So, you want radiant skin like Jessica Alba and Halle Berry? How about a beautifully bronzed bod and cool casual SoCal style? You can – with Bron Mulligan’s help!
In the heart of Sandton, you’ll find the Bronzd Bar – a well of sunshine, good vibes and incredible Southern California style. The woman behind this biz is Bron Mulligan, who works her magic, making Joburgers look – and feel – glowing, glittery and oh-so golden.
Nestled in the back of the renowned Ginger hair salon, Bronzd Bar has become Bron’s haven – a space of self-expression, and this has always been her calling. ‘Life has brought me in and out of the industry. I have always had a love for everything beauty, fashion, skin and aesthetics. As a kid I would love flipping through the pages of Vogue,’ says Bron.
‘Fresh out of school, my first job was at the MAC Cosmetics counter. Later, I studied somatology, then ventured out to see the world and landed myself a position with Estee Lauder in California.’
Now, she stocks the skincare brand she loves, has a statement facial treatment and can help you get a perfect tan without stepping into the sun. Sometimes she invites a celeb plastic surgeon into her salon for a day of aesthetic beauty, pampering and so much more!
It was kismet that led Bron to Ginger hair salon. ‘This has been an exceptionally special place for me over the past five years. The owners, Jen and Kelly, and their extraordinarily talented team of hairstylists are the coolest, kindest people I have had the pleasure of meeting. I wouldn’t want my business located anywhere else!’
As for how her entrepreneurial journey started, we have lockdown to thank! ‘I was unhappy in my job and it was like Groundhog Day, waking up doing the same old thing… I had time to reflect and I needed to get back to what makes me happy. I’d always intended to start something on my own, and lockdown pushed me to take that leap.’
I’d always intended to start something on my own, and lockdown pushed me to take that leap
At Bronzd Bar, you’ll find a range of treatments to make your skin luminous and flawless. You’ll also find a whole host of luxury products and apparel to accentuate your individual style and beauty. ‘I’m obsessed with skin that’s radiant; beauty that’s skin-deep.’
Bron is ultra-specialised. She offers the iS Clinical Fire and Ice Resurfacing Treatment – which you probably know as ‘The Hollywood Facial’. ‘It is a multi-step treatment that resurfaces and rejuvenates the skin for a smooth and refreshed complexion. It is the ultimate anti-ageing treatment for those with skin-ageing concerns like fine lines and dark spots, who want to revitalise their skin.’ The best part? Bron’s sensational technique – a unique combination of tapping and massaging. This skincare line can only be stocked and treatments provided by a doctor-affiliated institute – which Bronzd Bar is. Devotees of the range include Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kourtney Kardashian, Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow and Halle Berry. And Bron swears by the products too. ‘iS Clinical has transformed my skin. The formulas in these little blue bottles are a force of nature.’
As the name of her salon suggests, Bron’s developed quite the following for her spray tans. And, having lived in California, Bron’s an expert on the perfect tan! She uses a top-rated, imported airbrush organic tanning solution that’s great for those wanting a sunless tan. It dries quickly and looks really natural – think bronzed bods on Southern California beaches!
Bron also totally ups her offering with her collagen sunbed – take 10 to 15 minutes and you’ll step out with a gorgeous tan … ready for Valentine’s date night! The red light stimulates the production of collagen and elastin to boost your skin’s flexibility.
Keeping with California dreaming, Bron also imports the most gorgeous swimwear from SoCal. ‘Inspired by travel and a love of the ocean, these alluring swimsuits and apparel are for those with an appreciation of good times, tan lines and damn cute cozzies!’ Pair the pieces with one of her custom-made trucker caps – which you can have made to order. Bron wears one with ‘Bronzd Babe’ … seriously on-brand! ‘They’re inspired by cool casual Summer style and the laid-back surfers of the world.’
And what’s Southern California-style without some bling? This business-savvy beauty has partnered with a diamond dealer to design a unique diamond fine jewellery line. And it’ll make your jaw drop! ‘In Greek and Roman mythology, diamonds were believed to be the tears of the gods or splinters that had broken off falling stars,’ explains Bron, who’s a real diamond herself!
When she’s not in the salon, you’ll find her keeping busy – and social. ‘I run in the mornings and I do a bit of yoga too. I love people, so I enjoy getting together with the girls for lunch and a glass of wine, catching up and having a good laugh. I love being surrounded by family.’ Bron’s warmth fills her space … but don’t take our word for it, pop into her salon and meet her for yourself.
Details: Follow Bron on Instagram @bronzd_bar or call the Ginger salon to make a booking on 011-326-7456.
Text: TAYLA BLAIRE. Photographer: Nicole Moore. Details: nicolemoorephotography.co.za. Hair: Ginger. Details: @ginger_hairsalon. Make-up: @bronzd_bar