Urban Escape Morningside: The ultimate pitstop for a pampering session

Whether for relaxation and rejuvenation from head to toe or a day of glamorous downtime paired with clever, cutting-edge treatments, the brand-new Urban Escape in Morningside has got you covered. Located on the upper level of Morningside Shopping Centre, the cool yet inviting space feels well away from the hustle and bustle of the chatter at Tashas next door.  

If the calm oasis of muted taupe and dusty-pink hues doesn’t wow, then the menu that’s lapped up by urban regulars is sure to impress feel-good gurus. Every detail has been thought of for an ultimate day of pampering. Never thought you can fall asleep to a facial? Try one here and you’ll be pleasantly surprised! To start the new season with a calm, clear head and skin to match, we recommend the Urban Pro60 facial (R745). Using Dermalogica’s rich, intense, restorative creams, serums and masques, the personalised 60-minute treatment includes Face Mapping skin analysis, double cleansing and exfoliation. 

Sure, the lighting in the room is advantageous, but afterwards the result is pretty exceptional looking skin. Tired skin appears more hydrated, energised and glowing, while wrinkles are smoother, making it completely acceptable to leave without any makeup on. You’ll savour the facial long after you’ve left the salon! Our top tip is to not feel like you have to rush out afterwards – you can rest and sip a cup of tea in your treatment room complete with a duvet to delay facing the bustle of Joburg outside. 

You can also rely on Urban Escape for a perfectly polished pedicure, as the service is consistently thorough and the results long-lasting. For a luxe treatment with a medical edge, book a Shellac Pedicure (R475) with a Paraffin Dip (R115). Combining a traditional pedicure with a pampering foot massage, you can expect to bounce out feeling much lighter on your feet. This new Insta-worthy beauty salon is well worth a visit for a post-work shop and polish proposition, but be sure to book in advance – they’re already gaining a deeply loyal and regular fan base, so if you want an appointment you need to get in early. 

Morningside Shopping Centre, corner of Rivonia & Outspan Roads, Morningside 

010 023 2912 



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