Hines & Harley is Jared Hines' dream come true. With more than a decade's experience in the spa industry – in South Africa and abroad – he has been long been looking for a place where men can be pampered, not as an afterthought but as the salon’s focus.
"Eventually I decided to create such a place," he says. And that’s how Hines & Harley was born.
The Hines & Harley philosophy
For us it is all about the experience before, during and after the treatment. We view our treatments as therapy given by professionals. It is an exchange of energy that we respect by always bringing our best selves to the task.
Our clients are regulars; they always come back for more because they love to be treated as if they are the only people who matter to us.
Our purpose is to make a difference in the lives of the people we touch directly, in the industry we operate in and in the broader business community.
An advert in the Classifieds brought Jared to the doors of Camelot International where he completed a three-year course and qualified as an aesthetician and somatologist in 2008. His CV includes stints at some of South Africa's top spas, including Mount Grace and the spa at the Saxon Hotel. While managing the latter, he was named African spa manager of the year in 2015.
The job that inspired his vision for his own spa, however, was his six-month contract with Canyon Ranch that saw him working as the Seven Seas Mariner’s on-board aesthetician.
Jared's treatment philosophy is built on the concept of energy transferal. "A tired and unhappy therapist will give you a tired and unhappy treatment and you will leave feeling disappointed and ripped off," he explains. "It is very important that therapists are happy and energetic; such positivity is the source of the relaxed, happy feeling you get after a treatment. This holistic approach has long-term benefits, especially in a fast-paced city such as Johannesburg."
The chore of taking his aunt for her reflexology treatments led Amon to his calling. He became interested in alternative treatments and completed his first qualification in cosmetology and reflexology in Zimbabwe. In 2006 he relocated to South Africa and enrolled at the SA College of Complimentary Therapies in Pietermaritzburg. Two years later he joined the Madge Wallace Complimentary Health Centre where he majored in therapeutic aromatherapy.
From humble beginnings as a mobile therapist, Amon's magic hands and in-depth understanding of the human body (he is also a qualified personal trainer) have seen him working in some of South Africa’s major 5-star hotels.
And now he is the senior therapist at Hines & Harley where he has created a signature massage that is guaranteed to leave you feeling, quite literally, like a new man.
Terry got started in the beauty industry by accident. Wanting to do a special effects course, she had to study make-up first – which led her to nails and lashes and, eventually, the whole enchilada. On her way to Hines & Harley, Terry has worked as a make-up and prosthetics lecturer and assessor, a beautician, and a make-up artist on film sets.
Her passion for beauty therapy lies in the magic it works. "It's wonderful to see someone come to you looking tired and grumpy, and leave refreshed and feeling confident. We build close relationships with our clients. They aren't numbers coming in and out of the shop. They become like friends. You really notice if you haven't seen them in a while and miss their quirks."
Terry's advice for men who are not quite sure about a visit to Hines & Harley? "If you work with people, you need to look good. We can help you with that. While still keeping you looking manly and not smelling like flowers. And your important other will appreciate it too. Trust me. She doesn't want your rough feet scraping against her silky legs. Come have a pedicure."