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CHELSEA Brings a Taste of NYC to Gaborone 

GABORONE, BOTSWANA – ChelseaNYC salon spa made its mark well over a year ago when it first opened its doors in Botswana, housed in the popular game City Mall in Gaborone, and this Thursday (27th of February 2019), cemented that presence with an official launch soiree for key stakeholders. The night was an eventful one filled with glamour, music and the CHELSEA experience, transporting guests to New York City for the night, and very much in keeping with how the salon transplants one to the Big Apple by providing clean, modern and unique facilities.

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Guests at the soiree were welcomed with the signature ‘Blue CHELSEA Cocktail’ as they networked with the CHELSEA team, who are dedicated to raising the bar and redefining the local beauty industry through a wholly new-to-Botswana concept. Amidst cool cocktails and savory canapés, guests had the opportunity to be treated to luxurious pedicure treatments by the salon’s highly trained therapists.

CHELSEA, the no appointment nail, beauty and grooming salon, is part of the same family of brands as SOHO, which has branches in Johannesburg and Cape Town. SOHO is the brainchild of entrepreneur Getty Gizaw, who began her career 10 years ago in New York. Said Gizaw, “In the quest to achieve the authentic look and feel of the vibey New York suburb after which it is named, we considered every detail at CHELSEA.

The décor includes state of the art manicure tables, pedicure chairs and waxing rooms. The slick salon is Wi-Fi equipped for free guest use, stays open late and keeps a composite profile on guests so that they can always look forward to a friendly face who knows just exactly what they want and need. We want to redefine what a salon experience is and are proud to have brought this to the heart of Gaborone.”

CHELSEA offers express manicure, pedicure, waxing, threading and massage services. Treatments are designed for the busy man or woman on the go, and even caters for children. Appointments are not accepted at CHELSEA. Further stamping the NYC ethos, the salon is a walk-in, first come, first serve service experience. If guests are not able to come to the store, CHELSEA Mobile services will travel to them, where services such as manicures, pedicures and massages are provided.

Dr. Tasneem Mitha, CHELSEA franchisee said, “Since we opened our doors, the response has been overwhelming. This is not simply another spa experience, but a concept built on the luxury nail salons of London, New York and LA. Our salon caters for the busy, working professionals who don’t have a lot of time to spend on grooming, but still want exceptional service and results. Appointments are not needed, only a delightful experience is CHELSEA’s main goal. At CHELSEA, we aim to offer the very best in terms of services and products, including our So-So Silky Vitamin E, Go-Go Cuti, Bye-Bye Cali and Yum-Yum Sugar Scrub.”

Dr. Tasneem Mitha

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