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Esteties and the fine living

Marioara de la Tara · 10 October 2019

Dawid Kriel is a passionate hairdresser and a talented curator of the finer things in life. He moved from Namibia to the Cape 26 years ago.
In 1996, he started his business together with his partner Marna Holwill. She is the Beauty and he is the Hair specialist. They discovered their current location about 12 years ago and since than they restored and modeled the interior according to their vision: the only Redken Loft Salon in the Western Cape with facilities that include a Redken Colour Bar, Redken Lab and Calm Zone.

Every colour station has a dedicated space for the nail technician.
Each one of the 7 stylists has their own specialty.
Dawid is specialized in Creative Cutting and Colour Technique.

A wellness area that sounds like our favorite kind of place…

As a child, his first visit to the heart of the Namib Desert with its “vast open space and only the clear sound of silence”, was etched into his mind forever. Moments and glimpses from his travels to Europe, being exposed to old architecture and art, were also impactful and refined his style.
This is why Dawid has an eye for the good stuff.

He collected items he found along his journeys all over the world and locally.

With this passion in mind, him and Marna opened in their salon, Esteties – a curated space filled with special objects, one off pieces of art, like the sculptures of Adriaan Diedericks, dutch artist Krin Rinsema, or ceramics from Vorster and Braye. Here you will find also Assouline books, cushions, and Cire Trudon candles alongside a selection of Wild Olive Artisans products.

When in Somerset West, visit  Institute Aesthetic in 15 Stellendal Road, Somerset West, 7130.
Tel: +27 (0)21 851 47 89