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Thari Lifestyle Boutique & Spa in Rooihuiskraal caters to men, women and children and invokes a soothing sense of calm with its bright, minimalist interior. Whether you want a quick eyebrow wax during your lunch break or an indulgent massage after work, their talented team aim to leave you feeling completely refreshed and rejuvenated. They make use of leading brands such as Tammy Taylor, Optiphi, Tan Lab and Volumicious. Owner Ndivhuwo Zwivhuya Raphunga tells us more.
How did your business start?
It started when I relocated to Polokwane in Limpopo from Gauteng back in 2003 and I couldn’t find a place that could look after my hair and nails like I was used to in Rosebank. I ended up taking a course, so I could do my own nails. Friends and colleagues started admiring my nails and I soon started doing nails from home after work. That’s where the love for beauty began and I since dreamt of owning a five-star beauty spa that would cater to everyone’s grooming needs. I bought into a five-star Tammy Taylor Nails franchise and complemented it with Thari Lifestyle Boutique & Spa. It’s a hair salon with a special kiddies salon where clients can be treated with respect and dignity and kids can be treated in a clean, beautiful environment. We’ve been operating since January this year, but officially launched on 1 November.
Why did you choose this area to set up shop?
Centurion (Rooihuiskraal) is a preferred location as it’s central to clients from Pretoria and Joburg and it’s also convenient for our Centurion and Midrand clients.
How did you find your premises?
Through a local estate agent.
Why are they ideally suited to your business?
It’s in a well-established residential area with a lot of new residential developments underway. It’s also located on a busy street – Panorama Street – so it’s convenient for clients to access us. Our premises are also secluded and very quiet with beautiful and welcoming interiors, a beautiful well-maintained lush garden where kids can enjoy running around and rolling on the grass.
Who are your neighbours?
Residential estates, schools, some beauty salons, and other small businesses.
What are the shop rental/sales prices like in this area?
I would say houses on sale range between R2 million and R4 million.
What’s your shop footprint?
We have between 20 and 50 clients on a good day.
Do you have any expansion plans?
Thari Lifestyle Boutique & Spa and Tammy Taylor Nails franchise will be expanding to Polokwane in the near future.
Do you operate online as well?
We’re currently active on Facebook, Instagram (@Thari_lifestyle) and Twitter. Our website is under construction.
What’s your most popular item/service?
All our services are fully utilised as families find it conducive that they can spend their day grooming while the children get accommodated.
Thari Lifestyle Boutique & Spa
083 977 8893