VIVID Loves: CHANEL BETTISON Beauty Concept Store

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CHANEL BETTISON is a first-of-its-kind Beauty Concept Store in Cape Town, which has just opened its doors in Shortmarket Street, off vibrant Bree Street. The concept of this innovative new beauty space is to offer all the essential beauty needs of today’s modern woman under one roof. Perfect for the urban woman on the move, CHANEL BETTISON specialises in pre-party and event preparation, amongst other things.

If you’re heading to a party or launch, you can conveniently pop into their modern, gallery-like salon, where they will prep your skin, do your make-up, style your hair, and get your nails in tip top shape and ready to impress. To top it all, they have a facility where you can get dressed into your party gear and they’ll even get you in the mood with a glass of bubbly while they do the finishing touches, conveniently staying open till 7pm on certain evenings so you can go straight to your event from there.

Owner and founder, Chanel Bettison, was inspired by her travels around the globe, and trends that she saw first-hand surfacing in metropolitan cities like London, Paris and New York. Interestingly, she strives to combine the peace and serenity of places like Bali and some of the more exotic Asian islands she visited into her salon, to offer the perfect balance between yin and yang – vibrant city living vs. the relaxation and peacefulness of a spa sanctuary.


But don’t be mistaken that just because CHANEL BETTISON offers all these services under one roof, that they don’t specialise in each. Owner Chanel has looked long and hard for a team that could fullfil her own high standards in each of the different areas of specialization. The frustration of often not being satisfied with the level of service and quality of treatments she encountered in Cape Town, ultimately inspired her to open up her own salon.

Chanel is no newcomer to the beauty industry. Having honed her skills as a professional make-up artist and hair stylist over the last 4 years, Chanel knows what it takes to run a professional salon such as the CHANEL BETTISON Beauty Concept Store, and that, combined with her perfectionist and passionate nature, has resulted in a salon that is not only refreshingly different, but also of the highest quality.

CHANEL BETTISON offers a 360-degree beauty experience, which includes all the modern woman’s needs around hair, make-up, nails, massage, facial treatments, chemical peels, waxing, brow shaping, eyelash extensions, teeth whitening and even botox. Although the salon is designed around the urban woman, they equally cater, for men, children, and have even designed bonding pampering packages for mothers and daughters or brides and bridesmaids.

CHANEL BETTISON has set out to only focus on using the best products, which includes renowned brands such as the award-winning Optiphi for skin, Joico for hair, and ESSIE and Gelish for nails. Optiphi, which is fairly new to the South African market, is a scientifically based anti-aging skin care range aimed to address the mechanisms of gerontology (cellular aging); it treats all seven signs of aging namely: dehydration, impaired skin barrier function, pigmentation, loss of elasticity, fine lines, enlarged pores and redness. This advanced range of skincare won a coveted Marie Claire Prix D’Exellence De La Beauté award in both 2011 and 2013, and is sure to make a difference in how Capetonian women view their skincare regime.

Dedicated to consistently providing the highest customer service CHANEL BETTISON is a salon that ultimately projects the positive energy and inner balance of its founder, and when you walk into the modern gallery like space with its avant garde art inclosed in its historic Victorian architecture, you know you’ve encountered something special.

The CHANEL BETTISON Beauty Concept Store is located at 71 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town. For more information go to or call 074 541 0539.


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