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Elize Strauss Makarios Boutique Spa owner PortraitA ‘love affair’ with an international beauty house. Is that possible? Beauty expert Elize Strauss says, “YES!”

 

It began with a detached admiration…

Elize Strauss was 18 years old when introduced to the product range as a beauty salon receptionist. She observed. Then she started using the products on her face and body. She saw the same results she had seen on the clients.

The ‘love affair’ with Matis had begun…

Generational Beauty Products

A ‘love affair’ she passed on to her teenage daughter and her 3-year old. Matis has been on the market for generations; Elize is sure her grandchildren and their children will use Matis too.

Since the first Matis laboratories in 1936, Matis has kept up with skin science and research. In 2016 as a leader in the professional beauty industry, Matis celebrated 80 years of success.

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Elize began her studies at Sonette Beauty Institute. Introduced to the ‘science and senses’ philosophy of Matis, her love deepened the more she learned about the products. Two years later and armed with an International Cidesco diploma, a national diploma from South African Institute of Health and Beauty Therapists and a course in business administration, Elize was ready to evangelise the beauty world.

She didn’t even notice the long hours she worked at International Health and Beauty Clinics. Because for Elize…it wasn’t work… she was exercising her passion daily…

Her enthusiasm and knowledge were contagious. She was promoted to branch manager where she gained business experience.

Variety of Beauty Brands Experience

Married in 1997, she started working at a small salon. Her boss and mentor soon noticed her potential. She trusted Elize with running the salon and to experiment with different beauty brands, national and international.

Did she stay loyal to Matis? Or did other products tempt her to cross over…

Matis won with no exception. Her loyalty and love for the wide range of personalised products deepened. Even during her personal trials and difficult circumstances, she could always rely on the stability of Matis results and long lasting effect. When divorced with a newborn baby, the beauty industry became her safe haven.

Family is Important…

In 2003 Elize moved to the Western Cape. A rocky personal life calmed when she met Johann and became Mrs. Elize Strauss. He is the only competition Matis has…

Johann and Elize Strauss family portrait“Family is important,” Elize replied when I asked her why she had been out of the beauty industry for a few years. Four children later, Elize is ready to return…

Makarios Boutique Spa in the Northern Suburbs was officially launched on 1 July 2017. In addition, Elize has become the distributor for Matis skincare product range and Artistic Nail Design for the Western Cape, South Africa.Makarios Boutique Spa reception area

As a Christian, Elize knows a woman’s beauty is NOT skin deep. With the right skin care and body treatment, her inner beauty is revealed for the world to see.

With her years of product knowledge and experience as a professional expert therapist, Elize is ready to share her love for Matis with clients.