Cape Town beauty lovers can now experience a beauty destination with a difference. Located in De Waterkant, Lume is a beauty atelier offering an array of luxury treatments for skin,  nails and hair as well as hair styling, cutting and colouring.

The highly talented team of beauty experts use carefully sourced products, providing a balance between the best from nature and science.

According to owner Jenny Kouwenhoven, “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.

Kouweenhoven’s eye for designer distinction has ensured that all elements from the designer interior to the experience is both luxurious and refreshing to the beauty scene in South Africa. One can clearly see that attention to detail is the salon’s key focus. The Atelier was designed by internationally recognized architect, Stefan Antoni and his team from ARRCC, who were commissioned to design a state of the art interior.

Every aspect of the designer space has been carefully considered to ensure clients experience a new level of indulgence. Marble finishes and shades of gold dominate throughout, contemporary lights create a tranquil atmosphere. Private treatment chambers, all complete with fluctuating mood lighting and curated sound, ensure a beautiful expereince. The interior colour palettes include a mix of neutral greys, white and shades of gold,the soft and neutral material and colour palette were carefully selected to evoke feelings of peace and calm. This is design meeting comfort at its most luxurious.






Lume is a devotion to the art of personal beauty. A strong foundation of technical authority, expressed through premium products, leading edge hairstyling, nail care and advanced skincare.

Lume offers expertly curated products which include:

Biologique Recherche
Académie Scientifique de Beauté
Terres D’Afrique
L’ Oréal

If you’re looking for tailored results in a luxury boutique environment using the highest performance products and treatment technology, then make an appointment at Lume soon.

Photography by Adam Letch


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