Mel and Peet Viljoen

Mel and Peet Viljoen have once again addressed the Tammy Taylor Nails allegations. Image via @melanyviljoen/Instagram

‘I’m a street kid: ‘RHOPTA’s’ Peet Viljoen on being a ‘vicious boss’

Tammy Taylor Nails CEO Peet Viljoen has issued a warning to those ‘defaming’ their business following various allegations against them.

Mel and Peet Viljoen

Mel and Peet Viljoen have once again addressed the Tammy Taylor Nails allegations. Image via @melanyviljoen/Instagram

Businessman and Real Housewives van Pretoria (RHOPTA) star Peet Viljoen has once again defended his character amid the Tammy Taylor Nails South Africa scandal first reported on the M-Net investigative show Carte Blanche.

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Peet has issued a warning to those coming for him as he told You Magazine, on Friday 2 December, that he “can take it to places they can’t”.

Mel and Peet Viljoen address previous Tammy Taylor Nails scandal. Image via Instagram @peetviljoen_ttn.


In October, Peet and his wife Mel Viljoen were accused of peddling fake nail products and continuing to use the Tammy Taylor trademark even though they no longer hold the license to operate in South Africa.

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Tammy Taylor Nails Inc. is originally an American-owned nail product brand associated with the likes of reality stars Kim Kardashian and her sister Kylie Jenner.

When the scandal was made public, Peet Viljoen told The South African News that they would be suing Carte Blanche presenter Masa Kekana for R20 million for defamation of character.


According to You Magazine, businesswoman Ntombi Khambule said she paid the reality TV couple R350 000 licence fee for a Tammy Taylor franchise despite warnings from other people about the couple’s alleged shady dealings. In the end she claims that she only got R80 000 worth of stock.

Other franchisees have also come out to allege that the Viljoens have bullied and scammed them, including Happy Simelane who claimed that they are threatening to kill her.

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However, Peet Viljoen denies every allegation. He claimed that the contracts clearly state that refunds can only be made once the salon has been sold off to a new buyer. 

“I’m not a bully. People must just leave me alone. If you’re going to come at me, you need to understand I’m a street kid. I can take it to places you can’t.

“I’m a vicious boss,” he admits. “You must do what you say and say what you do.” 

His wife, Mel, said on the matter: “Peet lets people off lightly when they break contracts with him. And I have a problem with that because that person later becomes an enemy and says stuff that isn’t true.”