Lizelle Barratt-vd Merwe completed her B.Com. Law degree at UFS in 1994. Having struggled with Acne since adolescence, she has always had an interest in therapeutic skincare. Her journey in beauty began by completing an International CIDESCO examination in 1996 and B.Tech. Somatology (CUT) in 1997.

Lizelle first started working as a therapist at Exclusive Image in 1996 and then became the proud owner of the salon in 1999. Since then, she has come to be known and loved for being a trusted, knowledgeable and no-nonsense therapist who has genuine concern for her clients’ well-being. She stays on top of the latest developments in the beauty industry and inspires nothing less than excellence from her staff.

Lizelle is an exceptional therapist that specializes in permanent make-up and in particular, skincare.
She is married to Dion Barratt and is the mother of 2 gorgeous girls – Mila and Lilly-Rain.


Amelia, who is a true Bloemfonteiner, finished her Somatology studies in 2003 at Elken College.

She has since worked all over the country in becoming the excellent therapist that she is today.
She is the proud mom of two beautiful girls, Amélie and Simoné.

Amelia is a no-nonsense therapist who’s passion is skincare. She believes that what you put in is what you get out. In life as well as your skincare.


Nelma van Zyl was born, and primarily grew up, in the Eastern Cape (Barkley-East). In 2005, she moved to Kwazulu-Natal where she matriculated. After matriculation she spend a year overseas before starting her studies in Somatology.

She obtained her CIBTAC, CIDESCO and CIDESCO Spa diploma at the Academy of Beauty Therapy in Assegaai (KZN). Her work experience includes work as beauty therapist at Bridgit Filmer Spa, Dis-Chem Salon and Brookdale Health Hydro.

She also worked as a lecturer at Camelot International, teaching subjects including manicures, pedicures, waxing, body therapy, spa therapy, health and hygiene, Indian head massage and manual lymph drainage.


Francois was born in Bloemfontein and has 25 years of experience in Professional & Remedial Massage Therapy.

At the age of 19 he was diagnosed with macular degeneration and lost all central vision with limited side vision. He now only has 2% vision..
His specialised treatments include:

• Sport and Deep Tissue Massage
• Foot Therapy
• Stress and Toxin Release
• Pregnancy Massage


Sylvia was born, and grew up, in Bloemfontein. She matriculated at St Michaels School in 1998.

Sylvia then completed her diploma in Somatology at the CUT Free State and obtained her International CIDECSO qualification. Showing a natural talent for nails, she went on a Bio Sculpture nail course in 2002 and since then has been delighting clients with stunning nails. Sylvia enjoys offering a wide variety of treatments to her clients and is also popular for her lash extensions.

Exclusive Image is privileged to have had Sylvia as part of their team from 2012. Sylvia is married to John Gavin and they have the cutest sons, Aiden and Liam.


Marquerite matriculated in 2008 at Ladybrand High School. She then obtained a Diploma in Health & Skincare at Camelot International in Bloemfontein. Marquerite is passionate about nails and she absolutely loves beautifying feet. Her foot massages are known to be legendary!

She joined the Exclusive Image team in 2013 and pampers her clients with various beauty treatments. Marquerite enjoys cooking and has a handsome boyfriend Alec, that gets to sample her gourmet dishes.


Babalwa Mnweba, lovingly known by her clients and Exclusive Image colleagues as “Bebe”, was born in Bloemfontein and matriculated at Kagisho High School. She obtained her National Diploma in Somatology at CUT.

Bebe’s first job was with Steiner International Cruises as a massage therapist. Whilst working extremely hard pampering international guests, she got to travel to beautiful places all around the world like Spain, Italy, France and the Caribbean Islands. Bebe joined the Exclusive Image team in 2013 and enjoys treating her clients with various beauty treatments, especially massage and gel nails.

She is the proud mommy of Inothando, which means “God’s love”.


Dr Chris Giezing has been involved in medical aesthetics since 2000. In 2004 he opened one of the first fully-fledged aesthetic clinics in South Africa and has since been passionately involved in this field.

He believes that aesthetic medicine should be an integration of art and medicine using this as a core principal; he trained extensively in botulinum toxin, fillers and thread lifting techniques. Into this he also incorporates a variety of skin enhancing treatments like chemical peels to underline the necessity of a balanced full-face approach.

He is a regular speaker at both local and international conferences and also writes for various publications in his chosen field. One of the founding members of the AAMSSA as well as the Allergan Academy (Allergan Medical Institute), he is now a K.O.L. for the Gladerma filler portfolio, Princess (pdo) threads, Ipsen (Dysport) and ZO cosmeceuticals.