Calling all South African spas!

Updated: May 27, 2020

Any South African spas owners and operators wanting to showcase their spas still have until 21 October to enter the industry’s most prestigious awards, the Professional Beauty Awards.

Winners will be announced at a gala dinner event taking place on 23 February at The Venue in Johannesburg’s Melrose Arch.

The organisers have released the following tips to facilitate entry.

To all entrants - first and foremost: DON’T PANIC. The Professional Beauty Awards team is always happy to help, so if you have any queries or problems please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Entering the Awards

Visit the Professional Beauty website ( and click on the ‘Awards’ tab at the top of the page. Or, just click here. Select a category and then email Obey Dube on with your chosen category and she will gladly email you the required entry form. Please carefully complete the entry form and then email back to

Read the entry criteria. Be sure that you’re entering the right category for you by checking the entry criteria shown on the entry form.

Understand your responsibilities. If you are shortlisted as a finalist, you will then be visited by two mystery judges. All treatments, meals, services and beverages provided during the judges’ visit should be complimentary. If you are entering the Resort Spa or Game Reserve Spa categories, this may include an overnight stay in your property as well.

All shortlisted finalists are expected to send a representative to the awards night held in Johannesburg on 23 February 2020. We will provide one free ticket for one representative to attend the gala dinner, further tickets will be available for you to purchase, closer to the time. Those attending will need to pay and make their own arrangements for accommodation and/or travel. A conference featuring experts speaking on topics pertinent to the running of spas and salons will take place on the day following the awards, on 24 February, at the same venue.

Be available. Shortlisting for the Awards takes place between November and December, so please ensure that you are available for contact during these times, or assign a member of your team to handle Awards-related tasks while you’re away.

Make a note of important dates. Ensure you’re aware of the deadline date for entries – 21 October.

Don’t leave entering to the last minute. Our server experiences very high volumes of traffic around the deadline date, and this could mean that you fail to submit your entry in time or lose your submission. We cannot make exceptions to failure to meet the deadline, so please make sure you arrange to submit your entry well before the deadline.

Writing Your Entry

All entries must be written in English.

Give a valid phone number and email address on which the Awards team can contact you, and let us know right away if your details change.

Be clear and concise. The Awards Judges will have several entries to assess and you want yours to stand out! Grab their attention by jumping right into the best bits, and be sure to stay within the word limit for each question.