Pampering for hands & feet at Hello Gorgeous

by Karisa

Pretty in pink…

Now when a girl gets asked whether she wants to be treated to a gratis mani & pedi, what’s there to say other than “what time can I come???”…

It also helps when the invite happens to come from a super cute little nail bar with an equally cute name.

I’m talking about Hello Gorgeous over in Newlands.  You’ll find it in the Newlands Quarter centre – shop nr 7, on the corner of Dean St & Main St (don’t make the mistake I made – Main St, not Main Rd.  Main St is about 2 streets up from Main Rd, and there’s a big sushi restaurant called Rock Sushi Thai on the corner as your landmark).

This is actually the 2nd Hello Gorgeous in SA.  The original Hello Gorgeous is over in picturesque Knysna and runs a full beauty shop.  But when owner, Claire Sydow, then moved to Cape Town, she decided to open this nail bar in December of last year.

The space is bright and fun and very pretty.  Everything a girl could ask for really.  Oh and as you walk in, you’re greeted with a big, friendly “Hello Gorgeous!”.  Absolutely loved that…

I had a fantastic time getting my hands & feet all beautified while chatting away with the ladies (when you work from home, things can get a little lonely at times, so I probably chewed their poor ears off).

Life can be so incredibly tough some days hey… Apologies for the foot shot, I have been told by my friends that I have the ugliest toes on the planet. I have even been told to wear closed shoes on first dates and then work in the ugly toes discussion only once the guy is hooked. 😉

I left there with perfectly nude nails (I don’t like colour on my hands), baby soft feet, bright toes, and a very happy customer indeed.  I’ve you’re in the southern suburbs and you’ve been looking for a cool spot to get your nails done, I’d say do give them a try.

Price wise:

  • A standard Hello Gorgeous manicure (45min) costs R155 and a deluxe (60min – with parrafin wax) is R210.
  • And a standard Hello Gorgeous pedicure (50min) costs R215, while the deluxe version (60min – with parrafin wax) costs R270.

They also do Shellac manis & pedis, gel overlays and various other quick nail options – check out their full price list over here.

For bookings, contact them on: 021 686 4191 or They are open Mon – Sat:

  • Monday – Friday 9:00 – 17:30
  • Thursday 9:00 – 19:00
  • Saturday 9:00 – 14:00
  • Sunday – closed

I’ll wrap up by just saying a BIG thank you to the Newlands team for helping me get my gorgeous on this week, it was such an awesome treat.



Shirley Schlange Feb 20, 2014 - 2:40 pm

Well this is a small world. Hello Georgeous is part of my family. Claire is married to one of my nephews. I do agree walking in to the salon is awesome as that greeting just makes me feel sooooo special.
Shirley Schlange

Karisa Feb 20, 2014 - 2:42 pm

Ah that’s so cool 🙂 But yeah, being called gorgeous leaves you feeling all warm & happy inside. Brilliant idea on their part.

Gugu_A1 Feb 23, 2014 - 9:46 pm

Place looks gorg, and your toes are just fine.

Karisa Feb 23, 2014 - 10:00 pm

Ah thanks. I’ll tell my friends there’s at least one person that doesn’t mind them

Devin Jul 23, 2018 - 2:40 pm

Nothing wrong with your toes at all. You’re feet are actually real cute without getting into too much detail 😊


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