve been in the skin care industry for 13 years.  I studied Somatology at the reputable Jill Farquarhson College and after two years of intense theory and gruelling practical examinations I was handed my diploma and sent out into the working world.

I gained great experience at Soma Care in Umhlanga under wonderful management who taught me most of what I know today and then off I went to do some travelling. In London I worked at salons around the countryside and settled on the best – The Sanctuary, The UK’s top Spa.  I worked at The Sanctuary for two years pampering all of London’s ‘’upper end’’ consumers and took in all the beauty around me of this seven storey spa in the centre of Covent Garden.

Just when you think you know everything about the industry….Dermalogica taught me that you never know enough and in order to always stay on top and be ahead of the game you need to constantly keep up to date with your knowledge to be the best in this industry.  I was privileged to have spent two years representing Dermalogica in KZN and am thrilled to be stocking this brand in my very own skin care centre.

When my holiday visa ran out, I packed my bags to come home and decided to do something different. Over the next few years that led me to the world renowned brand that I stock today – Dermalogica!

Realising I couldn’t share this dream alone, I decided to create a power team and Jana joined The Skin and Nail Bar as my co-owner…

Hi, my name is Jana Bourdouvalis. My love for beauty came at a very young age and so after high school, I studied at the Tshwane University of Technology for 4 years where I received my Degree in Somatology back in 2007.

Over the 8 years I have worked at various upmarket Salons, Spas and Cruise liners, gaining a world of knowledge, experience and more importantly growth.

I believe the beauty industry is not just about treating and improving the skin, body and aesthetic grooming (although equally important) but also about providing a feeling of peace, an experience, an environment that takes you away from everyday life stresses.

One of my goals was always to have a salon I could call my own and so it is with great excitement to be a part of and co-own the beautiful Skin and Nail Bar. I hope to share my passion for beauty and medical aesthetics and enjoy a warm, comfortable environment that allows me to create a personal experience for each and every client.

The Skin and Nail Bar offers a number of face and body treatments.  Alongside stocking Dermalogica and our powerful medical aesthetics chemical peeling system – Mesoesthetic,  we also use BT anti-ageing technology, Gelish, Essie, Zoya, Gwenya body products and medi-heel.

We have two uniquely decorated rooms to relax, unwind and completely withdraw from the fast paced reality of the outside world.  Our pedicure station has two comfortable pedi chairs to sink into whilst you can enjoy La Maisons forever famous cappuccino and cake of the day!

Our passion has and will always be health and skincare.
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