We might only be a few weeks into the new year, but that does’t mean that we don’t need a bit of relaxation already. The way I see it- if you get a chance to take a nap, enjoy a hot bath or visit a spa for a little mani/pedi, you never pass that opportunity up! Last year I visited a lovely little gem in Johannesburg that might be one of its best kept secrets -The Midori Eco Salon. It is located in the World Trade Centre in Johannesburg, right by Sandton City, and it is one of the loveliest spas I have visited in a long while.
The owner of the salon Anisha Patel commits herself to using as many eco-friendly ingredients in her salon as she can. The whole of the Midori Salon is made entirely of organic and eco-friendly materials- starting right from the floors, down to the paint on the walls. Anisha also tries to use as many organic and natural products in her salon as she possibly can, using brands such as Davines Hair Care which is known for its natural ingredients.
I had the choice of picking any 2 of the treatments available at the salon, and that was a whole different decision in itself! This salon provides everything a girl, especially a busy business woman needs- fancy a hair treatment and a hair cut? Done! A little massage to wind the day down? You’ve got it! A spray tan to get you ready for a night out? No problem! After going back and forth for a while I settled on a relaxing 1-hour Swedish Massage and a Vita Liberata Spray Tan.By the way, Midori also has a first-of-its-kind in South Africa V-Bar(vagina bar). Hehe as crude as its sounds, I actually did a bit of research and I found that vaginal steaming is actually quite a popular thing all over the world and helps a woman in many ways. Maybe next time I’ll try that out 😉
The massage was of course heaven- an hour is never enough for me, I could have done with another 2 due to the constant tension in my back(studying upright all the time does take it toll). The real treat of the experience for me was the Vita Liberata spray tan.True to Midori style, Vita Liberata is an organic self and spray-tan brand that is suitable for every skin type due to its organic ingredients. I had my second Vita Liberata spray tan for the SA Style Awards because I loved the first one so much, but this is a whole different post in its own. I highly recommend Vita Liberata to anyone who is looking to get a bit of color!
Overall I loved my experience and I want to come back this year for some hair treatments. The spa is of course also mobile friendly- you can browse through the iPads provided at the lounge while waiting for you next appointment.
You can also pick up the best of beauty products while there- Moroccan Oil and EOS balms are my personal favorites.