Our small company is based on a long lasting friendship, respect,
warm communication and common values.
The idea developed from the need to provide services that were missing on certain areas of the island, like a professional Hair & Beauty Salon in Kiwengwa, but also to improve the quality of already existing sectors such as Boutiques and Spas.
We believe that our presence in Zanzibar since a long time, and the will to stay for much longer, is a guarantee of continuity and reliability for our clients and partners.
We are strongly oriented to the constant improvement of the quality of the services that we offer, while establishing a healthy business able to provide for us and for our team members.
All the while enjoying this wonderful journey, embracing the detours and keep smiling.
Matilde has been a hairdresser for more than 20 years.
As it was custom in those days she started as a teenager in a local shop while she studied to obtain the Professional Qualification for Female and Male Hairdresser.
All her training took place in Italy where she owned her own salon ‘Matilde Acconciature’ for 7 years before deciding to explore the world and eventually settle in Zanzibar, where she has been for the last 20 years.
Matilde has always been employed by renowned hotel chains on the island as a Boutique and Spa Manager, although she has never stopped being a hairdresser. In the early days here in Zanzibar there weren’t many hairdressers around so her skills were always requested by tourists and Expats alike.
Through the years she has gained a respectable reputation as a hairstyle and makeup artist for weddings in Zanzibar.
Matilde is very well known on the island for her skills and professionalism but also for her wonderful smile.
Silvia spent the last 15 years in the scuba diving industry, travelling to many countries around the world, until eventually finding her own place here in Zanzibar where she has been for the last 12 years.
For the last decade she worked as General Manager and Marketing Manager for the biggest dive company of the island.
Through this position she has developed strong organizational skills, deep knowledge of how to manage a local business and had the opportunity to build long lasting relationships with her business partners.
After many years of practicing Yoga, Meditation and healthy eating she decided to flip her life over and use her knowledge of well being and holistic therapies, along with her management skills, to dedicate herself to this exciting project and the creation of our very first Spa.
In addition to this, being Italian gives her a natural feeling for beautiful things, which makes of her the perfect candidate to manage our boutique too.
The growth of the central-north area of Zanzibar as holiday and residential destination brought along with it the increasing demand of professional services. We knew that we could fulfill the need of professional hairdressing, beauty services & more, so in July 2018, the doors of MATI BEAUTY & MORE were opened.
The salon is located in Kiwengwa, at the Pambaland Business Centre, with easy access from the main road and a large parking area. The choice of the location has been carefully made to give a completely stress-free experience to our clients.
Once inside you’ll be welcomed in a modern air-conditioned space where the professional equipment blends perfectly with the African style of the furniture. A wide range of professional hair and beauty services is available at the salon for anyone that wants to have a top quality hair or beauty treatment while in Zanzibar.
We take great pride in saying that all our hair products are professional, award-winning brands made in Italy imported exclusively to offer a unique service to you, our clients.
Salon Professional & Award Winning Brands
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!
Such an important day requires extra attention to all details and Matilde, the hair and makeup artist, looks forward to being part of it!
Matilde has been styling for brides in Zanzibar for the last 20 years, she will come to your wedding venue with everything she needs on the big day.
Our priority is to offer a high-quality service, tailored to your needs, as well as a friendly face to help calm your nerves on your special day!
Our wedding packages can be customized to your needs, you can easily get in contact with us to organize also:
• Bride Hairstyle & Makeup Trials
• Bridesmaids & Guest Hairstyle and/or Makeup
• Bridal Henna Painting
Bridal Hair Style
You hair says so much about you. On your wedding day, you want your hair to be truly special.
Every service begins with a consultation, send us via e-mail pictures of your hair, of the desired hairstyle and of the dress.
We then work together to create that special hairstyle, from down with simple waves to an intricate up-style, ensuring that you feel confident and beautiful every step of the way.
Let us help you create a wedding hairstyle that you will truly love – one that is ready for photos and will highlight your smile.
Matilde’s beauty philosophy has always been ‘less is more’ and believes bridal makeup should be timeless and elegant.
Matilde will work with you to ensure that your vision becomes reality. Whether you prefer a look that is soft and romantic or sophisticated and elegant, it is our goal to capture your personal style and enhance your natural beauty.
