Men now have a place to pamper themselves
DURBAN businessman Malusi Mbonambi has launched a place where men can go to be pampered
Mbonambi said the idea struck him after he became fed up with having to wait in queues for hours when salon staff were busy with women's hairdos, while all he wanted was a quick haircut.
His frustration led him to open an exclusive men-only place,Barber Lounge and Spa, on Durban's Musgrave Road.
Though the venue is just a few days old it is already proving to be a hit with local celebrities, DJs and businesspeople.
Mbonambi said the opening of such a place is not only going to be something that men always wanted to have, but he feels there has always been a need for men to pamper themselves for a change. He said the days when men used to be associated with stinking sweat are gone.
Mbonambi said: "These days men also need some pampering and to do their nails. The days when it was okay for men to have rough hands are over. Men now have the freedom to do things like a pedicure, which is very exciting."
He said though he already had an idea of what he wanted in mind, he had to travel to various countries abroad to do research to see how the idea can suit South African men.
"A lot of work and time was put into the idea. I also had to choose a product that would work wonders with our local men - from cosmetics to equipment, they are out of this world.
"I had to get the best because men here also purchase cosmetics and fragrances that are imported straight from manufacturers, mostly from the United Kingdom," Mbonambi said.
Mbonambi hails from Umlazi township, south of Durban, and is also the owner of the award-winning transport company Siyavaya.