The finallists in the 2020 Professional Beauty Awards have been announced, with the winners to be revealed at a Gala Dinner taking place on 15 March at The Venue in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg.


Host for the evening on this, the biggest night in the beauty industry, is leading entertainer, Cathy Specific (aka Brendan van Rhyn aka Frank N. Furter in ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’).


The nominees in the Professional Beauty categories are:


Salon of the Year 3 rooms or less

  • The Best Laser & Skin

  • Savor Wellness

  • Esse Concept Store


Salon of the Year (4 rooms or more)

  • Babor Institute

  • Jennifer Eales Skincare & Body Therapy Clinic

  • Professional Skin Care Lab


Nail Salon of the Year

  • Plush Nails & Beauty

  • Kay Nails & Beauty

  • House of Mack


Aesthetic Clinic of the Year

  • Eden MediSpa

  • Medi Sculpt

  • Aesthetic Lab Hazelwood


Day Spa of the Year

  • Life Day Spa Waterfront

  • Aronia Day Spa

  • Hammam Turkish Bath & Spa


Game Reserve Spa of the year

  • Enviro Sanctuary Spa

  • Sediko Bush Spa at Palala Boutique Game Lodge & Spa

  • Aquila Game Lodge & Spa


Hotel Spa of the Year

  • The Fairway Spa

  • Saxon Spa at Saxon Hotel & Villas

  • Taj Hotel Spa

  • Life Day Spa Century City


Manager of the Year

  • Jared Hines

  • Nuncia Pereira

  • Lourette Du Toit


Therapist of the Year

  • Anelicia Opelt

  • Carla van Niekerk

  • Terry Morris


Nail Technician of the Year

  • Andrea Smith

  • Nadia Erasmus

  • Annelize van Tonder


Men’s Grooming Salon of the Year

  • Hines and Harley  

  • Rockets Man- Fourways

  • Bar-Ber Black Sheep


Finalists are visited by ‘mystery guests’ who experience treatments and rate them, the service and the establishment as part of the judging process.


The Professional Beauty team would like to congratulate all the finalists in the Professional Beauty Awards.


Imbalie Beauty, Placecol Clinics, Dream Nails Beauty and Perfect 10 Studios

Imbalie Beauty, Placecol Clinics, Dream Nails Beauty and Perfect 10 Studios


Our vision is to be the leading and most desirable beauty and wellness group. 

Our mission is to make a positive change in the world through improvement and empowerment and by increasing the esteem of all. 

We are passionate about the ongoing improvement and the empowerment of all our employees, working in our group’s beauty salons nationally. Our mission is achievable through ongoing training and education.

Looking Good LCN

Looking Good LCN vision is to empower woman to be the best they can be.  As importers, distributors and a beauty school it is essential to align our company with international standards. 


Although we focus on all aspects of the beauty industry we have sponsored the Nail Awards because we are passionate about nail technicians, aligning their passions and growing them to their full potential.  We do not settle for substandard but strive for excellence in every sense of the word.  Taking them from Nail Techs to beauticians and even salon owners is the end goal.


It is a privilege to align with the best in the industry and work together with other suppliers to raise the standard of training and services in the beauty industry.


As our industry grows and evolves it is essential to be effective and relevant.  Not to be left behind.

Sparkle Cosmetics

Sparkle Cosmetics exclusively distributes the world’s most requested beauty brands including Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer, Gelish Soak Off Gel Polish, Gelish PolyGel, Gelish Dip, ProHesion Liquid & Powder acrylic, IBX System and GLOV.


As the South African nail industry’s leading and preferred supplier of spas and salons, we understand client service and professional excellence. Our passion for the beauty industry, and our commitment to each and every client has been recognized by at Professional Beauty Awards on numerous occasions.


In sponsoring the Salon of The Year Award 2020, we are proud to support the recognition of excellence and achievement in others.


Aesthetic Machine Supply

We’re a company who believes that access to affordable, yet advanced beauty treatment is the right of all.


Our vision is to bring quality aesthetic treatment to the masses. Our mission is to help our customers build strong and sustainable businesses by offering state of the art technology at competitive prices and following through with focused education and support.

In sponsoring the Aesthetic Clinic of the year Award 2020, we would like to recognize the pivotal role that business owners and managers, along with their client-facing staff play in providing world class aesthetic treatment to the South African public. 

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