I’m really fond of spoiling myself…I guess who isn’t right? I don’t really go out so I always find it’s totally okay to spend money on myself and making myself feel better and my body healthier! Two of the ways I like to treat myself is by getting my nails done or getting a massage (long hours behind a computer can play serious havoc on my neck!).
What really differentiates You Bar from a few other salons that I’ve visited is the experience you get for the same price as your average ‘drop in drop out’ salon. It’s not just a quick in and out, it’s a real break from your day and a haven of delicious smelling potions and friendly faces. With each treatment you get a tea (or coffee) of your choice and I’m talking about the famous Enmasse tea that comes in what seems like 50 flavours.
The lovely ladies behind You Bar used to own Enmasse but have developed the upstairs area that used to be Enmasse into more of a salon with separate treatment rooms. I was pretty devastated when I heard that You Bar was closing Enmasse because it was pretty much the only place in JHB that could get rid of my neck tension. Seriously I think I shed a tear! I decided to give You Bar a chance…because if they owned Enmasse it must be just as good right? RIGHT!
I was seriously surprised how relaxing their 60min Aromatherapy Massage (R450) was, because in my mind the only way to relieve tension was to be twisted every which way. My therapist was seriously good and got her thumbs right up in my knots, giving me an oil massage experience that I’ve never had before. There’s nothing worse for me when it feels like someone is just rubbing cream into my skin for a couple hundred bucks!
While I was there I also got my nails done…because nails (R260) are just as important obviously! Enmasse offers all the usual treatments when it comes to nail care but they also have a couple of Africology treatments that I haven’t seen anywhere else.
You Bar also has a really cool retail space filled with the usual products and a great range of local produced products including some really pretty jewelry.
So I’m not entirely sure what you’re still doing here…go get a massage dammit!
PS. You Bar currently has a special on for two Gelish Manis at R580 so if anyone wants to take me for a pampering session I’d be more than happy to join you!