EThekwini Municipality’s Durban Fashion Fair (DFF) recently launched
another initiative to provide training in the creative sector, that of a
three day hair training workshop in partnership with Sofn’ Free.

The aim of the workshop was to up skill local hairstylists with fundamental
hairstyling techniques to provide them with industry trends and expertise
to sustain and increase their knowledge. In addition to this, is to assist
hairstylists to grow their business within their chosen field of hair

During the workshop, training provided included that of theory as well as
practical exercises, educating the participating hairdressers on various
hair products as well as showcased a number of the latest hair trends.

The hairstylists were also provided the opportunity to perfect cutting
techniques, blow-drying for all hair types, styling for “all occasions”, as
well as learning to create the perfect avant-garde look.

A total of twenty hairdressers participated and were then judged by top
hair stylists, Musa Gcaba from Sofn’ Free and Ricci Pillay from the Coastal
KZN TVET College – Durban Campus who were given the difficult task of
selecting the top three who then received a Sofn’ Free hamper.

The overall consensus from all the participants was a positive one, with
all having enjoyed the experience, found it to be very informative and
beneficial and one even joked what a fun “hair raising” experience she had.

To see more pictures of the hair creations, go to the facebook page: Durban
Fashion Fair or Twitter / Instagram @Dbnfashion_fair.

Awarded the best hairstylist after the training programme was Ntombizodwa
Zondo with her model, Nomfundo Shange, followed by Nokuphiwa Mlambo (centre
wearing white top) as a runner up with her model Samukelisiwe Manci and
wrapping up the top three positions was Faith Ndlovu (far right) with her
model Londeka Luthuli (checked shirt).


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