Hairdressers come out tops

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Klerksdorp Midweek, Klerksdorp - Two Klerksdorp hairdressers were chosen to compete in the final of the Dark and Lovely’s Golden Scissor Awards to be held in February next year.

Sindisiwe Mayisela and Peter Matiyane competed in the regional competition in Polokwane during November where they battled for spots in the semi-final.

The contestants were instructed by a panel of judges who are industry experts to create their interpretation of Warrior Queen, to demonstrate attention to detail, blade cutting and creativity.

The Judging panel includes Mimmi Biggar - Dark and Lovely Academy Principal, Hanson Ndabeni - National Education Manager for Dark and Lovely and Brian Warfield - Zone Education Manager for Mizani.

Sindisiwe is a self-taught hairdresser with more than a decade of experience in the industry. She closed down her salon last year due to lack of cash flow however her passion for hair drives her to work hard regardless of the current circumstance. She now rents a chair at a communal hair salon while saving to reopen her salon. 

“Winning this competition will help me get back on my feet again. I plan to use the money to pay off the debt I incurred, and reopen my salon,” said Mayisela. 

She believes she has what it takes to be the ultimate winner, as she specialises in the hairstyles that are trendy in the South African market. She makes it a point to keep up with the latest hair trends. 
Peter was introduced to the hair business 15 years ago when he worked part-time at a hair salon. He honed his craft in the different salons he worked in over the years and the attended several salon workshops to improve his skills. 
He now owns his own salon and has been running it for three years.

“I am constantly looking for ways to grow my business and I believe that winning the Golden Scissors Awards will help me achieve my goal. Furthermore, I would like to create a beautiful space for my clients and get more advanced equipment that works better and faster,” says Matiyane. 

The Golden Scissors Awards is a hairdressing competition, which celebrates the best and brightest hairdressing talent in Africa. It also aims to upskill and empower hairdressers to grow their business. 

“The stakes are high for the competition this year, we are searching for an astute hairdresser who is creative, pays attention to detail and understands the technicality of styling hair ,”says Hanson Ndabeni, National Education Manager for Dark and Lovely, and one of the judges.  
Ultimately there will be 12 regional winners who will finally compete for the co-veted title of Dark and Lovely Golden Scissors Awards Winner 2019 in Feb 2020.

The winner will walk away with prizes to the value of R200 000. The prize includes R100 000 cash, a hair course worth R40 000 at the Dark and Lovely Academy in Johannesburg, R10 000 worth of Dark and Lovely products and salon renovations worth R50 000.