‘Couture’ day spa comes to Cape Town.



Now open in the De Waterkant district of Cape Town, South Africa, boutique spa and beauty salon Lume Beauty Atelier brings a contemporary edge to the city.


The spa was created by local interior designers ARRCC and Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects (SAOTA), with a brief to offer visitors a luxury experience in upscale, high fashion surroundings.


For the reception foyer, monochromatic tones were used to bring calmness to the interior, complemented by luxurious textures and the layering of finishes. French oak, rose gold, brass and white veined marble with accents of black throughout give a luxurious finish.


Incorporating a hair salon, nail bar, three treatment rooms, a medispa and colour lab, designers needed to be clever to optimise the 217sq m (2,336sq ft) space; mirrored walls and reflective surfaces were used to achieve this, along with custom made shelving and display cabinets, locally designed and manufactured in Holland.


In the hair salon, premium leather embossed lounge chairs feature at the backwashes. The nail bar has been designed as a social gathering space – clever lighting has been used to give definition to this area, with Axor Starck glass taps and stone basins also featuring.


A focal water feature facilitates the transition from the hair salon and nail bar to the treatment rooms, each of which has an en-suite private cabin, including bathroom and steam shower.


With a philosophy of providing the best from nature and science, product partners include Oribe, Biologique Recherche and Terres D’Afrique.


“My vision is to create a new beauty experience in Africa, an ‘atelier’, where a talented team work with the finest products in the world to deliver clients the best beauty and skincare results possible,” said owner Jenny Kouwenhoven.


Using state-of-the-art equipment and innovative technology, treatments on offer include skin rejuvenation, body sculpting, massage wellness, manicures and pedicures, waxing, lash extensions, party packages and haircare.


Bespoke Indulgence Packages include Glow, a three-hour treatment including full body exfoliation, body contouring, massage and blow-dry; and Luminosity, a four-hour treatment which includes a full body consultation followed by a combination of advanced face and body treatments.


Concierge and all-inclusive secure parking complete the guest offering.