Beauty and the business


Welcome to a Beauty Spa with a ‘First’

Beauty is always associated with women and beauty parlours and houses that deal in beauty are considered the preserve of the fairer sex according to common perception. But for those bevy beauties, both male and female, that throng the Beauty and Slimming Spa in Gaborone, the perception takes on a different candour.  The brain behind this facility with modern beauty enhancing equipment is…. Yes, a man.

Otsile Molefe
Mr. Otsile Molefe, the Managing Director for Beauty and Slimming Spar

When most people think of beauty, the first images that come to mind are the glamorous, beautiful women who graced our movie and TV screens, captured our imaginations, and won our hearts. Rarely do we stop to consider the people who shaped the industry; the people behind the magic that produces such luminous beauty for our viewing pleasure, and the affordable products that make it possible for women to enhance their own beauty.

Otsile Molefe has taken to talking and enhancing beauty to both sexes at his establishment like no other man will ever do. Armed with only his desire to do more for the modern woman and man, Molefe searched around the country for such simple treatments like Lipo suction, laser lipo and skin tag removal to no avail. “Imagine the results of liposuction without surgery,’ his business card prods.

A beauty spa or beauty parlour or sometimes beauty shop is an establishment dealing with cosmetic treatments for men and women. Other variations of this type of business include hair salons and spas. There is a distinction between a beauty salon and a hair salon and although many small businesses do offer both sets of treatments; beauty salons provide more generalized services related to skin health, facial aesthetic, foot care, nail manicures, aromatherapy, — even meditation, oxygen therapy, mud baths, and many other services.

According to Molefe, he “identified a niche in the industry” after toying with other business ideas that include farming, to name only a few. Beauty and Slimming Spa is as unique as is its owner. The parlour is investing in all there is to be the most outstanding beauty parlour in the city, without much competition to write home about, the shop is in good steed.

What makes us different is that we offer which is considered very expensive in other countries,” adds molefe. “Here we make it a bit cheaper. We were the first to offer an array of four treatments that are offered through machines.”
Beauty and Slimming Spa offers to the discerning customer a variety of services such as manicures and pedicures, make-up, Laser Lipo-fat reduction, skin rejuvenation, breast lifting, facials as well as skin tag removals.

Molefe confesses to using the latest technologies available in the market. A first for a local beauty parlour. In fact, the parlour has has many firsts to write home about. With a sizeable number of men visiting it than any other, Beauty and Slimming Parlour continue to carve many other firsts into local folklore and history books.
Available beauty advice will tell you that massage for the body is a popular beauty treatment, with various techniques offering benefits to the skin, including the application of beauty products and for increasing mental well-being.

For the uninitiated, Molefe advices thus: “Other treatments of the face are known as facials. specialized beauty salons known as nail salons offer treatments such as manicures and pedicures for the nails. A manicure is a treatment for the hands, incorporating the fingernails and cuticles and often involving the application of nail polish, while a pedicure involves treatment of the feet, incorporating the toenails and the softening or removal of calluses.”
Even though the beauty industry is  dominated by women, in Otsile Molefe Gaborone has a  game changer in the world of beauty. He might not be George, Jean Paul, Alan, Lorenzo, Fabrizio, and John. They are the CEOs of L’Oreal, Revlon, Estée Lauder, OPI Nail Polish, and MAC Cosmetics. He is, however, definately one of the men who essentially run this $50 billion beauty industry.


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