Last week I was invited to a home pamper party for local media to learn more about The Fox Box. A mobile nail service that comes to your home after hours, using the The Fox Box means you don’t have to stress about getting to and from a nail salon on your lunch break or having to give up a Saturday morning to get your nails done. (Unless of course you want to – and in that case it’ll be done in the comfort of your own spot sans potentially hideous spa pan pipe music.)
Held at a private home in Constantia, guests got treated to bubbly, Teapigs tea and an array of wickedly sweet treats.
But to get back to the service – a home visit isn’t nearly as expensive as you’d imagine it to be. For example, a magical mani is R350 and involves a soak, exfoliation, hand mask, buff, deep tissue massage, cuticle work and a shape and shine of your nails before a few slicks of either Essie or Morgan Taylor nail polish. Alternatively, you can add a gelish application for an extra R150.
Yes, it’s pricier than some salons, but the fact that they come to you and work up until 9pm kind of justifies the price – especially if you’re in a pinch and all the nail bars are closed. There are less expensive services too – a simple file and paint is R180 and an express mani and pedi in which the nails are simply filed, shaped and painted is R400.
The company also offers pamper parties, caters for corporate functions and even sells their own The Fox Box branded nail products. (Sherbet-scented cuticle oil, anyone? Or maybe a Peach Melba hand mask?)
To learn more about The Fox Box, visit their website or find them on Facebook. Also, company co-founder Tove De Chazal, says to keep an eye out for The Fox Box app launching soon. One of the many functions it’ll serve up is phone call-free booking* so you’ll never have to scream your deets over the hustle and bustle of a busy salon to get an appointment.
*Girls, you have no idea how much I love any business that phone-free bookings. Half the time, Debonaires is the only pizza delivery service I use only due to the fact that I can order up via their website and not have to spend five minutes shriek-spelling my utterly impossible to dictate name and addie to people. Anyone else feel the same way?