If you’re a fan of all things vintage and old-timey then retro, Cape Town beauty salon, Petticoat Parlour is really going to float your boat. Located in the heart of Greenpoint this oh-so-pretty pampering spot is as girly as it gets. Offering a range of beauty treatments from manis and pedis to massages and tanning this beauty salon is the perfect spot for a girl’s day out or to treat yourself to a spa day.
One of the best things about Petticoat Parlour is that they went all out to make sure the 50s theme has been carried out throughout the salon. Beautiful fuchsia pinks, pastel blues and bright yellows create a space that is truly a feast for the eyes. Your first taste of vintage flair when you enter the salon is the over-sized floor-to-ceiling pin-up girl motif on the waiting area wall – and what a first bite is is! But that’s not all the waiting area is also home to a 50s-style diner space serving soda pop, coffees, cupcakes and more for you to nibble on before, during or after your treatments.
The beauty salon also offers all sorts of fabulous treatments and dedicated treatment areas for each one. The Petticoat Parlour Skin Bar is allows you to book a consultation with a skin therapist for a skin analysis followed by a Dermalogica, Guinot or Nimue facial or eye brow threading. If facials don’t float your boat then pay a visit to the funky manicure and pedicure stations and leave with pretty hands and feet, or pop into the tranquil treatment rooms for tanning, waxing and massages.
The most striking feature of salon is definitely the mani-pedi station. The salon has a dedicated manicure station (which seats three people) and a separate pedicure station (which seats four people) – offing plenty of room for pamper parties with your girlfriends. The WomenStuff team loves the striking fuchsia pink booth-style seating at the pedi station and the blue and white diner-style seats in the mani station.
A back, neck and shoulder massage (30mins) will set you back R250, pedicure R235, manicure R195 and a facial about R490 (depending on the treatment).