At YCLAD, we know that there are many things to think about when getting ready for summer and sometimes it can get overwhelming. Don’t fear, we’ve found the trendiest Day Spa & Beauty Salon that will help you in your quest to get summer savvy – Petticoat Parlour. This funky little parlour has everything you need to get you beach ready, from gorgeous lashes to the perfect healthy tan.

Here are some guidelines offered up by the lovely team at Petticoat Parlour.


Do you know your LASHLINGO?  There are many types of lashes ranging from different colours, shapes and sizes. How do you choose? Well Petticoat Parlour is here to ensure that you get lashes that suit both your eye shape and natural eyelash curl.


When it comes to lashes you need to decide whether you are the ‘Hot Girl Next Door’ or the ‘Sassy Diva’. These two categories will determine the lashes you need. For the Hot Girl Next Door look, you would enhance your natural lashes with a slight end curve (otherwise known as ‘B’ and ‘J’ Curl). The Miss Diva Style can be achieved with slightly more curvy end lashes, giving you a more ‘cat-eye’ effect (the ‘D’ and ‘C’ Curl).


 Lashes come in three variants: SINGLE, Y- LASH and W-LASH. Y-LASH has 2 strands in one extension, achieving double the volume but with less lash extension. W-LASH has 3 strands that are placed close to each other and create a voluminous yet natural effect. Of course, you can choose the degree of curl – from a B to a J curl.


We all know nail polish can be quite frustrating with all the smudging and chipping – especially in summer when your toes are also on display in a pair of gorgeous summer wedges. Petticoat Parlour understands this and has come up with the magic cure for this problem; and we at YCLAD couldn’t be more thankful. This solution can be summed up in one name – GELISH.

Gelish promises no fading, chipping, cracking or peeling with perfect colour for up to three weeks. It works like a polish and a gel combined. It only comes off when you soak it and is cured to your nail with an LED lamp in just 10 seconds. There is a wide range of colours to choose from.

Otherwise try the Bio Sculpture Nails. It’ll give you natural-looking length and doesn’t come with the added annoyance of fumes, glue or primers. You can also change your colour whenever you feel like it.


For some make-up can be a pain in the butt; not everyone knows what looks best on themselves. Petticoat Parlour’s make-up artist Renee de Sambento will teach you the dos and don’ts about contouring, highlighting, blush applications etc. Learn how to use the make-up you have, what products to buy if you have a tight budget or are a big spender. Renee will also tailor the lesson in accordance with your needs you can even book a group session with all your girls.


Because our love affair with the sun isn’t reciprocated it’s important to know what causes skin cancer. Petticoat Parlour advice is:

· Apply sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or greater 30 minutes before sun exposure and then every few hours thereafter.

· Select cosmetic products and contact lenses that offer UV

· Wear sunglasses with total UV protection.

· Avoid direct sun exposure as much as possible during peak UV radiation hours between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.

· Perform self skin-exams regularly to become familiar with existing growths and to notice any changes or new growths.

If you prefer the sun bed then book some time in Petticoat Parlour’s Ergoline. There are no sessions bookings so you can either pop in for a top up or start from scratch. There is also SUNFX, a salon spray tan made with 100% natural ingredients, even pregnant women can use! It’s also quick-drying so there’ll be no standing around naked for hours on end.

Petticoat Parlour wants to keep you gorgeous this summer – here’re the deets:

Paramount Centre, 105 Main Road, Green Point.
Tel: 021 434 9484

-Lisa Phillips 

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