Every hair salon runs on coffee, right? Well, Sophie, owner of The Puzzle in Sonpark Centre, realised how well the two go together, and she started up a business with a coffee shop on one side, and a hair and beauty salon on the other. That’s where the name of this friendly establishment came from – all the pieces of the puzzle, fitting together!
From there, I headed to the lovely Salonique in the same centre, to meet the friendly team headed by Lizelle, and to have my hair expertly blow-dried. It is great to see so many salons in an area, so busy – and so many stylists who simply adore what they do.
After that, it was off to Ilanga Mall to see Hair Quarters – a really stunning salon that boasts an enviable retail display. This salon is part of a chain of three, but each one is in a different mall with its own name, decor and identity. A really clever idea.
My next meeting was with the Glam Goddess, freelance make-up artist and hairstylist Keshira, who met me for coffee. We chatted about what it takes to succeed in the freelance world as a wedding stylist – and she gave me the most stunning photos of brides she has styled. Look out for her work – featured soon in Hairnews. Here is a taster!