Tiktok sensation Shaakirah Jacobs was treated to a spa day and head-to-toe pamper session this week, compliments of generous Daily Voice readers.
The mom of four from Tafelsig, who became a social media hit with her funny dance videos, had her hair done with red highlights, colour and a fresh blow and flat iron from N&N Hair Palace.
She had a red gel manicure by Cindy’s Creations and an hour-long full body massage and facial from MK Beauty Studio.
Readers also reached out to the 29-year-old – who admits to being a tik user – to help start her rehabilitation process..
Her teenage nephew had started a TikTok account for her and she had no idea that just six months later, 44 000 people would be enjoying her lagbol clips.
A grateful Shaakirah told the Daily Voice that she hopes to recover soon and work a normal job to put food on the table and get her four children back in her care.
“Never in my entire life have I ever received such royal treatment, ek kannie glo die is alles vir my nie,” said a teary-eyed Shaakirah.
A once stained and pale Shaakirah is now glowing as she struts down Winterhoek Street in Tafelsig.
“Everyone is waiting to see what I look like now, the people all compliment me when I walk down the street with my new hair, nails and smooth skin, I’m brekerag now, jong,” she chuckles.
Salon owner Nasief Hoosain says: “I’m still amazed by her courage. At first we laughed at her for her funny clips but meeting her is even more interesting.
“Getting to know her and her thoughts really make us appreciate things even more . Her spirit is really inspiring, she has a will for change and wants to better herself.”
Cindy spent an hour repairing and decorating Shaakirah’s nails: “The experience was emotionally overwhelming! Holding back the tears was mostly what I had to do.
“I cannot express the gratitude I have for being able to assist with this makeover.
“Shaarikah, remember, it won’t be like this forever.
“The path of recovery is a step towards gaining control of your life once again.”
Megan Natus of MK Beauty Studio said Shaakira fell asleep during her massage: “She was sleeping the entire treatment through and when asked if she’s enjoying it, she responded by saying it’s ‘lekker’.
“We found that she had loads of knots on her back due to stress. When we asked what she used for her face, she said Jik.”