Your wedding day photographs will last a lifetime so it is Matilde’s priority that you look and feel at your very best on the most important of days, stress free and confidently beautiful.
Residing in Zanzibar for over 20 years Matilde is known and requested by all the hotels that organize weddings as well as successfully cooperating with the wedding planners and photographers on the island:
Enjoy professional services at affordable prices.
|WASH & BLOW DRY||. . . . . .||20 USD|
|WOMAN HAIRCUT||. . . . . .||20 USD|
|MAN HAIRCUT||. . . . . .||18 USD|
|HAIR COLOR||. . . . . .||from 30 USD|
|HIGHLIGHTS / LOWLIGHTS||. . . . . .||from 40 USD|
|STRAIGHTENING||. . . . . .||45 USD|
|HAIR REPAIR TREATMENT||. . . . . .||10 USD|
|WEDDING HAIR STYLING||. . . . . .||150/200 USD|
|WEDDING GUEST/BRIDESMAID HAIRSTYLING||. . . . . .||50/70 USD|
|MAKE UP||. . . . . .||50 USD|
|EYE BROW SHAPING||. . . . . .||5 USD|
|MANICURE||. . . . . .||15 USD|
|PEDICURE||. . . . . .||25 USD|
|UNDER ARM WAX||. . . . . .||12 USD|
|FULL ARM WAX||. . . . . .||16 USD|
|BIKINI LINE WAX||. . . . . .||12 USD|
|HALF LEG WAX||. . . . . .||20 USD|
|FULL LEG WAX||. . . . . .||25 USD|
CONTACT US TO GET IT
Our philosophy is to provide our guests a unique and complete shopping experience offering a selection of quality items.
Our boutiques are stocked up with basic necessities, beach clothing, jewelry, interior decor and the perfect gifts from Zanzibar selected from the best suppliers available on the island and within the African continent.
We strive to support all the entrepreneurs that, like us, believe in the potential of this wonderful land.
The growth of our projects is empowering and supporting more and more people from the local communities whose livelihoods rely on their employments.
Some of our best seller items are actually made in Zanzibar, from NGOs or companies born in Zanzibar.
With 20 years of experience in this business we believe that prices have to be fair, appropriate and consistent.
For this reason our clientele is not made only of tourists but also of residents that choose our boutiques for their shopping.
Like to meet us?
Finding the right boutique brand and partner can be a challenge – we do understand that. So we developed our own business strategy that will add another dimension to your boutique.
And if, like us, you are focused on creating the most amazing guest experience get in touch by clicking here, we would love to meet you.
Our mission is wellness and service: we provide a sanctuary from stress,
a healing touch, a kind word, a place to reconnect.
Our goal is to give our clients an exceptional and creative experience blending the African vibes with international standards of service and professional techniques. Touch has an amazing power: massage, facial and body treatments keep you functioning at your best. Our team will advise on what’s the best treatment for you to achieve the state of wellness that you are looking for. Our Spa team is all-women from Zanzibar and Tanzania, we have a strong belief in empowering women as ‘the rise of women is the rise of nations’.
We are willing to support their development in a range of areas for them to acquire additional skills, deliver a top quality service and continuing in their personal growth. We strive to regularly refresh Spa treatments routines, update the knowledge of the Spa products, preserve the work environment and personal hygiene, educate on appropriate customer service procedure as well as make them practice basic accounting and micromanagement skills.
In our Spas we mainly use Inaya Spa Rituals products as they are ecofriendly, biodegradable, free of mineral oil, parabens, SLS, phthalates and artificial colors and cruelty free.
Still for some treatments we use plants or spices sourced directly from the local markets or from our gardens as natural remedies for sunburned skins (Aloe Vera) or traditional body scrub (grounded cloves mixed with coconut oil).
In the last 10 years we have noticed that an increasing number of people are investing money, time and energy in the things that help them achieve wellness, nevertheless we believe that prices have to be fair, appropriate and consistent. For this reason our clientele is not made only of tourists but also of residents that choose our Spas for their treatments.
Like to meet us?
Finding the right Spa brand and partner can be a challenge – we do understand that. So we developed our selection of treatments that will add another dimension to your spa to deliver something unique and out of the ordinary.
And if like us you are focused on creating the most amazing guest experience get in touch by clicking here, we would love to meet you.