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How do you (really) handle change?

With all the change we’ve had to navigate through, I found myself thinking about all the times in the past 6 years my staff & I have been thrown a curve ball & how we’ve handled it.

I remember Chuma (my ride or die therapist for the past 5+ years) was in a flat panic around 2016 when I broke the news that we’d be changing nail brands πŸ€£πŸ™„ She was rather sentimental, may I dare say, nearly nervous watching me pack up all that OPI stock. Today, she’s a firm advocate & lover of i.b.d & Artistic, would not entertain using another other brand & all is still well in the Matis Fourways household.

On a more serious note, this day in February 2021 things are just all completely different & we’ve had to adapt or die! Different shop, different ways of trading, adapting our spa services, finding new innovative ways to talk to clients & cater to their needs; a different world!

I’ve been told on more than one occasion that I handle change well, I guess I do! 😎 Isn’t it strange that in a time of trouble, or when difficult decisions need to be made, we see what we’re really made of? What strength have you seen in yourself over the last year?

If the change in the world around us wasn’t enough, Matis Paris decided (BC – Before Covid) to revamp the entire brand! Formulations, names, lines, packaging, logo… EVERYTHING! Now, when I look at my beautiful shelves with the new gorgeous, luxury skincare & body products, even more luxurious & beautiful than they were before, I just cannot help falling in love πŸ₯° ;when the changes started, the feelings I experienced were anything but love.

In this ever-changing, volatile business climate, when people are still not sure what they should & shouldn’t be doing, we’re looking at ways to make things easier, more accessible & enjoyable for all our clients. Yes, there are still clients who aren’t comfortable visiting the spa & that’s alright! We have the best in luxury, results driven products that allows our clients to use the best in at-home professional skincare & our experts are available on whatsapp chat, via chat on our site, email or a direct call to the spa to guide & assist with the best skincare products to use at home.

Considering coming back? Maybe your skin is dealing with some “maskne”, your back is holding all your stress & tension or your feet might be close to damaging your egyption cotton sheets?😰 We’re ready to welcome you back with (virtual) open arms! Be comforted knowing that our new premises is spacious, access controlled, has secure parking & our staff have your safety in mind at all times. Give us a call to chat or send us a message for more info.

The moral of the story? We have to go through it to get to the other side, right? Fight through the turmoil to see perfection, work & pray in times of uncertainty until one day we sit back & stare at the beautiful shelves & say… We’re doing something right!

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Since 1936

Isn’t it beautiful to have history?

Relationships, friendships… the richness lies in the history, don’t you think?

My relationship with Matis is a deep and very personal one, taking me back to when I was younger, silly, different; Matis & I have grown & matured together πŸ™‚

Today’s blog is just to talk about my first love… well, not the one you’re thinking of…

Matis was once upon a time a non profit organisation & Mavromati developed Fundamental Beautifying Cream & used it to treat burn patients in France oh so many years ago. Over the last 80 years, this gorgeous “care” has remained at the forefront of the Matis brand. It is still a top seller & yes, still the one I chose for myself. This magic tub holds an ingredient called Mimosa Tenuiflora which is a powerful skin regenerator. It is healing & anti-inflammatory & one of the only moisturizers I truly 100% believe suits all skins.

So, feeling nostalgic, feeling at home here in front of this screen in my salon, on this beautiful Saturday afternoon, I just want to send this love letter to the cream that holds my heart.

Here’s to you!

https://www.matisfourways.co.za/shop/product/fundamental-beautifying-cream/

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Matis Fourways Launches Online Store

Hi everyone,

I have a confession to make! I think I just might be the slowest addition to online purchases, a very “stuck in my ways” 35 year old; yip that’s me!

I’ve always wanted to buy a cool jersey, pants or uber hot pair of boots from Spree or Superbalist but alas the fear of an item not fitting leads me back into the most frustrating task of shopping in a store, too many people around & the queues, oh dear… the queues πŸ™

For some reason when the idea of opening my online store came, I thought it was thee most obvious thing to do. Fourways Mall under construction for 3 years & clients saying how much the lurrrv the product but hate coming all the way just made it a no brainer for me. For those fellow entrepreneurs out there, loading each pretty product is quite a task but I survived & my little online store is growing slowly but surely…

So in my effort to set your mind at ease here’s how my store works:

  1. Β No big offices means not much room for error: Yes, you guessed it, I might just be a little bit OCD (my staff don’t think little) & I have a very painful weakness: DELEGATION! So, this means, I receive the orders, check that I pack the correct products, email you if it may take an extra day & sometimes give you a little extra info on the super amazing work of art you might be purchasing
  2. My Payfast account is secure: I think this might be where most of my scepticism came from with online purchases, all the blooming scammers out there just waiting on my card details gave me the heebie jeebies! Let me set your mind at ease, your moola goes straight into my secure account- just make sure you have some internet protection to be safe πŸ™‚
  3. Direct Deposits: I’m not saying I’m not a trusting somebody, but my accountant Anitha might murder me if I sent the goods without the money so if you choose to be on the safe side & want to do a direct EFT, please note your delivery will be around 2 days more

We at Matis Fourways put our clients first, feel free to comment with questions or concerns & you can go wild withΒ  10% discount for September with the promo code SpringSkin

Happy Shopping!

www.matisfourways.co.za/shop

 

 

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Matis Fourways Privacy Policy

It’s thee most annoying thing getting calls from all kinds of people…

Here’s where we promise to keep your precious personal info safe!

Matis Fourways collects personal data for the following reasons

  1. To send product to you once something is purchased online
  2. To communicate with you via sms or email regarding products purchased or promotions available
  3. To secure bookings made in the salon to prevent last minute cancellations
  4. To contact you once you’ve expressed interest in a service or product

We will not sell or share any of your personal data

Depending on your reason for contacting us, Personal data may include your name, mobile number, billing address & e-mail address. We may also collect personal information from you in relation to payment; including credit card type, name of cardholder, card number, and expiration date and security code. This information is not stored anywhere & is only used to secure a payment. Once you arrive for your treatment, all information is erased. This sensitive information is only viewed by Matis Fourways Management.