About Us

Rembesha is a directory and magazine for hair, product and service providers. Whether you are a young start-up, an individual stylist or an established brand, Rembesha is the platform,which allows you the presence to engage through digital media and print.

 

The magazine is a free copy available in Kenyan salons, spas, pharmacies and beauty shops, and is published monthly. We seek to  showcase and connect suppliers and services providers, with discerning clients and customers seeking quality hair and beauty services and products. As a directory, we have a comprehensive listing of more than 7,000 salons and stylists in the Kenyan hair and beauty industry.

 

Through the print, website and social media arms of Rembesha, we have a targeted audience reach of more than 100,000 women in Kenya.

 

Contact us today and we shall be glad to help you #RembeshaKenya!

 

Lifestyle and the Connection to Cancer

It's breast cancer awareness month and despite consistent efforts to sensitise women- and men, on not just breast cancer but cancer in general,  more cases are being reported and a great number are sadly diagnosed when it's too late and the disease has progressed beyond medical solutions.

 

According to the National Empowerment Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS Kenya (NEPHAK), the number one killer of women in Kenya is Breast Cancer. It affects women between the ages of 35 - 55, and its high mortality rate is as a result of late diagnosis. Shockingly, a huge majority of Kenyan women do not fully know how to conduct a self breast-exam, and yet a simple self exam done every month would help draw attention to the beginnings of breast cancer, and a better chance at winning the fight. Knowledge is power and while it is imperative that every woman finds the time to learn how to self examine, more efforts should be directed towards prevention. More than 30% of all cancers are preventable and we all need to aggressively begin to make better lifestyle choices and changes. So where do we begin?

 

Younger women who smoke are at a higher risk of breast cancer than their non-smoking peers. Quit the habit to control not just the risk of breast cancer, but many other diseases as well. Highly processed foods, unhealthy diets and alcohol are not only responsible for a rapidly growing obese population, they can also lead to cases of cancer. A diet rich in fresh vegetables and fruits will never let you down. If you love adding salt to your meals, do your best to stop the habit, by substituting salt with herbs and spices to add flavour to your food. Salt has been linked with a higher risk of stomach cancer. Don't pass the salt, rather pass up on the salt!

 

Protection from environmental exposure- using sunscreen while out for long periods in the sun, avoiding cigarette smoke for passive smokers, and other pollutants that contain carcinogenic elements, all go a long way towards reducing ones risk exposure, so be diligent. Finally, risky sexual encounters can expose one to the HPV virus responsible for causing cervical cancer. Always use a condom! Unprotected sex, may result in one contracting the HIV/AIDS virus which then places them at the risk of developing certain specific types of cancer such as cervical cancer and Kaposi Sarcoma.

 

Prevention is better than cure. This October, play your part in making lasting changes to tour lifestyle. Make time for frequent screening and most importantly share the knowledge that you now have with another!

 

Follow our social media handles throughout the month for more information on Cancer!

@RembeshaKenya

 

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We love to hear from you!  If you'd like to share your work as a stylist or salon, drop us a line, and if you'd like to share your work as a hair, beauty and lifestyle blogger, we've got room for you too! Keep it short and beautiful. Rembesha Kenya!!

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Salon of the Month

Ombre Nail Spa

It's always a rare pleasure to find a beauty business that sets itself apart, by specialising in one field, and doing so, exceptionally well. Located on the 1st Floor of Amal Plazza in Nyali, is the delightful Ombre Nails Spa. A 5-Star nail salon in the bustling coastal town of Mombasa.

 

Vibrant shades of lime green, sea blue, sorbet yellow, and bursts of glorious colour from luxurious shades of nail polish, play in harmony with the spotless white and stainless steel surfaces of the pedicure stations and nail tables. Mombasa- and indeed one of Kenya's best nail salons Ombre Nail Spa, has a friendly team of experienced nail professionals who clearly love what they do, as demonstrated by the care they take in ensuring the highest standards of hygiene, when carrying out complex and even basic treatments.

 

For an indulgent pamper session at Ombre Nails Spa, we recommend the spa manicure and spa pedicure- there's absolutely nothing like it! Hands and feet are soaked, scrubbed and cleaned in warm water, with nails getting trimmed and filed accordingly. Once that's done, hands and feet are then moisturised with rich, nourishing oils and then wrapped in warm paraffin for a few minutes.  It's very difficult to stay awake when your limbs feel this pampered, and it's perfectly alright to nod off- in fact it's recommended! But back to the treatment, once the paraffin cools, it's peeled off, to make way for a deep, soothing massage on both hands and feet with hot stones. The experience is topped with your nail polish application.

 

The variety of polish at Ombre Nails Spa is worth highlighting. From the award winning Akzentz range of polish- which was the 2016 NailPro Readers Choice Award winner, to the iconic NCLA Los Angeles line, it's going to be tough settling on a colour, and style. But, whether you choose nail lacquer or gel polish, push the boundaries and try quirky designer nail wraps, glitter and holographic colours.

 

Run by the energetic and engaging Farzana, the Ombre Nail Spa is perfect for girls get-togethers over manis and pedis, or a bridal and hens do. Pop in for the treat of a lifetime- we promise, your hands and feet will forever be grateful!

 

 @ombrenailspa

 

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